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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 2015-2016 season are available Home DaysThis 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 cr-gthl@bell.net 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 the game sheet – to the attention of Ryan Kinsey – 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 enquiries about the same incorrect score.