Mission and Vision


Welcome to the Collingwood Girls Hockey Association!

MISSION

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.

 

VISION

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.

 

VALUES

  • Fun

  • Fair Play & Equity

  • Respect

  • Integrity & Honesty

  • Good Character & Citizenship

  • Development

 

ABOUT US

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 we were able to provide all age divisions starting with our NEW U7 Little Lightning Program through U18, with House League teams in every divisions, two U11 HL Teams and Competitive teams in U13/15/18.

As we gear up for our Sixth Season, we estimate further growth in our U7 Little Lightning Program, two U9 teams, U11 HL and if registration numbers support a U11 competitive team, along with HL and Competitive in U13/15/18. We are very excited to explore the possibility of providing a Senior Team for the 2022/23 Season, either a Senior Tournament Team or League Play. Please register so we can plan accordingly.

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 Sixth season, please be patient as we continue to learn our roles and create further governance and executive that are exclusively operating and managing this association. 

COLGHA is thrilled to offer hockey programs for girls of varying ages and skill levels.

 

FUNDAMENTALS/FIRST SHIFT

Our Fundamentals Program will continue to offer girls an opportunity to develop their skating and hockey skills without committing to a team. New this season is our approved application of FIRST SHIFT. 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 soon.

LIGHTNING PROGRAM DETAILS

Local Lightning Teams, U9 Novice through U18 Midget will participate in the Simcoe Muskoka Girls House League, SMGHL. This league includes girls teams from Huntsville, Barrie, Orillia, Midland, (Alliston) and Collingwood. The season includes an 18-20 game schedule; approx 10 home and 10 away games, and a Championship Weekend. As well, weekly practices and one to two tournaments depending on the team's 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, and Aurora. In the past we have played in Walkerton, Saugeen and Owen Sound. 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.

 

TEAM BUILDING

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.

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