Registration for 2023-24 is now Open!, News (CYO Minor Hockey)


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Jun 14, 2023 | Nicole Chubaty | 1265 views
Registration for 2023-24 is now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 season and there are SO MANY new things on the go for this fall that you won't want to miss out on! Read the article for more information, then click on REGISTRATION in the top toolbar to get started!


This coming season we will be celebrating 90 YEARS of hockey in St Catharines! There is a lot of history to discover between Martindale Pond in 1934 and Merritton arena in 2024!

AND our Jr IceDogs program is also celebrating a major milestone this winter with its 25th Anniversary! 

The Special Needs program started in 1999 and has not missed a single season thanks to organizer Rick Jones and his amazing team of volunteers and supporters! 

Look for more birthday news and announcements later this summer!


This season, our Select teams will have regular scheduled practice, development, and "home game" ice each week so parents can plan their calendars well in advance. The program will also have a more dedicated connection to our recreational teams to allow for development opportunities for other players to play as APs (callups) to the teams and attend all the practices and training sessions.

For those who don't know about the Select level, Select travel is a NON CONTACT recreational travel division on par with BB/AE but with less games because you play in ADDITION to your house/local league team, instead of being a dedicated division for travel only like BB would be. The Select travel loop is more condensed to your local area - in our case, Niagara, Hamilton, Oakville, Burlington, with an occasional game in Brantford or Kitchener based on availability.

Select level teams can play up to 30 games a season including tournaments, on top of games and practices with their house league team. 

Because Select is a higher level of play and development, players must go through a tryout process (just like other travel teams and divisions). 

Select players have to play in their own division - they cannot play up a division, even if they are playing up a division in house/local league.

Tryouts will begin after Labour Day.


We will be offering more training and development opportunities throughout the season including power-skating sessions, goalie development, and other training opportunities.


As many in those divisions know, playing the same teams 2x a week is not ideal, so this coming season our U15 and U18 divisions are looking to join the Niagara District loop, which means teams in these divisions can also play against their friends at Kiwanis and other centres like Welland, Pelham, Wainfleet, Niagara on the Lake, and others. Home games will still be at Merritton. Last year teams in the Niagara loop played 22 games in their season. Details will follow once we get closer to September.


Any U21s interested in weekend tournaments, please register through the regular registration process. There is no fee to register, and once we have enough interested we will look at tournament weekends that we can enter.


Registration fees include an end of season CYO Championship tournament, 3-game round robin guarantee with medal rounds for U9-U18, and a jambouree style tournament for U7 and fun-day skate for U6.


As always, CYO does not cap divisions! We do not limit player numbers and accept new registrations through out the season. 

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Canadian Tire JumpStart
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