Development Stream (DS) (Central York Girls Hockey Association)



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DS 2021-22



Overview

The House League Development Stream Program (DS) began in 2011 as a pilot project in response to requests from members of the OWHA to find a solution to bridge the gap between house league and competitive (rep) play.  This season, we will have teams for U11, U13, U15 and U18.


Who can play?

It is important to note that the DS program supplements the house league program, meaning that all DS players must be registered in house league and attend house league games and practices regularly. This may result in players having two games/practices on the same day. DS teams will not schedule games or practices that conflict with the house league schedule.

How can players try out?

All divisions will have open try-outs run by impartial on-ice instructors.  Player cuts will be made such that teams will have a maximum of 17 rostered players (2 goalies and 15 skaters).   There are spots for alternates to practice with the team and play when rostered players are absent.   Tryout dates, locations and times will be posted. Players will be selected based on skills and abilities shown during the tryout process.  In order to play on a DS team, the player must attend all tryouts for her age group.


How many games and practices will there be?  

The OWHA has stipulated that DS teams can play a maximum of 8 exhibition (4 home, 4 away) games against other DS teams and enter a maximum of 3 tournaments (U13/15/18 only). The team can only enter into DS designated tournaments (not competitive or house league) and will have to be scheduled on weekends when house league games are not being played.



How much travel will be involved?  

This will depend on what other associations will be skating DS teams. We anticipate that associations such as Barrie, Leaside, Markham, Whitby and Etobicoke will have teams.


How much will it cost?  

The largest expenditure for hockey teams is the cost of ice. In addition to ice costs, there other expenses such as jerseys, tournament entry fees, referees, etc. that will come into play. DS Fees are TBA and will be announced when tryouts open.



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The Central York Panthers would like to congratulate our 2021-22 Jr Panthers Alexa Giantsopoulos, Ahalya Julien-Medeiros, Mackenzie Keenan and Abby Lunney on being invited to the OWHA U18 High Performance Invitational Camp September 3-5. The past year has been challenging for many student athletes and it has made this announcement even more exciting and very impressive. We are thrilled to be able to make this announcement for such prominent and passionate Panthers! Way to go Alexa, Ahalya, Mackenzie, and Abby!
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