open hosting 2016 Ontario Open Youth Championships is pleased to announce a series of new tournament’s to be launched in 2016 that will continue in our tradition of offering first class Provincial level events to the sport.  We are pleased to announce that the City of St. Catharines has won the bid to host this inaugural Championship that will become a regular annual event for players in Ontario and beyond.  Brian Broley, President of indicated, “We have had such a tremendous response from the players and teams that participate in our events and this will become another opportunity to be part of our efforts to grow the game at an Open Provincial level”. 

The 2016 Ontario Youth Open Championships will be held in St. Catharines August 5-7, 2016 and will offer Championships for the following Age Groups (Under 13, Under 15, Under 17) and will expand in 2017 to include Under 11 and Under 19 age groups.  Birth Years will be used as follows for the eligibility to participate.  Under 13 is 2003/2004.  Under 15 is 2001/2002 or later and Under 17 is 1999/2000 or later.  General Managers\Coaches wanting to represent their community can register with us online at

The event will be limited to 8-12 teams in each age group, so register early.  Playing Rosters will be limited to a maximum of 18 players (including goalies). Affiliated clubs in Barrie and Niagara will be offering to cover the cost for this event to their Spring 2016 Elite League winners.  The cost for this event will be $600 per team. Prizes will include Custom Bauer jackets for the winners and a championship banner and individual medals.  Finalists will receive Bauer clothing and Silver Medals. This is an open Championship intended to bring together the best teams in this age group.  We would expect and encourage participation from the USA and other Canadian Provinces.  More Event details will be posted to as we get closer to the event, but should you have any immediate questions or are interested in registering your team, please contact Brian Broley at

Volunteers wanting to assist in organizing and supporting this new event are welcome to get involved.