House League Program

House League Program

  • The season begins on the third week in September and ends in early April
  • Teams in U8 through U15 will typically have practices on Saturday and scrimmages or games on Sunday; there may be some midweek practices as well
  • Teams in U18 practice on the weekend with scrimmages or games on Monday or Tuesday night
  • As a result of COVID-19 restrictions, there may be more practices than games in the first part of the season
  • Time and location varies from week to week
  • 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

House League Divisions

U8
(born 2014, 2015)

U9
(born 2013)

U11
(born 2011-2012)

U13
(born 2009, 2010)

U15
(born 2007, 2008)

U18
(born 2004, 2005, 2006)

U8 Program

Ages 6 and 7 (birth years 2014, 2015)
In accordance with Hockey Canada and Ontario Women's Hockey Association guidelines, this program for 6- and 7-year-olds emphasizes skill development with weekly professional-led practices and structured half-ice games.

Players are assigned to teams and take part in an hour-long Saturday practice led by professional instructors with help from volunteer parent coaches. All teams will participate in games on Sunday at Leaside Memorial Garden. The program’s primary focus is learning the positions in hockey and the basic rules of the game.

All participating players will be required to wear full hockey equipment. Jerseys and socks are included in the cost of the program.

U8 Program: Times and Locations
U8 is a twice-a-week program running for 23 weeks from October to April.

There will be a 50-minute practice on Saturday morning at Baycrest Arena. Games will take place Sunday at Leaside Memorial Garden. (Precise times for games and practices will vary.)

Schedules

  • Our House League program opens the third weekend in September and ends in late March
  • Teams in U8 through U15 will typically have practices on Saturday and games on Sunday; there may be some midweek practices as well
  • Teams in U18 practice on the weekend with games on Monday or Tuesday night
  • Time and location varies from week to week
  • Depending on any COVID-19 restrictions, there may be more practices than games in the first part of the season

Friend Requests

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. House League goalies may be exempt from our customary "50% rule", meaning that they may play more than half of their team’s games in net.

DS Program

We cannot, at this time, confirm our DS programming for 2021-2022. Once there is more clarity on the Return to Play from the OWHA we will confirm details.

Withdrawal Policy

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.

House League Program