2019 Withrow Park Ball Hockey League Youth Registration.
Included below is information on the upcoming 2019 Withrow Park Ball Hockey League season.
- REGISTRATION FOR RETURNING PLAYERS (ALL YOUTH DIVISIONS) OPENS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 8 AM
- REGISTRATION FOR NEW PLAYERS (ALL YOUTH DIVISIONS) OPENS ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 AT 8AM. IF YOUR CHILD DID NOT PLAY IN THE LEAGUE IN 2018, S/HE IS CONSIDERED TO BE A NEW PLAYER.
- REGISTRATION FOR ADULT DIVISIONS WILL BEGIN AT 8 AM ON FEBRUARY 4 FOR RETURNING PLAYERS AND 8 AM ON FEBRUARY 19 FOR NEW PLAYERS.
Registration will be on-line, via a link available on our website. You will need a valid VISA, MasterCard or debit card (Interac) to register. We do not accept cheques.
Season Duration and Game Locations
- As in prior years, the 2019 youths’ season will run from early April to the end of June.
- Games will be played on the outdoor rinks at Withrow Park (off Carlaw Ave. south of Danforth Ave. and Riverdale Park East (off Broadview, south of Danforth).
- Jimmie Simpson Rink (Queen St. E and Booth Ave.) will be used if Withrow Rink is not available
In 2019, we are offering the following divisions:
- Mite (2013, 2014, and 2015 YOB). Games on Saturday and Sunday mornings at Withrow Park. Two games are played on the rink at once, across the width of the rink.
- Tyke (2011 and 2012 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays, alternating weekends at Withrow Park and Riverdale.
- Novice (2009 and 2010 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays, alternating weekends at Withrow Park and Riverdale.
- Atom (2007 and 2008 YOB). Games on Friday or Saturday and Sunday or Monday nights at either Withrow or Riverdale.
- Peewee (2005 and 2006 YOB). Games on Tuesday or Wednesday and Friday or Saturday nights at either Withrow or Riverdale.
- Bantam (2003 and 2004 YOB). Games on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at either Withrow or Riverdale.
- Junior (2000, 2001, and 2002 YOB). Games on Monday and/or Thursday nights at either Withrow or Riverdale.
- Girls Tyke (2011, 2012 and 2013 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays, alternating weekends at at Withrow and Riverdale.
- Girls Novice (2009 and 2010 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays, alternating weekends at Withrow and Riverdale.
- Girls Atom (2007 and 2008 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays, alternating weekends at Withrow and Riverdale.
- Girls Peewee (2005 and 2006 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays, alternating weekends at Withrow and Riverdale.
- Girls High School (2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004 YOB). Games on Saturdays and Sundays, alternating weekends at Withrow and Riverdale.
As the end of the season nears it may be necessary to play additional games. All teams play at different times/dates every week. There are no teams in any division that only play certain days/times. The above times are tentative and subject to change.
Again this season, it is expected several divisions will be filled very early. Returning players in all divisions EXCEPT Bantam and Junior are guaranteed team placement if they are registered prior to January 26. Returning players in Bantam and Junior are NOT guaranteed team placement. Registration for returning players in those divisions is on a first come, first served basis.
$130.00 for both returning and new players.
Co-ed and Girls Division Rules
- The co-ed youth division is open to both boys and girls.
- The girls division is open to girls only.
- Non-contact in all divisions. No slap shots in Mite, Tyke, and Novice.
- Hockey gloves, CSA approved helmets, non-plastic hockey sticks are mandatory on the rink at all times.
- Shin guards for all divisions from Mite to Junior are mandatory again this year.
- Elbow pads and jocks are recommended equipment.
- Equipment for goalies is provided. Goalies do require their own helmet.
- Please note that the non-CSA approved street-hockey style goalie helmets are not permitted.
- CSA certified helmets are mandatory.
How to Register
- As a returning player you will be required to use last year’s e-mail to register. If you have changed e-mail addresses, please contact us by email.
- Returning players in all divisions EXCEPT Bantam and Junior are guaranteed team placement if they are registered prior to January 26th.
- Returning players in Bantam and Junior are NOT guaranteed team placement. Registration for returning players in those divisions is on a first come, first served basis
- New players will be required to create a new family account and/or player profile prior to registering.
All players are put on a waiting list until confirmation of payment and acceptance into the League. Payment does not constitute acceptance.
Once a division fills up, a limited waiting list will be put into place. In order to have a confirmed position on the waiting list the participant must be registered using our online registration system (no registration fee is charged for placement on the waiting list).
Teammate requests will only be considered in the Mite division. All teammate requests received by WPBHL for players in divisions other than Mite will neither be acted on nor responded to.
Once teams have been selected some players may be traded in an attempt to equalize team strength. Team equalization will be done at the discretion of the division convenor and head coaches. Please see the Equalization section on our website for more details on this policy
Our refund policy is as follows:
Refunds will be offered only if the request is received in writing. Please send your request to us by email.
- After registration and up to and including two weeks into season - refund minus non-refundable administration fee.
- After the second week of the season – no refund except in hardship cases (injuries, etc.) and refund will be prorated to games played and minus non-refundable administration fee.
- Coaches will be selected in March. All players will be contacted by their coaches prior to the start of the season
- Playoffs will be scheduled as required.
- Each player will receive a team sweater, a team and an individual photograph and a memento of the season.
For players who are interested in a more competitive environment, we offer an all-star program, involving try-outs and additional practices, with the all-star teams playing in tournaments (as available), exhibition games and the provincial minor ball hockey championships in July. Extra fees are applicable for the all-star program.
We do our best but cannot accept and accommodate everybody.
Withrow Park Youth Players excel on the National
and International stage.
At the Junior Men's World Championships, Withrow Park had 2 players and a coach on the Men's U20 Team Canada, earning the silver medal in St. John's, Newfoundland. Congratulations to Thomas Mitchell (goalie) and Daniel Lowe (assistant captain) as well as coach Tom Kourkouliotis.
- At the Junior Women's World Championships, Withrow Park had 5 players on the Women's U20 Team Canada, earning the silver medal in Prerov, Czech Republic. Congratulations to Samantha Baine, Emily Buffet, Kristen Colosimo, Lily Lacey, and Serena Vilde.
- At the Canadian Junior Nationals, the Withrow Park Boys U15 team earned the silver medal in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Congratulations to Dylan Meanchos, James Norton, Leo Chambers, Eric Stephenson, Evan Dennis, Athan Alexopoulos, Ben Hannah, JJ Rota, Wyatt Johnston, Anton Jakobsen, Aidan Shepard, Zach Sinodis, Ryan Gillespie, and Oliver Smith.
- At the Canadian Junior Nationals, Withrow Park had 3 players on the Women's U19 Team Ontario White, earning the bronze medal in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Congratulations to Samantha Baine, Emily Buffet, and Serena Vilde.
Congrats to all from WPBHL
Thanks to all players, coaches and parents for contributing to a successful 2018 season at the Riverdale Rink. We look forward to seeing you in 2019.
Celebrating the new Scoreboard at Riverdale Park. The Scoreboard was donated by the Taber Family Foundation, with funds raised by many members of our WPBHL.