NOHA Development Weekend Rundown | 2022-2023
The Northern Ontario Hockey Association Program of Excellence Development Weekend was held this past weekend, May 27-29, 2022 in Sudbury, Ontario.
Ninety 2008-born players participated in the annual three-day event, hosted across Laurentian University, Countryside Arena, and TM Davies Arena. The program featured multiple off-ice fitness and education sessions, including health and nutrition, fitness testing, and mental health and team building activities.
On the ice, the players participated in four hours of practice sessions, as well as ninety minutes of game action. Goaltenders were also part of an exclusive session catered to developing their skills in the net.
The Program of Excellence is built around Hockey Canada's Long Term Player Development model, which includes Hockey Canada Skills practice sessions including skating, shooting, passing, and position-specific instruction.
On the Officiating side of the program, the NOHA hosted sixteen officials of all ages from across Northern Ontario. Officials participated in educational sessions taught by high-level instructors from the North, including communication, penalty shots and awarded goals, and incident reports. Our officials took part in both on-ice and off-ice sessions, and then officiated the games for the players. All officials also had the opportunity to obtain their Level Three certification.
The NOHA would like to thank all of our volunteers, including coaches, trainers, and off-ice officials. We look forward to providing this experience again in 2023.