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20/21 SCGHA Annual General Meeting


The 20/21 SCGHA Annual General Meeting was held online June 3rd, with an outstanding 60 members in attendance!  Thank you to all the members who took the opportunity to join and to receive an update on the past year/current events of the SCGHA.

A special “thank you” to the following SCGHA Executive members for their dedication to their roles on the committee:

Tony Filice, Michelle Bullivant, Gary Brown, Roger Periard and Joe Locicero.

Over many years, these individuals have committed much of their time and energy to the association, parents, players and staff.  They will be missed.

Please review our contact page for the new members voted into the nominated positions.

SCGHA announces NHL/NHLPA First Shift program for 2021/2022


SCGHA Executive Committee is excited to announce, that our association has been selected by Bauer, Hockey Canada, the NHL and the NHLPA, to bring the NHL/NHLPA First Shift program to our community.  As one of the few female associations to provide an all-female program, we will demonstrate how our efforts will grow the game and help female players and their families enjoy a positive introduction to the sport of hockey.

Commencing on June 15th at noon our program will be available for female players, aged 5-10 that have not played hockey before, to register at the following links:

We hope to have new, young, excited players join our Sabres Nation in this great program.

Any questions, please contact or visit the First Shift page



SCGHA 2021/2022 Registration is now open to all players!

Visit the 21/22 Registration page to read the OWHA regulations and register for next year!

Mike VanNetten continues to fight

Thank you to everyone from Sabres Nation and beyond that has shown support for the VanNetten family during their tough battle with COVID-19.
Mike continues to fight hard to beat this illness and the men and women at Hamilton General Hospital are putting in long hours for all of their patients.
Sarah VanNetten, Mike's wife, has been sharing daily updates via her Facebook page.  Please follow their journey and do what you can to help.
Steady as she goes Mike!
We'll see you back at the rink soon.


Competitive Coaches Announcements for the 2021/2022 Season

Stacey Marnoch
U22 (formally JRs -Intermediate AA)
Phone:  (905) 301-6614

Brian Cleary                             
U18 (formally Midget AA)
Phone: (905) 643-2149             

Taylor Abbott
U15 (formally Bantam AA)
Phone:  (905) 515-5811

Chris Abbott
U13 (formally Peewee AA)
Phone: (905) 515-5467

Ian Humphries
U11 AA
Phone (289) 213-3381

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Recent News

Sarah Nurse and SC Sabres on Sportsnet

06/01/2021, 10:45am EDT
By SCGHA Admin

The PWHPA Secret Dream Gap Tour games are featured on Sportsnet.

To introduce the weekend games, our own Sarah Nurse was featured on a segment during the Hockey Night in Canada game - Toronto vs Montreal last Saturday.

Grindstone Award Foundation for Female Hockey Players

05/23/2021, 7:00pm EDT
By SCGHA Admin

The Grindstone Award Foundation provides grants to female hockey players with financial need. Grant Funds will go towards hockey registration fees, to a maximum of $500.00.

And this year, in 2021/2022, female players requiring equipment can apply to receive 1 of 25 full sets of equipment donated by the NHLPA Goals & Dreams Fund.

Visit to apply

Women's Hockey on the Cover of ELLE

05/12/2021, 10:30pm EDT
By SCGHA Admin

Sarah Nurse, Hanna Bunton, and Brigette Lacquette on the cover of ELLE Magazine Canada.

It is so great to see Women's Hockey getting recognition.  The PWHPA has made huge strides and all of the strong women that have made this happen are paving the way for a bright future for all young girls.

Thank you for all you've done!

The June issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on May 17, 2021. 

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