Bantam (ages 13-14)
The Bantam program begins in August. Date is dependant on whether you are participating in Single Letter or Double Letter camps. Single letters is the Recreation program and Double letters is the Competitive program.
For the Competitive program, the Evaluation and Team Formation Process begins mid-August. The Double letter teams are on the ice an average of 3-5 times per week and a firm commitment is required for all sessions. There are also additional fees for the double letter competitive program.
Beginning early to mid September, the Bantam double letter teams begin a 24 - 28 game schedule against all other teams in the Lac St Louis region.
**** Bantam DL Hockey involves Contact/Checking ****
For the Recreation program, teams are formed and classified in A or B depending mainly on the caliber of the players.
Beginning early October, the teams will then compete in the Central Hockey League which includes Lakeshore, Pierrefonds, DDO, West-Island and Ile Bizard.
The Single letter teams are usually on the ice an average of 1-2 times per week. This could be on weekends or weeknights and varies week to week.
Each team will play 24 games as well as receive 2 practices per month from Lakeshore. In some cases depending on the coaching staff and parents, teams may purchase additional practice times as well as participate in tournaments which will increase the frequency of their weekly activities.
As hockey is a team sport please note that players are expected to be at both practices and games. An odd absence is acceptable providing that the coach is advised but the player is expected to attend all team sessions so as not to penalize the team.
Disclaimer: While every attempt has been made to provide, clear, accurate and detailed information, the LMHF reserves the right to make changes as circumstances warrant.