There is still room for skilled  players in our Bantam division.  Please contact us if interested.

Announcements/
Press Releases
April 2014

TNC Bantam Wolverines win PLC SPORTS NO BODY CHECKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS tournament

March 2013

Survey: 87 per cent of Canadians feel that hockey carries a “significant risk” of head, neck and brain injury

Click to read article from the Globe and Mail

April 2012

Interesting article from the website
Best Player of the World
Click here to read

April 2012

TNC Bantam Blue Sharks beat TNC White Sharks to win PLC SPORTS NO BODY CHECKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS tournament
The TNC Peewee Lightning and Wolverines finish 3rd and 4th

February 2012

TNC Peewee Hornets win
Burlington Tournament
The TNC Peewee Hornets beat in the final the TNC Redhawks to win the Burlington Tournament.
The TNC Bantam Wolverines finish 2nd and the Bantam Sharks finish 3rd with the RedHawks finishing 5th.

March 3, 2012

Teenagers Are More Vulnerable to Sport Concussions
Research results published in "Brain Injury" by Université de Montréal neuropsychologist Dave Ellemberg - Feb 2012

May 4, 2011
OHF bans bodychecking at the Select level for ALL ages
Click here for more

New study of concussions
among NHL players

Monday April 18, 2011
in CMAJ
Syd Johnson, a bioethicist from Dalhousie University in Halifax calls for the elimination of bodychecking in all but the most elite levels of youth hockey, where players are at least 16 years old to reduce concussions and other serious injuries:
Her analysis article was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Watch report from Global News National where Phoenix Tashlin-Clifford one of TNC players is interviewed

2011 TNC Hockey
Final Fun
Hockey Night
2011 TNC Peewee
Champs 2-5 Allstars

2011 TNC Bantam
Champs 1-2 Allstars


click here for more...

2011 PLC WORLD
No Body Checking
Hockey Championships
in Barrie Ontario
TNC Peewee Sharks
win Bronze
with a 4-0 record!

Ryan Harrs
wins Peewee Goalie
Competition!

and Clark Schlesinger
wins Peewee player award!

click here for more...
-New Study published
Tuesday March 15, 2011
in Open Medicine
proves the obvious:
"Bodychecking is the major contributor of serious injuries in minor hockey" and that "hitting younger is not better".
Read more in the Globe

Our own TNC
SHARKS
win GOLD

-New Season starts
Sat Sep 11, 2010
Read more

-Wolverines Win
The 1st TNCHL Champions Cup

Read more

-The Death of a Canadian Institution:
Barely on Life Support!

By Emile Therien
Read article

Brad Dalgarno
talks about TNCHL

Letters to TNCHL/
Richard Wennberg, MD,FRCPC
Neurologist, University of Toronto

Scientific studies have clearly indicated that injuries, including concussions, occur more frequently among 11 and 12 year old players in leagues that permit body checking compared to non-contact leagues ...
Read More
Testimonials /
Parents talk
Doreen Ng-Bell
A true hockey mom
talks about TNCHL and
her 12 yr old son
Kelly Lyons and Don Hay
Talk about TNCHL and their
14 yr old son

Read Neil Clifford's
Testimonial





LATEST TNC HOCKEY NEWS

Posted November, 2014

TNC - IMPORTANT planning for 2015-16 starts now!
 

The season is off to a very positive start - lots of close games, with end to end action, smart offensive and defensive play and strong goaltending. Not to mention, many games ending in shoot-outs!

Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about next year. We are aiming for 4 bantam and 5 midget teams again. To that end, The TNC Board of Directors is looking for your help. While the Midget division is well on track to meet that target, the bantam division will need to recruit about 30 players including several goalies (born 2001 & 2002). It's very doable, we've done it before. But the drive is best led by the parents in the bantam division. We are looking for volunteer bantam parents to help lead the drive. And we are willing to set aside some ice in the winter schedule to help with the recruiting.

The Board of Directors is also looking for a couple of new members with organizational skills (budgeting & scheduling), as some board members will be retiring this year. Ideally, these volunteers would be non-coaches, though coaches are also welcome to apply. Again, it would be great to have a few bantam parents on the board, though midget parents are also welcome.

If you like a league that has competitive play, that promotes respect for all players, has predictable and central ice times (with more regular season games than the NYHL!), at an affordable cost, then please volunteer your time to help the TNC flourish. Please let Mary Ann know of your interest by Nov. 10, 2014.

Thanks,

Ric & Brad

for the TNC Board of Directors

 

 


Posted June, 2014

GTHL Votes Against Banning Body Checking
 

To All TNC Hockey Families & Friends,

You may be aware that the GTHL recently shot down a proposed ban on body checking in all of A hockey, to the chagrin of many parents and medical experts such as Dr. Charles Tator (see the link below). The slogan on the GTHL website says "Play Now, Win Forever", but that seems unlikely for the many children who are injured every year due to body checking.


Since its inception 5 years ago, TNC Hockey has promoted safer hockey by eliminating body checking and focusing on player skills and respect for all. For the 2014-15 season, TNC Hockey will have 4 bantam and 6 midget teams. We still have a few spots left open in both divisions. If you know of any skilled bantam or midget players who are interested in playing A+ level hockey without body checking, please have them email
tnc.admin@tnchl.com to express their interest by July 15. In the meantime, enjoy the summer!

The TNC Hockey Board of Directors.

Allan Maki, Jun. 22, 2014, "Concussion prevention takes a hit from hockey leagues". The Globe and Mail.

 


Posted May, 2014

TNC Hockey 2014-15 Season


Players Born 2000 and 2001
Bantam Division


Players Born 1997, 1998, 1999
Midget Divison


If you are interested in signing up for next season, please let us know by clicking here  and we will contact you to arrange an on-ice assessment. There are still a few spots open in both divisions.


Posted May 27, 2013

Hockey Canada finally imposes a nation-wide
ban on body-checking at the peewee level

To All Current and Former TNC Players and Parents:

As most of you have no doubt heard, Hockey Canada finally imposed a nation-wide ban on body-checking at the peewee level on May 25. This comes more than 4 years after we approached Hockey Canada and asked for such a ban, based on the growing body of medical and anecdotal evidence of the long-term health consequences of body-checking on players of all ages. At the time, Hockey Canada refused our request. So, as a group of concerned parents, we felt compelled to start Toronto Non-Contact Hockey, and persevered even when Hockey Canada outrageously branded us an "outlaw" league, threatening to punish players who joined our league. We've continued to grow and flourish despite the obstacles.

We want to thank each and every one of you - current and former TNC Hockey players, parents, coaches and volunteers - for standing up for what you believe in and for making the leap with us. It's because of forward-thinking people like you that Hockey Canada has had to sit up and pay attention and finally do something. We will continue to push them to create a no body-checking stream of rep hockey at the bantam and midget levels.

Thank you all for helping to effect change, both for the health of the children and for the good of the game.

For those of you returning next year, there will be more info about next year's teams forthcoming in the next two weeks.

In the meantime, enjoy the sunshine!

The TNC Hockey Board of Directors.


 
Posted March 4, 2013

Concussion concerns fuel desire for
youth hockey bodychecking ban: Survey

by ROY MACGREGOR
OTTAWA � The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Mar. 04 2013


Canadians are open to blowing the whistle on bodychecking in minor hockey.

A new survey conducted on behalf of the Rick Hansen Institute says that four out of five Canadian adults consider the national game an excellent activity for children, but:

88 per cent � including 75 per cent of hockey parents and 86 per cent of those who consider themselves fans � would support a national policy that eliminated bodychecking at the peewee level (11 and 12).

82 per cent � including 62 per cent of the parents and 79 per cent of fans � would support such a ban at the bantam level (13 and 14).

67 per cent of hockey parents know someone who has suffered a concussion or serious head, neck, back or brain injury while playing hockey, as opposed to 32 per cent aware of such an injury from football, 16 per cent from soccer and 9 per cent from mixed martial arts.

87 per cent feel that hockey carries a “significant risk” of head, neck and brain injury
, higher than football (82 per cent), skiing/snowboarding (74 per cent) or soccer (28 per cent).

Read the full article in the Globe and Mail


Posted November18, 2012

TNC NEWS UPDATE - NOVEMBER 2012

The season has gotten off to a great start thanks not only to the players and parents, but to our coaches, trainers and other volunteers. As well, our new head ref Kevin Lillico and our new skills team led by Jules Jardine have helped to improve the games and skill sessions. Most games have been exciting, closely fought nail-biters - just the way we like them.

We are also preparing to send one peewee and four bantam teams to tournaments. Teams from various divisions have been playing exhibition games against teams from Barrie, Burlington and Cambridge and are having a great time.

TNC Hockey was created to provide the youth of Toronto with a place to play safer competitive hockey. And while the elimination of body-checking was the initial impetus for setting up the league, we also wanted there to be a greater level of respect between players, coaches, referees and parents. As such, we created the TNC Hockey Code of Conduct (click here to view). That said, we understand that in the world of competitive hockey, issues may always arise. That's why each division has been assigned a Convenor this year, who is the first point of contact for any player, parent, coach or ref who has an issue.

Our league has been built on the notion that there is a better way to play competitive hockey.
Thanks to all for helping to maintain the high standard we've set.


Posted October 29, 2012

Weather Alert !
Hurricane Sandy


As Hurricane Sandy approaches it is expected that the GTA will experience high winds, heavy rainfall and possible flooding, which could result in road closures and power failures.
At this point the city of Toronto has not issued any closures to any arenas.
Therefore all games for Tuesday October 30 at Phil White arena will go ahead as scheduled.
We will monitor the situation and we will post any cancellation notices on this website.

Posted September 17, 2012

TNC HOCKEY STARTS THE NEW SEASON
WITH THE NOTTAWASAGA RETREAT!


TNC Hockey is once again starts the new season this weekend Sep 21-23 with the anual Nottawasaga retreat.
The schedule is full of exhibition games for all the teams and meetings for all involved in the league including parents, coaches, trainers etc.
To view the full schedule

CLICK HERE
Posted August 31st, 2012

TNC HOCKEY GEARING UP FOR THE NEW SEASON
COME SKATE AT MAPLE LEAF GARDENS!


TNC Hockey is holding one last tryout for the last few available spots on:
Monday September 10 at Maple Leaf Gardens (the new Mattamy Athletic Centre).

Particularly looking for a few skilled Bantam and Midget recruits.
TIMES: 7-8:15 pm for Minor Bantam/Bantam (born 98/99) and
8:30-10 pm for Midget (born 95/96/97)
COST: $15
It's not too late to come try out the highest calibre competitive no-bodychecking youth hockey in Toronto!
SEASON BEGINS: Sept.21-23 with our Annual TNC Hockey Weekend at Nottawasaga Resort and Arenas.

CLICK HERE TO SIGNUP FOR THE TRYOUT
Posted July 4, 2012,br>

TNC PLANS FOR NEXT SEASON
Bodychecking continues to make headlines with Hockey Calgary voting NOT to ban bodychecking at the rep peewee level. While it's not the result we would have hoped for, it's great to see these things being heatedly debated and hopefully some day soon players across the country will have the option of playing rep hockey without bodychecking. 

Here is a quick update as to what's been happening in the TNC. 

TEAM ALLOCATIONS: 
Minor Bantam & Bantam teams allocations are almost complete, and we hope to send out the preliminary rosters very soon (Midget will follow later in July). Please remember that there will very likely still be some trades at our opening weekend at Nottawasaga (Sept. 21-22). The purpose of that weekend is to make sure the teams are as balanced as possible so that the games can be as intense as possible. 

ICE ALLOCATION:
At the moment, we have been guaranteed all the same ice we had from the City last year (Phil White Arena: Tues and Fri 7-10 pm, and Sat 8 am-noon; Forest Hill Arena: Sat 7-10 pm; Chris Tonks Arena: Thurs 5:20-7 pm).  We will likely pick up a couple of more hours from the City. We are also retaining our Etobicoke Canlan Ice: Sun 11:15 am- 3:15pm.  We are also excited to tell you that we have secured Maple Leaf Gardens Mon 7-10 pm and Sat 7-10 am. TNC was part of the first official tour of the facility and it is fantastic! (see photo)

Game nights will likely be Saturdays, Mondays and Tuesdays, with some exhibition games on Sundays. Full schedule for the first half of the season will be created over the summer. 

SKILLS:
After an extensive search led by coaches Sam Gerstein and Aali Ansari, we have decided to go with JULES JARDINE'S WORLD CLASS HOCKEY organization for Skills this year. We believe it will offer players an exciting new challenge and will help to develop skills to an even higher standard.

PAYMENTS:
If you haven't already done so, please make sure you send in your June 15 payment. The balance will be due at Nottawasaga (Sept. 21), once a final budget has been prepared.

PLEASE NOTE: We still have a few spots left in all divisions, particularly in Bantam and Midget. Please keep talking up the league with skilled friends. They can contact us via the website or tnc.admin@tnchl.com if they are interested in finding out about joining the league.

Enjoy your summer!

The TNC Hockey Board of Directors

Posted June 25, 2012

TNC Hockey on Facebook

We have recently refreshed our Facebook page and regularly will put up new content and updates. Make sure you like our page facebook.com/tnchockeyand help spread the word about the league. Right now you can see a great picture of the rink we will be playing on at Maple Leaf Gardens. We encourage you to add your photos or other content that you want to share with the league.

Posted June 20, 2012

MIDGET FUN GAME AT THE MASTER CARD CENTRE

Last Friday night's Midget Fun Game at the Mastercard Centre was a big success. On a hot summer night, we had 27 skaters, including some guests trying it out. Thanks to Donald Bell for helping to organize the event. We are planning another such event at Maple Leaf Gardens in late August - we will be one of the first groups to use that ice! - so please keep talking it up with friends who may be looking to play some competitive, fun hockey. We do want a few more skilled players to join to keep elevating the level of our teams. We'll let you know once the date is set.
Updated May 3, 2012

TNC HOCKEY TRYOUT REGISTRATION
FOR 2012-13 SEASON !

Thank you Parents and Players for your interest in joining the Toronto Non-Contact Hockey League (TNC Hockey).

TNC Hockey is committed to providing a safer, highly competitive amateur youth hockey program.
In fact TNC Hockey is the only alternative in Toronto for skilled (A, AA and AAA-level players)
wishing to play hockey without body checking.

Our next tryouts (and probably the last for the upcoming season) are scheduled on:
Thursday May 10 at Malvern Arena (click here for a map) as follows:
Peewee (born 2000 and 2001)-8:00-9:00 PM
Minor Bantam (born 1999)- 8:00-9:00 PM
Major Bantam (born 1998)- 9:00-10:00 PM
Midget (born 1997, 1996 and 1995) - 9:00-10:00 PM


So far we have succesfully completed the following tryouts:
Peewee (born 2000 and 2001)- Sat February 11,Sat March 31, Tue April 17
Minor Bantam (born 1999)-
Sat February 25, Sat March 31, Tue April 17

Major Bantam (born 1998) Sat February 25, Sat March 31, Tue April 17

Midget (born 1997, 1996 and 1995) - Sat March 31, Tue April 17


To register just click here or on "tryouts" on the left navigational bar.

Posted April 14, 2012

TNC HOCKEY 2011-2012 SEASON CHAMPIONS

Peewee Division:
The Peewee Lightning snared the division championship in O/T over the Hornets after a tense, very close three-game series.


Bantam Division:
The Bantam Sharks beat out the Redhawks in just two games. (click photo below for a photo gallery)


Midget Division: And the Midget Hornets triumphed over the Sharks also in two games.. (click photo below for a photo gallery)


Thanks to all players for some very exciting, Olympic-style hockey.
Posted March 22, 2012 - updated March 30, 2012

TNC HOCKEY UPDATED TRYOUT
SCHEDULE FOR 2012-13 SEASON !

Thank you Parents and Players for your interest in joining the Toronto Non-Contact Hockey League (TNC Hockey).

TNC Hockey is committed to providing a safer, highly competitive amateur youth hockey program.
In fact TNC Hockey is the only alternative in Toronto for skilled (A, AA and AAA-level players)
wishing to play hockey without body checking.

To meet the growing demand for our league we have scheduled the following tryout sessions for:
Peewee (born 2000 and 2001)
Tue April 17 @ 8 PM (registration active) at East York Arena (click here for a map)
Sat March 31 @ 8 AM
(completed) at UCC arena (click here for a map)
Sat February 11 (completed), March 3 (completed)


Minor Bantam (born 1999)
Tue April 17 @ 8 PM (registration active) at East York Arena (click here for a map)
Sat March 31 @ 8 AM (completed)
at UCC arena (click here for a map)- Sat February 25 (completed)

Major Bantam (born 1998)
Tue April 17 @ 8 PM (registration active) at East York Arena (click here for a map)
March 31 @ 10 AM (completed) at UCC arena (click here for a map)- Sat February 25 (completed)

Midget (born 1997, 1996 and 1995)
Tue April 17 @ 8 PM (registration active) at East York Arena (click here for a map)
March 31 @ 10 AM
(completed) at UCC arena (click here for a map)


More tryouts will be scheduled based on demand.


To register just click on "tryouts" on the left navigational bar.
Posted Feb 25, 2011

TNC Hockey March Break Camp
All Week - All Day - March 12-16, 2012

The TNC March Break camp!
Eddie Choi, is leading the on-ice instruction with a full program for all players.
Come and learn from the Pro!
The camp is filled with off-ice games and entertainment and is open to all TNC players, prospective players and their siblings.

Here is the schedule and locations:
Monday March 12, 2012, 9 AM-5 PM at Phil White Arena
Tuesday March 13 , 2012, 9 AM-5 PM at Forest Hill Arena
Wednesday March 14, 2012, 9 AM-5 PM at Phil White Arena
Thursday March 15, 2012, 9 AM-5 PM at Phil White Arena
Friday March 16, 2012, 9 AM-5 PM at Phil White Arena

COST: $350 for the full week

See the brochure for detailed program info by clicking here.
Registration is open and you can register by emailing the TNC Administrator Mary Ann at tnc.admin@tnchl.com.
Also check out the FAQs about the camp by clicking here.

Posted Jan 23, 2012

TNC HOCKEY ANNOUNCES
TRYOUT SCHEDULE FOR 2012-13 SEASON !

Thank you Parents and Players for your interest in joining the Toronto Non-Contact Hockey League (TNC Hockey).


TNC Hockey is committed to providing a safer, highly competitive amateur youth hockey program.
In fact TNC Hockey is the only alternative in Toronto for skilled (A, AA and AAA-level players)
wishing to play hockey without body checking.

To meet the growing demand for our league we have scheduled the following tryout sessions for:
Peewee (born 2000 and 2001)- Sat Feb 11, Mar 3 & Mar 31 @ 8 AM
Bantam (born 1998 and 1999)
- Sat Feb 25 & Mar 24 @ 8 AM
Midget (born 1995, 1996 and 1997)
- TBA

More tryouts will be scheduled based on the demand.

All tryouts are taking place at UCC arena (click here for a map) 200 Lonsdale Rd., Toronto, ON M4V 2X8

To register just click on "tryouts" on the left navigational bar.
Posted Jan 1, 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Best wishes from TNC Hockey for a HAPPY and HEALTHY NEW YEAR 2012

TNC Hockey will continue to provide a no checking alternative to all skilled young hockey players in the Toronto area in the new year and many years more.
In addition TNC Hockey will continue its efforts to promote a safer game and a change in the hockey culture so that players get maximum joy from the game.

We also want to thank all the families who trusted us and signed up with us for their overwhelming support over the past years. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted April 6, 2011
WOLVERINES WIN 2010-11 BANTAM DIVISION

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HORNETS WIN 2010-11 PEEWEE DIVISION

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Should body checking be
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Winnipeg to add non-contact league
December 21, 2013

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March 9, 2011


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It�s becoming a hit
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From the front page of
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Published on Monday, May. 03, 2010

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March 12, 2010

Hits to the head
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January 27, 2010

CHANGING THE `CODE'
New league offers
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By: Lois Kalchman
Special to the Star
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Apr 14, 2009

CBC Toronto
Evening News
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Apr 14, 2009

Parents Want No-Hit
Hockey League For Kids

CityNews.ca Staff
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Monday April 13, 2009

Non-contact hockey
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In this league,
hitting's a no-no

By BRETT CLARKSON,
SUN MEDIA
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March 28, 2009
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March 27, 2009
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March 24, 2009

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STUDIES &
ARTICLES
Bodychecking a leading cause of injury in youth hockey: study (2009)
"We reviewed nine studies from Canada, nine from the U.S. and two from Finland, and the findings from all but one support recommendations that children should play in non-contact hockey leagues until they are at least at the bantam level", said Alison Macpherson, a professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York.
Commentary: Should bodychecking be allowed in minor hockey?
W. James King and Claire M.A. LeBlanc
Jim King is Chief, Division of Pediatric Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, and Claire LeBlanc is Head of Rheumatology and Sport Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont.
Bodychecking is 'detrimental to children': Doctor
Article from CBC.ca
Body-Checking Rules and Childhood Injuries in Ice Hockey
2004�2005 season in minor hockey in Calgary, Alberta
Injury Rates, Risk Factors, and Mechanisms of Injury in Minor Hockey
Study includes children's ice hockey injuries from September 1995 to the end of August 2002
 

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