Toronto Leaside 43rd Annual March Madness

  • Mar 21, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024

  • OWHA Sanction Number: 2324031

Welcome to the 43rd Annual Toronto Leaside March Break Madness tournament offering you a four game guarantee of great hockey in all divisions, Your team can also take in all that the City has to offer – great food, great shopping and attractions.

With so many travelling teams, the southern region teams enjoy the opportunity to play teams they may not have faced in the season. Last year we had over 150 teams in over 400 games & 3000 players.

This tournament acts as the ideal jumping off point to championship weekends that follow in the latter part of March.

Don’t miss out!


2024 Manager Upcoming deadlines and reminders:

14 Days Before Tournament Schedule will be Posted in Document Section and sent to team contacts

14 Days before Tournament Rules will go Live on main page tab

Ongoing Coach & manager updates with emails


TBC 2024 SILENT AUCTION Picture yourself at a Leafs or Raptors game!  Plus gift cards galore, IIHF Women's Worlds tickets, and fun team inspired baskets.

Visit the March Madness Silent Auction COMING SOON and don't forget to send the link to your family and friends. Anyone can participate!

Bid early and bid often!! The auction is open now and closes on Saturday, March 11 at 4:00pm.


COMING SOON - 2024 FREE Scores & Event Updates Text to Phones Free Service:

Printable Document flyer is now in Document Section

Hello Teams and families. We are pleased to provide this FREE Service to our guests to receive all scores and team advancement notifications sent directly to your personal mobile device.

Super Simple that allows parents and relatives to enjoy their time at the event with updates coming directly following each game. Not only is it easy to use, the advancement notifications tell you who you are playing, at what arena and at what time. This system will also notify you of vendors /sponsor specials / silent auctions / Arena problems / general lost and found and other important reminders while the event is taking place. It really can’t get much simpler than this amazing free feature! 

Please note it is a minimum requirement that min 3 Team Staff sign up for this feature.

Reminder all texts are free to receive, we respect your privacy and your information is never shared.
To subscribe for text messaging or to find out more, please click this link: COMING SOON


2024 ALL HOUSE TEAMS are required to bring a 2nd Set of Jerseys or Tryout Pinnies to avoid Color Conflicts...ask your Association for assistance today




2024 PLEASE NOTE ALL TEAMS ENTERED MUST BE READY TO PLAY AT 8AM FRIDAY IF REQUIRED- Seniors Teams normally start after 6pm Friday evening where possible.

2024 Gold and Silver Medallions & Banners to Division Champions

 We offer Player of game awards at all games

TBC -Silent Auctions, Draws and Raffles

TBC- Music at games

More exciting FUN details to be announced on this main page



WE are Requesting E-Transfer only of full amount to [email protected]   (no password required)

In the comment section, please identify your team using the following format:

Division – Association Name - Head Coach Surname (example:  Midget AA Toronto Leaside Wildcats Eaves) & OWHA# if available

If unable please contact the [email protected]


HOTELS Toronto Leaside March Madness Tournament is pleased to partner with Sport-Travel as our official Tournament Accommodations provider. 

All participating teams requiring housing for the tournament are requested to utilize the services of Sport-Travel to participate in the tournament.

Please direct to the Accommodations tab for all hotel information


All Team Managers will register the at  Tournament Headquarters located inside the William Lea Room of the

LEASIDE MEMORIAL GARDENS: 1073 Millwood Rd, Toronto M4G-1X6


Congratulations to our 2023 Champions and Finalists

U9 A   Champions ~  Clarington Flames  Finalists ~ Oakville Hornets

U9 B   Champions ~ Markham Stouffville Stars  Finalists ~ Waterloo Ravens 

U9 HL   Champions ~  Waterloo Ravens  Finalists ~ Gloucester Cumberland Stars

U11 AA  Champions ~ Stoney Creek Sabres    Finalists ~ Peterborough Ice Kats

U11 A  Champions ~ Honey Baked USA   Finalists ~  Owen Sound Ice Hawks

U11 BB  Champions ~ London Devilettes    Finalists ~ Toronto Leaside 3775

U11 B  Champions ~ Orillia Hawks    Finalists ~ Clearview IceCats

U11 C  Champions ~ St. Thomas Panthers    Finalists ~ Kitchener Lady Rangers

U11 HL  Champions ~    Leaside Blue 3833    Finalists ~  CYGHA Panthers Yellow Lions

U13 AA  Champions ~   North York Storm      Finalists ~  Barrie Sharks

U13 A  Champions ~  Thunder Bay Queens   Finalists ~  Mississauga Hurricanes

U13 BB  Champions ~   Sudbury Lady Wolves      Finalists ~  Toronto Leaside McCharles 3770

U13 B  Champions ~    Toronto Leaside Bramer 3797      Finalists ~  Haldimand River Cats

U13 DS  Champions ~   Whitby Wolves      Finalists ~  Markham Stouffville Stars

U15 AA  Champions ~   Markham Stouffville Stars  Finalists ~  Toronto Leaside 3782

U15 A  Champions  ~   Ancaster Avalanche  Finalists ~ Soo Junior Greyhounds

U15 BB  Champions ~   Owen Sound Ice Hawks    Finalists ~   Lambeth Lancers

U15 B  Champions ~     Buffalo Regals   Finalists ~  Buffalo Bison

U15 HL  Champions ~   Scarborough Sharks Grey   Finalists ~  Brampton Canadettes

U15 DS  Champions ~   Waterloo Ravens   Finalists ~  Kingston Ice Wolves

U18 A  Champions ~   Toronto Leaside Cory 3753     Finalists ~  Toronto Leaside 3791

U18 BB  Champions ~  Toronto Leaside Campbell 3790    Finalists ~   Tem shores Puckhounds

U18 B  Champions ~    Toronto Leaside Collier 3798         Finalists ~   Mississauga Dicarlo 5884

U18 HL  Champions ~   Clarington Green Machine 3951     Finalists ~  Ancaster Blue 5039

U18 DS  Champions ~   Central York Panthers   Finalists ~  Stoney Creek Sabres

Senior A  Champions ~    Toronto Leaside 3800     Finalists ~   Clarington Flames

Senior B  Champions ~   North of London Attack      Finalists ~   Durham West Lightning


Congratulations to our 2022 Gold Silver and Bronze Winners!

U11-AA Gold Champions ~ Nepean Wildcats Silver ~ Mississauga Hurricanes Bronze ~ Sudbury Lady Wolves

U11-A Gold Champions ~ Kitchener Lady Rangers Silver ~ Oakville Hornets Bronze ~ Burlington Barracudas

U11-BB Gold Champions ~ Leaside Wildcats 3772  Silver ~ Haldimand Rivercats Bronze ~ Burlington Barracudas

U11-B Gold Champions ~ Owen Sound Ice Hawks Silver ~ Ilderton Jets Bronze ~ Nepean Wildcats

U13-AA Gold Champions ~ North York Storm Silver ~ Scarborough Sharks Bronze ~ Burlington Barracudas

U13-A Gold Champions ~ North Bay Ice Boltz Silver ~ Burlington Barracudas Bronze ~ Toronto Leaside 3754

U13-BB Gold Champions ~ Sudbury Lady Wolves  Silver ~ London Devilettes Bronze ~

U13-B Gold Champions ~ Temiskaming Shores Silver ~ Lakeshore Lightning Bronze ~ Kitchener Lady Rangers

U13DS Gold Champions ~ Waterloo Ravens Silver ~ Kitchener Lady Rangers  Bronze ~ Aurora Panthers

U15-AA Gold Champions ~Peterborough  Silver ~ Nepean Wildcats  

U15-A Gold Champions ~ Peterborough  Silver ~ Leaside Harlow

U15-BB Gold Champions ~ Sault Silver ~ Temiskaming

U15-B Gold Champions ~ Owen Sound Silver ~ North Bay

U15DS Gold Champions ~ Central York Silver ~ Whitby Wolves

U18-AA Gold Champions ~ Toronto Leaside 3789  Silver ~ North Bay

U18-A Gold Champions ~ Toronto Leaside Loft 3753  Silver ~ Stoney Creek

U18-BB Gold Champions ~ Leaside Wildcats Gross  Silver ~ Ayr Rockets

U18-B Gold Champions ~ Mount Forest  Silver ~ Grand River

U18-DS Gold Champions ~ Oakville Hornets  Silver ~ Aurora Panthers


Divisions/Level Guaranteed Games Period Lengths Price
U09 A 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U09 B 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U09 C 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U09 HL 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U11 AA 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U11 A 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U11 BB 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U11 B 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U11 C 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U11 HL 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U13 AA 4 12-12-15 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U13 A 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U13 BB 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U13 B 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U13 C 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U13 HL 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U13 DS 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U15 AA 4 12-12-15 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U15 A 4 12-12-15 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U15 BB 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U15 B 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U15 C 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U15 HL 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U15 DS 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U18 AA 4 12-12-15 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U18 A 4 12-12-15 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U18 BB 4 12-12-15 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U18 B 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U18 C 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U18 DS 4 10-10-12 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
U22 A 4 12-12-15 $100.00 CAD /
$100.00 USD
  • 1073 Millwood Rd
  • Toronto, ON
  • Canada M4G1X6

Canlan Ice Sports Scarborough

  • 159 Dynamic Dr.
  • Scarborough, ON
  • Canada M1V 5L8

4 Pads & Restaurant

  • 989 Murray Ross Pkwy
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M3J 3M4

6 Pads full restaurant upstairs

Angela James

  • 165 Grenoble Dr
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M3C 3E7


Scotia Bank Pond

  • 57 Carl Hall Rd
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M3K 2B6

57 Carl Hall Rd, North York, ON M3K 2B6

  • 3600 Kingston Rd
  • Scarborough, ON
  • Canada M1M 1R9

Don Mills

  • 1030 Don Mills Rd
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M3C 1W6
  • 140 Commander Blvd.
  • Scarborough, ON
  • Canada M1S 3H7


  • 160 Neptune Dr
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M6A 1X4
  • 30 Sewells Rd.
  • Scarborough, ON
  • Canada M1B 3G5


  • 65 Orfus Rd.
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M6A 1L7

There are 2 main entrances:

  • 65 Orfus Rd to access Rink 1 and Rink 4
  • 67 Dufflaw to access Rink 2 and Rink 3

Mitchell Field

  • 89 Church Ave.
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M2N 6C9


  • 545 Van Horne Ave.
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M2J4S8


  • 23 Grandravine Dr.
  • North York, ON
  • Canada M3J1B3


TLGHA is pleased to partner with Sport-Travel as our official Tournament Accommodations provider.

All participating teams requiring housing for the tournament should utilize the services of Sport-Travel to participate in the tournament.

Please book via the link below or contact James Carr Hotel Procurement Manager  [email protected]

Phone: 519-433-6677 Ext 353 OR Toll-Free: 1-800-304-6346 EXT 353


- https://app.sport-travel.com/Tournaments/HotelList_Results_sr.php?eventid=77207


2024 rule coming soon


2023 Toronto Leaside Girls Hockey Tournament Rules OWHA Sanction #2223046


  1. 1-Hockey Canada and OWHA SUSPENSION rules shall apply where required. All Teams Must Register at Headquarters either before their first game in the event or directly after their first game. Any team using an OWHA Pickup Consent Form MUST bring this to Headquarters BEFORE your team’s first game in the event or email the documents before. Failing to do so may result in forfeiture of games.


  1. 2-All Regular games will consist of 3 periods (10 minute -10 minute-12 minutes), stop time with the exception of  U13AA, U15AA, U15A, U18A, U18BB, SRA will consist of 3 periods of (12 minute –12 minute -15 minute), stop time. LONGER GAME floods will take place between 2nd & 3rd periods for single games and flood EVERY 2 periods for back to back longer games.


  1. 3-There will be a 3 minute warm-up prior to each game. All games begin immediately upon completion of the 3 minute warm up. The game officials will supply a 1 minute warning to allow teams to prepare for opening face-off. The Clock will NOT stop until the first stoppage in play.


  1. 4-All teams MUST be available to play UP TO 20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Final Start times will be determined by the Arena Convenor at the game sheet sign in table


  1. 5-The OWHA minimum suspension guidelines will be strictly enforced. All suspensions will be enforced according to OWHA Constitution, By-laws, and Regulations & Rules.


  1. 6-Girls will shake hands after each game gloves on.


  1. 7-If the goal spread at any time of the third period reaches 5 goals, the clock will run until the spread is reduced to 3 goals, then stop time will resume.


  1. 8-One - 30 second timeout will be allowed for each team ONLY during Elimination - Quarter - Semifinal & Championship games only. Overtime is not a new game. There is NO TIMEOUT in Round Robin Games.


  1. 9-A “Hockey Canada” maximum of 17 skaters and 2 goaltenders may in any game. Teams may not exceed their Official roster total.


  1. 10-A player may only participate with one designated team in a tournament and may only participate in one tournament on any date.


  1. 11-To be eligible to participate in the tournament, the participant’s name must appear on the team roster form submitted with the entry form. Changes to the roster must be made in writing and will not be permitted after registration prior to the first game. Players on Ontario teams must be registered with the OWHA. The OWHA “Pickup Consent” forms will be honored and must be included where necessary based on OWHA Rules.


  1. 12-Teams will be awarded 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie and zero (0) points for a loss.


  1. 13-Standings after the round robin will be calculated on the basis of the points awarded as per Rule # 12. In the event of a tie, the following criteria will be used to break the tie:


  1. 13A-Winner between the tied teams when they played head-to-head. (Applies to 2 Way ties only, 3 or more teams tied start with tied breaker 13b.)


  1. 13B-Percentage as calculated by dividing team’s total “Goals For” by the SUM of the team’s “Goals for and Goals Against”.  TGF / (GF+GA) = % (See Chart)


  1. 13C-Fewest Goals Against.


  1. 13D-Most Goals For.


  1. 13E-Fewest Penalty Minutes.


  1. 13F-Coin Toss.


  1. 13G-Follow Tie breaking rules in Order. Once a Tie Breaking Rule has been used or is not applicable it cannot be used again.


  1. 14- U9 DIVISIONS: After 3RR Games teams will be reseeded to advance to Finals or Consolation Games


  1. 15- 4 Team Divisions: After 3 RR Games teams will advance to Semi Finals winner to Championship Finals



  1. 16- 5 Team Divisions: 1st & 2nd place teams overall will advance to the Championship Finals.


  1. 17- 6 Team Divisions: After round robin play each team will be ranked 1st through 6th. With 1st & 2nd place teams overall will advance directly to the Semi Finals, while 3rd through 6th will advance to Elimination games with the winners advancing to the Semi Finals. Winner of the Semi Finals will advance to the Championship Finals,


  1. 18- 8 Team Divisions: 2 pools of 4 teams, after round robin play each team will be ranked 1st through 4th. Each team will advance to their perspective Quarter Final with the winners advancing to the Semi Finals.  Winner of the Semi Finals will advance to the Championship Finals



  1. 19- 12 Team Divisions: 2 pool of 6 teams.  After round robin play each team will be ranked 1st through 6th. 5th and 6th place in each pool will play a consolation game.  1st through 4th in each pool will advance to their perspective Quarter Finals. The winners will advance to the Semi Finals.  The winners of the Semi Finals will advance to the Championship Finals.


  1. 20- Home teams must wear light colored jerseys where possible. In the event of a conflict, the home team must change their jerseys. Visiting teams will advise opposing team of any conflict 30 minutes prior to game time. Pinnies may be used as required.



  1. 21- IF a team(s) remove prior to the event (up to 72 hrs. before) every opportunity will be made to find a replacement team. If however a team cannot be found where One or BOTH teams are unable to ice a team, or facilities breakdown / malfunction or game cancellation due to inclement weather, COVID and PHU or Provincials orders prevent teams from attending we will unfortunately NOT be able to reschedule the game.  If unable to reschedule the game(s) will be considered as an Official OWHA Forfeiture score. It will be recorded as either 5-0 for a “single team no show” or if both teams are unable the score will be recorded as a Hockey Canada Forfeiture of a 0-0 tie for both teams to assist in determining rankings to find a divisional winner as required in conjunction with tie breaking rules. Tournament organizers and committees are not liable or responsible for acts of God and unforeseen events mechanical breakdowns, causing the cancellation of any part of whole if this event. ONLY 1 team official will sign the game sheet prior to each game.


  1. 22-Flooding of the ice will occur at the end of each game or as required and may be deferred BY the Arena Convenor at their discretion to avoid curfew scenarios.


  1. 23- It is the team’s responsibility to ensure a clean dressing room is left upon completion of their game. All teams are requested to vacate the dressing room 30 minutes or less after their game is completed


  1. ­­­­­24- The decisions of the Tournament Officials are final with no appeals!



BE TAKEN ON ICE DUE TO Municipality & City Insurance Regulations.


**Championship Awards and Medals WILL BE Presented Off-ice by Tournament Officials due PHU and insurance

We thank you for your anticipated support in this matter.





2023 Toronto Leaside GHA Overtime Rules



Elimination, Quarter Finals, Semi-final and Championship games are played to a winner.



In the event of a tie at the end of regulation time a SUDDEN VICTORY FIVE (5) MINUTE OVERTIME will commence.


-Overtime will be played 4-on-4, plus goalies


-Any penalties being served at the end of regulation time will carry over to the overtime period.  


Example 1: If a team is one player short, then overtime will start 4-on-3


Example 2: If a team is 2 players short, they OT will start 5-on-3. On ice strength will be adjusted back to 4-on-4, as per OT rules, at stoppages of play after the penalties expire.



-If a penalty is assessed to one team during the overtime period, play shall resume 4-on-3


-Should a second penalty be assessed to the same team, play will resume 5-on-3 until the expiry of the first penalty.


-If the penalty expires during play, the player shall return to the ice and teams will play 5-on-4 until the next stoppage of play, at which point the on-ice strength will be adjusted to 4-on-3, etc.


-At no time will a team have fewer than 3 skaters (plus goalie) on the ice 


-Teams will play 4 on 4 plus goalies.  Players may be changed at any time. Goalies may be “pulled” at any time and a substitute player from the bench may be used.


Penalties do NOT expire at the end of regulation time.


-If still tied, a shoot out will occur.


-Each team MUST designate 3 shooters (S1, S2, S3) on the game sheet BEFORE the start of the game.

- Any player(s) serving a penalty at the end of overtime will not be eligible to participate in the shoot out and MUST remain in the penalty box.  The coach must designate a shooter(s) to take her place(s) immediately at the end of regulation time.



-If a predetermined shooter is unable due to health or injury that specific # shooter will be replaced immediately from the bench not using any other predetermined shooter #.  The injured or unhealthy player will no longer be able to participate in shootout.



-All players except shooter and goalies will be on the bench TO START. 



-Shooters from both teams will shoot at the same time starting at the centre ice red line. 



-Once a player has shot, they will go directly to the penalty box.



-This is a BEST OF 3 Shootout.



-If still tied, each team will designate one shooter at a time until there is a winner. 



-A player may not shoot for a second time until all players on the game sheet signed (except goalies) have shot.



-A penalty assessed in regular time will carry forward to the overtime period.  Therefore, the player will not come out of the box.



BE TAKEN ON ICE DUE TO Municipality & City Insurance Regulations.


Championship Awards and Medals WILL BE Presented Off-ice by Tournament Officials due to insurance

We thank you for your anticipated support in this matter.