Frequently Asked Questions (Georgina Girls Hockey Association)

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Becoming a "Hockey Parent" can seem daunting at first. 
Here is some information to help you get started on the journey.


What is a league?

The GGHA has 2 Leagues.  We have a House league that is open to all girls with no experience necessary.  Our association has interlocked (joined) with the CYGHA (aurora) where we play their teams during both regular and playoff.  Practices are held in Georgina and games are held at the Ice Palace or an Aurora area depending on the provided schedule.  There is generally one practice and one game locally per week.

We also have a REP league where players try out for the teams and travel outside of the area regularly for games.  It is a higher level of hockey play with multiple practices and games throughout the week. 


What is a division?

The divisions are a way of dividing the ages for fair play. 
They are by birth year and are applicable to both the REP and HOUSE League.

Division Name      Age Grouping          
Novice Born in 2010 - 2011    
Atom Born in 2008 - 2009
Peewee Born in 2006 - 2007
Bantam Born in 2004 - 2005
Midget Born in 2001 - 2003



My daughter hasn’t played hockey before. Is that ok?

Girls join our league with a wide variety of backgrounds at all ages. They come from boys hockey, ringette, figure skating and no skating experience at all.  House League welcomes all girls.  We offer free development sessions throughout the year that include power skating to develop skills at all levels for house league players.

How do I register and what are the fees?

We offer 2 convenient ways to register for hockey this season beginning in June.  All the information and a step by step process on how to register for both the House and Rep Leagues can be found by clicking HERE

The fee covers ice time, jerseys, socks, insurance, referees, a team and individual picture, development clinics, a year end banquet, trophy.


What equipment does my daughter need?

We provide jersey and socks

Equipment required can also be found on our equipment page with photos.

  • CSA approved helmet with full face cage or shield
  • Neck Guard (BNQ certified)
  • Mouth guard(optional, strongly recommended)
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Elbow Guards
  • Jill
  • Garter Belt/Shorts with Velcro (to hold up socks)
  • Hockey Pants
  • Shin Guards
  • Skates
  • Gloves
  • Stick

Extras

  • Hockey Bag
  • Stick tape
  • Sock tape
  • Pony tail elastics or head scarf
  • Light long sleeved t shirt and pants to wear underneath equipment

How long is the season?

The season starts in September and ends at the end of March. The season culminates with the Mini Worlds Hockey Festival. A banquet ends the season.

When and where are the games and practices?

House league tames play in both Georgina and Aurora.  Although there are year over year changes, games are generally played on Saturdays and practices are on Sundays.

Do the teams go to tournaments?

All house league teams participate in our annual House League Tournament held each November Newmarket. Over 70 teams from throughout Ontario participate. This is an additional cost for the family of $70.00/ player

Additional tournaments may be added to the team schedule however this is at the discretion of the team and will be discussed with the parents prior to booking.  Tournaments are often a highlight in the season for the girls.

How can I help?

We need volunteers to run the house league. Coaches, assistant coaches and trainers are required for each house league team. Each division requires volunteers to assist with coordination, communication, game sheets and statistics.
We strongly encourage women to assist as bench staff. No experience is necessary.

It is mandatory for all volunteers to have volunteer screening from the York Central Police or your local police department and Respect in Sport certification if a volunteer will be interacting with the girls on a regular basis.

Trainers must be certified and take a course offered online through the OWHA.


If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us by clicking here




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