North York Knights COVID -19 POLICY AND PROTOCOLS Read More
ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY JUNE 1st, 2020, AT 5:00PM.
Please review the following instructions in order to successfully complete your child’s online registration.
**ALL THE START DATES AND TIMES FOR THE SEASON AND THE VARIOUS PROGRAMS WILL BE CONFIRMED TO EACH REGISTERED PARTICIPANT BY EMAIL, ONCE A FINAL DECISION ON HOCKEY ACTIVITIES FROM HOCKEY CANADA AND THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO HAS BEEN PROVIDED. ANY CHANGE TO THE NORMAL HOCKEY SCHEDULE MAY RESULT IN A REASSESSMENT OF THE FEES. DECISIONS CAN ONLY BE MADE ONCE THE FINAL CONFIRMATION HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO WITH RESPECT TO THE START OF HOCKEY ACTIVITIES.
The North York Knights Hockey Association (the “Knights”) uses the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) for enrolment. If your child is a returning player, you will be able to enter the site using the email and password that was used in the previous year. (There is a system for retrieving your password if you have forgotten it. The Knights do not have a record of the password.) If your child is a new player, you will need to create a profile using your email address and a password. If your child is a new player OVER THE AGE OF 11, please contact the registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org as a manual profile will need to be created prior to registration.
Please do NOT use your child’s email address for registration purposes. If you have used your child’s email address within the registration system, you do have the option to edit the information.
Note that all communication from the league will be forwarded to the email address that you have provided during registration. If you provide an invalid or an incorrect email address you will not receive communication from the club.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE YOUR CHILD IN A DIVISION FOR WHICH THEY ARE INELIGIBLE. For instance, do not try to place your child born in 2005 with those born in 2004.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU DO REGISTER FOR A DIVISION FOR WHICH YOUR CHILD IS INELIGIBLE, YOUR PAYMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED BUT YOUR REGISTRATION MAY BE DENIED BY THE KNIGHTS.
Acknowledging the unprecedented challenges for many families as a result of the economic shutdown and reflecting the uncertainty about the start of the 2020-2021 hockey season, the NYKHA Executive will be implementing a registration process with two instalment payments for this year. There will be no Early Bird discount this year because of the instalment payments and the unusual circumstances surrounding the registration process. The following table outlines the registration fees for the NYKHA for the 2020-2021 hockey season.
The paid invoice is also your tax receipt. Please print a copy for your records.
Duplicate copies will only be available through the website at the end of the 2020-2021 season.
Refunds, less a $50 administrative fee, will be made for Learn to Play registrants only if requested before October 31, 2020. No refunds for Learn to Play will be issued in respect of any requests received on or after November 1, 2020.
Regardless of when the refund request is submitted, a full refund will not occur as an administrative fee will be charged to cover the cost of your child’s registration and release. Refunds will only be processed after the deadline date for refunds for both House League and Learn to Play (i.e. August 31 and October 31, 2020, respectively) regardless of when the request for the refund is made. If a player is released after the relevant deadline at the discretion of the Knights, no refund will be made.
Should the season be cancelled due to Covid-19, full refund cheques will be issued to the payee of the fees and sent to the address of the payee recorded on the original order/invoice.
NOTE: The 9:30am session for St Mike’s LTP is generally for BEGINNER skaters (standing and walking on skates or basic stride and glide). The 10:30am session for St Mike’s LTP is for STRONGER skaters and returning LTP players (good stride and glide, turns and stops). Please register your child accordingly. Please note that if a player is registered for the 10:30 LTP session and the child is not at the eligible “skill level” (good stride and glide) at the time of assessments, the Knights reserve their right to cancel this player’s registration. Players must be four (4) years of age prior to December 31, 2020. Registration for children under the age of four (4) will not be permitted for any of our programs.
U7 - TYKE (2014): Open
U8 - MINOR NOVICE (2013): Open
U9 - NOVICE (2012): Open
U10 - MINOR ATOM (2011): Open
U11 - ATOM (2010): Open
U12 - MINOR PEEWEE (2009): Open
U13 - PEEWEE (2008): Open
U14 - MINOR BANTAM (2007): Open
U15 - BANTAM (2006): Open
U16 - MIDGET (2005): Open
U17 - MIDGET JR (2004): Open
U18 - MIDGET SR (2003): Open
Pleasantview Arena 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Open
Pleasantview Arena 10:00 – 11:00 AM: Extended LTP Open
St. Mike’s Arena 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Open
St. Mike’s Arena 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Open
York Mills Arena 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Open
York Mills Arena 11:00 AM – 1:00pm: Open
House League games are held on Sunday evenings. Practices are held throughout the day on Saturdays with the exception of the U16 (2005), U17 (2004) and U18 (2003) category. Approximately two weeks prior to the start of the season, parents will receive an email/phone call from the player’s House League coach to communicate information on practice times, arena location and the regular season schedule. The Knights cannot provide information on practice times and game schedules for any team in any of the divisions before the team draft.
House League practices and games are scheduled in several locations in North York, including the York Mills, Bayview, Mitchell Field and Pleasantview arenas. Arenas and playing times will be assigned to teams/divisions once the teams are drafted in September. Parents/players cannot choose in which arenas they will be practicing or playing.
Parents/Players will receive notice of their team assignment from their coach two weeks prior to the start of the season.
The U7 and U8 age group will follow the Hockey Canada mandated Initiation Program (IP) moving forward which recommends training and playing in a cross-ice or half-ice format. This Canada-wide initiative applies to all hockey associations and is intended to improve the development and progression of basic hockey skills and concepts.
It is the intention of the North York Knights to have practices for this age group on Saturday mornings and to schedule games on Sunday in the late-afternoon/early evening for the entire season. Games will have players as fully equipped goaltenders with a weekly rotation expected amongst the players; and there will be bumpers to divide the ice according to the modified ice guidelines.
U9 aged players will play using the modified ice for the Fall portion of the season and play on full ice surface starting in mid-January 2021. These dates may be modified should the start of the season be delayed.
A more detailed explanation of what is recommended in the Initiation Program for the various ages can be found at the following Ontario Hockey Federation address: OHF Player Development Model .
Remember - you will be redirected to the registration form at hockeycanada.ca. You must complete your registration at this site.