The Leaside Hockey Association has been offering minor hockey programs to the youth of our community since 1952.
Our hockey community
The Leaside Hockey Association is one of the the largest and most respected minor hockey associations in the country. We are proud to represent and serve approximately 1,200 players, their team officials, and their families.
We offer children aged 4 to 18 the chance to play fully recreational hockey in our Hockey School or House League programs and the opportunity to compete against other clubs with our CDS, Select and GTHL programs. Our philosophy of providing children with a solid foundation of hockey fundamentals BEFORE integrating game experience promotes physical literacy, hockey development and a life-long love of the game.
The LHA is a not-for-profit community organization. It is governed by a Board of Directors elected annually by our members. Open lines of communication and accessible officers ensure that the needs and views of all members are acknowledged.
As a volunteer-based association, the LHA limits the cost of hockey thanks to the generous contribution of time by our 300+ volunteers. We strongly encourage parents/guardians to become an active part of their child's hockey experience and volunteer for one of our many roles if you can. Please contact email@example.com for more information on how to become a volunteer.
There are also a number of opportunities for sponsorship at Leaside Hockey. Sponsoring a team or a division is a great way to help make hockey more accessible and promote your organization. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on sponsorships..
We look forward to welcoming your family to the Leaside Hockey Association. See you at the rink!
Our Mission, Vision and Values
- The Leaside Hockey Association provides recreational and competitive hockey programs for the youth of our community in a safe and fun environment.
- To be a leading community based hockey organization that adopts and encourages best practices in all aspects of its programs.
- To provide safe and challenging hockey programs where children are able to realize their potential through appropriate levels of play.
- To develop and improve hockey skills to the benefit of players and their team.
- To promote participation on a fair and equitable basis.
- To provide a positive environment that encourages respect and good behaviour among and by all coaches, players, parents and game officials.
- To ensure a high level of discipline both on and off the ice and to encourage a strong work ethic and consistent effort without taking the fun out of the game.
- To promote the principles of team play, good sportsmanship and companionship.
- To involve parents in their children’s development by maintaining open lines of communication with coaches and the Board of Directors.
- Integrity, Respect, Discipline, Sportsmanship, Compassion, Community, Diversity, Fairness.
2022 - 2023 LONG-STANDING PARTICIPATION AWARDS
Congratulations to the following LHA players receiving long-standing participation awards. These players have proudly represented and been an active part of the LHA community for at least 10 or 12 years. That's a lot of fun memories. Congratulations and thank you!
Lifetime - 12 Year Awards
10 Year Awards
2022 - 2023 LHA Award Winners
JEFF MUNN VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD
Congratulations to Brian Dooley, the winner of the 2022-23 Jeff Munn Volunteer of the Year Award.
Awarded annually, the Volunteer of the Year award is named in honour of Jeff Munn who provided a transformational contribution to the LHA during the six years he spent on the Board of Directors.
This award recognizes Brian's exceptional efforts as a non-parent volunteer Head Coach with the Leaside 2009 AA team. From their first year as Tykes to the end of their U14 season, Brian was a devoted and passionate champion for his players' development both on and off the ice. As a role model, Brian demonstrated hard work and parents appreciated the respectful atmosphere he created within the team. Thanks to his focus on player development, a number of team members were able to advance to play hockey at the AAA level. Brian continues to give his time and expertise to the LHA and will serve as the Head Coach of the U15A team in the 2023-2024 season.
Brian received his award at the Annual General Meeting of the Leaside Hockey Association on June 20, 2023. The LHA Board asks the entire LHA community to join us as we thank Brian for his many efforts and congratulate him on this award.
Congratulations Brian and thank you!
GEORGE TURRELL SPIRIT AWARD
Congratulations to Eleanor Colledge, the 2022-2023 winner of the George Turrell Spirit Award.
Every year the LHA recognizes an individual who embodies the many ways that spirit inspires and connects our LHA community. The award is named in honour of the late George Turrell who enthusiastically demonstrated the LHA values of integrity, respect, discipline, sportsmanship, compassion, fairness, diversity and community in everything he did during the more than 50 years he spent as a volunteer with the LHA.
This award recognizes Eleanor's contribution as an enthusiastic and dedicated trainer on the 2005 Red Select team and, for a period, the 2005 A team. On the bench from U8 through to the end of U18, Eleanor is described by her team as extremely approachable and supportive. She played an active role in maintaining a positive and friendly atmosphere and used her knowledge to assist players and families through all aspects of play including recovery from injury. Parents acknowledge a heightened level of comfort and security when Eleanor was behind the bench, and the broader community enjoyed her consistently effusive smile while supporting players during games.
Eleanor received her award at the Annual General Meeting of the Leaside Hockey Association on June 20, 2023. Please join the LHA Board in thanking Eleanor for her welcome contribution to the LHA community and congratulate her on this award.
Congratulations Eleanor and thank you!