Competitive Head Coaching Applications

December 10, 2017

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2018-2019 Season – Nepean Girls Hockey Association

The Nepean Girls Hockey Association (NGHA) is currently seeking applicants for Competitive Head Coaches for the 2018-19 season. The NGHA is seeking committed, passionate and hockey-focused coaches who will work in developing our players and representing our association with pride and professionalism.

The successful candidate will have the following certifications, accreditations, and experience:
Hockey Canada Development 1 coaching certification
Hockey Canada High Performance 1 (HP1) Certification (requirement for Bantam and Midget AA only)
Previous experience coaching hockey
Previous hockey coaching experience as a head coach of a competitive team is strongly recommended (for AA only)
Speak out or Respect in Sports
Valid Police Records Check

Areas of responsibility will include:
Be a part of the team selection process through tryouts
Select team coaching and administration staff
Produce a high level seasonal plan that includes tournament registrations, team building activities, a skills development plan, and team goals and objectives
Schedule, plan, and conduct appropriate practices to develop individual players and team over the season
Evaluate and make recommendations for player progressions
Attend all coaches meetings and team functions
Ability to meet goals of the competitive team as the season progressesAbility to establish a reliable and respected leadership presence
Proper communication with players, parents, coaching staff, and association/league representatives
Conduct yourself in a professional and appropriate manner

Interested candidates wishing to pursue head coaching opportunities are requested to apply through the NGHA website.

Applications should include:
Brief description of your coaching intentions/bio
Team(s) you are interested in coaching
Coaching resume (can be submitted as an attachment), please show how you meet the certifications, accreditations, and experience above, as well as complete coaching experience and any other details you deem relevant

Deadline for application submissions is January 5, 2018. Coach selection process will be completed by February 9, 2018

If you have any questions or comments, please send them to or

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WildCats Jersey Sale!

December 9, 2017

The NGHA Equipment Manager is up to his eye balls in old stock.

Well Christmas is here and it’s time to clean up!

On Tuesday Dec 19th from 5:00 pm to 7:00, Bill Rivers will be selling off old and used Wildcats game jerseys out of his garage at 3854 Old Richmond Rd in Bells Corners.

Cost will be $25 per jersey.
It’s first come first serve, jerseys are sold as is.

2017-18 Future Sens

December 7, 2017

Sign your team up for the Future Sens program before it is too late! Bring your team (along with an opponent) to the Canadian Tire Centre for a game on the same day as an NHL game!

A couple hours prior to the NHL game, your two teams will hit the ice to play a 40-minute exhibition game at the Canadian Tire Centre and friends and family are invited to watch. Later on that day, your two teams, friends and family will attend the Ottawa Senators game at the Canadian Tire Centre. This is an unforgettable NHL game day experience!

For the following Future Sens opportunities, we are offering a minimum ticket requirement of only 60 tickets per team (120 tickets per timeslot) along with the opportunity to sit in the lower 300-level!

Date Opponent Ticket Upper 300 Corner Ticket Lower 300 Corner Ticket Requirement
January 9th Chicago $55 $75.50 60 per team (120 total)
January 18th St. Louis $45 $66.50 60 per team (120 total)
January 25th Boston $55 $75.50 60 per team (120 total)
February 8th Nashville $55 $75.50 60 per team (120 total)
February 22nd Tampa Bay $38 $62.00 60 per team (120 total)
March 8th Buffalo $45 $66.50 60 per team (120 total)
March 20th Florida $38 $62.00 60 per team (120 total)
March 27th New York Islanders $45 $66.50 60 per team (120 total)
March 29th Florida $38 $62.00 60 per team (120 total)
April 2nd Winnipeg $45 $66.50 60 per team (120 total)

**Normally, teams would be required to take on 100 tickets each and 200 tickets in total.

This special offer provides your team with a great team building opportunity while having the ultimate NHL-game day experience!

Please let me know if you are interested in taking advantage of this limited time offer and if I can provide any further information!


Nicholas Butts
Account Manager, Group Sales
Ottawa Senators Hockey Club & Canadian Tire Centre
1000 Palladium Dr. Ottawa ON K2V 1A5
O: 613-599-0247

Four Wildcats Representing at U18 Nationals

December 4, 2017

Congratulations to Nepean Jr Wildcats Lauren Bellefontaine, Abygail Moloughney and Sophie Wolf who have been selected to represent Ontario as part of Team Ontario Red, and Josie Chisholm who has been selected to represent Team Atlantic.
All for the 2017 National Women’s under 18 championship in Québec City.

The event will take place from November 1-5, 2017. Good luck ladies!

Spring Tryouts

November 10, 2017

Spring Tryouts for 2018-2019 Competitive Teams

Nepean Girls Hockey Association would like to announce for the 2018-2019 hockey season, all competitive teams evaluations and tryouts (except Novice) will be completed in the spring 2018, after Provincial Championships.

Association representatives are pursuing this new initiative with a mandate of making our competitive teams fiscally responsible and allowing our families to enjoy a longer off-season.

It is anticipated that the tryouts will begin near mid-April, details and updated schedules will be communicated as information is available.

DIFD Night in Ottawa

November 7, 2017

Dear Coaches,


In conjunction with the December 17th DIFD Night in Ottawa, we are organizing an Is It Just Me? Mental Health information night geared towards female athletes.  The mission of DIFD is to raise awareness, inspire conversations and transform youth mental health. As such, we wanted to create an opportunity to inform and educated the female athlete in the Ottawa area. This event is geared towards youth in grades 9-12 and will provide the girls with mental health information and coping strategies to help with juggling their busy athletic schedules and teenage life.


Is it Just Me? is an education series designed to start open, informal conversations with youth on mental wellness and mental health issues. Whether it is about depression, anxiety or substance use, the goal is to break down barriers of silence and get youth talking. Athletes attending Is It Just Me? will hear personal stories about mental illness and will receive sound clinical information on mental health from professional at The Royal. Here is an overview of the evening:


Monday November 27th, 2017 at 7PM (Seating to commence at 6:45pm)

Auditorium (1st level), Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

1145 Carling Avenue, Ottawa K1Z 7K4


  • Welcome
  • Stress and its impact on our lives
  • Mental health concerns
  • Substance use concerns
  • Coping Strategies
  • BeGameReady and HealthyMinds (mental health apps)
  • Personal Story
  • Q&A

There is no fee for this event however you must pre-register your team via email ( We do not need individual names, but please include the number of players who will be attending. NOTE – the auditorium has a capacity of 185, and as such, registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.


Please share this invite with any and all Bantam and Midget female teams.

Download the PDF

Canada 150 Rink Contest

November 6, 2017

Attention Peewee House League/Recreational Teams!


In celebration of Canada 150, the Ottawa International Hockey Festival in partnership with Canada 150, Hockey Canada and the Ottawa Senators invite Peewee House League (Recreational) teams from across Canada to enter the Canada 150 Rink – “Hockey on the Hill” Contest for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime!


16 boys and 16 girls Peewee House League teams will win the chance to represent their region in Ottawa at this year’s Bell Capital Cup hockey tournament from December 28-31 in a special Canada 150 division on Parliament Hill.


Winning teams as selected from the entries by a panel of judges will receive:

Ø  Round-trip travel to/from Ottawa for 11 to 17 rostered players and up to 5 team officials

Ø  Accommodations from December 27-30

Ø  Transportation while in the nation’s capital

Ø  Guaranteed a minimum of three tournament games with a minimum of one game to be played on the Canada 150 rink on Parliament Hill

Ø  Commemorative set of Canada 150-OIHF Jerseys

In a short, thirty (30) second video and a brief, 250-word essay, teams must show why they deserve to represent their province, territory or region at this year’s Ottawa International Hockey Festival by displaying creativity, energy and Canadian Spirit.


Visit for full contest details and to enter. 


Contest closes November 18 at 11:59 p.m. Winning teams will be contacted on or before November 22 by an OIHF representative.

The OIHF and its travel partners will work with each winning team in coordinating travel and accommodations logistics.

Ottawa Children’s Gala

October 26, 2017

It’s that time of year again for the Ottawa Children’s Gala in support of CHEO’s concussion clinic happening February 24th, 2018 at the Infinity Convention Centre.

Each year we have tons of NGHA families attend this and we always offer a discounted rate for all NGHA families.

Lisa and I started this gala to give back to the community and help raise awareness for childhood preventable injuries. Each year we sell out with over 500 people. This new venue will allow us to have 700 guests! It’s a formal evening where the kids and adults get to dress in formal attire and enjoy an evening of great entertainment and food. But really, it’s about the amazing candy buffet!

Purchase Tickets!

We can place you at any table, so you are with friends and family.

In the past, most teams organized tables (kids at one table and adults at another). It’s a lot of fun, if you have never been!

Please enter this discount code :  NGHA

Special Offer for OWHA Members

September 29, 2017

OWHA Members SAVE 25-50% OFF

Celebrate Danielle Goyette’s Induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Geraldine Heaney (HHOF 2013) amongst star-studded roster.

Hockey icons Jari Kurri and Mark Messier captain two star-laden teams featuring Class of 2017 Player Inductees – Dave Andreychuk, Danielle Goyette, Paul Kariya, Mark Rechhi, Teemu Selanne.

Other participating hockey legends include – Peter Bondra, Dino Ciccarelli, Wendel Clark, Patrick Elias, Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Geraldine Heaney, Mark Howe, Tomas Kaberle, Larry Murphy, Jeremy Roenick, Martin St. Louis, plus more.

This game highlights the Sunday afternoon schedule of the 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Celebration. Prior to the game, witness hockey history as this year’s Induction Class receives their official Honoured Member Blazers at centre ice in a pre-game ceremony. For full game details, rosters and video preview, click here.

Save 25% on single tickets. Click here and use promo code OWHA17 to purchase your e-ticket. Service fees apply.

Teams receive a special group rate of $20*/ticket for lower bowl Reds, a savings of close to 50% OFF.
A minimum of 15 tickets must be purchased to qualify.
To order your group tickets, contact Jackie Schwartz at or 416-933-8215.

* $20 ticket offer Includes HST and service fees. Payment accepted by credit card (Visa, MC, AMEX). Tickets will be available for pick up at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 12 prior to the game or can be couriered in advance for a small fee.

Celebrate World Girls Hockey Weekend

September 29, 2017

Help Celebrate World Girls’ Hockey Weekend

When: October 6-8, 2017

In October 2017 the International Ice Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada will team up to host the seventh annual World Girls’ Hockey Weekend. This event aims to celebrate and grow the Female Game from coast to coast and unite Canadians through grassroots programming that is led by local communities, MHAs and families.

The variety of events are endless for groups or individuals to get involved. From girls and women trying out the sport for the first time to just a simple celebration of the game, Canadians from coast to coast are encouraged to take part and register their event with Hockey Canada. Women’s hockey is the fastest growing game in Canada, let’s keep the momentum going and utilize this opportunity to educate and motivate our players, coaches, volunteers and supporters.

Dozens of countries across the globe will also be participating in the weekend as each puts their celebration efforts on display. As the world leader in the sport, World Girls Hockey Weekend is our chance to put our stamp on the female game and show the rest of the world what Canadians are capable of. This October 6-8, let’s have a cross-Canada celebration heard around the world!


Now that you’re excited to be part of the celebration, don’t let your event go unnoticed! No matter how big (ie. full tournament) or small (ie. road hockey game), register your event with us, it only takes a couple of minutes and we will add it to the list of events happening across Canada that is submitted to the IIHF and shown on our website!

For suggestions on types of events you can host or be a part of, CLICK HERE.

To add your event to the Canadian celebration CLICK HERE


Events will be hosted from coast to coast in big cities to small communities. Stay tuned here to find an event near you and how to get in touch and participate!

You can also contact your Member Branch or your local hockey association to learn what they have going on for the weekend. In Ontario please contact the OWHA for information.


For our celebration to be heard around the world, let’s spread the word on social media!

Share you story and your pictures!!


To join the conversation, use and follow the hashtags: #LongGame and #WGIHW.

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Volunteers Needed

The NGHA is looking for volunteers to help support the growth and operations of our Associations. We always have a need for dedicated volunteers who are able to donate their time and skills to help make our association the best in the region.