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OPHL - Oakridge Park Hockey League
Dan Reynolds
Mississauga, Canada


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Monday, October 17
48th Season Flyer








Boys and Girls between the age of 6 and 12 to play in a fun

Outdoor hockey league.  Ideal for kids who are interested

in trying hockey in a recreational setting (one MANDATORY game per week).

No hockey experience is necessary but basic skating skills are




ü  Family Oriented – Siblings (boys & girls) regardless of age play together on the same team.

ü  Guaranteed Fun – Kids are divided into three lines based on skill to ensure they only play against kids with similar skill.

ü  Great Outdoor Activity – Games are played on Sunday morning between 8:30 am and 12:00 noon on an artificial outdoor rink (heated indoor change rooms and common area) on Martin Grove Road in Etobicoke, at West Dean Park.  (Weather permitting, there will be some additional Saturday morning games played at Bruce Reynolds Park in Mississauga.)

ü  Limited Time Commitment – Only one MANDATORY game a week from early December to early March.  (Recreational Fun = Practices optional) 

ü  Every Team Plays for a Trophy – Three indoor championship games/trophies involving all six teams.

ü  No Cost to Join – All you need is hockey equipment for the kids.  The league is run entirely by the parents and volunteers.  Ice time is paid for by fundraising (mandatory sale per child of 1 book of 25 tickets) and coffee sales.  A 2 hour per child parental commitment to clean the ice is required at the Bruce Reynolds Park.

ü  Returning families pre-register Tuesday Oct. 25, 2016 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at South Common Community Centre.

ü  New families register Sat. Sept. 24th, 2016 from 10am – 12 noon and Sat. Oct. 22nd, 2016 from 10:00am to 12:00 at Sheridan Centre, Mississauga.  First come, first served.  ATTENDANCE and Proof of age is mandatory.


The Oakridge Park Hockey League was started 48 years ago to provide kids with an opportunity to play hockey for fun and provide families with an inexpensive alternative to the large house leagues.





Friday, August 5
Fall 2016 Important Dates

Registration for the New Season

Registration for new players will be held at Sheridan Center, 2225 Erin Mills Pkwy

inside centre doors on September 24th, 2016 from 10:00am to 12 noon and

October 22nd, 2016 from 10:00am to 12 noon.


Register at the South Common Community Center, in the Youth Room, on

Tuesday October 25th, 2016 from7:00pm to 8:30pm.


Will be held at Meadowvale Four Rinks, 2160 Torquay Mews, on Saturday

November 19th, 2016 in Rink 4, from 4:45 to 6:45.

Wayne Gretzky
Saturday, January 30
Walter Gretzky with Falcons players

Liam, Teagan, Jessica and Jordan our lucky OPHL players had a wonderful evening with Walter Gretzky, hockey legend Wayne Gretzky's father. A picture for the memory books of these fortunate Falcon players.

Friday, October 21
OPHL Application Forms

Handout: OPHL Important Docs

Sunday, January 17
2016!Flooding Schedule

Week #1. Bombers.     Week #2  Pirates.    Week #3. Hawks.   Week #4. Falcons.   Week #5. Marauders.   Week #6.  Flyers. 

Saturday, October 24
Contact number for the President

Call Dan Reynolds at 416-817-2246

Friday, March 21
OPHL Story

 The above video on youtube, created by Vanessa Naughton,

has won her "feature of the year" of her program, during

her final year at School.  We are so proud of her and look

forward to her future work.  Well done! 

Thursday, April 9


Sunday, March 5
The OPHL Story

Oakridge Park Hockey League (OPHL) was established in 1969 by Bruce Reynolds. After moving his family of nine from Dundas Ontario to Mississauga Rd. in 1968, Bruce recognized an opportunity when several of the local kids in the isolated development known as Westport got into trouble with the law. The nearest arenas were in Streetsville, Port Credit or Dixie and there were no other outlets or community programs to busy the children’s time. He then recruited forty kids to play weekends, on four teams he named after the local streets. Every year the league’s participants, partnered with the City of Mississauga Parks Department, would frame and assemble an ice rink for the benefit of the larger community from more than 1400 sq. ft of plywood and 1300 ft of 2 x 8 lumber stored by the City.

The league’s sole purpose today is to introduce hockey to children who want to learn and have fun. What makes the OPHL unique is that it is played outdoors and is a “no cost” commitment, requiring full equipment - making it possible for all kids to participate. The OPHL approaches hockey with a grass roots philosophy – outdoors in the snow, wind, rain and sub zero temperatures. To make the OPHL work it counts on Moms, Dads, brothers, sisters, Grandma, Grandpas, Aunts, Uncles and even the neighbours. With the constant help of families and volunteers working together, the original outdoor rink of more that 11500 sq. ft is built. It is a layered sheet of ice built up over a natural grass soccer field which was originally a gravel pit and land fill site then named Oakridge Park.

The league spawned several professional hockey players and a celebrity in David Poulin who was one of the original players back in 1969. David went on to Captain the Philadelphia Flyers and moved on to coaching. We like to think the OPHL helped him in his career.

The OPHL is an introductory league only and is open to any child 7 to 12 years of age who wants to learn their hockey skills and is accessible to all levels of ability.   Everyone is welcome. OPHL accepts boys and girls together, those who are physically challenged to the skilled young road hockey player, the emotionally challenged along with those who are more adept.

Over 300 volunteers including 18 coaches give their time every weekend of the winter and into spring. A lot of these people started out with their sons and daughters as players. Both the parents and players have come back years later (or have never left) and just visit, coach, referee and help out in general. High school volunteers provide 40 hours of community service per year by acting as linesman. The founder’s grandson who happens also to be the grandson of Robert Speck, the City’s first mayor, is head referee and is responsible for all on ice decisions. Players names are proudly announced by bull horn when a goal and assists are awarded. The crowds of proud smiling parents cheer loudly for the sons and daughters year after year in minus 25 degree Canadian winters.

Every milestone has been a first for the OPHL, celebrating the 20th, 25th, 30th and the 35th years together. An award of recognition from Mayor Hazel McCallion and the City of Mississauga in 2001 only confirmed OPHL’s value to the community.

OPHL is still going strong as a community group thanks to the efforts and time of all our old and new friends

The league will never expand, require outside funding or sponsorship and at all costs will be played…..just for the “Fun of it”. This must be Hockeyville.

Saturday, December 15
Questionable Weather

If the weather is questionable, call the OPHL Weather Hotline after 7am on the day of the game at 416-817-2246.

General Game Info

Sunday games at Martingrove Rink, 400 Martingrove Rd., Etobicoke
Go south on Martingrove, south of Eglinton Ave
(see Rinks page for more directions)                                

Saturday games (TBA - weather permitting) at Bruce Reynolds Park
Go south on Mississauga Rd, south of Dundas, right at Springbank Rd, on left side
(see Rinks page for more directions)

Recommended List of Clothing

1. CSA approved helmet and face guard (mandatory).

2. Elbow, shoulder, knee and shin pads.

3. Sticks.

4. Thermal underwear.

5. Pants. (League supplies sweaters)

6. Boy's jock / Girl's jill.

7. Hockey gloves.

8. Approved neck guard (mandatory).

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