Tryout Registration Info
2023 - 2024 Competitive Tryouts
Spring tryouts for U13, U15 and U18 competitive teams will start on April 20th for goalies and April 21st for players (updated due to ice availability). The full tryout schedule can be found below.
Following Hockey Canada Pathways for U9 & U11, tryouts and conditioning sessions will be held in September. Details and registration will be available later this summer.
To register for tryouts:
Tryout Registration is now closed.
- Tryout registration and fees must be completed and paid in full by Friday, April 14th at 11:59pm.
- Tryout registration fees are not the same as full-season registration fees. Season registration will take place after tryouts are complete and players have been assigned to a team.
- Fees for tryouts are $300 for players trying out for AA, $225 for A and $175 for BB and below. The tryout fee is a flat fee and covers all tryouts sessions, so if a player is released from the AA or A tryouts, they can continue without additional fees at the BB and lower levels. Tryout fees are non-refundable.
- Players registered last season with another OWHA affiliated association are considered imports and must have a signed PTS form (found here) or a formal release from their previous association. Before their first tryout session, documentation must be emailed to the competitive directors (NGHAcompdirector1@gmail.com and NGHAcompdirector2@gmail.com)
- Players coming from outside of Ontario must contact OWHA prior to participating in tryouts to ensure they have met the specific eligibility requirements and registration procedures for out of province players.
- Players require NGHA-issued tryout jerseys and if they do not have a set they can use from previous seasons, they must be purchased in RAMP at the time of tryout registration for $50 a set. Jerseys cannot be purchased at the rink.
- No player will be allowed on to the ice unless all documentation and fees are in order.
Player selection will be guided by a player's previous (on-going) training habits, attitude, and evaluations from their current coach in addition to the on-ice tryout session itself. In terms of where your daughter should try out, a good guideline to follow is to start at two levels above your current team with a jump in age counting as one level. For example, if you currently play U15B as a minor then you may want to consider starting at U15A this season. If you play U15B as a major, consider starting at U18BB.
Each division will have a “Selection Committee”:
- Head Coach of the team, where the coach has been predetermined. The Head Coach may bring their own evaluator (cannot be a parent or related to anyone trying out at that age level) but the coach still only gets one vote.
- Up to 4 paid/non-paid non-parent evaluators with hockey backgrounds who do not have a player in the division they are evaluating.
- A member of the NGHA competitive committee.
- All continuations will be posted on the NGHA website. Every effort will be made to post the numbers the same evening as the tryout, but there may be times when they can only be posted in the morning.
- The Head Coach will contact the final roster for each team.
- Parents must observe the 24-hour rule on the day after these announcements.
- We will only be accepting a maximum of 6 imports at each division, with a maximum of 3 at the AA level.
- All release and roster decisions are final and not appealable.
Attendance - Injuries or missed tryouts:
- If a player will miss a tryout session, an email must be sent to the competitive directors 48 hours in advance. They will provide you with information regarding any impacts.
- Medical limitations or absence will impact tryouts and placement. The NGHA Competitive Committee will use past performance, coaching evaluations, previous season statistics and other pertinent information to place the injured or absent player at the level where are they most likely to experience success.
- An injury or absenteeism may not mean automatic placement on a competitive team. Any team placement by the Competitive Committee is not appealable.
- The injured or absentee player is still required to register and pay for tryouts in order to be considered.
- If a player is unable to participate due to injury, a medical note must be provided to stating she is unable to participate and when she is expected to return to play.
- Following each tryout session, the players who will continue on to the next session at that level will be posted by player tryout jersey number on our continuations pages.
- If a player's tryout jersey number is not listed, they will resume their tryouts at the start of the next level (i.e. if a player is released after the first U18AA session, the next session they attend will be the first session of U18A, etc.).
- Every effort is made to post continuations in a timely manner, please be patient as decisions are made.
- Continuations can be found here:
The full tryout schedule can be found below. The dates for tryouts listed are subject to change, please be sure to check regularly for the latest news and updates. Players may be divided into groups for some sessions; if splits are indicated, please make sure you attend the correct session. Splits will be updated the morning of each tryout.
To view the tryout schedule by division, please click here.