U9 - Novice (Port Colborne Minor Hockey)

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U9 - Novice $533
U-8 minor Novice  $533


Port Colborne Minor Hockey prides itself on our low registration cost, 
smaller instructional groups, and regular ice times.

COVID-19:    maximum number of participants allowed on an ice surface by the OHF stages

Social Distancing mesures will be in place. 
Players, parents/ spectators in the facility are required to respect Public Health rules and regulations. 
Covid-19 protocols will be posted when available with the most up to date information. 

U8  Pathways programming

The practice to game ratio shifts to 2:1 or two practices for every game played.

  1. Effective 2018-19 -  Game play for the U8 age-group will be Half-Ice. 

Game Play Phase or Transition Phase

The approved Hockey Canada policy for Novice hockey permits the introduction of half-ice game (3 on 3)  or (4 on 4)   after November 1st.  Transition to full ice is after January 1st for U9 players.  
Effective 2019-20 - Game play for the U9 age-group will be Half-Ice during the first half of the season and transition to Full-Ice during the second half of the season.



   - This year the Novice will be playing 3 on 3  or 4 on 4 modified games after November 1st.  

   - The team will consist of approximately 10 players.   9 skaters + 1 goalie  
   - One (1) coaches; One (1) trainer  
   - Games will be played on Half ice

   - Regular game times will be Saturday and Sunday morning with practices on a weeknight. 


   - Each child will practice once a week 

   - Practices will be on a weeknight at the Vale Health and Wellness Centre. 
   - Games are usually played on Weekends; most likely Saturday for one (1) hour, between 8 am and noon. 

   - Games will be played against other centers from around the Niagara Peninsula in pods of 50 or less. 

   - Your child will enjoy approximately (+/-) forty-four (44) hours of ice time over the course of the season.
   - We expect 6 to 8 home modified games,  6 to 8  away modified games,   between 34-40 shared practices

Estimated 44 hours of ice,  in a small group setting plus some additional ice time in pre-season September

This program is designed to enhance basic skills such as forward skating, stopping, backward skating, pivots, and puck handling using a variety of on-ice games, station based activities and structured drills. The program will also teach the young players the basic rules of the game, and a code of conduct based on fair play and good sportsmanship. The emphasis is on having FUN while learning. Players are encouraged to try their hand at both offensive and defensive positions.





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