U9 Evaluations

Evaluation Administrator

If you have questions about your child's grouping or anything to do with evaluations, please contact our U9 evaluation administrator - Stacie Ramsay u9evals@bvhs.ca.

Hockey Calgary U9 Development League

BVHS follows the Intro To Hockey Guidelines outlined by Hockey Calgary in the U9 Age Group.


Hockey Equipment

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 U9 age category.

U9 Pathway Sessions

The U9 Pathway Sessions provide players with the opportunity to take part in two development sessions run by BVHS Coaches prior to taking part in the Skills Session # 1.  These sessions are 100% optional to attend.

Skills Testing Information

U9 age group will do the following drills for skills testing:

  • Transition Skate without Puck
  • 75 Foot Skate Forwards with Puck
  • 75 Foot Skate Forwards without Puck
  • 75 Foot Skate Backwards without Puck
  • Agility Weave without Puck


Please note these schedules may change depending on registration numbers and the current situation regarding COVID 19.

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, # 2, # 3- Players will participate in timed drills to evaluate skills such as skating and puck handling.

Session # 4 - 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 the ice for up to two hours and parents should plan accordingly.



Parents will receive an email prior to September 3rd, 2021 outlining their child's Group # for the Pathways Sessions and Skills Session # 1.

Skills Session # 1 Groupings

Session # 2 Cascades Groupings - Updated 11:24pm

Session # 3 Groupings

Session # 4 Groupings



6Final Placements and Coach Selections

The teams will be finalized on September 28, 2021.

Coaches will be selected and contacted on or before September 27, 2021.

Players will be contacted by their respective Head Coaches on or before September 29, 2021.

First practices could start as early as September 28, 2021.

Coach and Manager meeting will be October 6, 2021 at 6:00pm via Zoom.



Check out some videos that explain the reasoning behind half ice hockey at the U9 age group.