News and Announcements


The Midget Evaluations dates and times have been announced and are as follows:

October 14th, 2017 at West Ferris Arena

4:00pm – Player last names A – J
5:00pm – Player last names K – R
6:00pm – Player last names S – Z

October 15th, 2017 at Pete Palangio Arena

6:00pm – Player last names A – J
7:00pm – Player last names K – R
8:00pm – Player last names S – Z

If you are unable to attend the evaluations, please contact division convenor Blair Buchman here

House League Evaluations

Posted by West Ferris Minor Hockey Association at Sep 11, 2017 7:18AM PDT

As part of our effort to create balanced teams, we need all players to participate in our House League Evaluations. If your child is unable to participate, please contact your division convenor.

Players who are unable to participate will be asked to another practice for evaluation so we can place on the proper team to ensure we make every effort for balanced teams.

If you have any questions, please speak to your division convenor.

Thank you.

Our Core Values

Posted by West Ferris Minor Hockey Association at Aug 12, 2017 8:28AM PDT

Every organization whether private sector, public sector, or community based has a responsibility to articulate exactly what they stand for. For many reasons and because it affects so many people this is an essential piece of any organization. Some organizations call them mission statements, they are given to employees or members on day one and they help all members understand the values of the organization they belong to.

WFMHA has a long history in our community with an incredibly long list of people who have positively impacted the organizations culture through their tireless volunteering hours and commitment. Over the years these volunteers have always strived to do what is right for everyone involved, always keeping the children’s best interest as the guiding light in any decisions they made.

With that in mind, as we move forward as an organization we feel that it is critical for us to clearly identify what we, as an organization stand for. What is our purpose? Our mission statement? Our Values…..Our Core Values. After all everything starts with our core values. They are the foundation upon which everything is built.

We hope that this clarity will give our organization an identity that stakeholders can relate with, and want to be a part of. We also hope that those who make up our organization will take these core values and use them as guiding principles in everything that they do. We always lose our way every once in a while, and if we can keep these values front and center we believe they will guide us all back to what is truly most important……the future of our children.

There are so many people to thank over the years for what they have done to get us to this point. And I think it would be fair to say that every one of you never needed to be recognized for what you did, you simply did the right thing for our children. That is just a testament to the quality people we have here in North Bay.

That being said, moving forward as an organization we want to start recognizing those who truly live our associations core values, day in and day out.

In the spirit of this, the first recipient of our Core Values tip of the cap is MR. GIL PHARAND!

This gentlemen truly is the shining example of what our organization stands for. We can’t thank you enough Gil for what you have done, what you are doing, and what you will do going forward. THANK YOU!

So when you see Gil around town, please give him a tip of the cap. Let him know that what he does matters to you.

Thank you!

The document Core_values.pdf was attached to this post.


West Ferris Minor Hockey Association is going back to its roots.

We are very excited to announce that West Ferris Minor Hockey Association is changing its logo and related branding for the upcoming season.

While we recognize that this change comes sooner than expected we’re sure you will be pleased with the new design.

The new logo comprises of a trapper, however this trapper isn’t carrying a trap or a net, rather he’s wearing hockey gloves and is carrying a hockey stick.

“We wanted to bring hockey back into the West Ferris Minor Hockey Association logo in a more pronounced way while paying tribute and recognizing our long history with the sport,” said Matt Duquette, secretary and board director for West Ferris Minor Hockey Association.

The change in logo and branding has also allowed the association to obtain copyright and file for trademark.

“This is an exciting time for West Ferris Minor Hockey Association and for our players and we’re looking forward to another successful season,” Duquette said.

For more information contact Matt Duquette at or (705) 497-1560.

Coaches Needed!

Posted by West Ferris Minor Hockey Association at Jul 19, 2017 7:41AM PDT

We are still looking for Coaches for our House League program, here is a list of what we require:

Number of coaches required are based on projections. Coaches from last season who have not submitted their application are not accounted for, so please get it in here

Novice: 4 spots

Atom: 3 spots

Peewee: 1 spots

Bantam: 3 spots

Midget: 0 spots

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mike Reise, Head Coach, at