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.

OFFICERS

 
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Sue Shepherdson

President

sshepherdson@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 801

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Gayle Payette

2nd Vice President

gpayette@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 803

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Claudette Myre

Immediate Past President

cmyre@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 805

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Ted Zajac

1st Vice President

tzajac@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 802

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Brian Beaupre

3rd Vice President

bbeaupre@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 804

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Derek Byrnes

District One - Porcupine

dbyrnes@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 806

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Steve Lawrence

District Three - Sault Ste. Marie

slawrence@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 808

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Matt Duquette

District Five - North Bay

mduquette@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 810

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Michael Bridgeman

District Seven - Manitoulin

mbridgeman@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 812

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Sam Gaulin

District Nine - Kapuskasing

sgaulin@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 814

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Derek Lalonde

District Two - Nickel City

dlalonde@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 807

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Rick Barron

District Four - New Liskeard

rbarron@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 809

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Adam Estabrooks

District Six - Cochrane

aestabrooks@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 811

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Craig Maki

District Eight - Sudbury

cmaki@noha-hockey.ca

(705) 474-8851 ext. 813

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Glen Campbell

Director of Officials

 

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.