BVHS Playoff Ice

Hello Head Coaches and Team Managers,

As we approach the Playoffs, I would like to start to assign the playoff ice.  Please ensure that all requests are made through the team manager and or head coach.  We will not take requests from anyone other than these two individuals.  Please be patient and I will reply to requests when time permits.  Please pick up ice times that will not conflict with possible dates and times of your first playoff games.

If you put your cursor over the TBD on the HC website for the first round, it will let you know what place plays for those respective games.  You should have a good idea on where you will place with only a game or two left in the regular season.

I will schedule one practice a week to start (weekday).  We have 40 teams in playoffs and we only have 40 weekday ice times for next week and we have 63 teams that want ice.  If the demand increases I will pick up whatever ice I can through the City of Calgary, Seton, etc, but in the past we picked up lots of ice times and they ended up sitting empty.

Timbits Teams are also welcome to pick up ice times for exhibition games.  You might not get a choice on the dates that you are given as I will always schedule two games on one sheet of ice.  We don’t have enough ice for teams to run a game on a half sheet of ice while the other half sits empty.

Novice teams are welcome to pick up ice times for practice as well.  You can look to schedule exhibition games in mid March as this is when we have a better feel for how much practice ice we will need based on the number of teams still in playoffs.

Timbits and Novice teams will be given early ice times so anticipate that any ice you pick up will be before 5:00pm weekday and early AM on Weekends during the first 10 -12 days of playoffs.  The Novice teams received more ice as a result of finishing evals early so its only fair that the better ice times during playoffs get allocated to the teams in playoffs.

Please check the document as you get closer to your practice dates and time to see if it will be a half or full ice practice.  It is up to the team manager to update your respective calendars with these practice dates and times.

We will be running a checking clinic for all PW Teams.  These clinics will be for all players, and we will go over a variety of techniques that apply to kids wanting to play both checking and non checking in Bantam (first year players will also take part in these clinics).  These dates and times are scheduled in the doc attached and it’s expected that all players and coaches attend.  If there are conflicts with playoff games we will reschedule for those respective teams as we get closer to these dates.

Preference is given to those teams who are still in playoffs. Teams are welcome to pick up ice times based on their needs, but please note that you may get bumped for a team that is still playing in Playoffs.  If this happens I will do my best to ensure that your team gets sufficient notice ( we will not bump any sanctioned Timbits Games).

Ice times will be given out and in order that I receive the requests and please allow up to 24hrs for a response.

Best of luck to all our teams taking part in Playoffs.  Go Flames Go.

Questions?  Please contact:

Trevor Morgan

mho@bvhs.ca

403-919-5220