House League Information
General information regarding the Halton Hills Minor Hockey Recreational House-league Program for U10-U21. For information regarding the U8, U9 Junior Thunder, click here.
The Thunder House-League program is a recreational level of hockey offered to players U10 to U21. The teams are rostered using a major/minor mix. For example, U15 consists of U14 and U15 players.
Pre-season September - on ice development and exhibition
Regular season starts October and ends late March
U10 to U15 – team practices every other Saturday, and 1 game per week
U18 to U21 – 1 game per week, no practices
U10 to U13 – Hockey school 2 Saturdays per month starting October
U10 to U15 - Goalie clinics – 2 x per month starting October
Player Draft –In October of the season
Player Balance - For those teams with a noticeable imbalance is completed in November
Age groups planned:
(Subject to change based on registration numbers)
U11 - consists of U10/U11 players
U13 - consists of U12/U13
U15 - consists of U14/U15
*U18 - consists of U18/U17/U16
*U21 - consists of U19/U20/U21
* Subject to registration numbers. In the event registration is low, we may need to further combine the birth years for U18 to U21. We will communicate in September as this is when registration usually fills the most for this age group.
Further, in the event the registration is low for house-league – we are making alternative plans to ensure that we have a successful season for all players and teams. Alternate plans may include some minimal travel for house league teams.
It is planned to have the House-League schedule posted in August. It is important to note that the schedule is subject during the season, therefore, it is recommended that you check the team schedule each week prior to game or practice time.
It is our goal to have enough teams to continue to play an “in-house” program, however, if our registration is low in some divisions, we may need to find alternative options such as organizing with another centre to play against to provide a robust recreational program.
We will endeavour to balance the teams and if possible, where able, we will run a Tiered program (ie. red/white divisions).
House-league teams may enter their teams in a travel tournament if they wish. Once our coaches are placed to a team, we will provide more information to our coaches to inform their team.
Weekend of Champs for all teams U10 to U21 to participate will be held March 22-24, 2024.
Most communication from HHMH will be via email and/or this website.
To ensure communications reach you or your family:
Keep email addresses up to date. Email addresses are obtained when you register via the Hockey Canada registration system.
Please check that we have the right information on file by keeping your Hockey Canada profile up to date. Other than the HHMH website, email is the tool that we use to communicate to you. You can access your profile through the Hockey Canada Registration site.
- Please do NOT send an updated email to HHMH as we do not have access to the registration system of Hockey Canada to change your information.
- Throughout the season, always check our website for Information on events happening in House League.
If you need clarification on any matter, reach out to your Coach first, then Convenor, then the Director of House League.
If your information is correct, periodically check your email spam folder for any possible missing emails from Coaches or HHMH.
All players are required to provide and wear full hockey equipment which will be current CSA approved and per Current OMHA regulations. Directors, Conveners, Coaches and team staff must advise players or parents of players improper fitting or illegal equipment. Any player not suitably outfitted will not be allowed on the ice. HHMH requires that players use a mouth guard. Click here to go to our Parents Corner for more information on equipment guidelines.
Coaches and Assistant s must wear protective head gear properly secured during activities on the ice in accordance with O.M.H.A rules.
Sweater and Socks
HHMH will supply a sweater and socks to each House League player the numbers shall be 1 and 30 for Goaltenders and 2 through 18 for skaters. Once a player is assigned a sweater he/she must use this sweater for the remainder of the season, without alterations.