GTAHC ANNUAL SHINNY CUP GAME – Friday April 14th, 2017 @ 10 pm RINK 1

GTAHC members, As we closely approach an end to our winter season; we are all looking forward to the SHINNY CUP GAME. The Shinny Cup is the most covenant pickup hockey trophy that is up for grabs for us athletes. Donated in 2016 by Level12 Auto, the cup has undergone several alterations, with broken arena sticks, nuts, bolts, washers, plastic board and the finest fabricated...

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The History of Shinny Hockey

Shinny is a form of pickup hockey that has been around for nearly a century and a half. In fact, it is what led to the formation of what we know hockey to be today. It is beloved by hockey fans of all ages because it’s a way to go out and play the game they love without having to know anyone else on the...

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History of Hockey in the Greater Toronto Area

Montreal might be known as the birthplace of hockey, but the greater Toronto area is also a significant part of the sport’s roots. No one can say for sure when a Toronto native first picked up a stick and hit the ice, but we do know when hockey officially became a hit in the city. As you might have expected, the history of hockey in...

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10 Interesting Facts about Pickup Ice Hockey

So you want to learn about pickup hockey, do ya? Well, that makes sense since pickup ice hockey in Toronto is a great way to get some exercise and, of course, get a chance play this great sport. In fact, pickup hockey has spread from Canada to USA, Russia, Sweden, China, and many other countries around the globe. Below are 10 interesting facts about pickup...

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Why I enjoy playing pickup hockey?

As a kid growing up in Toronto born to Italian parents that migrated from Italy. The opportunity to play organized pickup hockey was never insight nor in the budget. I always felt that I missed out on my childhood dreams to play pickup ice hockey but that did not stop me from learning and practicing every opportunity I had. My first pair of skates; I...

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