The NGHA Competitive Program is a dynamic, skill based program, dedicated to the progressive development of the players at the highest level. The Competitive Stream philosophy is based on the teaching and development of high level individual skills and team & individual tactics. This is achieved within safe and caring team cultures where our athletes learn to push themselves and their teammates to be their very best, both on and off the ice.
The NGHA strives to foster the love of sport and competition. Our program provides an avenue for high level female athletes to embrace their love of hockey within a system of coaching that ensures progressive teaching methods that implement best practices of coaching and teaching.
Most of all we love hockey and think it should be fun for everyone involved and at all levels.
The NGHA Competitive Stream runs teams at multiple levels and tiers. At all levels players are evaluated through a tryout process prior to the beginning of each season, and incorporates Coach feedback to ensure that players are comprehensively evaluated and land at the level appropriate for their age and skill level.
Registration for competitive tryouts for the 2021-22 season is now open for the following levels:
- U18 AA and A
- U15 AA and A
Deadline to register is August 11th. Walk-ons will not be permitted. Information on tryouts for other levels will be available shortly.
Questions can be directed to our two Competitive Directors: Jamie Leppard and Marty White.
Permission to Skate / Releases
Permissions to Skate (PTS) with other Associations are only provided at the PW level. For all other levels, players will be offered a Release and cannot return to the NGHA until the following season.
- AA: $200 (Note: $50 will be reimbursed to each player selected for this team)
- A: $150
*Players/goalies who tryout and are unsuccessful at AA/A will not be required to pay further fees to tryout at the BB/B levels.
The Ottawa and District Girls Hockey import policy is available here.
Tryout jerseys, for players who do not already have them or who need another size are also available on the registration site for $40 a set. We ask that if possible you use the jerseys you currently have as there is a limited supply.
The tryout schedule for U18/U15 AA/A can be found below. The schedule for all other age groups and levels will be available shortly.
|August 14th Saturday||Goalie evaluations U15/U18||Walter Baker B||1:30pm-5:30pm
|August 15th Sunday||U18AA/U15AA||Walter Baker B||1:30pm-5:30pm
|August 17th Tuesday||U18AA||Goulbourn Matt Bradley Rink B||8:15pm-10:15pm
|August 18th Wednesday||U15AA||Goulbourn Matt Bradley Rink B||8:15pm-10:15pm
|August 19th Thursday||U15AA||Walter Baker B||6:30pm-7:30pm|
|August 19th Thursday||U18AA||Walter Baker A||8:00-10:00pm
|August 21st Saturday||U18A/U15A||Walter Baker A
|August 23nd Monday||U18A||Minto Recreation Center North
|August 23rd Monday||U15A||Walter Baker A||5:00pm-7:00pm
|August 25th Wednesday||U18A||Walkley Arena
|August 25th Wednesday||U15A||Mike O’Neil Manotick
U18 - TBC
U15 - TBC
U13 - TBC
U11 - TBC
Coaches for the 2021-22 Season
AA - Joel Yates
A - Mike Smith
A - Matt Klassen
BB - Keith MacEwen
BB - Jason Seymour / John Sunstrum
B - Jeff Wingate
AA -Eliot Spencer
A - Paul Lafreniere
BB - Brent Byrnes
B – Steve Clermont
B – Mark Cepella
AA - Jenn Marriner / Cory Cosgrove
A – Dean O'Brien
BB – Eric Pickering
B - Andrea Johnson / Burke Murphy
C - Pierre Bellefeuille
AA - Shannon MacDougall / Mike Clark
A - Mitch Craig/Rob Mahoney
B – Alison Sargent / Kara Brush
C - Tim Underhill
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.