Hockey Calgary Novice Development League
BVHS follows the Guidelines outlined by Hockey Calgary in the Novice Development League Manual.
Hockey Alberta Novice Information
Hockey Alberta PPT outlining the reasoning and changes for the Novice Half Ice Hockey model.
Hockey Equipment Information.
If you are new to hockey, please click here to learn how to put the equipment on.
Hockey Sticks should be cut off between the players chin and nose while on skates. Tape should be put on both the butt end and blade of the stick.
Skates should be sharpened prior to the first ice time. Skates out of the box are not sharp, they need to be sharpened.
BVHS Evaluations Policy and Guidelines
BVHS is committed to providing players an opportunity to grow as individuals and gain self-esteem through a positive hockey experience that emphasizes fun, participation, development, safety, and respect.
There are no Grievances in the Novice Age Category.
Skills Testing Information
The Novice Age Group will do the following drills for skills testing:
- Transition Skate Without Puck
- 100 Foot Skate Forwards With Puck
- 100 Foot Skate Forwards Without Puck
- 100 Foot Skate Backwards Without Puck
- Agility Weave Without Puck
BVHS Sock and Volunteer Bond Cheque Deposit Nights will take place on Sept 4, and Sept 5, 2018 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Trico Centre.
Please note that these schedules may change depending on registration numbers.
Pertinent Information Regarding Evaluations
The BVHS website will be updated each night by 12:00am. It is your responsibility to check the website to confirm your child's ice times for their next session. We will be posting the Evaluation Groupings on the website.
Conditioning Skates- There are no conditioning skates.
Skills Session # 1- Players will participate in timed drills to evaluate skills such as skating and puck handling.
Session # 2- Cascade Skates- These skates provide players with the opportunity to move up or down based on their on ice performance. Players are permitted to be on ice for up to two hours and parents should plan accordingly.
Session # 3- This session will consist of two teams playing one another during a one hour game. During these sessions one or more players will be identified from one or both teams to move up to the next group in the subsequent session.
Sessions # 4- This session will consist of two teams playing one another during a one hour game. During these sessions one or more players will be identified from one or both teams to move up to the next group in the subsequent session.
Parents will receive an email prior to September 1, 2018 outlining their child's Group # for Skills Session # 1.
Novice Major - Please click here for Session # 2- Cascades Groupings
Novice Major - Please click here for Session # 3- Scrimmage Groupings
Novice Major - Please click here for Session # 4- Scrimmage Groupings
Novice Minor - Please click here for Session # 2- Cascades Groupings
Novice Minor - Please click here for Session # 3- Scrimmage Groupings
Novice Minor - Please click here for Session # 4- Scrimmage Groupings
Final Placements and Coach Selections
The teams will be finalized on September 12, 2018.
Coaches will be selected and contacted on or before September 13, 2018.
Players will be contacted by their respective Head Coaches by September 14, 2018.