A, AA, AAA: Lake Ontario Region (LOR) Regulations
The Markham Waxers are subject to the Lake Ontario Region (LOR) Regulations set by the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) with respect to evaluations and player releases for A, AA, and AAA.
All player release decisions are made together by the head coach and the Waxers executive.
BB: OMHA Regulation 4.5
BB (formerly Minor Development/MD) teams follow OMHA Regulation 4.5. Players trying out for Markham BB teams must reside in Markham. Download the OMHA Manual of Operations.
As per Hockey Canada regulations, evaluations for U10 - U18 teams will be held in the spring. Full tryouts for the U18 AAA team will be in August, but there is a skate on the schedule for returning Markham Waxers and Zone residents.
Evaluations for players in U9 and younger will be held in September. The evaluation schedule for the fall will be posted in early September.
Players without the proper paperwork required to try out with the Markham Waxers will not be allowed on the ice during evaluations. NO EXCEPTIONS.
It is the responsibility of the player to obtain the proper paperwork from the association with which they played during the 2022-2023 season.
LOR PTS processing will begin when the forms become available. Please note that if you submit a PTS on a 2022-2023 form, it will not be processed.
How to request a PTS form
As per OHF Regulation E49 (“A player who resides in an OMHA LOR Centre/AAA Zone from U10 to U13 requires a release from his Centre of residence at AAA to tryout at AAA, at AA to tryout at AA, and at A to tryout at A with other teams in the LOR.”) and E54 (“From U10 to U13, teams must conduct tryouts and offer player registrations within the following timelines”) the following procedures with respect to player releases will be followed by all OMHA-LOR centres / AAA Zones:
- No player releases will be issued prior to evaluations.
- Player releases for U10 to U13 are at the discretion of the association in conjunction with the head coach.
- Player releases, for each category of AAA/AA/A as needed, can be requested if you attend an evaluation and are not invited back to the next evaluation for that category.
This procedure is in accordance with the LOR Regulation and there will be NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please refer to the OHF website if you have any questions.