1.1 When does the Spring 2023 registration take place?
Registration will open January 1, 2023 to March 25, 2023
Register early to avoid disappointment; we are expecting the program to fill up shortly after registration opens.
1.2 How do I register my child(ren) in the EMBHL?
REGISTRATION Will be done online only.
Registration Fees for 2023
Scotiabank Learn to Play Program for kids born 2019, 2018, 2017 - $140.00
U8 Division for kids born 2016, 2015 - $160.00
U10 Division for kids born 2014, 2013- $160.00
U12 Division for kids born 2012, 2011 - $170.00
U14 Division for kids born 2010, 2009 - $170.00
U16 Division for kids born 2008, 2007 - $185.00
We are only excepting Online Registrations We will only be accepting E-Transfer.
If you would like to pay by Cheque or Cash
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For a copy of our insurance please click HERE
1.3 What is your Refund policy?
To obtain a refund, you must submit a request by e-mail at email@example.com .
• your name and the name of your child
• the division in which your child is registered (LTP Tyke, Novice, Atom, Peewee)
• your child's team (if he or she has already been assigned to a team)
• your phone number, email address, and mailing address
• your reason for requesting a refund
Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for refund processing.
1.4 Will any charges be applied for my refund?
* Prior to First Game of the Season - $10 Adminstration Charge
* After First Game of the Season - $30 Administration Charge
*After Second Game of the Season No Refunds will be available (Unless the Season is Cancelled due to Toronto Public Health then we will prorate the season fee Minus $30 for Uniform)
1.5 Can I sign up my child(ren) to play on the same team as a friend?
Yes, we will try to accommodate as much as possible up to 2 friends. We encourage kids to make new friends.
2.1 When and for how long does the season run?
The Spring 2023 season begins in April 14-16 and runs until late June 23-25( 10 game schedule)
2.2 When is the first game of the season and how will we be notified?
Each player will be contacted by email and by our New Mobile App TeamLinkT.
Coaches and EMBHL Staff will hand out team Uniforms at the first game and check equipment.
2.3 What are the days of the week and the times of the games?
Games in all divisions will run 40 min. Exact times of games will not be available until 2 weeks prior to start of season and are subject to change. Schedules are established only at the close of registration.
Games are played Indoors for April pending City of Toronto permits and outdoors for May and June so the schedule is entirely weather-dependent after April.
Spring Target Start: April 14, 2023 | Target End: June 25, 2022
The following Schedule below is based on issued City of Toronto permits
The following chart provides general break down of game Start times for different divisions. This can change depending on amount of registrations and teams per division
Division General Game Start Times
ScotiaBank Learn to Play Program Saturdays (2019/2018 Born) 9 AM
ScotiaBank Learn to Play Program Saturdays (2017 Born) 10 AM
U8 Division (2016/2015 Born) Saturdays 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM
U10 Division (2014/2013 Born) Saturdays 3 PM, 4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM,
U12 Division (2012/2011 Born) Sundays 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM, 3 PM
U14 Division (2010/2009 Born) Sundays 4 PM, 5 PM, 6 PM, 7PM
U16 Division (2008/2007 Born) Fridays 7 PM, 8 PM, 9 PM
In the Event of a Rain/Thunder or Lightning we will try and accommodate Games on Friday evenings 6 pm to 8 pm, Sundays between 9 am and 11 am or 7 pm and 9 pm
To protect all players, coaches, officials, and spectators, the following criteria will be applied for inclement weather or poor rink conditions in assessing if a game is delayed, cancelled and/or rescheduled
If games are cancelled due to inclement weather, a notice will be sent out at least 1 hour prior to scheduled game thru Teamlinkt mobile app
Games will be re-scheduled which could be as early as the next day being Sunday Morning.
3.1 Where are the games played?
Long Branch Indoor Arena 75 Arcadian Cir, Etobicoke, ON M8W 2Z5 (April 14th to May 7th)
Sir Adam Beck Outdoor Rink 55 Orianna Dr, Etobicoke, ON M8W 4Y1 (May 12th to June 25th)
4.1 My child has never played ball hockey/ice hockey before. Is this program suitable for a child with no prior experience?
Yes! Our program is designed to suit children at all levels of experience and skill. A fair number (especially Tyke and Novice) of EMBHL players are children with limited or no ice hockey or ball hockey experience.
5.1 What kind of equipment do you provide? What equipment do I need to provide for my child?
We provide each registered player with a team jersey, shorts and Socks.
We also provide goalie equipment, permitting each child to try their hand at goaltending (if they so wish).
Goaltenders must wear their own regular CSA-approved helmet (not provided) or their own CSA-approved goalie mask (not provided).
Hockey helmet with full facial protection (cage)
Note: both facemask and helmet must have CSA sticker.
Goaltenders can either wear player helmet/facemask (as above) or a goalie mask
Note: goalie mask must have CSA sticker. -
** Street hockey goalie masks ARE NOT PERMITTED ***
Note: any type of gloves not designed for ice hockey use (e.g., lacrosse) are not permitted.
Note: both wood or composite are accepted. Push-on plastic blades are not permitted.
Soccer style shin guards –
Note: It is mandatory for shin guards to be completely covered by socks.
Note: Ice hockey shin guards are not permitted.
5.2 Is there any additional equipment that is acceptable and recommended?
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
Atletic support (jock or jill)
Knee pads (soft)
Soft elbow pads
Note: Hard ice hockey elbow pads are not permitted. Elbow pads must be covered by jersey
5.3 Is there banned and prohibited equipment? The following equipment is prohibited:
• Shoulder pads
• Hockey-style hard elbow pads
• Hockey-style shin guards
• Any type of gloves that are not ice hockey gloves, (e.g. lacrosse gloves)
5.4 What type of hockey stick is required?
Wooden or composite hockey sticks only. Plastic bladed sticks where the blade is pushed on to the shaft are not allowed.
6. Volunteering/Working with the EMBHL
6.1 How do I become a coach?
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
6.2 How do I become a paid EMBHL referee?
Please visit the OBHF website at www.ontarioballhockeyfederation.ca for qualification details. If interested in refereeing please send us an email at email@example.com
7.3 Who do I contact to join the EMBHL family of volunteers?
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The EMBHL is not-for-profit organization. The EMBHL is a proud member of the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation, the governing body for the sport of ball hockey in Ontario.