Try Girls Hockey FAQ (Wilmot Girls Hockey)

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Frequently Asked Questions

 Q1.  My daughter’s not sure if she wants to play hockey.  Do I have to buy a full set of equipment and pay for registration for her just to try it?

No you do not need to buy a full set of equipment to participate in Try Girls Hockey Day. If you have a neighbour or family member that plays, hopefully you can borrow what you need.

 

Q2.      What equipment does my daughter need to play?

For Try Girls Hockey Day, you must have the following:

  • Helmet with a cage or visor
  • Gloves
  • Elbow pads
  • Shin or knee pads
  • Skates
  • Neck Guard
  • Stick

 

Optional for Try Hockey Day:

  • Hockey Pants
  • Socks
  • Shoulder Pads
  • Jill – girls version of a Jock
  • Mouth Guard

Note: the optional items are mandatory if you do decide to play Hockey.

Hockey equipment can be found at used sporting goods stores such as The Sports Zone in Waterloo or Play it Again Sports in Kitchener, or new at nearby retail stores.  Many stores have Hockey Starter Kits that include almost everything you need for approximately $150. 

Q3.  Do I need to register for the “Try Girls Hockey” event?

The event is free, but you are required to register. You can register by filling out the online form on this website.

Q4.  If I decide to register my daughter for girls hockey, will I have to pay a late fee?

You will not have to pay a late fee if you are a first time registrant. All that we do require is a copy of your daughter’s birth certificate for proof of age. The late fee has been waived. Registration starts on approximately May 15. Late fees will take effect August 1 unless you are new to WGHA. We strongly encourage you to register early to ensure a spot for your daughter to play.

Q5.      Is girl’s hockey the same as boy’s hockey?

The only difference between boys hockey and girls hockey is there is no body checking at any level of girls hockey.

 

Q6.      How much time does it take? When will my daughter be playing?

There is usually one practice and at least one game per week, each lasting approximately one hour. Coaches also expect their players to be at the rink 30 minutes before their ice time. Representative Level hockey usually will have at least one more hour of ice time per week. Home games we have set times, away games are dependent on the home team’s ice times.

 

Q7.      How much does it cost?

Your registration fee includes paying for ice time, OWHA costs, insurance costs, team jerseys, team equipment (like pucks and water bottles), referees and timekeepers. Note, there are no admission fee’s to girls hockey games as the OWHA has mandated that there are no gate fees.

Full and partial assistance for families is available and is kept confidential.

Although fees have not been set for the 2019-2020 season, approximate registration fees would be at $540.00 for Fundamentals, $610.00 for Novice to Pee Wee, $640.00 for Bantam and Midget and $655.00 (includes registration, fund raising and fees for 2 tournaments and provincials) for Senior. There is a fundraising fee of approximately $80.00. If you play rep there is an additional fee of approximately $325.00 to cover league fees and additional ice time.

Your team may choose to participate in tournaments throughout the year and these costs are not included with the registration fees.  Your coach will have the specific costs associated with these extra tournaments and range from $50 to $100.

Some teams choose to fundraisers to help offset these tournament costs.  This is an individual team decision.  Contact your coach for more information.

 

Q8. I heard that there is a lot of traveling with girl’s hockey.  How far do we have to drive to go to a game?

Our local league teams play in the Kitchener Girls Local League. Teams in this league are from Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woolwich (Elmira/St. Jacobs) Twin Center (Wellesley/St. Clements), Fergus (Grand River), Tavistock and Stratford.

Our rep teams are part of the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League and teams they play are Stratford, Milverton, Mitchell, Kitchener, Waterloo, Brantford, Stoney Creek, Cambridge, Mount Forest, Goderich, Chatham, Strathroy, London, Windsor. It is all dependent on what teams are in the categories that our teams are entered.

Q9.      What are the benefits to playing girls hockey?

The benefits of girls playing hockey go beyond the obvious of improved physical health.  A report from The Woman’s Sports Foundation found links between sport participation and increased academics as well as a number of hidden health benefits such as reduced breast cancer risks.

For further information please contact -  pastpresident@wilmotgirlshockey.com or [email protected]

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