ALLIANCE Hockey, through our Member Associations, offers Recreational Hockey for first time participants. Below is information on where these programs can be found, what is involved in terms of approximate costs, number of games and programming. ALLIANCE Hockey is a member of Hockey Canada and the Ontario Hockey Federation.
DEFINITION OF RECREATIONAL HOCKEY
Recreational Hockey is the base level of Hockey also referred to as House League Hockey. Ages run from 6 to 21 years of age depending on the programming in that particular association.
HOW MANY ICE-TIMES WOULD THERE BE IN RECREATIONAL HOCKEY?
• Approximately 3 times every two weeks
• Approximately 30 ice-times per year
WHAT IS THE APPROXIMATE COST?
• For actual cost contact the Association.
• Typically includes ice-time, jersey and in some cases, socks
IS MY SON OR DAUGHTER INSURED WHEN THEY PLAY?
• ALLIANCE Hockey belongs to the Ontario Hockey Federation and Hockey Canada
• Each participant is insured through Hockey Canada
ICE HOCKEY SEEMS LIKE A ROUGH SPORT… WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF MY SON OR DAUGHTER GETTING INJURED?
• ALLIANCE Recreational Hockey has a rule where there is no body checking. There is still the opportunity for injury. The percentages decrease with body checking not in the game.
• The participant has the opportunity to learn without the concern of body checking.
WHICH ALLIANCE ASSOCIATIONS OFFER HOUSE LEAGUE PROGRAMMING?
The following list are the associations within the ALLIANCE who offer house league programming:
- Brantford Community Hockey
- Brantford Minor Hockey
- Burlington Lions Optimists
- Cambridge Minor Hockey
- Greater Fort Erie Minor Hockey
- Greater London Hockey
- Hamilton Minor Hockey Council
- Kitchener Minor Hockey
- Sarnia Minor Hockey
- St. Catharines CYO
- Stratford Rotary Hockey
- Waterloo Minor Hockey
- Woodstock Minor Hockey