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Forest Hill Hockey Association

The Forest Hill Hockey Association has been a proud supporter of community hockey, and a provider of a safe and nurturing hockey environment since 1960.

The founding members would be proud to see how the Association has grown significantly, with over 800 players participating in our Learn to Play, House League, Select (North York Hockey League) and GTHL (Greater Toronto Hockey League) "A" and "AA" level programs.     SEE MORE

PRESEASON SKILLS: CHILDREN BORN IN 2007 TO 2013 ONLY!

FHHA 2018-2019 PRE-SEASON SKILLS PROGRAM

In response to popular demand, the pre-season skills program will be offered again this year at the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena for Learn To Play (but only for those born in 2013), Squirt (2011-2012), Novice (2009-2010) and Atom (2007-2008) age children registered with the Forest Hill Hockey Association House League.

The objective of the program, which begins Saturday, September 15, 2018, is to give children with minimal hockey experience the opportunity to learn or enhance their skills in skating, puck handling, passing, and shooting.  Participation in the program will assist in preparing young players for the upcoming season. The pre-season skills program facilitates a spirit of fun and excitement that will carry over throughout the year. The instructors are experienced in conducting skills sessions as they also run our popular “Sunday Skills” program during the regular season.

 The program consists of four hours of on-ice instruction to players born in 2007 to 2013 inclusive.  Please note:  this is not a “learn to skate” program for beginners who have not skated before; participants must be able to at least skate somewhat on their own.  We regret we must restrict the sessions to children in these age groups only, and we can only accommodate an enrollment of 40 players per 60-minute session.  The schedule is planned as follows: 

 

Group A- (Born in 2013-2012)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, 10:00 am-11:00 am

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 10:00 am-11:00 am

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, 10:00 am-11:00 am

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, 10:00 am-11:00 am

 

Group B- (Born in 2010-2011)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, 11:00 am-12:00 pm

 

Group C- (Born in 2007-2009)

Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

 

We may need to balance the number of participants in each session based on our estimate of their skill levels and/or the overall enrollment numbers. Therefore, it is possible that some players may be moved between groups to meet this need.

You will be notified by e-mail regarding the particular session in which your child has been placed.

 The cost of the four sessions is $140.00. Due to limited space, if we are over-subscribed, participants will be accepted first come first served basis. 

The registration deadline is September 7, 2018 but please note the sessions fill quickly and early registration is strongly recommended in order to ensure a spot. A wait list will be in place once the sessions are full.

 

Registration is only available online via credit card payment through our web site:

https://www.quickenrollment.com/league/prelogin.aspx?org_keyword=FHHA

Safety is a pre-requisite of the program. Children must wear a full set of complete protective hockey equipment while on the ice, including a CSA-approved neck guard and helmet with full face mask.

Inquiries may be directed to registrar@fhha.org.  We look forward to your child’s participation. 

Before you know it, the hockey season will be upon us!

 

Allen Schacht

Registrar

registrar@fhha.org

MODIFIED ICE TRANSITION

As we begin the process of registering for our next hockey season, the Forest Hill Hockey Association is announcing that we will be transitioning our program to align ourselves with Hockey Canada, and the Ontario Hockey Federation in the introduction and adoption of a new Modified Ice program for children under 8 years of age. 

After many meetings, with the aforementioned sanctioning bodies, and ALL of our peer Associations, the FHHA board would like to assure our community that all concerns were discussed and addressed. We would like to also stress that this new program will be adopted by ALL associations. 

This program, which will start in the 2018/19 season has already been implemented globally by other hockey nations with great success, which led Hockey Canada to do its own extensive research into the program. The objective is not about making our teams or our nation more competitive, but rather about growing the game of hockey and our children enjoying themselves. The net result is strong healthy hockey communities. We emphatically support this new program and believe it will help fill our arena with children and families who enjoy being part of the game of hockey.

While the final structure of our program is still being fine-tuned, the modified surfaces will allow for greater skill development, balancing, more puck touches and we hope, a greater enjoyment and love for the game.

I am sure there will be many questions, concerns and opinions, all of which we can assure you we have already asked, but feel free to send us yours. 

Aaron Greenberg

President, FHHA

For more information please visit this link:

https://www.hockeycanada.ca/en-ca/hockey-programs/coaching/initiation

 

NEW COMPETITIVE DEVELOPMENT STREAM PROGRAM

Initiation Program 6 (2012) and Minor Novice (2011) Competitive Development Stream

For players entering their Initiation Program 6 (formerly known as Tyke) (2012) and Minor Novice (2011) years, FHHA  will be offering a Competitive Development Stream program focusing on long term player development in accordance with the Hockey Canada and Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) Player Development Model and the GTHL Initiation Program. 

The Competitive Development Stream program is an extension of FHHA’s house league and will be available to players registered in FHHA in these age groups on a tryout basis. Information on the OHF Player Development Model and the game play structure discussed below may be found here. Information on the GTHL Initiation Program and the benefits of modified ice hockey may be found here.

In addition to the FHHA house league program, players in the Competitive Development Stream will participate in one or two additional practices per week and will play approximately one weekly development game (20-25 games per season) against Competitive Development Stream teams from three neighbouring hockey associations: Leaside, North Toronto and North York Knights.  In addition, Competitive Development Stream teams may participate in tournaments or festivals throughout the season.

Competitive Development Stream development games will follow the game play structure of the OHF Player Development Model.  An overview is set out below and more detail on specific game formats will be provided prior to the start of the season.

  • Rosters of 18 players (16 skaters, 2 goalies)
  • Goalies will rotate in IP6 and may be designated in Minor Novice
  • During game play teams will be divided into two squads of 9 players (8 skaters, 1 goalie) 
  • Two games will be played simultaneously in a 4 v. 4 format (plus goalie)
  • IP6 games will be played in a cross-ice format and Minor Novice games will be played in a half-ice format 
  • 44 minute games consisting of two 22 minute run time periods
  • Line changes at 1 or 2 minute buzzers
  • Games will be officiated
  • No scores, standings or playoffs

 

Competitive Development Stream development games will begin in October after Thanksgiving, and will not be scheduled over holidays or during the public school system March Break.

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    Forest Hill Hockey Association  

    Address:

    Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena

    340 Chaplin Crescent. Toronto, Ontario

     M5N 2N3

     

    Phone Number:

    416 - 488 - 1800