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IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR U9 & U11 COMPETITIVE & HOUSE LEAGUE PLAYERS:

  • In accordance with the Hockey Canada Development Pathways,  development sessions will be held for our U11 and U9 age groups.
  • All U9 and U11 players will register for our House League program.
  • Pre-season development will be the focus at the beginning of the season, regardless of intentions to play competitive or house league - however players planning to tryout for a U11 or U9 competitive team will ONLY be eligible if they attend these development sessions.
  • Competitive tryouts will be held following the completion of the development sessions. Separate competitive registration will open at this time.
  • U9 and U11 house league practices and games will begin following the development sessions.

MORE INFORMATION ON THE U9 AND U11 PATHWAYS AT THE LINKS BELOW
Hockey Canada Player Pathway U9

Hockey Canada Player Pathway U11

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR
U18/U15 & U13 TIER 1 TRYOUTS

Once the OWHA announced that Hockey would be coming back our volunteers started working right away to make that happen. The schedule for our U18/U15/U13 Tier 1 tryouts can be found below. Schedules and registration for Tier 2 will follow shortly.

We know tryouts will not look the same. We are limited in the amount of ice we have access to and we are limited in the amount of skaters allowed on the ice. As such we have had to modify tryouts to work within these restrictions. While this is not ideal, we feel it is a better option than paper tryouts. We will do our best to make sure as many girls as possible get a chance to tryout but we CANNOT guarantee everyone will. 

Per City of Kingston COVID policies we are allowed 25 on ice and 25 in the stands. What does that look like for tryouts?

22 skaters
3 on ice coaches
22 parents/guardians
1 trainer/COVID screener
2 evaluators
= 50 people within the rink.

We are limited in the amount of ice we have access to but will be able to offer 44 players two hours of ice time guaranteed in each division.

The third tryout in each division will be by invite only. 

 Permission to Skate is required for players not currently registered with the Greater Kingston Girls Hockey Association.

 What to expect:
* Registration for Tier 1 tryouts will open on July 31, 2021.
* Registration for Tier 1 will close August 7, 2021.
* Coaches and the VP of Rep will review the list of skaters and assign them to Group 1 or 2. If there are more than 44 skaters registered the coaches and the VP of Competitive will determine who is going to be invited to attend.
* An email will be sent to players confirming a spot and will include dates/times and all COVID protocols that must be followed. 

Each individual tryout will cost $25 to be
paid by cash or cheque at the door.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Ryan Vivian, 
VP of Competitive
GKGHA

The GKGHA U18/U15 and U13 Tier 1 tryouts are posted above. The full Tier 2 tryout schedule is still being finalized but U18 and U15 will begin August 29th. U13 will run following labour day weekend. Tryout registration details will be posted in the coming days.

2021-22 Competitive Head Coaches

GKGHA is proud to announce the 2021 Competitive team Head Coaches

U18 - AA Marina Sergina
U18 - tier 2 To be determined
U15 - AA Robb Bowman
U15 - tier 2 Kevin Hulton
U13 - AA Ryan Beleza
U13 - tier 2 Shawn Kyte
U11 - tier 1 & 2 Brad Moore, Kalen Ingram, Dale Clark
U9 Johnny Choquette

 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us at our virtual Annual General Meeting.  Although long and lively it proved to be productive and informative. It is my pleasure to introduce the 2021-22 executive of the GKGHA

President - Jonathan Walker
VP Admin - Allison Slopak
VP Competitive - Ryan Vivian
VP House League - Karen Norman
VP Intermediate AA - Patrick Murphy
Secretary - Dana Keller
Treasurer - Patrick Legresley

We are still looking for volunteers to fill various positions and would encourage you to consider donating your time. Our association is only as strong as the volunteers supporting it. Please feel free to contact a board member if you would like more information.

Also announced was the Volunteer of the year award.  Tracy MacKenzie and Lisa Gerlsbeck  put in an exceptional effort this year in forming the policy and procedures that allowed for a safe return to hockey.  They spent countless hours behind the scenes along with many at the rink helping our teams enter and exit the rink in a format never seen before.  They are a massive asset to the organization and their efforts deserve recognition. 

We would also like to extend a huge thank you to the departing board members for their hard work and dedication. While we face another season with many unknowns I am confident in the ability of these individuals to guide the GKGHA through another memorable year of hockey. 

Jon Walker 

President GKGHA


    The GKGHA is excited to announce that we have been selected to host a First Shift program in 2022. If your daughter is between the ages of 6 and 10 years old and has never played hockey before this is the perfect program for her. On ice sessions will run Saturday mornings starting in February 2022 and the program includes head-to-toe equipment including skates. Registration opens June 15th at firstshift.ca and spaces are limited.

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