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

 
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Thursday, February 14
Playoff Schedule and Banquet

OPHL  TICKETS

BY THE SEMI-FINALS

 

All players must sell one book of tickets (30 = $90.) WITH MONEY TURNED IN BY THE SEMI-FINALS.  Participants wishing an OPHL custom hockey jacket with our 50th Anniversary Crest can sell 40 EXTRA TICKETS or submit the cash equivalent ($120.) along with a jacket order form (see Sharon), (order big…no returns or refunds, all orders final) by the divisional playoffs and receive their winter weight team jacket at pre-registration in the fall.

 

2019  SEMI FINALS    SUNDAY  FEBRUARY  24th_________  

WEST DEANE OUTDOOR RINK             @   8:00 AM   Division I       1st vs 3rd

416 Martingrove Rd.                          @   9:00 AM   Division I       3rd vs 5th

Etobicoke, Ontario                                          @ 10:00 AM   Division I       5th vs 1st         

416-394-8469                                                        

**LAST DAY FOR SUBMISSION**  OF Ticket Stubs, Money and Coat Orders_____        

 

2019 SEMI FINALS     SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24th

WEST DEAN RINK                               @  11:00 AM Division II      2nd vs. 4th

400 Martingrove Rd                                       @  12:00 PM  Division II      4th  vs. 6th

Etoicoke,  Ontario                                           @    1:00 PM  Division II      6th vs. 2nd

416-394-8469

LAST DAY FOR SUBMISSION  OF Ticket Stubs, Money and Coat Orders         

 

CHAMPIONSHIP DAY    SATURDAY MARCH 23rd      __                 

PORT CREDIT ARENA, 40 Stavebank Road 905-615-4830

CATALANO CUP                                     On Ice @ 1:00 pm    Div I vs. Div II

REYNOLDS CUP                                               On Ice @ 2:15 pm     Div I vs. Div II

KLEINMAN CUP                                      On Ice @ 3:30 pm    Div I vs. Div II

 

BANQUET                      SATURDAY MARCH 23rd_____

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Burnhamthorpe CC, Applewood east and west rooms

1500 Gulleden Dr., Mississauga  905-615-4630

Awards, door prizes and refreshments for everyone!!!

PLEASE REMEMBER

**PRIZE DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME**

 

Watch for Registration dates for 2019-2020 season on our Web site ophl.ca

And facebook page.

 



Team spirit
Thursday, January 10
50th Anniversary Photo


Alumni Game teams
Thursday, January 10
50th Anniversary Alumni Game

We had a wonderful day at the Port Credit Arena for our 50th Anniversary.

Players from as far back as 1969 came out for the Alumni Game. Past players,

past coach's and Reynolds family by the numbers.

Alot of fun was had by all. 



Vassallo Team
Thursday, January 10
More Alumni Photos

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Saturday, September 29
registration

New registration dates for 2018/2019

New players 

October 10th from 6pm to 8pm  at Janet McDougald P.S.

498 Hartsdale Avenue, Mississauga in the gym 

October 20th from 10am to 12 noon at Sheridan Centre,

2225 Erin Mills Pkwy, Mississauga, Main entrance 

Returning players and siblings 

October 22nd from 7pm to 8:30 pm at South Common Comm. Ctre.

in the Gladys Haegen Room 



Wayne Gretzky
Saturday, January 30
Walter Gretzky with Falcons players

Liam, Teagan, Jessica and Jordan our lucky OPHL players had a wonderful evening with Walter Gretzky, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's father. A picture for the memory books of these fortunate Falcon players.

Saturday, October 24
Contact number for the President

Call Dan Reynolds at 416-817-2246

Friday, March 21
OPHL Story

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

 The above video on youtube, created by Vanessa Naughton,

has won her "feature of the year" of her program, during

her final year at School.  We are so proud of her and look

forward to her future work.  Well done! 



Thursday, April 9
MISSISSAUGA NEWS ARTICLE


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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.




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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