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In Memory of Robert "Bob" William Hepburn

Robert William (Bob) Hepburn January 7, 1960 – June 18, 2018  The world is a lesser place today. Bob was the beloved husband of Nancy and devoted father of Bayly. He was survived by his parents Wilf and Carol Hepburn along with his brothers Mitchell (Marylynn) and Wes (Donna). He will be missed by his mother and father-in-law Pat and Ted Bayly, nieces Danielle and Malerie and nephews Matthew, Max, Michael and William, along with his sister-in-law Janet (Ron) and large extended family. Bob was a role model for us all, relentless in his commitment to make this world a better place. A teacher librarian, he was a passionate educator who challenged his students at Abbey Park Secondary School to open their minds and their hearts. He spearheaded the school's equity initiatives as a fierce ally of the LGBTQ2 community and channeled his love of sports by dedicating countless hours to coaching football, rugby and hockey. He coached with the Oakville Hornets Girls Hockey Association and served as President for several years, and took pride as a long time volunteer with the Big Brothers of Halton. Together with his wife Nancy, Bob literally championed the underdog by fostering dozens of abandoned hounds and helped them find their forever homes. Their four “foster fails” Colt, Wade, Flynn and Luna are the luckiest dogs around. Bob’s generosity of spirit was never more evident than when he twice acted as a living donor, saving the lives of a stranger and of a dear friend. In addition to his love of sports and giving back, he also loved travel and the outdoors and spent countless weeks camping with family and friends. This was cherished time that will be fondly remembered by all. His death is a profound loss for his family and will also be keenly felt in the communities he served so tirelessly. In lieu of flowers, a donation to A Dog’s Dream Rescue, Canadian Transplant Association or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Halton would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday June 22, 2018 at 2 pm at the Sixteen Mile Creek Complex 3070 Neyagawa Boulevard, Oakville.

“What makes you different is what makes you beautiful.”



Update on Tyke and Novice house league programming for 2018-19

The Oakville Hornets are excited to embrace and implement Hockey Canada’s new development model for tyke and novice players. At a recent OWHA conference Hockey Canada offered reasons why they are taking a new approach to engaging and developing youth players.


A couple of highlights that caught our attention included:

  • Hockey is one of the few sports that does not have age appropriate development programming. Think about soccer and the small area games and small nets, and volleyball with small court sizes and lower nets.
  • Canada is one of the last jurisdictions to offer age appropriate programming for youth hockey players from ages 4 - 8.


Why is this a good thing for youth hockey organizations?

  • It encourages increased engagement and movement in practices and games
  • Kids touch the puck more and have more opportunities to stop a play or start a play
  • Kids are engaged as soon as the puck drops


The Hornets introduced Hockey Canada’s new format at the tyke age group last season. The program included one weekly practice with stations for kids to practice a variety of skills in a small area. In addition to a practice there was a cross-ice and/or half-ice game each week. The program had an in-house festival tournament and a festival with Mississauga. The feedback from parents was positive. Parents appreciated the following about the new format:

  • how engaged their daughter was in multiple practice stations - lots of movement and not standing around
  • how involved their daughter was in small area games - having the opportunity to stop and score goals frequently
  • Getting to play every second shift in games amounting to significantly more ice time compared to a full ice format


Tyke format for 2018-19

  • Format similar to last season - skills development, small area games, cross-ice, and leading to half-ice games in second part of season
  • Four teams up to 16 players - teams have blended practices where players are mixed with each other grouped by skill levels
  • Hockey Canada rules require girls born in 2012/2013/2014 to play tyke


*NEW* Novice format for 2018-19

  • There will be two divisions of 4 teams separated by age groups
  • Girls born in 2010 will play full ice games after the first 8 weeks
  • Girls born in 2011 will play half-ice games for the full season.   


For more more info about the new Hockey Canada development model for tyke and novice, please see

Grindstone Award Foundation

The Grindstone Award Foundation is on track to raise enough money to provide 30 grants to female hockey players in need of financial aid across Canada. Our grants can directly help and support the players of the Oakville Hornets.

Olympian Brianne Jenner will be operating the Brianne Jenner Female Hockey Academy

Olympian Brianne Jenner will be operating the Brianne Jenner Female Hockey Academy at 16-Mile Creek the week of July 30-August 3. Some programs have limited space still available. Camps for House League through to specialized Rep training, with instruction from Women’s National Program players and top level instructors. For information visit

House League Coaches Needed for Next Season

Applications to coach as part of our House League program are now available. 

Please visit the link below to apply:


Oakville Hornets Girl’s Hockey Association AGM for the 2017-2018 season

Hello members,

This is a notice to inform you of our Oakville Hornets Girl’s Hockey Association AGM for the 2017-2018 season.  Nominations are currently open for the following positions:

Director of Tournaments 
Director of House League
Director of Volunteers
Secretary & Treasurer

Attached are the following documents:

  • AGM Nomination Form
  • AGM Notice
  • AGM Agenda
  • Proxy Form


Also a reminder if you are planning to join us for the 2018-2019 season, registration is open for returning members.  Register before June 14th for the early bird rate and to guarantee your spot.

Please visit our website at


Thank you,



Registration for returning players is now open! Register before June 14th to receive the Early-bird Rate! Registration for NEW players opens June 15th. To register please click on the link to the right!

See you next season!

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By Tournament Director 04/08/2018, 10:15am EDT

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Novice Rep Update for the 2018-2019 Season

By Oakville Hornets 03/19/2018, 1:30pm EDT

The OWHA Female Development Model was introduced this season and we will continue to provide information as the program is updated.

Please note that the Novice 7 & 8 year-old hockey model will become effective at the commencement of the 2019-2020 hockey season. Specifically, the OWHA Novice 7 & 8 year-old program will continue to operate in 2018-2019 as it did in 2017-2018. This includes Novice A, B, and C. The rest of this model is effective for the 2018-2019 season. 

Full details:

The Hornets are please to announce our Novice Rep Coaches for next season:

Novice A - Scott Hext

Novice B - David Whalen

2017 Children's Fitness Tax Receipts

By Oakville Hornets 03/02/2017, 7:00pm EST

2017 Children's Fitness Tax Receipts can be downloaded with our registration system IVRNet (aka ITSportsnet).

Unless you are brand new to the Hornets, you will already have a user id (usually your email id) and password provided by IVRNet.  If you forget your password, do not set up a new user id, please use the "Forgot Password" link, or contact Elsie (905) 337-8800 

Click on this link to sign in to IVRNet