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Play-Off Formats
Check out the formats for each group in the GTHL Rep Program play-offs by clicking on it.
A Playoff Brackets
AA Playoff Brackets
AAA Playoff Brackets

Over-Time Formats
This area is reserved to highlight formats for games that may need over-time.

Minor Bantam “AA” Finals – All Games
Vaughan Panthers vs. Ted Reeve Thunder
A series of 10-minute sudden victory periods shall be played until a winner is declared. Teams will start the over-time in the same end as the 3rd period.
Floods will occur after two over-time periods and teams shall only change ends after a flood.

To Be Determined Game Slots
Is there a TBD game slot for your next game? it may be the continuation of a series or the start of a new series.

Format Changes
Midget “AA” Semi-Finals went to Over-Time in each game.

Peewee “A” Final went to Over-Time in each game.
Peewee “AA” Final went to Over-Time in each game.
Minor Bantam “AA” Final went to Over-Time in each game.
Bantam “AA” Final went to Over-Time in each game.
Bantam “AAA” Final went to Over-Time in each game.
Minor Midget “AA” Final went to Over-Time in each game.
Midget “AA” Final went to Over-Time in each game.
Under 21 “AAA” Final went to Over-Time in each game.

One Game Play-Offs
This area is reserved to highlight one game play-offs.  These games are held to break ties in the standings for 1st overall and the last play-off spot.
Minor Bantam “A” – Last play-off spot tie-breaker game – February 24th – Avalanche at Humber Valley Sharks
Midget “A” – Last play-off spot tie-breaker game – February 20th – Vaughan Rangers at North York Knights
Minor Bantam “A” – Kraft Cup tie-breaker game – February 18th – Leaside Flames at Don Mills Mustangs
Bantam “AA”- Kraft Cup tie-breaker game – February 9th – Vaughan Panthers at Humber Valley Sharks
Bantam “AAA” – 8th place tie-breaker game – February 4th – Toronto Red Wings at Toronto Titans


Why is my game listed in a rink that doesn’t exist at 1:00am?
In an effort to allow teams to plan their Hockey life and life around Hockey the GTHL will post a game to a day to let you know a game is coming in on a certain date.  As we get closer to the date you may see an arena location get confirmed and soon you will see a confirmed time.

January 19th
Week 23 Posted
The GTHL Rep Program regular season schedule is completed by February 22nd for all of our groups.  Ever wonder how many games were played this year ? AAA – 1686 games , AA games– 3996 , A-3546 games for a total of 9228 regular season games.  Later on in the play-offs we will let you know how many GTHL tournament games there were and remember that doesn’t include the games played in our house leagues.  Look for news items on the play-offs very soon.

January 12th
Week 22 Posted
We are getting deeper into the play-offs as another 6 divisions will find play-off games.  The age groups with OHF Championships get pushed into play-offs as they need to be completed by March 31st.  The time period of February 6th to 12th has been posted. Look for play-off charts to start populating next week.

January 5th
Week 21 Posted
The last week before travel and exemptions is allowed has been posted.  January 30th to February 5th  has 494 games in it’s release.  The Marlies, Jr. Canadiens and the Blackhawks are all celebrating a club day this week.  Teams can start to see play-off slots reserved for their play-offs in the Bantam “AAA” and Minor Midget “AAA”.

December 29th
Week 20 Posted
The time period of January 23rd to 29th has been posted.  This time period is highlighted by the exam break for Midget “A” and “AA”, the exam break will extend into the next weekend and then Midget teams will have a very busy schedule starting again on February 4th. Midget “A” and “AA” clubs adopted a later start to the season , an exam break and March break a few years ago to study if it made Hockey easier to manage in the final year of high school.  504 games are added to the schedule and Minor Midget “AAA” start their play-offs in this time period.

December 22nd
Week 19 Posted
We have added 506 games to the schedule for the week of January 16th to 22nd.  The Minor Midget “AAA” and Midget “AAA” are hosting showcases at Westwood on the Saturday and Chesswood on Sunday. The Vaughan Rangers are hosting their club day on January 19th and the Toronto Wolverines are hosting their club day on January 22nd.

December 15th
Week 18 Posted
The week of January 9th to 15th is the first of three weeks when games may change as teams qualify for Silver Stick Finals.  The GTHL provides a 4th exemption with no deadline for any team that qualifies for the Silver Stick Finals.  Teams may qualify at the Winter break qualifier but also could get an invitation if another team pulls out.  On January 14th we have no Midget games as the GTHL’s Midget All-Star day takes place at Scotiabank Arenas featuring a “A”, “AA” and “AAA” all-star game.  We have 472 games scheduled and 154 teams are using an exemption.  It seems like every week we have massive amounts of travel that create open games that need to be filled by the teams who aren’t at tournaments.

December 7th
Week 17 Posted
Did we miss a week?  kind of as Week 16 is December 26th to January 1st so there was no update last week as we shut down the regular season for a winter break.  During the break it looks like most of “AAA” play in tournaments while most of  “AA” and “A” take a hockey break with a very small number of teams venturing outside of the GTHL for tournaments.  We are back at it with Week 17 to get the year of 2017 started.  January 2nd to 8th has 484 games added and 94 teams took exemptions.  What is really interesting is that over 60 of those teams used an exemption for the entire 7 day period.  That is a monster number when you think they took the whole week off but each team can use their three exemptions for the best three reasons during the year so shadowing the school break with a hockey break seems like a popular choice. There are also three club days with two of those clubs using January 2nd to get an extended break to usher in the new year while watching Team Canada play in the WJC!

November 24th
Week 15 Posted
The last weekly schedule release before the winter break has gone live. The time period of December 19th to 23rd has been posted with 259 games being played up to Friday December 23rd.  It’s another week to push some of the age groups that have stricter time lines for regular season completion.  The break will commence on December 24th and end on January 1st.

November 17th
Week 14 Posted
December 12th to 18th has gone live. It’s a busy week of 508 games being posted with a continued emphasis on keeping some of the age groups with 5 rounds of play-offs on pace for an earlier end to their season.

November 10th
Week 13 Posted
As we head in to the week of December 5th to 11th, we start to put a bigger focus on schedule timelines.  For the most part the schedule is still built with home ice preferences in place but a schedule timeline helps keep an entire group on pace for their play-offs.  A great example would be the divisions that have five rounds of play-offs.  They need to play their schedule in a shorter amount of time than other groups. Other examples would be teams that use three schedule exemptions very early in the year or teams that use long exemptions.  Their schedule gets compacted by the fact they removed themselves for longer durations.  Week 13 has 455 games being played and the Streetsville Tigers have a club day on December 7th.

November 3rd
12th Week is released
Week 12 adds 448 games to the GTHL Rep schedule and there are 160 club exemptions being used.    The Vaughan Rangers are hosting the regional Silver Stick qualifiers for the “A” category, M. Atom – Midget, and the Mississauga Jets are hosting the Paul Coffey Invitational from December 2nd to 4th. With 160 exemptions being used it creates many open ice slots on the weekend that get filled with other teams.

October 28th
11th Week is released
It’s a big week with 516 games being added to the schedule and 86 exemptions being used.  Those 86 exemptions are almost exclusively looking at 4 day exemptions as its the busy American Thanksgiving weekend. Have you started to notice the GTHL vs. OMHA interlock games in the Under 21 “AAA”? It’s the first year and the 5 GTHL teams are playing 5 OMHA teams in a home and home interlock schedule.

October 21st
10th Week is released
Week 10 covers November 14th to 20th and is a unique week.  Usually the younger age groups take on most of the travel exemptions every week as we have more teams playing at Minor Atom to Minor Bantam but this week it’s the older age groups that have the majority of the 109 exemptions.  The first of two “AAA” showcases is taking place.  This is when the Minor Midget “AAA” and Midget “AAA” games are intertwined on the weekend ice to showcase and promote players to the opportunities to continue playing hockey from junior to university hockey after their GTHL careers have come to an end.  Three clubs are celebrating their club days as the Toronto Red Wings, Goulding Park Rangers and North York Rangers in this time period. 443 games have been added to the GTHL League schedule.

October 18th
Midget “AA” Team Folding
The Goulding Park Rangers have folded as of October 17th.  All completed and future games will be treated as 1-0 loss for Goulding Park Rangers for the purposes of standings.

October 13th
Week 9 Released
The time period of November 7th to 13th has 513 games.  It’s one of the bigger game weeks for the season and only 47 teams are on exemptions.  The Ice Warriors, Mississauga North Stars and Toronto Eagles all have a club day during this week.

October 6th
Week 8 Released
Halloween week from October 31st to November 6th has been released.  The only age groups playing on October 31st are those that are Bantam and older.  This week has 403 games scheduled and the weekend sees most of our multi-pads not in use as they are being used for tournament play.  174 exemptions are used from November 3rd to 6th.  The Mississauga Reps and Mississauga Jets are hosting club days this week.

September 29th
Week 7 Released
The week in and around Halloween is always one with a very small amount of travel for our teams plus there are no GTHL hosted tournaments in the GTA so most of our weekend ice is in use with 497 games being played for the entire week. On Friday October 28th we have four teams hosting club days, the Majors, Islanders, Braves and Rebels.  Some of the younger teams were pushed into weekend ice as on Monday October 31st we will only be using older age groups in our schedule.

September 22nd
Week 6 Released
The time period of October 17th to 23rd sets a season high for the number of exemptions and number of games scheduled.  There are 503 games scheduled and on the weekend there are 148 teams playing in tournaments.  Traditionally its a busy travel weekend because the following weekend is Halloween which is usually very small for tournament travel.

September 22nd
Midget “AA” Jr. West Team Folding
The Ice Warriors have folded and the group will see a revamped 36 game schedule released.

September 14th
Week 5 Released
This is an interesting week to schedule as some of the exemptions from the previous week block teams off at the start of the week and then you have some heavy tournament travel on the weekend of October 14th to 16th.  Overall there are 131 exemptions being used as Forest Hill is hosting a club day on October 11th.  Many of our multi-pads are not in use on the weekend due to tournament usage making it a small week of 370 games.

Altered Flood Schedule
Please note, an Altered Flood Schedule will be used in SOME arenas to ensure our game program can be completed within our allotted times.  This takes place when two games from Bantam to Midget are scheduled.
The first game will follow the regular flood schedule with floods before the start of the game and another in-between the second and third period. As soon as that game ends, the second game in the back to back will begin without a flood and play the first period. In-between the first and second period, the only flood of this game will take place and those teams will play the second and third period on the fresh ice.
If the first game did not have a flood due to a five goal spread then we revert to a regular flood schedule in Game #2.

Below is an outline of what was described above:
Game 1 (bantam to midget)
1st period, 2nd period
3rd period
Game 2 (bantam to midget) – 1st period
2nd period, 3rd period

The following are rinks that will use the above format regularly:
Herbert Carnegie Centre, VSV-B
Scotiabank Pond #2
St.Michael’s(last two games)
Vaughan Sports Village-D(last two games)
Thornhill(last two games on some game days)

On some occasions other rinks will use this on an as needed basis.

September 13th
“A” Schedule Format
Minor Atom “A” to Midget “A” Jr. East and West are playing a 36 game schedule.  There are two types of schedules that are used.  One type is UNBALANCED and the second type is BALANCED.  Most of these loops are UNBALANCED, meaning teams won’t play each other an equal amount of games.  There ‘extra’ games are determined using a random process.  Two examples of a BALANCED groups would be a 13 team conference, so each team would play 12 opponents 3 times, or 7 teams, so each team would play 6 opponents 6 times.

September 8th
Week 4 Released
Thanksgiving week has been released.  This time period actually includes the Monday of the next week so it ranges from Monday October 3rd to Monday October 10th.  If you have a game on Sunday October 9th then you don’t have a game on Monday October 10th.  The teams that play on Monday October 10th did not have a game scheduled on Sunday October 9th.  445 league games were added and 59 exemptions were used.  The Mississauga Braves have a club function on Friday October 7th.

September 2nd
Week 3 Released
The time period of September 26th to October 2nd has been released.  In this time period the Duffield Devils have their club function day on September 30th.  There are 371 games scheduled including the start of the Midget “A”, “AA” and “AAA” program.

September 2nd
Midget “A” and “AA” Format
The GTHL schedule for Midget “A” will be a 30 game season.  There is one city-wide league for the 6 Midget “A” teams.  In the Midget “AA” they will be playing a 36 game schedule in one city-wide league.

September 1st
“AA” Schedule Format
Minor Atom “AA” to Midget “AA” Jr. East and West are playing a 36 game schedule.  There are two types of schedules that are used.  One type is UNBALANCED and the second type is BALANCED.  Most of these loops are UNBALANCED, meaning teams won’t play each other an equal amount of games.  There ‘extra’ games are determined using a random process.

August 26th
Week 1 and Week 2 Released
The GTHL schedule from September 12th to 25th has been posted.  The “AAA” loop gets going in the first week and then “AA” and “A” starts in week 2.  There are 462 games posted for this time period.  Highlights for Week 2 include the great tradition of  the GTHL’s Puck Drop Weekend taking place at Canlan York.  It’s a great way to bring the GTHL family together as all 6 pads will be jumping with GTHL Hockey.  The Streetsville Tigers open their season with a Heritage Day at Vic Johnston Arena on September 25th and the West Toronto Renegades have a club function on September 23rd.  The start of the season is approaching!

17 Team Conferences
In any GTHL conference(East, West) when there are 17 or more teams, the play-off structure is actually 5 rounds of play-offs.  The top 12 teams would qualify for the play-offs and the preliminary round is a 4 point series with the 1st to 4th place teams getting a bye. These conferences will play an accelerated schedule to compensate for the extra round of play-offs.

“AAA” Schedules
Minor Atom “AAA” to Midget “AAA” are playing a 33 game schedule.  The schedule for this group is called BALANCED, as each teams plays each other an equal amount.

Midget Scheduling
The Midget “A”, “AA” and “AAA” groups begin play on October 1st.  In the groups of Midget “A” and “AA” they will be taking an exam break from January 24th to February 3rd and taking a break in the spring from March 10th to 19th.

First Schedule Release
The first schedule release will take place on August 26th.  It will be for the time period of September 12th to September 25th.  Each week another week of schedule is released in conjunction with a weekly tournament deadline.

Season Start Dates for 2016-17
AAA begins on September 12th
AA and A begins on September 19th

Winter Break
This season the winter break will be from Dec. 24th to Jan. 1st


Schedule Notes

Club Home Days 2016-2017 Season
Home Days for clubs for the 2016-2017 season are available Home Days. This chart will be updated periodically as home dates are submitted and approved. (UPDATED: August 20 )

Weekly Releases

Tournament/Exemption Form

A tournament form is needed for every tournament you take part in. It acts as an insurance form; it also acts as an exemption form and most importantly if your team is not in a tournament but needs to be exempted it serves this purpose as well. You can use this form for a non-tournament but please remember it would still count as 1 of 3 exemptions.

The Mulligan?

Please note that some scheduling changes took place to some of the league schedules in the first three weeks of the schedule.  This was related to each club being given one ‘mulligan’ on situations when a team failed to request a schedule exemption.  The ‘mulligan’ is a GTHL rule that allows a club to get an exemption after the schedule is released.  This year the use of the ‘mulligan’ at the start of the year is a little bit more than usual so please double-check your schedule.

Looking For Ice?

Check out Canlan Ice Sports-York for practice ice throughout the season.

Need extra practice ice?
Check out Chesswood Arenas or Westwood Arenas for ice time throughout the season.
Looking for extra ice in Mississauga?
The Mississauga Recreation & Parks Dept. has recently enhanced their “Connect2Rec Communication Channel” to allow visitors the opportunity to check ice time availability at any of the City’s 12 Arenas (20 rinks). To grab some extra ice for your team, please click here.
Are you looking for ice?
The City of Toronto now offers GTHL teams the chance to permit extra ice using an automated system. To grab some extra ice for your team, please click here.

Exhibition Games

All season long . . . Any time you play an exhibition game you must have your club GM or President submit your game particulars. Your GM needs to know the date, location, time and opponent. The GTHL’s Central Registry can then be contacted to arrange officials at or 905-951-7946.

Arena Notes

MasterCard Centre Policy on Warming up Off-Ice
Please be aware that playing with pucks, balls, golf balls, balls of tape etc. is not allowed in the dressing rooms or anywhere around the perimeter of our rinks or lobby of the MasterCard Centre.  Failure to comply will result in ejection from the facility. Your co-operation and help with this would be appreciated and would assist in keeping our facility safe and clean.

City of Toronto Policy on Warming Up in the Arena
We would like to ask your help during the 2009/2010 hockey season. Could you please speak to your coaches, parents, officials etc. and let them know that hockey playing with pucks, balls, balls of tape etc. is not allowed in the dressing rooms or any where around the perimeter of our arenas. Any cooperation and help you can give us with this would be appreciated and would assist in keeping our arenas clean.

Lambton Arena
When parking at Lambton Arena, please be advised that parking in the grassy area at the arena is not permitted. Please only park in the designated parking spot area. There are a number of games being run on Sundays at Lambton, but please only park in designated parking spots.

Players are asked to exit the ice surface from the end-zone doors and not use the centre ice exit door when entering or exiting the ice surface.

White Hockey Pucks
Coaches using White Hockey Pucks must collect all of them at the end of their practice.  Pucks left on the ice after a practice are difficult for rink staff to see and can (have) cause damage to a Zamboni.  Coaches should do a white puck count at the beginning and end of practices.

Incorrect Scores

From time to time a score will be reported incorrectly on the GTHL website. This may be due to an error on the game sheet or perhaps the score being recorded incorrectly. When this occurs simply fax  or scan the game sheet – to the attention of Anthony Munro – to 416-636-2035 and list the cover page as Score Correction. Once we receive this information we can make the appropriate correction. This fax should be sent by the Head Coach or Manager of the team to ensure the office doesn’t receive numerous inquiries about the same incorrect score.