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Ontario minor hockey launches Respect in Hockey campaign

A new video series by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) is looking to stress to young players the importance of fairness, integrity and mutual respect.

The video, now available on YouTube, is the latest in the ongoing campaign that began earlier this season with OMHA handing out signage to all members associations to display in their local arenas. As well, coaches, volunteers and officials were required to take an education course created for the campaign.

“The OMHA continues to be a proud leader in creating a safe and enjoyable space for minor hockey players, coaches, trainers, parents and fans,” states Bob Ring, OMHA’s president, in a news release. “Through it’s educational programming, events and development, the OMHA continues to showcase the best young hockey talent in the province while helping to shape the leaders of tomorrow.”

The campaign looks to keep the OMHA’s core values at the forefront in the face of a game that continues to evolve. The goal is to keep the game safe and enjoyable for all, the release states.

“OMHA continues to take a leadership role in the importance of improving the culture of hockey and we are very pleased to be in a position to support their efforts,” states Mark Allen, the director of Respect in Sports Ontario, in the same release.