2024 Spring 3 on 3, Skating and Skills Program


 

 

** REGISTRATION IS OPEN! **

 

Positions Still Available (Updated Mar 30. 2024 @ 5:02pm)

 

 Player    

 Goalie    

Spare Player

Skills Goalie

 U9 

2

2

2

3

 U11 

 Full

Full

Full

2

 U13

Full

Full

Full

1

If divisions are full, PLEASE sign up on the waitlist as there are usually a few cancellations.

 

3 ON 3 CROSS-ICE GAMES

DETAILED SKATING LESSONS

SKILLS SESSIONS (STICKHANDLING...and more skating!)

GOALTENDING COACHING

 

WEST HILLHURST ARENA

14, 1 Hour Ice Times - Tuesdays and Thursdays

April 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30

May 2, 7, 9, 14, 21, 23 (no session May 16 - long wknd)

 

U9

Players entering U9 in Fall 2024. Born in 2016 and 2017.   

4:45-5:45pm

(4 teams of 9 players and a goalie)

 

U11 

Players entering U11 in Fall 2024. Born in 2014 and 2015.

6:00-7:00pm

(4 teams of 9 players and a goalie)

 

U13

Players entering U13 in Fall 2024. Born in 2012 and 2013.

7:15-8:15pm

(4 teams of 9 players and a goalie)

 

$490 Players

$350 Spare Players

$350 Goalies

$350 Skills Goalies

***Please read the “Spare Player and Skills Goalie” description below as these positions will be just as beneficial as a “Player” or “Goalie” position. ***

  

The Benefits of Cross-Ice Hockey

We have boards at both blue lines with corner radiuses to ensure continuous play and two gates for each zone to enable easy line changes. NHL teams practice cross-ice all the time...and the benefits are magnified for children. The benefits of cross-ice hockey for players of all ages are obvious to seasoned hockey players.

“The differences in skill-development opportunities with cross-ice or half-ice hockey are significant: players receive five times more passes and take six times more shots. They’re called on to have to make more decisions more quickly and are overall more engaged in the game.” - Hockey Canada

Hybrid Hockey tracked shots during our spring games and goalies faced almost 50 shots per half-hour game and every one of those shots was taken “from the slot”. That’s 10x the number of high quality shots taken in most full ice games. This shot count says it all as the players had to do all of the work to take those shots thereby receiving just as much quality practice as the goalies.

 

Competitive League with a Limited Number of Teams

The league is organized cross-ice with 3 zones: a 3 on 3 game; skating lessons; and stickhandling or goalie coaching.  Players spend 30 minutes each day in zone one playing a 3 on 3 game and then 30 minutes practicing skating or stickhandling.  Goalies play a 30-minute game and then receive individual coaching for the other 30 minutes (See details below under “Goalie Coaching”). The league is limited to a maximum number of teams in each of the following divisions:

 

3 on 3 Games Rules

  • 1-minute shifts.
  • Goal or the goalie covers - touch up behind center line.
  • Penalties result in a penalty shot with players chasing from the opposite face-off circle.
  • Relinquish the puck at the buzzer.
  • Equal ice time for all participants.
  • Standings decided based upon Total Goal Differentials (to encourage children to never give up during a particular game).

 

Figure or Power Skating for Hockey Players (Detailed Balance and Edgework)

The neutral zone will be used each hour to teach detailed balance and edge work. Each of the sessions will be taught by two professional skating instructors. We consider these to be individual lessons as the instructor:player ratio will be 1:4 and coaches are focused on each child. These sessions are $50 per half-hour when booked independently.

 

Skills Sessions

The far end zone will be used each hour to run Skills sessions focused on puck control and puck movement (while practicing skating as skating is the single most important skill necessary to becoming an excellent hockey player). These sessions will be run by coaches who run sessions like these for a living and who we believe are some of the best in the business. We also use this zone to bring out guest coaches who have played high levels of hockey and who have a lot to offer the kids.  

 

Goaltending Coaching

Coaches work with our U9 - U13 goalies during Skills sessions. We believe this is one of the best opportunities you will find if your child is a goaltender as these sessions can be as much as $65 per half hour when booked independently. 

 

Spare Player and Skills Goalie

Note that we will have spare players and a skills goalie attend each session.  These “Spares” show up each week just like the other players.  If all team players are in attendance, then these “Spares” will simply attend Figure Skating and Skills or Goalie Coaching for the full hour.  Experience has shown us that Spares will get to play a game during most weeks and completing a full hour with our expert coaches should be viewed as an attractive option anyways.  We have actually had players sign up as Spares because they wanted to receive more coaching instead of playing, so please do not hesitate to choose this option; your child will end up having just as good an experience as any of the players.

 
Coaches and Referee Schedule 

Date Lead Jerseys/Admin Referee Skating  Skills Goalie Board Setup/Takedown
April 4 Mackenze S  Cailey C Duncan C Gabby A Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
April 9 Mackenze S  Cailey C Duncan C Gabby A Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
April 11 Mackenze S  Cailey C Duncan C Gabby A Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
April 16 Mackenze S  Cailey C Duncan C  Gabby A Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
April 18 Mackenze S  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H  Stephen H/Owen H
April 23 Mackenze S  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K  Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
April 25 Stephen H  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K  Max S Stephen H/Owen H
April 30    N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K Nixon M/ Max S  
May 2 Mackenze S  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella Oliver K Nixon M/ Max S  
May 7 Mackenze S  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K  Max S Stephen H/Owen H
May 9 Mackenze S  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
May 14 Mackenze S  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
May 21 Mackenze S  N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H
May 23 Stephen H   N/A Duncan C Gabby A/Ella G Oliver K Nixon M/ Owen H Stephen H/Owen H

 

Game Scores 

 

Date U9 Game 1 U9 Game 2 U11 Game 1 U11 Game 2 U13 Game 1  U13 Game 2
April 4  Red 6 VS Black 6  White 6 VS Blue 9  Red 4 VS Black 16  White 14 VS Blue 6  Red 2 VS Black 14  White 6 VS Blue 7
April 9  Black 0 VS Blue 5 White 4 VS Red 5  Black 22 VS Blue 8   White 8 VS Red 5  Black 9 VS Blue 10   White 12 VS Red 7
April 11  Red 7 VS Blue 4  Black 10 VS White 0  Red 9 VS Blue 7  Black 12 VS White 14  Red 13 VS Blue 5  Black 9 VS White 7
April 16  Black 7 VS Red 3  White 3 VS Blue 13  Black 19 VS Red 4  White 3 VS Blue 8  Black 17 VS Red 2  White VS Blue
April 18 Black VS Blue   White VS Red  Black VS Blue  White VS Red  Black VS Blue  White VS Red
April 23  Black VS White  Red VS Blue  Black VS White  Red VS Blue  Black VS White  Red VS Blue 
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