Hockey Programming News
20 July 2016
Dear CAL members:
Hockey season seems like a long ways away, I know…but our planning never stops. I wanted to apprise you of a few things that are happening in the Church Athletic League in preparation for the 2016-2017 season.
First, I want to let you know that online registration for the upcoming season is now available on the CAL website. Please make sure that your child is registered by Sunday August 21st in order to maintain privilege of return status.
Second, there will be an equipment exchange at the Memorial Centre in the late summer/early fall. Stay tuned for details.
Third, the CAL Board of Directors, in consultation with the CAL Hockey Committee, has decided to take a different approach to team makeup for our Novice division this season. It is our belief that we must focus on optimizing the hockey experience for our youngest players in order to keep them interested in playing hockey next year and into the future; too often, our kids leave hockey entirely after their first or second season in the sport because of an unsatisfactory experience. Part of our solution is to create two levels at Novice—a Minor Novice division (also known as Tyke in the OMHA) and a Novice division. This will allow us to balance teams better and to allow players of similar ability to play with and against each other. We believe that this will improve the experience at this age level for all of our participants.
Registration for the Church Athletic Leagues 2016-2017 Hockey Programs is now available on-line. Again this year, the CAL is offering House League Hockey Programs from Initiation through Midget. As well, we have a full slate of Pre-Season Hockey, our Fall & Winter Power Skating, Skill Camps, Goaltender Camps and Roster Select Assessments, which can be viewed in the PD Programs and Clinics section. You can view the financial information for the House League Programs in the Fees section below.
The Church Athletic League is the home of Family Friendly Hockey, you're invited to experience the difference. Please select one of the four following options:
1. Online Registration:
- New members can create a secure login account & register each family member.
- Visa or Mastercard payments available.
- Cash or Personal Cheque options available, not available to Fort Henry players.
Online Registration Page:
Please note that Hockey Canada is levying a Convenience Fee when paying by credit card through the Hockey Canada Registry. A fee of $2.00 will be added at the checkout. This fee is being imposed and collected by Hockey Canada with every minor hockey association, not the CAL.
Juvenile House League
The Church Athletic League will have a Juvenile House League Program againg in the 2016-2017 season. This program is open to players who are 18, 19 & 20 years of age.
The expectation is to roster 4, perhaps 5 teams which will play on average one game per week, Sunday evenings.
The Juvenile teams will be permitted to play Exhibition Games with teams from other Centres, and play in Juvenile Tournaments.
Online registration will be available at the end of June. Space is limited.
Deffered Payment Plan is also available to all players. Simply print off the Payment by Cheque Form, and mail it along with your post-dated cheques to the CAL Office. Looking forward to another successful season for this very popular program.
Online Registration Link
Player Development Convener
The Board of Directors is seeking a candidate for the position of Player Development Convener for the upcoming 2016 - 2017 season. The PD Convener is responsible for managing all aspects of the Player Development Program. Interested applicants are urged to contact the CAL Office.
The link below provides on overview of the Role & Responsibilities