OMHA Championships

THE ROAD TO #REDHATS
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Define and Categorize Leagues: At the beginning of the season each League was assigned a Tier(s) based on the categories of teams playing within the League. This process was used solely for the purpose of determining the number of teams within each Tier of the League compared with the overall number of teams from across the OMHA in that Tier. This then determined the number of teams that League would send to each of the OMHA Championships.


AAA AA A TIER 1 TIER 2 TIER 3
AAA AA A AE 1 CC AE 3
AE 2 C AE 4
BB DD* AE 5
B DD*


DD*: A DD team within any age division that does not have a second entry team in the same age division at the AE level will be assigned to Tier 3. If the age division has both a DD team and an AE team the DD team will be assigned to Tier 2 and the AE team to Tier 3.

Connecting League Play to Championships to Create Meaningful Competition Where Like Skill Plays Like Skill: From that point on, the League standings and the performance of the individual team determines which Tier teams will compete at for an OMHA Championship regardless of the individual team’s category. As an example, you are a CC team (Tier 2) competing in a mixed League comprised of BB, B, CC and C teams and are outperforming all teams in your League during regular season and League Playoffs. Based on your teams performance you will advance to the Tier 1 Championship where you will compete with other like skilled teams.

The entry fee for participating teams is $800 for U14 and Below and $950 for U15 and Above. Consistent gameplay formats will be followed at U14 and Below and U15 and Above regarding period lengths and floods.

This new playoff format has been designed with our players, coaches and parents in mind. It extends the length of playing meaningful hockey, minimizes travel for busy hockey families and aligns with the Player Pathways optimal season structure. It removes the elimination-style series, and keeps more teams playing during the year for a longer period of time.
The OMHA Championships will take place over three weekends: March 25-27, April 1-3 and April 8-10. They will be hosted in five locations around the province: Barrie, Kingston, Oakville, Whitby and Windsor.

Round robin play will occur on the first two days, with the Semi-Finals and Championships being decided on the Sunday. Specific schedules will be released closer to the dates. The weekends will feature sponsor activations and gifts, excited crowds, official merchandise and live-streaming of games.

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.
Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA March 25-27, 2022 Oakville
AA April 1-3, 2022 Kingston
A April 8-10, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Barrie

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA March 25-27, 2022 Oakville
AA April 1-3, 2022 Kingston
A April 1-3, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Barrie
Tier 2 April 8-10, 2022 Barrie
Tier 3 April 8-10, 2022 Windsor

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA April 1-3, 2022 Oakville
AA April 8-10, 2022 Kingston
A April 8-10, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Windsor

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA April 1-3, 2022 Oakville
AA April 8-10, 2022 Kingston
A April 1-3, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Barrie
Tier 2 April 8-10, 2022 Barrie
Tier 3 April 8-10, 2022 Windsor

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA April 1-3, 2022 Oakville
AA April 8-10, 2022 Kingston
A April 8-10, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Windsor

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA April 1-3, 2022 Oakville
AA April 8-10, 2022 Kingston
A April 1-3, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Barrie
Tier 2 April 8-10, 2022 Barrie
Tier 3 April 8-10, 2022 Windsor

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA March 25-27, 2022 Oakville
AA April 1-3, 2022 Kingston
A April 8-10, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Barrie

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
AAA March 25-27, 2022 Oakville
AA April 1-3, 2022 Kingston
A April 1-3, 2022 Whitby
Tier 1 April 1-3, 2022 Windsor
Tier 2 April 8-10, 2022 Barrie
Tier 3 April 8-10, 2022 Windsor

 

Click on your Championship to be taken directly to its dedicated page. From there, you'll be able to book local hotels and see the standings and schedules as they become confirmed.

CATEGORY DATES LOCATION
U21 April 8-10, 2022 Whitby

 

1. GAME STRUCTURE - PERIOD LENGTHS
U10-U14: 10-15-REST-15
U15-U21: 15-15-FLOOD-15

2. ROUND ROBIN - TIE BREAK PROCEDURES
In the event of a tie at the end of the round-robin, for any position (1st, 2nd, etc.), the following procedure will be used to break the tie:

2.1 - Two Teams Tied
I. Head to head winner - The winner of the round robin game between the two tied teams will gain the higher seeding position.
II. The team with the most wins in the round robin gains the higher position.
III. If the two teams are still tied after the first two option are considered, then the team with the best goal average gains the higher position. The goal average of a team is to be determined in the following manner:
Goal Average = Total number of goals for, divided by the total number of goals for and against.
Example: 10 GOALS FOR, 4 GOALS AGAINST
Goal Average Calculation: 10/10+4 = .714
NOTE: The higher percentage gains the higher position. All round robin games to be included.
IV. If the two teams are still tied after the first, second and third options (i, ii & iii), the team with the least number of penalty minutes throughout all round robin games, gains the higher position.
V. If the two teams are still tied after the first, second, third and fourth options (i, ii, iii & iv) then the team which scored the first goal in the game between the tied teams gains the higher position.
VI. If the two teams are still tied after the first, second, third, fourth and fifth options (I, II, III, IV, V), a single coin toss will determine which team gains the higher position.

2.2 - Three or More Teams Tied
NOTE: The three-team tiebreaker is used to determine the seeding of the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th seed. If any step in the tiebreaker only seeds one team, that team assumes that position. The three-team tiebreaker will continue to determine the seeding of the two remaining teams. At no time will teams using this formula go back to the two-team tiebreaker.
I. If three teams or more are tied, the point record established in the games among the tied teams only will be used as the first tie breaking formula in deciding which team(s) shall advance.
II. The team with the most wins (among tied teams) would gain the highest position.
III. If teams are still tied after the first and second options (i & ii) then the team with the best goal average gains the highest position. The goal average of a team is to be determined in the following manner: 
Goal Average = Total number of goals for, divided by the total number of goals for and against.
Example: 10 GOALS FOR, 4 GOALS AGAINST
Goal Average Calculation: 10/10+4 = .714
NOTE: The higher percentage gains the higher position. All round robin games to be included.
The above exercise of 2.2 III. establishes the team or teams with the highest position(s) by percentage. These teams will advance. If there are still teams tied, they go to the next step. They do not go back to the “Two Team Tiebreaker”.

SCENARIO 1:
Team 1 - .714 = 1 seed – Advances **
Team 2 - .500 = 3 seed – Does Not Advance
Team 3 - .650 = 2 seed – Advances **
SCENARIO 2:
Team 1 - .714 = 1 seed – Advances **
Team 2 - .500 = Still tied with team 3 – go to the next scenario
Team 3- .500 = Still tied with team 2 – go to next scenario
SCENARIO 3:
Team A –. 650 = Still tied with team B – go to next step 2.3.
Team B - .650 = Still tied with team A – go to next step 2.3.
Team C - .500 = Does not advance

If teams are still tied after 2.1 and 2.2. The team with the fewest goals against (in all round robin games played) will gain the highest position.
IV. If teams are still tied after the first, second and third options (i, ii & iii) the team with the most goals for (all round robin games played) will gain the highest position.
V. If teams are still tied after the first, second, third and fourth options (i, ii, iii, iv) the team to qualify would be the team that received the least number of penalty minutes throughout all the round robin games.
VI. If teams are still tied after the first, second, third, fourth and fifth options (i, ii, iii, iv, v) a coin toss shall determine the winner. In a 3 team coin toss, the odd team gains the highest position. (Three coins are tossed.)
 
3. ELIMINATION GAMES - OVERTIME RULES
I. Should the teams be tied at the end of Regulation time, a 10 minute 5-on-5 sudden victory overtime period will be played with a 3-minute break between the 3rd period and 1st overtime.
II. Teams will not change ends for this first overtime period.
III. If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period a flood will take place and then a second 10 minute 5-on-5 overtime period will take place.
IV. Teams will change ends for this second overtime period
V. If the score is still tied at the end of the second overtime period teams will be granted a 3-minute rest period and a third 10 minute 5-on-5 overtime period will take place
VI. Teams will change ends for this third overtime period
VII. Note, that NO more than three overtime periods will be played
VIII. If a game is still tied after 3 overtimes, the winner will be determined by a shootout:
i. 5 vs 5 shooters
ii. If still tied after all 5 shooters, a 1 shooter vs 1 shooter sudden victory will take place.
iii. No player can shoot twice until all team members have taken a shot.
iv. If a player is in the penalty box as the third overtime period ends, they are NOT eligible to shoot in the shootout.
v. Teams with an unequal number of shooters will be able to reuse shooters once the team with the smaller number has had all players shoot once.

4. PROTESTS
The team representative must present any protest or grievance resulting from any game in the OMHA Championship weekends to on-site OMHA representative, in writing, within 30 minutes of the conclusion of the game in question, along with proof of payment of the protest fee of $300. Protest fee must be paid by e-transfer to [email protected]. Game number and the name of the team submitting the Protest must be noted in the notes field of the e-transfer.
• A non-refundable fee of $100.00 shall be retained by the OMHA should a Protest be withdrawn prior to its being heard by the Protest Committee. The Protest Committee shall have the power to recommend a refund of all or part of the fees.
• The decision of the Protest Committee is final and binding.
• An OMHA Board Member shall not vote on any protest involving any club or team from their region.
Protest accepted by the Regional Director acting as “Tournament Chair” or their designate. Protest will be reviewed by the President and Executive Director (ED) to determine if it can be protested. If it can be protested the President and ED will request a quorum from the OMHA Officers to deal immediately with the Protest, rule and report back to the Regional Director or their designate.