Initiation, Tyke Overview (Newcastle Village Minor Hockey Association)

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Initiation, Tyke and Novice Division Mandate 

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 Intiation age group (5&6 year olds) will be cross-ice

2. Effective 2018-19 - Game play for the 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:


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