Finalize Registration and What's Next? (Markham Waxers)

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Rookie Camp

Walking into an arena for the first time can be intimidating not only to the kids, but also to the parents. The Markham Waxers Rookie Camp is organized under the association's Yes, You Can Play! initiative and is aimed at making minor hockey accessible and inviting to new participants. Our goal for Rookie Camp is to put everyone at ease and provide a positive start to your first ice hockey season.

We work with both the players—on the ice—and parents—off ice—to help them prepare for the season by addressing any concerns and answering any questions they might have.

The Markham Waxers Rookie Camp is open to all Markham Waxers House League registered players who are entering their first year of hockey. You can register as soon as you’ve completed house league registration.

More information on Rookie Camp.

Register for Rookie Camp.

Special Requests

The Markham Waxers House League allows each player to make one special request to play with a friend.

Siblings in the same division will automatically be placed on the same team unless we are notified otherwise.

To make a special request, complete our Waxers House League Special Request Form and submit it to the office no later than August 31st. Forms received after the start of evaluations will not be considered so please do not ask.

  • The Waxers may not be able to accommodate all special requests received.
  • The primary consideration when forming teams is balancing the teams in a division, not special requests.
  • Requests for coaches will not be considered.
  • In order to be considered, a completed form must be completed in full and signed.
  • The fully completed and originally signed form must be delivered to the Waxers office, located in Mt. Joy Community Centre, 6140 16th Avenue, Markham, ON L3P 3K8.
  • When making a friend request, both players must attend all evaluation games.
  • The Waxers will not notify you directly of the outcome of your special request.

Evaluation Games

The season will begin in mid-September.

Our coaches will draft teams the week of September 9th and each player will receive an email from their coach that week with the time of their first evaluation game Saturday, September 14th. Midget/Juvenile evaluation schedule is pending.

Initiation players will practice on both Saturday and Sunday until December 1st beginning on Saturday, September 14th. Cross-ice games will begin being played on Sundays n December 1st.

Tyke through Bantam players will play evaluation games on both Saturday and Sunday (Monday for Bantam) beginning September 14th during which we evaluate the players and the teams to ensure a balanced division. 

Players are encouraged strongly to attend evaluation games to ensure balanced teams.

The exact dates and a detailed exhibition game schedule will be posted on our website in early September. 

Please complete a medical information form and bring it to the first evaluation game.

Exhibition Games

After the evaluation games, the Waxers House League executive meets with the head coaches to balance the division's teams. Teams will start practices and each division will play three weeks of exhibition games during which we will further evaluate the balance of the teams. Players may be traded between teams at any time prior to the start of the regular season.

Regular Season Start

The regular season begins in Mid-October. Schedules are subject to change. Any changes or updates to this schedule will be posted on our website.