Parents Corner (Barry's Bay Minor Hockey Association)

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Welcome Parents! 

Barry's Bay and Area Minor Hockey Association (BBAMHA) is run by volunteers for the benefit of our children. Without parents and community support we would not be able to run a successful minor hockey program, so you are strongly encouraged to pitch in where ever and whenever you can.  The intent of this page is to help provide information to assist you in becoming more involved and educated.  If at any time you have questions or comments please reach out to us in whichever way you feel comfortable (Facebook chat; Email or Call us).

HEO Member Benefits (Click Link Below for Minor Hockey Discounts and Offers from Supporting Partners)
Hockey Eastern Ontario

Age Levels:

  • U7 - 4, 5 & 6
  • U9 - 7 & 8
  • U11 - 9 & 10
  • U13 - 11 & 12
  • U15 - 13 & 14
  • U18 - 15-17

Where do I Register my Child to Play Hockey?

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Are you a FIRST TIME parent/guardian in minor hockey if so this post is important. To keep all children safe and happy on and off the ice 1 parent/guardian from the household must register and complete the "respect in sport for parents. To read more information about the program click the link below:

You can pause the program as you move through it, so you can do it in small steps. It is done completely online, but needs to be done BEFORE your child gets on the ice. Once you have the program done, you will no longer have to do it again, as long as you keep the receipt. This is only for NEW parents/guardians to minor hockey.

This is the quick link to sign up:


Being a hockey parent is no easy task. Hockey parents are often called upon to wear many different volunteer hats, some of which result in conflicting roles. A hockey parent may be a coach, evaluator, director or a referee – any of whom is required to make decisions in everyone’s best interest while still being a mom or dad wanting what’s best for his or her own child. Parents wrestle with reconciling their roles and controlling their passion as fans while being faced with the constant challenge of ‘doing the right thing’. Hockey Canada is committed to helping those parents meet these challenges to ensure they continue to enjoy the game and have as much fun as their kids.

Remember, it’s about fairness and respect!

  • It’s about play!
  • It’s all about family!
  • It’s about us all having fun and being kids!
  • What else could really be more important?

My role as a parent / spectator:

  • I will be supportive to my child, grandchild and all players.
  • I know that players play for their enjoyment not mine
  • I will display good sportsmanship, always respecting players, coaches and officials
  • I will act appropriately, I will not taunt or disturb other spectators, enjoy the game together
  • I will cheer good plays of all participants, and avoid booing opponents
  • I will let the coaches coach my child
  • I will cheer in a positive manner and encourage fair play, profanity and objectionable conduct, cheers or gestures that are offensive will not be tolerated.
  • I will observe the 24 hour rule when dealing with my child’s coaching staff when problems arise
  • I will remember we are our child’s role model
  • Help provide a safe and fun environment, throwing items on the ice surface can cause injury to players or officials
  • Do not lean over or pound on the glass, the glass is surrounding the ice surface and is part of the playing area
  • I will support the referees and coaches by trusting their judgment and integrity
  • I will respect locker rooms as private areas for players, coaches and officials
  • I will use discretion when consuming alcohol around players at team events (tournaments, practices or games) failure to do so could result in a suspension or expulsion from the BBAMHA.

Hockey Canada Minor Hockey Toolbox for Parents: Tool Inventory Library

District 5 - Ban of Noise Makers:

All Noise-making devices (i.e. horns, whistles, air horns, cymbals, bugles, thunder sticks, cow bells etc.) are banned from District 5 Arenas during HEO Sanctioned hockey events.

Chain of Command:

When looking at rules and regulations or guidelines we start within our own Assocation; if items are not addressed or clearly stated you move to the next level for clarification, and so on all the way to the top level.  
Level 1 = BBAMHA
Level 2 = Upper Ottawa Valley Minor Hockey League / District 5
Level 3 = Hockey Eastern Ontario
Level 4 = Hockey Canada