Senior House League
The Joan Padmore Memorial Senior Division of the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association (TLGHA) is for adult players and participants born in 1997 and earlier. Three programs are offered for the 2017-18 season:
Registration Date and Fee: TBA
We offer two divisions of Senior House League: Slapshot and Non-Slapshot for ages 18 and up.
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 Tuesdays at 9:50, Wednesdays at 6:50, 7:50 and 8:50PM.
We anticipate having five teams in the Slap shot division and 9 teams in the Non-Slap shot division, with one team (at each level) having a “bye” each week. e.g. teams will play four games every five weeks.
Players require full equipment. A list of equipment can be found here.
Other Senior House League Information
After the first five to seven games of the season, the Convenors will work to accommodate the requests of players wishing to change divisions and balance the teams. There will be no movement between divisions after the initial games and the league will do all it can to ensure that balancing is completed in one step following the fifth or seventh week of play. 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.
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, “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.
Code of Conduct
We play according to the rules and codes of conduct of the Ontario Women’s Hockey Associationand 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.
Click here to see full details on the Rules and Policies page, under the section Withdrawal/Refund Policy.
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Registration Date and Fee: TBA