HOCKEY CANADA MANIFESTO
Most of us think we know hockey.
But maybe we’ve come so far, we’ve forgotten what it’s all about. Distracted by our own success.
Championships, spotlights, sponsorships, and scoring records? These are great.
But are they what we should celebrate?
Let’s make hockey about more than the fame, or the glory.
Let’s make hockey about the little moments we share on and off the ice.
Let’s make hockey happen in more places and in more communities.
Let’s make hockey about more than making the team.
Let’s make it Canada’s largest team.
A team where the bonds are forged by friends.
A team that stands up to racism, sexism or any other ism.
A team that puts sticks out on the front porch out of respect.
A team with a nation behind it.
Together, let’s make hockey more.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
NOHA LIFE MEMBERS
A life membership is the highest honour that can be bestowed by the NOHA, and is awarded only for very distinctive services to NOHA. Nominations for life memberships must be forwarded to the Executive Director, in writing, thirty days prior to the Annual General Meeting, with the approval of at least five members of the Board of Directors on the nominating paper for each proposed life member, and shall be restricted to those who have served on the Board of Directors of the NOHA. Life members shall have the privileges of members of the Board of Directors of the NOHA, being eligible to serve on all committees in an advisory capacity, and will have voting privileges at the Annual Meetings and Annual Minor Meetings. Life members are entitled to expenses for attendance at the Annual Meetings and Annual Minor Meetings only.
The following people have been honoured with Life Memberships for invaluable services to hockey, together with long and faithful service in the Northern Ontario Hockey Association:
A.D. CAMPBELL, Toronto
H.P. CHARLTON, North Bay
TOM FAUGHT, Sudbury
W.A. THOMPSON, North Bay
LORNE MILLER, Richmond Hill
PATRICK McCOOL, North Bay
MAX SILVERMAN, Sudbury
JAMES ASPIN, North Bay
LEO DEL VILLANO, Timmins
TERRY TALENTINO, North Bay
JAMES KELLY, North Bay
CARLO CATTARELLO, South Porcupine
DICK FARROW, New Liskeard
KEN ELLIOTT, Sault Ste. Marie
JERRY HELFERTY, Sault Ste. Marie
HARRY COOTT, South Porcupine
ED PUPICH, Schumacher
JOHN GRIGNON, Garson
FRED SADOWSKI, Sault Ste. Marie
GERALD McCRORY, Sudbury
RICHARD PRESCOTT, North Bay
JACQUELINE MORVAN, Kapuskasing
CHRIS MAY, North Bay
BRYCE KULIK, South Porcupine
FRED BURROWS, Englehart
JOHN JAMIESON, Lively
HUGH RIDDLE, Garson
HISTORY OF THE NOHA
Organized amateur hockey came into existence for the North Country on October 8th, 1919, when at the annual meeting of the Temiskaming Hockey League in Cobalt, to which delegates had been invited from towns between Cochrane and Sudbury, a resolution was passed favouring the formation of a Northern Ontario Hockey Association.
The climatic conditions gave the North a splendid opportunity to develop this favourite winter sport to the fullest extent and, although individual efforts had been made by various towns to form a league to take in several clubs, no real organization existed prior to the season of 1919-1920. Angus D. Campbell, Mining Engineer of the O’Brien Mine in Cobalt, was the founder of the NOHA. While a student at Varsity, and later, in the Mines League of Cobalt, he not only proved himself a star player, but an exponent of clean sport.
His efforts to organize hockey in the North were realized when the NOHA was formed at a meeting held for the purpose of electing officers and discussing rating of the NOHA for the season of 1919-1920. The delegates present at the meeting when the NOHA was formed were W. Widdifield and G.S. Lowe, Timmins; J.R. Dier and W. Dixon, New Liskeard; N.F. Smith and N.B. Strong, Haileybury; T. Shaw and H.G. Kennedy, Cobalt; W. Sullivan, North Bay; and J.P. Mader, representing both Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. J.R. Dier was made Vice-President and H.P. Charlton, Secretary-Treasurer. G.S. Lowe, Timmins, M.G. Hansman, New Liskeard; N.F. Smith, Haileybury; W. Beaton, North Bay; J.P Mader, Sudbury and W. Widdifield, Porcupine, formed the first Executive.
On November 18th, 1919, the NOHA became affiliated with the Ontario Hockey Association. Under the terms of affiliation the NOHA adopted the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association residence rule, which was October 1st previous to the playing season; also, all playing members of the NOHA were to hold registration cards issued by the Ontario Branch of the AAU of C. Exclusive jurisdiction was given to the NOHA covering the territory from Cochrane to North Bay and west as far as Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the OHA to recognize the authority of the NOHA to regulate and govern hockey in the district mentioned. The NOHA champions, under these terms, were allowed to playoff at the end of each season at Toronto with the winners of the OHA Intermediate and Junior series. However, at the annual meeting of the OHA held in Toronto on December 6th, 1919, it was decided to allow the winners of the Intermediate series, through a play-off with the Senior OHA champions, to compete for the cup that is emblematic of the world’s amateur championship.