The Ted Reeve Hockey Association House League is the foundation of our hockey program and is open to children at every skill level. From superstar to just learning to skate, house league offers a less competitive environment than Select. House league directors and coaches aim to develop team players who respect their peers, understand the game and play it with heart.
The Ted Reeve Hockey Association house league is a great way to introduce your budding superstar to our national pastime and carry on a Toronto East end tradition. In fact, we have many multi-generational families that all played or volunteered at Ted Reeve going back 65 years!
Age Divisions for 2020/2021
Your player’s birth year will determine their hockey division. We combine minor and major years together in one division.
|U7 (Initiation formerly Tyke)||2014, 2015, 2016|
|U8 (Formerly Minor Novice)||2013|
|U9 (Formerly Novice)||2012|
|U11 (Formerly Minor Atom/Atom)||2011, 2010|
|U13 (Formerly Minor Peewee/Peewee)||2009, 2008|
|U15 (Formerly Minor Bantam/Bantam)||2007, 2006|
|U18 (formerly Minor Midget, Midget Jr and Sr)||2005, 2004, 2003|
U7 (Initiation formerly Tyke)
We offer an initiation program for 4, 5 and 6 year olds that runs for 1 hour sessions on Sunday mornings between 7 am and 10 am. Players are introduced to the principles of hockey shooting, passing, and skating in a 1/2 ice format in a relaxed and fun environment run by professional instructors. Skills and drills are followed by a short scrimmage.
U8 (Formerly Minor Novice) and U9 (Formerly Novice)
Our U8 and U9 program runs on Saturday mornings between 7 am and 10:30 am and uses a half-ice format as mandated by Hockey Canada. Players play their games using half the ice in order to increase stick handling and puck skills. There are also optional one hour practices run by a professional instructor on alternating Monday nights from 6 pm — 8 pm that focus on hockey skills and drills. U9 players graduate to full-ice games in the second half of the season after January 15. Please click the box below to read about Hockey Canada’s Novice Half-Ice Mandate.
In the 2018/2019 hockey season the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) implemented a half ice program that affected Minor Novice division players. All minor hockey associations were required to switch to a half ice format for their Tyke and Novice programs. (Our Tyke program already followed this format). This format change aligned with the Hockey Canada modified ice mandate which will come into effect for the 2019/2020 hockey season in which all Novice programming will be half ice.
The goal of switching to half ice is to modify Novice programming to be more age appropriate. Players will be practicing and playing games on half the ice surface in an effort to promote players’ stick handling, skating, passing, and shooting skills before they progress to play on a full ice surface at 8 years of age and above.
The Ted Reeve Hockey Association supports this initiative and last season we purchased the necessary equipment to fulfill the requirements of the program.
For more information on this initiative and its proposed implementation, please click on the following links to access the GTHL and OHF’s websites which outline the mandate and provide answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
Please read the information about the program at the links provided above and if you still have questions please contact us.
U11 (Formerly Minor Atom/Atom)
Our U11 Division plays their house league games on Saturday mornings between 10 am and 2 pm. Optional practices take place alternating Mondays between 8 pm and 9 pm and are run by a professional instructor. All house league games and practices are located in Ted Reeve arena. In U11 focus is on player skill development in both practices and games in keeping with Hockey Canada’s Atom Pathway. Please click on the red box below for more details on this initiative.
U13 (Formerly Minor Peewee/Peewee), U15 (Formerly Minor Bantam/Bantam)
Our U13 division plays their House Leagues games on Saturdays starting at 2 pm and finishing at 5 pm. Our U15 division plays their games on Saturdays starting at 5 pm and finishing at 7 pm. There are optional practices for U13s and U15s in Ted Reeve arena on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5 pm – 6 pm (time and day for practices still to be confirmed please check back in March for more details).
U18 (formerly Minor Midget, Midget Jr and Sr)
Our Midget 3 on 3 house league is very popular and is run on Saturday nights starting at 7 pm and ending at 10 pm. Players play in a relaxed and friendly music-filled atmosphere. This is a fantastic way for teenagers to spend their Saturday night.
Fees 2020/2021 Season
Registration fees are as follows:
U7, U8, U9, U11, U13, U15 — $575
U18 — $575
Ted Reeve Association Refund Policy
Players may withdraw prior to August 15, 2020 and receive a full refund of their registration fee less a $100.00 administration charge. Fundraising fees will not be refunded.
Refund requests made on or after August 15, 2020 will be granted 50% of the fees prior to September 12, 2020. There will be no refunds on or after September 12, 2020. Exceptions will only be made for players requesting withdrawal due to medical reasons (doctor’s note will be required) or change of address outside the GTHL (documentation will be required). In addition, exceptions will be made for players joining a Ted Reeve Thunder rep team.
**Special accommodations will be made for players in age divisions U11 and below who are asked to join a Rep “A” or Rep “AA” team after the house league refund deadline has passed. Full refund will be allowed minus the $100 administration charge. This is due to changes from Hockey Canada and the GTHL to the U11 and under Rep tryout structure. In order to receive the refund proof of signing with the Rep team will be required.
Please allow approximately 30 days for processing from the time the request has been received by our Registrar.
All refunds will be issued by cheque (including payments originally made by credit card).
Refunding of fees paid by cheque will be delayed until the cheque clears the bank.
No refunds will be given due to suspension of a player.
Registration fees for players who register after the season starts will not be pro-rated. Full registration fees will be charged.
Hockey Canada only allows players to be registered for one club at a time. If you register for more than one association and then decide to withdraw from Ted Reeve Hockey Association the refund policy above applies.
Mandatory Equipment List
- CSA-approved Helmet with face mask/cage
- Hockey Gloves
- Neck Guard
- Elbow Pads
- Shin Pads
- Shoulder Pads
- Hockey Pants
- Hockey Skates
- Hockey Stick (taped at the end so it can’t fit through the holes in the cage of the helmet)
- Long underwear and a thin long sleeve shirt for under the equipment (will help prevent the shin pad and elbow pad straps from digging in to the skin)
- Mouthguard (optional)
- Hockey Bag (to carry all equipment)
- House League players receive a Hockey Jersey and Socks during the first few weeks of the season
House League Online Registration Opening Mid-April
Please check back in early April for the exact date and other registration information
One parent of every player is required to complete the Parent Respect in Sport Course online PRIOR to season start. Completion of the course is essential in order for players to be allowed on the ice.
Your child’s coach will call or email you by the third week of September to advise you of team placement and time for the first game.
The season starts on September 19 and runs through until late March/early April. If you have not received a call or email by the third week of September or have any questions, please email our Registrar Anne Macdonald at firstname.lastname@example.org. When registering please ensure you provide an email address and/or phone number that is checked frequently.
If your child is interested in trying out for a Ted Reeve Tornados Select Team, please click on this link for tryout dates and times. Tryouts are in late April/early May 2020 for U13, U15, and U18 divisions and in late September/early October 2020 for divisions U11 and below.
Who do I contact for more information about the House League program?
For more information about House League please contact the appropriate person from the drop down menu on the Contact page.