South Muskoka Shield
Tier II Junior 'A' Hockey Club
Est. 2006


Location

Gravenhurst, Ontario is a is in the heart of cottage country in the world-famous Muskokas. Located 2 hours North of Toronto, the beautiful South Muskoka region has 12,000 residents who certainly love their hockey. In Muskoka, the Shield players are all well known and really become a part of the community. The players and staff participate in a number of community events and assist a number of community groups throughout the season through volunteering. 

Arena

The Shield home arena is the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre.  Located in the arena is the Shield Private Dressing Room, weight room, swimming pool and gymnasium. The Shield also have a coach’s office and pro shop/equipment room. The South Muskoka Shield logo is proudly displayed at Centre ice.

The Spartans have great support every night, averaging 200 fans per game in the regular season and over 400 to 500 fans per game in the playoffs.

Training Facility and Off Ice Training

Every Shield player has a  gym membership to the weight room inside the arena. The fitness centre is a modern facility with top level weight and cardio equipment as well as a pool and basketball court. The Shield have fitness testing upon arrival and weekly team sessions to work on areas of weakness and improve overall conditionin.

Games and Practices

The Shield play 42 Regular Season Games, Exhibition Games, GMHL Showcase Tournament in Niagara Falls, Ontario and the GMHL Playoffs. In total, players will play a minimum of 42 Games and as many as 70 depending on playoff performance.

The Shield train daily on-ice with an average of 3-4 practice per week.

Billeting

Players are billeted with local families in the South Muskoka region. The cost of billeting is $600 CAD per month.

Player Promotion

If you are looking for a junior hockey program that will prepare you and assist you in advancing to the next level, then we are the program for you. The Shield high success rate of moving players on to the next level is due to the professional level coaching on a day-to-day basis that players receive. It is also due to the effort of the Shield staff in using its large network of college and professional contacts all over the world to find players a place to play.  The Shield are committed to developing players to advance and succeed at the next level as players and young men. The Shield organization has helped over 40 players advance to college or professional hockey.

Program Cost: 

Each Player pays a registration fee to play for the Shield. This fee covers all league costs, busing to every game, meals after every road game, ice costs, gym membership and the Shield Apperal Package.