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This page was updated September 2, 2020. 

September 2:  2020 Season Status Update:  

The following is an update of our July and August 1, 2020 communications. Updates are in red. 

"Many of you are asking what YMHC’s plans are for the 2020 house league season.

Further to our updates released July and August 1, 2020 we advise that the GTHL released their "Game Plan" - Return to Hockey Framework Version 1 on September 1, 2020.  The Plan, which contains numerous revisions from previous versions, outlines the timeframes, protocols and procedures that all GTHL affiliated organizations (initiation, house league, select and rep) must follow in connection with the 2020 season.  

YMHC is now working very hard with the GTHL and the City to put together our 2020 house league programs based on the Game Plan framework.  YMHC is also working with other local hockey associations to share understanding of the Game Plan, share best practices and explore possible avenues of collaboration.  

In order for YMHC to confirm our intentions for the 2020 season a few things must happen:

  • The City of Toronto and the GTHL must announce their “Return to Play” protocols. At this time, they have not confirmed their guidelines.  We will advise you when this happens.

Update September 2: September 1, 2020:   The GTHL published their “Game Plan” - Return to Hockey Framework Version 1. This Plan outlines the timelines, protocols and procedures for the 2020 season.  To view the Plan – please click here.

  • YMHC must then review these guidelines, implement required procedures, and then complete the registration process.

Update September 2:   YMHC is now reviewing the Plan and is in the process determining how to formulate our house league play.   YMHC will communicate our plans including the revised registration deadline and next steps by mid September.  

  • Based on the timing of these announcements and the number of registrants YMHC will then make final decisions about the start date and length of the season, finalize our divisional structure and general schedule.

Update September 2:   YMHC emphasizes that we can not make informed decisions about divisional play until the registration process has been completed.   Further details will be provided by mid September.

If YMHC is not able to offer a full season of play, we will issue full or applicable refunds based on the length of the season. 

YMHC intends to offer our annual Used Equipment Drive and Apparel program, subject to the above."

 

Registration for RETURNING YMHC players (players who played in YMHC during the 2019 / 2020 season) for the 2020 / 2021 season begins Monday April 13, 2020 and ends Sunday April 19, 2020. You may still register after that date but your spot is not guaranteed. 

Email waitlist pre-registration for NEW, (players who have never played in YMHC) , SIBLING, RETURNING YMHC REP and new LEARN TO PLAY players takes place initially by email starting Saturday April 11, 2020 at 9am. For more information - please click here.

For the 2020 / 2021 season YMHC is looking for new players in all age groups, especially players born in 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2008 to 2003.

New for the 2020 / 2021 season: YMHC referral credit.  If you refer a new player to YMHC you are eligible to receive a $25 credit.  For full details - please click here.

New for the 2020 / 2021 season: YMHC will be implementing  additional changes under the Hockey Canada Player Pathway.  For more information - please click here.

The OHF and the GTHL have adopted new divisional naming conventions in connection with the 2020 / 2021 season.   For more information -  please click here

New YMHC Apparel Program: Do you want to show your YMHC team and community spirit?  YMHC is proud to continue our very successful apparel program. Details concerning our 2020 fall program will be updated by October 1, 2020.  For more information – please click here.

Learn to Play Program: YMHC will continue to offer a Learn to Play program in connection with our 2020 / 2021 season.  YMHC will accept registration for this program following the same email waitlist registration guidelines for New players and Siblings. Learn to Play participants are entitled to priority registration into our Tyke and Minor Novice programs.  For more information - please click here.  

Used Equipment Drive:  Don't throw out  your old equipment!   YMHC will  once again offer our very successful used equipment drive this fall.  For more information - please click here

YMHC now has a twitter handle: @GTHL_YorkMills

Important information and dates for the 2020 / 2021 season:

YMHC has adopted teamSNAP as our primary team and league communication tool. Please make sure your Hockey Canada email address (not your Hockey Canada log-in email address) is current as we use this address for all league communications. For more information - please click here.

  • Coaches Meeting:  There will be a mandatory Coaches meeting  (dates and times to be advised) at the  Toronto Cricket Club.  House league and select coaching staff must attend 1 of these sessions.  Please park across the street at Armour Heights Public School.  For more details - please click here

  • Select Try-outs: The 2020 / 2021 select try-out schedule will be updated by March 31, 2020. For more information - please click here.

  • Rep Try-outs: The 2020 / 2021 season rep try-out schedule will be updated March 24, 2020. For more information - please click here.

  • House League Season Begins: House League begins Tuesday October 13, 2020. Please check your Divisions Schedule for additional information.  For more information - please click here. The 1st  / 2nd weeks are player assessment unless advised otherwise. 

  • 2020 / 2021 Fees:  In recognition of the challenges resulting from COVID-19 YMHC advises that registration fees across all house league programs have been reduced by $50.  For the 2020 / 2021 season, provided you register between Monday April 13 and Tuesday September 1 the YMHC house league fees are as follows: Under 14 (Minor Bantam (age 13)) and younger: $675 (reduced from $725 / includes practice); Under 15 (Bantam (age 14)) and older $550 (reduced from $600) and Learn to Play: $275 (reduced form $325.  For late registrations (except Learn to Play), made on or after Wednesday September 2, 2020 the fee increases by $50.  In addition to a reduction in fees YMHC has also implemented a 4-tranche payment process across all programs for the 2020 season.  The initial registration fee across all YMHC programs will be $25.  The balance of fees will be equally split and automatically charged to your credit card on the 1st of July, August and September 2020.  Failure to make all payments means that registration into YMHC for the 2020 / 2021 season will be nullified. 

  • House League Schedules: The House League general schedule for the 2020 / 2021 season will not be updated until August 1, 2020. To view the general schedule for the 2020 / 2021 season - please click here.. The regular season team schedules will not be posted on the web site or teamSNAP until the 1st of October 2020.

  • Games / Practices Canceled: In the event that any house league games or practices are canceled due to bad weather or arena closures you will be advised via teamSNAP. 

  • Used Equipment Drive:  For details on our 2020 used equipment drive  - please click here

  • Halloween:  Games and practices scheduled for Thursday October 29, 2020 are canceled for younger divisions.   

  • Christmas Holidays: Games and practices are suspended starting Friday December 18, 2020. Games and practices resume on Monday January 4th, 2021.

  • Picture Day:  For 2020 dates - please click here

  • Family Day: Monday February 15, 2021. Play canceled for all divisions.

  • Playoffs: Please check your particular Divisions Schedule.

  • March Break: Games and practices are suspended starting Friday March 5 to Sunday March 21, 2021. Games and practices resume on Monday March 22nd, 2021. 

  • Championship Day: Saturday March 27, 2021. 

  • YMHC Coaches and Trainers: YMHC participates in the Toronto Police Reference Check Program. All Coaches, Assistants and Trainers at the House League and Select levels must complete the GTHL Team Officials Certificate (available from your Convenor). This is an annual requirement.

  • 2020 / 2021 Registration Period:  Monday April 13, 2020 to Sunday April 19, 2020 for Returning players. New players, siblings and learn to play participants preregister by email starting Saturday April 11th, 2020 at 9am. 

  • Questions? Contact ymhcregistrar@rogers.com