News & Announcements
Unionville Jets Win Montreal Tournament
March 6, 2014
The Unionville Jets Bantam Select Hockey team won the Champlain Cup tournament in Montreal, Quebec over the Family Day Weekend. They were coming off the Richmond Hill Select Tournament two weeks earlier where they lost in the finals to a very strong Kitchener Jr. Rangers team.
Travelling down the 401 in a winter storm, the Jets went straight to the arena but came out flat. They managed to eke out a 1-1 tie with the Brossard Dynamos in their first game.
Saturday brought a victory over the Ajax Knights by a score of 12-0 and a close loss to the Sorel-Tracy Mariniers 3-2. This led to them advancing to the Championship Game where they played the Mariniers team again.
In the Championship Game, they faced a talented, big and fast team, but that did not faze them at all as the Jets just kept battling right until the final buzzer. They got goals from Noah Rose and Mark Bahensky to win 2-1 and bring the trophy back to Unionville.
Other goal scorers throughout the tournament were Alex Spada, Evan McKay, Austin Jiang, Michael Xu, Tyler Babin and Evan Graf.
The goalies, Kevin Attia with a shutout, and Sterling Beard who was named Tournament MVP provided strong support and played amazingly well.
Other players contributing to the victory were Kyle Lou, Adam Masellis, Michael Spada, Connor Chandran, Edwin Tam, Jack Biggerstaff, George Giantsopoulos, Christopher Glionna, and Victor You.
The team was supported by Head Coach Ken Lou and assistants Adrian Chandran and David Glionna. Congratulations boys!
Unionville Jets Novice Team hoists the Stanley Cup!
February 27, 2014
Scotiabank sponsors minor hockey teams across the country and the Unionville Jets Novice team was lucky enough to secure a sponsorship through Michael Tam, the branch manager at Markville Mall. As part of that support, the bank also has a program where they surprise teams that give back to the community by bringing the Stanley Cup to a party, practice or game.
About a month ago, the Unionville Jets Novice team participated in a tournament in Toronto. Players and parents were asked to help with a food drive at the tournament. The response was so overwhelming that the Novice Jets Head Coach, Chris MacDonald, sent a note to Scotiabank to let them know how proud he was of the team and the Unionville Jets program in general, for all the work they do in our neighbourhoods and communities.
Scotiabank responded with a note saying that they would bring the Cup, on one condition: it had to be a secret! A “pre-playoffs pizza party” was set up at Angus Glen for February 26th. See what happened.
Jets Coaching Applications
February 13, 2014
Coaching applications for the 2014-2015 season are due by February 28th. Read full details and download the application.
Major Atom Jets Winter Classic
February 13, 2014
Last November the Scarborough Ice Raiders invited the Unionville Major Atom Jets to participate in a “Winter Classic” game at Kew Gardens, Toronto. After a forced cancellation due to the December ice storm, the much anticipated game was held on Saturday February 1.
While north of Toronto it was snowing, in the city it was raining but nothing could dampen the spirits of the players or families! Even some of the Jets family dogs were out to enjoy the evening and watch the game. Arriving at the park, the Jets were welcomed with a bonfire, hot chocolate and a very welcoming Scarborough Ice Raiders team.
After proudly singing our National Anthem, the game got underway. As the game went on and the rain continued, the ice conditions made it challenging to skate and get the puck moving. Even that couldn’t stop this game and after 3 periods the Jets maintained their lead to win.
Thank you to the Scarborough Ice Raiders for the invitation to participate in the “Winter Classic” and for your hospitality. This event is definitely a highlight from our 2013-2014 Season!
Unionville Jets Soar at Tournaments!
The Unionville Jets have been flying high at tournaments lately! The Unionville Jets Midget Junior Team won the Amesbury/Bert Robinson Winter Classic which took place in North York January 17 to 19, 2014. Following in their footsteps, the Unionville Jets pulled off a triple crown when the Minor Peewee, Minor Bantam and Minor Midget teams each won the Championship in their division at the Leaside Tournament which ran from February 6 to 9, 2014. Congratulations goes to all of the players and coaching staff for their success in these tournaments.
GO JETS GO!
Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration
January 19, 2014
While the Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Tournament is a thing of the past, the Markham Minor Hockey Association, Unionville Minor Hockey Association and the Thornhill Community Hockey League along with the City of Markham wish to continue to honour former Mayor Anthony Roman for his support and love of minor hockey in Markham.
The 2014 Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration will take place between Feb 19th and Feb 23rd, with most games over the weekend of February 22nd and 23rd. House league players in the City of Markham will play their regularly scheduled season games within their home association, but with a twist. They will experience what it is like to play a big league game: the players will be announced before the game, the national anthem will be sung, and music will play between whistles.
On Thursday, February 20th, we will celebrate and thank the volunteers who make minor hockey in Markham possible with the annual Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration Coach's Night.
Complete details will be available in early February.
Read the City of Markham Tony Roman Memorial Hockey Celebration press release.
Atom Jets Help Yellow Brick House
January 4, 2014
The Major Atom Jets wanted to make a difference to those in need as part of our Christmas event. The team participated in a Secret Santa gift exchange with the gifts being collected and donated to the Yellow Brick House.
A number of families went beyond this giving, with some engaging extended family and friends to help drive the effort. This allowed us to collect and donate not only toys from the gift exchange but also a generous amount of items that are urgently needed at the Yellow Brick House.
An SUV packed full of items was delivered to the Yellow Brick House on December 15th. Thank you to all of the families that helped make a difference in the lives of people in need.
UMHA is now on Twitter!
November 18, 2013
The Unionville Minor Hockey Association is now on Twitter! Follow us @umhahockey!
All UMHA Members following the UMHA on Twitter as of December 10th will be entered into a draw for a chance to win some amazing prizes! Winners will be notified by a direct message on Twitter and will be asked to confirm membership in the UMHA prior to receiving a prize.
Dressing Room Two Deep Rule
October 31, 2013
The Ontario Hockey Federation has released a Two Deep Dressing Room Policy which is in effect for the 2013-14 season. All coaching staff and parents should review the policy and be prepared to follow it at all times.
UMHA Hosts Let’s Learn Hockey Program
May 1, 2012
John Archibald, President, Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario (MHFO), is pleased to announce that the Foundation’s premier event, the Let’s Learn Hockey Program, which was held in the Angus Glen Community Centre at Markham on Saturday, May 5, 2012, was a huge success.
Learn more about the Let’s Learn Hockey Program hosted by UMHA.