FAQ

  1. Registration

1.1 When does the Fall, Winter and Spring/Summer registration take place?
Fall – Registration opens in July, league play begins in September

Winter – Registration opens in October, league play begins in December/January

Spring/Summer – Registration opens in January, league play begins in April/May

1.2 How do I register my child in the Emery Village Minor Ball Hockey League?
REGISTRATION is online or at assigned registration dates (check the website for locations and times). Payment may be by credit card, debit, cash, e-transfer (passcode – minor123) or a cheque. Cheques can be mailed (please do not mail cash) to the following address and payable to MBHGTA;

MBHGTA

71 Old Kingston Road

Suite #123

Ajax, ON

L1T 3A6
1.3 What is your cancellation policy?
To obtain a refund, you must submit a request by e-mail at EmeryVillageMBHL@gmail.com. Please specify the following;
• your name and the name of your child
• the division in which your child is registered (Squirt, Tyke, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Junior)
• your child’s team (if he or she has already been assigned to a team)
• your phone number, email address, and mailing address
• your reason for requesting a refund

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for refund processing.

1.4 Will any charges be applied for my refund?
This chart shows the details on refund charges:

Prior to first game of season After first game of season After Third game of season
Full entry fee refund Entry fee minus $30 admin fee No refund available after this period.
Refund request will not be accepted.

1.5 Can I sign up my child to play on the same team as a friend?
Yes – In the house league division we do allow for friend request, the league will try to accommodate all friend request, team balancing may affect request.

  1. Season Dates and Times

2.1 When and for how long does the season run?
Generally each team plays 11 games. Start dates can be found in question 1.1.

2.2 When is the first game of the season and how will we be notified? Everyone registered and paid will be emailed, team assignment and starting day and game time at least a week before the first game. Uniforms will all be available to be picked up before the first game commences or at the first game. If you have registered and have not been informed after a week prior to the season beginning please contact us.

2.3 What are the days of the week and the times of the games?
Fall and Winter Seasons, game times are usually 9am to 6pm Saturday, if required also on Sundays, earlier times starting with the younger players, later times with the older players, registration dependent. Spring/Summer season game times are held Monday to Thursday. All game times can be found on our website under the “Stats & Schedule” tab.

The following chart provides a general break down of game times for the different divisions.

  1. Location

3.1 Where are the games played?
League games will be played at local arenas, The Hangar at 75 Carl Hall Rd. and Strathburn Arena 55 Strathburn Blvd on Saturdays, as well as other local arenas as required based on registrations.

  1. Experience

4.1 My child has never played ball hockey/ice hockey before. Is this program suitable for a child with no prior experience?
Yes! Our program is designed to suit children at all levels of experience and skill. A fair number of VMBHL players are children with limited or no ice hockey or ball hockey experience.

  1. Equipment

5.1 What kind of equipment do you provide? What equipment do I need to provide for my child?
We provide each registered player with a team jersey. We also provide goalie equipment, permitting each child to try their hand at goaltending (if they so wish). Goaltenders must wear their own regular CSA-approved helmet (not provided) or their own CSA-approved goalie mask (not provided).

MANDATORY EQUIPMENT

For players:

Hockey helmet with full facial protection (cage)
Note: both facemask and helmet must have CSA sticker.
Goaltenders can either wear player helmet/facemask (as above) or a goalie mask
Note: goalie mask must have CSA sticker. –
** Street hockey goalie masks ARE NOT PERMITTED ***
Hockey gloves

Hockey stick
Note: both wood and composite are accepted. Push-on plastic blades are not permitted.

Running shoes

Soccer style shin guards –
Note: It is mandatory for shin guards to be completely covered by socks.
Note: Ice hockey shin guards are not permitted.

5.2 Is there any additional equipment that is acceptable and recommended?

ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT

Mouth guard
Athletic support (jock or jill)
Knee pads (soft)
Soft elbow pads
Note: Hard ice hockey elbow pads are not permitted. Elbow pads must be covered by jersey
5.3 Is there banned and prohibited equipment? The following equipment is prohibited:
• Shoulder pads
• Hockey-style hard elbow pads
• Hockey-style shin guards
• Any type of gloves that are not ice hockey gloves, (e.g. lacrosse gloves)

5.4 What type of hockey stick is required?
Wooden or composite hockey sticks only. Plastic bladed sticks where the blade is pushed on to the shaft are not allowed.

  1. Rep Program

6.1 EVMBHL Rep program is for players who want to play in a more competitive environment. Speak with your league coordinator for detailed information. Every year, the League sends teams to the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation’s provincial tournaments, which are held over one weekend in July. Teams will also have the opportunity to compete nationally and internationally. Tryouts typically take place beginning in late April/early May, followed by team selection and dedicated practices and exhibition games.

  1. Volunteering/Working with the EVMBHL

7.1 How do I become a coach?
As part of the registration process, please indicate when prompted if you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching your child.

7.2 How do I become a paid EVMBHL referee?
Please visit the OBHF website for qualification details. If interested in refereeing please send us an email at vaughanmbhl@gmail.com.

7.3 How do I Volunteer
Please contact EVMBHL’s League coordinator Daniel Pink who can find opportunities for volunteers to help out.

  1. About the EVMBHL

The EMBHL is a not-for-profit organization with a constitution and an elected volunteer board of directors. The EMBHL is a proud member of the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation, the Canadian Ball Hockey Association, ISBHF and Hockey Canada and is Ontario's recognized PSO.