Welcome to the Collingwood Girls Hockey Association!
The Collingwood Girls Hockey Association promotes participation, develops opportunities and provides a fun, safe and rewarding hockey experience. We are committed to providing an environment that builds solid friendships through teamwork, respect and integrity.
The Collingwood Girls Hockey Association will be the female hockey association of choice for players in the Collingwood and Georgian Bay Area. The organization will provide opportunities for all members to develop to their full potential while promoting health and well being of all its members.
Fair Play & Equity
Integrity & Honesty
Good Character & Citizenship
Our Inaugural 2017/18 season was Amazing, with two successful Collingwood Lightning Atom and Peewee Local League Teams. Fielding five Local League teams in 2018/19 season, and another two competitive teams in 2019/20. Our fourth season proved a challenge with COVID restrictions and limited playing ability, however our registrations continued to increase in numbers and we were able to provide inter squad programming.
In 2021/22/23 we were able to provide all age divisions starting with our NEW U7 Little Lightning Program through Senior. We offered House League teams in every division, and competitive teams in U11 and Up, including a very successful Bauer First Shift Program.
As we gear up for our Seventh Season, we estimate further growth in our Bauer First Shift Program, Winter Fundamentals and U7 Little Lightning Program. If registration numbers support, we estimate teams of 1-2x U9HL, U11HL, U11B, 1-2x U13HL, U13B, 2x U15HL, U15B, U18HL, U18B and Senior C.
We are very honoured and proud to offer girls in the Collingwood and surrounding area of Georgian Bay an opportunity to play female only hockey in their community. It is our sincere wish to offer these opportunities to girls in a safe, fun and supportive environment. As we enter our Seventh season, please be patient as we continue to learn our roles and create further governance and executives that are exclusively operating and managing this association.
COLGHA is thrilled to offer hockey programs for girls of varying ages and skill levels.
Our Fundamentals Program will continue to offer girls an opportunity to develop their skating and hockey skills without committing to a team. Our BAUER FIRST SHIFT Program application has once again been approved. The NHL/NHLPA First Shift program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families by offering a low-cost entry program to hockey. More details and how to register available through the summer. Fitting date is set for November 11th 2023, with a 6 week on ice development program to follow. Our WINTER Fundamentals Program will commence after First Shift in January.
LIGHTNING PROGRAM DETAILS
Local Lightning Teams, U9 Novice through U18 Midget will participate in the Simcoe Muskoka Girls Hockey League, SMGHL. This league includes girls teams from Huntsville, Barrie, Orillia, Midland, (Alliston) and Collingwood. The season includes an 18-20 game schedule; approx 9 home and 9 away games, and a Championship Weekend. As well, weekly practices and 1-3 tournaments depending on team desires. Additional Power Skating, development practices and goalie clinics will be added throughout the season. Games are typically on weekends, although some mid week games may be agreed to.
Competitive Lightning Teams, U11 through U18 will participate in Ontario Womens Hockey League, OWHL Southern League. The travel loop for competitive teams is confirmed in the fall by OWHA. It may include centres such as, Barrie, Orillia, Midland, Alliston, Caledon, Orangeville, Georgina, Aurora, Leaside. In the past we have played in Walkerton, Saugeen, Owen Sound and beyond. Please expect 2 practices weekly, with 2-3 tournaments. Additional Power Skating, development sessions, goalie clinics and dry-land training will be added throughout the season.
Senior C, is a Competitive Tournament Team for players 18+. Players can expect 8 home ice times, 3 exhibition games and 3 tournaments. Entry into the OWHA Provincial Playdowns will also be considered.
To further your players hockey experience, enhance friendships and build community relationships, we offer community benefit, fundraising and team building events. These include; Terry Fox Run, Hockey For Hope, Food Drives, Stuff a Stocking for a Senior and Coldest Night of the Year Home Horizon. In the past we have run PA Day programming, attended University games and campus tours, Jr Blues Home Games, and PWHPA Games.
We look forward to meeting your Lightning player and watching their growth as hockey players and incredible humans!
Thank you for your commitment to girls hockey, we appreciate your support.