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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The GHL has a strong history of running FUN, clean, no-nonsense hockey. Players who act irresponsibly will not be permitted to play hockey with the GHL.

Winter Hockey

Each night functions as it's own league. If you register for one night, all of your games will be on that night. Players are welcome to register for more than 1 night. 

Saturday - Virgil: 26 Games - 5 min warm up + 60 min runtime hockey - Minor / Major Skill

Game times (PM): 7:00 / 8:15 / 8:45 / 9:30 / 10:45 / 11:00


Friday - Ridley: 5 min warm up + 60 min runtime hockey - Mixed Skill

Game times (PM): **7:00** / 8:15 / 9:30 / 10:15

**Awaiting confirmation if we will start at 7 or 8pm**


Sunday - Virgil: 5 min warm up + 60 min runtime hockey - Major / Major + Skill

Game times (PM): 7:00 / 8:15 / 9:30 / 10:45

Summer Hockey

Friday - St.C 4-Pad: 13 Games - 5 min warm up + 75 min runtime hockey - Mixed Skill

Typical game times (PM): 7:15 / 8:45 / 9:15

This video demonstrates Minor (Level 1/2) and Major (Level 3/4)



Level 1
Players have a hard time with skating both forward and backward. They’ve acquired some basic skills in getting up and down the ice but still struggle with carrying the puck, making passes, and taking shots. 
Level 2
Players are more comfortable on their skates, but still struggle with going backward. They are probably just getting comfortable with positional play, learning to skate with their head up, grasping the rules and team concepts, and understanding offensive and defensive zones. 
Level 3
Players are comfortable skating forward and can now skate backward competently. Players at level 3 can likely do front crossovers and turn with the puck efficiently. 
Level 4
Players at this level are comfortable in a faster-paced game, are able to keep up with the play and contribute to the team. 
Level 5
Players are comfortable at a high level in all areas of the game. They are generally among the best players on the ice and can do backwards crossovers.

Level 6
Players believe they will be drafted to the NHL any day now.


If you have any questions, please email Nick@NickVocal.com

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