House League Information (BLOMHA)

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U9 Novice
U10 Minor Atom
U11 Atom
U12 Minor Peewee
U13 Peewee
U14 Minor Bantam
U15 Bantam
U16 Minor Midget
U18 High School



As noted on the registration page, we are not collecting payments for registering at this time as directed by the Ontario Hockey Federation. We are however accepting registration for House League programs. 

We continue to consult with Hockey Canada, the OHF, the City of Burlington and Public Health officials to determine how and/or when we can develop our programs while ensuring the safety of all concerned. Payment details will be updated when we are informed that we can accept payment for the Season. When registering please choose the payment method "OTHER".

Note: We will be starting our House League program October 17th after Thanksgiving weekend. Our program will be 4 on 4, fewer players on a team (COVID19) resulting in more ice time for players.     

  Fees as of July 15
U9 Novice
U10 Minor Atom-U13 Peewee
U14 Minor Bantam-U16 Minor Midget
U18 High School (2002-2004)
Fees are all-inclusive.

Is there a discount for multiple players in one family?

The third and subsequent child registered in one family receives a $200.00 discount.


The season starts October 17th, 2020 and continues to the end of March 2020 concluding with Minor Hockey Day for the teams that qualify.

U9 Novice: Saturday/Sunday one week then just Saturday or Sunday the following week   
U10 Minor Atom: As above 
U11 Atom:  As Above 
U12 Minor Peewee: As Above
U13 Peewee: As Above 
U14 Minor Bantam: As Above
U15 Bantam: Up to 31 game schedule including playoffs. Minimum six practices.
U16 Minor Midget: Up to 31 game schedule including playoffs. Minimum six practices. 
U18 High School: 23 games including playoffs. One game per week on Sundays. Due to other special events on Sundays there may be a game during the week to make up for the lost Sunday game.                


Q. Where do I go to complete the Respect in Sport for Hockey Parents Certificate?
BLOMHA has joined hockey associations across the country who are requiring parents to take part in a Hockey Canada program before the start of the 2020-2021 season. It is an on-line certificate course called 
Respect in Sport for Hockey Parents. At least one parent or guardian of each player born in 2008 or later is required to complete this program as a condition of participation.

The program takes one hour to complete and allows users to progress at their own convenience. The cost is $12.00 per family and payment can be made on-line. The fee goes to Hockey Canada, which administers the program. A certificate along with a completion number will be provided (one per family) and that information will be added into the Hockey Canada database. This program must be completed prior to your child starting the season or they will not be permitted to participate until it is completed.

Once completed, you should print out your certificate for your records. NOTE: The BLOMHA office does not need a copy of this certificate, however we may ask you for it. Once you have completed the course it will appear on your child's Hockey Canada profile.

One of the most common reasons cited by coaches, managers and team officials for leaving a sport is unacceptable parent behaviour. The Respect in Sport (RIS) program along with BLOMHA's code of conduct policy will help support parent behaviour to create a more rewarding, safe, and respectable environment for all.

Take the RIS course!

Q. How do I become certified as a trainer?
All House League teams from U9 (Novice) through to U18 (High School) must have a certified trainer on their bench staff. Teams in the Initiation Program (U6, U7, U8) do not require a trainer. In order to certify as a BLOMHA trainer you must take the Hockey Trainers Certification Program (HTCP) which is an on-line curriculum offering Level 1 and Level 1 Refresher courses. Please remember to indicate "Burlington Alliance or AH-Alliance" when prompted for Association during sign up (not OMHA).

Take the the HTCP course!

Q. Is there "tiering" in House League?

All divisions from U10 (Minor Atom) through U18 (High School) will be tiered or seeded into two divisions after a predetermined number of weeks and games. This means that two divisions (upper/lower) are created based on standings and then teams within the two divisions play each other for the remainder of the season. BLOMHA then holds a separate year-end Minor Hockey Day Championship for both tiered divisions that are in each age group.

Players of all skill levels play together on teams. With the best efforts and intentions the teams are balanced based on the previous season's player evaluations. Age divisions from U10 (Minor Atom) and above are created by a player draft done by the division Head Coaches, Directors and staff.

Q. How many players/goalies are on each team?

A. U9 (Novice):
Maximum of 17 skaters per team. Two (2) sets of goaltending equipment will be provided by BLOMHA through the Head Coach. These teams play half-ice games until mid-January.

U10 (Minor Atom)-U18 (High School): 15 skaters plus one or two goalies. U10 (Minor Atom) and U11 (Atom) players or teams that require goaltending equipment will be issued one set by BLOMHA through the Head Coach.

Q. At what age can I register my player as a goalie?

At U10 (Minor Atom) players may register as goaltenders. Depending on the number of goalies registered, one or two goalies may be placed on a team. If a goaltender does not have equipment in U10 (Minor Atom) or U11 (Atom), one set of equipment will be provided to the player through the Head Coach.

Players aged 7 and 8 will have the opportunity to rotate through the goaltending position during the season. In the U8 Initiation Program each team will be provided with one (1) set of equipment. At U9 (Novice) each team will be provided with two (2) sets of equipment. Head Coaches will be assigned and have oversight of the equipment

Q. Can I request a specific coach or to play with a friend?
Unfortunately we cannot accept special requests for coaches or friends as teams must be balanced based on the skill level of players. However, a Head Coach may protect up to three players (one of which is their own child) whose parents volunteer with the the team as a trainer or an assistant coach.

The exception to this is in the Initiation Program (U6, U7 and U8). Please email the office with requests for these age groups only.

Q. Are there tryouts and evaluations in House League?

There are no tryouts for House League. Everyone is eligible to play. Players are assigned to teams through a draft process which takes place prior to the season.

Q. My child has a disability, are they eligible to play?

BLOMHA recognizes its obligations to accommodate players pursuant to the grounds enumerated under the Ontario Human Rights Code. In the event that accommodation may be required, please contact the BLOMHA office to discuss this matter at the time of registration.

Q. What is the refund policy for House League?
All refunds must be requested in person at the BLOMHA office. Refunds will be given by cheque and may take up to two weeks to process. Player jerseys and socks must be returned to the office before ANY refund will be processed.

A $75 administration fee will be applied when withdrawal from the program is prior to the start of the season (before first on-ice session).

50% of total fees will be refunded for any withdrawals during, and before the end of, the month of October.

No refunds after October 31, 2020 unless it is for medical reasons. In this case 50% of the registration fee will be refunded and a doctor's note must be supplied indicating the player is unable to return for the remainder of the season. Refunds for medical reasons will be considered only up until December 31st. Absolutely no refunds for any reason after December 31st.

Q. I just moved to the area, do I have to do anything special?

If you have just moved to Burlington from another city within Ontario, please fill out the Residential Move Form available at the office and and submit it to the BLOMHA office with accompanying documents.

If you moved within Burlington, please fill out the Local Move Form and submit to the BLOMHA office so your records can be updated. RESIDENTIAL MOVE FORM - Local

If you are moving to Burlington from another province and you were registered with Hockey Canada in your former city you will need to fill out an Inter-Branch Transfer Form.

Q. How do I volunteer on the bench with a team?
For information and to register yourself as a Head Coach, Assistant Coach or a Trainer go to the Coaches/Volunteers TAB.

Q. How do I obtain a coaching certification?

Head Coaches in House League must have a minimum Coach 2 Level certification, a valid Police Clearance, Respect in Sport for Activity Leaders and the Gender Identity and Expression course. Coaching clinics will be held in late August or September in the Burlington area. Go to the Coaches/Volunteers TAB and then click on "Coaching Certification Requirements"

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