Joan Padmore Memorial Division
The Women’s Division of the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association (TLGHA) is for adult players and participants born in 1995 and earlier.
Two programs are offered for the 2013-14 season – our successful Adult Learn-to-Play Program and our very popular Recreational House League.
About Joan Padmore
Joan Padmore was our registrar and a member of our Board for 13 years and continued as a volunteer for a number of years after that. For most of that time Joan, more than anyone else, was the Leaside Girls Hockey League for many people. Registrations for house league went to the Padmore home. Joan was … READ MORE
Women’s Division Schedule
2013-14 Women’s Division Schedule Coming Soon!
Adult Learn to Play
This program is designed for adult beginners to ensure their first contact with hockey is a safe and positive experience. The program enables adults with some skating ability to develop the skills needed to become contributing members of a recreational house league team.
Learn-to-play is a progressive teaching curriculum in which participants develop skills and learn the game of hockey by participating in practice drills and informal and modified games. The skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined in a progressive “one step at a time” manner.
The program is divided into two (roughly) 12-week sessions. The first session runs from September 25th to December 17th. The second session runs from January 7th to March 25th. The fee for each session is $250.
New this year:
Beginner to Intermediate players registered in our Senior Houseleague, can also purchase a ten-session drop in package, to be used throughout the season at your convenience, for $250. All adult learn-to-play sessions will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:50 pm at the Beaches Sports Centre (see map below).
Players require full equipment. A list of equipment can be found on our House League’s home page.
Recreational House League
The recreational house league is open to all women born in 1995 or earlier. We will again be playing on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from late September to late March at Beaches Sport Centre (see map below).
We will once again have two divisions of recreational house league for our senior division.
We anticipate having five teams in each division, with one team (at each level) having a “bye” each week. e.g. teams will play four games every five weeks. Senior House League fees are $430 for the full season. At registration, please indicate the division in which you wish to play, based on the following descriptions:
This division welcomes experienced hockey players of all skill levels. In this division we allow slapshots, and expect play to involve a level of body contact consistent with the rules of Hockey Canada governing female hockey. Experienced and intermediate players are welcome in this division, but we remind all registrants that this is house league hockey, and rough play will not be tolerated. Experienced players of a lower skill level are welcome to join the slapshot division.
The Slapshot Division is scheduled to play Tuesdays at 7:50 and 8:50PM.
This division welcomes experienced hockey players of all skill levels. However, we do not allow slapshots in this division. The rules of Hockey Canada as they govern female hockey will be used in this division. That is to say, that legal body contact is allowed, but we ask that players conduct themselves in a manner respectful of the fact that there will be beginner players in this division.
The Non-Slapshot Division will play Wednesdays at 7:50 and 8:50PM.
We will play exhibition games for the first five games of the season, during which time the Convenors will work to accommodate the requests of players wishing to change divisions and to balance teams. There will be no movement between divisions after the five exhibition games and the league will do all it can to ensure that balancing is completed in one step following the fifth week of exhibition.
The league attracts and welcomes players with a wide range of skills. Although the league is open to all, beginners with limited skating experience are encouraged to attend the Learn-to-Play Program to improve their skating and hockey skills before joining the house league. Advanced players are most welcome but are expected to be considerate of players of lesser ability.
In the interest of fair and balanced competition, TLGHA reserves the right to assign players to teams and move players between teams or divisions, as needed to achieve reasonable competitive balance among teams in the division. To that end, TLGHA offers no guarantee that requests for a player to be placed on the same team as another will be accommodated. We register individuals and not teams.
“Friend Requests” are limited to one friend only, and must be reciprocal. i.e. Mary requests Jane to be on her team when she registers; Jane must also request Mary to be on her team when she registers. We cannot guarantee that friend requests will be accommodated, but best efforts will be made to do so.
We play according to the rules and codes of conduct of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and Hockey Canada. The codes of conduct identify the standard of behaviour expected of our players and volunteers.
TLGHA is committed to providing a positive sport environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Members of the TLGHA are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a fair, sportsmanlike and responsible manner (and overwhelmingly do so). Members shall refrain from comments or behaviours which are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist. In particular, behaviour which constitutes harassment, abuse or bullying will not be tolerated. Fortunately, such incidents have been exceedingly rare but TLGHA reserves the right to act on violations of the codes of conduct including suspension if deemed necessary.
In the interest of player safety and providing a positive, recreational sport environment, in addition to penalties that may be called by our on-ice officials in accordance with OWHA rules, TLGHA reserves the right to address dangerous and overly aggressive play. In extreme circumstances (which are very rare), if deemed necessary for the safety of all players, this may include suspension of a player and ultimately expulsion from the league.
Beaches Sports Centre (Adjacent to Ted Reeve Arena)
Located at 175 Main Street, Toronto (at Gerrard Street East in the Upper Beaches)