The Mississauga Girl's Hockey League is one of the oldest girls leagues in Ontario if not in Canada. The MGHL is currently in its thirty-third season of providing Mississauga girls and young women a place to play and develop their hockey skills. The MGHL is proud to be an affiliate of the Mississauga Recreation and Parks.
Girl's and women's hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. In 1998 women's hockey was an official medal sport for the first time ever at the Olympics. The MGHL is proud to have been participants in the growth and acceptance of female hockey. We look forward to continued growth and success of the sport.
When the new four rink Iceland opened in Mississauga in 1996, the Mississauga Girl's Hockey League was given Monday night time slots for all four rinks. This allowed the league to offer Monday night house league games all under one roof. The Chiefs rep teams also play a number of home games out of Iceland on the Olympic size rink. This fabulous facility, along with the commitment of the city of Mississauga, gives the MGHL one of the best venues to showcase girl's and women's hockey in Ontario and possibly Canada.
The Mississauga Girl's Hockey League takes player development very seriously. The league believes players should have an equal opportunity to develop their individual skills and team play abilities. All teams have weekly practice ice available to them so their coaches can work on hockey skills. Different programs are available for both House league and Rep teams to participate in.
The Chiefs Senior AAA Hockey Club along with members of the Junior Chiefs run a pre-season hockey camp for new and returning house league players in September prior to the start of the season. The Rep teams through their coaching staff can take advantage of the special rates negotiated by the MGHL with firms that offer defensive and offensive skill development, dry land training, goalie training, puck control and shooting.
President Derek Williams Treasurer Louise Masaki Secretary Cheryl Bostock Ice Chair Dave Shirley Registrar Deb Kennedy Rep Director Tom Dallimore House League Dir Corinne Fernihough Tournament Dir Ken Wong Fund Raising Chair Bill Campbell Equipment Mgr. Fred Stefaniuk Hockey Development Bill Giesler Publicity Henry Vos Sponsorship Olia Dallimore (A) Sue Tucciarone Special Projects Joe Cabral
The Mississauga Girl's Hockey League has a great House League program. The league operates six House League divisions, numbers permitting.
Players are placed on House League teams in one of six divisions according to age and skill level.
What does a HL player receive for their registration?
The Mississauga Girl's Hockey League offers girls and young women an opportunity to compete at a more intense level by playing on a Rep team. Rep teams are formed based on tryouts held in early spring and fall. These competitive teams are for players who demonstrate advanced playing ability and skills. To play at this level involves a greater commitment of time, travel, and additional costs by the player and her family. Rep teams compete in intercity leagues and play more games than house league offers. Rep teams also attend tournaments held during the season. The Mississauga Girl's Hockey League Rep program has successfully produced many provincial champions over the years.
In the upcoming 1999 - 2000 season the MGHL is planning to put on the ice the following rep teams:
1998-99 was the inaugural year for this team. The team is composed of players aged 16-20. This elite group of athletes can be called upon to play up at the Senior AAA Chiefs level when the opportunity develops. It also gives players in the lower divisions the ability to continue and develop their hockey skills right here in Mississauga.
This elite team competes in the North Metro Girls Hockey League and tournaments. The Junior Chiefs have had a great and enviable year with a 32-6-11 win, loss, tie record. At the Mississauga Tournament they won the Gold in their division .
The Mississauga Chiefs Senior AAA team represents the MGHL's highest level of play. The original Mississauga Chiefs Senior AAA division was established in 1993 by Head Coach Rick Osborne and General Manager Al Dawson. This was the Mississauga based and MGHL affiliated entry in the Central Ontario Women's Hockey League. In their second season of play, the team upset their arch rivals the North York Aeros to become Ontario champions and go to the national playoffs. This year the Chiefs won the Provincial Silver in another tough loss to the Beatrice Aeros. They did best the Brampton Thunder in the semi-finals which had presented them with a tough challenge all season.
The Mississauga Chiefs Senior AAA Hockey Club was incorporated in June 1, 1999 and is the next step in the growth of women's hockey in Canada. The Senior AAA Chiefs are a charter member of the National Women's Hockey League. The NWHL currently comprises nine teams in two divisions with a 40 game interlocking schedule. Approximately three quarters of the current members of the Canadian National and Canadian under 22 Teams play in the NWHL. The 1999 - 2000 NWHL regular season starts on Saturday September 11 and finishes on Sunday February 13, 2000. Playoffs follow the regular season.
The Chiefs play out of the Hershey Centre, a new state of the art arena complex, on Wednesday night or Saturday afternoon. The Hershey Centre is located at Rose Cherry Place in Mississauga (major hwy. 403, Matheson Blvd/Kennedy Road).
West Division East Division Beatrice Aeros (Norty York) Le Mistral (Montreal) Brampton Thunder Le Wingstar (Montreal) Durham Lightning NCCP Raiders (Ottawa) Mississauga Chiefs Sainte-Julie (Montreal) Scarborough Sting
The Mississauga Chiefs Senior AAA Hockey Club is proud to be entering its seventh season of affiliation with the Mississauga Girls' Hockey League, a leader and builder of female hockey for over thirty years, and the City of Mississauga, the female hockey capital of the world.
At this years Provincial Championships the Chiefs Rep teams did not secure any gold as in past years. Girls hockey has grown tremendously over the past decade making the competition for top spot in the province much harder to attain. Mississauga along with Brampton hosted this years Provincials. Mississauga represented by the Chiefs did pick up a couple of silvers (in Bantam AA and Atom AA) and bronze (in Bantam BB and Novice A) but failed to win an over all title. The Peewee AA team made it to the bronze final.
This year's provincial championships featured a record number of 297 teams competing in 32 categories. Congratulations to all the team members of the Bantam AA, Atom AA, Bantam BB and Novice A for putting forth a great effort in winning their respective medals.
We would like to extend our congratulations and best wishes to the coaches, the team and team management for the 99-00 season.
Novice AA Gord Kennedy Novice B Derek Romano Atom AA Frank Famularo Atom 2 Major Fred Stefaniuk Atom 2 Minor Iggy Vassalo Peewee AA Larry Obrecht Peewee 2 Major John Makuch Peewee 2 Minor Rob Madeley Bantam AA Glen Tucker Bantam BB Ron Habibullah Bantam B Bill Giesler Midget AA John Mead Midget BB Dave Pritchard Junior Chiefs Steve Blundy Senior AA Jeff Collinson Senior AAA Rick Osborne
The MGHL's 19th Annual Tournament will be held this year December 26, 27, 28 1999. Over 130 teams in 25 divisions are expected to attend this annual event. For further information contact Ken Wong, Tournament Director at (905)890-4742, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Girls Hockey is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada. This past season we placed 43 teams(28 HL and 15 Rep) on the ice in Mississauga which is twice the number we had five years ago. The MGHL will be going into its 33rd year this season and much of our success can be attributed to the support of the many sponsors over the years. Sponsors are a very important part of the economics in putting teams on the ice. We trust that all sponsors who assisted us this past season can join us for the 1999-2000 season. Your support is greatly appreciated by the players and their families. Sponsorship is a vital component for the MGHL and is a very effective way to generate good will and visibility in the community.
In House league the MGHL has one sponsor per team. For their sponsorship the league proudly displays the name of the sponsor on the back of each team sweater. House league sponsors also receive a phot plaque, team sweater, mention in the Missie Newsletter and the Annual Tournament Program. House league sponsors are solicited by the Sponsorship Director of the MGHL Olia Dallimore. This executive member also acts as the liaison between the league and the sponsors.
All Rep teams must operate on a break-even basis for the season. More than one sponsor is required due to the higher operating costs of a Rep team. The manager of each team is in charge of the sponsorship drive. The Rep teams show the names of their sponsors on their sweaters. Teams are also encouraged to display their sponsors names on banners that can be brought to their games. Rep teams also generate funds through participation in the Annual Tournament, league directed fund raisers and running of licensed bingos.
Many of the leagues sponsors have been supportive for years and new sponsors are always welcome. The league encourages all members and their families to support the businesses that our sponsors represent.
Various fundraising is carried out during the season and at the Annual Tournament. This is an important part of raising revenues to support the high calibre hockey programs that the MGHL offers for both House League and Rep.
This year a $50.00 per player fund raising charge will apply to each registered player. The players families will receive ten raffle tickets which they can either sell to recoup their $50.00 or place in the draw for the a great line up of prizes. Tickets for the draw along with the prizes available will be issued at the start of the season to all players who are registered and in good standing. Additional tickets will also be available for anyone who wants to sell more tickets or to raise additional funds for their rep teams.
All tickets are to be submitted for the draw which will be held at the MGHL second annual dance January 28, 2000. Completed tickets for the draw are to be returned to Bill Campbell fund raising chair by no later then December 6, 1999. It will be the individuals responsibility to turn in the completed tickets to ensure entry into the draw.
The league will also hold its second mid winter blues dance, January 28, 2000. The first dance held last January was roaring success with many great items for sale at the silent auction, lots of good food and live music. The dance realized a profit for the league. We hope to build on the success of our first dance in putting on the second one. We will also have an added incentive for members and friends to attend. For the person who wins the grand prize in the raffle draw held that night and if they are in attendance they will win an additional $1000.00
Missie Messenger the official newsletter of the Mississauga Girls' Hockey League is published on a regular basis to keep players and parents informed of league activity. Copies are also available at Iceland information boards for the general public. Advertising in the Missie Messenger will consist of a maximum five business card size ads per issue. The Missie Messenger is published a minimum of six times during the season and 800 copies are produced per issue. All registered players receive a copy and additional copies are placed at various arenas in Mississauga. Cost for the ad will be $25.00 per issue (artwork supplied) If you would like to place an ad contact Henry Vos, Publicity Director at the Clubhouse address or phone number
Did you know the MGHL is run entirely by volunteers? A very important element in operating the Mississauga Girl's Hockey League is the volunteer. Without these individuals there would be no league. Volunteer coaches are essential to enable the league to place girls on the ice. MGHL has many dedicated coaches working on the benches along with their volunteer assistants. In the 98-99 season they collectively coached15 Rep teams, 28 House league teams. All coaches are NCCP certified.
As non-profit organization the league depends heavily on volunteers. These come mainly from the ranks of the parents whose daughters play in the league. Volunteers include those that sit on the executive, coaches, tournament organizers, year end banquet helpers, rep team managers, house league convenors, IP hockey development staff, trainers, commitee members and fundraisers.
If you would like to drop us a note. Mail can be left at either the office wicket window on the first floor at Iceland or can be mailed to the Clubhouse at Iceland.
Mississauga Girls' Hockey League
Clubhouse - Iceland, 705 Matheson Boulevard East
MGHL...Building Girls Hockey for over 30 years
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