The Swansea Girls Hockey League (SGHL) started in 1970. The League was developed because we saw the demand and need for a girls hockey association in the community. The Association will be celebrating its 49th season in 2017-2018. Today we are not only the oldest, but also the largest outdoor girls league in the City of Toronto.
Our association provides two service locations at both an outdoor location (Rennie Park) and at an indoor location (George Bell Arena). Our hockey program is available to all girls ages 7- 18 and there is a capacity for 136 players across 8 teams. The league has been designed as a starter league where players are able to learn about and develop the basic skills of hockey as well as a love for the game.
We are extremely grateful to our founders Mrs. Jean Ritch, Mrs. Ann Salerno, Mrs. Janice Drown, Mrs. Doreen Sharkey, Mrs. Claire Roche, and Mrs. Lynda Mitchell.
Registration for the 2017-2018 season opened to new players on Sunday May 15, 2017 and is now closed.
At the end of each season, all current players always receive an opportunity to re-register in order to guarantee them a roster spot for the following season. Once that has taken place, remaining spots are made available to new players and families.
The SGHL strives to provide a positive hockey experience through fun competition among eight equally matched teams.
It is understood that a lot of the players would like to be on the same teams as their friends, but that is not always possible. The important thing is to have teams that can compete on an equal basis. Our schedule ensures that all the players play and practice together throughout the season regardless of what team they are on.
Sisters are always placed on the same team, but in the absence of exceptional circumstances we do not automatically group players on a team.
That said, while there are no guarantees, occasions can arise where we can take into account these preferences when we go through the process of assembling the teams.
Please do let us know of your requests, but please understand that it often is not possible to fulfill them.