The Swansea Girls Hockey League (SGHL) started in 1970. The League was developed because we saw the demand and need for a girls hockey association in the community. The Association will be celebrating its 49th season in 2017-2018. Today we are not only the oldest, but also the largest outdoor girls league in the City of Toronto.
Our association provides two service locations at both an outdoor location (Rennie Park) and at an indoor location (George Bell Arena). Our hockey program is available to all girls ages 7- 18 and there is a capacity for 136 players across 8 teams. The league has been designed as a starter league where players are able to learn about and develop the basic skills of hockey as well as a love for the game.
We are extremely grateful to our founders Mrs. Jean Ritch, Mrs. Ann Salerno, Mrs. Janice Drown, Mrs. Doreen Sharkey, Mrs. Claire Roche, and Mrs. Lynda Mitchell.
Registration for the 2017-2018 season opens to new players on Sunday May 15, 2017.
At the end of each season, all current players always receive an opportunity to re-register in order to guarantee them a roster spot for the following season. Once that has taken place, remaining spots are made available to new players and families.
NOTICE: Last year our registration was complete within a very very short period of time and we expect the same this year.
To register for the 2017-2018 season, download the registration form and print it out. Fill in the form and deliver it or mail it along with your cheque to the address on the form. Be sure that the waiver is signed both by the player as well as a legal guardian. No registration is accepted without payment and this signed waiver.
Please note that new players may submit their registration any time. All registrations received prior to May 15th will be treated as through they were all received simultaneously.
The cost for the season is $225. Cash or cheques are accepted, and cheques may be post-dated to June 1, 2017. If you cancel anytime before June 1st you will receive a full refund. Cancellations on or after June 1st and on or before Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 will receive a refund of $200. As of September 9th, 2016 all registrations will be considered finalized.
The SGHL strives to provide a positive hockey experience through fun competition among eight equally matched teams.
It is understood that a lot of the players would like to be on the same teams as their friends, but that is not always possible. The important thing is to have teams that can compete on an equal basis. Our schedule ensures that all the players play and practice together throughout the season regardless of what team they are on.
Sisters are always placed on the same team, but in the absence of exceptional circumstances we do not automatically group players on a team.
That said, while there are no guarantees, occasions can arise where we can take into account these preferences when we go through the process of assembling the teams.
Please do let us know of your requests, but please understand that it often is not possible to fulfill them.