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HEO U14 POE


HEO will be running a U14 Program of Excellence camp May 25-27, 2018.

Registration is now open to players that played at the Minor Bantam AA level in the 2017-18 season.

Award Nominations Now Open


Nominations are now open for Volunteer of the Year and the Richard T. Sennott Development Award.
Use the links below to download the nomination forms for each award.

TELUS Cup Regional Champs


Congrats to the Toronto Young Nats on their TELUS Cup Central Regioanl Championship.
Good luck at the National TELUS Cup finals.

TELUS Cup Regional Runner-Up


Congrats to the Ajax Pickering Raiders on a well played final and their Silver Medals.

TELUS Cup Regional Bronze Medalists


Congrats to the Waterloo Wolves on wrapping up their week with a Bronze Medal victory.

HEO U16 Gold Cup Roster


Team Rosters were announced today for the upcoming 2018 OHL Gold Cup.

Let's meet the HEO Team!!

New Canadians Get in the Game!


Check out this CTV News Clip of some young, new Canadians getting into the game of hockey.

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On Ice Helpers

Each year more and more young people are interested in volunteering with our amateur hockey programs. Most are adolescents who want to collect high school volunteer hours. Others are young adults looking to take on different roles in hockey.

This has left associations and leagues asking themselves important questions. How old should these new, young volunteers be? What equipment must they wear? What training do they require? Etc.

Team officials must use sound judgment when selecting a young person as an on-ice helper. Specifically, these decisions must be made from developmental and support perspectives. These new “helpers” need to learn to provide assistance to other team officials. It is not an opportunity for older players to get extra ice time.

To provide guidance while ensuring safe opportunities for our young “helpers”, please apply the following:

  1. An individual who volunteers in an association must be:
    - A Hockey Canada registered player of a minor hockey association or junior hockey league, or
    - A Hockey Canada on-ice official under age 20.
    This ensures that insurance coverage has been secured.
  2. He/she may only be a demonstrator/helper and is not to provide instruction. He/she may not participate in any activities with the players such as scrimmages or drills.
  3. The individual must be at minimum one age division higher than the team they are volunteering with. (e.g. a Bantam-aged player may help at the Peewee level). He/she is not permitted to volunteer as an on-ice helper with a team at the same or higher age division.
  4. The individual must wear, at a minimum, a CSA certified helmet and facial protection (as required by their level of hockey), a BNQ certified neck guard (as required by their level of hockey) as well as hockey gloves and skates. Although this is the Branch’s minimum requirement, the home association/league may mandate full equipment.
  5. An individual who is not a registered team official and who is 16 years of age or older MUST complete the Respect in Sport on-line e-learning program.
  6. “On-Ice Helper” is neither a qualification nor a designation to be used in the Initiation Program or higher levels. Rather, it is limited to those under age 20 who wish to give something back to the game, perhaps become involved in coaching or obtain high school volunteer credit hours.


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