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U7 - U9

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FUN & Competitive

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Oct to April, 3+ hrs/wk

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8 Teams

About CDS Hockey

Competitive Development Stream (CDS) hockey gives our youngest players their first opportunity to expand their House League experience by playing on a Leaside team that competes against other hockey clubs.

In the fall, all LHA House League players that would like to play CDS are evaluated and placed on a CDS team with players of a similar skill level. CDS is an additional commitment of time and cost as players enjoy additional practices and games each week with their CDS team. Families can indicate their interest in being part of a CDS team during House League registration. As a volunteer-driven organization, the LHA relies on parent involvement to make each program a success. Parents who are interested in taking a more active role in their child's experience are strongly encouraged to volunteer.

CDS games are scheduled by the CDS league and are played against other hockey clubs at nearby rinks. Teams also participate in festivals during the year including the NEW LHA Winter Festival in December.

** Please note ** CDS players continue to be an active part of the LHA House League program throughout the season. To be eligible to join a CDS team, players must be registered in the LHA House League  program prior to CDS evaluations. Players registered in Learn To Play are not eligible for CDS.

CDS is sanctioned by the GTHL, which is one of seven (7) member organizations of the Ontario Hockey Federation. CDS games follow the Ontario Hockey Federation Player Development Model designed to develop both age-appropriate hockey skills and a lifelong love for the game. CDS games also follow specific Rules and Gameplay that differ by age.

Please reach out to Catherine at if you have any questions about CDS or if you would like to volunteer.

CDS Highlights

  • Must be registered in LHA House League to be eligible for CDS
  • Player ability evaluated in the fall
  • Placed on teams of similar skill levels
  • Commitment of additional time and cost
  • CDS teams represent Leaside in games against other hockey clubs

2024 - 25 Key Dates

  • September 7 - 8

    U7 - U9 Pre-Season Skates
    HL Evaluations 

  • September 14 - 15

    CDS Evaluations

  • October 19

    U9 Season Start

  • October 26

    U7 & U8 Season Start

  • December 6 - 8

    Leaside CDS Festival

  • Dec 24 - Jan 5

    No Games Scheduled

  • January 6

    Games resume

  • January 15

    U9 Full Ice Games Begin

  • February 15 - 17

    Family Day Weekend - no games

  • March 10 - 16

    March Break - no games

  • April 11 - 13

    CDS/CDP Festival Weekend

2024 - 25 Coaches

LHA Code of Conduct

Read or download the LHA Club Handbook which includes information on our programs and our Code of Conduct.

LHA Policies

Financial Assistance

Click HERE to explore programs that provide financial assistance.

Please Support Our Organization-wide Sponsors

CDS Team Sponsors

Can't Make The Game?

Watch the game on-line with Live Barn. Live Barn replaces Game-on-Stream for the 2023-2024 season and is available in Leaside Rink A and B.