The 2016-17 player evaluations and pre-season ice take place over two weeks starting Monday September 5 with skills and scrimmages for players trying out for our Atom, Pee-Wee, Bantam and Midget “A” teams. Initiation players will also be on the ice that first week (Phase 1). By Sunday September 11 the rosters for the “A” teams will be reduced and the players still in contention for spots on those teams will play in a series of exhibition games the following week (Phase 2).
Final rosters for the “A” teams should be determined by September 18 depending on when each team is able to play exhibition games.
Ice times for all “C” teams will start the second week (Phase 2), although those ice times won’t necessarily be in the teams’ regular practice slots. During Phase 2, there will also be an evaluation of “C” players in those divisions where there will be more than one “C” team to determine their placement on C1, C2 or C3 teams. The current plan is to “tier” our “C” teams, but we will be consulting with other associations within PCAHA to ensure that our approach is consistent with that of other associations so that all of our “C” teams are able to play competitive games throughout the season.