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Presidents Message

By | May 28th, 2022|

Heartland Dragons Hockey Association players, parents and volunteers, The 2021-22 season has wound down — teams have already had their last practices and we are done with our ice time and starting to look forward to next season. This was not a season that any of us wanted to have.  We all wanted to have more games. We all wanted to go and watch our friends and our kids play hockey this year.  We all wanted to be together and celebrate every achievement. But COVID took that from us this season, although we at least had the opportunity to play [...]

Registration is now open!

By | May 28th, 2022|

Registration is now open!  Have you registered for your Dragon’s spot yet? We here at the Heartland Dragons want everyone to have an opportunity to play Hockey. Our goal is to deliver a successful year of grass-roots minor hockey focused on fitness, fun and friendship without the distractions of politics, economics and other issues that take away from the enjoyment that we know the game can and should provide.  We also recognize the high cost of hockey and we strive to return great value to our players and families. Our organization offers better value through a full range of hockey [...]

First Shift Invitation 2022-2023

By | May 19th, 2022|

Attention Dragon Nation, Players and Parents, the ‘Toronto Maple Leafs’ First Shift Program, sponsored by Bauer and the NHL / NHLPA, registration will now be ready for Wednesday, June 1st at 12PM (noon) EST. ONLY $229, includes all equipment and 6 on-ice sessions! The NHL/NHLPA First Shift program is open to children, between the ages of 6 and 10 years old*, who have never previously enrolled in minor hockey within Canada or the NHL/NHLPA First Shift program.  NOTE: To be eligible to participate, children must be born between January 1, 2012 and May 1, 2017. REGISTRATION: Families can register at [...]

A Players Wanted

By | May 17th, 2022|

Hello Dragons! The following coaches are looking for a few new Dragons for the 2022-2023 Season.  If you or anyone you know who might be interested in joining the best Hockey League in the city, we have spots available.  Have them contact the coach of the team directly and we will be thrilled to put their name on a sweater! Note that if you are already registered for 2022-23, you should confer with your local Association before reaching out to any coach. U14  (Born 2009) - 1 player Contact J. P. Andrisani  andrisani.johnpaul@gmail.com  416-858-2577 U18  (Born 2005)  - 1 forward, [...]

Heartland Dragons Annual General Meeting

By | May 3rd, 2022|

All registered members are invited to the Heartland Dragon's Annual General Meeting.  The Annual meeting’s purpose is to ensure that all persons having an interest in the Heartland Dragons Hockey Association has the opportunity to vote on the Board of Directors elections; and proposed amendments to the HDHA Constitution or its By-Laws. We are also seeking new Board members and you are encouraged to attend if you are interested in joining the Board. Zoom invite below: Topic: Heartland Dragons AGM Time: May 16, 2022 07:00 PM EST Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89615152034?pwd=amlSQzFVN2NIQTJ0UzVwS2JHeEpTZz09 Meeting ID: 896 1515 2034 Passcode: 087404 One tap [...]

Thank You to All of our Coach Volunteers

By | April 27th, 2022|

As another sports season wraps up, we’d like to take a minute to marvel at the wonder that is the volunteer youth hockey coach. By the time parents finish the train-wreck that is dressing and fully equipping their kids for every practice and game each week, they are pretty excited to send their player(s) out on the ice.  But the coaches? They feed, dress and prep their own kid(s) and then spend the next hour or two with ten to fourteen more! Once the players finally arrive at the rink (late, probably—we’re so sorry, they really tried), the kids truly [...]

Presenting our A and Gold Division Champions

By | April 21st, 2022|

What a hockey season!  The pandemic has forced several changes to behaviour and routine, some for the better. Families spent more time together and people slowed down. Working remotely has become the reality for many people, and advancements such as Zoom have proven to be game-changers.  If something good is to come out of this pandemic hockey-wise, it was that we as an organization survived due to the overwhelming dedication of our Coaches and Volunteers. Our outstanding group of Coaches and Volunteers continued to develop our Players against imposing odds, adapting quickly and effectively to the constantly changing environment.  There [...]

U14 Blue Win MHL Division Championship!

By | April 18th, 2022|

After a rough start to the 2021-2022 season the boys of 093 came together and were able to lift the trophy as champions!  Entering the playoffs the boys were on a roll and embraced the game plan of unselfish hockey. This was evident as every single player recorded a point during the playoffs and 4 players recorded their 1st  ever hat trick. The Team went undefeated during the playoffs and they entered the gold medal game against Erindale. A seesaw battle ensued and the game remained scoreless until 3 minutes remaining in the game. A tape to tape pass and [...]

U18 Red Win MHL Division Championship!

By | April 18th, 2022|

This past weekend wrapped up an incredible year of hockey and for most an end to their minor hockey career. The Dragons Team 114 (U18) had a tough year due to Covid (as did everyone), but overcame all obstacles and finished 1st in the regular season, 1st in the round robin and won an exciting semi final in a shootout and the final with 4.1 seconds left. This team is special as the majority of these young men have all played on this team for over 10 years (as well as the coaching staff) and many could have played at [...]

Thank You to our Sponsors

By | April 18th, 2022|

Funds received from our sponsors create many opportunities for our hockey players: offsetting the rising cost of hockey, team building, skill development programs at discounted rates and a free starter kit of equipment for first time hockey players.  By committing to be a Sponsor for a Heartland Dragons Minor Hockey team you become an integral part of our association and shaping the lives of our players. We could not possibly say enough about how important you are to the overall success of our organization and you have our sincere gratitude for your sponsorship. To our extended Dragon family, please patronize [...]