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Potential Zone Teams

OMAHA / BC Hockey have been working on a zonal proposal regarding realignment of Associations to allow common sense movement of players within that zone to try out for any tiered team. For example; a player living in Salmon Arm can try out for the tier 1 team that might be based in Vernon etc. In previous years, if any association had a team in category in any midget division (tier 2 or 3), players could not try out for a higher tiered team in an adjacent Association. OMAHA also would announce where these rep teams will be located based on where the majority of players are from. Also, consideration would be given to what level of competitiveness would suit the team in each community. Pre-season game results would also factor into determining what would be the best competitive level for these teams. There were a number of excellent questions that will require answers. At this point here is where this tentative proposal stands:

1. Vernon would be considered in a zone with Salmon Arm, North Okanagan, Sicamous, Lumby and Revelstoke and Chase.
2. Chuck is hoping to address a number questions regarding operation of this pilot project with a sub committee made up of representatives of each Association.
3. The plan would be presented to all Associations.
4. The possible options might be to move forward with one division (i.e. midgets) or more or none at all.
5. It is the understanding that each association will have the opportunity to accept or reject any part of the proposal.
6. There would be a paid coach.
7. Proposed (only proposed) budget at around 2,000.00 a player but the possibility of corporate sponsor.
Our association has made no formal decisions on this proposal and are presently in a discussion stage. We will do our best to keep the membership aware. What I would like to know is how much interest in there is in the zone team and any questions you may seek answers to. If anyone has interest in being on the committee that will work through this process, please let me know.
Please send all comments and questions to: &

Thank you,
Kara Blazek

Posted on Thursday, July 28, 2016

GVMHA Summer Hockey School

Boys & Girls: Ages 5 - 16
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Posted on Monday, March 07, 2016

Compete Boot Camp with Mark Ferner


Learn to compete with two time JR A National Champion Coach, Vernon Vipers, Head Coach Mark Ferner.

To be a successful hockey players, you need to be able to compete. This is one of the top 3 criteria NHL scouts look for.

August 1st – 5th,

5:00-6:00pm at Priest Valley Arena

COST: $100

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Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2016


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