WHEN FUN GETS LOST IN 'WINNING AT ALL COSTS'.
We often forget that hockey is just a game. A game played by thousands of kids across Ontario. Playing the game they have grown up to love since they could strap on a pair of skates. They play the game with heart, passion, desire and most importantly, for fun.
Regular season House League Games resume on Saturday January 5th, 2019
Practices resume on Monday evening January 7th
Mid-week Games have been Scheduled for all teams (Atom thru Bantam) Monday Jan. 28th - Thursday Jan. 31st
Once again this year, the Atom, PeeWee & Bantam Teams will be playing their house league games on weeknights for the week of Monday January 28th, thru Thursday January 3 1st. As such, the will only be Tyke & Novice games scheduled on Saturday February 2nd, and on Sunday February 3rd. Your Coach and Association Representative will be advising parents/players of team practice times which will take place in place of their games on Saturday & Sunday (Feb 2nd & 3rd).
Spring hockey is an ideal way to conclude the season and complete the gap between winter and summer sports. This program is a perfect opportunity to enjoy playing hockey both with and against friends before separating for the summer. Meeting new people, making lasting friendships. Affordable, a consistant schedule, in a well structured fun enviroment.
This year there will be teams in the Atom, PeeWee and the Bantam/Midget Divisions (Bantam Midget is combined division playing in a 3 on 3 format). Our Spring Hockey Program is open to all players who played minor hockey in Kingston and the surrounding area. It is truely a great experience to be able to play with other young people from different leagues, throughout our seven (7) week season. Spring Hockey starts the first week in April and runs through until the Victoria Day weekend.
Novice & Tyke Programming News
The CAL Board of Directors, in consultation with our Hockey Committee, are working diligently exploring programming for our Tyke & Novice Divisions for the 2018-19 season, following the guidelines set out by the OMHA & Hockey Canada. Our Novice Teams will be playing regularly scheduled full ice games which may include games with KAMHA's Novice Teams. Tyke Teams will be playing in a "half ice format" (as mandated by the OMHA & Hockey Canada), and may include games with KAMHA's Tyke Teams. It is our belief that we must continue to 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. All too often, our kids leave hockey entirely after their first or second season in this sport because of an unsatisfactory experience. Teams will continue to have their weekly practice, and their games will, for the most part, continue to be on Saturday mornings.
We welcome any and all feedback from your experience over the course of this past season, and enhancements for our upcoming season.