Development Stream (DS) (Oshawa Girls Hockey Association)

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What is the DS Program?

The DS program bridges the gap between House League and Competitive hockey. It allows house league players to develop their skills by participating on a second team. The emphasis of the program is on skill development and fair play, which can help players acquire skills to move into the competitive program. DS teams practice once weekly, and play exhibition games and tournaments. Players are required to keep up attendance in house league for both practices and games in addition to their DS ice. While the league attempts to schedule DS ice on different days than house league ice, there will be occasions when players may have two games or practices in the same day. DS teams are not permitted to play in a formal league, and are permitted to play a maximum of 8 exhibition games against other DS teams and attend a maximum of 3 DS tournaments each season.

Any House League player may try out for the team, but as DS is a more competitive environment, players will be cut. If your daughter decides to try out, please prepare her for this possibility. 

For 2022, we plan to have DS teams in U11, U13, and U15! Interesting in coaching? Contact the Director of House League!



DS Schedule