OHA Club 90
The New Hamburg Firebirds Receive OHA Club 90 Status
OHA Press Release, December 12, 2015 — “CLUB 90” is an outcome of the OHA’s Tomorrow’s Game Initiative that was initially developed in 2008 to standardize and improve the operations of all Junior Hockey teams in the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). This was, and still is, a significant achievement in the operation of hockey programs within Canada.
In consultation with our member teams in each junior hockey category, both mandatory and recommended standards were established and approved by the OHA. These standards included a wide range of areas in the overall operation of hockey ream including but not limited to – on ice considerations, hockey and business operations, volunteers, and the team’s online presence.
A number of independent evaluators were summoned to conduct audits on all OHA teams (120 approximately). The first base line audits were completed in 2012 and secondary audits were completed in the 2014-15 season.
The OHA Board of Directors implemented the “CLUB 90” program to recognize those member teams that, through these independent audits, achieved a score of over 90 percent of all mandatory requirements and 80 percent of recommended requirements, as established through our OHA Tomorrow’s Game project. All OHA teams were audited in the 2014-15 season.
It remains our goal to have all OHA teams achieve this threshold, but we strongly believe that the teams who have met this criteria at this time should be recognized by their peers and be able to utilize this significant achievement to continue to further the quality standards that their hockey program has accomplished.
The OHA would like to again recognize the financial and operational support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation in the development and execution of this project. Without this support, this ambitious project would not have succeeded. It provided our teams with direction and resources to succeed, as well as providing players and their families with assurances that we strive to provide the best quality junior and senior hockey programs within the OHA.
Here is a listing of the teams that received Club 90 Status for the 2014-2015 season.
New Hamburg Firebirds
ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE – Jr. A
Trenton Golden Hawks
GREATER ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE – Jr. B
Caledonia Pro-Fit Corvairs
Lambton Shores Predators
Niagara Falls Canucks
St. Catharines Falcons
St. Marys Lincolns
St. Thomas Stars