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March April Newsletter

Another season has come and gone!

As we wrap up the 2016-17 season, we’d like to thank our players and parents for supporting our community hockey program. We hope you’ll be back next season, and that perhaps you will be recommending MHL hockey to a new player too. To our valued volunteers –coaches, managers, team parents, convenors and directors – we can’t thank you enough for the countless hours you devote to make our league a successful one! Registration for the 2017-18 season opens on May 1st.  Be sure to check out the Area Association websites for details and register early to reserve your spot.

Championship Weekend!

Hershey, Iceland and Tomken Arenas were abuzz with excitement as Championship Weekend concluded the house league season on March 24, 25 and 26th. There were heart-stopping overtime games, come-from-behind wins, shoot-outs, great fan spirit and lots of smiles!


OHF Midget ChampionshipLorne Park Clarkson Wild

The MHL, in conjunction with the Midget A Lorne Park Clarkson #111 team, will be hosting the prestigious OHF Provincial Championships.  This year, the provincials will take place between April 7th and 9th at Vic Johnson in Streetsville.

GTA “A” Championships

The following teams have qualified to represent the MHL at the upcoming GTA “A” Championships, to be held at the Hershey Centre, April 5-9, 2017:

  • Port Credit Storm 040 Minor Atom “A”
  • Port Credit Storm  060 Minor Peewee “A”
  • Applewood Coyotes 080 Minor Bantam “A”
  • Phantom Wolves 091 Bantam “A”
  • Lorne Park Clarkson Wild 100 Minor Midget “A”
  • Phantom Wolves 110 Midget “A” Jr

Good luck to everyone!

Phantom Wolves

New Name – New Logo!

Phantom Wolves Hockey will become the Heartland Dragons effective for the 2017-18 season.  Their new jerseys will reflect the Anaheim Ducks colours with black, orange and gold.

15th Annual

MHL Charity Golf Tournament

Join us on Tuesday, May 9th for our annual fundraiser golf tournament in benefit of Play More.

  • Tuesday, May 9th
  • Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Georgetown

All abilities welcome!  For information and registration: click here


Hockey Heritage Photo Gallery

One more image in honor of the MHL’s 70th anniversary.

Brit Selby, nicknamed “Panda”, played with the Toronto Marlboros for five seasons before joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1965-66 returning to them for a season in 1969 after stints with Vancouver Canucks and Philadelphia Flyers. He poses here with a Cooksville player during a meet and greet at Maple Leaf Gardens in the 1960’s.

MHL & Association AGM’s

Participate in your community hockey Learn what is happening at the MHL or in your Association. MHL – Wednesday, May 3th, 7:00pm, Iceland North Lounge

Association AGM’s

  • Applewood – Wednesday, May 10th, 7:00pm, Tomken Arena Auditorium
  • Erindale – Saturday, April 29th, 7:30pm, Rivergrove Community Centre
  • Heartland Dragons (Phantom Wolves) – Wednesday, May 17th, 7:00pm, Iceland Arena, North Lounge
  • Lorne Park Clarkson – Tuesday, May 2nd, 7:00pm, Lorne Park Hall
  • Meadowvale – Sunday, April 23rd, 3-5 p.m., Hansa Haus
  • Port Credit – Tuesday, May 9th, 7:00pm, Port Credit Arena, John Holland Room

Ref’s Corner

Congratulations to the following MHL Officials who have been selected to participate in Provincial Championships and OHL CUP tournament this season.

Minor Midget AAA OHL CUP – Mar 14-20

  • Norm Card, Supervisor
  •  Kyle Pessoa, Referee
  •  Niall Smith, Referee
  •  Anish Jairaj, Linesman

Peewee AAA OHF Championships – Apr 3-7

  • Grant Ellis, Referee
  • Kyle Schumacher, Referee
  • Andrew Saba,t Linesman
  • Danielle Williams, Linesman

Midget A OHF Championships (Host) – Apr 7-9

  • Dave Newsome, Supervisor
  • Bobby Dhanjal, Referee
  • Chris Gomes, Referee
  • Paul Beattie, Linesman
  • Tara Benard-Rae, Linesman
  • Rob Marciano, Linesman
  • David Marquis, Linesman
  • Matt Sabat, Linesman


Mississauga SteelheadsThe Steelheads have officially advanced to the OHL Eastern Conference Semi Final for the first time in franchise history and will be facing the Oshawa Generals. Now entering uncharted waters, the team needs the support of the Mississauga Hockey League more than ever! The series kicks off on Friday April 7th at the Hershey Centre, so get your tickets today and let’s pack the pond! Eastern Conference Semifinal vs. Oshawa Generals

  • Home Game 1 – Friday, April 7th, 7:00 PM
  • Home Game 2 – Sunday, April 9th, 2:00 PM
  • Home Game 3 – Sunday, April 16th, 2:00 PM – if necessary
  • Home Game 4 – Tuesday, April 18th, 7:00 PM – if necessary

Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hershey Centre Box Office, or online by clicking here. Go Steel Go!”

Team News

Meadowvale Hawks Novice White win Dodge Caravan Kids Cup 2017

Congratulations to the Meadowvale Hawks 032 who were champions in Brantford at the Dodge Caravan Kids Cup.  For the full story: click here

Meadowvale Hawks Minor Novice Red wins at Niagara-on-the-Lake

The Meadowvale Minor Novice team (ME021) was at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Tournament March Break Classic from March 10-13 and won the tournament in their division.  There were 6 teams in the division and the final game was a nail biting 3-2 win over Durham.

Lorne Park Clarkson Wild Minor Novice Gold win at Muskoka

LPC Wild 021 won the Brad Pearsall Memorial tournament this past weekend. This tournament was nicknamed the “Muskoka Moms Tournament” to thank all of the mothers for all their hard work with the team this season. Moms were treated to a wonderful night out by the players! The team would like to thank the South Muskoka Hockey Association for hosting such a fantastic event. Congratulations to the players on an exciting tournament championship and a big thank you to our hockey moms for your dedication and hard work this season!

Erindale Spitfires Bantam White wins at Newmarket

Erindale Bantam White 92 Spitfires won the Bantam “A”  championship in the 51st Annual Newmarket House League Hockey Tournament on Saturday. The kids made the final with a 3-0 victory over Newmarket 1 and a 3-1 win over Newmarket 2. They outlasted a very strong East Gwillimbury team in the final winning 3-2. It was a total team victory with goals scored by all three forward lines and a great team defensive effort lead by our goaltender who was our tournament MVP. We want congratulate the Newmarket tournament organizers for hosting such a fabulous event. We also wish to thank players, coaches and parents who made this so much fun. Congratulations kids.

LPC Wild Atom White Win B-Championship at Detroit Motown Cup

The tournament took place in and around Detroit, Michigan.  LPC played its first game at the legendary Joe Louis Arena, home to the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings, and beat the Livonia Bruins 6-0 giving the kids (and coaching staff) a 1.000 winning percentage in NHL rinks.   The team played a great tournament, going 2-1 in the round robin, with the 5-3 loss coming at the hands of a very strong Fort Wayne select team, after having led 2-0 and 3-1 until midway through the third period when Fort Wayne finally took and held the lead to the end.  The team bounced back and handily dispatched the Huron County Barn Burners 6-0 in the B Finals.  Congratulations to all players and coaching staff on a terrific tournament, and terrific season to date.