Grow The Game (Barracudas - Burlington Girls Hockey Club)

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The Burlington Girls Hockey Club (the “BGHC”) launched this exciting new program in 2023, focused on “Growing the Game” of hockey for young female athletes in Burlington. Girls are under-represented in sport, and our organization wants to support more girls to enjoy the benefits of hockey and have them continue playing this sport for years to come. 

The BGHC is committed to Grow the Game of Hockey for female athletes for the 2024-25 season.

Players aged 4-6 (birth years 2018-2020 for the 2024/25 season)
are able to join the BGHC U7 hockey program at a very reduced fee! 

*Our Grow the Game initiative remains heavily subsidized by our sponsors and offers girls the opportunity to learn to play hockey at the most affordable rate in the GTA.  The value of the program is approximately $1000.00 per player including the ice time, instruction and equipment.  Because of this we have added the following costs to registration for the upcoming 24/25 season:

  • U7 Returning Players - $150.00 using their existing Bauer equipment from this season.
  • U7 New Players - $200.00 receiving new equipment from Bauer for the upcoming season.
  • U7 New Players with their own existing equipment - $100.00 dollars using their own equipment.

Also added due to ice allocation discussions with the City of Burlington all New Registrants must be Burlington Residents.

Spaces in our U7 Grow the Game initiative are LIMITED so REGISTER EARLY!!



The BGHC is devoted to the development of young females, and we are passionate about the sport of hockey. The BGHC Grow the Game program aims to introduce more girls to hockey by eliminating barriers to participation, promoting inclusivity, and providing equal opportunities for young girls in Burlington to develop through sport. 


  • Physical health: Regular participation helps to develop and maintain strong bones, muscles, and joints. It also helps to improve cardiovascular health, balance, coordination, and conditioning. Creating a love for sport at a young age will help ensure continued physical activity over their lifetime.

  • Mental health: Participation in hockey and being part of a team can improve self-esteem and body image, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote positive social interactions.

  • Skill development: Girls who participate in hockey can develop a range of physical and mental skills, including teamwork, leadership, problem-solving, and goal-setting, resilience and commitment.

  • Socialization: Hockey provides opportunities for girls to socialize with peers, make friends, and develop important social skills.  Providing them a safe and welcoming environment to grow and experience and support one another.

  • Empowerment: Hockey participation can empower girls by promoting confidence, independence, and a sense of achievement – if they see it they can be it.

The BGHC Grow the Game program focuses on:

  • Affordability: learn to play for a low fee - fees waived for entry level participants ages 4-6;

  • Consistency: support the basics – equipment (some restrictions), skill development,  consistent ice times

  • Inclusivity: welcoming girls ages 4-6 – interested to learn, try the sport, and be part of a team  

  • Fun: Female Role models – our Head Coach Celina Clark specializes in fun with a focus on development and skills to help develop a true love of hockey for all our young athletes

We encourage girls to give it a try – register our 20 week program – we are sure they will love it!


Fundraising Support

We are actively seeking support from the community to ensure the program is an overwhelming success. Our goal is to have 200+ girls aged 4-6 have the opportunity to learn to play for a season, with little financial cost to them.  This represents a four times increase in enrollment!

In order to support 200+ players for the coming season, we have set a fundraising goal of $150,000.

If you are interested in learning more about this program or to find out how you or your business can get involved, please contact Barb Rockx, BGHC Treasurer ([email protected]), Director of Fundraising, Jenn Mitchell ([email protected]) or our U7 Director, Laura Diaz ( [email protected] ) for more information.

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