Boys Hockey Leagues (Kitchener Minor Hockey)

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BOYS HOCKEY

 

Due to COVID-19 programs and schedules are tentative and may be altered. 

House League

The KMHA House League is a community-oriented hockey program structured to provide development and competition at a recreational level. The Kitchener Minor Hockey Association is proud to offer the fastest and most exciting sport on ice to participants aged 5 to 17 in Kitchener. This Program is designed to support the passion, commitment and enjoyment of all its participants. The only requirement to play in this league is to have some skating experience and the promise to have fun! BE A PART OF OUR TEAM! 

Initiation Program (U7, U8 & U9)
U7 & U8 participants will have skill sessions on game day & practice day.  Half/Cross ice games will be introduced later in the season for U7 and U8. U9 games will be half ice for the first half of the season and will move to full ice games during the second half of the season

Please note: Schedules may be altered due to COVID-19

Division

Game Day

Practice Day

# of Regular Season Games (Skill Sessions)

# of Practices (Skill Sessions)

U7 (2014-2015)

Saturday

Wednesday

16

26 Shared

U8 (2013)

Saturday

Tuesday

16

26 Shared

U9 (2012)

Thursday

Saturday

18

20 Shared

U10 (2011)

Saturday

Sunday

20

15 Shared

U11 (2010)

Saturday

Sunday

20

15 Shared

U12 (2009)

Saturday

Sunday

20

8 Shared & 7 Full

U13 (2008)

Saturday

Sunday/Monday

20

8 Shared & 7 Full

U14 (2007)

Saturday

Friday

20

8 Shared & 5 Full

U15 (2006)

Saturday

Sunday

20

7 Shared & 5 Full

U16 (2005)

Monday

Wednesday

20

10 Shared

U18 (2004-2003)

Sunday evening

n/a

20

n/a

 

Teams will participate in the Jason Cripps Memorial Tournament, December 27 to 30 and the Year End tournament the last week of March. Winners of the U10, U12, U14, U16 & U18 KMHA Year End Championship may participate in the Alliance House League Championships. 

UNIFORM
All KMHA House League participants will be provided with a jersey and socks. 

DEVELOPMENT Note: Programs offered may be altered due to COVID-19
All U10 to U16 KMHA House League participants will have team and/or individual opportunities for scheduled development sessions at no additional charge. Goalie Development sessions are offered on a biweekly schedule at the Rick Heinz facility in Cambridge.  Sign up for the Goalie sessions will be sent to all KMHA registered goalies and registration is on a first come first served basis.  There is no cost to individuals for the development sessions or the goalie sessions.

EQUIPMENT 
For a list of equipment required to participate, please click -  Equipment_Required_for_Hockey_Player.doc


Boys House League Select Program


House League Select  is a  subset  of  the  House  League  Program, not another level of hockey, offering  an invitational tryout-based, enhanced opportunity for U9 to U18 House League players who are:
a)  Looking for a development bridge to competitive hockey or
b)  Do not wish to make the commitment, in time or cost, to competitive (representative) hockey but are seeking more competition and skill development than is offered in house league alone. 
Tryouts for the Select program are by invitation only during the house league evaluations. There is a nominal fee associated for tryouts to cover the cost of the ice. Selected players from these tryouts will play on an additional team. There are additional Select fees for this team to cover the cost of the extra practice ice, games, officials; and team fees to cover the cost of tournaments, additional practice ice and/or dryland training. Team fees will be included in a team budget and voted on during the team’s parent meeting.  Select teams will participate in the Alliance Minor Hockey Association Championships at the end of the season. 

UNIFORM 
All Kitchener Jr. Rangers Select teams will have Home (Blue) and Away (White) jerseys. These jerseys are the property of the KMHA organization and must be returned in the same condition.  Jr. Rangers socks are not provided however teams may purchase socks from a KMHA approved supplier. 

For more detailed information please click here (link would take them to the manual)

 

Boys Jr. Rangers Representative Program

The Kitchener Jr. Rangers rep program was developed to allow for the potential development of a hockey player at the highest level of competition and at the caliber most suited to the individual hockey player's needs, abilities and desires.  “To provide a hockey program that promotes the importance and understanding of work ethic, good sportsmanship, discipline, teamwork and the fair treatment of others under all circumstances and all conditions. To teach respect for others, regardless of race, place of origin, family circumstance, gender or creed. To encourage players to uphold these principles and to become fine young adults, contributing to the community after their playing involvement is over.”

Kitchener Jr. Rangers (AAA, Seeded & Minor Development): Refers to the caliber of “representative hockey” under the Alliance Minor Hockey Association from U8 to U18 divisions. Alliance website -
https://alliancehockey.com/

On average teams will have one game and one practice per week. Boys AAA teams will have a minimum of 2 hours of practices per week, Seeded teams have a minimum of 1.5 hours of practice per week and Minor Development teams have a minimum of 1 hour of practice per week.  Regular seasons start and end dates will vary for each level of rep hockey and division.  Playdown or Playoff series will begin at the end of the regular season.  Alliance champions in all major age divisions (U11, U13, U15 & U18) for AAA and Seeded hockey will represent the Alliance at the OHF (Ontario Hockey Federation) championships. 

DEVELOPMENT Note: Programs offered may be altered due to COVID-19
As part of rep fees all U8 to U12 rep teams will have 6 powerskating sessions during the first part of their season.  Goalie Development sessions offered on a biweekly schedule at the Rick Heinz facility in Cambridge.  Sign up for the Goalie sessions will be sent to all KMHA registered goalies and registration is on a first come first served basis.  There is no cost to individuals for the goalie sessions.

UNIFORM 
All Kitchener Jr. Rangers Representative teams will have Home (Blue) and Away (White) jerseys. These jerseys are the property of the KMHA organization and must be returned in the same condition.  Home and Away Jr. Rangers socks are included.

For more detailed information please click here (link would take them to the manual)

KMHA Program Requirements:

Anti-Bullying Sessions
As part of our commitment to keeping the sport of hockey safe, KMHA has made mandatory anti-bullying session for all of it participants U13 aged and new KMHA participants that are older. This session must be taken once by all participants. KMHA works with the teams’ schedules to set up sessions for full participation.  Those not participating will not be allowed to attend all team functions which include games, practices, dryland training etc. until they have attended a session.  KMHA uses a Hockey driven program created by Hockey professionals with the intent to make the Hockey environment a safer and more fun place to play. 

Rowan’s Law, Fair Play and Code of Conduct
Rowan’s Law, Fair Play and Code of Conduct will need to be completed as part of the registration process.  Hockey Canada has made these mandatory for all participants from U7 to U18.  Registration will not be finalized until Rowan’s Law, Fair Play and Code of Conduct have been completed. 

Parent Respect in Sport
The Parent Respect in Sport Program is an online program that is mandated to be completed by each family for all players born 2004 and later.  Committed to creating a positive hockey experience for all, ALLIANCE Hockey provides a convenient online course for hockey parents.  This 1 hour online program is designed to reinforce a parent’s role in a child’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviour, and empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child's fun and camaraderie of the activity. We are committed to the positive impact this program will have on our game. There is a nominal non-reimbursable fee.  This program is transferable to any minor sport.  If you have completed this program as part of another sport, please contact the KMHA office.

website: http://alliancehockey.com/Pages/1095/Respect_in_Sport_-_Parent_Program/

Volunteers
Volunteers are always welcome whether you choose to help out a team or help with an event. Opportunities can be found on the following link.

 

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