CDS provides an opportunity for players in divisions U7 to U9 (birth years 2018, 2017, 2016) to develop hockey skills within a competitive league.

Our CDS program is overseen by Daryl Devonish

About The Competitive Development Stream (CDS) U7/U8/U9

The Competitive Development Stream (CDS) is a competitive hockey development program for players in divisions U7, U8, and U9.

CDS was started by Leaside Hockey Association and neighbouring hockey associations to provide a more age appropriate hockey development experience in a league close to home.  CDS teams compete against other hockey clubs in the program. The CDS program is sanctioned by the GTHL and it complies with the Hockey Canada Player Development Model It is run by a Board that is made up of volunteers from member clubs.

CDS is an extension of our U7, U8, and U9 house league program. It is specifically designed for players who would like more development and age appropriate competition as part of their House League experience.

Players must be registered in Ted Reeve’s house league program in order to be evaluated for one of our CDS teams. The evaluations take place in September and are run by an objective third party. No positions are offered prior to evaluations except for one player associated with the Head Coach.

Games within the CDS program comply with the Ontario Hockey Federation Player Development Model and help players utilize skills learned in house league. Visit for more information on rules and game play.

Players on CDS teams are still actively involved in our House League program. In addition, to house league games and practices, CDS players participate in additional practices and league games. CDS players can also participate in tournaments.


What do I need to do to play in the CDS?

First register your player for House League and complete Respect in Sport (RIS) if you have not already done so. Once your player is registered, he/she can attend Fall evaluations.

When are evaluations?

Evaluations for the 2024/25 season will be in September/October. Dates, times, and locations will be posted on our website at  once confirmed.

When does the season start and end?

Generally CDS games begin in October after Thanksgiving and end in March. Dates for the 2024/25 season TBC.

Will there be games on holidays?

Games will not be scheduled over holidays or during the public school system March Break.

What is the time commitment?

In addition to House League’s one practice and one game per week, CDS teams hold 1-2 practices per week and participate in weekly inter-club games. Teams may participate in tournaments during the season.

How many players are on each team?

CDS team rosters consist of 18 players. For games teams are split into 2 squads of 8 skaters plus a goalie. Games are played 4 on 4 cross or half-ice. At the U9 level, players begin full-ice 5 on 5 games at mid-season.

How many teams will Ted Reeve have?

The number of teams is determined by the number of interested players. Ted Reeve is aiming to have 1 U7 team, 2-3 U8 teams, and 2-3 U9 teams for the 2024/25 season.

What is the cost associated with this program?

Fees are usually between $2000-$2500 per player plus House League fees of $725.