About

MMRHL provides Guidance and Counsel

Markham Men’s Recreational Hockey League, also known as the MMRHL, began it operations in 1977-78 and, in 2012-13, we celebrated our 35th year as a non profit grassroots organization providing a recreation opportunity for adult residents of the City of Markham, both past and present.

Originally formed as a 6 team league

With 96 participants, we have grown to 22 teams with over 350 members. Registration is limited to those who have attained the age of thirty in their year of application. We have 3 divisions determined by age and, at our 35th anniversary celebrations, it was announced that these divisions have been renamed the Metzler, Mara and Oliver divisions in honour of Jim Metzler, Jim Mara and Chuck Oliver who were original executive members of the league. Our annual Mowling Golf Tournament, held in May, is named in honour of Keith Mowling who was also an original executive member.

Our season commences in mid September and ends the first week in April with our annual tournament. Games are played Sunday evenings at both Centennial and Mt. Joy Arenas.

MMRHL provides Guidance and Counsel

At the request of Markham Parks and recreation, MMRHL provides guidance and counsel regarding the future direction of all recreational activities within the city. Also, as an active member of the Markham Sport Council, MMRHL supports their efforts to promote sport as an integral component of daily life. In 2008, Mayor Frank Scarpitti, acting on behalf of the Council, presented MMRHL with an Award of Achievement recognizing our contribution of 30 years to the recreational needs of our citizens.

Over the years our league has contributed over $100,000 to local charities.

Heart

Provide and Foster

To provide, foster and promote recreational non contact hockey for all men who wish to play, regardless of race, colour, creed or ability.
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Promote

To promote and protect the interests of its members.
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Positive Competition

To promote and regulate positive competition in league play.
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Our Teams

To promote the good name of Markham through our teams.
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Meet Standards

To ensure that members meet standards of conduct expected of members of the MMRHL.
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Review

The continuing registration status of each member will be subject to the review of the Executive of the league.

League Executives and Division Representatives

Donating time to keep MMRHL up to the standards we hold and
keeping the unruly divisions in order is no simple task.

Registrar & Referee - In-Chief
Chuck Oliver

Finance & Sponsorship & Parks & Recreation - Equipment
Mike Fiztpatrick

Discipline Chairman
Bruce Smith

Discipline Chairman & 
“B” Division Convenor
Rob Ambrose

“A” Division Convenor
Dr. Mike Poschar

“C” Division Convenor
Bruce Smith

Hall of Fame

Tom
Berube
Bernie
Borden
Bob
Carswell
Dave
Clark
Ron
Dalley
John
Drury
Fred
Forsythe
Don
Fraser (Fraz)
Leo
Gregga
Peter
Lind (Pistol)
Dennis
MacDonnell
Jim
Mara
Peter
Neufeld
Bruce
Patterson
Ted
Rainey
Mike
Roach
Eamon
Ryan
Don
Tallis
Jim
Vollmar
Bob
Demers
Robin
Short