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Around the G: April 2024 Preview

Flipping the calendar to April means the end of yet another hockey season is near. The 2023-24 campaign was a season full of excitement, firsts, new memories, friends, and so much more. Stay up to speed with what’s happening Around the G this month!  

  • GTHL Playoffs presented by GSW (April) 

The 2023-24 GTHL Playoffs presented by GSW come to a close in the month of April. A big congratulations to the teams that have and will be crowned GTHL Champions later this month! 

  • GTHL ‘A’ Championships (April)    

The 2023-24 GTHL ‘A’ Championship will take place the weekend of April 21. The top ‘A’ team from the GTHL and MHL will compete in a one-game playoff to determine the GTHL ‘A’ champion! At the Under-13 ‘A’ level, the teams will play a best-of-three series to determine who represents the GTHL at the OHFs later this month.  

  • Toronto Aeros Mark Woszczyna Spring Memorial Classic (April 4-7) 

The Toronto Aeros remember Mark Woszczyna who played for the Toronto Aeros ‘92 Minor Bantam A (2005-2006) and Bantam (2006) teams until his sudden passing on December 30, 2006. Mark embodied the underlying philosophy of Toronto Aeros hockey – play hard and have fun with your friends. He will always be remembered by the Toronto Aeros as they have dedicated the annual tournament to his memory: “Toronto Aeros Mark Woszczyna Spring Classic Tournament.” 

CLICK HERE to learn more about the tournament.  

  • 2024 Etobicoke Bulldogs Spring Select Classic (April 5-7) 

The Etobicoke Bulldogs are back with their year-end House League and Select Tournament! The tournament is open to teams U9 to U18. This tournament is a great way for teams to wrap up their 2023-24 season!

CLICK HERE to learn more about this tournament.  

  • 2024 U18 ‘AAA’ Central Region Championship (April 8-14) 

The 2024 U18 ‘AAA’ Central Championship is being hosted by the Sault Major Hockey Association of the Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA). Congratulations to the U18 Vaughan Kings who will be representing the GTHL at this tournament.

CLICK HERE to view the schedule.

  • MHL Challenge (April 11-14) 

The Mississauga Hockey League has brought back the MHL Challenge Tournament for the 2023-24 season! This tournament is for U11 to U15 Red and Select teams.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the MHL Challenge Tournament.  

  • 2024 OHF Championships (April 19-21) 

The OHF Championships are a three-day event that produces champions at the U13, U15, and U18 ‘A’ and ‘AA’ divisions. The OHF Championships for these divisions will take place on the weekend of April 19-21 across Ontario.  

Five teams participate at each of the OHF Championships (the OHF Minor Hockey Member Partner Championship teams within the age category plus the host team).  

CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2024 OHF Championships. 

  • 2024 All-Ontario Championships (April 19-21)

The 2024 U13 ‘AAA’ All-Ontario Championships are being hosted by the the GTHL’s Vaughan Kings this year! 

CLICK HERE to learn more about the U13 All-Ontario Championship. 

The 2024 U15 ‘AAA’ All-Ontario Championships are being hosted by the Ottawa Valley Titans this year! Congratulations and best of luck to the U15 Don Mills Flyers, who will be representing the GTHL.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the U15 All-Ontario Championship. 

  • 2024 U14 OHL Cup (April 19-21) 

The U14 OHL Cup heads to Kingston for the 2023-24 season! This event is comprised of the top U14 ‘AAA’ teams from across the province and will feature three teams from the GTHL. Congratulations to the Markham Majors, Toronto Jr. Canadiens, and Mississauga Senators for securing their spot in the tournament, and the Vaughan Kings for securing a Wild Card entry for this tournament. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about the 2024 U14 OHL Cup.  

  • 2024 GTHL Pathway Skill Development Sessions (April)  

The month of April is both the beginning and end of the hockey season! The GTHL will be hosting Pathway Skill Development sessions to help prepare for the upcoming 2024-25 tryouts. Sessions are open to any U10-U15 player or goaltender. 

CLICK HERE for more information.

  • 2024-25 GTHL Competitive Tryouts (April) 

Competitive tryouts for the 2024-25 season begin at the end of April!  

  • U10 to U13 ‘AAA’ – Start April 20 
  • U14 to U18 ‘AAA’ – Start April 22 
  • U10 to U13 ‘AA’ – Start April 27 
  • U14 to U18 ‘AA’ – Start April 29 

CLICK HERE to view all GTHL tryouts.  


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