Garden City Community Centre

Thursday August 17, 2017

Hockey

Hockey is a great sport that children can participate in for many years at many different levels of competition. Many people play hockey their entire life. GCCC has the benefit of having two outdoor rinks for our hockey teams to use for both games and practices, as well as for the members of our community to use to learn how to, and to improve their skating. The rink is a great place for our children to get together and exercise. Hockey, like any other sport, cannot be played without the effort of many volunteers. GCCC would like to thank all the members of our great community who have volunteered in the past and those who continue to do so today and in the future. Below is an overview of hockey offered though the GCCC.

All participants in GCCC sports must have thir community centre family membership form to register.

Hockey registration is done centrally at one of the six Seven Oaks Minor Community Centres starting in late August. Watch for signs or billboards in the Garden City area in the summer for specific dates.

6 and under (Timbits), starts with 8 hours of on ice instruction. The IP (initiation program) begins in October and goes until the end of October. Instruction is given on skating, stick handling and shooting etc. At the beginning of November, teams start to practice and play half ice games. Most games are indoors, but outdoor games and practices start when ice is available. Teams may also choose to enter tournaments. Most teams are on the ice twice a week.

7 and 8 house league also starts with 8 hours of on ice instruction. The IP (initiation program) goes until the end of October. Instruction is given on skating, stick handling and shooting etc. At the beginning of November, teams start to practice and play full ice games. Most games are indoors, but outdoor games and practices start when ice is available. Teams may also choose to enter tournaments. Most teams are on the ice twice a week.

8 A1 is a competitive team run by Seven Oaks Minor Hockey Association (SOMHA). Tryouts start in mid-September and the season ends at the end of March. All players must live in the catchment of the SOMHA. A team (possibly 2 teams depending on the amount of participants) is selected through a tryout process.

9 and older, hockey is run by SOMHA. Tryouts start in mid-September and the season ends at the end of March. Levels of hockey include A1, A2, and A3. A1 and A2 are competitive teams that are chosen through tryouts. A3 recreation level hockey. Players may go directly to this level without having to tryout.

Are you interested in volunteering? Please contact sevenoakshockey@live.ca

More hockey information is available at Seven Oaks Minor Hockey Association or contact us.

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