Club Oxford Hockey
Tillsonburg's Competitive NBC League, since 1983
How to Get Started in Club O
Oxford Hockey League will be accepting new players for the upcoming season.
Application forms can be printed from our 'Registration' page.
Forms are also available at the Oxford Source for Sports store if you don't have access to a printer.
The registration fee of $150 should be attached to your form and left at Source for Sports.
E-transfers can be made to email@example.com
Anyone not drafted to a team will have this fee refunded. Sometimes we don't have room to accomodate everyone.
If not placed on a team you will join our 'spare list' and be called to fill in for other players who have to miss a game.
The per game fee for spares and full-time players is $10
We will be holding a "Rookie Skate" to evaluate new players on Sunday October 1st at 7:15 pm on the Community Rink.
New players need to be registered prior to this date.
This is a refereed scrimmage so full equipment must be worn. There is a $10 fee for this ice time.
Draft, for coaches only, will be held on Wednesday, following the Rookie Skate, upstairs at the Carriage Hall starting at 7pm.
League play begins on Wednesday October 11th
How We Operate
The league uses a draft system in which player-coaches are allowed to protect their goalie and two other players from the previous season. We will be running two divisions composed of 4 teams in 'A' and 8 teams in 'B'.
Players who were full-time the previous season have a place in the league guaranteed, provided they meet the registration requirements. New players undrafted are placed on the Spare List and are called to fill in for players who are ill, injured, or working shifts. Over the course of the season several players from the Spare List are placed on teams as full-time players to replace those who cannot continue.
Games are played on Sunday and Wednesday evenings.
The $150 registration fee covers such items as the cost of new socks, pucks, sweater cleaning and replacement, photocopying, league insurance, team and individual awards and our year-end golf and meal. As well we provide financial support for the 'Hockey 4 Everone' program. The $10 game fee helps pay for ice rental, timekeeper, and referees. We pay by the game so if you have to miss due to illness, injury, family or work commitments a spare player can take your place and pay your game fee. Players who do not get drafted will have their registration fee refunded.
"A" Division Champions 2023 - Team Fody
Front : Ryan
Dayman, Tommy Lee, Matt Wight, JayMcKenzie
Back : Shane Balcomb, Adam Vandepoele, Chris Fody, Chris Sanders, Kevin VanKooten, Marty Friedrich,
Justin Zylstra, Jeremy Hilliard, Brandon Sawatzky
"B" Division Champions 2023 - Airmount Farms
Front: Josh Stubbs,
Kris Vannoord, Rhiley Ingalls, Tyler Zylstra
Middle: Blair Kersten, Patrick Cottrell, Hayden Payne, Dustin McElhinney, JJ Harden, Denis Lenane
Back: Matt Snow, Wayne Hare, Joel Rennie
M.I.A. Zack Alton
and Tom Touzin
"B" Division Consolation Champs 2023 - Precision
Front: Ryan Austin,
Cody Wilson, Kevin Gauthier, Nolan Collard, Mike Haegens, Chris VanKasteren
Back: Drew Wilson, James Rockx, Devon McDonald, Matt Vanbesien, Cory Smith, Matt Gilbert, Alex Huys, Steve Tulloch
A Bit of History
The Club Oxford Hockey League was started in 1983 by Terry Peacock, Cam McKnight
and Mathew Weber. In 1998 the league management was turned over to Kim Alexander. In
1999 we legalized the slapshot and allowed unlimited stick curve. In 2001 the
traditional year-end banquet was changed to a golf and party day. If you didn't
win at hockey maybe you could take home a prize for the longest drive !
In 2002 we adopted the "low-tolerance" hooking rule which added to
the flow of the game and kept tempers under control. 2003 was the year
of the arena renovations and the beginning of new sweater styles. In 2004 we
received a new sweater room that has artwork done by Karen Partlo on the doorway
to show the Club Oxford logo. In 2005 we voted to remove the center line for
2-line passing and have gone to a "zero-tolerance" for hooking to
open up the game a little more. Since 2006 we have been operating under the
lead of Hockey Canada by placing a stricter emphasis on stick infractions and
other tactics which impede a player's progress. For 2007 we have implemented
a 3 on 3 sudden-death overtime to settle tie games. In 2008 we reached
our fundraising goal of $30 000 for the Arena Renovation Project. Players
should be proud of the fact that they have made a significant contribution to
In 2009 we started a new project called "Hockey for Everyone". This campaign is designed to assist families by providing equipment, ice time and instruction, all at no cost. The program is for local boys and girls in grades 3 to 8 who are not enrolled in minor hockey. This runs from January until the end of March. Several of these kids continue on to play Spring League 3 on 3 which is also funded by Club O and other donors.
Our 2020 season was impacted by covid restrictions but we adapted and created a 3rd division to meet the requirements.
Our rosters were reduced to 10 skaters and we adopted "blue-line icing" to reduce stoppages.
Unfortunately our playoffs were cut short by the pandemic so no champions were declared.
We finished our 2021/22 season later than usual but managed to complete it.
We are now looking forward to our 40th year of operation.
*Special thanks to my "Director of Operations", Jeff Gwyn who makes this all possible.