your home for hockey

Overview

Program Info

Making new friends and connections to last a lifetime!

Welcome to your home for hockey!

Since 1965 North Toronto has provided a fun, safe and inclusive house league hockey program that is open to players of all ages and skill levels.

Our house league teams are carefully constructed after several evaluation sessions and rebalanced if required to ensure the most even competition possible. Most important, House League is a fantastic way for everyone to get – and stay – involved in our community as players and parents alike are guaranteed to make new friends and connections that often last for the rest of their lives.

In addition to games, all House League Divisions U13 and younger include a weekly skills session run by paid, professional instructors.

(House League registration is required for all players who intend on trying out for a competitive team in the Competitive Development Stream or Select programs.)

What are "Competitive Development Stream" and "Select"?

House League players born 2014-2016 are eligible to try out for Competitive Development Stream teams and players born 2013 and earlier may try out for Select competitive teams.

Program
Logistics

What is the time commitment?

U13 and younger divisions have 1 game and 1 skills sessions per week.

U14 and older divisions will have 1 game per week.

When does the season start and end?

House League programming starts in mid-September and runs through to early April.

Will there be games on holidays?

No games or skills sessions are scheduled on Thanksgiving, over the Winter Holidays, on Family Day or during public school March Break.

Costs &
Benefits

What are the benefits of House League?

Our house league offers a fun, safe and inclusive hockey program that is open to players of all ages and skill levels, with teams that ensure balanced competition. We run evaluation sessions then carefully build teams, readjusting when required. Meanwhile, players aged 12 and under can maximize their development during the additional weekly skills session included in the registration fee.

In addition, games take place on mostly local rinks with predictable, family-friendly schedules which is great for caregivers and siblings.

What about costs?

House League Registration costs $725. Financial assistance may be available. Please contact the registrar.

What's included?

All programs include mandatory Hockey Canada Insurance coverage.

For U9 Divisions and younger:

Dynamic, small-ice games and skills programming that closely follows the latest Hockey Canada Initiation Program mandates.

  • Additional weekly skills sessions with paid, professional instructors.
  • Custom North Toronto-branded team jersey and colour-coordinated hockey socks.
  • Early season warmup/evaluation skates, in-season games and year-end Festival/playoffs with awards.
  • In addition to games, small-ice activities and skill development will take place most weeks.
  • All HL games & skills sessions are scheduled at premier ice facilities in the midtown area.

For U10 – U13 Divisions

  • Additional weekly skills sessions with paid, professional instructors.
  • Custom North Toronto-branded team jersey and colour-coordinated hockey socks
  • Early season warmup/evaluation skates, in-season games and year-end Round-Robin tournament with awards
  • All HL games & skills sessions are scheduled at premier ice facilities in the midtown area.

For U14 and older Divisions

  • Custom North Toronto-branded team jersey colour-coordinated hockey socks.
  • Early season warmup/evaluation skates, in-season games and year-end playoff series with awards
What is the refund policy?

Refunds for Learn to Play & House League

With the current uncertainty due to Covid-19, NTHA has implemented a new refund policy for this session.

  • If the program is shut down for public health reasons, we are still obligated to fulfill our contractual obligations, and we cannot guarantee a refund.
  • Should we be unable to provide a program, NTHA reserves the right to cancel the program and provide the participants a partial refund.
  • There will be no refunds for missed ice times due to illness or injury.

At all other times, you must notify the Registrar via email (registrar@nthockey.ca) about your intent to withdraw and to request any refund, if applicable. Authorized refunds will be issued within 30 days of receiving written notification.

Players who are on a Wait List, or who otherwise have their registration declined because their division/session is full will receive a 100% refund (however no refund will be provided until an official request to withdraw is received by the Registrar.)

Prior to August 1st, players may withdraw and receive a refund of any fees paid minus the $125 deposit, which is not refundable.

From August 1st – Sept. 15th, there is no refund available unless:

  • Your player’s division/session has an active Wait List and your players’ spot is replaced by a new registrant from that list by Sept. 15. In this case, the refund will be for any fees paid minus the $125 deposit, which is not refundable.

After Sept. 15th, there is no refund available.

Exclusions and Exceptions

  1. Players registered in U10-U18 (b.2003-2011) House League may receive a refund as follows:
    1.  The player is carded to a North Toronto “A” or “AA” team (100% refund)
    2. We receive confirmation from the GTHL that the player has been carded on a “A”, “AA” or “AAA” team at another club, within 4 days of the end of the corresponding tryout window, and BEFORE the player confirms acceptance of a roster position on a North Toronto Select team (a refund minus the $125.00 admin. fee).
  2. Any player that accepts a roster position with a North Toronto Select team following the last tryout session OR any player that accepts an invitation to a Red or Green CDS team tryout, and subsequently wishes to withdraw from House League at any time after will receive no refund.
  3. According to GTHL Rules 7.11 & 7.12, you may be registered with only one hockey club/association at any given time in the Hockey Canada Registry. Any player found to be registered with multiple clubs/associations and who chooses to withdraw from North Toronto will be subject to the above refund conditions, including the $125 non-refundable deposit.
  4. No refunds will be issued due to:
    1. Players not passing virus screening protocols such as thermal scans, questionnaires or any other required protocols.
    2. Players not following mandatory isolation rules and protocols before, during and after any on-ice activities.
  5. After the season start (as defined by the first scheduled and publicly posted on-ice session) the North Toronto Hockey Association reserves the right to determine how much refund, if any, may be owing as a cause of:
    1. Any level of government, their corresponding health authorities, or our hockey governing bodies issuing unforeseen lockdown/isolation directives that prevent us from delivering our programming as promised.
    2. Any ice facilities becoming unusable temporarily or permanently due to any virus-related closures, fire, mechanical failure, labour disruption or weather-related events.
    3. Any player who withdraws their participation voluntarily or involuntarily for any reason, including quarantine/isolation orders, illness/injury, the results of virus testing/screening, and other virus-related conditions.
  6. The NTHA reserves the right to modify all programming at any time in response to local virus outbreaks, virus-related directives from government, our hockey governing bodies, and our arena suppliers. Such modifications may include but are not limited to:
    1. Reductions in the number of players on the ice or a reduction in ice time.
    2. Changes to the times and/or location of program sessions.
    3. Substituting hockey skills sessions for competitive games.
    4. Temporary cancellations of program sessions as required.

Fine
Details

What equipment is required?

Once your child enrols in hockey, it will be important to properly outfit your player with the following mandatory equipment:

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

  • CSA-approved Helmet with wire face mask or Plastic Face Shield
    • Used helmets expire 6.5 years from date of manufacture. Check the labels if using.
  • Hockey Gloves
  • BNQ-Approved Neck Guard
  • Elbow Pads
  • Shin Pads
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Jock / Jill underpants with protective cup
  • Hockey Pants
  • Hockey Skates
  • Hockey Stick

While we show some equipment in NT colours, any colour (usually Black) is fine.

USEFUL ACCESSORIES

  • Long johns and a thin long sleeve shirt (or pajamas) under equipment will improve comfort and absorb perspiration.
  • Hockey equipment bag, skate guards, water bottle and stick tape.
  • Waterproof labels for all equipment as pieces can get mixed-up in the change room.
Code of Conduct

Please review our Code of Conduct to ensure compliance for both you and your child.

Read full Code of Conduct

HOUSE LEAGUE RULES

Our House League rules are designed to ensure every player enjoys a fun, inclusive and fair hockey experience.

Read full Rules

“The lessons of community and teamwork that hockey teaches have no borders. It’s important to remember why we play hockey, not what level we play.”

Choose Program & Sign Up

Next Steps

1 All programs cost $725. Choose your child’s age division from the list to review the time and locations. You must register your child in the division that corresponds to their birth year.

2 Click on the Register Now! button below and you will be taken to our Secure Payment portal.

3 House League Registration is open. Register Now!

Program Times and Locations

Division: U7 (born 2016)
  • Two – one hour sessions per week (one game and one skills session).
  • Three tiers of skill level. A, B and C. Your tier will determine your times.
  • Players will be evaluated during the first few sessions and assigned a skill level to ensure team and division balance.
  • Small ice activity, skill development will be part of every week.
  • Games will be cross-ice only.
  • Games held on Saturday mornings.
  • Professional skills instruction sessions will be held on Sundays mid morning – early afternoon. Rotating times.
  • Festival in early April 2023 will celebrate the season and hand out awards.
Division: U8 (born 2015)
  • Two – one hour sessions per week (one game and one skills session).
  • Three tiers of skill level. A, B and C. Your tier will determine your times.
  • Small ice activity, and some skill development will take place most weeks, and Games will be half/modified ice for the full season.
  • Players will be evaluated during the first few sessions and assigned a skill level to ensure team and division balance.
  • Games will be rotated early afternoon Saturdays, or late Sunday mornings.
  • Professional skills instruction sessions will be rotated and held on Saturdays or Sundays.
Division: U9 (born 2014)
  • Two – one hour sessions per week (one game and one skills session).
  • Three tiers of skill level. A, B and C. Your tier will determine your times.
  • Players will be evaluated during the first few sessions and assigned a skill level to ensure team and division balance.
  • Small ice activity, and some skill development will take place most weeks, and Games will be half/modified ice for the first half of the season.
  • Full ice games will be held in the second half of the season.
  • Games held on Saturday or Sunday mornings.
  • Professional skills instruction sessions will be held on Sundays mid morning or Mondays evenings.
Division: U10-11 (born 2012 & 2013)
  • Two – one hour sessions per week (one game and one skills session).
  • Teams will be a mix of House League players and Select players.
  • Re-balancing may take place up to Thanksgiving to ensure balanced teams as much as possible.
  • Games will be rotated and held on Sunday mid morning to late afternoon.
  • Professional skills instruction sessions will be rotated and held on Saturday mid morning to late afternoon.
Division: U12-13 (born 2010 & 2011)
  • Two – one hour sessions per week (one game and one skills session).
  • Teams will be a mix of House League players and Select players.
  • Re-balancing will take place after the season starts to ensure balanced teams as much as possible.
  • Games will be rotated and held Sunday mornings.
  • Professional skills instruction sessions will be rotated and held Saturday afternoon.
Division: U14-15 (born 2008 & 2009)
  • Games all rotated and played Saturday evening.
  • Teams will be a mix of House League players and Select players.
  • Re-balancing will take place after the season starts to ensure balanced teams as much as possible.
Division: U16 / U17 / U18 (born 2005 / 2006 / 2007)
  • Games all rotated and played Saturday early evening.
  • Teams will be a mix of U16, U17 and U18 players and will have a balance of House League and Select.
  • Re-balancing will take place after the season starts to ensure balanced teams as much as possible.

Register for the 2022-23 Season!

with appreciation to

Our Sponsors

As with volunteers, our programs would be nearly impossible to run without the generous financial support of the businesses and individuals in our community. Thank you to the following 2021-22 House League Sponsors!

The action is online!

NT Live

Registered families can enroll with Game on Stream to watch all the House League action live or on demand — great for grandparents or anyone who can’t make it to the arena. Check here for an enrolment link just prior to the start of games.

Just for House League

Contact Us

Have questions? Want to volunteerFor all things House League, you can email hl@nthockey.ca.

Full List of Contacts

President – NTHA: president@nthockey.ca
Registration: registrar@nthockey.ca
House League & Learn to Play Program: hl@nthockey.ca
Skills & LTP: natali.robinson@nthockey.ca
CDS/Select Program: select@nthockey.ca
GTHL Program: gthl@nthockey.ca
Head of Referees: referee@nthockey.ca
Sponsorship: sponsorship@nthockey.ca
Coaching: coaching@nthockey.ca
Volunteers: volunteer@nthockey.ca
Alumni and Recognition: greenwall@nthockey.ca

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