News and Announcements

On behalf of the Rayside Balfour Minor Hockey Association, I would like to welcome everyone to the upcoming hockey season.

This year we are looking at a more normal start with regular team sizes and league play. Of course, with this stage of re-opening COVID-19 rules still apply for masking, social distancing, and contact tracing. The NOHA also has a policy that requires all participants, officials, and volunteers that are eligible to be fully vaccinated as per the document in the link below:

http://www.rbmha.on.ca/organizations/3395/announcements/2299730-IMPORTANT-NOHA-COVID-19-VACCINATION-POLICY

City of Greater Sudbury has also created a policy requiring all eligible players, officials, spectators, parents, and anyone else entering the arenas that reads as follows:

“Beginning September 22, 2021, the Province will require Ontario residents to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of their vaccination status to access certain businesses and settings, including fitness/recreational facilities, sporting events, meeting and event spaces, restaurants, bars, casinos, cinemas and concerts.
This will have an impact on some City facilities, including Arenas, and we know many people have questions about how this will work. We are following provincial direction on this, and the Province has committed to providing affected businesses (including municipalities) with detailed guidance on how to implement this program in advance of September 22.
We will share more details as soon as they become available. “

We will all have to follow any regulations passed on by the City of Greater Sudbury which will limit the use of its facilities. We will update this as information becomes available.

We are committed to providing fair and safe play for all participants, fans, and coaches. I hope you all enjoy this season and that we can foster the spirit of good sportsmanship for all.

If there are any questions or concerns, please reach out to the appropriate party within our board. Our contact list can be found on our website or at the flowing link:

http://www.rbmha.on.ca/organizations/3395/contact_page

Our first skate is on September 25th. Please see schedule below for the first ice times. This will all be at the Azilda Arena. Following the second skate, team selection will take place by the head coaches. You will then be contacted by the coach for all future events.

Saturday September 25th & Sunday September 26th

U5 & U6 8:00 AM 8:00 AM
U7 9:00 AM 9:00 AM
U8 Novice 10:00 AM 10:00 AM
U9 Novice 11:00 AM 11:00 AM
U10 Atom 12:00 PM 12:00 PM
U11 Atom 1:00 PM 1:00 PM
U12 Peewee 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
U13 Peewee 3:00 PM 3:00 PM
U14 Bantam 4:00 PM 4:00 PM
U15 Bantam 5:00 PM 5:00 PM
U16 Minor Midget 6:00 PM 6:00 PM

Monday September 27th & Tuesday September 28th

U18 Major Midget 7:00 PM 7:00 PM

I would also like to thank the many volunteers who are working hard to help make this year a great success.

Sincerely,

Steve Ryan
President, RBMHA

The document First_Skate.pdf was attached to this post.

Just released this morning, Memo from the NOHA, as part of the NOHA this pertains to all RBMHA players, coaches, and volunteers:

NOHA COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Statement
The Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA) is committed to a return to the rinks. The safety of all our participants – Players, Team Officials, On-Ice Officials, Volunteers – is our number one priority.

With this priority in mind, the NOHA Board of Directors has approved a motion that will require proof of COVID-19 immunization for all eligible Participants (12 years of age and above and unless exempted), including Players, Team Officials, On-Ice Officials, Staff and Volunteers, in order to participate in NOHA sanctioned programming. Eligible participants will be required to be fully vaccinated by October 31, 2021.

Due to the timelines involved in receiving the first and second doses, as well as the 14-day waiting period in order to be fully vaccinated, individuals who are not presently vaccinated will require their first dose by September 17, 2021.

The NOHA strongly believes that mandatory vaccination is an important step to support our Members’ efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Ensuring that all eligible Participants are vaccinated will provide us all with the best opportunity to keep our Players on the ice and to support regular play.

Additional details regarding the implementation of this Policy, including information regarding exemption qualifications, providing proof of vaccination, etc. will be available in the next few days.

The document NOHA_COVID19.pdf was attached to this post.

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RBMHA Would like to remind everyone about the Smile Cookie program.

September 13th – September 19th “Every #SmileCookie counts when it comes to supporting local charities and community groups. Grab yours today at Tims!

Please see the link for a Bulk Order form below that can be used to help spread the word!
https://timhortons-web.app.link/e/EN12preorder

We need all who want to play registered by September 1st, after that date late fees will apply so please get act now and secure your spot for our upcoming season.

ALL registrations will be taken online. If you require assistance, please contact our registrar Sara Turgeon (rbmharegistrar@eastlink.ca).

For registration, you will click on the link below. You will then click on “Participant” under “Registration” then click “Register Now”. This will bring you to the new Hockey Canada Registry. You will then have two choices; login or create an account, you will choose to create an account unless you have used this before. After creating your account, you will choose REGISTER A PARTICIPANT. Fill in all required fields. The player’s Hockey Canada profile will then appear at the bottom of the screen (unless the player is a new registration with our association). You will choose this profile and choose next and complete the remainder of the registration. If you have more than one player to register DO NOT checkout at this point, select REGISTER ANOTHER PARTICIPANT. When you are done registering all players, you will then choose to check out.

https://registration.hockeycanada.ca/registration/?ID=1285

PLEASE NOTE, PERSON REGISTERING PLAYER MUST BE THE PERSON PAYING FOR THE REGISTRATION, AS THE PLAYER IS REGISTERED UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT

On behalf of the RBMHA 2021-22 board members, we would like to welcome you to the 2021-22 hockey season.

Thank you,
Steve Ryan
RBMHA President

2021-22 Fee Schedule, Same as last year.
U7 $430.00 Formerly Initiation
U8 & U9 $650.00 Formerly Novice
U10 & U11 $700.00 Formerly Atom
U12 & U13 $700.00 Formerly Pee Wee
U14 & U15 $700.00 Formerly Bantam
U16 $710.00 Formerly Minor Midget
U18 $710.00 Formerly Major Midget

Registrations are open.

ALL registrations will be taken online. If you require assistance, please contact our registrar Sara Turgeon (rbmharegistrar@eastlink.ca).

For registration, you will click on the link below. You will then click on “Participant” under “Registration” then click “Register Now”. This will bring you to the new Hockey Canada Registry. You will then have two choices; login or create an account, you will choose to create an account unless you have used this before. After creating your account, you will choose REGISTER A PARTICIPANT. Fill in all required fields. The player’s Hockey Canada profile will then appear at the bottom of the screen (unless the player is a new registration with our association). You will choose this profile and choose next and complete the remainder of the registration. If you have more than one player to register DO NOT checkout at this point, select REGISTER ANOTHER PARTICIPANT. When you are done registering all players, you will then choose to check out.

https://registration.hockeycanada.ca/registration/?ID=1285

PLEASE NOTE, PERSON REGISTERING PLAYER MUST BE THE PERSON PAYING FOR THE REGISTRATION, AS THE PLAYER IS REGISTERED UNDER YOUR ACCOUNT

On behalf of the RBMHA 2021-22 board members, we would like to welcome you to the 2021-22 hockey season.

Thank you,
Steve Ryan
RBMHA President

2021-22 Fee Schedule, Same as last year.
U7 $430.00 Formerly Initiation
U8 & U9 $650.00 Formerly Novice
U10 & U11 $700.00 Formerly Atom
U12 & U13 $700.00 Formerly Pee Wee
U14 & U15 $700.00 Formerly Bantam
U16 $710.00 Formerly Minor Midget
U18 $710.00 Formerly Major Midget