BCHL is currently preparing for the launch another season for our "Slingshots" teams which have been running since 2006-2007. Our “Slingshots” teams are created as an option for players in our Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget age divisions who are interested in advancing their hockey development at a higher competitive level. This program is optional for current league members.
On behalf of the Coaches we would like to invite all eligible BCHL players to this year’s tryouts. The BCHL “Slingshots” is a DEVELOPMENT program which means you still play on your designated house league team and participation would be in addition to the BCHL house league program. This is an opportunity to practice one extra time a week and participate in scheduled exhibition games - as Covid rules permit. We have worked closely with the BCHL house league to minimize conflicts, but ultimately there may be some, and you will need to make every reasonable effort to support your house league team throughout the year (for both games and practices).
Each team will carry up to 10 skaters and 1 goalie - and you will stay in that bubble as much as we can with the hopes of having a minimum of 2 teams in each division. There will be no alternates permitted this year to assist in maintaining those bubbles. We are proposing 2 practices followed by a game against the other team(s) in your age group. Drills will be selected as age/skill level appropriate and is geared at advancing the skill level. We have also carefully selected devotionals that will help to build character both on and off the ice.
All COVID rules for dressing at home, screening of players prior to every ice time, use of a mask up to the point of putting your helmet on…all apply the same as the house league.
Eligibility is as follows:
Costs and Registration:
$20 for each tryout with the final being by invite only. Registration will be online and tryouts limited to 22 skaters maximum - we will confirm your attendance prior to the actual dates. Please note we may need to split the tryouts into multiple groups to be able to control numbers. If required schedule attached is subject to change.
Approximate season costs as follows:
Age Divisions: Novice, Atom, PeeWee, Bantam & Midget Slingshots
TRY OUT SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED LATE SEPTEMBER 2021