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!
Return to Hockey
The Executive Committee of the Port Colborne Girls Hockey Association has been diligently working on a Return to Hockey plan based on direction from the Ontario Government, Niagara Region Public Health, City of Port Colborne, Hockey Canada, and the OWHA.
As a first step in returning to the ice, the OWHA has mandated a COVID-19 Response Plan be submitted from each association. Once approved, the OWHA will issue Proof of Insurance.
In the coming week or weeks, we hope to announce an in-depth plan regarding all aspects of the upcoming hockey season, including all age categories and levels of play. It is our hope that our players will be on the ice starting in September with a gradual Return to Play Plan.
Please continue to monitor the PCGHA website and social media for updates as they become available.
Hello Wave Nation,
The time is upon us to start thinking about hockey again for the 2020 season. As we all know, hockey will look very different this season due to Covid-19. Our Association is working hard to get organized and get all the information out to you so we can start our season in September.
That being said, this is what we know, hockey will start as usual with practices/development, fundamentals, and Sr. House. Games are likely to start after Thanksgiving as 3 on 3 or 4 on 4. We may be playing in smaller loops or possibly only in-house to start the season and the goal is to be back to 5 on 5 come November. Again this is not a promise but merely the goal, all will depend on where case numbers are, OWHA sanctions, etc.
That being said in order to be ready to start the season we desperately need you to register if it is your intent to have your child (or yourself for the older divisions) play. At this time we are asking everyone who intends to play to please register by August 20th at the following link:
http://portcolbornegh.rampregistrations.com/You will need to create an account and password. Please write it down for future use.
For those who have already registered on our website early, please re-register it is required by OWHA. Sorry for the inconvenience.
You do not pay at this time, this link is only to confirm your intent to play and you can decide not to return when the time comes or you can register later but we desperately need to get an idea on registration numbers in order to organize and start in September.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the rink.
Registration help email email@example.com
Please help us by taking the time to register your intent asap.
Let's keep the Wave rolling!
RE: OWHA Return to Hockey Framework
The Ontario Women’s Hockey Association is announcing its initial Return to Hockey Framework and specifically the implementation of Phase 2 - Stage 1, following Hockey Canada’s Return to Hockey’s Board of Director's decision last week and based on the current Ontario Government Emergency Order Amendment.
Currently, there is no programming approved to be run anywhere in Ontario.
Over the past three months, the OWHA has worked in conjunction with guidance from Public Health, the Government of Ontario, Hockey Canada, and hockey organizations within Ontario to develop this Return to Hockey plan that will promote the health and safety of all stakeholders in the game. It is important to keep in mind that as both the environment and Emergency Order evolve within the province, so will the framework detailed in the document.
Within the Return to Hockey Plan, the OWHA has provided a detailed Phased approach to reintroduce hockey activities throughout Ontario. The safety of all our Members, players, participants, and supporters will continue to be the priority. This staged approach does not have a specific timeframe but will evolve at the guidance of public health, the provincial government, and our governing body, Hockey Canada. At any point during the progression, we may need to pause or return to a previous stage in order to protect and support our participants and the public.
The OWHA’s Return to Hockey plan can be found here: Return to Hockey – COVID-19 Response
We support the Province’s encouragement for the public to continue to adhere to public health measures, including practicing physical distancing or wearing a face covering when physical distancing is difficult or not possible and regular handwashing and staying home when ill.
Ontario Women’s Hockey Association
"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*
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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!