News and Announcements
On September 1, 2020, the GTHL released their “Game Plan – Return to Hockey Strategy Guidelines” which applies to teams playing House League and North York Hockey League (“NYHL”) Select. The document outlines in great detail how Parkwoods can safely return to on-ice hockey activities for our community while adhering to COVID-19 Return to Sport Guidelines. Parkwoods will adhere to all of these requirements as well as the City of Toronto’s COVID-19 guidelines. You can read the GTHL’s guidelines by clicking on the link below:
The focus for the upcoming 2020/21 season will be to get kids back to playing hockey in a safe environment. Hockey will look different this year, particularly at the beginning of the season. There will be a greater focus on development and the rules of the game will be different to limit physical contact (e.g., no face-offs). The number of players on each team will be limited to comply with the GTHL’s cohort requirements. We plan to start the season the week after Thanksgiving as usual, subject to public health requirements.
Allocation of players to House League will start shortly. In order to be considered for one of our House League teams, a player will be required to be registered in our house league system and pay the associated house league fee when that becomes payable. Please register now to secure your player’s spot.
There will be no tryouts (on or off ice) for Select teams, so our Select coaches will place players based on a player’s prior experience. If your child is interested in playing Select, please reach out to the Team Staff listed in the “Parkwoods Select Program” tab form the home page.
There are many new requirements but the Parkwoods team is working through them. We ask for your patience as we incorporate these requirements into planning our Parkwoods Hockey season and House League. We hope to communicate details soon.
Parkwoods Hockey League is pleased to announce that registration for the 2020-2021 season is open!
Good news! You can now register your child for Parkwoods’ 2020-2021 season without making any immediate payment. Payment will be due closer to the season opening once the details of the season are clearer.
Register now to secure your spot for the 2020-2021 Season!We look forward to a seeing all our players again and a return to hockey in our community.
For any questions on registration, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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On Wednesday February 12, 2020, The Toronto Marlies Community Festival Program visited Fenside Arena, home of the Parkwood Stars, and brought a unique experience to the Parkwoods Hockey League. The Toronto Marlies along with our Parkwoods Star players participated in a full team practice!
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Hockey Canada and the Ontario Minor Hockey Association have announced new names for its age divisions which will take effect for the 2020-2021 season.
Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 through to U21, impacting all minor hockey programs under the Hockey Canada umbrella. The change was initiated by Hockey Canada and its 13 provincial and territorial members and will be implemented nationally with their input and support for the 2020-21 season.
The Ontario Government has enacted Rowan’s Law (Concussion Safety), 2018, S.O. 2018, c. 1 (“Act”). Ontario Regulation 161/19, the Act requires all sport organizations as defined in the Regulation (“Sports Organization”), which includes the Ontario Hockey Federation (“OHF”), to have a Concussion Code of Conduct. This Concussion Code of Conduct must require participants, as set out in the Act, to review the Ontario Government’s issued Concussion Awareness Resources on an annual basis. A participant is subject to a Concussion Code of Conduct for each Sports Organization a participant registers with.
Applicable age appropriate Concussion Awareness Resources are located at www.ontario.ca/concussions.
All Parkwoods Hockey registered participants registering or volunteering after July 1, 2019 must have completed a review of the information and acknowledgement prior to registration/participation.