Tyke (7 yrs old) (Centre Wellington Minor Hockey)

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2018-1019 New Half Ice Tyke Season Structure

***At this point not set in stone but most likely what is going to occur with the possibility of minor adjustments.


Game Structure

Half Ice - 2 matches going on at one time on each half of the ice per team (thus half the team will be on one half and the rest will be on the other half)

4 on 4 with goalies

Blue Puck

No offsides, No icing

Face offs at the beginning of Periods

Two 20 - 22 minute Periods

Officials will be on ice - if an infraction occurs (ie. tripping) officials are to pull that player aside to explain why its against the rules and player is allowed to remain on the ice. If the behaviour continues, that said player will be sent back to the players bench for the remainder of their shift and his/her team will play short until the shift ends. Players will not be sent to the penalty box.

Tiered Lines - Prior to games Coaches set up the lines by similar ability level and talk with the opposing Coach to match lines of equal ability


Team Structure

Regular Season - players will be divided into teams of equal ability once evaluation skates have been completed - there will be no rep or select teams

Registration numbers will determine how many teams will be created

Teams will have no more than 18 players

Should numbers be low to participate in optional Jamborees a merge may be needed for numbers to work out

The Goalie position will rotate through the team


Seasonal Framework

Begin practices end of September

First 6 weeks (End Sep - Mid November) - Development Stage (Preseason)

Evaluation Skates

Teams divided and chosen

Practices and Exhibition games - 12 practices and up to 4 exhibition games

***Like Initiation, all tyke age players will practice together in station based practices.

Practices will focus 75% of its time on Individual Technical Skills (Skating, Shooting, Passing, Puck Control) and the remainder Individual and Team Tactical Skills/Strategies.


November - March REGULAR SEASON

20 Weeks long

20 games of a pre-set schedule vs Teams of close proximity (ie. Guelph, Cambridge, etc.) - ideally within 30 drive

2:1 practice to game ratio

***Like Initiation, all players will practice together in station based practices.

Practices will focus 75% of its time on Individual Technical Skills (Skating, Shooting, Passing, Puck Control) and the remainder Individual and Team Tactical Skills/Strategies.

Up to 3 optional Jamborees (1 day tournament like hockey festivals) - Jamborees incur an additional cost


Coaches and Trainers will be needed for all teams. The recommendation is we have at least 4 coaches per team. Coaches will be required to have Certification Level “Coach 1 or 2” and Trainers will need to complete the online Hockey Canada Trainer’s Certificate. All on-ice help will be required to complete (if not already done so): Gender Identity Training (online) and Respect in Sport Activity Leader.


2019-2020 Novice (Transition Year)


Players will transition from Half Ice to Full Ice in Mid-January

Most will remain the same

6 week Preseason (developmental phase) - up to 4 exhibition games

20 game regular Season in 20 weeks (pre-set schedule)

12 Half Ice game + 8 Full Ice games

2:1 Practice to Game Ratio

Up to 3 Jamborees - Season Ending Tournament


Upon entering 5 on 5 full ice games all rules will be enforced including offside, icing and penalties. CWMHA will create a framework to teach players these game concepts within their half ice games during this development/transition year (and possibly towards the latter portion of the tyke season should those teams be ready for those concepts to be introduced).


Team size is a question mark at this point during the transition phase as teams with 18 players would be far too many to play the 5 on 5 full ice game.

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