The Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group conducted a survey recently to check the level of support in continuing a House League program at every age level or exploring the possibility of altering the format and becoming a Local League centre.
According to Minor Hockey just over 50% of the distributed surveys received a reply.
The majority of those who responded to survey were in favor of the local league option.
As a result, a motion was passed that for the 2016 - 2017 season, Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group would pursue entering teams in a local league rather than conducting the usual in-house house leagues.
The Local League option would encompass Novice to Midget age players.
Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group will continue to operate the Initiation and Tyke age groups as in-house house league programs as in the past.
The intention of Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group is to first apply to the WOAA for permission to play in their local league.
The WOAA does not meet until August.
If this option is denied by the WOAA,, Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group Local League teams would enter the OMHA-Georgian Triangle League where they are currently guaranteed entry.
The caveat is that the travelling distance would increase greatly if Owen Sound teams play in the Georgian Triangle circuit rather than the WOAA League.
Fred Wallace spoke with Owen Sound Minor Hockey Group Past President Brian Seaman about the pending alteration