your home for hockey

A Message from Rich Brewda, Past President

Dear North Toronto Hockey families,

For the past 20 years, I have been involved in minor hockey as a volunteer in various capacities. The first 6 years I was coaching for other clubs, and then the past 14 years I have been with North Toronto as a GTHL coach, Board Member, General Manager, Vice-President and now President. Once I joined NT, I could feel the difference, I felt like I was at home. This is how we want everyone to feel when they join our club, whether you’re a player, coach, parent, convener, official or just a fan. We want you to feel like you are part of the family and for this to be “Your Home for Hockey”.

Over the last 57 years, our hockey club has been woven into the cloth of the North Toronto community by providing hockey programming for players from 4-18 years old. We offer one of the most comprehensive programs available to minor hockey players anywhere in the country. None of this programming would be possible without the help of all of our amazing volunteers who work countless hours to make all of this happen.

Another fixture in the North Toronto community is North Toronto Arena.  Eric Anweiler and his staff continue to amaze me at the extra care they take at making North Toronto Arena the best rink in the city. We are very proud and fortunate to call North Toronto Arena home. A big thank you goes out to Eric and the entire staff!

This year we saw how much hockey meant to our community with over 1000 Learn To Play and House League players that registered for a season that had so much uncertainty around it. In addition to the 1000 LTP & HL players, we had another approximately 300+ “A” and “AA” GTHL players register as well. Thus, making us one of the largest hockey clubs with the most passionate and committed group of families. I want to thank you for putting your trust in our hockey club. We will not let you down!

For those that I have not yet met, I hope to meet you in person when we kick off off our 57th season this fall, and in the meantime, my door is always open, and happy to talk hockey anytime! My contact information is below. Feel free to reach out to me anytime.


Rich Brewda, President
North Toronto Hockey Association