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OPHL - Oakridge Park Hockey League
Dan Reynolds
416-817-2246
Mississauga, Canada

 
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    Friday, March 21
    OPHL Story

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW90qPNsQCI

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    Thursday, January 16

    FLOODING ASSIGNMENTS

    Week #1  Week#2  Week #3  Week #4  Week #5  Week #6

     Hawks  Falcons  Marauders Flyers Bombers Pirates 



    Saturday, August 25
    Registration 2013

    45th SEASON

     

    OAKRIDGE PARK HOCKEY LEAGUE

                                                                                                          

    PHYSICAL ACTIVITY … FRESH AIR … FAMILY FUN!

    WANTED

     

    Boys and Girls between the age of 7 and 12 to play in a fun

    recreational hockey league.  Ideal for kids who are interested

    in trying hockey but are not ready to play in a

    competitive organized hockey league.

     

    No hockey experience is necessary but basic skating skills are

    recommended.

     

     

    ü  Family Oriented – Siblings (boys & girls) regardless of age play together on the same team.

    ü  Guaranteed Fun – Kids are divided into three lines based on skill to ensure they only play against kids with similar skill.

    ü  Great Outdoor Activity – Games are played on Sunday morning between 8 am and 11:30 am on an artificial outdoor rink (heated indoor change rooms and common area) on Martin Grove Road in Etobicoke, at West Dean Park.  (Weather permitting, there will be some additional Saturday morning games played at Bruce Reynolds Park in Mississauga.)

    ü  Limited Time Commitment – Only one game a week from mid December to early March.  (Recreational Fun = No Practices) 

    ü  Every Team Plays for a Trophy – Three indoor championship games/trophies involving all six teams.

    ü  No Cost to Join – All you need in hockey equipment for the kids.  The league is run entirely by the parents and volunteers.  Ice time is paid for by fundraising (mandatory sale per child of 1 book of 30 tickets) and coffee sales.  A 2 hour per child parental commitment to clean the ice is required.

    ü  Returning families pre-register Fri Oct. 18, 2013 from 7:00to 9:00 p.m. at South Common Community Centre.

    ü  New families register Sat. Sept. 21st, 2013 and Sat. Oct. 19th, 2013 from 10:00 to 12:00 am at Sheridan Centre, Mississauga.  First come, first served.  ATTENDANCE and Proof of age is mandatory.

     

    The Oakridge Park Hockey League was started 45 years ago to provide kids with an opportunity to play hockey for fun and provide families with an inexpensive alternative to competitive/organized hockey.

     

    IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN FURTHER INFORMATION, CHECK OUT www.ophl.ca

     

     

    SPOTS ARE LIMITED AND THE SEASON STARTS IN DECEMBER!



    Tuesday, November 15
    2013-2014 OPHL Player Information and Requirements Forms

    Please download, print and fill in both the OPHL Player Information and OPHL Player Requirement forms.  Return to league organizers.

    You can download the 2013-14 OPHL PLAYER INFORMATION Form by clicking this link:

    http://www.eteamz.com/ophl/files/OPHLPLAYERINFORMATION.doc

    Download the 2013-14 OPHL PLAYER REQUIREMENT Form by clicking this link: 

    http://www.eteamz.com/ophl/files/ophlplayerrequirements.doc



    Tuesday, April 9
    "ANOTHER SEASON OVER"

    "Another season over" and it was a great one.  Our "Championship Games" were exciting and nail biting and lots of fun for players and spectators.  We say goodbye to our retiring players and families and wish them good luck in all their future endeavours.  We will certainly miss seeing you every Sunday morning. 

    Please watch the website for registration dates in September and October, soon.

    On behalf of Dan and I have a safe and happy summer.  See you in the fall.

    Sharon



    Sunday, February 19
    2011-12 OPHL Pictures

    To access pictures from the 2011-12 OPHL Outdoor season, click on the title, or on the link/picture below:

    2011-12 OPHL Pictures

     



    Pictures from the 2009-10 OPHL Season

    Click on the title above or the image below to view the pictures at Google's Picasa Web Albums.



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    Monday, April 18
    New Players Commitment Form

    New OPHL players/families, please download, review, sign and submit the OPHL commitment form.

    Form can be downloaded by clicking the title above, or from the link below:

    http://www.eteamz.com/ophl/files/committmentflyer.doc

     



    Thursday, April 9
    MISSISSAUGA NEWS ARTICLE


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    Sunday, March 8
    Pictures from the 2008-09 OPHL Season

    Click on the title above or the images below to view the pictures at Google's Picasa Web Albums.


    Pictures taken during Dec 14, of the 2008-09 OPHL season




    Pictures taken during Feb 08, of the 2008-09 OPHL season


     



    Sunday, March 5
    The OPHL Story

    Oakridge Park Hockey League (OPHL) was established in 1969 by Bruce Reynolds. After moving his family of nine from Dundas Ontario to Mississauga Rd. in 1968, Bruce recognized an opportunity when several of the local kids in the isolated development known as Westport got into trouble with the law. The nearest arenas were in Streetsville, Port Credit or Dixie and there were no other outlets or community programs to busy the children’s time. He then recruited forty kids to play weekends, on four teams he named after the local streets. Every year the league’s participants, partnered with the City of Mississauga Parks Department, would frame and assemble an ice rink for the benefit of the larger community from more than 1400 sq. ft of plywood and 1300 ft of 2 x 8 lumber stored by the City.

    The league’s sole purpose today is to introduce hockey to children who want to learn and have fun. What makes the OPHL unique is that it is played outdoors and is a “no cost” commitment, requiring full equipment - making it possible for all kids to participate. The OPHL approaches hockey with a grass roots philosophy – outdoors in the snow, wind, rain and sub zero temperatures. To make the OPHL work it counts on Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, Grandma, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles and even the neighbours. With the constant help of families and volunteers working together, the original outdoor rink of more that 11500 sq. ft is built. It is a layered sheet of ice built up over a natural grass soccer field which was originally a gravel pit and land fill site then named Oakridge Park.

    The league spawned several professional hockey players and a celebrity in David Poulin who was one of the original players back in 1969. David went on to Captain the Philadelphia Flyers and moved on to coaching. We like to think the OPHL helped him in his career.

    The OPHL is an introductory league only and is open to any child 7 to 12 years of age who wants to learn their hockey skills and is accessible to all levels of ability.   Everyone is welcome. OPHL accepts boys and girls together, those who are physically challenged to the skilled young road hockey player, the emotionally challenged along with those who are more adept.

    Over 300 volunteers including 18 coaches give their time every weekend of the winter and into spring. A lot of these people started out with their sons and daughters as players. Both the parents and players have come back years later (or have never left) and just visit, coach, referee and help out in general. High school volunteers provide 40 hours of community service per year by acting as linesman. The founder’s grandson who happens also to be the grandson of Robert Speck, the City’s first mayor, is head referee and is responsible for all on ice decisions. Players names are proudly announced by bull horn when a goal and assists are awarded. The crowds of proud smiling parents cheer loudly for the sons and daughters year after year in minus 25 degree Canadian winters.

    Every milestone has been a first for the OPHL, celebrating the 20th, 25th, 30th and the 35th years together. An award of recognition from Mayor Hazel McCallion and the City of Mississauga in 2001 only confirmed OPHL’s value to the community.

    OPHL is still going strong as a community group thanks to the efforts and time of all our old and new friends

    The league will never expand, require outside funding or sponsorship and at all costs will be played…..just for the “Fun of it”. This must be Hockeyville.




    Tuesday, February 3
    Bruce Reynolds Rink

    Another great week of ice maintenance by the Hawks.  Next up are the Bombers.  Hopefully this little spell of balmy weather doesn't do in our ice.  The Bruce Reynolds Ice is a great place for a team to practice.  Enjoy. 

     Thanks to all the parents of the Marauders, Falcons and Pirates for an outstanding job in building the ice and clearing it of snow in what has to be a record for snow storms, this winter.  The Hawks are up this week.  Looking forward to another night of great games "Under the lights" at the Bruce Reynolds Park on Wednesday.  See you there.  Dress warm! 



    Saturday, December 15
    Questionable Weather

    If the weather is questionable, call the OPHL Weather Hotline after 7am on the day of the game at 416-817-2246.

    General Game Info

    Sunday games at Martingrove Rink, 400 Martingrove Rd., Etobicoke
    Go south on Martingrove, south of Eglinton Ave
    (see Rinks page for more directions)                                

    Saturday games (TBA - weather permitting) at Bruce Reynolds Park
    Go south on Mississauga Rd, south of Dundas, right at Springbank Rd, on left side
    (see Rinks page for more directions)





    Recommended List of Clothing

    1. CSA approved helmet and face guard (mandatory).

    2. Elbow, shoulder, knee and shin pads.

    3. Sticks.

    4. Thermal underwear.

    5. Pants. (League supplies sweaters)

    6. Boy's jock / Girl's jill.

    7. Hockey gloves.

    8. Approved neck guard (mandatory).




   
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