House 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 2020/21 Season begins April 16th, 2020

Register for the U7 (Tyke) division with an option to add hockey school (birth years 2015 and 2014) 

Register for the U9 (Novice) division with an option to add hockey school (birth years 2013 and 2012)  

Register a player for the U11 (Atom) division (birth years 2011 and 2010)   

Register a player for the U13 (Peewee) division (birth years 2009 and 2008)

Register a player for the U15 (Bantam) division (birth years 2007 and 2006)

Register a player for the U18 (Midget) division (birth years 2005, 2004 and 2003)


*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 2020/21 Season

Birth Year Age as of Jan 1, 2020 DMCHL House League Divisions NYHL/GTHL Divisions
2015 5 U7 Tyke (Saturday mornings) U7
2014 6
2013 7 U8 Minor Novice (Saturday mornings) U8
2012 8 U9 Novice (Saturday mornings) U9
2011 9 U11 Atom (Saturday mornings/afternoons) U19
2010 10 U11
2009 11 U13 Peewee (Saturday mornings/afternoons) U12
2008 12 U13
2007 13 U15 Bantam (Wednesday nights) U14
2006 14 U15
2005 15 U18 Midget (Monday nights) U16
2004 16 U17
2003 17 U18

 


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

U7 Tyke Division:  The U7 (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 $450 early bird till Aug 15th, 2020.  Then $500.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis we have set up multiple payments,

$25 now, $100 Aug 15, $200 Sept 1st, $125 Oct 10th.  These will be automatic payments on your credit card used.

U9 (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 $450 early bird till Aug 15th, 2020.  Then $500.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis we have set up multiple payments,

$25 now, $100 Aug 15, $200 Sept 1st, $125 Oct 10th.  These will be automatic payments on your credit card used.

U11 (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 mornings/afternoon and practice times every other Sunday morning.

Cost $450 early bird till Aug 15th, 2020.  Then $500.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis we have set up multiple payments,

$25 now, $100 Aug 15, $200 Sept 1st, $125 Oct 10th.  These will be automatic payments on your credit card used.

U13 (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 morning/afternoon and practice times every other Sunday morning.

Cost $450 early bird till Aug 15th, 2020.  Then $500.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis we have set up multiple payments,

$25 now, $100 Aug 15, $200 Sept 1st, $125 Oct 10th.  These will be automatic payments on your credit card used.

U15 (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 normally Wednesday night.  Practice day and time TBD.

Cost $450 early bird till Aug 15th, 2020.  Then $500.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis we have set up multiple payments,

$25 now, $100 Aug 15, $200 Sept 1st, $125 Oct 10th.  These will be automatic payments on your credit card used.

U18 (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 $450 early bird till Aug 15th, 2020.  Then $500.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis we have set up multiple payments,

$25 now, $100 Aug 15, $200 Sept 1st, $125 Oct 10th.  These will be automatic payments on your credit card used.


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.

U7 (Tyke) games are played first thing Saturday mornings, start times usually 7am and 7:55am.  Times could change.

U9 (Minor Novice and Novice) division games are played on Saturday mornings, start times usually between 8:55am and 10:50am. Times could change.

U11 (Atom) division games are played Saturday mornings/afternoons, start times usually between 11:00am and 12:50pm. Times could change.

U13 (Peewee) division games are played on Saturday afternoons, start times usually between 12:45pm and 2:45pm.  Times could change.

U15 (Bantam) division games are played Wednesday nights starting at 7:30pm
and 8:30pm.  Practice day and time TBD.

U18 (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. 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 between 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 enrollment 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 Hockey Canada and varies from one year to the next but is typically mid to late April.  U11 and under will have tryouts in September.  Try out dates are also subject to ice available and the discretion 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.

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:

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

Jerseys and Socks
Registration 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 2020/21 programs will be issued up to September 30th, 2020.  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).