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October 9
Week 11 Release
The time period of November 18th to November 24th has been released.    Week 11 sees another 461 games being added to the schedule.      The GTHL hosts the Playstation Platinum Cup for teams in the Atom AAA/AA/A age groups from November 22nd – 24th and the Toronto Wolverines host their annual Fall Classic also from November 22-24.  All of the “tiered” divisions that had not yet completed phase 1 of the regular season will complete their phase 1 single round robin no later than November 21st.   There are 89 teams using exemptions during this time period and the Toronto Eagles celebrate their club night on Wednesday November 20th.

October 4
Team Folding – The Avalanche Minor Atom “AA” team has folded.

October 2
Week 10 Release
The time period of November 11th to November 17th has been released.    A smaller than average week sees 439 games added to the league schedule.   Several of our multi-pad facilities are unavailable for use on the November 15-17 weekend.    There are 71 teams using exemptions during this week.     The Mississauga Rebels host their Border Battle Tournament from November 15-17.     Some of the “tiered” divisions will see phase 1 come to an end with placeholders in the schedule for games in phase 2 of the regular season.  The North York Rangers and Goulding Park Rangers celebrate their club night on Friday November 15th, while the Mississauga Blackhawks do the same on Saturday November 16th.

September 26
Schedule Formats “AAA”
Minor Atom to Midget will play a balanced 33 game schedule.
Minor Atom , Minor Peewee and Minor Bantam will have their play-offs run until April 12th.
Atom play-offs will be completed by April 2nd which gives the GTHL champion a week off before OHFs.
Peewee play-offs will be completed by March 29th which gives the GTHL champion a week off before the Hockey Canada championship.
Bantam play-offs will be completed by March 22nd and Midget by March 21st which gives the GTHL champion a week off before the Hockey Canada championships.

Schedule Formats “AA” East

Minor Atom 36 Games Balanced Playoffs Completed by April 12
Atom 36 Games Balanced Play-offs completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Peewee 36 Games Balanced Play-offs completed by April 12
Peewee 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Bantam 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 12
Bantam 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Midget 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 12
Midget Jr. 32 Games Unbalanced Single game interlock vs MGJ AA West teams.        Play-offs completed by April 12

 

Schedule Formats “AA” West

Minor Atom 36 Games Tiering, First Stage is balanced, second stage is balanced Play-offs completed by April 12
Atom 36 Games Tiering, First Stage is Balanced, Second Stage Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Peewee 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 12
Peewee 36 Games Tiering, First Stage is Balanced, Second Stage Tier 1 unbalanced 36 games, Tier 2 unbalanced 36 games Play-offs completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Bantam 36  Games Tiering, First Stage is balanced, second stage is balanced Play-offs completed by April 12
Bantam 36 Games Tiering, First Stage is balanced, second stage is balanced Play-offs completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Midget 36 Games Tiering, First Stage is Balanced, Second Stage Tier 1 unbalanced 36 games, Tier 2 unbalanced 36 games Play-offs completed by April 12
Midget Jr. 32 Games Unbalanced Single game interlock vs MGJ AA East teams.   Play-offs completed by April 12

 

Schedule Formats “A” East

Minor Atom 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th, “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Atom 36 or 37 Games Tiering, First Stage is Balanced, Second Stage Tier 1 balanced 37 games, Tier 2 unbalanced 36 games Play-offs completed by March 28th  “A” Championships completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Peewee 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th, “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Peewee 36 or 37 Games Tiering, First Stage is Balanced, Second Stage Tier 1 balanced 37 games, Tier 2 unbalanced 36 games Play-offs completed by March 28th  “A” Championships completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Bantam 36 Games Tiering, First Stage is balanced, second stage is balanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Bantam 36 Games Tiering, First Stage is Balanced, Second Stage Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Minor Midget 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Midget Jr. 32 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th

 

Schedule Formats “A” West

Minor Atom 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Atom 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by March 28th  “A” Championships completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Peewee 36 Games Balanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Peewee 36 Games Balanced Play-offs completed by March 28th  “A” Championships completed by April 2nd for OHFs
Minor Bantam 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Bantam 36 Games Balanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Minor Midget 36 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th
Midget Jr. 32 Games Unbalanced Play-offs completed by April 6th “A” Championships completed by April 12th

 

Schedule Formats “AA” Midget
The teams will play in one group with a 30 game schedule that is unbalanced. Play-offs completed by April 2nd for OHFs

Schedule Formats “A” Midget
The teams will play in one group with a 30 game schedule that is unbalanced. Play-offs completed by April 6th, “A” Championships completed by April 12th

September 25
Week 9 Release
The time period of November 4th to November 10th has been released.    Week 9 is the largest to date for the 2019/20 season with 509 games added to the schedule.   There are 99 teams using exemptions during this time period.      The Mississauga Blackhawks host their annual tournament from November 8-10 at a number of Mississauga arenas.      The Toronto Royals celebrate their club night on Thursday November 7th.

September 18
Team Folding – The Duffield Devils Midget Sr. “AA” team has folded.

September 17
Week 8 Release
The time period of October 28th to November 3rd has been released.    Week 8 is smaller than recent weeks with 407 games being added to the schedule, several of a multi-pad facilities are unavailable for league games on the November 1-3 weekend.   A very large travelling contingent of 169 teams are using exemptions from November 1-3.     There are no games scheduled for the Minor Atom – Minor Bantam age groups on Thursday October 31st to allow our younger players to enjoy “trick or treating”.    The Mississauga Reps are hosting the Shanahan International tournament from November 1-3.    The Hillcrest Canadiens, Mississauga Jets and Mississauga Reps all celebrate their club days on Saturday November 2nd.

September 16
Team Folding – The Avalanche Midget Sr. “A” team has folded.

September 11
Week 7 Release
The time period of October 21st to October 27th has been released.    The largest week to date for the season adds 501 games to the schedule.   With 120 teams using travel exemptions during this period, this number is considerably larger than the equivalent week last season.  The Markham Islanders, Markham Majors and Mississauga Terriers all celebrate their club nights on Friday October 25th.

September 3
Week 6 Release
The time period of October 15th to October 20th has been released.    This is a 6 day release, Thanksgiving Monday October 14th was released with the previous week.     Week 6 adds another 372 games to the schedule.    There are considerably less west end games on the October 18-20 weekend with several of our multi-pad facilities unavailable for use.  There are 78 teams using exemptions during this time period.      The Duffield Devils are celebrating their club day on Friday October 18th, while the GTHL hosts The Tom Wilson Peewee Classic for Minor Peewee and Peewee “AAA” teams from October 18-20th.

August 27
Week 5 Release
The time period of October 7st to October 14th has been released.    This is an 8 day release that includes Thanksgiving Monday October 14th.     Week 5 adds another 439 games to the schedule, plus 20 more games on Thanksgiving Monday.    There are 63 teams using exemptions during this time period.      The Avalanche are using the club day on Tuesday October 8th.    The Humberview Huskies host their “AA” Challenge Cup from October 11th to 13th.

August 20
Week 4 Release
The time period of September 30th to October 6th has been released.    Week 4 adds another 424 games to the schedule, some of our multi-pad facilities are not available for use on October 4,5,6 weekend.  There are 42 teams using exemptions during this week.     Forest Hill are using their club day on Tuesday October 1st.    The Toronto Jr. Canadiens are hosting the Tyler Cragg Memorial tournament from October 3rd-6th.    Regular season action begins in our Midget AAA, AA & A divisions on October 1st.

August 14
Week 3 Release
The time period of September 23rd to 29th has been released.    Week 3 adds another 460 games to the schedule with more of our facilities becoming available for use near the end of September. There are 20 teams using exemptions during this week.

August 8
Week 1 and 2 Release
The time periods of September 9th to 15th and September 16th to 22nd have been released. The “AAA” loop starts play in the first week and then “AA” and “A” get started on September 16th.  Week 1 is made up of 42 games as the “AAA” regular season kicks off with the GTHL’s “Opening Week” at Scotiabank Pond.   Week 2 is a busy week with 436 games being played and our Puck Drop weekend runs at York University on September 21st and 22nd.   More details to come out soon on our web-site.   We’ve posted two weeks worth of schedule in a 31-week season.    Good luck to all teams, and let the games begin ….

Season Start Dates for 2019-20

AAA begins on September 9th
AA and A begins on September 16th

Winter Break

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

Tiering for divisions of 15 teams or larger

Divisions with 15 or more teams will be playing in a tiered schedule format for the upcoming 2019-20 GTHL season. A single round robin will take place as phase one of the regular season. The results of phase one will determine the tiering for the remainder of the season. The top eight teams will play in Tier 1, while the remainder of the teams will play in Tier 2.  A “first to 3 points” cross-over “play-in” series between lower seeded Tier 1 teams and higher seeded Tier II will determine the playoff participants, which will be a field of 8 teams. If two teams are tied at 2 points each after the second play-in game series-deciding “mini-game” will be played immediately following game 2 to decide the play-in series winner.

 

The following 10 divisions have 15 or more teams and will be tiered for the 2019-2020 season:

East West
Atom “A” Minor Atom “AA”
Peewee “A” Atom “AA”
Minor Bantam “A” Peewee “AA”
Bantam “A” Minor Bantam “AA”
Bantam “AA”
Minor Midget “AA”

 

The following is the “play-in” series structure for all tiered divisions:

5th Tier 1  vs.   4th Tier 2

6th Tier 1  vs.   3rd Tier 2

7th Tier 1  vs.   2nd Tier 2

8th Tier 1  vs.   1st Tier 2

 

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.

Altered Flood Programs for 2019/20 season:

Mondays:

Herb Carnegie

Fridays:

Forest Hill

 

 

Requesting Time Off, Exemption Use
Please note exemptions as always may be used for what teams feel is important. As always they are used for tournaments but they can be used to block-out dates teams need off such as fundraisers, school trips or religious holidays.
Is your team planning a fundraiser? They can use multiple days to build some time off to plan , enjoy and get some rest after a fundraiser.
Does your team need time off for a religious holiday? They can use it to take time off, for example some teams are using an exemption from September 30th to October 9th for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Teams just need to use one (1) exemption for this time period and can advise the GTHL which days they could play games in the middle of that time period.
Is there a school trip involving many of the players? You can use an exemption to get that time off.
Each team can decide which three time periods in the season are most important and submit exemptions.

Home Days Listed
Scroll down for the latest news on team home days. The chart is a good guide to managing practice days or letting players know which days could be generally open for other interests. Now a big thing to remember is that 80% of our game ice is on weekends. When you and another team find that you are playing a game on a day that is neither team’s home day then you realize the shift in ice scheduling when teams are out of the schedule because of tournament play.

 

 

 

Schedule Notes

Club Home Days 2019-2020 Season
Home Days for clubs for the 2019-2020 season are available. This chart will be updated periodically as home dates are submitted by each club. Home Days 2019-20

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. If your team is traveling outside the GTHL boundaries, you must submit the Exhibition Game Application Form

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.