FAQ's (City of Vaughan Hockey)


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How will I be contacted regarding season start date?
All age groups will be contacted directly by Divisional Convenor or Team coaches with information regarding season start date

What does it cost to play in the CVHA House League?
Please refer to the Fees page for this information.  House League Fees

What is included in my House League registration fees?
The registration fees for all House League players include game & practice ice, hockey jersey, socks, insurance, referees & timekeepers, banquet, award & individual & team pictures.

When does the program/season start?
Assessment skates start the weekend of September 15, 2018.  Exhibition games and league play are planned to start on the weekend of September 22, 2018

What is an Assessment/Balancing Skate?
An assessment skate is a tool used to assist convenors in balancing of teams.  Players skills are individually assessed and then placed onto a team accordingly.

Why does the CVHA house league do assessment skates/team balancing?
The goal of the CVHA is to achieve parity among all the teams in house league divisions. To ensure equally competitive teams, the CVHA will assign or move players as required to build balanced divisions. The CVHA reserves the right to move players during the season, as necessary, until this balance is achieved. 
Every attempt is made to balance practices and games between east and west arenas locations.

Being a Goalie in House League

The CVHA provides use of free goalie equipment to those who sign up as goalies from the NOVICE to the BANTAM age levels.  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 the specialized equipment (Chest protector, catching glove, blocker, leg pads and throat protection and a hockey bag for it all).  

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. 

Do the Mini Mites/Mites have assessment skates?

No the mites do not have assessment skates, however team balancing may take place.

Can I request that my child play with his friend for car-pooling purposes?
You may speak to your convenor at the assessment skates to make this request.

When do teams play and practice?

Most of the divisions practice on Saturday with games being held on Sunday. 

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


Should I contact the CVHA office for information regarding my sons 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 September by the coaches and convenors in each division.


What equipment do I need to purchase for my child?
Equipment_Chart_2017 for equipment list


C.S.A. approved helmet (with ear protectors)

C.S.A. approved facial protector (full cage or full visor)

B.N.Q. approved throat protector (collar or bib type)

Athletic support cup (male)

Athletic Jill strap (female)

Hockey pants

Shoulder pads

Elbow pads

Garter belt/or jock or jill shorts

Shin/knee pads

Hockey gloves

Hockey socks (provided by CVHA)


Jersey (provided by CVHA)

Stick (right or left handed)

How old does my son or daughter have to be to play in the CVHA?

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


Can girls play hockey in the CVHA?

Yes, girls can play hockey in the CVHA we are a COED league.


How do I print/receive my tax receipt?

You should print off your tax receipt after you registration is complete.  If lost you can login with your username and password and print off another copy of the receipt.


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 here
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