St. Lawrence Steel was initiated by CMH in 2013 at the Bantam Minor level to provide a Opportunity for kids within the region to play in the very competitive Ontario Minor Hockey League (“OEMHL”) in Canada. This cross-border participation has been endorsed by both USA Hockey and Hockey Canada. The formation of Steel teams allows the most competitive regional teams in our county to have consistent games against teams of the same or better caliber all within an approximately 60 mile radius of Canton. The league is a “home and home” schedule wherein half of the approximate 35 league games are played on home ice in Canton, Potsdam or area rinks designated by the team. The formation of regional teams often comes with the expense and time of traveling great distances to find appropriate competition. Consistent OEMHL league play allows for better competition, less expense and much more convenience, all near home.