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2017-2018 Registration and Tryout FAQs

Registration Now Open

Use this Online Registration Form to register your child for the upcoming 2017-2018 hockey season.

Registration deadline is April 9th, 2017


Tryout Schedule

View the Tryout Schedule PDF (Rev 10 - Updated)

* Please note that Final decisions on Team models will only be made during the A tryouts. These decisions will be made based on the number of players remaining after AA teams are formed. We will take into consideration the number of Major and Minor aged players as well as where they reside. Please be patient while this process takes place.
- Tryout committee

* Minor Midget AA have added two more tryout dates:
Tuesday, May 2nd – 7:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Countryside #2
Friday May 5th – 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Countryside

* Major Midget tryouts will be held in the fall


Tryout FAQs

    • Q: This is the first year of trying out for NCHA Rep hockey, do I need a release from my home house league association before trying out?
    • A: Yes you do. It is usually obtained from the association president. We usually have them at the tryout sign in tables for Sudbury associations, if provided to us by them.
    • Q: Can I go straight to Sudbury/Copper Cliff tryouts without going to NCHA tryouts, while living in the NCHA district.
    • A: No you can’t. You must first tryout for an NCHA team and then be released by that team. The NCHA would have to provide you with a release. Email request to: g.lescault@nickelcityhockey.ca
    • Q: My child played NCHA Rep hockey last year, do I need a release from my home house league association?
    • A: No you don’t.
    • Q: My child played NCHA Rep hockey last year, do I need to register them for tryouts?
    • A: Yes you do.
    • Q: I registered my child for AAA tryouts and he did not make the team. Do I need a register him again for AA or A?
    • A: No you don’t, he will remain in our system.
    • Q: My child wants to tryout for a junior team. What is required?
    • A: You require a Minor to Junior Permission to Skate form. You can obtain more than one if trying out for more than one team.
    • Q: What day and time do we attend?
    • A: Watch the website, the schedule will be posted when ready.
    • Q: Will the NCHA field midget teams?
    • A: We will hold “skates” to gauge interest. Both major and minor players are welcome. Teams might comprise AA and A major and/or minor.
    • Q: Do SMHA players trying out for for the NCHA AAA Minor and Major Bantam teams require release and where do they register?
    • A: Yes they require releases from SMHA and they need to register on the NCHA website.
    • Q: What is the fee for tryouts?
    • A: There will be no fee for tryouts. Tryout costs will be included in an increased association fee for 2017/2018.
    • Q: What are the expected costs to play on a NCHA A team?
    • A: With association fees, you can expect to pay between $2,000 and $2,500.
    • Q: What are the expected financial commitment if we make a NCHA team?
    • A: Players offered a spot on a team will be required to make a $1,000 right after tryouts.

NCHA Coaching 2017-2018

  1. We will have a coaches’ meeting this Sunday, April 9th at 6 pm at the meeting room at Chelmsford Arena. We will go over the tryout procedures. All selected and potential coaches are welcome.
  2. The Novice AA coach is Jamie Morris, Novice Walden coach is Darren Vagnini, Novice Rayside coach is Allain Dubois and the Novice East coach is Mitch Lapierre. The number of Novice A teams is dependent on the number of registrants and the skill level. We will have better idea during the AA tryouts during week #2, the week of April 17th. We encourage all coaches, including unsuccessful coaches, to attend the tryouts.
  3. The Major AA Atom coach is Sylvain Bourassa. The Minor AA Atom coach is Jason Young.
  4. The remaining AA coaches will be announced on April 12th.
  5. The A coaches will be announced on April 19th. The number of Atom, Peewee and Bantam A teams is dependent on the number of registrants and the skill level. We will have better idea during the AA tryouts during week #2, the week of April 17th. We encourage all coaches to attend the tryouts.

If you have questions or comments you can email: Dan.Cacciotti@amecfw.com.
No calls please.

Tryout Weeks for the 2017-2018 Season

  • AAA Tryouts the week of April 10th
  • AA Tryouts the week of April 17th
  • A Tryouts the week of April 24th

NOHA Respect in Sport for Parents

Details can be found at the NOHA Respect in Sport for Parents website.

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