FAQ's, CVHA House League (City of Vaughan Hockey)

General House Leaque FAQ's

New to Hockey in Vaughan?  Have questions? No Worries!  Read through our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).  If you do not find the answer you are looking for, email your question to [email protected]

Our House League Teams are lead by certified Hockey Canada coaches that work very hard to develop both on and off ice skills. Your children will meet other children from within the Vaughan Community and having fun is always at the top of the list.  For answers to some of the most common questions see below.

When does the program/season start/end?
At CVHA we are hoping to have a smooth transition back to playing hockey this fall 2021.  The Hockey season normally begins mid September (tentative) of each year.  It runs every Saturday and Sunday through March/April (TBD).  There are a few weekends excluded such as Christmas break and Hockey Tournament Events.

What ages are offered in the CVHA House League?
In the CVHA we offer programs for players aged 4 years old (U5) through to 17 years of age (U18).

How do I Register?
All players are required to register within Hockey Canada Registration systems.  Hockey Canada is our Minor Hockey Governing Body and sets the registration criteria. When Hockey Registration opens we will post a LINK prominently on our home page. 


Is Registration complicated or hard.
No, not a all, but you will require an email address. There are 2 steps to a successful registration.  1st you must Register yourself as the parent,  2nd step is to upload your child’s information and add them to your shopping cart.  You only need 1 Family account for all children in your household. Your initial year you will have to upload both you and your child’s information.  After that you are only required to move the player into the new season.

What does it cost to play in the CVHA House League?
Please refer to the House League Fees page for this information or click here for a direct link. 

What is included in my House League registration fee?
What's included can differ by age group. The basics are hockey jersey and hockey socks, games, practices, year end banquet or team party with awards & player pictures. Please see the specifics to each age division under the GENERAL INFO tab.


Can I pay online.
Yes, you can pay by credit card online. You can also pay by Money Order, in which case you are required to deliver the Money Order within 14 days, to the CVHA Hockey Office or your Registration will be voided.

Please note:  After August 15 of the hockey year, you will be required to have your Money Order in our office within 48 hours of Registration to avoid deletion of registration.

How will I be contacted regarding the season start date?
We will prominently post onto our website when registration opens. If you have played with us in the past you will also receive emails announcing the opening of registration. Once you child is registered and paid our office will reach out by email to confirm your registration.

Emails will be issued from [email protected] regarding the first ice session.  After the first session, a CVHA Convener and/or Coach will contact you regarding team placement for the balance of the season.

What arenas does the CVHA house league play in?

The mandate put forth by the City of Vaughan is that the CVHA use all the hockey arenas in Vaughan.  The arenas are as follows:

Al Palladini Community Centre

Garnet Community Centre

Maple Community Centre

Rosemount Community Centre

The Sports Village

Woodbridge Memorial Arena
You can see more about each arena HERE!


When do teams play and practice?

House league programming occurs on Saturdays and Sundays.

How old must my child be to play in the CVHA?

Your child must be 4 years old by the end of the current year. 


Can girls play hockey in the CVHA?

Most definitely! We are a CO-ED league and actively welcome anyone who wants to play in the CVHA!  


Can I request that my child play with his friend for car-pooling purposes?
Given the issues surrounding COVID-19 in terms of potential health and safety policies, limitations placed on associations to adhere to Return to Play protocols, and with our primary goal of forming competitively balanced divisions, we are not accepting requests to play together, nor can guarantee that your child will be on the same team with their friends or other family members.  Hockey is a fun sport, and is a fantastic way to make new friends and contribute to social development! 

Should I contact the CVHA office for information regarding my Childs team, division, or schedule?
Unfortunately, at the start of the season the CVHA Office will not have access to team, division or arena schedules. These will be communicated to you in October by the Coaches and Convenors in each division. During the season, all team schedules will be posted online and should be the resource used, as this is the most up to date information.


We encourage those that want to be goalies to make sure to register as a goalie, and you will be notified by the league and coaches of when equipment will be available for pick-up before the season starts. 


What equipment do I need to purchase for my child?
For a detailed description of what equipment you require and a HOCKEY EQUIPMENT CHECKLIST you can print out and take with you, please look under the GENERAL INFO tab for HOCKEY EQUIPMENT 101 or click HERE to be taken right there!



Being a Goalie in House League.
Please see the section GOALIES IN HOUSE LEAGUE for more detailed information.  
In divisions where there are more teams than goalies, the CVHA reserves the right to not assign goalies to a permanent team, but rather rotate them between teams in the division. We have implemented this strategy based on feedback from our Convenors, Coaches, and parents.

Please note, we have a new fee structure for Senior Goalies in the PEEWEE division and higher. 

The CVHA provides use of free goalie equipment to those who sign up as goalies from the MINOR ATOM to the BANTAM age levels.  Having available goalie equipment allows for those who may want to try playing but are not ready to invest in a full set of gear without knowing if they want to continue.  It helps in reducing the cost to those that play in net by providing the specialized equipment (Chest protector, catching glove, blocker, leg pads and throat protection and a hockey bag for it all).  


How do I print/receive my receipt?

You should print off your receipt after your registration is complete (it will be emailed).  If lost, you can login with your username and password and print off another copy of the receipt. Click for Log IN


Do I have to re-enter player information every year?
No you do not. Player information will be retained every year after being input the first time and if editing needs to take place after payment please contact the CVHA office.

How can I get a refund?

For refund information please click on the following link: On Line Refund Form & Refund Policy