EO STARS High Performance ("AA")






East Ottawa (EO) Stars Program

The East Ottawa (EO) Stars High Performance Teams were established to offer opportunities within the eastern district of Ottawa and area to participate at the highest level of “AA” hockey. More specifically it will appeal to young ladies wanting to play hockey at the very highest level, against national and international competition.

The U22 Junior AA team will be based out of Richcraft Sensplex with a dedicated EO Stars Junior AA change room with personalized booths. They will play 40 league games in the OWHA-U22 Elite League which spans the Ottawa and Toronto regions. The players should plan to travel multiple times throughout the season with multiple away games scheduled on travel weekends.

U15AA and U18AA will play 20 OWHL-Eastern league games in the Ottawa area.

All teams will participate in 5-8 showcase-style tournaments, most of which will be out of town, plus Provincials mid-April if qualify in regional play downs.

Typically, a player can expect up to 2 practices per week and 1-2 sessions off ice for conditioning. There may also be regular team meetings and video review sessions to keep a constant flow of communication between the players and coaches.

Each player will have team fees to cover costs that are not covered by registration fees such as extra ice and tournament fees. Therefore, they may choose to seek sponsors, fundraise, and or collect additional fees from parents. Parents/players cover their own costs associated with travel, accommodations, and food when away from home.

EO Stars team tryouts are typically held in April of each year.

EO Stars Website



Gloucester - Cumberland Girls Hockey Association fields competitive teams from Novice to Intermediate/Senior. Competitive teams have letters after the age-grouping (e.g. U-13C, U-15BB) to indicate the competitive tier. The winter session starts with tryouts in the spring (usually late April). Fees for tryouts are indicated in the Registration section of the website.

Team practices start in late August or early September.  Competitive teams play in the Ottawa District Women’s Hockey Association (ODWHA) League, which competes throughout Eastern Ontario.  League games begin in late September or early October and extend until early February, after which league play-offs and provincial play-downs begin.  League play-offs culminate in a city championship day in late March or early April. The Ontario Women's Hockey Association (OWHA) provincial championships usually take place in Toronto in early-mid April.  

Competitive teams are on the ice three to five times per week and may have additional off-ice training sessions.

Registration for the winter session usually opens in the spring. The registration fee for competitive players is outlined in the Registration section. Team members are subject to additional team fees and are expected to seek sponsorship to pay for expenses such as the purchase of extra practice ice, tournament entry fees, team equipment, etc.  In addition, competitive teams may be required to purchase additional apparel, such as team jackets, as determined by the coach.

Competitive teams participate in several weekend tournaments, locally and out-of-town. These include games on a Friday and entail 3-6 games over 2-3 days.



Gloucester - Cumberland Girls Hockey Association participates in a house league program that starts in September and runs through to March. The majority of house league ice is on the weekends with practices typically on Saturdays and games on Sundays.

You can expect to play in three or four tournaments with at least one being out of town The majority of our practices and games are at the Ray Friel Recreation Center in Orleans with some practices at Ottawa University. The season ends with play-offs and a Championship weekend that occurs in March.

In addition to the registration fee, there are team fees which cover tournament registration fees, goalie training, some practice ice and other team expenses. Team fees typically range from $250 to $400.

Age Categories
(age as of December 31 of each hockey season):

  • U9 (formerly Novice, 7 & 8 year old)
  • U11 (formerly Atom, 9 and 10 years old)
  • U13 (formerly Peewee, 11 and 12 years old)
  • U15 (formerly Bantam, 13 and 14 years old)
  • U17 (formerly Midget, 15, 16, 17 year old)
  • Intermediate: 18 years old to 21 years old.


For more information on House League, please contact VP House at VPHOUSE@GCGH.CA



Development Stream (DS) is a subset of the House League Program, offering an enhanced opportunity for House League players who are looking for more development and an option to play more hockey with the potential to stream toward competitive hockey in the future. It is also ideal for house league players that are not ready to make the commitment of playing competitive hockey, but are looking for more than the house league program offers.

DS teams are generally anticipated at all levels. DS teams are permitted to play in a maximum of 3 tournaments and 8 exhibition games against other DS teams. The teams will practice on a regular basis and operate separately from the house teams. There are no league games for DS.

Players that play on a DS team must also be registered and fully participate in the house league program with players making their house team their first priority.

Parents are expected to pay approx. $250- $500 for team fees for a DS season. Tournaments are outside of the team budget, so players participating in the tournaments are responsible for their share of the entry fees. Any additional expenses are also the participant's responsibility (hotels, food etc.). The cost for the tryout is $25.00 and will be payable when registering. Evaluations/Tryouts for DS will take place at the beginning of November. Please check the GCGH website for updates on exact dates.

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