2023 - WOAA teams on to the OMHA's, MH-REP (Western Ontario Athletic Association)

Print2023 - WOAA teams on to the OMHA's
The following are the WOAA Champion teams for 2022-2023 season and how they did at the 2023 OMHA Championship Tournament.  Teams in brackets also advanced to the OMHA's with results as follows:  (See WOAA Champions 2023 Team Photos)

Tier 1 Cruickshank Champion -Saugeen Shores
Saugeen Shores won all three round robin games in the OMHA Championship tournament but then got dumped by the eventual champions from Strathroy 6-2 in the semi final game. 
OMHA Champion -Strathroy  Finalist - Niagara on the Lake

Tier 2 Gregg Champion -Drayton  (Arran Elderslie and Minto)
Drayton won all three round robin games before falling to Burford 3-2 in the quarter finals to be eliminated.
Arran Elderslie were also undefeated in the round robin portion of the tournament.  They edged out Ilderton 5-4 before dropping a tough 1-0 heartbreaker in overtime semi final to the eventual champions from Aylmer.
Minto had a tough draw and managed one tie in their three round robin games.  
OMHA Champion -Aylmer  Finalist - East Lambton

Tier 3 Lockridge Champion -Shallow Lake  (Kincardine C and Saugeen Shores C)
Shallow Lake advanced to the playoff draw at the OMHA tournament after ending second in their division with two wins and a loss in their round robin.  West Lorne scored midway through the first overtime to win the semi final game 4-3.
Kincardine C team ended third in their round robin with a win, one tie, and a loss and did not advance.
Saugeen Shores C squad placed second in their group and beat out Kincardine in that division by a tie breaker after they had an identical record as Kincardine C.  They were able to squeak out a 6-5 win over Douro in the semi final.  In the final Saugeen Shores C built up a 3-0 lead against West Lorne by the end of the second.  The teams exchanged goals in the third as the WOAA squad won 4-1 and were crowned the U11 Tier 3 Champions.  
OMHA Champion -Saugeen Shores  Finalist - West Lorne

Tier 1 Cruickshank Champion -Kincardine
Kincardine made it to the OMHA semi finals by virtue of their two round robin wins in three games.  Ennismore tallied three times in the third period to erase a 2-1 deficit and eliminate Kincardine 4-2.  
OMHA Champion -Penetang  Finalist - Ennismore

Tier 2 Gregg Champion -Arran Elderslie  (Drayton)
Arran Elderslie lost all three games in the tournament and were eliminated from further play.
Drayton were 1-1 in round robin play and then got past Clearview 6-5 in overtime to advance to the quarter finals. A very strong East Lambton squad breezed to a 14-0 victory over Drayton enroute to the championship.  
OMHA Champion -East Lambton  Finalist - South Huron

Tier 3 Lockridge Champion -Shallow Lake  (Mt. Forest)
Shallow Lake outscored their opposition 11-1 in three straight round robin wins.  They met up against their WOAA conterparts from Mount Forest (2 wins and a loss for second place in their division) in the semi finals.  Shallow Lake built up a 3-0 lead in the second period after a scoreless first.  Mount Forest battled back with a goal before the end of the second and then scored three times in a four minute span in the third for a short lived lead.  Shallow Lake was not done yet and tied things up again with 1:33 remaining and forcing the game into overtime.  Just over two minutes into the extra frame the Lakers got the winner and their ticket to the final against Essa.  Four unanswered goals in the second period for Shallow Lake were the difference in that final game as the Lakers won 6-3 to complete a perfect weekend on their way to the U13 Tier 3 Championship.  
OMHA Champion -Shallow Lake   Finalist -Essa 

Tier 1 Cruickshank Champion -Listowel
Listowel had three close games but could only come away with one tie and were eliminated from further play.  
OMHA Champion -St. Marys   Finalist - South Muskoka
Tier 2 Gregg Champion -Shallow Lake (Walkerton and Blyth Brussels)
Shallow Lake
topped their group with a perfect 2-0 record but lost out to Six Nations 3-1 in the quarter finals.
Walkerton had a win and a tie in their group play then rallied for a 4-1 win over Aylmer to advance to the semi finals.  Six Nations did in another WOAA team breaking a 1-1 tie with 1:15 remaining in the game and then added an empty netter just before the final buzzer to end Walkerton's run.  Six Nations went on to win the championship.
Blyth Brussels also were undefeated in their two round robin games but then were eliminated by Ilderton in a shoot out marathon after Ilderton tied the score 1-1 late in the third.
OMHA Champion -Six Nations  Finalist - Essa

Tier 3 Lockridge Champion -Drayton  (Goderich)
Drayton ended one win and two losses and did not advance past the round robin.
Goderich placed second in their division with two wins in three games.  Otonabee squeeked out a 3-2 win over Goderich to eliminate the WOAA team in the semi finals and went on to win the championship final.
OMHA Champion -Otanabee  Finalist - East Lambton

Tier 1 Cruickshank Champion -Mitchell (Saugeen Shores)
Mitchell lost both round robin games before coming up with a 3-1 win over Napanee in the "play-in" game.  Dorchester blanked Mitchell 2-0 in the quarter final to end Mitchell's tournament.
Saugeen Shores also went winless in their two round robin games but advanced on when they beat Tillsonburg 3-2 in the "play-in" game.  In the quarter finals, Mt. Brydges got an overtime 2-1 victory to end Saugeen Shores run for the red hats.
OMHA Champion -South Muskoka       Finalist - Dorchester
Tier 2 Gregg Champion - Huron Bruce (Minto)
Huron Bruce
lost both round robin tilts and then were eliminated from further play when the were blanked 2-0 by Kawartha C.
Minto split their two round robin games before blanking Millbrook 1-0 in the "play-in" game.  They then doubled South Grey 4-2 in the quarter finals and needed extra time to edge out East Lambton 2-1 in the semis.  In the championship final Clearview tied the game 2-2 with just 7 seconds remaining in regulation time and then got the winner 1:32 into the overtime period.
OMHA Champion -Clearview  Finalist - Minto

Tier 3 Lockridge Champion -Hanover D (Drayton and TCDMHA)
Hanover D 
ended their round robin play with a win, a loss, and a tie , good enough for second place.  TCDMHA went 3-0 in round robin in the other group and that set the stage for the two WOAA teams to decide who will go to the OMHA final.  TCDMHA broke open a tight game with three goals in the third before Hanover D hit the board with 1:24 remaining to break a shut out bid in a 4-1 decision.  In the final against Tweed, TCDMHA rallied back from a 3-1 deficit and tied the score with 1:50 left in regulation time.  Overtime was not kind to the WOAA team as Tweed found the mark 1:11 into the extra frame to take home the championship.
Drayton had a tough run at the tournament going winless in the three round robin games.
OMHA Champion -Tweed  Finalist -TCDMHA 

U21 WOAA Champion -Shallow Lake (Central Perth)
Both WOAA teams were in tough for their run at an OMHA Championship.  Shallow Lake lost all three games in round robin play while Central Perth managed a tie and two losses in their three games.
OMHA Champion -Woolwich  Finalist - Ennismore