GEORGE BELL HOCKEY ASSOCIATION
The George Bell Hockey Association (GBHA) is a not-for-profit community hockey association located in the heart of the Junction in West Toronto. The goal of the GBHA is to develop and maintain fun, safe, fair and inclusive hockey programs for children and youths between the ages of 4 and 20.
2018-2019 SEASON INFORMATION - UPDATE
2018-2019 House League Season will start the weekend of September 22, 2018.
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The GBHA was named the NYHL 2015-2016 GRAND CHAMPION with the most Select Team Tier Championship Wins!
The 2015-2016 season saw 18 of our Select Teams make the Semi-Final Round with 8 of those teams making the Finals and 5 winning their Tier Championship. Congratulations to the following Championship Winners: Minor Atom White, Minor Atom Navy, Minor Pee Wee White, Minor Bantam White and Minor Midget Navy.
The GBHA has more than 900 house league players every season. In order to promote participation and fun at every level we have tiered most divisions. The goal of the GBHA is to develop and maintain fun, safe, fair and inclusive hockey programs for all children and youths, both boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 20 with divisions from Tyke to Midget/Juvenile.
Our Select Hockey program gives our more skilled players the opportunity to play competitive hockey against other organizations within the North York Hockey League in arenas across the city. Last season, the GBHA fielded 27 teams "Tyke" to "Under 21". The NYHL is open to house league select teams in the Greater Toronto area and operates under the umbrella of the GTHL.
SKILLS & SPECIAL PROGRAMS
The GBHA and its coaches offer bi-weekly skills sessions to all levels except Midget/Juvenile. These sessions are offered at no additional cost. In addition, we may offer specific Girls Only and Goalie sessions. These sessions will be confirmed at the beginning of the season. In addition we annually rent outdoor ice at High Park for team practices during the Outdoor season.
The Tyke program is unique because it begins with a "Learn to Play" format before moving into team game format. The program is divided into two division levels allowing all players to enjoy some success in game situations as they continue to learn to skate and acquire basic hockey skills. GBHA Instructors support players and parents to provide a terrific learning environment.
The GBHA is ahead of the game when it comes to implementing Hockey Canada’s move to cross-ice hockey for its youngest players. This weekend was the first using our new Cross Ice Board System for our Novice Division House League. The boards allow two cross ice games to be played simultaneously – or to have…Read More
Under a new ruling by the Ontario Hockey Federation, one parent of every minor hockey player is required to take the Respect in Sport Parent Program before September 1, 2016. This course is mandatory to have the Player’s registration approved. The cost of taking the program is $12 plus tax and is paid directly on-line when…Read More
The GBHA was named the NYHL 2015-2016 GRAND CHAMPION with the most Select Team Tier Championship Wins! There’s a shiny new Gold Banner for us to hang at the arena. The 2015-2016 season saw 18 of our Select Teams make the Semi-Final Round with 8 of those teams making the Finals and 5 winning their…Read More
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Select hockey can be an incredibly rewarding experience for your child and your family. Not only is it a great hockey experience, but it is also a great life experience. The players, parents, and even siblings often develop friendships that can last a lifetime. Select hockey is the next level up from House League. Each…Read More
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