About the AAGHA House League
The AAGHA is made up of both house league and competitive teams. If you are new to the AAGHA we hope the following will help understand and prepare your daughter for the upcoming hockey year.
The AAGHA house League plays within the structure of the Greater Hamilton Girls Hockey League (GHGHL). Ancaster sits geographically in the centre of the league. Novice through Bantam divisions play a 14 game schedule usually on weekends with one 1 hour practice per week. Midget girls have a slightly different practice to game ratio with a higher percentage of games but the same amount of ice time. Although games may be played on different nights, most are on weekends. Practices are week nights, times and days remain consistent throughout the regular season. The season starts after Thanksgiving (mid October) and finishes on January 31st. Post season playoffs will be scheduled for all teams and will culminate on Super Sunday for all teams in late March.
Girls can register in the league until age 17 however most have played before Peewee division (age 11). This is not to discourage older girls from registering. We find all ages can learn the game quickly however, it would benefit to have additional ice time from the Instructional Program (IP) that the AAGHA runs on Thursdays. For a nominal fee the program is geared toward younger divisions (Novice, Atom) or girls new to the AAGHA. The program is run by some of the best instructors in the Hamilton area including our very own Geraldine Heaney. It is a very popular program and begins in early October. More information on that here.
If your daughter is interested in playing goalie, we offer comprehensive financial incentives and training programs.
We at the AAGHA try to make your daughters experience her most memorable hockey experience. We often are limited on space so it is advisable to register when registration begins in May. Then not only do you get the early bird rate, you can rest assured that, in September, your daughter will once again be with her friends and teammates playing Canada’s favourite sport.
For any questions or further information regarding the AAGHA House League program please contact the following:
House League: firstname.lastname@example.org
Equipment Supply: email@example.com
Player Development: firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for link to registration