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August 6, 2013
Sault Major Hockey Association made the decision to reduce the number of Midget AA teams from three (3) to two (2) based on discussions with Midget AA coaches and executive. This decision was not easily made, and is based on the input from the Midget coaches that Midget AA teams are not competitive enough when attending tournaments and that change needed to be made for the upcoming season.

At a special meeting of the Sault Major Hockey Association held on July 23, 2013 we made a commitment to the Midget AA coaches that all Midget AA players returning that are at the AA caliber level will be guaranteed a place to play. We understand that the local High Schools are actively recruiting players and we hope that although the league has been reduced, with Major Midget AAA and Minor Midget AA levels, we feel that there is ample room for the remaining players to play in our Midget AA division.
Sault Major did approach the High School Athletic Committee last year to allow players to play both Sault Major and High School; however they turned the proposal down, hence leaving players to only play for one organization.
We encourage you and hope to see you stay with Sault Major Hockey Association which offers its players a thirty-six (36) game schedule, one local tournament and a league against Minor Midget AA, Major Bantam AAA and the Soo Michigan team. Sault Major Players are guaranteed to play every game (barring any suspensions), and regular practices help improve the skills of all players to move to the next level of hockey.
We feel the time is right for Sault Major to fine tune its hockey program in order for teams to be competitive on all levels.  

We've tested a few different formats with our divisions over the past few years, and everything we've learned has led us to this new direction for the program.
Sault Major Hockey Association looks forward to you returning to play with us for the upcoming season.
Registration information is available on our website at  and tryout schedules will be posted within the next few weeks.  
Matt Cavaliere
Sault Major Hockey Association


April 16, 2013


The Sault Major Hockey Association is now accepting Team Applications for the following Divisions:
Bantam AA                               Midget AA
Bantam A                                 Midget A
Bantam B                                 Midget B

The deadline for submitting an application is May 31, 2013.

Please click on one of the following for the Team Application form:

Word Format                                              PDF Format

April 3, 2013

Soo Source for Sports Wins
Bantam AA Playoff Championship

Soo Source for Sports won the Sault Major Hockey Association Bantam AA playoff championship this past weekend. The team, coached by Kevin Panco, went undefeated in the best-of-seven finals, beating the Paverdeck Blackhawks.

In addition to the playoff championship, Soo Source for Sports also won the Bantam AA league championship, and both the Steel City Tournament and the Presidents Cup in Nashville, Tennessee, earlier this winter.

The next action for Soo Source for Sports is the Ontario Hockey Federation Bantam AA championship being hosted in Sault Ste. Marie on April 12-14, 2013.

April 2, 2013

2013 - 2014 Minor Midget Program

The Sault Major Hockey Association will be offering a Minor Midget program for the 2013-2014 season .

The team for 2013-14 will be the Soo Thunder Hockey Club run by head coach Sal Lamantea .

The Thunder will be running a spring evaluation camp in April . At the conclusion of the camp a very limited number of players will be invited to their summer ice sessions in July and August .

The dates for the evaluation are:

  • Monday Apr. 15th 7:30 - 9:30 - Essar Centre
  • Wednesday Apr. 17th 7:30 - 9:30 - Essar Centre
  • Thursday Apr. 18th 7:30 - 9:30 - Essar Centre
    (subject to change re. greyhounds or thunderbirds)
  • Cost - $20 per session
If you are planning to attend, we ask that you pre-register by emailing the following information to
  • Player's name
  • Position
  • Shot (left or right)
  • Team played for this past season
  • Telephone number and email address.
Thank you!

March 21, 2013

OHF Bantam AA Tournament

Please find below the link to the 2013 OHF Bantam AA Championship schedule & stats page on BladeNet. The schedule is now set and teams will be populated as they are determined over the coming 7-10 days..

Here is the link:

Feb. 26, 2013

Arturo Avalanche Win President's Cup In Chicago

The Bantam CC Arturo’s Avalanche won the Bantam B Presidents Cup in Chicago, Illinois this past weekend. The team, coached by Tom Chlebus, went undefeated in round-robin play, beating the Franklin Park Panthers 3-1, the Hoffman Estates Wolfpack 9-2, the Naperville Sabres 4-2 and the Lapeer Cyclones 1-0.

In the tournament final, Arturo’s Avalanche met for a rematch with the Lapeer Cyclone. The team took an early 3-0 lead which the Cyclones clawed back from, but in the end Arturo’s won with a final score of 6-4.

Feb. 23, 2013

Source for Sports Win Gold In Nashville
The Bantam AA Soo Source for Sports won the Presidents Cup in Nashville, Tennessee this past week.  The team, coached by Kevin Panco, went undefeated in round-robin play, beating the Raleigh, North Carolina East Coast Eagles 5-1, the Carolina Junior Hurricanes 2-0 and the Kansas City Stars 3-0.

In the tournament final, Soo Source for Sports met for a rematch with the East Coast Eagles.   The team took an early lead and held on to it, with a final score of 4-3.

This is Soo Source for Sports first tournament since winning the Steel City Tournament earlier this winter. 


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