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Welcome to our online registration hub. Below is all of the information you should need to register your child. Please do not hesitate to contact if the information you are looking for isn't below. We look forward to our season together. HOCKEY, STRONGER THAN EVER!

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The East Gwillibury Minor Hockey Association (EGMHA) operates the minor hockey programs in the Town of East Gwillimbury, we are affiliated with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. We are a not for profit, volunteer-run hockey association for players, ages 4 and up.  EGMHA offers Minor Development, House League, and Local League programs.

Registration costs vary depending on the age group.  Please see our Registration Information page for costs.

Costs aren’t as high as you think. We have a basic registration fee which includes a standard level of programming. Additional activity, like playing on a Minor Development or Select team, playing tournaments do involve extra fees. 
Basic registration includes standard programming. Players in the House League program will receive two hours/week on the ice, a team jersey, a pair of hockey socks, a team photo and an end-of-season banquet.  For players in the Local League program, the number of practices provided depends on the division (all players do receive 2 team jerseys and socks and a team photo).
Yes, they can! We’re here to help your child develop this key part of the game. We recommend that new players be somewhat comfortable on skates, able to navigate themselves across the ice with minimal assistance and to get up on their own when they fall down. Our experience has shown that when a first time player feels they have a chance to move with the play then they are more likely to enjoy the experience and hockey is more likely to become a continuing part of their life. 
Players who are new to hockey will be required to upload their full name, birth certificate, and proof of residential address to the Hockey Canada HCR system. If this is the first time you are registering your child in hockey, you (the parent or guardian) will need to complete a simple, but important, Respect program prior to registration.
The current targeted start date is late-September 2023 for Minor Development teams. Evaluations for House League and Local League will begin in either late-September or early-October and the season will start shortly thereafter.  Please make sure to bring your child to the evaluations as it helps us create balanced teams for the season. The season is expected to end in mid-March.
To make sure we keep our players safe, we require you to provide all the items shown in the picture below. It’s important that your child’s equipment be in good condition, comfortable, and properly fitted in order to avoid injury. Our association can offer help where needed to make sure your child is equipped to play

As with most sports, kids’ hockey is different than the professional game you may watch on television. Our association is committed to keeping your child safe. We do this by having:

  • strict rules for equipment and behaviour,
  • a strong emphasis on teaching skills over contact,
  • no bodychecking allowed until the U14 level,
  • the option of no bodychecking in the higher age levels,
  • trained game officials who enforce league rules,
  • certified coaches and trainers for every team.

We believe hockey is a sport for life, where positive team experiences are always the priority.

Generally the House League hockey program operates on Saturdays & Sundays; with practices on Saturdays and games on Sundays. The ice times will be consistent through the season.   While we won’t know for sure until we finalize our yearly ice contract with the town, we try our best to keep the times consistent with the previous year. 


While ice times are subject to change, here is general idea of what to expect:





10:30 – 11:30 am
11:30 - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 1:30 pm

7:30 - 8:30 am
8:30 - 9:30 am
9:30 - 10:30 am

1:30 – 12:30 pm

10:30 - 11:30 am


11:00 - 12:00 pm

11:30 - 12:30 pm


8:00 – 9:00 am

10:00 – 11:00 am

12:00 – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 2:00 pm

Local League and Rep teams don’t have a consistent day, generally they will play games at various days, times and locations throughout the week.  Practices for Local League and associated provided practices for Rep will always be in EG, and practice times will usually be consistent. 

Absolutely in our House League program for all ages below U11 (generally U13 and up, we tend of have dedicated goalies for each team). For the younger ages, we provide each team with a set of goalie equipment, and believe in rotating the goaltending position on a weekly basis, allowing all players the opportunity to try goaltending.   
Registration regularly includes one game and one practice per week for our House League and Local League Programs, so families can expect a minimum of 24 ice sessions over the course of a season. The typical Rep/MD Team commitment is generally 2 games per week, 1-2 practices per week, 2-4 tournaments per season.  (This may vary, so please contact us for details.)

Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about you.  You will be contacted sometime in mid to late September by the association to let you know what your assigned times are for House League and/or Local League evaluations.  Players must be in full equipment for evaluations (including neck and mouth guards). Also keep checking the EGMHA website over the summer as we’ll keep you posted of any news regarding our House League and Local League programs.


The continued success of the EGMHA is very dependent on the strength of our volunteers and we are always looking for new people willing to contribute their time to our various programs. You do not need to be a hockey expert to help us with our programs. We are always in need of good Coaching candidates, but we also need people who have good organizational skills and above all a passion to help and work with children. If you are interested in helping us in any of the many roles we need help with, please contact one of our Executive members to discuss.  For contact information of the Executives, please click on the About Us drop down menu and then click on the Executive & Staff option which will provide you with contact information.

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