In January of 1979 The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Queens Own Cameron Highlanders, 402 Air Squadron Bears, members of the local DND military reserve units, who were playing exhibition games up to that point, decided to make it official and begun to play within the rules of a League. The Winnipeg Reserves Hockey Association was born. The addition of the 735 Communication Regiment and games with the Winnipeg based 2nd Battalion PPCLI at the time, made for a good base of what it took to organize an League.
After many years of competition in the Military League. 1982 saw the evolvution to the present day Winnipeg Central Hockey League.
After a brief amalgamation with the River City Hockey League in 1992, we were known as the River City Central Hockey League. This partnership ended in 1994 and the league reverted back to the Winnipeg Central Hockey League.
The WCHL has a long and outstanding reputation in the City of Winnipeg as a premier adult recreational league. We provide a non-contact, slap shot game and are host to over 70 teams and over 1200 members
The WCHL offers the following to its teams.
Affiliation with the “Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association” http://www.carhahockey.ca/.
32 Game schedule
Season starts 2nd week of October.
Playoffs beginning in march.
Two qualified officials and timekeeper each game.
Can assist in complete uniform orders.
Official reports, standings, etc.
Individual prizes & awards. (league finalists)
Team championship photo.
Limited # of carded players allowed. (Ask us for details)
Our goal at WCHL is to ensure that every game is played, and that no one has to default because they were not able to find a goalie or equipment to use. To ensure that the listed goaltenders will help out when needed, we will continually update this list and ensure phone numbers & e-mails do work. This list is provided by the WCHL as a courtesy to our teams and the individual goalie. Issues of no shows, ability and cost are between the team and the goalie. If teams do have issues of a goalie not showing up please let us know. Goalies listed above are in no way paying the League any sort of membership fee.