Archive: 2017-2018 Season

Archive: 2017-2018 Season

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From a game at the Weston last gasp tournament, the Tyke tier one team played the entire game with their names as “Broncos” for the day.

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From a game at the Weston last gasp tournament, the Tyke tier one team played the entire game with their names as “Broncos” for the day.

Two championships in two days

George Bell White Minor Midget Tier 2 are the NYHL champions and Last Gasp Tournament champions. Winning two championships in two days… not bad!

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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Weston Dodgers Peewee Last Gasp Tournament Champions.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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Thornhill Rebels Midget Jr. Red Tier 1 Champions!

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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West Hill Novice Tier 3 are the NYHL champs!

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

Rebels Novice Red Tier 2 NYHL Champions

The Thornhill Rebels Novice Red Tier 2 team are the NYHL Champions!
Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

Amesbury Bantam Select Honours the Broncos

The Amesbury Avalanche Bantam team shows their support for the Humboldt Broncos. Before the first game of the finals, each player wrote a tribute to the Humboldt Broncos on their stick blades. In addition, each helmet featured a Broncos sticker and before each period they chanted “1 2 3 Broncos”. This is their way of showing their support and that all hockey families stick together.

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Vaughan Rangers Minor Bantam Blue honour the Humboldt Broncos during their playoff run.

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The Warren Park Eagles Under 21 Tier II team wins the NYHL 2017/2018 championship.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

Humboldt Strong

On behalf of all of us at the North York Hockey League, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the Humboldt Broncos team. Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected during this tragic time. Let us all come together in the hockey community to offer our support during this time of need.

NYHL #ThanksTeam Promotion Presented By NYHL, ProSmart, and Rosterbot

Hi everyone,

Please see the attached document offering a great promotion to conclude the 2017/2018 hockey season. Please send this out to all of your teams, as there are some great prizes to be won!

NOTE: Please visit http://nyhl.thanksteam.co/ to register your team.

Thank you and good luck!

Moment of Silence for Humboldt Tragedy

East York and Unionville players have a moment of silence for the Humboldt tragedy prior to their Bantam Tier 1 semi final game. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Broncos community.

NYHL Programming Confirmed for 2018/2019 Season

Club Presidents, Contacts, Coaches and Parents,

In response to the many questions being asked and rumours that are circulating, I’m pleased to confirm that the NYHL will be offering programming in the Tyke, Minor Novice and Novice divisions for the 2018/2019 season.

Working together with the Member Clubs, we will provide the best possible program for the kids and parents who rely on us to do so. We will not shut the door on the thousands of young players who are counting on us.

Paul Maich, Chief Operating Officer
North York Hockey League

Dave Armstrong (left) and Paul Maich (right)

Pro Action Hockey League is a Success!

Sunday, April 2nd, Mr. Paul Maich was pleased to attend the Pro Action Hockey League Minor Atom and Minor Novice Championship games at Victoria Village Arena and presented Constable David Besco, of 54 Division with a donation of $1080 in support of the League.

The Pro-Action Hockey League is a House League consisting of 2 age groups comprised of 4 teams in each. The League is governed by a neighbouring House League and all Coaches are Police Officers from 54 Division.

Not only does this invaluable program provide opportunity of participation to those that otherwise would not have the chance to play but also promotes dialogue between the players, their families and local Police Officers.
All participants reside within designated “At Risk” areas and both League fees and Equipment are supplied at no cost.

Dave Armstrong (left) and Paul Maich (right)

NYHL Adds Two New Life Members

The NYHL is extremely proud to announce that the Board of Directors has recently added Dave Armstrong and Paul Maich to their prestigious list of “Life Members.”

Dave Armstrong started in 1991 coaching his two boys. He had an “old school” style behind the bench, which usually generated tough and hard working teams.

In 2002 Dave switched roles and joined the NYHL’s Board of Directors. He currently acts as the liaison between the league and the Referee Development Committee. In addition, he also serves as the timekeeper supervisor for the NYHL, and if your team is ever playing at Fenside arena, Dave will be there to greet you and stamp your hand as you come through the door.

Dave is one of the rare breed of individuals who is always willing to lend a hand wherever it is needed and he always has the league’s best interests at heart. There are many nights when Dave is in an arena and acts as a league representative. He thoroughly loves the game of hockey and that is clearly evident whenever you get the opportunity to talk with him.

Paul Maich currently acts the Chief Operating Office and 1st Vice President of the NYHL. He also served as a long time referee within the league before stepping down to focus on his current positions.

Paul has been an integral part of the rejuvenation of the NYHL and largely responsible for its rapid growth and success. It was ten years ago that he was asked to do a business assessment which was expected to be a three-month project at the time. That assessment quickly turned into a “full time” position overseeing the daily operations of the league. During his tenure the league has seen substantial growth, growing from a mere 267 teams to the current 435 teams. Paul’s tireless work ethic, dedication and genuine love for not only the game but the NYHL, is clearly evident in the time he spends working on League projects. He is often in the office early in the morning and stays late into the night.

Congratulations to both Dave and Paul on receiving this prestigious award! It truly is well deserved.

NYHL Games Streaming: LIVE & ON-DEMAND

Catch every game from North Toronto, Forest Hill, Ted Reeve and St. Michael’s Arenas Live & On-Demand. More rinks are comming soon.

Every game is streamed from multiple camera angles to allow you to catch the action from any view. Perfect for players, coaches, parents, grandparents and fans!

Visit nyhl.gameonstream.com or click the GameOnStream icon next to your game in NYHL Game Centre.

We’re Looking For Your Great Photos

Please send in those great shots of special moments from the hockey season. We’d like to share them with the rest of the League and inspire them to send in theirs as well. There’s nothing that shows the kids enjoying this great sport more than a great picture.

Please send your contributions in jpeg format to the NYHL office at coo@nyhl.on.ca

Introducing ProSmart Hockey

ProSmart Hockey and the North York Hockey League have teamed up to offer free league wide access to all minor hockey playing families in their 32 member associations. Every team will now gain streamlined divisional practice plans, animated drills, skill videos, team management tools, & sport science content. Checkout our promo video!

“I love what the ProSmart team is doing to revolutionize team education & communication. I’m excited to see the value it will bring to our communities.”
– Paul Maich, Vice President/COO, North York Hockey League

Join the fastest growing network of hockey communities in Canada!

CHALLENGE OF CHAMPIONS IS HERE!

Our annual “Challenge of Champions” Weekend will be taking place at Downsview Arena on April 28-29, 2018. We have 37 games being played over the weekend, and lots of exciting things planned for you.

We will have a silent auction, memorabilia sales, photographs (action shots for sale, as well as complimentary team photos), a barbeque, and healthy snacks to give away to all of the players!

Come meet Steve Briere, Goaltending Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs, on Sunday between 12-2PM at the silent auction table and check out some amazing items that we have for sale. The silent auction will close on Sunday at 2pm and the winners will be contacted on Sunday evening.

We will also be contacting the winner of the McKenney Goalie Equipment Contest once Challenge of Champions concludes.

Enjoy the hockey, enjoy the food, and enjoy the overall experience! We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

Win a Harley Davidson Bike in Support of Special Olympics!

Tickets to be sold at Challenge of Champions Weekend!

In support of the Special Olympics and organized by the Toronto Police Service Motor Squad.

Draw September 6th, 2018 at Toronto Police Traffic Services (9 Hanna Ave., Toronto)

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The Unionville Jets Atom team went undefeated to win the Shamrock West Hill Tournament this weekend.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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The East York Bulldogs Minor Bantam hockey team won the Bradford Blue & Gold Tournament this weekend. Nice way to finish up a great season.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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The Humber Valley Novice Blue team won the Bradford Blue & Gold Tournament this weekend.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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The Unionville Jets Atom team wins the Streetsville Tournament.
Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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Congratulations to 8 of our NYHL goalies who were selected to attend a meet & greet with Steve Briere, Goaltending Coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
These lucky goalies had the opportunity to watch the Leafs practice on March 14th at the ACC. After practice, Steve came up in the stands to chat with the goalies, take pictures, and sign autographs.

All 8 goalies will be attending Briere Goaltending’s NYHL Summer Development Camp in July, hosted by Briere Goaltending, Burton Sports & Entertainment, and the NYHL.

Please visit www.brieregoaltending.com to register.

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Congratulations to the Scarborough Ice Raiders who were the SHA Valentine’s Tournament Bantam Champions 2018!

It was an amazing game that went into overtime & finished with a spectacular shootout win!

NYHL Partners with Toronto Maple Leafs Goalie Coach Steve Briere to Host a Summer Goalie Camp

The North York Hockey League is thrilled to announce that we have established a partnership with Steve Briere, Owner and Founder of Briere Goaltending for the 2017-18 season. Steve is currently the head goaltending coach for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and we are honoured to be working with someone who has an enormous amount of hockey knowledge, experience in the industry, and a successful playing career.

Briere Goaltending is hosting an NYHL Summer Goalie Development Camp in Toronto from July 24-26, 2018.

This three-day development camp is open to Novice players to Midget, and will feature on-ice training, off-ice training, video training, and performance mindset training.

Please visit www.brieregoaltending.com for details on pre-registration and to receive advance notification when registration opens.

Space is limited and spots will fill up fast, so be sure to register. You do not want to miss this opportunity to experience best-in-class goalie training with current NHL goaltending coach and Head Instructor, Steve Briere of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Tournament win and Community Service

The Ted Reeve Tornado Peewee team won the Don Montgomery Memorial Tournament. But even more amazingly, in response to a warm clothing drive they did for people in need, they came up with almost a full car load of warm jackets, gloves, hats, boots and blankets all to donate to families who are in need of these items. In light of the extremely cold temperatures we are having, this provided immediate relief through the organization City Street Outreach who delivered the clothing right away.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches! Thank you for your kind and generous gesture to give back to those in need.

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East York U21’s win the Scarborough Valentine’s Tournament.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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The Faustina Fury Bantam team are the champions in the Amesbury Select Tournament.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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The East York Minor Novice Gold team travelled to the Oshawa Select Tournament in style!

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The Faustina Hockey Club, The Mimico Canadians Hockey Association and The Humber Valley Hockey Association joined forces this past Christmas season and collected toys in benefit of The Toronto Firefighters Toy Drive. The game of hockey brings our communities together so that we may teach our children to be kind, compassionate and carrying leaders of tomorrow.

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The East York Bulldogs Minor Midget team won the Leaside Invitational Tournament.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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Forest Hill Force Minor Atom Tier 1 are champions of the Leaside Invitational Tournament.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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Scarborough Ice Raiders Tyke Black team battled extremely hard to win the SHA Valentine’s Day tournament.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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Weston Dodgers Peewee team is the 2nd place finalist in the Gene Harrington Invitational Tournament.

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Victoria Village’s Minor PeeWee team hosted a Winter Classic game at Dieppe Park with the Ted Reeve Tornados. It was a perfect night for outdoor hockey, hot chocolate, and treats. Thank you to all the parents for your help and generosity.

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The Ted Reeve Tornados 2006 Minor PeeWee team won the Lefroy Icebreakers tournament in Innisfil.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches!

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George Bell Titans Minor Novice White wins the Amesbury/Bert Robinson Select tournament. Congratulations to all the players and coaches!

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Ice Raiders Novice Black won the Don Montgomery Memorial Tournament Championship this weekend.

Congratulations to all of the players and coaches!

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The Scarborough Ice Raider 2009 Red team won the 2017 Lefroy Icebreakers tournament in Innisfil.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches!

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The 2010 Minor Novice Vaughan Rangers Blue hosted a very successful Skate for Safehaven event on Saturday, Dec 23rd, 2017.

West Mall Minor Midget Select Wins B Division at Faustina Tournament
Dramatic Shootout Victory in Gold Medal Game

Etobicoke, ON, December 30, 2017: The West Mall Lightning Select team went undefeated in the Minor Midget B Division at the Carl Gordaneer (Faustina) Memorial Christmas Tournament held at the MasterCard Centre. The team completed their successful tournament with a 2-1 win over the Vaughan Black Select in the gold medal game. Vaughan Black scored early in the first period with West Mall tying the game early in the third period. Despite out shooting Vaughan Black, West Mall needed to survive a breakaway in the last 15 seconds of regulation time and kill off a penalty in overtime before ultimately scoring in the 4th round of the shootout to record the win.

Vaughan Rangers Minor Novice Red donate toys

Vaughan Rangers Minor Novice Red team head coached by John Russo stopped by the local Vaughan Fire Hall to donate toys to the Chum City toy drive.

“Giving back to the community is extremely important this time of the year and teaching the boys true life values to give back to those less fortunate,” states Coach John.

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Gianni Tantalo and Nathan Pantaleo are opponents on the ice but share a long friendship off it.

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George Bell Titans Minor Bantam Navy win the 2017 Dan Pulham Minor Bantam Select Tournament in London, ON.

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Michael Costabile from Vaughan Rangers Novice Black exhibiting pure joy while celebrating his team’s goal. This is Michael’s first season in the NYHL and he is loving it!

Thank you, Thornhill Community Hockey League!

Your generous donation will go a long way in helping the people we serve in Haiti. This past November the TCHL donated toques and jerseys to the charity “Respect Haiti” to distribute to the community of Cerca-Cavajal. This gift was given to these children pictured and it was a complete surprise! Many of them could not stop smiling and some did not want to put the shirts on thinking they would get dirty or ruined.

Many asked why they would need toques and hockey jerseys? Surprisingly the mornings get pretty chilly especially when you accustomed to hot weather and the toques keep them warm. The jerseys are made of durable material so the clothing will last a lot longer and be used for a multitude of tasks.
For more information, questions or if you’d like to get involved please contact John Cho at john@tchl.org

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Thornhill Rebels Novice White attended Operation Raise A Flag at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.
The event had the boys joining other volunteers to plant Canadian Flags in a field outside the hospital which is home to the largest Veterans Centre in Canada. The fields surrounding the hospital are filled with flags at night so that when the veterans wake up on Remembrance Day, they are greeted by a sea of flags.

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Warren Park Eagles Novices were recently photographed for a Hockey Night in Canada intro.

West Hill Golden Hawks (Novice Tier 2) helps kick off Marlies season

On Saturday, October 7, the West Hill Golden Hawks (Novice Tier 2) helped the Toronto Marlies kick off their 2017-18 AHL hockey season at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Hawks were on the ice with the teams for the playing of the national anthems. The players and their families then stayed to watch the game and cheer on the Marlies. The Hawks proved to be a good luck charm and helped the Marlies win their season opener as they defeated the Utica Comets 3-1.

Photo By: Christian Bonin at TSGPhoto

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Unionville Bantam Jets win the Niagara Falls Festival of Lights Tournament.

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George Bell Peewee White wins Fusion Fall Frenzy!

McKenney Goalie Equipment Contest Winner

Congratulations to Faustina Fury’s Trent Fish on being this season’s winner for our McKenney Goalie Equipment Contest. Trent enjoyed this unique experience to customize his own goalie equipment, and he can’t wait to make some big saves in style this upcoming season!

Trent’s father was kind enough to share what the experience was like for Trent:

Trent has been playing goalie for two years with the Faustina Fury select team. His journey started when his team was looking for a goalie. He quickly raised his hand and offered to play in net. Trent hasn’t looked back since. He had spent countless hours checking out all the cool goalie gear in stores so when he found out he won the NYHL contest he was ecstatic. McKenney was great to work with. They brought Trent in for a fitting and showed him the different styles of pads. As a hockey dad that never played goal they provided me with a lot of great insight into goaltending equipment and how it is made. Designing the pads was a really cool experience. You are able to use the McKenney website to pick the style of pads and then select the colours you want. It even allows you to pick the colour of the straps! Trent had a lot of fun designing his pads and created a few different versions before finalizing his choice. When we went to pick up the pads they looked even better than they did online. It was an experience that Trent will never forget and certainly made our household a lifelong supporter of McKenney!

Referee Tryouts for the 2017-2018 Season

Referee Tryouts for the 2017-2018 Season The North York Hockey League is accepting and encouraging new referees to join the league for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.

Please find the referee application here, and send to Anne Sencich at anne@nyhl.on.ca if interested in applying.



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