Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA)

General Information

If you need any information about girls'/women's hockey in Ontario (tournaments, leagues, or any other info), please contact the OWHA. Their mailing address is:

Ontario Women's Hockey Association
5155 Spectrum Way, Unit #3
Mississauga, ON
L4W 5A1
Phone: (905)282-9980 or FAX: (905)282-9982

The purpose of the OWHA is to promote girls' and women's hockey throughout the province of Ontario as well as encouraging national and international growth. Its mandate includes the development of coaches, referees, trainers, administrators and players and to provide a structure for competition leading to Provincial, National, and World Championships and to the Olympics.

Membership in the Association shall consist of all teams which have applied and have been accepted by the OWHA Executive. There is always a place for the youngest interested player to the oldest, tot-to- grandmother.

All hockey played under the jurisdiction of the OWHA is governed by the Canadian Hockey Association (CHA) rules and are subject to certain amendments set by the OWHA.

In the 1996-97 season, there were 13497 female hockey players registered in Ontario, ranging from 4 to 79 years of age (962 teams). There were 98 sanctioned tournaments, with a record 243 teams attending the Provincial Championship tournament.

In the 1995-96 season, there were 12296 female hockey players registered in Ontario (853 teams). That's up from 411 teams in the 1992-93 and 325 teams in the 1990-91 season.

OWHA Mission Statement: Through a provincially unified, collective voice, the OWHA promotes, provides and develops opportunities for girls and women to play female hockey in Ontario.

Other Information

Contact the OWHA

Visit their web site at www.owha.on.ca.

Fran Rider, Executive Director, OWHA
Phone: (905) 282-9980
Fax: (905) 282-9982
Pat Nicholls, Vice President,OWHA
Chairperson, Provincial Championships
Phone: (905) 282-9980


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