The Program (Cambridge roadrunners Girls' Hockey Association)

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The roadrunner Program


Girls Hockey Prep

This is our fundamental program for girls 4-10 (Year of birth 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017). The goal of the program is to teach girls new to hockey fundamental hockey skills such as skating, stick handling, passing, etc. The girls should be able to get up on their own when they fall down and should be able to propel themselves on the ice. There will be 20 on ice development sessions starting early October and run to mid-March.

Pre-Novice IP Female Development Program
Hockey Canada has introduced a new Initiation Program policy, putting the focus on cross-ice and half-ice programming. In accordance with Hockey Canada, CrGHA will be implementing the new program this upcoming season.

Beginning in the 2017-18 season, Hockey Canada implemented a new policy that mandates cross-ice/half-ice hockey for players at the Initiation age level (traditionally 5- and 6-year-olds).While the policy making it mandatory is new, half-ice/cross-ice hockey has been part of the Initiation Program since it was first developed more than 35 years ago. The purpose of the IP is to introduce the basic skills of the game, and make a child’s first introduction to the game one that is safe, enjoyable, and fun.

The program is based with the players' development in mind and to make children's first contact with hockey a fun, safe and positive experience. It's a structured, learn to play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game's basic skills. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.

The Cambridge roadrunners call this program Pre-U9.


roadrunner House League  Click Here to register

We offer teams for U7 for ages 4 - 7 years old (2014 and younger), U8 (2014), U9 (2013), U11 (2011-2012), U13 (2009-2010), U15 (2007-2008) and U18/U22 (2000-2006). Teams play in the K-W Girls' House League which is predominantly other house league teams from other Waterloo region centres. Registration includes a game and a practice per week, hockey jersey, hockey socks and registration into the Jason Cripps tournament in Kitchener over the Christmas holidays.  Teams will also participate in the roadrunner tournament in January as well as other tournaments if parents wish to do so, cost to be determined.  Development sessions will be available to those who wish to participate, registration to follow and cost to be determined.  The season begins early October and runs to mid-March.  For those new to the league, the younger age groups will predominately play their games on the weekends, at home and on the road.  Every attempt will be made to have practices on the same day each week within a three hour window for all age groups.


roadrunner Travel Teams

We have teams from Novice to Intermediate with multiple teams at each level. The teams play in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League (LLFHL), the largest female hockey league in the world. Teams compete against other south-western Ontario teams and attend multiple tournaments throughout the year. The season will start early September and go to the end of February or beyond, depending on how successful the team is in league playoffs and provincial playdowns. Travel players will receive multiple games and practices per week, home & away socks and development. An additional carding fee will be determined in September to cover additional costs such as extra ice, extra referees and additional general expense costs over and above what is covered by registration.