The purpose of our Select program is to provide an additional opportunity for our more skilled and enthusiastic players to play hockey in a more challenging and competitive setting. As with our House League, the goal of the Select program is to foster good sportsmanship, the development of positive social skills, team play and hockey skills.
For the 2016-2017 season, where numbers justify and ice time is available, we plan to enter a Select team in the North York Hockey League for every birth year from 2010 to 1999. The North York Hockey League is open to house league select teams in the Greater Toronto area and operates under the umbrella of the GTHL.
FHHA is now offering a second select team for players born in 2008.
The coaches for the Blue team are: Justin Cohen, Allan Kates and Jeff Somer.
The tryouts for the Blue team are open for every 2008 player that is registered with FHHA.
All tryouts are at the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena.
Only those players who have registered with the FHHA for House League prior to the first tryout date, and have received official confirmation of acceptance from the Registrar will be allowed to try out for a Select team. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED ON THE ICE UNLESS THEY HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED INTO HOUSE LEAGUE - NO EXCEPTIONS!
During the North York Hockey League season teams generally play one game and have one practice a week. In the spring however, during playoffs and tournaments, the number of games is likely to increase. It is a Forest Hill Hockey tradition that Select teams enter one out of town tournament per year. Parents are welcome and encouraged to accompany the team. In addition, Select teams may enter one or more local tournaments.
There is an additional fee payable for select hockey that is paid after the team has been selected. A letter detailing the fees and the select program will be handed out at the beginning of the season.