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Registration Information


Registration for the 2019/2020 season opens June 15th ONLINE or in-person during office hours.

Early Bird Prices for Atom to Midget are in effect until July 15th. 

A minimum $200 deposit must be paid no later than August 15th to confirm a spot in team allocation.

Payment options include cash, cheque, and credit card. 



Birth Year


Early Bird Fee
Until July 15, paid in full by August 15
2019/20 Fee
July 16-Aug. 15, paid in full by Oct. 15
2019/20 Late Registration
After Aug. 15, paid in full by Oct. 15 
Family Plan

MITE Hockey School (1 day a weekend)

2014, 2015, 2016

3, 4, 5


$215  $215

Not applicable

IP - Initiation Program (Cross-Ice 2 days/week)

2013, 2014

5, 6


$350 $350 

See below

Novice (Hockey Canada Half-ice Program)
2011, 2012 7, 8 $425 $450 $450  See below


2009, 2010

9, 10


$515 (new lower price!) TBD

See below


2007, 2008

11, 12


$515 (new lower price!) TBD

See below


2005, 2006

13, 14


$515 (new lower price!) TBD

See below


2002, 2003, 2004

15, 16, 17


$515 (new lower price!) TBD

See below

Juvenile *

1999, 2000, 2001

18, 19, 20

$449 Individual Fee
($399 + $50 refundable bond)

$449 Individual Fee
($399 + $50 refundable bond)
$449 Individual Fee
($399 + $50 refundable bond) 

Not applicable


1998 & up

21 and up

$5,600 per team
($5,100 + $500 refundable bond)

$5,600 per team
($5,100 + $500 refundable bond)

$5,600 per team
($5,100 + $500 refundable bond) 

Not applicable

CYO Niagara Jr. Ice Dogs

All ages

All ages


$275 $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

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.

Mite Hockey School

The Mite program is for 3 to 5 year old players who are new to hockey. The program is essentially a "hockey school" run by certified coaches and trainers. Players are on the ice once per week. The coaches and trainers follow Hockey Canada skills and guidelines for this younger age group and skill level.

At the first session, 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 ares to work on to help these players develop. The 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 Mite 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.

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

Mite ice time is typically Saturday mornings between 8am and 10am, however we are unsure of exact timing until we receive our ice allocation mid-September.

IP - Initiation Program

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.

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.

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, 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.

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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