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The Greater Toronto Hockey League
(GTHL), formerly known as the "Metro Toronto Hockey League", is a minor level ice hockey
Ice hockey, often referred to as hockey, is a team sport played on ice, in which skaters use wooden or composite sticks to shoot a hard rubber puck into their opponent's net. The game is played between two teams of six players each. Five members of each team skate up and down the ice trying to take...
organization based out of the Toronto region of Ontario
Ontario is a province of Canada, located in east-central Canada. It is Canada's most populous province and second largest in total area. It is home to the nation's most populous city, Toronto, and the nation's capital, Ottawa....
. The league was founded in 1911 as the Beaches Hockey League by Fred C. Waghorne, Sr.
Fred C. "Old Wag" Waghorne, Sr. was an ice hockey referee and organizer in Canada. He also made significant contributions to lacrosse in that country. He is a member of both the Hockey Hall of Fame and the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame in the "Builder" category.- League organization :Waghorne...
, and it is the largest minor hockey organization in the world.http://www.legendsofhockey.net:8080/LegendsOfHockey/jsp/LegendsMember.jsp?mem=b196103&type=Builder&page=bio&list=ByName#photo
The league is sanctioned by the Ontario Hockey Federation
The Ontario Hockey Federation is the governing body of all sanctioned ice hockey in the province of Ontario in Canada, except for those portions governed by Hockey Northwestern Ontario and the Ottawa District Hockey Association...
and Hockey Canada
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- Amesbury Attack
- Don Mills Flyers (AAA)
- Downsview Beavers
- Duffield Devils
- East Enders Ti-Cats
- Etobicoke Canucks
- Goulding Park Rangers
- Hillcrest Canadiens
- Humber Valley Sharks
- Humberview Huskies
- Leaside Flames
- Leaside Kings
- Markham Majors (AAA)
- Markham Islanders
- Mississauga Braves
- Mississauga Hornets (Now the Mississauga Ice Warriors)
- Mississauga Reps (AAA)
- Mississauga Jets
- Mississauga Northstars
- Mississauga Rebels (AAA)
- Mississauga Senators (AAA)
- Mississauga Terriers
- North Toronto
- North York Knights
- North York Rangers (AAA)
- Scarborough Ice Raiders
- Scarborough Young Bruins
- Streetsville Tigers
- Ted Reeve Thunder
- Toronto Aces
- Toronto Aeros
- Toronto City Blues
- Toronto Colts
- Toronto Eagles
- Toronto Icedogs
- Toronto Jr. Canadiens (AAA)
- Toronto Marlboros (AAA)
- Toronto Penguins
- Toronto Red Wings (AAA)
- Toronto Royals
- Toronto Young Nationals (AAA)
- Toronto Titans (AAA)
- Vaughan Kings (AAA)
- Vaughan Panthers
- Vaughan Rangers
- West Hill Golden Hawks
- West Hill Minor Hockey Association
- West Mall Lightning
- Willowdale Blackhawks
- York Toros
- J & R Hawks (inactive, U21 only)
Levels of play
The GTHL runs leagues at the AAA, AA, and A levels. The league has children of all ages, extending from Minor Atom (9 years of age) all the way to Juvenile (18-21).
The Juvenile division has recently been renamed to the U21 division.
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