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.

2020 Registration Note:
The OWHA is using a new registration system.
All members must register first using the Don't have an account? Create one here option.

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House League Program

2020–2021 Season

  • The season runs for 23 weeks, beginning in the first week of October and ending in early April.
  • Teams in U8 through U15 (formerly Minor Novice to Bantam) will typically have practices on Saturday and scrimmages or games on Sunday; there may be some midweek practices as well.
  • Teams in U18 (Midget) 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.
  • Because of COVID-19 restrictions, teams will not participate in House League tournaments in the fall. There is no Tournament Team program for the 2020-21 season.

House League Registration

U8 $750
(born 2013, 2014)
(formerly Minor Novice)

U9 $750
(born 2012)
(formerly Novice)

U11 $750
(born 2010, 2011)
(formerly Atom)

U13 $750
(born 2008, 2009)
(formerly Peewee)

U15 $750
(born 2006, 2007)
(formerly Bantam)

U18 $750
(born 2003, 2004, 2005)
(formerly Midget)

Tournament Team Program

2020-2021 Season

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions affecting all Minor Hockey associations in Ontario, there will be no Tournament Team program in 2020–21.

Other House League Information

U8 and U9 Hockey

(formerly Minor Novice and Novice)

Hockey Canada stipulates that all players under 9 years of age 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.

Schedules

Teams in U8 through U15 (formerly Minor Novice to Bantam) will typically have practices on Saturday and scrimmages or games on Sunday; there may be some midweek practices as well. Teams in U18 (Midget) 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. For a sense of what the schedule will be like for each division, please see the season schedule for 2019–20.

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. This season, as a result of COVID-19 guidelines for goalies, House League goalies will be exempt from our customary “50% rule,” meaning that they may play more than half of their team’s games in net.

DS Program

As a result of COVID-19 restrictions affecting all Minor Hockey associations in Ontario, we cannot, at this time, offer DS programming for 2020–21. We are designing alternative development programs that comply with guidelines set out by the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and local health authorities, and will announce the details of these programs to all registered families once they are available

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