Don Mills Civitan Hockey League: House League Program
Registration Players per Team Key Dates
Age Groups Number of Teams Photos and Trophies
Rules of Play Team Balancing Equipment
Times & Locations Inter League play Jerseys and Socks
Code of Conduct Refund Policy  






 


Registration for the 2019/20 Season begins April 14th, 2019

Register for the Tyke division with an option to add hockey school (birth years 2014 and 2013) 

Register for the Novice division with an option to add hockey school (birth years 2012 and 2011)  

Register a player for the Atom division (birth years 2010 and 2009)   

Register a player for the Peewee division (birth years 2008 and 2007)

Register a player for the Bantam division (birth years 2006 and 2005)

Register a player for the Midget division (birth years 2004, 2003 and 2002)


*Note - to register for Hockey School only (as opposed to both House League and Hockey School together) please go to the Hockey School page on this site


Age Groups
The DMCHL house league is divided up into seven age groups according to birth year.  The age groups correspond to those used by most other Canadian hockey organizations.  Information in the table below applies to the 2019/20 Season

Birth Year Age as of Jan 1, 2019 DMCHL House League Divisions NYHL/GTHL Divisions
2014 5 Tyke (Saturday mornings) Tyke
2013 6
2012 7 Minor Novice (Saturday mornings) Minor Novice
2011 8 Novice (Saturday mornings) Major Novice
2010 9 Atom (Saturday afternoons) Minor Atom
2009 10 Major Atom
2008 11 Peewee (Saturday afternoons) Minor Peewee
2007 12 Major Peewee
2006 13 Bantam (Wednesday nights) Minor Bantam
2005 14 Major Bantam
2004 15 Midget (Monday nights) Minor Midget
2003 16 Midget Jr.
2002 17 Midget Sr.

 


Rules of play
All games are played according to official Hockey Canada Rules, however the format of the game does vary across divisions.

Tyke Division:  The Tyke season begins with Hockey School.  For the first four weeks, players are taught the fundamentals of hockey by a professional instructor.  During this period, players are evaluated and grouped by ability as either "A", "B" or "C" level.  In week five, we form four teams with equal distributions of A, B and C players and begin the regular season.   Cross ice games will be  implemented again this year.  As per Hockey Canada regulations.  Game times are Saturday mornings.  Practice times are every other Sunday morning.

"A" level players from one team play against the other teams "A" line; "B" line vs. "B" line and so on.   Clock is set to running time.

Cost $425 early bird till June 15th, 2019.  Then $475.

Minor Novice and Novice Divisions:  Games are played on modified ice for the first half of the season with professional instruction at one end. Full ice may be implemented in the second half.  "A" level players from one team play against the other teams "A" line; "B" line vs. "B" line and so on.  Division may be split into Minor Novice and Novice.  Game times are Saturday mornings and practice times are every other Sunday morning. Further details will be finalized closer to the start of the season.

Cost $425 early bird till June 15th, 2019.  Then $475.

Atom Division:  Games are split into three fifteen-minute periods, with each period split into five shifts of three minutes each.  Lines may be matched, if they are matched "A" level players from one team play against the other teams "A" line; "B" line vs. "B" line and so on.  Clock is set to running time except in the final minute of a game when the difference is two goals or less.  Game times are Saturday afternoon and practice times every other Sunday morning.

Cost $425 early bird till June 15th, 2019.  Then $475.

Peewee Division:  Games are three fifteen minute periods, running time, shift on the fly.  Clock will revert to stop time in the last minute of a game if the score differential is two goals or less.  Game times are Saturday afternoon and practice times every other Sunday morning.

Cost $425 early bird till June 15th, 2019.  Then $475.

Bantam Division: Games are three fifteen minute periods, running time, shift on the fly.  Clock will revert to stop time in the last minute of a game if the score differential is two goals or less.  Game times are Wednesday night.  Practice day and time TBD.

Cost $425 early bird till June 15th, 2019.  Then $475.

Midget Division: Games are three fifteen minute periods, running time, shift on the fly.  Clock we revert to stop time in the last minute of a game if the score differential is two goals or less.  Game times are Monday night.  There are no practice times for Midget.

Cost $390 early bird till June 15th, 2019.  Then $440.


Game and Practice Times and Locations
All games are played at Don Mills Arena, with the exception of some of the Exhibition games.

Most practices are also at Don Mills, however due to limited ice availability some practices may be scheduled at other nearby rinks such as Pleasantview Arena or Oriole Arena.

Games are played every week.  Practices are every other week except in the Midget division which does not include practices.  Practice times vary from one season to the next according to our yearly ice allocation from the City or Toronto.
The entire house league schedule posted online at the start of the season.  Start times could change depending on enrollment.

Tyke games are played Saturday mornings, start times usually 7am and 7:55am.  Times could change.

Minor Novice and Novice division games are played on Saturday mornings, start times usually between 8:55am and 10:50am. Times could change.

Atom division games are played Saturday afternoons, start times usually between 11:50am and 12:50pm. Times could change.

Peewee division games are played on Saturday afternoons, start times usually between 1:45pm and 2:45pm.  Times could change.

Bantam division games are played Wednesday nights starting at 7:30pm
and 8:30pm.  Practice day and time TBD.

Midget division games are played Monday nights starting at 8:00pm and 9:00pm


Code of Conduct
Coaches, Players and Spectators are expected to act in accordance with the golden rule and the Civitan creed "Builders of good citizenship".

Hockey can be an intense game.  Players and Referees are human beings - various kinds of on-ice incidents and missed calls can and will happen on occasion.  How we react and conduct ourselves in such circumstances should serve as an example for others to follow.
Cheer for your Team and remember the main reason we all come to the rink is to enjoy our game and have fun.


Number of Players and Teams
Each team may have to up to 15 skaters and a goalie.  In the 2018/19 season, all age groups had 4 teams each, with the exception of Minor Novice / Novice had 6 teams. The number of teams and players per team in each division may vary from year to year according to ice availability and enrollment.


Team Balancing
When teams are formed at the start of the season, we do our best to accommodate the various requests received for specific teammates and/or coaches, however the overriding goal is to create balanced teams.

Reality is such that each division will have a first place and a last place team, however should it become apparent that the skill difference between any two teams is too large, we will move players amongst the teams at mid-season (prior to picture day) in order to ensure competitive games


 


Key Dates

Registration: Online registration for next season begins immediately after the conclusion of the current season.  Space is limited and enrolment is on a first come first served basis.  A discount is usually offered for early registration.

Select Tryouts: The official start date for select tryouts is set by the NYHL and varies from one year to the next but is typically mid to late April.  Try out dates are also subject to ice available and the descretion of each individual Coach but may not occur prior to the NYHL sanctioned start date.  A player must have either played at Don Mills the previous season or be registered for next season's house league in order to be eligible for try-outs.

Start of the season: The season begins in October, the weekend after Thanksgiving

Christmas and New Year's: House League play is suspending during the Christmas/New Year's break

Exhibition games: The inter house league Exhibition games are typically held in mid to late January

Picture day: Team and Individual pictures are typically taken in mid to late January.

March Break: House League play continues throughout March Break

Playoffs:  Playoffs begin in late March or early April

Civitan Banquet: The annual Civitan fundraiser/End of Year get together is held the second week in April


Team Pictures and Trophies
The basic registration package includes individual and team pictures for each participant.

Players in the Tyke to Peewee age groups all receive a participation gift or trophy inscribed with either Particpant, Finalist or Champion.

Bantam and Midget age players on the Championship Teams  receive "DMCHL Champions" t-shirts.  Players on the playoff runner-up teams receive "DMCHL Finalists" t-shirts


Equipment
All players must wear full equipment, which includes the following:

  Helmut Shoulder Pads Hockey Pants Jersey Skates
  Face Protector Elbow Pads Jock/Jill Hockey Socks Stick
  Neck Guard Gloves Shin Pads    

Jerseys and Socks
Registraion includes a team jersey and a pair of hockey socks.  Jersey's have  the sponsor logos on the front.


Refund Policy
A $75 administrative fee  will be deducted from all full or partial refunds of player fees.  Refunds for players withdrawing from 2019/20 programs will be issued up to September 30th, 2019.  After September 30 fees will not be refunded. 

Players who are leaving to go to another hockey organization must also request that a release be executed within the Hockey Canada system.  The issuance of such a release is at the discretion of both the DMCHL and its governing body, the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL).