Year end message from DMH President, News (Douro Minor Hockey)

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Apr 02, 2024 | Mike | 85 views
Year end message from DMH President
It doesn't seem like that long ago that we were hitting the ice in September for those first skates of the season and now here we are, closing the book on another minor hockey season.

This time of year is one of reflecting on the prior season and starting to plan for the upcoming season. First and foremost, I want to thank members of our association. I want to thank all the players for your commitment to our association, your teams, and yourselves.  I hope that each and everyone of you had a rewarding and fun season. To our players who laced up their skates for their final season as a Duke and will not be returning to DMH next season, I wish you all of the best in your future endeavours and hope you look back on your seasons as a Duke with pride.  Thank you to our numerous volunteers, coaches, trainers, managers, score keepers, sponsors and everyone in between.  Our success is a direct reflection of the volunteers and countless hours committed to this great game!


I want to thank all the parents for supporting your child, your team, and DMH.


Finally, I want to thank our executive members.  There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes all season long in keeping things running smoothly for DMH, and your work does not go unnoticed.


There have been many changes in the OMHA over the last few seasons, one of the most notable being the change of playoffs to tournament style and tiering. We are doing our best as an executive to have our voices heard for what we feel is best for our players and small town hockey organizations such as Douro. 2024/25 will bring another significant change with the elimination of centre sizes as all organizations will now be considered “B” centres with tiering solely based on season standings. Tournament entries are still being worked out. 

In closing, I want to thank you again for a great season.  Our AGM and awards ceremony will be on June 7th 2024, and I encourage you all to attend and join us in a BBQ and celebration of the 2023-24 season.


As a board, we represent the interest of our membership and each and every child who wears a DMH jersey!

Wishing all of our families a great spring and summer and I look forward to seeing everyone af the rink in September.


Liam Ryan 

President DMH