WHCT IS BACK!
Our 2021-2022 season began on October 16, 2021!

Although we are currently restricted to smaller teams due to Covid, it is our hope that we will soon be allowed more players in the ice area. We will therefore be adding about 25 more positions to our current waitlist. If you are interested, please send in your Registration Form. The Registration Fee will be pro-rated to be reduced by the number of games that have already been played.

Covid-19 Protocols are in place and all players must: be fully vaccinated; wear a mask covering nose and mouth at all times inside the arena (except when on the ice); use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving the arena; and keep gloves on for end-of-game fist bumps.

If you are not feeling well, please stay home and let your Team Rep know that you cannot make the game (preferably before noon on game day).

The Women’s Hockey Club of Toronto (WHCT) is a recreational, non-slapshot women’s ice hockey league for people age 18 and over who identify as female, trans, nonbinary or two-spirited and who are LGBTQ2S or allies who can uphold an inclusive environment. All players are welcome regardless of skill level — beginners just learning to play hockey, mid-range players and experienced players. We have 12 teams, with each team comprised of 15 players, including the goalie. Each team is comprised of a mix of players from all levels with every attempt made to balance the teams.

When & Where We Play

The 2021-2022 season will start later than usual and run from October 16, 2021 to the end of April. Each team will play approximately 18 regular season games and at least 3 playoff games. Games are played on Saturday nights with the first game starting at 5:00 p.m. and the last game starting at 10:00 p.m. Each game is 50 minutes in length. All games are played at Moss Park Arena, located at the corner of Queen St. East and Sherbourne St. in downtown Toronto.

Please note: To qualify for the playoffs you must miss no more than 10 regular season games. It is your responsibility to sign the game sheet to ensure that your attendance at each game is counted.

If you experience any symptoms of Covid-19/Fue, please do not attend games. As long as you tell your Team Rep before noon on Saturday, you will not be marked absent, and it will not count toward the 10 games mentioned above.

Payment

Sweaters

To keep our costs low, sweaters are re-used and must be returned at the end of each season.

IF YOUR SWEATER HAS NOT BEEN RETURNED FROM THE PREVIOUS SEASON, YOU WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY UNTIL IT IS RETURNED OR REIMBURSEMENT MADE AT A COST OF $35.

What is the Cost to Play?

The cost is:

  • FREE for Goalies! Please submit Registration Form and Release Form as soon as possible
  • $400 per player if payment, Registration Form and Release Form are received by September 4, 2021.
  • $425 per player if payment, Registration Form and Release Form are received after September 4, 2021.
  • Registration deadline is September 18, 2021.

Refund Policy

If you withdraw before the teams are put together (before October 2, 20212), an administration fee of $50 will be charged.

If you withdraw between October 2 and December 31, 2021, and we are able to find a replacement from the waiting list, a partial refund will be given.

No refunds will be given to players who leave after the end of 2021.

If the League must cancel games or the remaining season due to public health concerns, government advisement, lockdowns, etc., registrants will be eligible for a prorated refund for the cancelled games.

How Do I Register?

Registration is on a first come first serve basis and a wait-list will be created once all spots have been paid for.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your registration form is received on time.

Payment MUST accompany your completed Registration Form, and the Covid Vaccination portion and General Release/Code of Conduct portions of the Form must be signed for you to be accepted into the league.

Opening Night Meeting

Date and location To be determined.

Questions?

Please forward all questions to whctcollective@hotmail.com

Rule Reminders

  • The play will be blown dead with any contact to the goalie’s head by puck or stick.
  • Contact with the goalie when she has the puck covered will result in a minor penalty.
  • No slap shots are allowed. Full equipment, including full face shields and neck guards, must be worn.
  • Any Major penalty (5 minutes plus ejection from the game), will result in an automatic minimum 1 game suspension, as per Hockey Canada Rules and Guidelines.

General Reminders

  • There will be no byes.
  • Players who miss more than 10 games are not eligible to play in the playoffs.
  • We will be enforcing the rule that a maximum of 4 people may sign up together. Please check with the people you are signing up with before putting their names on your form. If you have any questions regarding this, please send an e-mail to whctcollective@hotmail.com.
  • Team lists will be sent out by way of a mass e-mail blast, so please ensure your e-mail address is legible on your application form.

If there are players that you do not wish to be on a team with, please list the names on the back of your registration form.  Changes will not be made after the teams have been created.