Initiation, Minor Novice, Novice Overview (Newcastle Village Minor Hockey Association)

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Initiation, Minor Novice (Formerly Tyke) and Novice Division Mandate 

Evaluation Skates have been scheduled for: (updated Sept. 16, 2019)

Initiation: Last name starts A-K Sept 21 & Sept 22 @9-10am Newcastle Memorial Arena
                  Last name starts L-Z Sept 21 & Sept 22 @10-11am Newcastle Memorial Arena

Minor Novice (Formerly Tyke): All players September 21 & 22 @11-12pm Newcastle Memorial Arena


Novice: There will only be one team this year therefore
there evaluation skates are not required for this age group.

Hockey Canada has established national guidelines to ensure optimal development of hockey players at this crucial introductory stage:

Game play at the Novice age group and below will be Cross/Half-ice effective 2019-20, and will be implemented as follows:

1. Effective 2017-18 - Game Play for the Initiation age group (5&6 year olds) will be cross-ice

2. Effective 2018-19 - Game play for the Minor Novice (Formerly Tyke) age group (7yr olds) will be Half-ice

3. Effective 2019-20 - Game play for the Novice age group (8yr olds) will be Half-ice during the first half of the season and transition to Full-Ice during the second half of the season


Further details on the changes can be found here:

1.Novice & Below - Association Implementation Guide - Revised February 2019

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