History (Timmins Minor Hockey)


Although hockey has been played in the City of Timmins since the early 1920s, the TMHA was officially incorporated on July 28th, 1995 under the name Timmins Minor Hockey Rep System. The Corporation is currently better known as the Timmins Minor Hockey Association or TMHA.

The TMHA consists of one part-time administrator, 14 Board members and approximately 165 Hockey Canada qualified team officials whose primary duty is the safety, supervision, administration and training of nearly 500 minor hockey players in the City of Timmins. The TMHA is a member of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and Hockey Canada (HC) and represents both tier one competitive hockey as well as tier 2 recreational hockey players. TMHA offers teams from U7 to U18.

The objectives of the TMHA, as written in the organization’s Constitution, is to “promote, convene, set policy and administer hockey for the purpose of providing competitive and recreational hockey for players within the boundaries of the City of Timmins in cooperation with the regulations set forth by the NOHA, OHF and Hockey Canada”

Generations of Timmins families have grown up playing hockey. These families all share fond memories of their time on the ice and all the benefits that came out of it. Timmins residents love hockey, it is not mystery that it is our official national winter sport. TMHA continues to be invested in community hockey, as there are numerous benefits to kids such as learning skills that enhance agility, strength and dexterity. It is a healthy and positive setting to meet others. Players learn sportsmanship, teamwork and how to take risks. They also get to have fun and continue the tradition of Timmins Hockey.
The TMHA is part of a larger collective and has a significant membership which includes players, coaches, administrators, Board members, local sponsors, volunteers, parents and officials. Participants in the TMHA work together to create a positive and enriching environment where individual and group learning flourishes and certain shared values are embraced.

TMHA Past Presidents

2019-Current              Laurent Gilbert

2011-2019                  James Roach

2007-2011                  Tracy Hautanen


NHL Hockey Stats for Timmins as of Sept 2019
(stats calculated using info found at QuantHockey.com)

  • Timmins ranks 22nd in the world in terms of an NHL birth city with 39 players born in Timmins who have played at least 1 NHL game
  • Players born in Timmins have played in 12,529 regular season games (20th in the world)
  • Players born in Timmins have scored 3,057 regular season goals (14th in the world)
  • Players born in Timmins have assisted on 4,305 regular season goals(15th in the world)
  • Players born in Timmins have a total of 7362 regular season points (16th in the world)

Players born in Timmins have been penalized 8,103 minutes in regular season games (26th in the world)

The highest scoring regular season player born in Timmins, Frank Mahovlich,(The Big M) had 533 goals and 570 assists for 1103 total points. Frank won (6) Stanley Cups, (4) with Toronto and (2) with Montreal. He also won the historic 1972 Summit Series with Team Canada.

  • The most regular season games played by a player born in Timmins, Dean Prentice 1378 games
  • The most penalized player in regular season games by a player born in Timmins, Frank Mahovlich 1054 minutes
  • 22 players born in Timmins have played in a total of 870 playoff games
  • Players born in Timmins have scored 149 goals and 308 assists in NHL play-off games
  • Players born in Timmins have been penalized a total of 964 minutes in NHL playoff games

  • The first Timmins born NHLer was Billy Cameron who was born in 1896. He played 39 games. 

  • The last Timmins born NHLer was Mark Katic who was born in 1989. He played 11 games. 

Notable NHLers from Timmins, ON

Bill Barilko

Pete Mahovolich

Bob Nevin

Eric Vail

Allan Stanley

  • Steve Sullivan 

Don Lever

Dave Poulin

Shean Donovan

NHL Referee

TJ Luxmore

NHLOA Member since 2013

Birthplace: Timmins, ON

Regular Season: 504 Games

Playoffs: 11 Games

OHL Hockey Stats as of January 2020

(stats calculated using info found at QuantHockey.com)

30 players born in Timmins have played in the OHL. 

The first player to play was Mike Corrigan who was born in 1961.

The only active player is Danny Katic (Born 2000) (Saginaw Spirit).

The Timmins born player with the most points in the OHL is Hunter Tremblay with 274 pts in 317 games played.



13 Timmins born players have played in the QMJHL/ECHL. The first was Ted Zajak Born in 1974-75. The last was Phil Caron in 2018-2019. 

1 Timmins born player played in the WHL, Terry Menard in 1967 who played 107 games scoring 150 pts with the Brandon Wheat Kings.