The Spirit of Hockey Unifying Three Cities!
Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo Minor Hockey Associations
announce their joint venture to form the Tri Cities Hockey League (TCHL). With the 2022-23 season’s whistles and skates being retired
for the summer, the Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo Minor Hockey Association
Board Members have been working hard to create and bring together the Tri
Cities Local League (TCHL).
Cities Hockey League (TCHL) was born of a shared vision to create a hockey
league that not only showcases remarkable skill and competition between the
three cities, but also fosters unity and regional pride.
collaborative effort aims to strengthen the bond between our neighboring centers,
transcend boundaries, and create a sense of community that extends beyond the
This collaboration marks a remarkable moment in the hockey history of our
Region – bringing together the collective strength of 3 Associations to form a
fun, competitive experience for all Recreational League players. Participants
will experience some travel, as their representative counterparts do; however,
it will be limited between Cambridge, Kitchener, and Waterloo. Practices, where
applicable, will continue to be scheduled at the respective home rinks and
families will recognize game days and times, as they will be similar to past
John Morton, the
President of CMHA says “Cambridge
Minor Hockey is pleased to announce a joint venture with both Kitchener and
Waterloo Minor Hockey for the 2023/24 season. We have created a
"Tri-City" local league for our Recreational players that will see us
return to single age divisions and a more balance and competitive field of
play. CMHA is convinced that this partnership will strengthen both our
individual hockey association and the regional hockey landscape as a whole. I
would personally like to thank all the representatives who worked hard on this
project, especially our members Jason Pembleton and Terri Peach. Great work!”
Alliance Hockey, the
governing body of the three associations, is extremely excited about this new
opportunity for Recreational Hockey in Region 2 and all of the collaborative
work the associations have put in to the formation of the TCHL.
This new venture will
work by having all of the recreational hockey teams in Cambridge, Kitchener,
and Waterloo play in a loop together. You will still register with your own
association but you will have the chance to play a wider variety of
opponents. The first half of the season will allow teams to play as many teams
as possible and then in the second half they will split and play in pools with
teams as similar in skills as possible.
If you are already a House League player, we look forward to seeing you in the
If you have stepped away
from house league hockey, we welcome you back to share in this great new
If you are new to
hockey, there is still a place for you on one of these exciting teams.
By joining together, all
three associations will have enough capacity to tier each division into smaller
groupings part way through the season. These groupings will allow teams to play
games against opponents closer to their own skill level, so everyone has a
Together, let’s embark
on a journey that will create lasting memories for all involved!
Stay tuned for
additional details leading up to registration opening in July.