WE'VE DONE IT AGAIN!
Clarington Eagles are pleased to announce that the results of the Ontario Hockey Association's biennial audit are in. Not only did the Eagles keep their Club 90 designation but our scores went up! Congratulations to GM David Bell who managed the audit and all the superlative volunteers who earned it!
Clarington Eagles awarded OHA Club 90 Status (2015)! --- AGAIN (2018)!
BOWMANVILLE, ON November 23, 2015 -
The Clarington Eagles Junior Hockey Team of the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League (COJCHL) is pleased to announce that the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) has recognized it as achieving Club 90 status. “Club 90” arises out of the OHA’s Tomorrow’s Game Initiative that was initially developed in 2008 to standardize and improve the operations of all Junior Hockey teams in the OHA. “This was, and still is, a significant achievement in the operation of hockey programs within Canada,” the OHA states on its website in the Tomorrow’s Game Section.
In consultation with its junior member teams and the financial and operational support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, both mandatory and recommended standards for franchises were established and approved by the OHA. These standards included a wide range of areas in the overall operation of hockey teams, including, but not limited to, on ice considerations, hockey and business operations, volunteers and the online presence of teams. A number of independent evaluators were summoned to conduct audits on all OHA teams (120 approximately). The first base line audits were completed in 2012 and secondary audits were completed in the 2014-15 season on all OHA teams. The OHA Board of Directors implemented the “CLUB 90” program to recognize those member teams that, through these independent audits, achieved a score of greater than 90% for the mandatory requirements and more than 80% for the recommended requirements, as established through the OHA Tomorrow’s Game project. While it remains the goal of the OHA to have all of its teams achieve the 90 Club thresholds, the OHA strongly believes that “… the teams who have met this criteria at this time should be recognized by their peers and be able to utilize this significant achievement to continue to further the quality standards that their hockey program has accomplished”.
“We greatly value being recognized by the OHA as part of an elite group of hockey clubs across the province that has achieved this high level of operational excellence. We believe in the goals of the program and support the allocation of resources that have been devoted to the OHA’s Tomorrow’s Game initiative.” Eagles’ CEO Tony Visca said. “It is extremely gratifying for us to be recognized officially as an organization that strives to provide its players and their families with one of the highest quality junior hockey programs in Ontario,” Visca went on to say.
In their 5th. year of operations, the Clarington Eagles remains committed to the identification and development of local hockey talent by modeling and instilling the desire, dedication, devotion and determination the sport of ice hockey demands to succeed, while adhering to ethical sports management and principled business practices