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Preliminary Team Placement for Players

All players are evaluated equally with no guaranteed placement on a particular level team. The Hockey Director and/or Coaching Coordinators will keep all scores and notes and will use them during the Evaluation Process. The scores will not be made public.

The Hockey Director will rank and prepare preliminary team assignments at each level. This is after a peer review with the Coaching Coordinators and President(s).  The Hockey Director and Coaching Coordinators will schedule a Coaches meeting to review the preliminary player placements on the proposed teams at each level.

The Coaches meeting will review preliminary placements on the proposed teams at each level referencing scores, coaching evaluations to ensure accuracy and completeness.  Players who are eligible for movement in the fall are flagged at the spring coaches meeting time based on their performance during tryouts and coaches evaluations. After the Coaches meeting, the Hockey Director and Coaching Coordinators will then finalize the preliminary rosters based on the number of players and scores, while allowing for adequate player movement at the Fall Conditioning.

All players are evaluated equally with no guaranteed spots. In the event of a statistical tie, preference will be given on the higher team by the following criteria:

  • The player who is a returning  CMR  player from the prior season
  • The player who was a member of the higher level team in the division1 from the prior season
    • 1 A player who has moved up an age division will not be given preference based on the team they played on in the previous division. For example, a player from the Squirt 1 team moving to the Peewees, will not be given preference over a similar player at the Peewee level based on their previous placement at the Squirt Level.
  • Policy regarding 2nd year players within a level: If players have similar scores, the 2nd year player will be given a higher level of consideration
  • In the event, that a second year player in a division would be moved down to a lower team than the prior season based on their tryout scores, without either an expansion or contraction of the number of teams in the division, a consensus agreement must be reached by the Hockey Operations team and signed off on by the President.

Preliminary Team Rosters will have 9-11 players to allow for Fall Conditioning movements.

  • The actual number of players placed on the preliminary rosters for each team will be large enough to ensure that 75% of players stay on the final roster. This means that we might have more players on preliminary rosters for a specific team than the final roster.
  • When determining preliminary roster numbers for each team in a division when an odd number of players exists relative to the number of teams, the higher level team(s) should have the lower number of players. It is easy to move a player up to a higher team, but often very difficult or impossible to move a player down even as a substitute player
  • The evaluation process will have the full-time goalies to be placed at their evaluated level;  however the part-time goalie will be placed as a player and goalie. 
    • Depending on placement, the player will be placed at the lower common denominator.  For example, if the player is placed on the Squirt 3’s as a goalie and Squirt 2’s as a player, the player can choose to play out at the Squirt 2 level full-time or choose to play goalie and play out at the Squirt 3 level.  Final decisions on this matter are conducted by the Hockey Director.
  • Post Fall Conditioning rosters will have a final team size is between 11-15 players plus goalies.

The Final Preliminary Roster will then be presented to the Board of Directors by the Hockey Director for a vote and then will be released to the players and families no later than the end of June and posted on the website.

NO PLAYERS WILL BE PLACED ON A TEAM ROSTER unless all outstanding family balances previous financials and the 2019/20 $250 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit are PAID IN FULL. [The treasurer does reserve the right to allow players on the ice if acceptable payment plans have been approved and are current].