House League Program
House League Program is for girls aged 7 to 17
Returning parents and players
Register for your program by selecting Register Now below.
New parents and players
Review Leaside programs first using the Quick Reference Chart below and then read program details on this page before registering for the first time.
House League Program
- The season runs for 25 weeks, beginning in mid-September and ending in late March with a banquet celebration.
- Novice, Atom, Peewee, and Bantam House League teams have practices on Saturday and games on Sunday.
- Midget teams have practices on Saturday and games on Sunday afternoon, Monday or Tuesday night.
- Time and location varies from week to week. For a sense of what the schedule will be like for each division, please see the current season schedule.
- Players do not need to have previous hockey experience, but skating experience is an asset. (Girls without previous hockey experience may wish to consider our Introduction To Hockey program).
- Divisions are balanced to ensure that each team has a mix of players of every level of skill and experience.
- Tournament: Every team will participate in one or more local tournaments involving house league teams from other associations around the GTA. The opportunity to play teams outside of Leaside contributes to teamwork, skill development, and player camaraderie. Most important, it provides lasting memories for our players, who frequently cite the tournaments as a highlight of the season. The cost of this tournament is covered in the fee for basic House League registration. The league selects the tournament for each team. When registering, choose the House League option.
House League Registration
(formerly Minor Novice / Novice)
(born 2010, 2011)
(born 2008, 2009)
(born 2006, 2007)
(born 2003, 2004, 2005)
Tournament Team Program
The Tournament Team program is currently under review. Details to follow in mid March.
Other House League Information
(formerly Minor Novice and Novice)
Hockey Canada stipulates that all players aged 7 and 8 years old play their games on a modified ice surface no larger than half the size of a typical hockey rink. Teams will start the season with half-ice games and move to full-ice games part way through the season.
The change is designed to promote player skill development by increasing the amount of time each player touches, passes, and shoots the puck. For a full explanation of the Hockey Canada policy, visit the OWHA’s website.
Novice, Atom, Peewee, and Bantam House League teams have practices on Saturday and games on Sunday. Midget teams have practices on Saturday and games on Sunday afternoon, Monday night, or Tuesday night. Time and location varies from week to week. For a sense of what the schedule will be like for each division, please see the current season schedule.
We do our best to accommodate friend requests, which are important for social as well as practical (i.e. carpooling) reasons. However, in order to balance teams within each division, we can honour only one mutual (reciprocal) friend request per player.
House League Goalie Policy
Every house league team is provided with a full set of goalie equipment, and we encourage all players to play at least one game in goal. We have no full-time goalies in house league: no girl may play more than half of her team’s games in goal.
House league players looking for additional games and tournaments played at a more competitive level can try out for one of the teams in our DS Program, offered in all divisions from Novice to Midget. The DS Program is an extra-fee program available to players in House League on a tryout basis. Tryouts for the DS teams are held in early November.
See full details on the Rules and Policies page, under the section Withdrawal/Refund Policy.
Managing the Cost of Hockey
Families who would like to apply for grants to defray the cost of hockey can see their options here.