Port Colborne Girls Hockey Association was formed in 2013 with the help of Port Colborne Minor Hockey Association to give more opportunities for female hockey development within Port Colborne, Wainfleet, Welland, Pelham, Fenwick, Fort Erie, Ridgeway, and other areas of the Niagara Region. We are members of the Ontario Women's Hockey Association. We play within the Greater Hamilton Girls Hockey League as the Port Colborne Wave. Our inaugural year involved a perfect season. Check out our Trophy Case page for some of the amazing accomplishments that our teams have achieved. It doesn't matter if you have been playing for years, or thinking about just starting. We welcome any young woman interested in playing hockey. Our devoted coaching team is more than willing to teach you how to play. Let's Go Wave!
"Nice one!" shouted a voice off the bench.
May 14, 2020
HOCKEY CANADA - AN OPEN LETTER TO CANADIANS
First, and most importantly, to the front-line and essential workers who have gone above and
beyond around the clock to keep Canadians safe – a simple thank you is not nearly enough for
what you have done over the last three months.
Second, to our Members, partners, local hockey associations, volunteers and fans across Canada,
thank you for keeping the spirit of hockey alive. Unprecedented times have called for
unprecedented efforts at every level of the game.
As provinces and territories phase in a plan to reopen in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, there
are questions about when hockey will return, and how it will look when it does.
Hockey Canada and its Members are diligently working on a multifaceted return-to-hockey plan
that will happen when, and only when, provincial and territorial governments and health authorities
deem it safe to do so.
This plan includes everything from health and safety regulations to communications, seasonal
structure, customer engagement and national teams.
As the return-to-hockey plan progresses, it will do so at different speeds, and at different times,
across the country, based on direction from health authorities. And the game will look different,
that much we do know. We ask for patience as we continue to work towards ensuring hockey plays
its role in bringing the sports community back.
The health and safety of everyone involved in the game will determine when we return, not our
desire to get back on the ice. When our country is ready, Hockey Canada will be ready. Until then,
continue to follow the guidelines set by your provincial and territorial government to help limit
the spread of COVID-19. Only by working together will we be able to make a difference and safely
Please refer to the chart below for age, division name changes and birth years for the 2020-2021 season.
Current Name Birth Year New Name
Initiation - 2014 & Younger U7
Novice - 2012 & Younger U9
Atom - 2010 & Younger U11
Peewee - 2008 & Younger U13
Bantam - 2006 & Younger U15
Midget - 2003 & Younger U18
Intermediate - 1999 & Younger U22
*ALL AGES AS OF DECEMBER 31st*
For Wave gear we support going to one of our local merchants, like Buckners sports that sell it. If you are interested in some other products, like Under Armour, Chapion, Nike, and Adidas we have a new web store with over 500 items. Just click the link below. Our associatin gets 15% of the purchase price back from the store as well. It is a US company and the prices are all in USD. Shipping is extra.
With only 9 skaters for each game, a lot of hard work and determination, this group of ladies fought a very hard battle to bring home the gold medal at the North Halton Twisters Tournament!
Game 1 was a 4-0 win against Tecumseh Tigercats where we had the assistance of a Bantam Wave player, Avaia Echlin who even got an assist.
Game 2 was a tough come from behind battle against Niagara Falls, where we pulled the goalie with over three minutes to go in the third period to tie it at 2, then scored with less than a minute in the game, and finally put the icing on the cake with an empty net to win 4-2.
Game 3 was a tough battle with Stoney Creek and we came out with a 3-3 tie
The championship game brought Niagara Falls back to us as opponents. Once again, down going into the third period by a goal, we battled hard to tie it with ten minutes to go in the game. With less than two minutes left in period three, we scored to pull ahead 4-3. The last 100 seconds of the game was a hard-fought battle where the team worked together as a complete unit to hold on for the win to bring home the gold medal.
This weekend was about hard work, bonding as a team and true determination to bring home a win in a sport these ladies all love!