On October 3rd, the GTHL announced that all sanctioned activities are delayed until January 4, 2021 pending further advice from health authorities.
As all House Leagues are mandated to be affiliated thru the GTHL/OHF and Hockey Canada, all Victoria Village Activities on and off the ice are also delayed until that date.
The decision was made as a result of the statement from Toronto’s Medical Officer, Eileen de Villa, calling on the Provincial Government to prohibit indoor sports activities. Please see the Media Release.
The refund process for existing registrants should commence Monday afternoon (October 5th) and although funds will be returned, spots will remain reserved for all those that have chosen to register should you wish to take part in an abbreviated Season.
The Victoria Village Hockey League remains committed to the provision of activities at that time provided the environment permits us to do so safely.
Please check back in Early December for registration status.
AN OPEN LETTER TO CANADIANS
First, and most importantly, to the front-line and essential workers who have gone above and beyond around the clock to keep Canadians safe – a simple thank you is not nearly enough for what you have done over the last three months.
Second, to our Members, partners, local hockey associations, volunteers and fans across Canada, thank you for keeping the spirit of hockey alive. Unprecedented times have called for unprecedented efforts at every level of the game.
As provinces and territories phase in a plan to reopen in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are questions about when hockey will return, and how it will look when it does.
Hockey Canada and its Members are diligently working on a multifaceted return-to-hockey plan that will happen when, and only when, provincial and territorial governments and health authorities deem it safe to do so.
This plan includes everything from health and safety regulations to communications, seasonal structure, customer engagement and national teams.
As the return-to-hockey plan progresses, it will do so at different speeds, and at different times, across the country, based on direction from health authorities. And the game will look different, that much we do know. We ask for patience as we continue to work towards ensuring hockey plays its role in bringing the sports community back.
The health and safety of everyone involved in the game will determine when we return, not our desire to get back on the ice. When our country is ready, Hockey Canada will be ready. Until then, continue to follow the guidelines set by your provincial and territorial government to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Only by working together will we be able to make a difference and safely return.
For more information and regular updates, please visit hockeycanada.ca/returntohockey.
Thank you for your passion and dedication to our game, and we hope to see you around the rink as soon as possible.
Chair, Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer
President & COO
Thank You To Our Many Volunteers
The Victoria Village Hockey League is completely managed and staffed by dedicated volunteers. All of our coaches and executive – including houseleague division, selects, conveners, registrar, secretary, statistician, bookkeeper, chief referee, etc., give freely of their time to make this recreational hockey opportunity available to more than 400 hockey players every year.
Almost all of our game officials, referees, and timekeepers, are also players in our league. Our junior referees are between the ages of 13 and 16 and, like our players, are still learning the game. Should you have a concern about a game official, please remember, this is not the NHL. They’re gaining valuable on-the-job experience to complement their classroom training, and you could very well be sitting beside his Mom or Dad.
Please address your concerns in a constructive manner to a league official (not the referee), after the game.
Goalie equipment is available and can be supplied by the league especially for the Tyke, Novice and Atom groups. Some Peewee and Bantam equipment is also available. To learn more:
The House League is operated by The Victoria Village Hockey League, a “Not for Profit” organization. The Hockey season will operate from October (weekend after Thanksgiving) to the end of March (approximately).
Code of Conduct
In order to make hockey as fair and enjoyable by all, players and parents or guardians as well as all volunteers are required to agree to the following Code of Conduct. Please review and understand out Code of Conduct.
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.