BIG NEWS!!! New Tri-City Hockey League Announced for our House League Players, News (Cambridge Minor Hockey)


News Article
News Article Image
Jun 07, 2023 | webmaster | 709 views
BIG NEWS!!! New Tri-City Hockey League Announced for our House League Players
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).

The Tri 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.

This collaborative effort aims to strengthen the bond between our neighboring centers, transcend boundaries, and create a sense of community that extends beyond the ice rink.

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 seasons. 

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 new format.

If you have stepped away from house league hockey, we welcome you back to share in this great new opportunity.

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 best-in-class experience.

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.