Initiation Rosters and Practice Days

 

TEAM 1 (MONDAY PRACTICE)   TEAM 3 (TUESDAY PRACTICE)   TEAM 5 (WEDNESDAY PRACTICE)   TEAM 7 (THURSDAY PRACTICE)
COACHES - MORLEY/WATKINS COACHES - ZINNER/VILLAR/MCHAFFIE COACHES - JEBB/CARTER COACHES - CUDDEFORD/HATTER/
/MILLARD/PENDRAY/WALTON /MUTCH/MOCK/BALLARD HOPKINS/NIELSEN/PEARCE
HEAD COACH - SCOTT MILLARD HEAD COACH - NATHAN ZINNER HEAD COACH - GREG CARTER HEAD COACH - RYAN CUDDEFORD
FLYERS CANUCKS  FLAMES SENS
ALEX GAUTIER  ARLO EESON ADDISON LEACH  BENJAMIN BUSSIERE 
CHASE FRANZEN  HUDSON KERR  ASHER ROGERS  BRAYDEN MCILMOYLE 
COLE PENDRAY  JACKSON ZINNER  BECKHAM THERRIEN  COLTON WRIGHT 
COLTON BUICK KEENAN BASRAN  CONNOR WRIGHT CORSON HATTER 
DANE MORLEY  KYLIE VILLAR  EVAN TAYLOR  GREGOR WARD-RODRIGUEZ 
EMMETT ALLEN  MASON BAINS  GRADY MARK  JOSIE MONDOUX 
FIELDING MONETTE MASON WEBBER  HUXLEY BALLARD  KATE CUDDEFORD 
HARLEN WATKINS  NOAH GORGES KENNY MUTCH  KELLAN ARRUDA 
HARPER REDDEN ROHAN CORDES  LANDON JEBB  LEVI NIELSEN 
KEENAN MCLEOD  RYAN OMEIS  LEVI THAI  LINDEN ARRUDA 
LEIF HELGASON  RYDER FERGUSON  LEYTON BEGGS   MATHEW NUGENT 
LIAM KOHKHAR  RYKER DION  LIAM MEDLAND NASH RIDDELL 
LUKE WALTON SIDNEY RITCHIE  LUCAS LOPES  PADYN PEARCE
ROSS MILLARD  THOMAS MCHAFFIE  MITCHELL IVANOVIC  SAM HOPKINS 
TOBY BURGOYNE  WILL HARDING  OLIVER ROETHEISLER 
SIDNEY MOCK 
ZACHARY CARTER 
TEAM 2 (MONDAY PRACTICE)   TEAM 4 (TUESDAY PRACTICE)   TEAM 6 (WEDNESDAY PRACTICE)  
COACHES - ELLIOTT/DIXSON/ COACHES - MORRISON/ENNS/ COACHES - MAZUREN / WOODMAN /   
UNGARO/ANDERSON/KUHN PAPP   
HEAD COACH - CLINTON DIXSON HEAD COACH - GORD MORRISON HEAD COACH - SCOTT MAZUREN  
BRUINS STARS KINGS
ADDISON BRETT AXEL LYSHOLM  ARI MAZUREN 
ALEXA KUHN  BENTLY NICHOLLS  DECLAN LEAHY 
ANSON BUERCHERT  COLTON NONIS  DONTAE REDFORD LATHAM 
BENJAMIN BEEBE  DAMIEN JENISH-RYCE KADEN HIDBER 
BRAYDEN RENOU  HENRY MORRISON  KAELYNN BEGLEY
CAMERON ELLIOTT  ISSAC GHESSESOW  KAILER UTLEY 
EMRY AARTS  JACK PRICE  KEATON PAPP 
GABRIELLA KILDUFF  JACOB ENNS  LOGAN WOODMAN  
JACK RENTIERS  JAYCE DECK  LUCAS SONG 
JORDYN SIMISTER  JAZLYN MELLUS  MASON CONRAD 
JOSHUA BOLTON KNOX BOLLHORN  NICHOLAS MCALLISTER
KIER LEWIS  LINDEN CLARK  RORY MAYDEA 
MATHEW VAN NIEKERK  LUCAS HEATHCOTE  RYAN KOCHYLEMA 
NICHOLAS ANDERSON  LUKA IRVINE  RYLAN BELL 
RILEY UNGARO  PAXTON CROSS  WESTON MEAKINS 
RYLAN DIXSON  RYLER WARD  WILLIAM MILLER-CAMPBELL 
WYATT NONIS 

 

 

 

 

Initiation Director Nathan Zinner initiationdir@kelmha.com

Cross Ice Initiative

Hockey Canada believes that hockey should be, first and foremost, fun for all participants. A big part of delivering on that is ensuring the programming is age-appropriate.

Cross-ice/half-ice hockey has always been part of the Initiation Program, but has not been implemented in the same way in every community – beginning this fall (2017-18 season), cross-ice/half-ice is mandatory at the Initiation level.

Cross-ice/half-ice hockey at the Initiation age effectively right-sizes the playing surface for young players:

  • You don't put five- and six-year-olds on a full-size soccer pitch, or expect them to play basketball on a full-sized court with no height adjustments – hockey is no different.
  • Cross-ice/half-ice hockey allows young players the opportunity for more puck-touches which promotes greater opportunity for skill development (puck-handling, shooting, skating, coordination) and decision-making.
    • Players on cross-ice/half-ice have been shown to receive five times more passes and take six times more shots than when they are on a full-sized rink.
    • Small-area games are used at all levels of the game – including senior national teams and the NHL.

The benefits of cross-ice/half-ice hockey go beyond player development; the special boards and bumpers allow minor hockey associations to alleviate pressure around scheduling and ice-time availability by safely allowing multiple practices and games to take place on one rink at the same time.

Cross Ice Initiative Videos

Below are 3 videos presented by Corey McNabb from Hockey Canada at the 2017 BC Hockey AGM. The videos explain the reasoning behind cross ice, the importance of small area games at all levels, and a great video from US Tennis about their kids program. Sports at every level tailor the size of the playing area to the size of the participant. Hockey should be no different.

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