Calgary Northstars Hockey Association
2021/2022 CNHA Tryout Registration will open July 1st 2021 via Team Snap through the link below.
Register before July 31st - $275
After July 31st- $325
U13AA: Phase 1: Aug 30 – Sept 4. Phase 2: Sept 5 – Sept 8.
U15AA/AAA: Phase 1: Aug 27 – Sept 2. Phase 2: Sept 3 – 6
U16AA/AAA: Phase 1: Sept 7 – 12. Phase 2: Sept 13 - 15
U18AA/AAA: Phase 1: Sept 3 – 6. Phase 2: Sept 7 – 10.
Goalies: Aug 24 and Aug 25
CNHA Team Selection will be led by the General Manager of Hockey Operations (Jesse Hale) in conjunction with the Coaching Staff and skill-based service providers.
The Board of Directors of the CNHA will not be involved in the evaluation or selection of tryout registrants.
The GM of Hockey Operations will determine the format of evaluations including the mix of skill session and game play as well as scoring criteria, and developmental benchmarks by age category. These will align with overall development strategy for the CNHA as determined by the GM of Hockey Operations.
Final team/player selection will rest with the GM and the Coaching Staff.
As indicated the GM of Hockey Operations will be responsible for building the format of evaluations on a yearly basis. This will be created through collaboration with the CNHA Executive, CNHA Coaching Staff, Hockey Calgary as well as the other Calgary Elite Associations. The format may change from year to year as needed; including but not limited to changing developmental goals, # of participants, and ice/facility constraints. Information regarding the format of evaluations will be released concurrently with the Registration for tryouts.
2021/22 Season Format:
1 Skills Evaluation, 1 game, 1 Small Area Games session.
Cut to approx. top 80 following end of Phase 1.
1 practice/skills evaluation, 2 games.
Draft teams for exhibition season.
Final rosters made by Sept 12.
1 Skills Evaluation/Checking Skills session, 2 games, 1 Small Area Games session.
Cut to approx. top 100 following end of Phase 1.
2 practices/skill evaluations and 2 games.
Draft top 22 for AAA group, create group of approx. 65 for AA groups. AA and AAA groups have practices and exhibition games.
Final rosters made by Sept 20.
1 Skills Evaluation, 2 games, 1 Small Area Games session.
Cut to approx. top 75 following end of Phase 1.
2 practices/skill evaluations and 1-2 games. Draft top 22 for AAA group, create group of approx. 45 for AA groups. AA and AAA groups have practices and exhibition games. Final rosters made by Sept 25th.
1 Skills Evaluation, 2 games, 1 Small Area Games session. Cut to approx. top 75 following end of Phase 1.
2 practices/skill evaluations and 1-2 games. Draft top 22 for AAA group, create group of approx. 45 for AA groups. AA and AAA groups have practices and exhibition games. Travelers (AAA only) Final rosters made by Sept 25th.
The integrity of the evaluation process has been built around having as much data on each player as possible – with this intent in mind it’s important that players attend all tryout sessions. As a general guideline in order to be eligible to move to Phase 2 a player must attend at least 2 sessions in Phase 1– this guideline is meant to address attendance at Junior camp or injuries/illness. In the event that your player is away at camp or injured/ill the GM must be notified of the absence, if the absence will extend more than two sessions the GM will work the player and will have the latitude to support the player
AAA Release and Additional Tryouts:
Please refer to the “Elite Male Hockey (AAA) Regulations on the Hockey Alberta website for current regulations regarding additional tryouts outside of your Home MHA.
Please contact email@example.com with your Players Name, DOB and Hockey Canada ID to request a release- you will NOT be able to register for tryouts until this step has been completed
Please visit our summer programs section if are still looking for camps for your player ahead of tryouts
Please direct any questions regarding how to register or other registration questions to Sarah Palinkas – firstname.lastname@example.org
Please direct any questions regarding the format of evaluations or questions regarding Junior Camp attendance to Jesse Hale - email@example.com