Planned Program for Session #2 - 2020 (Woolwich Wild - Elmira, St. Jacobs, Breslau Girls Hockey)

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Planned program for Session #2 - 2020

This is a summary of what we will be offering as part of the Training Group Session #2 starting on October 27, 2020.  Please realize this is subject to change based on direction from the Ontario government, the Township of Woolwich, the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA) and our local Public Health Unit.


This plan is based on the OWHA's Return to Hockey Stage 3 Modified Programming for September 1st in conjunction with restrictions required by the Township of Woolwich: 

Session #2 will start on October 27th, 2020 and will run for 8 weeks until December 21st

We have been in negotiations with other girl’s hockey Associations:

•   Local League U11 – U18, and all levels of U9:  Region of Waterloo and Woodstock (Woolwich's loops only include centres from the Region of Waterloo Public Health Unit - i.e. we do not play Woodstock)

•   Tiered/Rep U11 – U18 – Region of Waterloo, Brantford and Saugeen Maitland (APPROVED by Region of Waterloo PHU and the OWHA)

These two groups of Associations have applied to the OWHA for approval to start playing 3-on-3 and/or 4-on-4 games amongst these centres, subject to the OWHA’s Modified Playing Rules.  We are currently waiting for approval of the Local League plan so we can move forward.

As per the OWHA and the Government of Ontario we can establish Extended Groups of up to 50 players to participate in modified game play.  Each of our Training Groups will be assigned to an Extended Group with other centres, such that the total number of players is 50 or less.  We are permitted to take 8 skaters and a goalie to each game.  Therefore, players will be assigned, by their coach, to play in games.  It is the responsibility of the Head Coach to ensure that all players are given equal opportunity to participate given their health and availability.  For example, if a Training Group has 18 players and both an away game and a home game on the weekend, the coach will send 9 players to the home game and the other 9 to the away game.  If a Training Group only has 16 players, 9 players will go to the home game and a different 9 will go to the away game.  Thus, some players could have 2 games to play in on one week and only 1 game most other weeks.  All players should expect to be on the ice two times per week on average (one practice and •one game).

  • Based on registration for Session #2, girls will be assigned to new Local League and tiered Training Groups ready for game play.  Players will be assigned based on:


»   their age group (ie. U9, U11, etc.),
»   the number of players registered in each age group,
»   recommendations from our current coaches and our Coaching Committee as to the caliber of the participants.

We are asking our current Head Coaches to evaluate the players in their current Training Groups the week of October 12th in order to provide us with input to this process.  We are not permitted to hold tryouts at this time, however the OWHA is permitting us to use our development sessions to assist with assessing the individual skills of players.


  • U7 training groups will not be tiered.
  • Maximum of 20 participants on the ice, plus coaches.
  • Physical distancing is required:
    • Players must remain one stick length apart
    • Accidental/incidental contact may occur
  • Registration is open to all Woolwich players from 2019/20.
    • girls who were rostered with us for Session #1 in 2020,
    • girls who were rostered with us during the 2019/20 season, and
    • new players who currently reside in the Township of Woolwich.
  • All U9 - U18 training groups will have a minimum of two ice times per week on average.
  • U7 training groups will be on the ice once per week.
  • Parents will be required to complete a Health Questionnaire prior to each ice time using SportsHeadz.
  • Parents must bring their player to the arena fully dressed.  Players that can tie their own skates can put them on in the arena.  Players that need help with skates must wear their skates with skate guards when they enter the arena.
  • One parent is permitted in the arena per player under the age of 18.
  • Session #2 will run for 8 weeks.
  • Players must re-register for subsequent sessions.
  • Bring your payment to your first ice time of Session #2.  Cheques should be payable to WGMHA.  Please write your daughter's name and Training Group on the front of the cheque for tracking purposes.
  • The cost for Training Group Session #2 is $240 for U9 - U18 and $40 for U7, if your daughter was registered in Session #1.
  • For players joining us for the first time in Session #2, the cost is $290 for U9 - U18 and $80 for U7.  This fee for your first session with us includes a one-time $53 ($40 for U7) Hockey Canada/OWHA fee to cover insurance for the season.
  • Registrations after this date will start in the following Training Group Session.
  • Registration for Session #2 is open until October 20th.  Our registration number will be limited in certain age groups as we are only permitted 50 players in an ‘Extended Group’ in which we will be playing games.  This is for the safety of the players involved.

  • Players who participated in Session #1 will be guaranteed a place to play if they register by October 17th.  After that point registration will be on a first come basis until Training Groups are full.     

  • Registrations after October 20th will start in the following Training Group Session in January.

REGISTRATION FOR SESSION #2 IS NOW CLOSED.  Check back for Session #3 information in December.

Levels offered:                 U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U18

U7/Initiation - At this time, coaches are not permitted within 2m of the players and thus are unable to support and/or pick-up players on the ice.  Therefore, all U7 players must be able to skate in order to join the program.  It is our hope, this requirement can be removed in the future.


NOTE:   All of this is subject to change at any time.  Policies and processes are dependent on the COVID-19 situation and policies set by the Ontario government, the Township of Woolwich, the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association and our local Public Health Unit.  The WGMHA reserves the right to limit registration in any division, or to not offer a division at any time.


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