Frequently Answered Questions

REGISTRATION

How do I sign up to play?

Registration for the 2017/2018 season opens in April and closes in September. Visit our home page and click the "Registration Here" link to be redirected to our online registration form. Don't wait, the league fills up quickly! 

When does the season start?

The season begins in September and ends in April. 

How much does it cost?

The registration fee for the 2017/2018 season is $490.00 

Can I get a refund?

No refunds will be granted after the registration deadline except under extenuating circumstances, which are assessed on a case by case basis. 

GAME PLAY

Where and when are the games played?

Games are typically scheduled on Saturdays or Sundays at the Mattamy Athletic Centre, formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens.

Do I need to be experienced in order to play?

Not at all! Individuals of all skill levels are welcome, including beginners.

What equipment do I need to play hockey?

We encourage players to wear all necessary protective gear on the ice. That includes a helmet, shoulder pads, elbow pads, shin guards, gloves, hockey pants, and jocks. Full-face masks are encouraged. However, our only requirement is that players wear a helmet at all times while playing hockey.

Are there referees?

Yes, we hire certified Hockey Referees.

Do teams have scheduled practices?

No, most of our ice time is devoted to games.

Do you offer skills development sessions?

Yes, we run monthly skills development sessions during the season. These sessions are typically scheduled on Saturday afternoons. We run drills for the first 45-60 minute followed by a 30 minute scrimmage. Beginner and experienced players are encouraged to attend.

Are teams balanced for skill?

Team rosters are created during the annual TGHA Draft Party. We make every effort to create teams of equal strength based on what we know about each player from previous seasons and based on requests to accommodate player bonding arrangements.

Occasionally we find that, despite our best efforts, a team is unusually strong or unusually weak. We reserve the right to move players to other teams in an attempt to make game play as balanced as possible.

Does the league keep player stats?

Players statistics are available on the team site portion of the website. We keep this information and use it during the draft.

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