The Women’s Hockey Club of Toronto (WHCT) is an adult recreational non-body-checking ice hockey league open to women who are lesbian, bisexual, queer, trans, two-spirited, nonbinary or allied. All players are welcome regardless of skill level — beginners just learning to play, mid-range and experienced players. The League was first created in 1993 to offer safe space for gay and gay-positive women to play hockey. In the 29 years since, WHCT has progressed into a League that is also inclusive of and welcoming to trans and non-binary players.
WHCT is believed to be the only queer women’s hockey league in Canada and certainly one of the largest in North America. The League has 12 teams, each with 15 players including goalie and every attempt is made to balance the teams with a mixture of players from all skill levels
The success of the WHCT is a result of the commitment of its members to abide by the founding spirit of the league: to play the game of hockey in a sportsperson-like manner respecting not only teammates and opposing players, but also the referees, timekeepers, Moss Park Arena staff and members of the WHCT Collective.
To create an environment where queer, trans, nonbinary, two-spirited and allies are encouraged to participate, regardless of their experience or skill level.
To allow equal access by providing financial options and solutions that work towards breaking cost-prohibitive barriers.
To develop an organization that provides its members with the opportunity to meet other women with similar interests.
Who will be our champs this year?
The Jennifer Hart Award
Will your team win the Jennifer Hart Award for the most sportspersonlike team?
The Teamwork Award
Will your team win the new Teamwork award for the team with the most players who score a goal?
Join our Facebook Group
If you are or have been a registered member of the WHCT and would like to join our Facebook group, contact us and someone will send you an invitation to join.
Want to learn more about WHCT?
Check out the history of WHCT in the aptly named “For the Love of the League,” posted April 2016 on the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives website, or ask us for your own booklet prepared for our 25th Anniversary Celebration and year-end banquet in April 2019.