Development Stream Information


DS stands for Development Stream, and was initiated by the Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA, our governing body) to provide an opportunity for girls who wish to have an extra level of development, instruction and competition. DS teams are comprised of House League players and families who are looking for a bit more competition. 
The U11, U13, U15 and U18 DS program officially start in the Fall of 2023. There may be games/tournaments during Christmas, March Break and Easter weekend. 

DS tryouts may begin after House League registration is complete and submitted to OWHA & not before November 1st.  DS registration may commence after House League registration is complete and submitted to OWHA & not before December 1st. Games may be played once the registration is complete.  

 Teams may only play 17 players in a game but may roster up to and including 25 players. Pick up players are not permitted for a DS team.  A DS team will not be permitted to register as a competitive team.  

DS teams may participate ONLY in DS divisions of sanctioned tournaments.  DS teams are permitted to play a maximum of 8 exhibition games against other DS teams and attend a maximum of 3 DS tournaments each season 


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