Ontario Minor Hockey Association

The Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is a minor ice hockey governing body in Ontario. The OMHA is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada. The OMHA was founded on November 30, 1940, after a merger of the Ontario Juvenile Hockey Association and the Ontario Midget and Bantam Hockey Association, arranged by Jack Roxburgh.[1] The new league began its first season with eight teams,[2] and signed an affiliation agreement with the Ontario Hockey Association.[3]

Stylized hockey player holding a hockey with OMHA in red block letters
OMHA logo


There are two "AAA" leagues, the Eastern AAA Hockey League and the South-Central Triple A Hockey League as well as four "AA" leagues in the York-Simcoe AA League, Tri-County AA League, Lakeshore League and the Bluewater League. The OMHA also has six "A" leagues in the Bluewater League, Niagara District League, Tri-County A League, York-Simcoe A League and the Lakeshore League.[citation needed]

The OMHA also has several representative leagues from the BB-E representative classifications such as the Shamrock League, Georgian Bay-Muskoka League, Southern Counties League, Western Ontario Athletic Association, Victoria Durham League and the Eastern Ontario League.[citation needed]


  1. ^ History of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association: 75th Anniversary season. Richmond Hill, Ontario: Ontario Minor Hockey Association. 2010. p. 8.
  2. ^ "2017–2018 Manual of Operations: By-laws, Regulations & Policies" (PDF). Ontario Minor Hockey Association. p. 15. Retrieved 2019-08-21 – via Lambton Kent Secondary School Athletic Association.
  3. ^ Young, Scott (1989). 100 Years of Dropping the Puck. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart Inc. p. 290. ISBN 0-7710-9093-5.

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