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

Sports Online 519 Video

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View our photo galleries

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. Read more.

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.

Support the ESK Charity Game!

On January 22nd 2023 at 2pm the Elmira Sugar Kings are hosting their annual charity game versus the Listowel Cyclones! Friends of Hockey is very proud to partner with Bauer Homes (Charity Game Jersey Sponsors) and the Elmira Sugar Kings as this year's beneficiary of the jersey auction proceeds.

We'd like to send a special thank you to the Elmira Sugar Kings for supporting Friends of Hockey's initiative to help families in our community.

Annual Equpiment Swap

Friends of Hockey hosts an annual equipment swap mid-January and mid-August at the Annual Woolwich Fall Program & Sports Info Night that takes place at the Woolwich Memorial Centre. Each year, FOH has a great selection of new and used hockey equipment available for all ages and sizes. Bring your gently used equipment and swamp for the right-sized equipment for the upcoming season.

Read More and click here to read the January 2023 article in the Woolwich Observer with additional details on the upcoming swap.

FOH Supports the Woolwich Sunrays

Friends of Hockey are proud supporters of the Woolwich Sunray Hockey Program.

Interested in Special Hockey? For a fulfilling volunteer opportunity with minimal time commitment, please contact us at woolwichsunrays@gmail.com or call 519-590-3555. Refer to the Woolwich Minor Hockey website.