NEW for the 2020-21 Season
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.
- More fun
- More ice time
- More puck time
- More shots
- More passes
- More goals
- More development
- More convenience
- Less cost
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.