SARNIA SABERS House League Select Program
Is a developmental program aimed to help players improve as hockey players and build healthy athletic habits.
This is an increase from the weekly recreational hockey and offers more frequent practices. Select Teams will play in additional games (Maximum 30) and other competitive tournaments. Select Teams can travel to any other Hockey Canada sanctioned teams for exhibitions.
Our main goal is to ensure our players have fun learning and playing the game of hockey.
Evaluation skates occur in the fall.
Question and Answers
Q - What is House League Select Hockey?
A - A House League Select team is a team formed from an affiliated House League and made up of players selected from teams in the affiliated House League.
Q- How is a House League Select team picked?
A – Players are evaluated in scheduled skates by the Select Team Head Coach and their evaluators.
Q- Is there a cost for the evaluation skates?
A – Yes, for the 2023-24 season there is a $40 fee and you are guaranteed 2 evaluation skates. The $40 fee is paid before the first evaluation skate and is paid in cash at the registration for the first evaluation skate.
Q- Is there a cost to House League Select Hockey?
A – Yes, House League Select Hockey is an additional program and each House League Select Team has its own costs.
Q- Do we know what the costs are now?
A – Your Head Coach must present a budget to the Select Team before the team's season begins, fundraising activities start or the team's first game is played.
Q- What would examples of the costs be?
A – All costs are responsibility of the team and this includes ice time, referees, timekeepers, jerseys, skill sessions, tournaments, etc, etc.
Q- What is the time commitment?
A - There is a maximum of 1 practice per week and a maximum of 30 games a year and a maximum of 3 tournaments per year. Select games, tournaments and practices can not conflict with House League Select games or practices.
Q- What does my player get out of playing Select Hockey?
A - Is a developmental program aimed to help players improve as hockey players and build healthy athletic habits.
Q – What age groups is Select Hockey offered in?
A- In the 2023-24 season, Select Hockey will be offered in U11, U13, U15 and U18 age categories.
Q - Where will games and practices be?
A – Select Teams can travel to any other Hockey Canada sanctioned teams for games. Practices schedules will be determined by the Head Coach taking into account the current House League schedule.
Q- Do I play in House League if I play Select?
A - Select players priority is to their primary House League team. Select team tournaments, games and practices must not conflict with the players House League team practice and game schedule.