TBWHA Junior Division registration is now open!
Please note that registration is a two-part process.
First, use the links below to register for the 2022/2023 season.
Then, click on the RAMP button to the right and complete the registration information there.
(standing) Olivia Brassard, (front) Makenzee Kostiuk and Tammy Reynolds
The Ontario Summer Games is an OWHA U16 event that is held every 2nd year in the province of Ontario. This year the games are held in Toronto and the GTA.
The OWHA U16 High Performance Program is designed to introduce athletes to the High-Performance setting and offered athletes an opportunity to participate in an OWHA High Performance Identification/Tryout Preliminary Camps held in the GTA, Ottawa and Thunder Bay on April 23rd, 2022.
Athletes selected to move onto the Ontario Summer Games were based on their performance at the preliminary camps and were evaluated on skills including skating, individual puck skills, team puck skills, compete level, hockey sense, and intangibles both on and off ice. Out of those camps, a selected number of athletes have been invited to participate in the Ontario Summer Games in July 2022.
In addition to the players, female coaches and trainers were invited to apply for an opportunity to participate in the games and part of the experience of the High-performance setting to support the athletes in Ontario as well gain experience, further development, and get more involved in athlete development and be a role model to our young up and coming female athletes.
From the Thunder Bay camp, Olivia Brassard and Makenzee Kostiuk who both play with TBWHA Thunder Bay Queens were selected to attend the 4-day event in Toronto, and Tammy Reynolds has been selected as one of the 8 head coaches for the tournament.
Brassard and Kostiuk are both on team Grey, while coach Reynolds will not find out what team she’s coaching until arriving in Toronto on Monday, July 18th . “This is my third games with OWHA and the Ontario games and I’m really excited to be selected again for this year. I understand that all the coaches
are female for these games, so it will be really great to see other women coaches and staff members contributing to the advancement of women in the sport of hockey and to see young athletes achieve their dreams of possibly playing for team Canada one day.” Reynolds said.
Both Kostiuk and Brassard play for the U18 AA Queens for the upcoming season and Brassard says she “Is most excited for the whole experience. The highs, the lows, meeting friends and coaches, the high level of hockey and the opening ceremonies. I’m just excited to take it all in with the other amazing players.”
Kostiuk is looking forward to the experience as well. “I’m really looking forward to everything the games have to offer and the tournament. The opportunity to meet new friends, play some hockey and be part of this event."
The tournament consists of 8 teams, with 20 players on each team and a full staff. The hockey tournament starts on Thursday July 21 and runs to Sunday, July 24, and the scores of each game will be posted on the OWHA website.