Dated November 20th
Please note that we at the Victoria Village Hockey League have now completed the “Exhibition” phase of our playing season.
The purpose of “exhibition play” is to evaluate team strength and although every attempt was made at the commencement of the season to ensure that all teams were equally balanced, there’s always some “tweaking” required in order to achieve our goal of teams of equal strength.
As we enter into the regular season, we are obliged to advise you that in order to ensure that all participants enjoy a competitive season we will be moving some players from one team to another as required.
This will take place over the next 2 weeks after review of the stats and consultation between the Conveners and those Coaches directly involved.
Player movement is taken quite seriously by the Club and we will make every attempt to make this as non-disruptive as possible. Also, we will attempt to adhere to specific requests made upon registration but there is the possibility that some may be inconvenienced as a result of relocation to another team and to those involved, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks for your cooperation and understanding.
Finally, please note that all individual and Team stats have recently been reset to zero representing the commencement of the playing season.
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.