Being a Goalie in the CVHA House League
The goaltender position in hockey is an important one and a position that we try to support and develop at the grass roots level. In order to do so, given some of the unique challenges on and off ice with the position, the CVHA has developed initiatives that are aimed
at helping our junior and senior goalies.
The CVHA provides use of free goalie equipment to those who sign up as goalies. Having available goalie equipment allows for those who may want to try playing but aren’t 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 specialized equipment (chest protector, catcher, blocker, leg pads and throat protection and a hockey bag for it all!).
Goalie equipment pick-up days will be announced before the season starts in October.
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. The Convenor in the division will work to put together a schedule so that goalies will know when and with who they are playing with. This is being done to ensure that all teams benefit from having goalies and rotate in a fair manner through each team. We have implemented this strategy based on feedback from our convenors, coaches and parents.
New CVHA Initiative for Senior Goalies
To encourage senior goalies to play and continue to develop in the house league program, as well as to help offset the financial hurdles of senior equipment costs that are unique to the Goaltender position, the CVHA has introduced a reduced fee structure. For those that sign up as full-time goalies in the Peewee to Midget divisions, fees have been reduced.
CVHA House League Divisions & Fees for GOALIES Only
|New Division Name
||Year of Birth
|U13 Under 13
|U14 Under 14
|U15 Under 15
|U16 Under 16
|U17 Under 17
|U18 Under 18