Being a Goalie In House League, CVHA House League (City of Vaughan Hockey)

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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.

Goalie Equipment

The CVHA provides the 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.

Goalie Assignments

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 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 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 U10 to U18 divisions, fees have been reduced. 

Goalie Fee

This year the CVHA Fee for Goalies is $400.00. This Fee is offered to dedicated goalies who commit to playing goalie the entire HL season. Should you register as a goalie and then you ask to play out, you will be charged the balance of the registration fee at the time of the change. Should you register as a goalie and there are no goalie spaces available and you chose to participate as a player you will be charged the balance of the registration fee at the time of the change. As there are limited spaces for this position, goalies who have played this position in the past will be given preference.

CVHA House League Divisions & Fees for GOALIES Only


Division Name Year of Birth FEES
U10 (Under 10) 2015 $400.00
U11 (Under 11) 2014 $400.00
U12 (Under 12) 2013 $400.00
U13 (Under 13) 2012 $400.00
U14 (Under 14) 2011 $400.00
U15 (Under 15) 2010 $400.00
U16 (Under 16) 2009 $400.00
U17 (Under 17) 2008 $400.00
U18 (Under 18) 2007 $400.00