October 13, 2019 2019 North River Bantam AA Flames
I want to first start off by saying this was one of our most difficult decision's we have had on picking a team since we began coaching- Every player showed great work ethic and commitment which is great to see when picking a hockey team. They showed respect towards us coaches, teamates and opposing team/officials and that's what hockey is all about. We believe even if you didn't make this team- we will be seeing you up lots with us throughout the year with injuries, school trips, other activities etc etc..
Be proud of your performance- it is never easy picking a team- especially the last few picks- Us coaches went out and asked for some to play different positions trying to find the best sute for our team moving forward. Thanks to everyone who attending ice times and faught their absolute hardest- I will be in contact with you very soon on AP'ing.
Congratulation's to the following list of players on being selected for our Bantam AA Flames team-
Our next ice time is game VS Central- SATURDAY OCT 19th- 5PM Cody banks Arena. We ask that players arrive 1 hour before game with gym attire for pre game run/stretch.
Sunday Oct 20th- We will be having a parents meeting at APM @ 6PM- followed by a team practice- it is very important atleast one player has a parent in attendance- this is to discuss team budget, tournaments, fundraising, and of course your oppertunity to meet the coaches and relay any question's you may have.
October 12, 2019 Next ice time
Thanks for everyone attending our first two tryouts and conditioning-
We ask that the following players attend next ice time Monday evening 730-9 - cost is $10.00 per ice time
Right now we are planning on a practice - however please check back here tomorrow evening as we are waiting to hear back on a possible exhibition game-
October 7, 2019 Tryouts
Hi all, first off I want to welcome everyon eback to another hockey season. thanks to all who came out and participated in conditioning camp. We tried to have two solid ice times where players got familiar with new gear and get their feel back-
With tryouts beginining players will now be evaluated and selected based on their performance during these tryouts. It's never easy selecting a team in a short period so we ask that parents/players be respectful in our decision making-
We went over the rules and conduct at conditioning of rules to follow in the dressing room prior to ice time- on the ice- and after the ice time so everyone is on the same page and understands our team policy along with NRMHA.
The commitment level at the bantam AA level involves 2-3 ice times per week. We have 6AM practice (day TBA) and 1 home game per week (on average) plus a road game. The average cost per player based on last year was $450.00 - however we hope to have sponsors and fundraisers in place to help subsidize this.
Each player who makes the team will be played equally- no one sits on the bench. We will have powerplay and penalty kill units- Everyone will learn these systems and we will select who we believe can play them best. There will also be certain situation's where players may miss shift's - (i.e- last 5 mins of a close game) this should be expected as it is a competetive level.
Our tryout schedule is as follows and player will be assigned numbers and color which will be posted on dressing room doors when they arrive; players are asked to be on time for each ice time.
Cost is $10 each ice time. Please pay Patrick at the door.
Weds Oct 10th- 720-850 15 minute practice followed by game
Sat Oct 12- 2-3PM- intersquad game
We are working on a few exhibition games so we will update when those get finalized for the below times.