Who we are: Welcome to the Mississauga Hockey League. The MHL is a not-for-profit corporation, set up as an umbrella association to provide recreational hockey for kids 4-20, both boys and girls, who reside in the City of Mississauga. Working hand-in-hand with Mississauga Parks & Recreation, along with the eight Area Associations that comprise the MHL (Applewood, Clarkson, Cooksville, Credit Valley, Erindale, Lorne Park, Meadowvale & Port Credit), we provide safe and fun environment for “experts and beginners” alike. This past season over 6,330 players, on 409 teams, hit the ice in the MHL, making us one of the largest house league hockey leagues in Canada. The MHL runs hockey at the "A" (Rep) level as well as 4 levels of house league.
How to Register: To play hockey in the MHL, each player must select which of the 8 associations he/she would like to join, and register with that association directly. A list of associations and their corresponding home rinks is below. In making the choice of where to go it is important to note a couple of things. First, there are no boundaries in Mississauga. As long as the player resides and goes to school in Missisauga, he/she can register at any of the eight associations. Second, even though each association has a "home" rink, it is very likely that many of the games and practices for his team will be at any of the 24 ice rinks that Mississauga has to offer (except 4-6 year olds). So location of home rink is not the only criterion to be considered. We suggest you peruse the websites of each association to get a feel for who they are (see below). We also suggest that your child talk to his/her friends and find out where they are playing. While they may not play on the same team (see levels below), the friend or friend's parents might provide you some feedback about what it's like to be part of that association.
Registration is accepted based on space rather than on skill level. Registration is into an association, not to a specific team (except Gold and "A"). Evaluations in September will determine the actual team that each player will be assigned to. Goalies are treated independently because ideally there is 1 goalie per house league team. Therefore if your child is/wants to play goal, then please let the association know when registering.
Hockey for children 4-6 (born 2007-2009): This is called "Tyke" hockey. Each of the 8 associations runs their own individual Tyke programs, separate from the MHL. List of associations and home rinks are below.
House League Hockey for players born 1993-2006:
Division Names Age Year Born
Minor Novice 7 2006
Novice 8 2005
Minor Atom 9 2004
Atom 10 2003
Minor Peewee 11 2002
Peewee 12 2001
Minor Bantam 13 2000
Bantam 14 1999
Minor Midget 15 1998
Midget 16,17 1996-1997
Juvenile 18 - 20 1993-1995
Costs: Costs vary from association to association and between various age levels. See the area association websites (links at bottom of page) for details.
Note that for 2013-2014, the former MHL gate fee will be included in player registration fees thus no payment will be required for anyone to attend games (players and families).
Game play and skill levels: In the MHL games are played association against association, rather than between teams within an association (unless an association has 2 teams at the same age and skill level). The majority of games for house league Minor Novice - Minor Midget, will be on Saturday afternoons. However there will be games on Sunday nights and week nights as well. Times will be age appropriate. (Practices are controlled by associations, so your assoication can give you that information).
To create their teams, each association will set out an evaluation schedule to be carried out in September. Most age groups have 4 skill levels, red, white, blue, and green (highest to lowest). Schedules should be posted by early August in each association's website. It is important that all players attend all evaluations, so the association can as accurately as possible determine the skill level of every player. Note that not all associations will have a team at every skill level at every age. Although every child registered is guaranteed a spot on a team, there is no guarantee of team placement until evaluations are complete.
Convening: The first six weeks of the season is the convening period. A group of MHL and association conveners will be watching all house league games for this six week period and work to balance skill levels of teams and players. Therefore during this time a whole team could move up or down a skill level (e.g. from white to red) or a player may be moved up or down if he/she has been misplaced during the evaluation process. Game schedules will be posted only a few days in advance each week, as the MHL Scheduler has to wait for weekend results and change requests from conveners before starting the schedule for the following week. Once the six week convening period is over, the schedule will stretch out to six weeks in advance (cannot stretch beyond six weeks as teams are allowed to apply for tournament exemptions beyond this six week window).
Make new friends! Develop new skills! Enjoy great exercise! Have fun!
Clarkson Hurricanes Clarkson Arena
Cooksville Phantoms Mississauga Valleys Arena
Credit Valley Wolves Hershey Centre
Erindale Spitfires Erin Mills Arena
Lorne Park Ojibwa Cawthra Arena
Meadowvale Hawks Meadowvale Arena
Port Credit Storm Port Credit / Huron Park Arenas
Links to Association Websites: