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Registration Information


Registration for the 2020/21 season is pending information from both the Provincial Government, the Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) and Alliance Hockey.

When registration does open, there will be NO requirement to make any payments. Once a seasonal structure has been determined and before your child is placed on a team or steps on the ice, payment will then be required.

Payment options include cash, cheque, e-transfer, and credit card.
If you require funding see bottom of this page or click on funding link.




Birth Year


Registration Fees
Must be paid in full by Oct. 15 
Family Plan
U6 (FUNdamentals) (1 day a weekend) 2015, 2016, 2017 3, 4, 5 $215 Not applicable
U7 (IP - Initiation Program, Cross-Ice 2 days/week) 2014, 2015 5, 6 $350 See below
U9 (Novice, Hockey Canada Half-ice Program)
2012, 2013 7, 8 $450 See below
U11 (Atom) 2010, 2011 9, 10 $530 See below
U13 (Peewee) 2008, 2009 11, 12 $530 See below
U15 (Bantam) 2006, 2007 13, 14 $530 See below
U18 (Midget) 2003, 2004, 2005 15, 16, 17 $530 See below
U21 (Juvenile *) 2000, 2001, 2002 18, 19, 20 $449 Individual Fee
($399 + $50 refundable bond) 
Not applicable
Alumni 1999 & up 21 and up $6,100 per team
($5,600 + $500 refundable bond) 
Not applicable
CYO Niagara Jr. Ice Dogs All ages All ages $275  Not applicable

* if there are not enough juveniles for more than 1-2 teams; players may be included as part of the Alumni division



Payment Options

Cash: in person at the office during posted office hours. Please do not mail cash.

E-Transfer: Send transfers to [email protected] - please indicate player's name and division in the notes section.

Credit Card
: in person or over the phone during posted office hours - (905) 228-0313

Cheque: payable to CYO Minor Hockey and either dropped off at the office or mailed to:
CYO Minor Hockey
PO Box 29042 Carlton
St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 1R0.

Please indicate player's name and division in the notes section. 

Registration Assistance

If you require assistance with your registration, please contact the league administrator at: [email protected], or by phone at 905-228-0313. Please note that voice mails will only be heard and responded to during office hours. Office hours are posted on the main website calendar.  

New to CYO but previously played elsewhere?

Players who have previously played elsewhere will require a transfer form through Hockey Canada. Simply fill out our Player Information Collection Form (found under Forms) which will notify us to put in a transfer request with Hockey Canada. The CYO will contact you when the request is approved so you can register with the league.

U6 (FUNdamentals - one session per week)

The FUNdamentals Learn to Play program is for 3 to 5 year old players who are new to hockey (Learn to Play) and who have previously taken a Learn to Skate program. Ideally, participants should have basic skating skills prior to considering registration. As a bare minimum, children need to be able to stand on the ice with skates and full hockey equipment. Our hockey programs teach hockey skills; therefore, we would advise starting with a Learn-to-Skate program if your child needs to learn basic skating skills.

The FUNdamentals Learn to Play program is set up with both FUN and DEVELOPMENT in mind, to teach the necessary skills in a fun manner so our young players will enjoy their time on the ice. The players gain not only skills but also friendships along the way! FUNdamentals is a structured, learn-to-play hockey program that uses Hockey Canada’s U7 Program (includes 3-5 year olds) curriculum to teach beginners basic technical skills (skating, puck handling, stopping, passing, turning and shooting) in an atmosphere that stresses FUN, cooperation and fair play.

At the first couple of sessions, players will be assessed (i.e. can they stand on skates, can they skate, can they hold a stick, etc). This assessment helps our coaches determine what areas to work on to help these players develop.

The U6 program starts in early October and continues until mid March, where the kids will participate in our CYO Championship weekend, playing a fun 'championship' game with 2 older kids or parents as the goalies.

U6 players must wear full hockey equipment. Proper mouthguards are mandatory.

U6 ice time is on Saturdays, however we are unsure of exact timing until we receive our ice allocation mid-September.

U7 (formerly IP - Initiation Program - two sessions per week)

The IP (Initiation Program) hockey program is an introduction to hockey in a safe, fun, and positive environment. The program is structured as a confidence building and learn-to-play experience designed to introduce players to basic hockey skills and team-play. The program is designed for players 5 and 6 years old and is suitable to all skill levels at this age group. Players will learn through participating in practice drills and informal modified games on a smaller ice area (cross ice - 1/3 or rink).

The IP program consists of four phases of instruction designed to introduce the skills of skating, passing, puck control, and shooting in a progressive, one-step-at-a-time manner. The focus of the IP program is skill development and fun, without the pressure of winning.

IP players will be on the ice twice a week, typically Saturday and Sunday mornings for 1 hour each. The first 11 weeks are set aside for development, then teams are formed of equal skill level and the program will move to 1 practice (Saturday morning) and 1 game (Sunday morning) each week.

U9 (formerly Novice Program)

The Hockey Canada Novice Program is a progressive learn-to-play teaching curriculum for 7 and 8 year old players. The program consists of two levels of instruction designed specifically for this age group. Skills such as skating, puck control, passing, and shooting are developed.

Novice Program development occurs on a smaller, modified ice surface (half ice) as per Hockey Canada's national policy. The smaller surface game model allows 2x more puck touches for players, 6x more shot attempts, 3x more shots on goal, 2x more passing, and 5x more passes received.

As the season progresses, there will be referees and timekeepers for games.

Fair Play and Team Allocation

The CYO has a well defined team allocation process to help us ensure that our teams are as even as we can make them in skill level. While we do our best to ensure players can play with their friends on the team of their choice, this is not always possible due to the number of players per team.

Family Plan Pricing

Novice to Midget families with two or more players (siblings with the same parents) are eligible for fee discounts. The second player to register receives a $75 discount. The 3rd, 4th, 5th player from the same family receives a $275 discount. If the 3rd and subsequent additional player is registering in our Initiation or Novice program they will receive a $175 discount. Discounts do not apply when siblings are in the MD program. ***PLEASE REGISTER YOUR CHILDREN FROM OLDEST TO YOUNGEST in order for the family discounts to calculate correctly.***

Goalie Discounts

All full-time goalies from Atom to Midget will receive a $75 discount.

Funding Help

Several organizations are available to help with funding for registration fees for families in need. These include the Canadian Tire JumpStart Program, the Niagara Region ProKids Program, and the Niagara KidSport Program.

Player fees must be paid in full (or payment in full arrangements made with the office such as post-dated cheques or pre-authorized credit card deposits) before players will be allowed to step on the ice.

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