Oswego Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) hosted its 30th Annual Oswego Mite Invitational Tournament - "The Mite Before Christmas Tournament" on Saturday (Dec 12th). The Christmas themed event hosted more than 200 6-8 year-old hockey players spanning 19 teams and 3 divisions which included a special visit from Santa!
OMHA utilizes the American Development Model (ADM) by USA Hockey to maximize age appropriate skill development with fun station based learning. Both rinks will utilized the USA Hockey ADM approved cross-ice board system donated by Oswego's own Erik Cole.
For more information about starting your child in hockey or information on next year's opportunity visit www.OswegoHockey.com [ Tournament Page ]
Special thanks to the generous gift baskets by sponsors for our tournament - SUNY Oswego Hockey, Dynamic Automotive & Home Accessories, Integrative Healing Spa, Canale's Restaurant, Bird Branch Designs ,Maria’s Family Restaurant, Olympia Sports, Champlain Valley Specialty, Pallets, Poles and Pavers, Rich Zufelt, Harbor Eye, ThirtyOne, Mark’s Pizzeria, and Wayne Drugs.
In the spirit of the season OMHA partnered with Food Bank of Central New York to donate all tournament proceeds to families in need. Non-perishables were collected for families in need through the Human Concerns Center. Gently used coats and other winter gear were accepted for donation to the Rescue Mission.
Many thanks to Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 73 for their generous sponsorship of this very fun tourney!
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