Novice & Tyke Programming News
18 Sept. 2017
The CAL Board of Directors, in consultation with our Hockey Committee, are expanding our Tyke & Novice Divisions this season, with the co-operation of Kingston Area Minor Hockey. New this year, our Novice & Tyke Teams will be playing regularly scheduled games not only amongst our own CAL Teams, but also games with KAMHA's Tyke and Novice Teams. 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. This is a "Pilot Project" for this season only, and will be reviewed at the end of the 2017-18 season. Teams will continue to have their weekly practice, and their games will, for the most part, continue to be on Saturday mornings. Schedules for Novice & Tyke should be available onlne the last week in September. With additional teams to play games against, we believe this will improve the experience at these two (2) age levels for all of our participants.
We welcome any and all feedback from your experience over the course of this hockey season.
Two new goaltender friendly initiatives are being introduced in the CAL this season.
First, there is a reduction in goaltender registration fees--Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget goalies will have fees reduced by $150 for the 2017-2018 season. Juvenile goalies will have registration fees reduced by $85.
Secondly, the CAL will be running Goaltender Clinics on Sunday afternoons for part of this season.
Details to follow.
Registration for the Church Athletic Leagues 2017-2018 Hockey Programs are now available on-line. Again this year, the CAL is offering House League Hockey Programs from Initiation through Juvenile. As well, we have a full slate of Pre-Season Hockey, Roster Select Assessments and our Fall Power Skating, 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:
- Returning 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.
- Not available to New/First Time Players.
Online Registration Page:
2. or Print the Registration Form:
- Print form from below & walk in or mail in (CAL Office re-opens August 9th).
- Cash or Personal Cheque payment options available.
- No Credit Card payments in person.
- Fort Henry player registration info Can Be Viewed Here.
In an effort to control cost of hockey for parents, the CAL will be holding an equipment exchange at the Memorial Centre on Saturday September 23rd & Sunday September 24th from 1-4pm.
Please note that, due to issues of liability, we will NOT be accepting helmets nor goalie masks--all other items of hockey equipment, including sticks and skates, will be accepted and available.
You may also want to consider donating any coaching equipment for which you no longer have use--whistles, coaching boards, pucks and pylons will also be accepted. Referee gear will also be accepted. Donations can be dropped off starting on Monday Sept 18th (Fall Fair going on Sept 14th-17th)
Equipment will be available at the M-Centre on Saturday & Sunday on a first come, first served basis. There is no cost-- if you need the gear and we have it, you can take it.
Juvenile House League
The Church Athletic League will be having a Juvenile House League Program again in the 2017-2018 season. This program is open to players who are 18, 19 & 20 years of age.
The expectation is to roster 4 teams which will play, on average, one game per week, Sunday evenings.
Registration Fee is $385.00 @ Juvenile
Juvenile teams will be permitted to play Exhibition Games with other Centres, and play in 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