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SELECT PROGRAMMING POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 2021

Program Info

Select Hockey is the perfect balance between community House League participation and competitive hockey!

Welcome to your home for Select hockey!

If your child loves House League and is ready for more ice time and more competition – that’s what Select hockey is for. It gives House League players aged 9 and older the opportunity to enjoy all the community benefits of House League along with the experience of representing North Toronto in the city-wide North York Hockey League.

Select teams will play approximately 18-20 games in a season, plus an end-of-season round-robin tournament or playoff series. There is no body-checking allowed in Select hockey and all NT Select competitive teams follow a Fair and Equal ice time policy.

Select is unique because players who tryout for and make a Select team continue to play in in House League but will have additional weekly team practices and games. Select teams also enter at least 3 weekend tournaments each season, one of which is ‘away’, usually outside of the GTA. Joining a Select team is like joining a new hockey family and many life-long relationships are formed through this amazing experience!

For the 2020-2021 season North Toronto is fielding Select Teams in all divisions from U10 (2011) – U18 (2003).

Click on the tabs below for more information on tryouts, coaches and general Select program info. For information on a specific team, please contact the coach or select@nthockey.ca.

Planning for Your Family

Program
Logistics

What is the time commitment?

In addition to a weekly House League session on the weekend, Select players 9 years old and older, should expect to be on the ice an additional 2-3 hours for a total of 3-4 sessions per week as follows:

  1. Select Practice 1 – On either Saturday/Sunday at a local rink (but not NT).
  2. Select Practice 2 – Some teams may have a second practice on privately purchased ice. Times/dates depend on team ability to secure ice.
  3. Select League Game – Approximately once per week usually scheduled on any day other than the House League day/practice days. Games take place throughout the GTA .

In addition, most teams will participate in about 3 weekend tournaments, one of which is usually outside of Toronto.

When does the season start and end?

Select games begin in October after Thanksgiving and end in mid-April.

Will there be games on holidays and March Break?

Select playoff games will run through the public school March Break so you must be prepared to play. Games may also be scheduled the first week of January. There are no games scheduled over Thanksgiving or the Family Day weekend.

Why North Toronto Hockey?

Costs &
Benefits

What is the team fee?

In addition to House League fees, players will be responsible for Team Fees of approximately $1,800 – $2,000, usually payable in two installments (June & September).

What's included?
  • Weekly practice ice, NYHL registration/team entry fees, tournament entry fees.
  • Approximately 20 regular-season games as well as all playoff/end of year round tournament games.
  • A home/away set of high-quality North Toronto competitive jerseys/socks.
  • A custom North Toronto souvenir photo package with Team and Individual photos/plaques.
  • The team fee does NOT include travel expenses, equipment, or NYHL gate fees ($5 per player and adult payable at each game).
  • Financial assistance may be available through your Team Manager to cover a portion of the Team Fee.

Explaining the Structure

Team
Details

Coach Information

For all coach information, please contact select@nthockey.ca.

Coaching Forms and Resources

Coaching Forms and Resources can be found here.

Game Schedules

Schedules and arena locations can be found on the North York Hockey League Game Centre.

“The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team.”
–Phil Jackson

Tryouts & Select Rules

Tryout dates for all players born in 2011 or earlier will be posted here when available.

Note: if your child was born in 2014, 2013, or 2012, visit the Competitive Development Stream page for evaluation/tryout information.

1. In order to try out for any NT Select Team you must be registered in House League and your registration must be ACCEPTED prior to the try out dates. (Even if you were registered in and played at NT in 2019-20, you must still register and be accepted for the 2020-21 season to be eligible for any tryouts.) You are automatically eligible to tryout if you have a confirmed HL registration. Players without a valid HL registration will not be allowed to tryout. 

2. A player may only try out for a team that matches his/her birth year.

3. GTHL Rule 7.12 requires that your child must be registered with only one hockey club/House League at any given time. Players found to be registered with multiple clubs/associations may be declared ineligible from playing Select at NT even if they are chosen for a team. Any Select team fees paid may also be forfeited.

Our goal in the Select program is to develop as many players as possible equally and fairly. This means that our teams will attempt to fill up to 15 skaters and 2 goalies if enough suitable players are available.

In addition, all teams are required to offer up to 4 Alternate Player development positions to players who do not make the regular roster squad if players are available.

For a substantially reduced fee, Alternate Players attend all practices, receive uniforms and fill in for regular roster players in games as needed. Most Alternate Players go on to become regular roster players the following season. For more information, please contact select@nthockey.ca.

13.1 Select Player Attendance in House League Games – Regular Season
The NTHA Select program usually has great success in large part because of the size and strength of the NTHA House League. Accordingly the Select Committee will not permit anything which will reduce the importance of our House League play.
Players are to be reminded by the coaching staff that their involvement in the Select program is a privilege afforded to those who regularly play in House League. The NYHL requires that all Select players play in at least 2/3 of their House League games. The 1/3 allowable missed games include illness, away tournaments and all other activities. Our House League has a minimum of 16 games/skills events per season and as such no more than 6 games may be missed in total. At the beginning of the season the House League committee will be provided with a list of all Select players by division to facilitate the taking of attendance.
The Select Committee, in conjunction with the House League Committee will be implementing the following guideline for House League attendance:
• Players missing more than two consecutive games (not due to illness/injury) may, at the discretion of the Select Committee, be suspended for their next Select game (NYHL OR tournament).
• Players missing more than 6 House League games during the season (not due to illness/ injury) may at the discretion of the NTHA, be subject to suspensions that may include part of – or the rest of – the Select season including playoffs.
• Such suspensions will not result in any reimbursement of fees.
Any extended House League absence should be reported to the Select Chair for possible exclusion from these rules before the absences take place. That is, if a family has future circumstances which should be considered, it would be appreciated if we were notified ahead of the absence.

13.2 Select Player Attendance in House League Games – Playoffs
Although very undesirable, it may happen that NYHL and HL playoff schedules result in conflicts. In these cases, the same attendance rules apply as for local tournaments (section 13.3 above). Again, Coaches cannot instruct their teams to skip HL games if there is reasonably sufficient travel time to make both games. Competitive hockey players of any age should be able to play two hockey games in one day and they often do in tournaments. Holding players back from participating on a team they have played with all season goes against the spirit of fun and teamwork that is so important to the NT hockey programs.

The well-being of our players is paramount at North Toronto Hockey. Please review our Code of Conduct to ensure compliance for both you and your child.

Read full Code of Conduct

North Toronto Hockey will enforce similar suspension policies for players in house league that are currently used in the NYHL.

Suspension as a result of House League play will affect a player’s Select participation such that:

  • Suspensions of 2 or fewer games (excluding the game in which the infraction occurred) in House League will result in a Select game suspension for their next NYHL game. This will not affect Select practice or tournament play.
  • Suspensions of 3 games in House League will result in the suspension of the player for the next 2 NYHL select games or sanctioned tournament games.
  • Suspensions of 4 games or more in House League will be matched by an equal number of NYHL select games. The Select and HL Committee may, at their discretion, apply other suspensions (eg. miss tournament games) if infraction warrants.

Additionally a Select player not appropriately participating in House League can have his privilege to participate in the Select Program suspended.

Player suspensions as a result of Select play will affect a player’s House League participation:

  • Suspensions of 2 or fewer games (excluding the game of the infraction) in the NYHL will result in a House League game suspension for the next House League game subsequent to the ruling. This will not affect House League practice/skills activity.
  • Suspensions of 3 games (excluding the game of the infraction) in the NYHL will result in a House League suspension of 2 games. This will not affect House League practice activity
  • Suspension of 4 or more games in NYHL will be matched in House League play or will remain in place until the NYHL suspension has been fully served, whichever comes first. During this suspension the player is not to participate in any House League games.

The equalization of House League and Select Suspensions where the suspension totals 4 games or more may be appealed to the appropriate House League and/or Select Committee.
For suspensions of 1 year or more, the player is suspended from all Select Hockey. The Discipline Committee shall determine whether the player may resume play in the House League.

Suspensions will be communicated to players/parents by the respective coaches or House League Division convenor. Coaches will receive the instruction from the Select Committee, the House League Committee or the appropriate House League Division Convenor as appropriate.

Registration & Eligibility

1. In order to try out for any NT Select Team you must be registered in House League and your registration must be ACCEPTED prior to the try out dates. (Even if you were registered in and played at NT in 2019-20, you must still register and be accepted for the 2020-21 season to be eligible for any tryouts.) You are automatically eligible to tryout if you have a confirmed HL registration. Players without a valid HL registration will not be allowed to tryout. 

2. A player may only try out for a team that matches his/her birth year.

3. GTHL Rule 7.12 requires that your child must be registered with only one hockey club/House League at any given time. Players found to be registered with multiple clubs/associations may be declared ineligible from playing Select at NT even if they are chosen for a team. Any Select team fees paid may also be forfeited.

Rosters & Alternate Player Development

Our goal in the Select program is to develop as many players as possible equally and fairly. This means that our teams will attempt to fill up to 15 skaters and 2 goalies if enough suitable players are available.

In addition, all teams are required to offer up to 4 Alternate Player development positions to players who do not make the regular roster squad if players are available.

For a substantially reduced fee, Alternate Players attend all practices, receive uniforms and fill in for regular roster players in games as needed. Most Alternate Players go on to become regular roster players the following season. For more information, please contact select@nthockey.ca.

House League Mandatory

13.1 Select Player Attendance in House League Games – Regular Season
The NTHA Select program usually has great success in large part because of the size and strength of the NTHA House League. Accordingly the Select Committee will not permit anything which will reduce the importance of our House League play.
Players are to be reminded by the coaching staff that their involvement in the Select program is a privilege afforded to those who regularly play in House League. The NYHL requires that all Select players play in at least 2/3 of their House League games. The 1/3 allowable missed games include illness, away tournaments and all other activities. Our House League has a minimum of 16 games/skills events per season and as such no more than 6 games may be missed in total. At the beginning of the season the House League committee will be provided with a list of all Select players by division to facilitate the taking of attendance.
The Select Committee, in conjunction with the House League Committee will be implementing the following guideline for House League attendance:
• Players missing more than two consecutive games (not due to illness/injury) may, at the discretion of the Select Committee, be suspended for their next Select game (NYHL OR tournament).
• Players missing more than 6 House League games during the season (not due to illness/ injury) may at the discretion of the NTHA, be subject to suspensions that may include part of – or the rest of – the Select season including playoffs.
• Such suspensions will not result in any reimbursement of fees.
Any extended House League absence should be reported to the Select Chair for possible exclusion from these rules before the absences take place. That is, if a family has future circumstances which should be considered, it would be appreciated if we were notified ahead of the absence.

13.2 Select Player Attendance in House League Games – Playoffs
Although very undesirable, it may happen that NYHL and HL playoff schedules result in conflicts. In these cases, the same attendance rules apply as for local tournaments (section 13.3 above). Again, Coaches cannot instruct their teams to skip HL games if there is reasonably sufficient travel time to make both games. Competitive hockey players of any age should be able to play two hockey games in one day and they often do in tournaments. Holding players back from participating on a team they have played with all season goes against the spirit of fun and teamwork that is so important to the NT hockey programs.

Code of Conduct

The well-being of our players is paramount at North Toronto Hockey. Please review our Code of Conduct to ensure compliance for both you and your child.

Read full Code of Conduct

House League Initiated Suspensions

North Toronto Hockey will enforce similar suspension policies for players in house league that are currently used in the NYHL.

Suspension as a result of House League play will affect a player’s Select participation such that:

  • Suspensions of 2 or fewer games (excluding the game in which the infraction occurred) in House League will result in a Select game suspension for their next NYHL game. This will not affect Select practice or tournament play.
  • Suspensions of 3 games in House League will result in the suspension of the player for the next 2 NYHL select games or sanctioned tournament games.
  • Suspensions of 4 games or more in House League will be matched by an equal number of NYHL select games. The Select and HL Committee may, at their discretion, apply other suspensions (eg. miss tournament games) if infraction warrants.

Additionally a Select player not appropriately participating in House League can have his privilege to participate in the Select Program suspended.

NYHL Initiated Suspensions

Player suspensions as a result of Select play will affect a player’s House League participation:

  • Suspensions of 2 or fewer games (excluding the game of the infraction) in the NYHL will result in a House League game suspension for the next House League game subsequent to the ruling. This will not affect House League practice/skills activity.
  • Suspensions of 3 games (excluding the game of the infraction) in the NYHL will result in a House League suspension of 2 games. This will not affect House League practice activity
  • Suspension of 4 or more games in NYHL will be matched in House League play or will remain in place until the NYHL suspension has been fully served, whichever comes first. During this suspension the player is not to participate in any House League games.

The equalization of House League and Select Suspensions where the suspension totals 4 games or more may be appealed to the appropriate House League and/or Select Committee.
For suspensions of 1 year or more, the player is suspended from all Select Hockey. The Discipline Committee shall determine whether the player may resume play in the House League.

Suspensions will be communicated to players/parents by the respective coaches or House League Division convenor. Coaches will receive the instruction from the Select Committee, the House League Committee or the appropriate House League Division Convenor as appropriate.

Here we go!

Schedules

Schedules and arena locations can be found on the North York Hockey League Game Centre.

Select

Contact Us

Do you have questions? Comments? Want to volunteer? We’re here for you!

For all things Select, you can email select@nthockey.ca.

Full Contact List

President – NTHA: president@nthockey.ca
Registration: registrar@nthockey.ca
House League & Learn to Play Program: hl@nthockey.ca
CDS/Select Program: select@nthockey.ca
GTHL Program: gthl@nthockey.ca
Head of Referees: referee@nthockey.ca
Sponsorship: sponsorship@nthockey.ca
Coaching: coaching@nthockey.ca
Volunteers: volunteer@nthockey.ca
Alumni and Recognition: greenwall@nthockey.ca

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