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Welcome, We Hope You Enjoy Your Season

Welcome to our online registration hub. Below is all of the information you should need to register your child. Please do not hesitate to contact if the information you are looking for isn't below. We look forward to our season together. HOCKEY, STRONGER THAN EVER!

Break the Perceptions of Hockey

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FAQs

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Minor Hockey Association (BWGMHA) operates the minor hockey programs in the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury, we are affiliated with the Ontario Minor Hockey Association. We are a non profit, volunteer-run hockey association for players, ages 3 and up.  BWGMHA offers Representative, House League, and Local League programs.

To encourage, govern, organize, and develop Minor hockey programs for all ages up to and including the Juvenile age divisions for players in the Township of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

To serve and protect the mutual interests of all its members.

To recognize the integrity of local community programs and to encourage a strong sense of community pride and participation.

To enhance the positive values associated with hockey by providing leadership and initiatives to develop players, coaches, officials and local volunteers.

Yes, they can! Whatever level of experience your child has, they are welcome.

Skating is a core skill that hockey players will carry with them for a lifetime. We’re here to help your child develop this key part of the game.
Basic House League/Local League registration includes standard programming: usually one practice and one game per week, a hockey jersey and hockey socks. (This may vary, so please contact us for details.)

U5 programming includes standard programming: usually one practice a week, hockey jersey and socks.



All players are required to wear approved CSA equipment.  It is important that your player's equipment be in good condition, comfortable and properly fitted in order to avoid injury.  Please see the photo below.


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All our House League games and practices are played in Bradford on one of the three pads at our two local arenas  listed below.  

All our Competitive and Local League practices are played within Bradford.  Additional practice ice could be purchased by the team at any Bradford or Local Arenas.

Local League games area played as far North as Thornton and as far South as Richmond Hill.  

Competitive games are played as far North as Orillia and as far South as Markham/Stouffville.

Bradford Arenas

Bradford Leisure Centre Blue/Green 471 West Park Avenue, Bradford, Ontario
Bradford Bob Fallis Arena 2961 10th Sideroad, Bradford, Ontario
Players who are new to hockey will be required to submit their full name, birth certificate and proof of residential address. If this is the first time you are registering your child in hockey, you (the parent or guardian) will need to complete a simple, but important, Respect in Sport Course after registration.
 DIVISION  BIRTH YEAR
 U5  Players Under the age of 4, born in 2017 or 2018
 U7  Players Under the age of 6, born in 2015 or 2016
 U8  Players Under the age of 7, born in 2014
 U9  Players Under the age of 8, born in 2013
 U11  Players Under the age of 10, born in 2011 or 2012
 U13  Players Under the age of 12, born in 2009 or 2010
 U15  Players Under the age of 14, born in 2007 or 2008
 U16  Players Under the age of 15, born in 2006
 U18  Players Under the age of 17, born in 2004 or 2005
 U21  Players Under the age of 20, born in 2001, 2002 or 2003

In June of 2013 the OMHA announced a move to become a complete ‘Respect’ integrated association. In addition to Team Officials, the OMHA now requires that all On-ice Volunteers, On-ice Officials and Parents to complete the appropriate ‘Respect’ education. 

Respect in Sport is informative on-line training program for parents of active children. It is designed to reinforce the role of a parent in activities of young athletes. It is an opportunity to create greater awareness about our roles within sport for our children and remind us all of what is truly important about sport and children. This program is focused on ensuring the safety of our children, encouraging positive and effective communication and how to enhance a child's fun and camaraderie. Certification is a mandatory requirement whether your child participates in a Representative, House League or Local League program. 
 
At least one parent or guardian of each player registered in minor hockey in the OMHA is required to complete the Respect in Sport – Parent Program as a condition of participation. In other words, if at least one parent does not complete the course your child/children will be ineligible to play hockey until such time as the course has been successfully completed. 

It will cost $12 (+tax) for each family to complete the Respect in Sport certification.   The cost of the program directs funding towards:

  • Hockey Canada for E-learning Fund Contribution and Administration of the program (HCR integration, etc.)
  • Promotion of the program and administration of the program
  • Canadian Red Cross as Curriculum Partners 
  • PayPal/Invoicing Fees
    Respect Group for the maintenance of the program in both official languages, hosting, platform optimization, content updates (annually), 24 - 7 bilingual technical 
  • support, local user support and registrar training.

This is NOT a fee being collected by the BWGMHA, nor being directed back to the BWGMHA. 

To access and complete the course please click the following link 
Respect in Sport Course Link

As with most sports, kids’ hockey is different than the professional game you may watch on television. Our association is committed to keeping your child safe. We do this by having:

  • strict rules for equipment and behaviour,
  • a strong emphasis on teaching skills over contact,
  • no bodychecking allowed until the U14 level,
  • the option of no bodychecking in the higher age levels,
  • trained game officials who enforce league rules,
  • certified coaches and trainers for every team.

We believe hockey is a sport for life, where positive team experiences are always the priority.

Our typical season will begin in September/October and wrap up in March. We are still working with the town and provincial COVID guidelines to ensure our season will being when it’s safe for our parents and players.

Operating as a non-profit organization, we depend on volunteers to maintain our strong programming. You don’t need to be a hockey expert to join our volunteer team, and we would encourage you to contact our Administrator to discuss opportunities. If you are interested in becoming a coach or helping with on ice activities this intention can be noted on your child’s application. Questions can also be directed to the contact noted above.

You will be redirected to Hockey Canada to complete your registration.