For 70 years, the Oshawa Church Hockey League (OCHL) has provided players from the Durham Region with the opportunity to play hockey. With a focus on sportsmanship and fair play, the OCHL’s grassroots program has seen a progression of leadership, talent, stewardship and the love of the game.
In 2018, the OCHL is excited to announce the introduction of three new programs that will support its over 850 players continue to grow as players, as well as give even more families the opportunity to play Canada’s game.
The OCHL is excited to introduce, in collaboration with the NHL, NHLPA and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Learn to Play program for the 2018-2019 season. The Learn to Play initiative was developed to offer more families a chance to experience everything that youth hockey offers. As one of only 15 programs in Ontario, the OCHL and Learn to Play will offer new players a fun, barrier-free opportunity to play hockey. Available for first time players between the ages of 4 and 9, Learn to Play provides its players with free head-to-toe equipment and unique development programming for 24 weeks.
The OCHL is also excited to announce that Head Start Hockey will be supporting all divisions up to Novice. The Head Start program is specifically designed to teach proper skating techniques, stride power, how to handle the puck, and much more, in a fun environment focused on younger hockey players.
The most fundamental skill in hockey is skating and this is what Scary Skate will bring to the OCHL this season and moving forward. As a new partner, the OCHL is excited to bring its players the opportunity for focused coaching relative to skating with speed and power.