Hockey in 2021 Mar 13th, 2021 Posted By: Art Bevis

New Direction Hockey is working with the town of Newmarket to safely bring adult recreational hockey back to the Magna Center for the summer 2021 season. The curve is flattening and we have cautious optimism that we will be able to get things going as soon as the province gives us the go ahead. We have re-structured our league to align with accepted safe COVID protocols and ready to go when given the ok.

Our ice time allotment will be much less and we will be reducing the number of Teams on each night. Registrations are on the site so fill them out and get them to me. I will be dating them as they are received in my inbox. Teams will qualify on a first come, first served basis (returning teams will have priority on any new registrations). All teams that have previously remitted deposits will be given a 100 per cent guarantee for placement in the 2021 summer season, priority scheduling and a rate reduction to thank you for your ongoing support, allegiance, and conviction.

Stay safe on and off the ice.
Hope to see you soon.

Art Bevis

The New Direction Hockey Way Jun 28th, 2020 Posted By: Art Bevis

In these unprecedented times, we remain hopeful that we will continue our summer hockey programs in 2021, again playing at The Magna Center in Newmarket. MAGNA is one of the finest facilities for Ice Hockey anywhere and we are proud to be part of the team there in the summer months. Along with a top notch facility to play out of, New Direction Hockey is dedicated first and foremost to the safety of its players. This means strictly enforced non-contact hockey with a zero tolerance policy. We provide a competitive league in a safe and friendly environment for people who have to go to work in the morning. Please carefully read and familiarize yourself and your team with our rules.

Men's Adult Hockey programs are organized from a select few Ice Hockey facilities in and around the G.T.A. The emphasis is usually based on the numbers' game, with very little importance geared toward quality. Most Hockey teams are now recognizing this and are searching out for the best available place to play. Loyalty and dedication from a full team of quality people lays a strong foundation to a successful Men's League. It is my goal to enhance that reputation and maximize our standing with as many hockey players possible.

The New Direction Hockey philosophy has a very positive reputation in the recreational hockey industry and has been in operation for several decades. Along with a team of quality people that, together, we have over 80 years of experience in the "sphere" of recreational hockey.

In the G.T.A. the industry is a lot smaller than you may imagine. Recreational Hockey in the GTA is a very tight group. Team reps do their homework in this day and age. They want service, service, service and GOOD VALUE. They want the right people to provide this, and they know who is good and who is not. Teams and reps need a "heads up" as to the quality of people running their night out with the boys.

Hockey programs build successfully with the needs of the players being first and foremost. I remain confident that our high level of success will continue for us in this industry. I will continue to direct my energy toward a common goal of an unconditional commitment to you, to continuing to represent the best organized Men's Recreational Hockey Program in the G.T.A. I am forever grateful for your undying support.

With Sincerity,

Art Bevis
Compare and register on line at www.newdirectionhockey.com


Connor McDavid - NDH PROUD Feb 22nd, 2020 Posted By: Art Bevis

Wow, what an amazing beginning to, what promises to be, a record breaking career. Connor McDavid was back playing with NDH in 2018 for his fourth summer season with New Direction Hockey, We didnt see Connor in 2019, as he was rehabilitating from his horrendous injury at the end of the 2018 season. His great play and positive attitude, along with his tremendous support of New Direction Hockey, has attracted several other great names that have chosen to come and play some puck with us week after week in Newmarket. Great players such as Leafs' Travis Dermott and Jordan Subban, World juniors 4 goal scorer and first rounder to the Flyers, Morgan Frost, the Av's Captain, Gabriel Landeskog, Minnesota's Ryan Murphy, Darren Archbald, recently traded to Ottawa. Phil Giuseppe, who was picked up by Nashville from Carolina, Malcolm Subban, and James Livingston have chosen NDH to play in summer 2017. We are also very proud to announce that our very own DYLAN SIKURA WAS ONE OF THE TOP PROSPECTS TO CANADA'S 2018 OLYMPIC TEAM and most recently played for the Blackhawks in the 2019 Outdoor Classic hockey game at Notre Dame Stadium. It was sad to see  Josh Leivo  traded from the Leafs. but he is doing so well in Vancouver. Go Josh Go!!. So, now we have two NHL CAPTAINS, an Olympic Athlete and we would also like to congratulate NDH all-star and World Cup u18 GOLD medalist QUINTON BYFIELD, who also plays with us in the league .... what an honour!!  Its great fun watching the caliber of hockey that is played in our PREMIER ELITE division on Wednesday nights. Come check it out.... 

We, at NDH, certainly wish great success to all the players that are reaching for the stars in so many hockey cities in North America, and hopefully we will, once again, see all thes tremendous athletes year after year with New Direction Hockey at the Magna Center. Good Luck !!


Great recruits for NDH Jan 25th, 2017 Posted By: Art Bevis

New Direction Hockey!

Thank You to MOLSON CANADA Jan 25th, 2017 Posted By: Art Bevis

Please continue to frequent the following "Watering Holes" - Remember to order MOLSONS MOLSONS AND MORE MOLSONS                                                                                                                                                                       

SNEAKERS UPTOWN AT 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket        

TOM & JERRY’S BISTRO at 17335 Yonge Street, (905) 853-2345) IN NEWMARKET

St Louis Bar and Grill – 17074 Leslie St. www.stlouiswings.com

AW SHUCKS -15230 Yonge St, Aurora -  www.awshucks.ca

BALDWINS RESTAURANT -  www.baldwinsrestaurant.com

THE GREY GOAT - thegreygoatpg@gmail.com

ROCKFORDS - rockfords@live.com 


Zero Tolerance on Malice Nov 26th, 2013 Posted By: Art Bevis

Don't forget to remind all your players that if they lose their mind on or off the ice, they will lose the priviledge to play hockey in this league. Teams learn very quickly that we mean business.

If you have any members of your team that you think may be an issue early or later in the schedule, tell them to stay home NOW.   They will embarrass you down the road, trust me !!



Stop Concussions Feb 5th, 2013 Posted By: Art Bevis

Art Bevis and New Direction Hockey has joined in support with Former Philadelphia Flyers captain, Keith Primeau with respect to the launch of www.stopconcussions.com
“With the increase in concussions and neurotrauma injuries, www.stopconcussions.com was created to educate parents, players and coaches in all sports in order to give sport back a conscience, to protect athletes worldwide.” Please link onto the site and begin to understand how fatal that this injury can be to you and to your family.......Play safe!!