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Links to Register New and Returning Players for 2017-2018
Apr 21, 2017, 9:54 am

Online Registration

The online link and instructions for registering returning players is now available under Returning Player Registration on the Menu on the left hand side of this website.

The link is also available under Links on the Menu on the left hand side of this website. The link is entitled Hockey Canada Registration.

To register new players click on LDMHA New Player Registration on the menu at left and fill in the online form.


Deanna Graham signs on as new director
Apr 17, 2017, 11:40 am

New board of directors installed

The Lillooet and District Minor Hockey Association installed its board of directors for the 2017-2018 season at its Annual General Meeting on April 20.

Fortunately almost every executive from last season agreed to stay on for the coming year.

The 2017-2018 board of directors is: President Bain Gair, Vice-President Dave Ralston, Secretary Debbie DeKelver, Treasurer Gina Doyle, Registrar Ailsa Wolfe, Referee-in-Chief Verne Rasmussen, Head Coaches Paul Hangle and Cam Jordan, Risk Manager Gina Doyle, Equipment Manager Heather Holt, Female Coordinator Michelle Harder, Ice Manager Jackie Bzdel, Director Therese Harrison, Director Rhonda Jordan, Director Justin Kane and Director Teresa Scallon. And we would like to welcome our new Concession Manager, Deborah Peters.

Since the AGM we have been fortunate to have Deanna Graham step up to take the final director's spot on the board.

At the AGM the board also passed a revised Constitution and Bylaws that will bring us into compliance with the new BC Society Act legislation. The new constitution and bylaws are modelled on the 2007 ones and incorporate 2010 revisions. We have also formally added the position of Female Coordinator to the board of directors.


Awards Nights
Apr 14, 2017, 1:16 pm

Minor Hockey celebrates fantastic season

The Lillooet and District Minor Hockey Association (LDMHA) paid tribute to its players and volunteers during Awards Nights celebrations held on April 6 and 7.

This year for the first time, LDMHA held two awards nights, one for the younger teams and another for the older.

At the Junior Awards Night on April 6, master of ceremonies and LDMHA president Bain Gair congratulated the Tykes, Initiation, Novice and Atoms teams on a great season in 2016-2017. Each player received a medallion and a certificate of achievement for their efforts in 2016-2017.

This season's Tykes (ages 3-6) were part of the inaugural season of a joint program with Skate Lillooet that saw kids skate in the skating club's MiniBlades program for 3 months, then don hockey gear for 3 months after Christmas. By all accounts the program was a success and will be continued next season.

The Initiation team (ages 5-6) had a great season that included a trip to play during the intermission at a Vancouver Canucks game in October. The video of that mini-game can be seen on the LDMHA website. The Initiation team also played half-ice hockey this season, part of a BC Hockey-mandated initiative to give more kids a chance to excel.

The Novice team (ages 7-8) also held half-ice practices and games and were a busy bunch, playing games in Lillooet, Ashcroft and Merritt.

Our Atoms team played in the Thompson-Cariboo Super League this past season and finished third in the regular season with an 11-5-2 record. They won two playoff rounds before running into a tough Logan Lake team in the final playoff series.

At the Junior Awards Night, Bailey Stone was recognized as the Manager of the Year for her efforts in managing both the Novice and Atoms teams.

Six young players were also recognized for helping coaches with the Tykes program. They were Brett Bushill, Kiya John, Cody Jordan, Jenna Lane, Everett Rasmussen and Keenan Warhurst.

At the Senior Awards Night on April 7, in addition to recognizing players for their achievements, the association handed out its special awards. Paige Oike was the winner of the Jim Fraser Memorial Award as the association's outstanding goaltender. Referee-in-Chief Verne Rasmussen handed out the officiating awards. The Junior Referee of the Year was Kiya John while the Senior Referee of the Year was Justin Kane. The Coach of the Year award went to Sunni Wolfe, who coached the Midget Girls team. And the Dewey McLellan and Marie Haughton Memorial Fan of the Year award went to Jackie Bzdel.

Then it was time to recognize players for their achievements this season.

The Peewees had a great season, finishing second in the regular season in their league. The Most Outstanding Player for their team was Noble Davy. The Most Improved Player was Shayne Adolph-Humble. The player with the Most Heart was Kiya John. The Most Dedicated Player was Tyson Adolph. The Most Sportsmanlike Player was Jacob King. The Citizenship Award went to Keenan Warhurst.

The Bantam Girls team surprised many by winning the Okanagan-Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) Super League title, defeating Kelowna in the final series. Their Most Outstanding Player was goalie Paige Oike. The Most Improved Player was Lexi Dirven. The player with the Most Heart was Matisan Kelly. The Most Dedicated Player was Chanvre Oleman. The Most Sportsmanlike Player was Katie-Raine Oleman. And the Citizenship Award went to Emma Sneep.

The Midgets were undefeated all season and easily won their league title. Their Most Outstanding Player was John Spencer. The Most Improved Player was Jack Gair. The player with the Most Heart was Everett Rasmussen. The Most Dedicated Player award went to Keeley Aleck and Kayden Aleck. The Most Sportsmanlike Player was Michael Haughton. The Citizenship Award went to Brett Bushill.

The Midget Girls were undefeated in league play and were the winners of the OMAHA Super League banner, defeating Kelowna in the final series. The Most Outstanding Player for their team was Callie Harder. The Most Improved Player was Colby Hangle. The player with the Most Heart was Jessica Engelbrecht. The Most Dedicated Player was Isobel Wolfe. The Most Sportsmanlike Player was Kailye Haddad. And the Citizenship Award went to Sheridan Kelly.

LDMHA is hosting their Annual General Meeting and election of officers on Thursday, April 20.


We are the Champions!
Mar 24, 2017, 8:43 am

Girls teams win OMAHA Championships

Lillooet Minor Hockey is celebrating as both our Midget Girls and Bantam Girls teams brought home district championship banners after beating Kelowna teams in their playoffs.

Lillooet's Midget Girls finished 12-0-2 in the regular schedule in the 7-team OMAHA (Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association) Midget Female Recreation league, good for first place and home ice advantage. The league had teams from Kelowna, Kamloops and Penticton, amongst others. The Girls had a bye in the first round of the playoffs, then faced Merritt in the second round. After a hiccup in the first game they stormed back to beat Merritt in the next two games 6-1 and 9-1 to earn a berth in the final series against Kelowna. The Midget Girls beat Kelowna 4-2 at home in Game 1 but lost 2-0 in the return match in Kelowna to set up a winner-take-all Game 3 in Lillooet on March 12. The game was a nail-biter but Lillooet ultimately prevailed 1-0 to win the championship. Callie Harder scored the game's only goal and Paige Oike, a Bantam pressed into service for the senior team, had the shutout in net for the Lillooet girls.

The Bantam Girls competed in the Peewee Integrated Rec league all season and finished third in the league but had to compete in the Bantam Girls division for the playoffs. The only other Bantam Girls team in the Okanagan was the Kelowna team that competed in the Midget Girls league all year, so the two teams played off for the OMAHA championship. Some thought our Bantam Girls were at a disadvantage against Kelowna but they came out strong in the first game in the series and skated to a 4-2 victory. Game 2 was in Kelowna on Mar. 11 and our Girls once again prevailed by a 4-2 score to win the district champions' banner. Paige Oike was in goal for both victories.

Our Midget Integrated team went 15-0 in the Thompson-Cariboo Super League regular season and was dominant all year. After 100 Mile forfeited in the first round of the playoffs, the Midgets faced Ashcroft in the league final. As they had all year in league play, the Midgets beat their opponents handily by scores of 10-3 and 8-2 to win the league playoff banner. The Midgets played in the OMAHA district championships Mar. 17-19 but were winless in 4 games against the best house teams in the Thompson-Okanagan.

The Lillooet Peewees finished second in their Thompson-Cariboo Super League regular season with a 12-3-3 record. Their opponent in the first round of the playoffs forfeited so the Peewees went on to play Merritt in the second round. Perhaps the layoff hurt as the Peewees lost the series in two straight games. Despite the playoff result the team had a great season.

Our Atoms team finished third in their Thompson-Cariboo Super League, sporting a 11-5-2 record, and faced Merritt in the first round of the playoffs. The Atoms won that series handily, winning by scores of 9-2 and 11-4. In the second round they faced a tough 100 Mile squad and prevailed in 3 games, winning the rubber match at home by a convincing 6-2 score. That earned the Atoms a spot in the final series against a strong Logan Lake team that featured 4 overage players. Despite a valiant effort by the Atoms, Logan Lake won the league title in straight games.

The Novice, Initiation and Tykes programs have no league schedules or playoffs.


Initiation Team Visits Rogers Arena
Feb 9, 2017, 2:01 pm

Lillooet Pistons play on Canucks ice

The Lillooet Pistons Initiation team was lucky enough to be selected by the Vancouver Canucks to play an exhibition at Rogers Arena in Vancouver during an intermission at the Canucks vs Washington Capitals game on Oct. 29, 2016.

The kids had a great time entertaining the 18,338 fans in attendance at Rogers Arena. During the game Anna Ely scored two goals and Effy James scored one, to the delight and applause of the sell-out crowd. Carson Graham was chosen for the post-game interview and told everyone his favourite Canuck was Alex Burrows.

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