The PCHA has been active in the community since 1958 with players from ages 4 to age 20 enjoying the sport of hockey. We have grown rapidly in recent years to the current level of over 1,000 registered players playing on over 65 teams. The demand for player registrations are at an all time high. Registration is open to both male and female players at all skill and age levels. A player must be able to skate to register at age 4, however from age 5 and older, skating ability is desirable but not necessary.
Tje Port Credit Storm teams participate in the Mississauga Hockey League, which has seven member Associations covering all areas within the city of Mississauga. The majority of teams at Port Credit are at the house league level, practice once a week, and play 1-2 games per week or about 26 games per season. The competitive Gold and ‘A’ level teams (10) play about 2 times per week for a total of 34 games per season, and also have one association practice a week. All players ages 7 to 20 registered with the Port Credit Storm participate in games against the other seven MHL Associations.
PCHA has a very well established ‘ Pre-Tyke ‘ program (the Paperweights) for players ages 4, 5 & 6. Our ‘Paperweight ‘ Program provides one 50-minute practice and one 50-minute game for the paperweight teams each week. The games utilize the entire ice surface, with timed 3-minute shifts, to ensure equal playing time for all players. The games have two referees who use standard OHA rules (with the exception of no icing calls). Each player is evaluated according to skill level and plays on a ‘shift’ against a line of similar skill level from the opposing team. Players are provided with a replica NHL uniform (jersey and socks), which are personalized with each player’s name on the back.
All players in the PCHA keep their team jersey at the end of the season, and receive a team and individual photo as a season memento. Young players from the paperweight to Atom levels also receive an individual trophy at the annual Players Banquet in the spring of each year.
Local businesses and other community-interested companies generously provide funds to PCHA through sponsorship donations. These sponsorships are used to offset the cost of team uniforms. Each team proudly wears their sponsor’s name on the back of each jersey. The registration fees paid by the players cover the cost of ice rental for team practices, sweaters, socks, insurance, etc., while the gate fee charged to players and spectators at each MHL game pays for the ice and game officials for each game.
Port Credit’s current President is Bill Beaton.
For more information regarding Port Credit Hockey, please visit their webite, www.portcredithockey.com.