Welcome to Blues Hockey
The Blues Rep B Hockey program is a jointly operated hockey program for players registered with the Blackburn Minor Hockey Association (BMHA), the Orleans Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and the Gloucester Centre Minor Hockey Association (GCMHA). Previously operated by the GCMHA and the OMHA as the GO Blues, this tripartite operation came into effect on June 13, 2015, and reflects the commitment of the three associations to provide a healthy and safe hockey environment for players interested and capable of playing on competitive level teams. Development of hockey skills while having fun is a fundamental premise to The Blues operating philosophy. Governance for The Blues is provided by a six member committee representative of the three associations. Blues Agreement for 2019-2020 Season
Teams are formed at the minor and major levels for each age division by bringing together players from the three associations and forming combined lineups. Coaches of these teams are selected from within the three associations and must meet all requirements as set out by Hockey Canada and Hockey Eastern Ontario. Players aged anywhere from 9-10 (Atom) through to 15-17 (Midget) who are interested in playing competitive level hockey are all invited and encouraged to tryout for positions on one of our Blues teams.
Typically in the week before Labour Day, there will be a player and parent information night. This allows opportunity to meet the coach, hear their plans & philosophies for the season, come to understand the strategy & schedule for tryouts, and follows with a question and answer period. Tryouts typically start on Labour Day weekend and run for about 7 days.
All Players, including goaltenders, must supply and wear full hockey equipment and be at the arena 45 minutes prior to the scheduled ice session to allow time for sweater pick-up.