Program Description

   

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION - REGISTRATION

Divisions/Programs

The following is a description of the programs offered for Minor Hockey. Players are registered according to their birth date, as of December 31st of the current year. The “U” means “Under” For example if your child is 4 (as of December 31) – he/she registers for U5. If your child is 5 (as of December 31st) – he/she registers for U6

 

U5 (4 years of age as of December 31st, 2022)

U5 is offered once a week (Saturday Morning). This program is designed to develop basic skills (skating) and build confidence. A progressive, learn to play program where children will learn through practice drills and skill sessions – puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined one step at a time

U6 (5 years of age as of December 31st, 2022)

U6 is offered once a week (Saturday Morning). This program is designed to develop basic skills (skating) and build confidence. A progressive, learn to play program where children will learn through practice drills and skill sessions – puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined one step at a time

U7 (6 years of age as of December 31st, 2022)

U7 is offered once a week (Saturday Morning). This program is designed to develop basic skills (skating) and build confidence. A progressive, learn to play program where children will learn through practice drills and skill sessions – puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined one step at a time

U9 ( 7 and 8 years of age as of December 31st, 2022)

U9 players are on the ice 3 times a week (Saturday and Sunday Mornings and either Tuesday or Thursday Evening) Ice times are determined by player groupings. This program is a progressive learn to play technique curriculum for 7 and 8 year olds. . Through practice drills and skill sessions, as well as informal games, players will improve on basic skills (skating, puck control, passing and shooting) and build confidence through a fun and positive environment

U11 (9 and 10 years of age as of December 31st, 2022

U11 House (C) League is a recreational program and involves a range of skills and levels of play. Teams in the community tend to be more balanced for more fair play. Players will have one home practice and one home game per week, as well as away games with other teams in the league. Teams will play in a division with teams from other local minor hockey associations. Travel is mainly local but some teams may have to travel to other parts of Cape Breton, as Cape Breton West and the Strait may have teams that play out of Baddeck, Cheticamp, Port Hood/Inverness and Port Hawkesbury

U11 Rep League is a fast-paced, highly competitive level of hockey that offers players a challenge. Rep hockey has different divisions (AAA, AA, A and B). Players interested in a Rep team must attend the scheduled tryout process. Rep hockey is about twice the time commitment of House League, which may include more practices and off-ice training. Rep teams will travel more to compete with other teams, provincially. This could involve tournament play, and or exhibition play. Travel means additional expenses (gas, hotels, food etc). Parents should be prepared to pay more for Rep hockey to cover additional ice time, and travel

U13 (11 and 12 years of age as of December 31st, 2022)

U13 House (C) League is a recreational program and involves a range of skills and levels of play. Teams in the community tend to be more balanced for more fair play. Players will have one home practice and one home game per week, as well as away games with other teams in the league. Teams will play in a division with teams from other local minor hockey associations. Travel is mainly local but some teams may have to travel to other parts of Cape Breton, as Cape Breton West and the Strait may have teams that play out of Baddeck, Cheticamp, Port Hood/Inverness and Port Hawkesbury

U13 Rep League is a fast-paced, highly competitive level of hockey that offers players a challenge. Rep hockey has different divisions (AAA, AA, A and B). Players interested in a Rep team must attend the scheduled tryout process. Rep hockey is about twice the time commitment of House League, which may include more practices and off-ice training. Rep teams will travel more to compete with other teams, provincially. This could involve tournament play, and or exhibition play. Travel means additional expenses (gas, hotels, food etc). Parents should be prepared to pay more for Rep hockey to cover additional ice time, and travel

U15 (13 and 14 years of age, as of December 31st, 2022

U15House (C) League is a recreational program and involves a range of skills and levels of play. Teams in the community tend to be more balanced for more fair play. Players will have one home practice and one home game per week, as well as away games with other teams in the league. Teams will play in a division with teams from other local minor hockey associations. Travel is mainly local but some teams may have to travel to other parts of Cape Breton, as Cape Breton West and the Strait may have teams that play out of Baddeck, Cheticamp, Port Hood/Inverness and Port Hawkesbury

U15 Rep League is a fast-paced, highly competitive level of hockey that offers players a challenge. Rep hockey has different divisions (AAA, AA, A and B). Players interested in a Rep team must attend the scheduled tryout process. Rep hockey is about twice the time commitment of House League, which may include more practices and off-ice training. Rep teams will travel more to compete with other teams, provincially. This could involve tournament play, and or exhibition play. Travel means additional expenses (gas, hotels, food etc). Parents should be prepared to pay more for Rep hockey to cover additional ice time, and travel

U18 (15, 16 and 17years of age, as of December 31st, 2022

U18House (C) League is a recreational program and involves a range of skills and levels of play. Teams in the community tend to be more balanced for more fair play. Players will have one home practice and one home game per week, as well as away games with other teams in the league. Teams will play in a division with teams from other local minor hockey associations. Travel is mainly local but some teams may have to travel to other parts of Cape Breton, as Cape Breton West and the Strait may have teams that play out of Baddeck, Cheticamp, Port Hood/Inverness and Port Hawkesbury

U18 Rep League is a fast-paced, highly competitive level of hockey that offers players a challenge. Rep hockey has different divisions (AAA, AA, A and B). Players interested in a Rep team must attend the scheduled tryout process. Rep hockey is about twice the time commitment of House League, which may include more practices and off-ice training. Rep teams will travel more to compete with other teams, provincially. This could involve tournament play, and or exhibition play. Travel means additional expenses (gas, hotels, food etc). Parents should be prepared to pay more for Rep hockey to cover additional ice time, and travel