About House League (Guelph Minor Hockey Association)

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House League provides the opportunity to over 900 players to play the game we all love.  GMHA House League Season will commence the last week of September.  A detailed schedule of evaluation skates, season games and practices will be available on the website.  The season concludes with Championship Weekend in March.

Our Association could not exist without a devoted and enthusiastic group of volunteer parents and non-parents.  Our hope is that through the players experience our youth will discover the warm fellowship of team play, the friendly rivalry of competition, leadership and athletic skills, and a vision for their future. We work to provide a fun and comfortable environment, where players are taught the knowledge and skills required to play the game. 

Every House League division has a Convenor and each team is assigned a bench consisting of a Head Coach, Assistant Coach (es) and a Trainer.  All bench staff are subject to a mandatory Police Records Check and are required to complete the designated OMHA coaching certification programs pertaining to the division in which they are participating. 

Together we will strive to work with a clear commitment to excellence, with the very best interests of our youth foremost in our minds and with a vivid attitude of pride in our association, our city, our country and the game of hockey.

Work hard, have fun and enjoy the season.

House League:

Our house league program in all divisions is non body contact, and all games and practices are in Guelph.

Each player receives a team jersey, pair of team socks along with an individual player and team picture.
Teams are selected by the division Coaches and the Convenor after a pre-session evaluation of all players and further team balancing decision are made by the Director of House League where required. Players will be notified around the middle of September as to a start time. 
You are then drafted to your HL team, for the season to begin end of Sept/early Oct.
All players and rostered bench staff are covered under Hockey Canada Insurance policy as the GMHA is a sanctioned member of this association. Team are eligible to participate in all Hockey Canada sanctioned tournaments for extra game/team building experience.

House League Select: 

House League Select is offered in conjunction with our house league program.  In addition to your child`s house league team they will also play 2 games a month with this Select team,  1 home game and 1 away game and have additional practices a month. The Select team will also do approximately 3 tournaments during the season. If you have been selected to play on this team in your child's division you will have an additional select fee expense which is paid to the team by November. This extra fee will cover your extra game and practice ice along with the cost of the jerseys. House League Rostered Select will have tryouts in the fall. You must live in our residential boundaries to be eligible to attend tryouts for the Select Program.  If you purchased a rep pass in the spring for our AAA, AA, A, or AE teams, you do not have to purchase a select pass as this is included in the pass. If you are interested in trying out for the select program but did not purchased a pass in the spring, please watch the home page of our website for details, tryout schedule and to purchase a pass for $25.00.

How to register:
Registration for House League is a first come first served bases, so register sooner than later before divisions fill. If you are a returning HL player you will use your Hockey Canada password and e-mail address to login and complete the registration. New players will create and account and then proceed with the registration. To register please go to our registration tab The registration site will set your child automatically in their correct division by age.

At the time you sign your child up for house league, in order to comply with GMHA and Hockey Canada Ruling all plays must be paid in full and 1 parent from each family participating in this program must complete the Respect in Sport parent program which is completed on line. This course only needs to be completed once. If you then have an additional child starting in the future you will need to go back into this course site to the child management section and add the addition child.  These above two items must be completed before you will receive call or email to start the season. You will find the course link under the registration tab on our website. You will be provided a code to submit at the end of this course which takes care of the payment needed.