BRAMPTON 45'S REPRESENTATIVE TEAMS
Brampton Hockey Inc.’s Representative Teams are the highest level of teams for players. Brampton Hockey has teams at the AAA, AA, A, and AE levels with the AAA being the top level.
Brampton Hockey has “AAA”, “AA” and “A” teams from the Novice age division to the Midget age division. At the “AE” level Brampton Hockey traditionally fields teams where numbers warrant. Teams from Minor Bantam to Midget play in leagues where body checking is permitted.
It should be understood that these teams are not just representatives of Brampton Hockey but also serve as ambassadors for the City of Brampton.
Brampton Hockey’s “AAA” teams play in the South Central Triple A (SCTA) League. Other centres that play in the SCTA are Niagara Falls, Welland, St. Catharines, Hamilton, Guelph, Grey-Bruce, Halton, Burlington, and Oakville. The AAA teams are eligible to play in 6 tournaments over the course of the season and on average their regular season schedule consists of 36 games followed by a qualifying tournament from which two teams from the SCTA qualify for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association AAA Finals. Should a major age division team win the OMHA Championship they advance to the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Championships which will include the champions of Alliance Hockey, the Greater Toronto Hockey League, the OMHA and the Northern Ontario Hockey Association.
The “AA”, “A”, and “AE” teams play in the Tri-County League which includes teams from Orangeville, Caledon, Georgetown, Oakville, Burlington, Dundas, Flamborough, Guelph, Woolwich, Stoney Creek, and other centres in the OMHA’s Central District. The “AE” teams may also have teams from Alliance Hockey in their divisions. The “AA” teams play in the Bowen Division, the “A” teams play in the Smith Division and the “AE” teams play in the Harrison Division. All teams in these three groups play 28 regular season games before moving onto the OMHA play downs which start in mid-January. Teams that do not advance past the OMHA Quarter Finals are eligible to play in the Tri-County Playoffs. The “AA”, “A”, and “AE” teams are eligible to participate in 5, 4, and 4 tournaments respectively each season.
Tryouts for Brampton Hockey’s Representative Teams begin in mid-April. The tryouts are posted on the Brampton Hockey website about a month prior to the first tryout. The progression of tryouts is “AAA”, “AA”, “A” and concludes with the “AE/MD” tryouts. There is a nominal fee for each tryout session.
Parents should be aware that Brampton Hockey does assess each Rep team a surcharge to cover the additional cost of playing at this level. The surcharge is a team cost to which all players are required to contribute their appropriate share. In addition to the surcharge, teams will do fund-raising to cover other costs related to the operation of the team such as tournament fees, extra practice ice, sweaters, and team apparel. Brampton Hockey does have within its Resolutions a maximum dollar amount that teams are permitted to charge each player to cover these additional costs. This information is provided to all parents at tryouts.