TCHL House League Hockey
The Thornhill Community Hockey League is proud to announce that we have been in the community since 1960. Over the years our focus continues to be providing fun and safe hockey to the children and young adults involved within our hockey association.
Our philosophy of providing children a solid foundation of hockey fundamentals before integrating game experience develops better hockey players over the long term. The Thornhill Community Hockey League offers two program streams – House League and Select which provides our players and their families with a hockey experience that meets their commitment and competitive needs.
The Thornhill Community Hockey Leagues strives to:-
- Maintain and increase the interest in the game of hockey.
- Develop physical skills that will give them a lasting desire to play sports.
- Provide an opportunity for every person who wants to play hockey regardless of their ability.
- Develop the spirit of good sportsmanship.
- Use hockey to create good citizens
- Set good examples for our children
The TCHL House League Program runs from mid September to the end of March. House League hockey is for all skill levels and to give children a place to play hockey in a non-competitive and fun environment.
There is no body contact in our house league divisions.
The House League Program at Thornhill Community Hockey League provides an opportunity for children of all ages to learn and play the game of hockey. It is open to all participants regardless of ability.The goals are to have fun and to make friends while playing our great game of hockey.
Players receive equal ice time and the chance to improve their skills while teaching them to respect their teammates, their opponents, and the officials. This will ensure that they enjoy the sport and benefit from being part of a team.
The House League portion of the TCHL is designed to provide an environment of fair and fun hockey. Since the skill level among House League players can be drastically different, the TCHL reserves the right to transfer players from one team to another. This decision will be made before photo day by the division convenor, allowing the league the opportunity to correct any competitive imbalances. The purpose of this rule is to attempt to ensure that every House League player has a fun and safe hockey experience.
We are aware that it is sometimes difficult for a player to move to another team mid season, and all convenors do their best to keep trades to a minimum.
While we fully appreciate the community aspect of the program and we try very hard to make it a fun experience for all, in the past years the league accepted player requests. Such requests often make it difficult to balance the teams initially or to make appropriate trades. The league will no longer be accepting player requests, however carpool considerations will apply only to registrants who must travel great distances to reach the arena.
The Thornhill Community Hockey League is a volunteer run not for profit organization. The ability to offer its house league and select programs is completely based on its members being willing to contribute their volunteer time as an executive, director, coach, convenor and/or sponsor.
Please consider contributing your resources in some way by offering to coach a team, convene a division, sponsor a team or volunteer your time in any capacity.
Our programs are all co-ed offered to boys and girls aged 4 to U-21 years old.
There are no municipal restrictions to play hockey in the Thornhill Community Hockey League.
Siblings in the same division will be placed on the same teams.
- Registration for the TCHL is done through Hockey Canada’s (HCR) online registration system.
- When registering, we request that you use an email address that you check regularly as this will be our means of communication with you and our players. Please do NOT use your child’s email address for registration purposes. If you have used your child’s email address within the registration system, you do have an option to edit the information.
- The form will not advance unless you fill in all mandatory fields (they are identified with an asterisk *).
- Only the divisions that the player is eligible will be presented.
- In the past years the league accepted player requests. Such requests often make it difficult to balance the teams initially or to make appropriate trades. The league will no longer be accepting player requests, however carpool considerations will apply only to registrants who must travel great distances to reach the arena.
|Learn to Play Hockey||All Ages||n/a||Mon 6.00PM-7.00PM||$400|
|Mite||4 to 5||2011 / 2010*||Sat 11.00AM-12.00PM||n/a||$400|
|Tyke||5 to 6||2010 / 2009||Sat 12.00PM-2.00PM||Fri 5.00PM-6.00PM||$600|
|Novice||7 to 8||2008 / 2007||Sat 7.00AM-11.00AM||Sun 2.00PM-5.00PM||$600|
|Atom||9 to 10||2006 / 2005||Sat 2.00PM-5.00PM||Sun 7.00AM-10.00AM||$600|
|Peewee||11 to 12||2004 / 2003||Sat 3.00PM-6.00PM||Sun 10.00AM-1.00PM||$600|
|Bantam||13 to 14||2002 / 2001||Sat 5.00PM-7.00PM||Mon 7.00PM-10.00PM||$600|
|Midget||15 - 17||2000 / 1999 / 1998||Mon 7.00PM-10.00PM||n/a||$550|
* Those born in the year 2010 (5 year olds) have the choice of playing in:
1. Mite Division which is one session per week on Saturdays and is an introduction to skating and hockey
2. Tyke Division which involves one practice and one game every week.
House League – All schedules posted are tentative and can be changed
Before Oct 1st: Full Refund less $75
After Oct 1st & before Nov 1st: Full Refund less $150
After Nov 1st: No Refund
An additional $20.00 will also be deducted for credit card fees
All players are required to wear the following equipment at all times when on the ice.
- CSA approved helmet with full face cage or shield
- Neck guard
- Shoulder pads
- Elbow pads
- Jock (males)
- Jill (females)
- Garter belt or shorts with velcro to hold up socks
- Hockey pants
- Shin guards
Mouth guards are not mandatory but optional.
The TCHL will provide to every player a team sweater and socks.