About Us (St. Catharines Female Hockey Association)

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St. Catharines CYO Minor Hockey introduced a girl’s hockey program back in 1995. In 2008, the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association officially sanctioned the merger of the St. Catharines CYO Chaos Rep Hockey Association and the St. Catharines CYO Girls House League to form the St. Catharines Female Hockey Association (SCFHA). The only all-female hockey association in St. Catharines, the SCFHA – branded as the Jr. Badgers, offers both a house-league and rep (travel) program for girls aged 4 to 21 years of age as well as our Senior House League for women of all ages wanting a place to play the game.

In 2013, the SCFHA announced a partnership with Brock University Athletics on a long-term mutual agreement that will benefit both organizations in terms of training, promotions and shared resources. Thanks to the partnership, SCFHA competitive/travel rep teams will now be known as the Brock Jr. Badgers. They will wear the Brock Athletics colours of navy, red and white, and sport the Brock “Badger” logo on their home and away jerseys. The SCFHA house league teams will also wear the Jr. Badger logo on their jerseys.

A unique feature about the Jr. Badgers program is its partnership with the Brock University women’s varsity hockey team, and its head coach Margot Page. Throughout the season Brock players attend Jr. Badger practices at all levels, assisting in drills and player-development. It’s a benefit to both organizations. “Obviously from the Jr. Badgers side, the girls get to interact with great female role models at their practices, and our girls get a reminder of why they started playing the game in the first place,” said Page. “Our varsity players love going to the practices and helping the younger girls learn the game,” Page explained.