2023-2024 Boys Evaluations - U9 - U18
2023-2024 Girls Evaluations - U9
Evaluations for U9 to U18 Boys and U9 Girls teams will start September 9 at the South Huron Rec Centre. See the full schedule.
All divisions have 'Pathway Skates' on their schedules - these skates are open to all registered players in each division and are FREE of charge. These skates are NOT being evaluated.
Pathway Skates start September 5 - please check individual team/division schedules
Important Information for individual divisions has been included on the Evaluation Schedule page, please be sure to read carefully and check back often for any changes.
We are asked that you indicate on the registration form your intention to attend evaluations by simply stating yes or no in the specified field. If a player changes his/her mind at the time of evaluation they will still be permitted to attend the evaluation this is just a guideline to help determine how much ice time is needed for each division.
The cost will be $50 CASH and will be collected at the time of the first evaluation. All returning players must be registered to attend evaluations.
If you are attending evaluations for more than one age division, the $50 will be charged each time.
Any player wishing to play Tier 2 (when there is a Tier 3) is advised to attend the Tier 1 evaluation but it is not mandatory. A onetime $50 fee applies for both the Tier 1 and Tier 2 evaluations.
Players are guaranteed 2 on ice sessions (2 skates or 1 skate + 1 game) if starting with Tier 1 evaluations (which is recommended). If staring with Tier 2, players are guaranteed 1 skate.
Players coming from another centre MUST bring a signed Permission to Skate form from their home centre. Players coming from another centre who are offered a position on a SHMHA team for the upcoming season are required to pay a non-refundable registration deposit of $300 in order to secure their roster spot.
WHAT ARE EVALUATIONS? WHY WOULD MY CHILD WANT TO ATTEND EVALUATIONS?
If your child decides to attend evaluations, they would be evaluated for a position on one of SHMHA’s Representative/Competitive hockey teams. Only those that are evaluated for a Representative/Competitive team will pay the evaluation fee and be allowed to attend the evaluations.
As an Association we have certain expectations for our Rep/Competitive Players. We expect each of them to be highly motivated team players, willing to take direction from their coaching staff and to dedicate as much time, effort and self control, both on and off the ice, as is required to win each hockey game.
Each coach has different coaching techniques and in a game situation they may chose to use power play lines and shorten the bench. A coach may choose to do this in tight games, play downs, play offs or in a tournament. If your child would not want to be a member of one of these teams, there is no obligation to try out. Please refer to our policy posted on the website Policy and Procedures tab, Policy #4 “Playing Time” for more information.
If team numbers allow for an Tier 2 team in your child’s division, this team is considered a Representative team and the player must attend evaluations if they wish to play on the Tier 2 team.
If playing Representative/Competitive Hockey is not for your child, he/she can play on one of our “local league” or “House League” teams, where there is less focus on winning and more on skill development, effort and learning to be part of a team. Each level in boy’s hockey will have a local league team that plays in the Lambton Middlesex Hockey League and for girls when registration numbers allow for multiple teams in a division they will play in the Western Ontario Girls Hockey League.
NOTE: If chosen to be on a team, the player is committed to that team – there will be no backing out. Representative hockey is a lot of fun for the right child and the right parent.