Registration for the 2023-2024 Hockey Season
Online Registration is now closed. If you would like to still register and join the Comets, please email the Registrar directly.
Initial Fees paid to register for WLMHA include your registration fee, volunteer deposit and fundraising deposit. See below for more details.
Intro to Hockey (available for first time U5 - U9 players): $350
U7 (Initiation Program): $350
U8 & U9: $725
U11 & U13: $775
U15 & U18: $800
U7 - U18 are also subject to $250.00 Volunteer Deposit & $150 Fundraising Deposit per player.
If you are registering for Intro to Hockey, this program is not subject to the volunteer deposit or fundraising fee.
Volunteer Deposits are reimbursable upon completion of eight (8) hours of volunteer time, and fundraising deposits are reimbursable upon sale of raffle tickets by December 2023.
*New This year -Intro to Hockey - includes two ice times a week - once with West Elgin Skating Club Learn to Skate and once with hockey coaches learning to play Hockey/hockey skills. This program is intended for those brand new to hockey. Transition to your player’s proper age group is available once the season is underway if this is what is best for your player, and will be done with a pro-rated registration fee.
All teams/age groups can expect up to two (2) home ice times per week, not including potential travel games. U7 Initiation Program are limited to 20 games per season by Hockey Canada, so this includes up to 10 games travel games, depending on the team and the coach's discretion.
Rep (D) Teams in U11 - U15 can expect up to three (3) home ice times per week.
Ice times/times per week are all subject to change, depending on numbers of registrants and ice availability.
Age Group Info
Listed below are the age groups & birth years for 2023/2024
Clicking on each will direct to you the OMHA page were you can assess information & resources specific to that group.
WLMHA accepts E-Transfers, Cheque and all major credit cards. Note: $2.00 convenience fee charged by Hockey Canada for credit card payments.
We encourage anyone to pay by e-transfer or cheque if possible. WLMHA is charged processing fees for all credit card payments. The less fees paid, the more funding will be available for our association to put towards our West Lorne Comets!
If you are paying by e-transfer, please submit your e-transfer to [email protected] and include your player's name and age group registered for. Your player is not considered registered and will not be able to participate until the e-transfer has been received.
If you need some financial support in order for your player to participate this season, please visit our Subsidy Programs page.
If you/your player is interested in playing Minor Development or Rep, please check "Yes" in response to the "Is player interested in playing REP this year?" during registration. This does not commit you to a team, but we cannot roster a team in a Minor Development/Rep division unless the registrants ask for them. So if your player wants the programming here in West Lorne - please sign up for it!
If Minor Development teams (U9 and under) are able to be rostered, please note Hockey Canada & OMHA have mandated Minor Development teams receive the same amount of weekly ice as all U9 and under teams.
REP Tryout Fees:
A fee of $50 is required to cover ice time if you/your player will be trying out for a Rep team. If you/your player is trying out for one of the U11 - U18 teams, please add the Tryout fee in your cart at registration.
REP Team Fees:
Rep Team fees (up to $200) will apply after registration for players on rep teams (with the exception of U18). Rep fees will be used to secure additional ice time for rep teams. Rep teams normally have an additional scheduled ice time each week, for a total of three (3) weekly home ice times.
Payment Plans, Discounts & Subsidies:
Payment Plans: Payment Plans are available! A deposit of 50% of the total fee per player will be due at registration; the balance of the account will be divided evenly and billed to your credit card on August 1/22 and September 1/2022. If payments are being made by e-transfer or cheque, e-transfer/post dated cheque are due same. If registration occurs after one of these payment dates, the remainder of the balance will be divided up over the remaining dates.
Subsidies: If you require financial support in order for your player to participate this season, please visit our Subsidy Programs page.
First Year Registrants in U7 [Not including any Intro to Hockey Program] may qualify for free registration as funded through Gooday Let's Play. Click here for more info.
Registration Requirements - Hockey Canada Registry [SPORTLE]
HCR 3.0 [Hockey Canada Registry] is the universal platform for all Hockey Canada participant registration. All players must be registered using this system.
Below are helpful video links on how to register participants
Birth Certificate - A copy of the participants birth certificate is required to verify proof of age
Proof of Residency - OMHA mandates boundaries of where players can register to play hockey. Proof of Residency [ie. Driver’s License, Utility Bill] is required to verify the participants address and eligibility to play for our centre. If you have recently moved, a NEW Proof of Residency will be required.
Respect in Sport - One parent per family must have completed the online Respect in Sport Course
For NEW participants, this must be completed before the beginning of the season.
For those registering an additional participant, use the link above to add the existing certificate number to the additional players profile.
For returning participants, this will already be included in the participant profile.
If you have completed the Respect in Sport course for another sport, use the link above to import your existing certificate number to the player profile.
If you have any questions please contact the registrar at: [email protected]