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    Novice Programming 2019-20

    By Admin 01/10/2019, 8:45am EST

    Planning has begun for the 2019-20 hockey season.   Hockey Canada and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association, have set new guidelines for Novice programming which will begin next season.  All Sanctioned Hockey Associations, both Girls and Boys, must follow these guidelines.

    The OWHA has provided information on their website, that will give parents and coaches an overview of the program.  Here is the link:

    If you select the “Programs” option from the main menu, you will see there is information for parents, coaches, associations, a seasonal structure, game play guidelines and rules.

    The CYGHA  plan for next season is to offer 2 programs for the 7/8 age group:

    • Tyke (age 7) half ice program
    • Novice (age 8) half ice – transition to full ice program

    These programs are fully dependant on our registration numbers.  If there are not enough players to have a Tyke and Novice program, we will combine the 2 age groups and run a Novice half ice  program (the guidelines state that 7 year olds are not “allowed” to play full ice, therefore if combined with 8 year olds, all must play half ice for the season).

    At this time, the OWHA has not provided any information on Novice “Rep” or “DS” programs.  We will post this information as soon as we receive it.


    Carlo graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Human Kinetics before obtaining his Doctorate of Chiropractic from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. He is a certified first responder through the Canadian Red Cross and has obtained his Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) title.

    Carlo is the clinic co-director at Athletic Rehabilitation & Conditioning (ARC) – in Aurora, which provides a comprehensive sports medicine experience encompassing athletic injury assessment, Chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, injury prevention, sport specific strength & conditioning, functional rehabilitation, coaching, and nutritional counselling.

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    Disciplinary Chair Appointment

    By Admin 11/29/2018, 10:00am EST

    The CYGHA Executive is pleased to announce that Nikki Simone will be  joining the CYGHA as our Discipline Chair.

    Nikki will be responsible for reviewing penalties of a serious nature as defined by the OWHA, and ensure the Disciplinary Committee takes action where appropriate. Nikki will make recommendations to the Executive for matters outside games or occurrences not assessed by a referee.

    Thank you Nikki for taking on this position.

    The Central York Girls Hockey Association (CYGHA) is excited to announce that John Hartley is joining our association in the role of Director of Sponsorships and Business Development. 

    John brings a wealth of experience after having spent the last 4 years on the Newmarket Minor Hockey Association (NMHA) executive as director of Sponsorships as well as having coached at the Rep level for the past 8 years. 

    John will be responsible for building and developing relationships between our association and local community businesses that will help bring in funds that go towards development programs for our association.

    Peewee A at the Artisans Festival in Newmarket

    By Admin 07/05/2018, 10:30am EDT

    Thank you to the Peewee A team for representing the CYGHA at the Newmarket Artisans Festival.  Lots of information was given out and fun was had by all.


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