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 2014-2015 season – numbers, coaching and ice time permitting – our plan is to enter a Select team in the North York Hockey League for every birth year from 2008 to 1997. There is also the possibility of having 2 teams in the 2006 and 1999 birth years numbers permitting. 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.
Tryouts will start right after Labour Day, before the house league season begins. An email with tryout information will be sent to all players who indicated on registration that they are interested in trying out for Select hockey. The 2014-15 Select tryout schedule will be posted in August. Please check the FHHA website here for the Select tryout schedule.
Only those players who have registered with the FHHA 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.
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.