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Encyclopedia > Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Greater Metro Junior "A" Hockey League
GMHL
Head Office
Official Website GMHL
President Bob Russell
Commissioner Ken Girard
Founded 2006

The Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League is an unsanctioned Canadian Tier II Junior "A" ice hockey league which started its first season in 2006. Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


History

In the same manner as the old Metro Junior A Hockey League, the GMHL is to be a league completely free of Ontario Hockey Association, Ontario Hockey Federation, Canadian Junior A Hockey League, and Hockey Canada jurisdiction. Ontario Provincial Junior A The Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under the supervision of the Ontario Hockey Association and the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... A typical OHL hockey game. ... OHF Emblem The Ontario Hockey Federation is the governing body of all sanctioned ice hockey in the province of Ontario in Canada. ... The Canadian Junior A Hockey League (CJAHL), an association of Canadian Junior A hockey leagues and teams, formed in November 1993, emerging from the Canada West Association of Junior A Hockey. ... Hockey Canada is the official national governing body of ice hockey in Canada and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. ...


The league, founded by Marshall Uretsky, will attempt an equal playing field for all teams from the get-go. A Draft Showcase took place from May 5 until May 7. The Showcase involved all players competing in on-ice and off-ice drills, with a league draft taking place on the last day. May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (128th in leap years). ...


The league also plans to have a challenge series against the Russian Under-17 Team and a variety of Division III National Collegiate Athletic Association teams. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


With the creation of the GMHL, Ontario will have its fifth Tier II Junior "A" league. Although the old Metro Junior A Hockey League was a rather successful league, the further watering down of Ontario's talent pool may not benefit Ontario hockey. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Official languages English Flower White Trillium Tree Eastern White Pine Bird Common Loon Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant-Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 106 24 Area Total... Ontario Provincial Junior A The Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under the supervision of the Ontario Hockey Association and the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ...


The benefit of renegade leagues usually are measured in the changes made in the sanctioned hockey leagues. The existence of a renegade league, if successful, may lead to changes in the Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League, Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, Superior International Junior Hockey League, and Central Junior A Hockey League, as they may be forced to compete with an opponent that may not necessarily play by their rules. Renegade leagues tend to experiment with rule changes in the game and allow fresh faces to give ideas that would not possibly have a voice otherwise. Ontario Provincial Junior A The Ontario Provincial Junior A Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under the supervision of the Ontario Hockey Association and the Canadian Junior A Hockey League. ... Northern Ontario Junior A The Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under the supervision of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League, the Northern Ontario Hockey Association, and Hockey Canada. ... Superior International Junior A The Superior International Junior Hockey League is a Tier II Junior A ice hockey league under the supervision of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League and Hockey Canada. ... The Central Junior A Hockey League is a Junior A ice hockey league operating in eastern Ontario, Canada. ...


Players and Officials that are involved in the renegade GMHL will all receive a ban from Hockey Canada ran events for the remainder of that season. As well, any player who leaves a Hockey Canada club without a sufficient release and signs with a GMHL club will automatically be banned from Hockey Canada for the season in which the incident took place and the following season as well. Also, players involved in the league are not eligible for the insurance provided by Hockey Canada, and have to seek insurance provided specifically supplied by the GMHL. Hockey Canada is the official national governing body of ice hockey in Canada and is a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. ...


The league's first ever game took place on September 8, 2006 between the King Wild and the Richmond Hill Rams at 7:30 PM EST. The final result was a 6-0 victory for the Rams, despite being badly outshot by the Wild. The first goal in the league's history was scored by the Rams' Darren Archebald on the powerplay during the first period. Rams' goaltender Daniel Jones picked up the historical first victory, as well as the league's first shutout in history. September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 12-hour clock is a timekeeping convention in which the 24 hours of the day are divided into two periods called ante meridiem (a. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ...


Teams

Team Centre 2006-07 Record Points Rank
Bradford Rattlers Bradford 14-0-0-2 30 1
Deseronto Thunder Deseronto 8-7-0-2 18 4
King Wild King City 12-4-0-1 25 2
Nipissing Alouettes Sturgeon Falls 5-8-0-2 12 5
Richmond Hill Rams Richmond Hill 11-5-0-1 23 3
South Muskoka Shield Gravenhurst 3-13-0-1 7 7
Toronto Canada Moose Thornhill 5-10-0-2 12 6

City: Bradford, Ontario League: Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League Founded: 1971 Home Arena: Bob Fallis Sports Centre Colours: Green, Black, Yellow, and White Head Coach: Jenya Feldman General Manager: Jamie Vanek The Bradford Rattlers are a Tier II Junior A ice hockey team based out of Bradford, Ontario. ... Bradford is the primary urban area of the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, Ontario. ... City: Deseronto, Ontario League: Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League Founded: 2006 Home Arena: Deseronto Community Recreation Centre Colours: Orange, Black, and White Head Coach: Matt Barnhardt General Manager: Luke Reynolds The Deseronto Thunder are a Tier II junior A ice hockey team based out of Deseronto, Ontario. ... Deseronto is a community in the Canadian province of Ontario, in Hastings County. ... King City is an affluent, unincorporated village in King Township, Ontario, Canada, located just north of Toronto. ... Sturgeon Falls, Ontario in the 1940s The town of Sturgeon Falls is located in the District of Nipissing of northeastern Ontario and is part of the Municipality of West Nipissing. ... Flag of the Town of Richmond Hill Map showing Richmond Hills location in York Region Richmond Hill is a town in York Region north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ... Gravenhurst (2001 population 10,899) is a town in the Muskoka Region of Ontario, Canada. ... Thornhill is a former village in Ontario, Canada, directly north of Toronto and about 25 km (15 miles) north of Downtown Toronto, and is currently shared by two municipalities, the city of Vaughan having the portion west of Yonge Street and the town of Markham having the eastern portion. ...

External links

  • Greater Metro Jr. "A" Hockey League Official Website
  • GMHL Forum
Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League
Current Teams: Bradford Rattlers | Deseronto Thunder | King Wild | Nipissing Alouettes | Richmond Hill Rams | South Muskoka Shield | Toronto Canada Moose

 
 

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