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Submitted By Gail McGarvey on Saturday, March 30, 2019

Spring Tryout Player Release Procedures for the OMHA-Lake Ontario Region Centres / AAA Zones

As per OHF Regulation E49 (“A player who resides in an OMHA LOR Centre/AAA Zone from Minor Atom to PeeWee requires a release from his Centre of residence at AAA to tryout at AAA, at AA to tryout at AA, and at A to tryout at A with other Teams in the LOR.”) and E54 (“From Minor Atom to PeeWee, Teams must conduct tryouts and offer player registrations within the following timelines”) the following procedures with respect to player releases will be followed by all OMHA-LOR centres / AAA Zones:

  1. No player releases will be issued prior to tryouts
  2. Player releases for Minor Atom to Peewee are at the discretion of the Association
  3. In order to retain a player the team must offer a player registration by the end of the fourth day: AAA-Thursday, April 18, AA-Thursday, April 25, A-Thursday, May 2

This procedure is in accordance with the current LOR Regulations and there will be NO EXCEPTIONS.


The Lake Ontario Region (LOR) is an area of the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) comprised of both the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL) and Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA).

All clubs in the GTHL (Toronto, Markham, Mississauga and Vaughan) as well as the surrounding OMHA centres (Oakville, Brampton, Richmond Hill, Markham, Ajax, and Pickering) are included in the LOR.

Resident Players of the LOR may participate with a team other than that of their home association, provided they have obtained the required documents.

Minor Atom - Peewee

OMHA Players in these age categories are first required to attend tryouts in their residential centre/AAA zone. If they are not offered a roster position with their residential centre/AAA zone, they will be issued a release and eligible to attend tryouts elsewhere in the LOR. Please refer to OHF LOR Regulations for more information.

Minor Bantam - Midget (excluding Midget AAA)

Players in these age categories are automatically released from their current team at the completion of the OHF Championships. In order to attend tryouts with a team outside of their Member (ie - OMHA Player trying out in the GTHL or a GTHL Player trying out in the OMHA), Players are required to obtain a Permission to Skate form from their former team (or association).

These forms cannot be withheld except in the case of outstanding fees or equipment. Please refer to OHF LOR Regulation for more information.

Please be advised that as per Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Rules and Regulations Brampton Hockey is not permitted to provide Permission to Skate (PTS) forms until the completion of the OHF Championships. REQUESTS FOR LOR PERMISSION TO SKATE FORMS for players Minor Bantam (but not Midget AAA) and older (also Jr. PTS) will not be accepted until April 8th at the earliest.  In 2019 the first date PTS forms will be provided is Monday, April 15th. 

PTS REQUEST FORM     Once this form is approved, you will get an email alert, and you will then be able to log back into your Minor Hockey Forms account to print the PTS.

Please refer to the OHF website if you have any questions

Regarding Midget AAA Permission to Skate forms, they will not be available/provided until August 23rd as per OHF regulations.

AN OHF AAA WAIVER (Minor Atom to Minor Midget) is necessary for those players wishing to attend tryouts outside of the Lake Ontario Region (LOR).  Please be advised that as per Ontario Hockey Federation Rules (OHF) and Regulations Brampton Hockey is not permitted to provide waivers until the completion of the OHF Championships. In 2019 the first date OHF waivers will be available is Monday, April 15th. 

For those players requesting an OHF waiver, please email the following to [email protected]: first and last name, DOB, specify if player is a goaltender, residential address, last team played and division requesting waiver for. Once you request the OHF waiver, the league will then forward your request to that team's coach for approval. Once approved, the player's OHF waiver will be provided via email.


In order to be eligible for a AAA Waiver, a player must register for AAA try outs, attend AAA try outs in their appropriate age division and not have signed, or been offered a card to sign, with that club/association/zone team. For an adjacent AAA club/association/zone team to permit a non-resident player to try out the player must provide a copy of the Electronic AAA Waiver either printed or emailed. Players not signed or offered a card in accordance with OHF Regulation E32 are entitled to apply for a AAA Waiver, and no request for the Waiver shall be unduly denied or delayed. In the Lake Ontario Region (LOR) the card must be offered in accordance with OHF Regulation E59.

Click here for more information on Electronic Waiver Information


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