We are excited to announce the beginning of a competitive division for our area.
HGHA has been approved by OWHA to proceed with a dual-rostered competitive program and/or full competitive program for 2023/24 season. Based on our current numbers the HGHA board anticipates that a dual-roster competitive program would be the most suitable “next-step” towards the implementation of a full competitive program.
WHAT IS DUAL-ROSTER COMPETITIVE?
Dual roster competitive means that a player would be eligible to roster on 2 separate teams (one house league, one competitive team). HGHA would require all players to play on one house league team, players choosing to participate in competitive would be rostered to a 2nd team at the B/C competitive level.
HOW ARE PLAYERS SELECTED FOR THE DUAL-ROSTER COMPETITIVE TEAM?
Players will be required to go through a tryout process.
HGHA players’ first evaluation skate will be on April 15th and 16th in Huntsville.
There will be additional late summer/early fall tryouts to finalize teams.
WHAT PLAY SHOULD I EXPECT ON THE DUAL ROSTER COMPETITIVE TEAM?
Players selected to the competitive team will have one weekly practice with their house league team. Players will be expected to play games with their house league team. Black-out weekends for house league will be established to provide the competitive team opportunity to participate in 3-4 tournaments throughout the season. The competitive team will be allotted 2 additional monthly practices, off-ice workout, and will have the opportunity to participate in provincial playdown games in order to secure a spot for the year end OWHA competitive championship tournament.
WHAT WILL BE THE COST OF DUAL-ROSTER COMPETITIVE TEAM?
The cost will be established based on the number of participants/team. The program will run at cost to families that register to participate in the competitive program. Team may choose to do additional fundraising to offset fees, all fundraising must be approved by the HGHA board
We are very excited to begin this new journey and look forward to growing female hockey in Muskoka!
HGHA Board of Directors