West Hill Golden Hawks (Novice Tier 2) helps kick off Marlies season
West Hill Golden Hawks (Novice Tier 2) helps kick off Marlies season
On Saturday, October 7, the West Hill Golden Hawks (Novice Tier 2) helped the Toronto Marlies kick off their 2017-18 AHL hockey season at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Hawks were on the ice with the teams for the playing of the national anthems. The players and their families then stayed to watch the game and cheer on the Marlies. The Hawks proved to be a good luck charm and helped the Marlies win their season opener as they defeated the Utica Comets 3-1.
Photo By: Christian Bonin at TSGPhoto
NYHL Members Save 25%-50% Off Hockey Hall Of Fame Legends Classic Tickets
NYHL Members Save 25%-50% Off Hockey Hall Of Fame Legends Classic Tickets Hockey icons Jari Kurri and Mark Messier captain two star-laden teams featuring Class of 2017 Player Inductees - Dave Andreychuk, Danielle Goyette, Paul Kariya, Mark Recchi, Teemu Selanne.
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Congratulations to Faustina Fury's Trent Fish on being this season's winner for our McKenney Goalie Equipment Contest
McKenney Goalie Equipment Contest Winner
Congratulations to Faustina Fury's Trent Fish on being this season's winner for our McKenney Goalie Equipment Contest. Trent enjoyed this unique experience to customize his own goalie equipment, and he can't wait to make some big saves in style this upcoming season!
Trent's father was kind enough to share what the experience was like for Trent:
Trent has been playing goalie for two years with the Faustina Fury select team. His journey started when his team was looking for a goalie. He quickly raised his hand and offered to play in net. Trent hasn't looked back since. He had spent countless hours checking out all the cool goalie gear in stores so when he found out he won the NYHL contest he was ecstatic. McKenney was great to work with. They brought Trent in for a fitting and showed him the different styles of pads. As a hockey dad that never played goal they provided me with a lot of great insight into goaltending equipment and how it is made. Designing the pads was a really cool experience. You are able to use the McKenney website to pick the style of pads and then select the colours you want. It even allows you to pick the colour of the straps! Trent had a lot of fun designing his pads and created a few different versions before finalizing his choice. When we went to pick up the pads they looked even better than they did online. It was an experience that Trent will never forget and certainly made our household a lifelong supporter of McKenney!
Referee Tryouts for the 2017-2018 Season
Referee Tryouts for the 2017-2018 Season The North York Hockey League is accepting and encouraging new referees to join the league for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.
Please find the referee application here, and send to Anne Sencich at anne@nyhl.on.ca if interested in applying.
The North York Hockey League Concludes the 2016-2017 Season at the Annual General Meeting
The North York Hockey League Concludes the
2016-2017 Season at the Annual General Meeting
The North York Hockey Season officially concluded the 2016-2017 season with the 64th Annual General Meeting on June 27, 2017 at Downsview Arena.
Chief Operating Officer Paul Maich welcomed a new Member Club, the Markham Waxers, to the North York Hockey League for the upcoming season. This new addition, along with current Member Clubs indicating that they will be entering additional teams next season, will put the NYHL at a predicted 470 teams for the upcoming season.
The NYHL is pleased that our entire Board has indicated their willingness to return for another season. The Board for the 2017-2018 season will consist of five Officers, including: President - Robert Svanefelt, First Vice President - Paul Maich, Second Vice President - David Armstrong, Third Vice President - Norm Belyea, and Secretary Treasurer - Stephen Gerry. The six Directors are Kathy Grant, David Croutch, Deborah Hurst, Brian Jackson, Paul Schnier, and Steven Zinanni.
This Spring, the league lost a great Member and friend, Brant Snow. Brant was a dedicated and active Member of the Goulding Park organization. The league announced Brant Snow as the winner of the Bob Svanefelt Award for Outstanding Contributions to the North York Hockey League.
The Leaside Flames organization was presented with the 2016-2017 Grande Champion Banner, which is awarded each year to the organization with the most champion teams. Four Leaside Flames representatives were in attendance to accept this great honour.
West Hill Midget Junior's are the Champs
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West Hill Midget Junior's are the Champs!
Tier 3 Midget Jr Champions.
The boys were exhausted but happy.
Pro Action Hockey League is a Success
Pro Action Hockey League is a Success!
Sunday, April 2nd, Mr. Paul Maich was pleased to attend the Pro Action Hockey League Minor Atom and Minor Novice Championship games at Victoria Village Arena and presented Constable David Besco, of 54 Division with a donation of $1080 in support of the League.
The Pro-Action Hockey League is a House League consisting of 2 age groups comprised of 4 teams in each. The League is governed by a neighbouring House League and all Coaches are Police Officers from 54 Division.
Not only does this invaluable program provide opportunity of participation to those that otherwise would not have the chance to play but also promotes dialogue between the players, their families and local Police Officers.
All participants reside within designated “At Risk” areas and both League fees and Equipment are supplied at no cost.
Yearly, the league accommodates over 130 participants chosen from roughly 400 applicants.
The North York Hockey League is pleased to be an ongoing Sponsor of this worthwhile endeavour.
NYHL Adds Two New Life Members
Dave Armstrong (left) and Paul Maich (right)
Dave Armstrong (left) and Paul Maich (right)
The NYHL is extremely proud to announce that the Board of Directors has recently added Dave Armstrong and Paul Maich to their prestigious list of “Life Members.”
Dave Armstrong started in 1991 coaching his two boys. He had an “old school” style behind the bench, which usually generated tough and hard working teams.
In 2002 Dave switched roles and joined the NYHL's Board of Directors. He currently acts as the liaison between the league and the Referee Development Committee. In addition, he also serves as the timekeeper supervisor for the NYHL, and if your team is ever playing at Fenside arena, Dave will be there to greet you and stamp your hand as you come through the door.
Dave is one of the rare breed of individuals who is always willing to lend a hand wherever it is needed and he always has the league's best interests at heart. There are many nights when Dave is in an arena and acts as a league representative. He thoroughly loves the game of hockey and that is clearly evident whenever you get the opportunity to talk with him.
Paul Maich currently acts the Chief Operating Office and 1st Vice President of the NYHL. He also served as a long time referee within the league before stepping down to focus on his current positions.
Paul has been an integral part of the rejuvenation of the NYHL and largely responsible for its rapid growth and success. It was ten years ago that he was asked to do a business assessment which was expected to be a three-month project at the time. That assessment quickly turned into a “full time” position overseeing the daily operations of the league. During his tenure the league has seen substantial growth, growing from a mere 267 teams to the current 435 teams. Paul's tireless work ethic, dedication and genuine love for not only the game but the NYHL, is clearly evident in the time he spends working on League projects. He is often in the office early in the morning and stays late into the night.
Congratulations to both Dave and Paul on receiving this prestigious award! It truly is well deserved.
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We’re Looking For Your Great Photos
We're Looking For Your Great Photos Please send in those great shots of special moments from the hockey season. We’d like to share them with the rest of the League and inspire them to send in theirs as well. There’s nothing that shows the kids enjoying this great sport more than a great picture.

Please send your contributions in jpeg format to Julia at the NYHL office at julia@nyhl.on.ca
Introducing ProSmart Hockey
Introducing ProSmart Hockey
ProSmart Hockey and the North York Hockey League have teamed up to offer free league wide access to all minor hockey playing families in their 32 member associations. Every team will now gain streamlined divisional practice plans, animated drills, skill videos, team management tools, & sport science content. Checkout our promo video!
I love what the ProSmart team is doing to revolutionize team education & communication. I’m excited to see the value it will bring to our communities.
- Paul Maich, Vice President/COO, North York Hockey League
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