House League Start Date, News (Thornhill Community Hockey League)

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Oct 02, 2022 | admin | 559 views
House League Start Date
We hope that you and your loved ones are all doing well in these turbulent and difficult times which have impacted us all. We are pleased to be deep into the process of planning for the upcoming season, and we hope that the return to some hockey and development and all of the positives which can derive from the sport will be not a small component of a helpful "return to some normalcy," both individually and as a community. 

Thank you for joining us. 

The season start will begin on October 14, (Moving forward, please check the calendar on our website, all of the relevant dates will be under the "calendar" tab) 
There are a few critical points that I would make: The TCHL and the sport of hockey have not been immune to the disruptive impacts of the past few years. I believe we will return with strength and continue to grow with the community's support, the vibrancy of volunteers, and the enthusiasm of parents and players. That said, we will have to work through the return process with some understanding. Thanks in advance. 

Please note: We operate under the guidance/jurisdiction of Hockey Canada and the OHF. For the most part, we agree (as it relates to the on-ice direction) with their thoughts relating to youngsters' exposure to the sport and the development pathways. 
1) As we begin to put the divisions and teams together for this season, it may be necessary to combine some divisions where it is required to ensure numbers.
2) In the U6/7, U8 and U9, as per the guidelines provided by Hockey Canada, we will not be keeping the score. We will run the clock. One ref will control the game. 
3) In keeping with the OHF rule(s), For the U11 and below, the first four (4) weeks of house league will be for evaluation/development on both days. For the development sessions, please consult our schedule on the website. 
Thanks again for your participation and support. As we come through the post-pandemic period, I know there will be some speed bumps and headwinds, but I also know that our group will be supportive and understanding of the times. We look forward to a great season. We'll get back to some hockey, have fun, and develop some skills. 

  1. U5 Mite - Start Date Sunday, Oct 16, 2022
  2. U6/7 Tyke - Start Date Friday, Oct 15, 2022
  3. U8/9 Minor Novice & Novice - Start Date Saturday, Oct 15, 2022
  4. U10/11 Minor Atom & Atom - Start Date Saturday, Oct 15, 2022
  5. U12/13 Minor Peewee & Peewee - Start Date Saturday, Oct 15, 2022
  6. U14/15 Minor Bantam & Bantam - Start Date Saturday, Oct 15, 2022
  7. U16/17/18 Minor Midget, Midget Jr & Midget Sr - Start Date Monday, Oct 17, 2021
  8. Learn To Play Hockey - Start Date Sunday, Oct 16, 2022
Julian Herzberg
Robert Howard
VP House League