Novice (ages 7-8)
The Novice program begins in mid September with a 10 week/20 hour training program of drills on individual skills and learning the basic techniques of the sport.
The groups are formed based on the players’ age, previous level played, caliber and rating of previous coach (if available). It is important to note that the group placement DOES NOT indicate the final placement of your child. This is only done at the end of all evaluation sessions. The groups are formed to allow the kids to compete with players of similar caliber and age.
At the end of the 10 weeks, teams are made and classified in A, B or C depending mainly on the caliber of the players.
Beginning November 15th, the teams will then compete in the Central Hockey League which includes Lakeshore, Pierrefonds, DDO, West-Island and Ile Bizard.
The Novice teams (depending on the level your child plays) are usually on the ice an average of 1-3 times per week. This could be on weekends or weeknights and varies week to week.
Each team will play 18 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.