Our season gets underway on Saturday, September 22, 2018. Fundamentals and Learn To Play programs begin that weekend, and teams in Minor Novice, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget will have their first practices and games. The fall session of Introduction To Hockey begins on Thursday, September 27, 2018, and our Weekday Fundamentals program begins on Friday, September 28, 2018.
We are experiencing our annual late-August spike in registrations, which means that House League rosters have not yet been finalized. We will be contacting coaches by Thursday, September 6, 2018, and families should expect to hear from their daughters’ coaches by Sunday, September 9, 2018. Once the rosters have been set, we will finalize the schedule for September–December, which will be posted on the website in early September.
If your daughter is registered in one of our extra-fee skills programs, note that Greer’s Power Skating programs begin on Wednesday, September 26, 2018. Two other programs—Sandy Sampson’s Skills for Serious Goalies and Jessica Hartwick’s High-Performance Skills—begin the following week, on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. A few spaces remain in these programs; visit our Skills page for more information. Our Boot Camps begin on Sunday, September 30, 2018 (Novice, Peewee, Bantam/Midget) and Wednesday, October 3, 2018 (Atom).
A note for volunteers: We will be holding our annual meeting for coaches, assistants, and trainers in Atom, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. We will be holding a separate meeting for Novice and Minor Novice volunteers on Monday, September 17, 2018. Both meetings will be held at Northlea United Church, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Greer will be hosting her annual Rusty Coaches’ Skate and Clinic at Leaside on Saturday, September 15, 2018. This pre-season tune-up is open to all volunteers. As usual, we are thrilled that so many parents have volunteered for positions on the bench this year. We are still looking for volunteers to serve as convenors for some programs, particularly our Tournament and Minor Novice programs. If you’re interested and would like to find out more, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.