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Boys' Rugby Eligibility Issue

Tuesday, April, 5, 2016

With OFSAA's policy that all school teams attending our Championships use OFSAA-eligible athletes during all competition, it's become an issue when Boys' Rugby teams call up junior players to participate with the team, however this would now render that team ineligible.

ATTENTION ALL COACHES: (the following applies for the 2016 Championship) please read carefully and if you have questions contact OFSAA.

OFSAA Boys' Rugby playing regulations, section 7 (iii):
"meet the following age requirement: the individual's birth certificate indicates that he has not reached his 19th birthday by January 1st prior to the start of the school year and is a minimum of 16 years of age on the starting date of the championship in which the competition is held."

OFSAA By-Law 5 - Eligibility for Competition, Section 3 (c):
"OFSAA Championships or Festivals for team sports shall only involve teams which have used OFSAA-eligible student-athletes in all competition during the school year. OFSAA-eligible means the student meets all eligibility requirements as defined in the OFSAA playing regulations and the OFSAA by-laws. Any team using an ineligible student-athlete(s) in any competition during the school year forfeits the right to participate in the OFSAA Championship or Festival."

If a senior team competes with a 15 year old student-athlete who is not eligible to participate at the OFSAA championship, that team forfeits the right to qualify.

Championship Participant Limits Reminder

Wednesday, March, 30, 2016

Each team attending an OFSAA Championship may register up to a maximum of X number of participants. This includes all players, coaches, trainers or otherwise team personnel. 

Only registered participants may represent the school and/ or attend Championship activities including the banquet and receive medals.

We set a record at one OFSAA Championship last year with 16 "coaches" on the sideline for one team and it's a record that will never be matched.

Championship Participant Limits
Sport Participant Limit
Field Hockey 23
Basketball 18
Volleyball 18
Hockey 25
Lacrosse 30
Soccer 24
Rugby 34
Baseball 22
Curling 7
Football 56

Nominations Open For Coaching Excellence Awards

Tuesday, March, 22, 2016

The Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) Coaching Excellence Awards aim to recognize the outstanding achievements and significant contributions coaches have made to both their sport and athletes in Ontario. The selection of recipients (1 Male and 1 Female) is based on their unique contribution to sport through continuous development. The awards do not reflect the accomplishments of a coach in any one year; rather the award is designed to recognize the contributions a coach has made over a period of years.

2016 Coaching Excellence Awards will be presented September 17 in Toronto.

OFSAA is responsible for the selection of a male and a female coach in the School Sport category. This award is open to active teacher coaches with a minimum of 5 years coaching experience. Nominated coaches must have coached 2 or more sports in a school year over the period of 5 years. The nominated coach must have influenced the development of new coaches and have shown evidence of program building as well as encouraging athletes to give back to sports. Furthermore the nominated coaches’ coaching style has proven to be ethical, demonstrated sportsmanship and positive game behaviour.

Nominations will only be accepted from association representatives in the identified regions.  The OFSAA Coaching Committee will select one (1) male and one (1) female recipient from the nominations received. Nominations are due Monday, May 23rd, 2016.

download the 2016 OFSAA Coaching Excellence Award nomination form here


For 2015-16 each region below is encouraged to select two (2) nominations (male or female) for submission to the selection committee.


Female nominations to be received from:

Region 1 (North): NEOAA, NOSSA, NWOSSAA

Region 2 (Central): GBSSA, LOSSA, YRAA

Region 3 (East): COSSA, EOSSAA, NCSSAA


Male nominations to be received from:


Region 5 (South): GHAC, ROPSSAA, SOSSA

Region 6 (Metro): CISAA, TDCAA, TDSSAA


In addition to the attached nomination form, associations may attach any supporting documents (i.e. Letters of reference, news articles, etc.)


Completed nominations should be scanned to:

Shamus Bourdon: shamus@ofsaa.on.ca 


2015 Recipients were Darlene Denniss from Parkside CI (WOSSAA) and Mark Lewis from Seaway DHS (EOSSAA)


OFSAA Hockey hosts make Cinderella run

Saturday, March, 12, 2016

OFSAA's AAA Boys' Hockey Championships ran March 7-10 in Windsor and LaSalle.

The Windsor Star covered the Championship including this article by Jim Parker chronicling one team's unlikely run.



LASALLE — Instead of two days and out, the Villanova Wildcats took fans on a wild four-day ride.

But Villanova’s battle for OFSAA gold at the boys’ AAA hockey championship came up short in Thursday’s final game.

The No. 1-seeded Peterborough St. Peter Saints took the gold with a 4-0 win over the Wildcats before nearly 1,000 fans at the Vollmer Complex.

“It’s frustrating, but in the end, we just wanted to be here and we’re extremely proud of what we did,” Wildcats captain Ernie Godden said.

Thursday’s silver medal was no small feat for a Villanova team that only got into the event as the tournament host after being dumped in the WECSSAA final.

The reward for entry was the 16th and last seed in the tournament.

“There are 750 high school hockey teams in Ontario that would love to be here,” St. Peter head coach Steve Stanlick said. “No, that’s crazy (the 16th seed made it). That’s a testament to how well Villanova played.”


The Wildcats took out the No. 3 seed and the No. 5 seed in preliminary play to win their pool. “A lot of people were expecting us to go 0-3 in this tournament,” Wildcats goalie Lucas DiLuca said.

“We played a lot of great teams and beat them.”

Earlier Thursday, Chris Francia and Jacob DeLuca scored in a 2-1 win over No. 13 Sault Ste. Marie St. Mary’s College to send the Wildcats to the gold-medal game for the first time ever.

It sent Villanova students scrambling to get their parents to sign notes in order for them to get out of school as they raced to make Bristol board signs to cheer on their favourite players.

“I’m been trying to get to this thing for 17 years and you don’t want to waste an opportunity like this,” Wildcats head coach Grant O’Keefe said.

But a roster with eight players in Grade 9 was simply overmatched and out of gas against the Saints, who claimed their second OFSAA title in four years and their third podium finish over that time.

“Honestly, we just got outmatched,” DiLuca said. “What can you do at this point? It’s just a tough game. These guys played awesome and we didn’t have it in us. We just couldn’t win that last game.”


The Saints got an early lead, played disciplined without taking a penalty in the game, and never opened a door for the Wildcats to slip through — the Cinderella story never got the golden finish.

“You always start to believe,” Godden said of hopes going into the final. “In my heart, it’s always going to be a Cinderella story because you never think this would happen, especially with the team that we had.”

It will take weeks for the Wildcats to put this accomplishment in perspective and O’Keefe was doing his best to convey that to players after Thursday’s loss.

“Really, you can’t be disappointed when you exceed expectations,” O’Keefe said. “It’s when you come up short that it’s heartbreaking.

“I’m already pretty good with it. Coming in second with the lowest-ranked team, the youngest team by a mile, I’m pretty proud.”

The silver medal will no doubt be a golden moment talked about at Villanova and among players for years to come.

“Right now, it’s deflating,” DiLuca said. “In a few weeks from now, we’re going to look back and say, ‘We got silver in OFSAA and we weren’t even supposed to be close to this.’”

Swimming Championship Results 2016

Friday, March, 11, 2016

OFSAA Swimming Championship

Windsor, March 8-9

[Full Individual Results Here]


Combined Team Medalists

GOLD - Georgetown DHS

Silver - Sir Frederick Banting SS

Bronze - Lawrence Park CI


Combined PARA Team Medalists

GOLD - Westview Freedom Adacemy

Silver - St Francis CSS

Bronze - White Oaks



Boys' Senior Team Medalists

GOLD - Georgetown DHS

Silver - Oakville Trafalgar

Bronze - Nicholson Catholic College


Girls' Senior Team Medalists

GOLD - Georgetown DHS

Silver - Havergal CI

Bronze - North Toronto CI


Boys' Junior Team Medalists

GOLD - Georgetown DHS

Silver - Upper Canada College

Bronze - Clarkson SS


Girls' Junior Team Medalists

GOLD - Georgetown DHS

Silver - Trinity College School

Bronze - Riverdale CI


Boys' Open Team Medalists

GOLD - Sir Frederick Banting SS

Silver - St. Theresa of Lisieux CHS

Bronze - Ancaster


Girls' Open Team Medalists

GOLD - Lawrence Park CI

Silver - Glendale HS

Bronze - Sir Frederick Banting SS

Hockey Results 2016

Friday, March, 11, 2016

OFSAA Hockey Championships

March 7-10, 2016

Girls' AAA (Stratford)

[Full Results Here]

GOLD - Lawrence Park CI

Silver - Centennial

Bronze - Medway

Antique Bronze - Cobourg

Consolation Champs - St. Anne SS


Girls' A/AA (Stratford)

[Full Results Here]

GOLD - St. Michael Catholic Secondary School

Silver - College Notre-Dame

Bronze - Holy Trinity

Antique Bronze - St. Theresa's

Concolation Champ - St. Mary's


Boys' AAA (Windsor)

[Full Results]

GOLD - St. Peter

Silver - Villanova

Bronze - Gonzaga

Antique Bronze - St. Mary's


Boys' A/AA (Ottawa)

[Full Results Here]

GOLD - Fort Frances

Silver - Silverthorn CI

Bronze - Frontenac SS

Antique Bronze - St. Joseph's (Cornwall)


Congratulations to all OFSAA Hockey Championships participants!

Boys' Basketball Results 2016

Thursday, March, 10, 2016

OFSAA Boys' Basketball Championships

March 7-9, 2016


Boys' AAA Championship (Windsor) 

[Full results]

Gold - Father Henry Carr 

Silver - Oakwood CI

Bronze - St. Michael's College School

Antique Bronze - Sir John A. Macdonald SS

Consolation Champion - Sir Allan MacNab SS


Boys' AA Championship (Timmins)

[Full results]

Gold - Bishop MacDonell

Silver - Ashbury

Bronze - Pope John Paul II

Antique Bronze - Crescent School

Consolation Champion - Lasalle SS


Boys' A Championship (Sault Ste. Marie)

[Full results]

Gold - O'Gorman HS

Silver - Nicholson

Bronze - Central Toronto Academy

Antique Bronze - Toronto French School

Consolation Champion - Ottawa Islamic


Congrats to all participants in OFSAA Basketball Championships. You represented your regions well!

Girls' Volleyball Results 2016

Thursday, March, 10, 2016

OFSAA Girls' Volleyball Championships

March 7-9, 2016


Girls' AAA Championship (North Bay) 

[Full results]

Gold - Uxbridge SS

Silver - Havergal College

Bronze - Bill Crothers SS

Antique Bronze - Oakridge SS

Consolation Champion - Glebe CI


Girls' AA Championship (Kenora)

[Full results]

Gold - Garth Webb SS

Silver - Riverside SS

Bronze - Eden HS

Antique Bronze - CC Samuel Genest

Consolation Champ - Patrick Fogarty CSS


Girls' A Championship (Kitchener)

[Full Results]

Gold - Toronto District Christian HS

Silver - Quinte Christian HS

Bronze - St. Thomas Aquinas

Antique Bronze - Woodland Christian HS

Consolation Champion - University of Toronto Schools


Congratulations to all who participated in OFSAA Girls' Volleyball Championships 2016. Your hard work paid off and you represented your regions well. You are all champions!

Curling Results 2016

Wednesday, March, 9, 2016

Final Results


Gold Medal- Lawrence Park C.I.

Silver Medal- A.N. Myer S.S.

Bronze- Bishop Allen Academy


Gold Medal- Richview C.I. 

Silver Medal- Fort Frances H.S

Bronze- E.S.C. Theriault


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