Hockey, a truly Canadian sport, is a great way to stay active in Toronto over the cold, cold winter. Whether you're an experienced player or looking to get started, there are many leagues available. Read on to find out where you might want to lace up your skates in the city.
Downtown Men and Women's Hockey League (DMHL)
The Greater Toronto Area's top recreational hockey league, the DMHL hosts primary games all over Toronto. You can find a team, or register your own, on their website.
Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL)
The world's largest amateur league, the GTHL registers over 40,000 players every single year. Situated in Woodbridge's Al Palladini Community Centre, they are home to over 580 teams and also offer a Junior Division for players between the ages of 16 and 17.
Ladies Summer and Winter Hockey League (LSHL)
Summer and Winter hockey leagues are available at Westwood and Chesswood Arenas via the LSHL. These teams play non-contact games only and all women are welcome.
The Toronto Power Wheelchair Hockey League (TPWHL)
The TPWHL offers young, disabled adults the opportunity to enjoy a true sports environment. Operating out of Sunny View Public School, players must meet minimum requirements to join a team.
True North Hockey Canada
The country's top recreational league for GTA players, True North Hockey Canada is located in Etobicoke. Teams play at many Toronto arenas, including the Powerade Centre, Rinx and Ricoh Coliseum, and they offer a Beginner's Hockey Program to players who are just starting out.
Toronto is home to many hockey leagues – this is just the tip of the iceberg! There is a league for everything, from competitive play to the occasional recreational game or joining a team, where friendships can be made that last a lifetime. It's a great way to stay warm and get out there during these upcoming cold months.