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For players born from 2012 to 2016

Our Competitive Development Program (CDP) was created by like minded west-end clubs. The aim of the program is to provide a better way for all young hockey players to play more hockey and develop; at the same time be cost effective and more convenient for west-end parents. All Humber Valley house league players of all skill levels are eligible to tryout and play on a Humber Valley Sharks CDP team. Humber Valley will field multiple teams in each age group, and teams are tiered based on the players stage of development.

Program Benefits

For Players

  • More fun
  • More ice time
  • More puck time
  • More shots
  • More passes
  • More goals
  • More development

For Parents

  • More convenience
  • Less cost

Check out the Humber Valley Sharks CDP Core Principles

Sharks CDP teams practice every week and play against other west-end club CDP teams at local arenas.  Teams also play exhibition games and enter tournaments.    

CDP Follows Hockey Canada’s Player Development Model

  • CDP players must be registered and play within the Humber Valley house league
  • Players of all skill levels are welcome.  Players will be tiered on an evaluation basis.
  • Team are made up of rosters of 18 players (16 skaters, 2 goalies). 
  • During game play, teams will be divided into two squads of 9 players (8 skaters, 1 goalie).
  • Two games will be played simultaneously in a 4-on-4 format (plus goalies).
  • U6/U7 Games will be played in a cross-ice format.
  • U8 Games will be played in a half-ice format.
  • U9 Games will be played in a half-ice format and will change to full-ice after January 15th of every season to prepare for U10.
  • 44 minute games consisting of two 22 minute run-time periods.
  • Line changes are every 2 minutes on a buzzer, no stoppage in play.
    • With teams of 8 players, every player plays 2 minutes and rests for 2 minutes (shift on/shift off) providing a lot of ice time for every player

Tryouts/player evaluations begin in early October and games start after Thanksgiving.  Games will not be scheduled over holidays or during the public school system March Break. Playoffs are played in a round robin, festival/tournament format at the end of March.

Download the Sharks CDP program guide and check-out the Core Principles of CDP.