Philosophy & Program
Our squad consists of players between the ages of 15 and 21 years of age from all over the world, all with clear goals and objectives within the game itself, and for life as a whole. Only those athletes with the highest of expectations from themselves and the desire for achievement will be considered for our organization.
As a member of the Greater Metro Jr. A Hockey League, we’re permitted to sign players without restriction or quotas of any kind regarding imports. This allows us to recruit from anywhere in the world and has led the GMHL, entering its 12th successful season in 2017-18, to develop a unique brand of junior hockey, blending many international players and playing styles.
-> 42 game regular season schedule – 21 home, 21 away, plus playoffs
-> Sunday afternoon home games, with occasional mid-week home dates
-> Private team dressing room with individual player stalls
-> 3-4 weekday practices per week on average based on game schedule
-> Rigorous off-ice training program, including team sessions and individual requirements
-> Professional fitness evaluation and skill-testing, on and off-ice
-> Professional Coaching & Goaltending Instruction
-> Nutritional guidance to provide information on proper dietary requirements
-> Academic Adviser to monitor players’ school performance, tutor specific subjects, advise on prospective college opportunities
-> Certified Trainer / Therapist on staff / Training staff on hand for all games & practices
-> Equipment Manager
-> Luxury Coach travel provided to all out of town games, with post-game meals provided
-> Hotel/Motel and meals provided on all overnight road trips (playoffs only where overnight stays might be necessary)
-> Website dedicated to reporting the news of our team, our players and all team events
-> League Website to provide up to date information, standings and statistics, and live game reports
-> Exposure and marketing of our players to college programs, Major Jr. & Professional teams
-> Commitment to visit schools, hospitals, retirement homes, and contribute to the betterment of the
community through various charitable events and causes
(for use as a member of the Force & returned upon completion of season):
-> all game and practice jerseys and socks, gloves, pant shells, hockey bag, tape, laces, skate sharpening, and custom mouthguards.
(for players to keep)
-> track suit, shorts, 2 T-shirts, gym duffel bag
Players must provide:
All equipment, including black (only) helmet, sticks, skates, pants, etc.
All Players must wear approved neck and mouth guards, as well as approved helmets with visors. Players 15 or 16 years of age must wear full-visor protection!
(We have contact with various hockey stick manufacturers for reasonable discounts on hockey sticks)
*Some program elements are subject to change or modification.