Return to Hockey – November 30, 2021

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Return to Hockey FAQ Please check each arena for their COVID screening protocols here. On September 29, the OWHA clarified its earlier vaccination requirement for participation – see announcement here. On July 16, the province moved to Step 3, which allows for sanctioned on-ice activities. Indoor sports facilities, including arenas, are allowed to operate at a maximum of 50% capacity …

The Future NHL General Manager Contest Winners!

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In November, Kim Ng became the first female General Manager of a major league North American sports team. Ms. Ng was the first but certainly won’t be the last. We believe the Wildcats also have over 1,600 players who will be pro sports GMs, bank executives, tech entrepreneurs, and government leaders. We are not the only ones who think this. …

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James Roxborough Appointed Head Coach of U15AA Program

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The TLGHA is excited to announce the appointment of James Roxborough as the Head Coach of our U15AA program for the 2021-2022 season. James is currently an associate coach with our U13A team and we’re delighted to have him join our High Performance Program coaching team for next season. James has over 10+ years experience as a skills instructor and …

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Michelle Janus Appointed Head Coach of Junior Wildcat Program

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After an extensive selection process, the TLGHA is excited to announce the appointment of Michelle Janus as the Head Coach of our Junior Wildcat program for the 2021-22 season. Michelle is currently an Assistant Coach with the Junior Wildcats and has an extensive coaching background in USports and the PWHL. We are delighted to have someone with Michelle’s experience assuming …

Competitive and House Resumption of Hockey Update October 5 2020

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Friday’s decision to pause hockey was based on the public recommendation by Toronto’s medical officer of health that indoor team sports be temporarily discontinued. The recommendation was a surprise since it was different from the communication that Toronto Health had given the Association earlier in the week. Decisions like the one we made Friday are never easy, particularly in the …

Hockey Postponed for Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4

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Our association’s position from day one of the COVID-19 virus is that we will observe the guidance of our local public health authority. Therefore, following the recommendations announced earlier today by Toronto’s medical officer of health, we have decided to postpone both the start of all House League programming as well as our competitive activities this weekend. We are hopeful …

TLGHA 2020/21 House League Refund Policy

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Toronto Leaside Hockey Girls Association (TLGHA) 2020/2021 House League Refund Policy We value our members, and your safety is our top priority. After the season starts, the TLGHA may be required to modify or suspend our house league programming as a result of circumstances beyond our control, including but not limited to: Directives from local, provincial, or federal governments or …

TLGHA Seeking Head Coach for U22 AA Team

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The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association is seeking a Head Coach for its U22 AA team for the 2021-2022 season. Our current Junior Wildcats Head Coach, Kim McCullough, will be stepping down at the end of the 2020-2021 season to focus on her new role as the Association’s Head of Hockey Operations. Interested parties should submit their applications (including resume …

Kim McCullough appointed Head of Hockey Operations for TLGHA

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We are proud to announce Kim McCullough has been appointed Head of Hockey Operations for the Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association. Kim emerged from a field of ten candidates that included a number of Olympians, gold medalists, Clarkson Cup winners, and coaches with National Team and varsity experience. Kim brings 15+ years of player, team & coach development experience to …

2020 AGM by Zoom Webcast

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NOTICE FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE TORONTO LEASIDE GIRLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION Dear Members, Notice is hereby given to all members that the ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) of TORONTO LEASIDE GIRLS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION will be held on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 AT 7:00PM by Zoom Webcast, to conduct the following businesses: AGENDA Welcome address from the President Confirm and …

U11 (Atom) Competitive Return to Play

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As we move toward a safe return to sport, we would like to update on our planned next steps for the U11 (Atom) Competitive pathway forward. In the second half of September (probably September 13th, after families have had a week at school) we will be offering skill sessions and evaluative skates for all girls hoping to play on our …

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Grindstone Award Foundation

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Hello! The Grindstone Award Foundation wants to ensure that young female hockey players have access to our grant funding across the nation. Grindstone Award Foundation Grant Applications are open to young females (19 years of age and under) who wish to play hockey but may not have the financial means to do so. The application period is open until July …

Health and Safety, Coronavirus

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Hockey Canada and OWHA Return to Hockey Statements (June 7, 2020) On June 4, Hockey Canada released guidelines, or a set of best practices, for return to hockey. First and foremost, these guidelines work in conjunction with the various health agencies across the country; for us, these means Ontario and Toronto Public Health and their respective frameworks for recovery. Second, …

2020 March Madness Raffle Winners

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Congratulations to our 2020 Tournament Raffle Winners! Robin Emery – Cuisinart Coffee Maker Liv Friedman – SodaStream ‘Fizzi’ Lori Thomson – Team Canada Hockey Jersey Anna Gage – Spikeball Set & 2 SkyZone Passes Kate Dunn – Google Smart Home Assistant Evelyn White – Echo Dot Smart Home Assistant and Hockey Pillow Case Abbie Backstein – $100 GC to any …

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Seeking Hockey Operations Program Director

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The Toronto Leaside Wildcats are recruiting for a lead for our planning Hockey Operations Program. The program will establish a framework to enhance our coaching, programming, and skill development. Candidates should be passionate about women’s hockey, educating, and mentoring the best base of players and coaches in the sport. If interested, please contact president@torontoleasidewildcats.ca

2020 Tournament Notice

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Out of caution and to protect the health of players and families, we are announcing the cancellation of our annual March tournament. This decision was not an easy one for our Association. We have been relying on daily information from various public health officials, including the OWHA, Health Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Health, and Toronto Health. As you …

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House League Midget vs Iqaluit Blizzard

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Sporting Spirit After both teams went undefeated through the round robin and semis, Leaside’s Midget Team White (a.k.a. The Beaches) faced off against the Iqaluit Blizzard in the final of the Oshawa Generals Winter Classic. Iqaluit captured the banner with a 3-1 win, and graciously shared the ice for a post-game photo with their Leaside opponents. Congrats to the Blizzard …

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Introduction to Hockey Starts January 23, 2020

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The Introduction to Hockey Program starts on Thursday January 23, 2020. Your daughter’s session is from 4:30pm until 5:30pm at Leaside Arena. During the season, we will miss a few dates due to holidays. The schedule will be posted in the House League: Introduction to Hockey Program section on this website, and we recommend that you check it often. The …

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Confidential Canadian Sport Helpline

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Earlier this year the Government of Canada announced a national youth sports helpline. The sports helpline is an anonymous toll-free number for players and families to address harassment, abuse, and discrimination. The Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Association applauds the Government’s initiatives, including the helpline, gender equity targets, and Ontario’s Rowan’s Law. These complement efforts of the Wildcats to proactively work …

Leaside Wildcats Holiday Skate

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The Leaside Wildcats will be holding a holiday skate: Date: Sunday December 22, 2019 Time: 1:30 to 2:30pm Location: Leaside Arena Cost: REGISTER HERE ($10 PER FAMILY) The skate is open to all our members (players and families). Please mark this down on your calendar and join us for some holiday fun. This community event is an opportunity for our …

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Leaside Sports Hall of Fame Inductee

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The Wildcat’s own Kim McCullough will be inducted into the Leaside Sports Hall of Fame on Friday, November 15, 2019. Kim IS Leaside sports. She has been a foundation of Leaside girls hockey for close to 30 years. Starting as a preteen, playing with the Wildcats in the early 90s’, McCullough has represented the Leaside community at the highest provincial, …