We are a Niagara based adult beginner hockey league. GHL Niagara. We are the original and best co-ed beginner hockey league. We have beginner players from all over the Niagara region, inscluding: St. Catharines, NOTL, Thorold, Virgil, Welland and Pelham.

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Welcome to GHLNiagara


The GHL is Niagara's original co-ed non-contact beginner hockey league. This league was created for adults who have little or no childhood hockey experience. We have two seasons per year:


September > March: Saturdays in Virgil (26 Games)

May > August: Fridays in St. Catharines (13 Games)


The GHL has over 250 members and provides a fantastic hockey experience, complete with GMs, captains, coaches, referees, scorekeepers, and one amazing, friendly atmosphere.


Click "About Us" to see some video footage of our games.

Week 5 MVPs



Scott Holmes (Canadiens) - A very well-deserved MVP in a 0 to 0 tie. HECK OF A GAME Scott!


Bob McKay (Leafs) - In a classic back-and-forth Bob kicked out, blocked out and stopped everything that the Canadians had and more. He gave his team a chance to win it but, in the end, everybody went home happy.



Katie Pym (Bruins) - Katie played an outstanding game in both the offensive and defensive zones. Displaying serious speed and puck handling skills, Katie scored both of the Bruins goals this week and has cemented her position as a force to be reckoned with. A big congratulations to Katie on being this week’s Bruins MVP.


Jason Kezar (Hawks) – With a ridiculously short bench, Jason stepped up big on defence. He made great decisions out there and kept the Hawks in a close game. Way to go buddy! 



Julie Erzinclioglu (Rangers) - Julie supports every player on the ice, in any position we put her in and keeps our team spirit up on the bench! 


Shawn Gray (Wings) - Shawn was amazing at Centre during Saturday's game. He had two assists and was putting the pressure on the other team the whole game. Way to give it your all Shawn! Go Wings Go!



Kristen Lafferty (Ducks) - Her first regular season goal in the golden bucket era! Now that is getting the monkey off your back! Plus, a nice apple on the eventual GWG. She brought it all on this one! Great game Kristen! 


Star this week goes to all the Sabre players who actually showed up. We battled against a very good Ducks team and just about made a game of it. Special mention to Peto who after stepping on the ice and seeing only 9 players, actually stayed instead of turning around. Oh, and nice goal Ricky!!



Michelle Walters (Flames) - With her FIRST goal of the 2019 season (on the opposing net at least) this week's MVP is Michelle Walters! Great game Michelle! Honourable mention goes to Matthew Higgins for standing tall between the pipes, despite an injury, to seal the W for the Flames! 


Bryn Thorne (Sharks) - Bryn played the best game of his life as he filled in for a short shark’s bench. He played hard against the boards chipping the puck up numerous times and completing great passes. Bryn also had some great shots on net! Way to go Bryn and thanks to all the sharks for a great game this week! 



Alex Froese (Oilers) - "Hey - I'll try defense - I've never tried it before" was the statement that was said in the locker room. 80 minutes later, after holding off the Canucks onslaught of speedy skaters to zero goals in a 0-0 game, Alex was presented with the Oilers game MVP award. In between he ended several great scoring threats and looked very comfortable on D.


Nigel Davis (Canucks) - Nigel had an excellent game this week. He was a brick wall on D, with several great blocks and some precision poke-checks. Awesome work Nige! Shout out also goes to the tendys in this game, as Kevin and Krista were both outstanding!


by posted 10/17/2019

The GHL is actively looking to recruit new minor goalies. Please contact Nick if you are interested or if you know any minor goalies who might be interested in filling in or trying out for future seasons. We can arrange for loaner gear if this is something you've wanted to try but don't have the equipment for. 

by posted 10/04/2019


by posted 08/06/2019
GHL Winter Champions


2018/19 Winter - Individual Award Winners

2018/19 Videos


(Wings - Minor Champions)


(Leafs - Major Champions)

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