Metro Club Hockey League Launched!

MCHL – Hockey NL Eastern Zone Members

Avalon Minor Hockey Association
Bell Island Minor Hockey Association
Conception Bay Regional Minor Hockey Association
Goulds Minor Hockey Association
Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association
Northeast Minor Hockey Association
Paradise Minor Hockey Association
Southern Shore Minor Hockey Association
St. John’s Minor Hockey Association


June 30 2023

Eastern Zone minor hockey Associations re-launch recreational Club hockey in Metro

Minor hockey players and families in Hockey NL’s Eastern Zone will have plenty of reasons to anticipate the upcoming 2023-24 hockey season!  

Nine (9) member Associations of Hockey NL’s Eastern Zone are pleased to announce exciting changes to the league administration, team management, branding and promotion of one of the province’s largest minor hockey leagues.  Today, the Metro Club Hockey League (MCHL) will officially launch as the re-named Interlocking House League (IHL) and provide an enhanced home base for recreational Club hockey league administration in the Eastern Zone.  

The MCHL will be administered under a new website,, powered by Teamsnap.  The re-launch project features a fresh look with a modernized logo / colors, Teamsnap League administration, and full version Mobile app access for all registered players and families.

The Teamsnap engine will bring many benefits including;

  • Modernized, responsive web design with improved viewing on mobile devices
  • Improved navigation and schedule lookup
  • Convenient access to league standings
  • News feature to post timely league updates and highlights
  • Improved communication with players and families via Teamsnap Mobile app, email, chat and text
  • Convenient tools for coaches and families to share updates, schedule changes and general team activities
  • Additional features listed in the Teamsnap web features page here;

As in prior years, players will register in Minor Divisions (U11, U13, U15, and U18) with their home Association and the team will be added to the MCHL Teamsnap system.  Teamsnap’s full version mobile app will serve as a primary tool for League communication, availability updates, team communication, and game scheduling.  

Teamsnap is a leading provider of youth sports league and team management.  The system and mobile app tools are designed for users to save time in league administration and team communication. Examples of Teamsnap’s innovative, time-saving features;

  • Parents: Receive instant notification when there is a schedule change or cancellation, share game photos, post live scoring during games or post-game reports for parent who missed the game, communicate easily with fellow parents or team staff via email or chat, indicate player availability via app and eliminate emails
  • Coaches: Need to know who is in or out for upcoming games and practices? Use the built in ‘Player Availability’ function to know who is showing up ahead of time and share the lines, schedule changes made by League instantly reflected in schedule and pushed out to all team member – no more emailing!
  • Team Managers: Use the built-in payment system to collect fees for tournaments or events, use the mobile app to schedule your own team events and track attendance

League Administrator, Ms. Genny Spearing, will serve as the League Commissioner and Coaches, Team Managers, and Association Division Directors will have full access to the system to contribute towards the smooth operation of the League.

MCHL features 90+ teams and 1,400+ players from HNL sanctioned Eastern Zone Minor member Associations; Avalon, Bell Island, CBR, Goulds, Mount Pearl, Paradise, Northeast, Southern Shore and St. John’s.  Girls hockey will continue to be administered via Don Johnson Hockey League and the Metro recreational league.   MCHL provides an outstanding opportunity for recreational level Minor players to wear their Association’s sweater, improve skills, and compete in a full season minor hockey league in U11, U13, U15, and U18 divisions.   MCHL’s primary goal is to follow player development guidelines set forth by Hockey NL and Hockey Canada, ensuring a competitive and fair environment for all participants. 

Metro Club Hockey League proudly advances the tradition of providing a platform for Metro’s recreational youth hockey players.  Among the many benefits, MCHL will deliver Club level competition and rivalries, teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.

MCHL action will resume in Fall 2023 following team selection and initial phase of League scheduling.

Additional updates will be posted in the ‘News’ section of the website.  For additional information, please connect via email,

Ms. Genny Spearing, League Administrator
Metro Club Hockey League


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