Our mission is to give all children the opportunity to play the game of hockey regardless of the economic state of their family.


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FOH is involved in many community activities. Click here to view galleries from various events.

Special thanks to Dennis Wideman

Dennis was instrumental in obtaining the initial support of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams program.

Welcome to Friends of Hockey

Friends of Hockey was formed in 2009 to provide assistance to families who could not otherwise place their children in minor hockey. Upon inception of the FOH organization, the National Hockey League Players Association (NHLPA) agreed to fund 25 sets of new equipment each year through its Goals & Dreams program.

FOH is a private organization that is proud to fund all or part of a child's hockey costs (registration, equipment, etc.) in the strictest of confidence. We believe that every child in Woolwich has the right to play hockey, and we want to help deserving kids lace up. For information about how you can donate either funds or equipment to FOH, see the Sponsorship/Donations page.

Used Equipment Swap Set for September 8th and 9th at the Woolwich Memorial Centre

Friends of Hockey is hosting an equipment swap from 4-7pm on both Tuesday September 8th and Wednesday September 9th. Bring your gently used equipment to donate or exchange. FOH has collected used equipment throughout the summer and there will be a lot of gear to choose from. Read More.

Richard Rank Charity Game Set for Sunday February 1

Come out on Sunday February 1st to support the Richard Rank Charity Game as the Sugar Kings take on the Cambridge Winter Hawks. Game time is 2pm! Game worn jerseys will be auctioned off following the game, with proceeds going to Friends of Hockey. For more information, see the Sugar Kings website.

Great Community Support from Home Hardware

Friends of Hockey would like to thank Home Hardware Stores Limited for a very generous donation of Hockey Equipment. Home Hardware donated equipment used within an advertising shoot to Friends of Hockey. This equipment will be provided to players in our community wwho could not otherwise afford to suit up. Thank you Home Hardware for supporting Friends of Hockey and our community.

2012 Randy Wilkin Memorial Ride

The Memorial Ride in memory of Randy Wilkin will be held again this year. For more information about the ride, call Neil Freeman at 519-588-3462, or Ron Arndt at 519-503-7895. The ride will run Saturday, July 21, with registration beginning at 9:00 a.m.


Hungry Man's Breakfast

Set for Sunday April 15 at the Elmira Legion from 8:30 to 1pm with all proceeds going to Friends of Hockey. Come on out, have a great breakfast and support a great cause!


PIB Insurance Brokers Sponsors FOH

A giant thank-you to PIB Insurance Brokers for their generous $2500 sponsorship toward FOH and their continued support of children in need.

FOH Supports the Woolwich Hockey Academy

Friends of Hockey is pleased to announce continued support for the Woolwich Hockey Academy. Returning for a second year, the Woolwich Hockey Academy is a full day hockey-focused camp with 2 on-ice and 2 off-ice sessions a day. Programs are offered for Tyke, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget levels. The Academy is located at the beautiful Woolwich Memorial Recreation Centre in Elmira. The players use the whole facility and all it has to offer. The Hockey School's main focus is skill development on and off the ice. Mastering the essential skills of skating , shooting and puck handling on the ice and building speed, agility and power off the ice is the goal. The programs are conducted in a fun and enjoyable learning environment to show the players that hard work can be fun. The players will track their own improvement and push to see how better they can be. Registration is now open for 2012 summer programs.

2011 Randy Wilkin Memorial Ride

About 40 riders participated in the Randy Wilkin Memorial ride, raising approximately $1,700 to help families in need meet the costs of participating in minor hockey. Wilkin, a driver with Cherrey Bus Lines of Drayton, was killed near Fort McMurray, Alberta in 2008 when the bus he was in collided with a truck. To honour Wilkin, a hockey fan and community-minded person, it was important for the ride organizers to include hisĀ  passions in the fundraising event. All proceeds were donated to FOH and were used to help kids play hockey in the community who couldn't otherwise afford to do so. View the gallery from these events.