2022-23 SEASON TO KICK OFF ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT

The 2022-23 GARHL Regular Season will kick off on Wednesday, September 7 at the Sleeman Centre. We are back with a full 16 team league, combining two divisions of eight teams. The 2022-23 campaign sees the GARHL add three new teams to our A Division while, including Hammer & Co, GV Harvesters and another team name TBA.

The B Division has lost two of our original teams within the past two seasons with Billings and Tim Hortons moving on while gaining the Royal City Trashers and The Gentlemen, who move from A Division to B Division.

Wilson Fire will attempt to win their 4th GARHL Title in a row (minus two COVID shortened seasons)this season, which would set a new GARHL Record for consecutive championships in a row.

The Blow Ponies (Formerly Molson Canadians, Baker St. Station and Royal Electric) will attempt their 3rd title win in a row (minus two cancelled covid seasons) in the B Division.

GARHL SEASON SUSPENDED

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the 2019-2020 GARHL Season has been suspended for the time being.

We will be updating the situation as we get new information on it.

We thanks all participants of the GARHL for their time, patience and understanding in this matter

Here is an update from the City of Guelph in relation to programs and facilities

https://guelph.ca/2020/03/city-of-guelph-responding-to-coronavirus/

Please stay safe everybody

GARHL SEMI FINALS BEGIN

The 2019-2020 GARHL Semi Finals began on Wednesday Night at the Sleeman Centre.

In the A Division, the upstart, and upset minded, seven seeded Tugboats shocked the number two seeded Bobby O’Briens in the first round to advance to take on top seed Wilson Fire in the first semi final.

In the other A Division Semi final, The 87’s take on the Shootin’ Blanks, who needed a shootout in Game Three against the South End Maulers to advance to the Semi’s

The B Division saw yet another upset of the second seed as Tim Hortons defeated Billings in Game 3 to advance and take on top seeded Dino’s Ginos

The OHL Experience swept Dawson Dental to advance and play their rivals, Blow Ponies, who also needed a shootout in Game Three to advance to the other B Division Semi Final.

The Semi Finals have begun and will continue next week at the Sleeman Centre.


GARHL FIRST ROUND PLAYOFF MATCHUPS SET

The 2019-2020 GARHL Regular Season concluded on Monday night at the Sleeman Centre. The final playoff positions came down to the final game of the regular season yet again this season.

The 2020 Playoffs will begin Wednesday night at the Sleeman Centre

Here are the First Round Playoff Matchups

A DIVISION

#1 Wilson Fire vs. #8 RU Serious

#2 Bobby O’Briens vs. #7 Tugboats

#3 The 87’s vs. #6 Gentlemen of Milburn

#4 Shootin’ Blanks vs. #5 South End Maulers

B DIVISION

#1 Dino’s Ginos vs. #8 Power Bus Way

#2 Billings vs. #7 Tim Hortons

#3 Blow Ponies vs. #6 Flying Hellfish

#4 OHL Experience vs #5 Dawson Dental

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

The GARHL and Sleeman Centre staff want to wish all GARHL Participants a Merry Christmas and Happy 2020!

Games will continue on Monday nights throughout the holiday season

All the Best

George, Joe, Jordy and Blake

2019-2020 SET TO KICKOFF SEPTEMBER 9th

The 2019-2020 GARHL Season will kick off with two full nights of games beginning on September 9th and September 11th.

This season we welcome the 87’s to the A Division to replace the Thirsty Canucks.

The 2019-2020 GARHL Schedule has been sent out to all teams and posted on the website for players to check.

We look forward to seeing you all at the rink again beginning on September 9th!

Good Luck to all teams and lets have another great season!

WILSON FIRE BECOME BACK TO BACK A DIVISION CHAMPIONS

Wilson Fire continued their dominance of the GARHL A Division with a 4-1 Game 3 win and thus a 2-1 GARHL Final Series win over the South End Maulers. Wilson Fire becomes the fifth team to go Back to Back in the A Division as they hoisted the Champions Choice GARHL Cup for a second straight season.

Thanks to all the GARHL Staff, Joe, Jordy, Blake and the rest of the Sleeman Centre Staff for a great 2018-2019 Season. We will see you back on the ice in September. Enjoy the off season!

Wilson Fire Celebrate Back to Back GARHL Championships

BLOW PONIES CLAIM B DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP

The Blow Ponies claimed the B Division Championship by defeating the OHL Experience 6-4 in Game Two of the B Final. The OHL Experience put up a battle but ran out of gas after their two previous series wins. Blow Ponies finished tied for second place in the regular season. Congrats to them on their Champions Choice GARHL Cup Victory (Photo Credit: Joe Camilleri)

A DIVISION: In the A Division, Wilson Fire and the South End Maulers will go to a deciding Game 3 to decide the Champions Choice GARHL Cup. South End Maulers took Game One in a Shoot out. Game Two went to overtime where Jay Milne struck for the winner late in OT to give Wilson Fire a chance to repeat as GARHL Champions. Game Three goes Wednesday Night at 7pm at the Sleeman Centre.

B FINALS SET AS OHL EXPERIENCE SHOCKS DEFENDING CHAMPIONS DINO’S GINOS

The B Division Final is set as we had a shocking upset in the Semi Finals. Defending back to back champions, Dino’s Ginos were eliminated in two games by the OHL Experience. The fourth seeded OHL Experience needed a shootout to defeat top seed Dino’s Ginos 3-2 to complete the sweep and advance to the GARHL Final where they will take on the Blow Ponies. Blow Ponies defeated Billings in a two game sweep to advance in the battle of the 2 and 3 seeds.

In the A Division, defending champion and regular season champion, Wilson Fire, swept RU Serious. The final game of the series saw some interesting things including an 11 round shootout to decide the winner and also an injury to the RU Serious Goaltender midway thru the shootout. A replacement was put in goal to finish the shootout.

The Other A Division Semi Final is going the distance as Shootin’ Blanks avoided elimination with a 6-3 win in Game 2. Game 3 goes Wednesday night at the Sleeman Centre with the winner taking on Wilson Fire in the A Final which will start on Monday.