The Pickering Hockey Association is dedicated to the growth of youth hockey. The PHA provides a House League program for youth who are looking to improve their hockey skills, or are new to hockey, and want to have fun! The PHA offers House League teams from U7 to U21.
PHA HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
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Please stay tuned for updates on the 2021-2022 PHA House League program.
The PHA House League is comprised of approximately 24 teams with play in 7 Divisions. All House League teams play and practice out of the Don Beer Arena on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Parents of U7 & U9 (formerly Initiation/Novice) children registering for House League:
There have been some questions regarding the format for U7 and U9 House League next season. One objective of the PHA house league program is to provide a positive hockey experience in a fun and safe environment. This especially rings true for the kids at the younger ages. The PHA follows the OMHA guidelines and pathways for the U7 and U9 divisions.
U7 Program & Cross Ice Hockey
Hockey Canada developed the Initiation Program to make children's first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It's a structured, learn to play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game's basic skills. The benefits of the new U7 program include fun for all participants, age appropriate skill development, more puck touches, maximum ice usage and increased competition for all players.
U9 Program & Half Ice Hockey
The skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined one step at a time. The focus should always be on fun and skill development, but the early years of hockey should also allow young players to experience fitness, fair-play, and cooperation. Games will be played half-ice from October through December and may transition to full ice January 15 or later.
To find out more information on player pathways for different divisions, please click here.
Questions and inquiries about House League programming?