Dated March 2nd
As one season draws to a close, it’s time to think about next year.
With that said, Registration for the 2017/2018 Season will open at 11:50PM on Friday, March 10th.
This early registration is available to returning players only and those that are new registrants (either new to Hockey Canada or transferring to Victoria Village from another League) are welcome to register any time after 12:01am on Monday, March 20th.
We anticipate the same number of Teams and positions for the 2017 playing season and in a perfect world, would like to simply twin our schedule as a matter of convenience.
For those that have a participant that is new to hockey (as defined by a new registrant within the Hockey Canada Registry) and is 8 years of age or younger, you are encouraged to check this site regularly as we expect to have a major announcement that you will find of interest.
Our 2017 playing season will commence the week of October 9 with our Championships being held the weekend of April 1, 2018.
We at Victoria Village have been fortunate enough to absorb increases in costs over the last three seasons and this is largely due to our prudent & judicious spending practice(s).
By far, our largest expense is the acquisition of ice and this Season alone, those costs exceeded $210,000. Since the 2014/2015 season, City of Toronto Ice fees have risen by an accumulated total of 16.5% (inclusive of 2017/18 fees). As such, there will be a nominal 4% ($20) increase in in registration fees for the 17/18 Season.
Rest assured, we will continue to actively seek ways to trim costs and ensure that House League Hockey continues to remain affordable for all participants.
Returning players that wish to register for the upcoming season, may click here.
New Participants will undoubtedly have questions about the program and are encouraged to click here.
2016/17 Season Information
On behalf of the Executive, I’d like to welcome all parents and participants to the 44th consecutive year of House League Hockey within the Victoria Village community.
We at Victoria Village have prepared for additional expansion this year with the further addition of 2 teams (32 spots) and room for over 680 participaants within our combined programs. With well over 1300 House League game and practice hours allocated, it promises to be another exciting Season.
Existing participants are welcome to register at any time and new participants are welcome to register at 12:01am on Friday, April 21st. Simply follow the Registration tab to your left.
In Celebration of “Canada150”, we at Victoria Village has extended an offer of an immediate Cash Injection of $50,000 to the City of Toronto to be allocated to Facility upgrades and hopefully, the City of Toronto will be receptive to our offer and match that amount.
We anticipate no major changes this season although we are exploring the possibility of moving the Midget Group to Wednesday nights.
Again, the Season is comprised of no fewer than 24 games, 24 practices and of course, Team Uniforms and photographs are included in the Registration fee.
All participants will be contacted prior to Thanksgiving weekend and informed of either their Team assignment and/or assessment for assignment which will take place in early October. Should you not receive a call prior to October Thanksgiving, please email us and we’ll get it sorted out but please note; with over 630 participants within our combined programs, it may take up to 48 hours to get back to you.
Every attempt will be made by the league to ensure that teams are balanced however there may be anomalies that will require us to intervene and move players from one team to another within the playing season. This is undertaken in the best interest of all participants and will be done early as possible.
Playoffs will commence on the week of March 27th and this year’s Championship games will be held on April 2nd.
In closing, I would like to extend our most sincere thanks to all those dedicated volunteers who have offered to Coach or Manage teams this season. Our Director of Coaching & Communications is currently reviewing all applicants and will be in touch shortly with additional details and/or team assignment.
The Victoria Village Website has undergone a major redesign and upgrade with numerous apps and plug-in’s that you’ll find of use. The site is “in the can” and will launch any day now!
A copy of the "Code of Conduct" can be found by clicking on the "Code of Conduct" link on the left side of the home page. The document can also be printed out for your convenience. Please take the time to read and understand it.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
- To provide an organization wherein a youngster of any race, creed, sex or religion can compete under controlled conditions in a game of hockey with equality in (as close as possible) age grouping, training and participation time.
- To promote, govern and improve organized hockey within its operating area.
- To foster among its members, supporters and teams a general community spirit.
- To maintain and increase interest in the game of hockey.
- To exercise a general supervision and direction over the playing interests of the players, Coaches and Executives with the emphasis on the enhancement of good character, sportsmanship and citizenship.
Our slogan has always been "Putting Fun Back, Into The Game Of Hockey".
Please remember that Victoria Village Hockey is a "Not-for-Profit", community based Hockey League that offers a Hockey program with the emphasis on "HAVING FUN" and we are here to provide a place for children of all ages, races and creed to learn and play our great game of Hockey.