GLHA Try Hockey Program

Date: May, 01, 2024 12:00 PM EDT

GLHA Try Hockey Program

The London Bandits, Oakridge Aeros, North London, and West London that make up the Greater London Hockey Association teamed up with the Ontario Hockey Federation in April. The group invited young members of the community to a Try Hockey Initiative!

The Try Hockey program is geared to young children who have been previously unable to play the sport due to a variety of reasons, such as financial hardship or cultural background.

The sessions held on Saturdays in April started with an in-gym program that taught the fundamentals of stick handling, ball carrying and shooting. Later this summer, an on-ice component will invite the participants to take their learnings while on skates!


  • Provide a comprehensive introduction to the sport of hockey by teaching the fundamental skills of passing, stick handling, and shooting.
  • Create an opportunity for participants to develop new skills and abilities that encourages a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Develop physical literacy, safety, respect, teamwork and fair play.
  • Provide a memorable first hockey experience that will last a lifetime.
  • Forge partnerships with local communities and minor hockey associations to provide future opportunities for Try Hockey participants to continue playing the game.
  • Promote the FUN of the game!