ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
If you still need to register your child please email the office with their name and birth date. The registration request must be received in writing by email (phone messages will not be accepted for these purposes).
Spots are limited in all divisions. As divisions fill a wait list will be created.
Mini Watts will not be run this fall
Please be advised that the office is only open two days a week. Once your registration request has been received- during office hours -you will be advised whether we were able to register your child at this time or not.
Thank you for your patience!
Please be advised - the office is still operating on reduced off season hours. This means that emails are only answered two days a week.
Emails are being answered as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience.
The province is set to begin stage 3b of the Hockey Return to Play Plan on September 1. This stage includes Off-ice and On-ice training based on last year’s registration, with no physical contact at any age. Players may participate with their home association or with the association with which they were registered for the 2019-2020 season. Players registering for the first time are asked to register with the association identified as their residential (home) association.
Stage 3c of the Return to Play Plan will begin at a future date. We are hopeful that Ontario will be at this stage upon our league’s return in early November. This stage allows for 3v3 or 4v4 games with no physical contact at any age. A maximum of 10 players and 2 coaches per team will be grouped into "Bubbles" of up to 5 teams in total. All 5 teams must fall within the same Health Department, in our case, Durham Region. All of this is subject to change based on the Government restrictions related to Covid.
The Clarington Thunder organization is currently accepting registrations and planning to begin our season in early November. We are asking that if you are interested in registering your child for hockey this season to please do so through our website - www.claringtonthunder.com. We will be providing updates as to registration, cost, team construction, coaching etc. regularly on our website and on our Facebook page moving forward.
While we still don't know the format of the upcoming season, we are working on plans to safely return to hockey. If you are interested in volunteering with a team this year, in any capacity, please fill out the following form. This is just to gauge initial interest. Official coaching applications will be available once we have more information.
After much consideration, the CRHL has determined it will not be offering refunds or handing out trophies. We apologize for any inconvenience, and request the understanding of all our parents and players considering the extreme and unprecedented circumstances of the COVID pandemic in which we find ourselves.
Update: Effective immediately, all hockey has been suspended until further notice. We have received the OMHA's decision to cancel all minor hockey across the province. At this time we do not know what this will mean for the remainder of the season, and are awaiting further information. In the meantime, please stay safe and healthy.
Please email the office if you need assistance.
The CRHL Supports Rowan’s Law
Rowan Stringer loved rugby. A competitive and keen athlete, she was captain of her high school’s team. Tragically, in May 2013, 17-year old Rowan died as the result of head injuries she sustained while playing rugby. In the week before her last game, Rowan was hit twice while playing, likely sustaining a concussion after each blow. Her concussions went unreported, and she continued to play. Rowan suspected something wasn’t right—she texted a friend about her condition and used Google to search for information about concussions. When she was hit again in her final game, Rowan suffered what is known as Second Impact Syndrome—catastrophic swelling caused by a second injury to a brain still healing from previous trauma. Rowan collapsed on the field on May 8, 2013, and died four days later (Ophea.net).
Rowan's Law (Concussion Safety), 2018 makes it mandatory for sports organizations to: ensure that athletes under 26 years of age, parents of athletes under 18, coaches, team trainers and officials confirm every year that they have reviewed Ontario's Concussion Awareness Resources. (https://www.ontario.ca/page/rowans-law-concussion-safety
The CRHL is in full support of the Rowan’s Law and its intent to improve concussion awareness. As mandated in the new law, the CRHL now requires all players, parents/guardians, and team officials to take the following two steps:
a) Reviewed the concussion awareness resources;
b) Commit to the OHF Concussion Code of Conduct, which includes helping to prevent concussions, taking concussions seriously, and respecting the OHF removal and return to play protocol.
The CRHL has set the following deadlines:.
Please be aware that the OMHA has now stated that all players new to the association must have birth certificates attached to their hockey profiles.
Coaches will be asking parents to submit birth certificates to the office to add to player profiles. The CRHL will not keep a copy of these once the documents are added to the player profiles.
Keep up to date on CRHL News, Events and schedules on our new Facebook and Twitter Pages!
Keep current with your team's schedule, scores, and standings.
The OMHA requires that at least one parent or guardian for each player registered in the OMHA, and therefore the CRHL, must complete the online Respect in Sport - Parent Education Program as a condition of their child’s participation.
This course must be taken BEFORE you can register your child for play.
Once the course is taken, the certificate number obtained is to be used for player registrations in this and subsequent years.
2017-2018 Thank You to CRHL Sponsors