The OGHA's house league (HL) concept is designed to accommodate all age and skill levels. There is a combination of practices and games. The focus is to teach and develop age-appropriate skills in order for players to move on to the next level of hockey.
The winter session starts with sort-outs, held the second and third weekends in September. Sort-outs is the process by which evaluators assess the abilities of HL players and "sort" them into balanced teams. The dates, times and locations for sort-outs is posted on the website in mid-August.
Team practices start immediately after sort-outs. Our HL Peewee, Bantam and Midget teams play in the Ottawa District Women's Hockey Association (ODWHA), while our Novice and Atom teams play in the Metro-Ottawa Girls House League (MOGHL). League games begin in late September or early October, and extend until early February, after which play-offs begin. The play-offs culminate in a city championship day in late March or early April. HL teams usually have one practice and one game per week. The exact times and locations will vary. The rinks most commonly used for OGHA practices and home games are located centrally in Ottawa.
Registration for the winter session usually opens in March. The registration fee for HL players is $825 and $500 for full-time goalies, which includes 10 home games, two play-off home games, all away games, 11.5 hours of practice ice (or up to 24 half-ice practices), and 1.5 hours attributed to sort-outs. Team members may also be subject to "team fees" to pay for expenses such as the purchase of additional ice time, tournament entry fees, team equipment, etc.
Most teams elect to participate in occasional weekend tournaments, locally or out-of-town. These could include games on a Friday and would entail 3-6 games over 2-3 days.
For more information on the OGHA's HL, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018/2019 Development Sessions
The OGHA offers one-hour on-ice skills development sessions with the University of Ottawa Womens GeeGees. These sessions are run by the GeeGees assistant coach Chelsea Grills with the help of 5-6 of her players - including a goalie coach. These sessions take place on the dates specified below (by Category) from 6:00-6:50 pm at the Ottawa Minto Sports Complex, 810 King Edward St, Ottawa. These sessions are only be open to our registered HL players and offer them a great opportunity to be on the ice with elite female staff.
(Note: Parking passes will be provided at the first session for each group.)
September 5, October 3, November 7, December 12, January 30
September 5, October 10, November 14, January 9, January 30
September 12, October 24, November 28, January 16, February 6
September 19, October 31, December 5, January 23, February 13
Development Stream (DS)
The OGHA offers DS teams at Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget. (If there is enough interest/ numbers). The goal is to offer further development and ice time to those at the HL level who wish to "add a little more hockey" to their season. Details about DS teams can be found HERE.