REGISTRATION FOR 2020-2021 HOCKEY SEASON

  • 2020-2021 House League Registration

    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 registrar@knightshockey.org as a manual profile will need to be created prior to registration.

    When registering your child, please use an email address that you check regularly as this will be our primary means of communication with you and the players.

    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.

    All fields within the registration are self-explanatory and the system will prompt you if you forget to answer any of the mandatory questions. Once you complete the Member’s Information you will choose which Division your child will be playing in. Please note that the name of the division will appear (i.e. U9 (Novice), U11 (Atom), U15 (Bantam), etc.) based on the player’s birth date as entered.

    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.


    Registration and Fees for 2020-2021

    Registration opens on June 1st, 2020 at 5:00pm and will remain open until the LTP or House League division is deemed Full and Closed by the Knights (see Registration Status below). The Knights reserve the right to close registration early for any division deemed to be full.

    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.

    Division Full Fee Instalment #1
    Due: July 2nd
    Instalment #2
    Due: August 4th
    Learn to Play: York Mills & Pleasantview $325 $162.50 $162.50
    Learn to Play : St Mike’s Arena $425 $212.50 $212.50
    Extended Learn to Play (ages 8 – 14) $325 $162.50 $162.50
    U6 (formerly Tyke) – U15 (formerly Bantam) House League $500 $250 $250
    U16 – U18 (formerly Minor Midget - Midget Sr.) House League $325 $162.50 $162.50
     

    Payment and Tax Receipts

    Payment for the upcoming season is to be made by credit card only, either Visa or MasterCard. The Knights do not accept cash or cheques. You will receive an invoice once you have completed the online registration. The invoice will indicate the full amount paid or the dates of “pending payment” for those who choose to pay by instalment. Regardless of whether you pay in full or in instalments, the invoice is your confirmation of acceptance into the league (subject, however, to revocation by the Knights if you have registered your child in the wrong age division as noted above).

    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.

    Refund Policy

    Notices of withdrawal and requests for refunds must be made in writing by email at registrar@knightshockey.org. Refunds, less a $50 administrative fee, will be made for House League registrants only if requested before August 31, 2020. Refunds, less a $150 administrative fee, will be made for House League registrants only if requested between September 1, 2020 and October 31, 2020. No refunds for House League will be issued in respect of any requests received or after November 1, 2020.

    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.


    For Learn to Play (LTP) Parents

    Please go to the LTP section of our website by clicking on the LTP sidebar of this page to obtain more information on the programs offered. All parents should read the FAQs (frequently asked questions) to obtain the information required to register your child in the appropriate session. The discussion on how the players are assigned to the various LTP sessions is particularly helpful. Learn To Play will be using the website for general communications this season. You will NOT receive emails or phone calls – so please check the website regularly for updates. Please bookmark that site and check back in September 2020 for up-to-date information on getting started in the programs, assigned coaches and detailed schedules. The North York Knights offer LTP programs at three arenas:
    1. Pleasantview Arena: Saturdays at 9:00am
    2. St. Mike’s Arena: Saturdays at 9:30am and 10:30am
    3. York Mills Arena: Saturdays from 9:00am – 11:00am and 11:00am – 1:00pm (see FAQ’s for placement information)

    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.


    2020-2021 REGISTRATION STATUS

    Registration for all the House League divisions opens on June 1st for the 2020/2021 season.

    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


    Registration for all the LTP divisions opens on June 1st for the 2020/2021 season.

    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



    For House League Players and Parents

    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.

    U7 (formerly Tyke), U8 (formerly Minor Novice) and U9 (formerly Novice) Division

    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 .


    Other Registration Options

    There are a few options available when registering a player:

    Playing with a friend: The Knights will try to place your child on a team with the friend identified on the registration application. The Knights cannot always ensure that your child is on the same team as his or her identified friend especially if one of the players is on a Select team. Please see the Team Balancing discussion on the House League overview tab for more details.

    Goalies: In some of the younger divisions players will rotate through this position. Please indicate on the registration application whether or not your child is interested in being a goalie. The U7, U8 and U9 divisions rotate players in the goalie position in all House League games. Select goalies in these divisions are not permitted to play in consecutive House League games. Select goalies are expected to play in a forward/defence position during the House League season when they are not goaltending.

    Volunteers: If you are willing to be a volunteer with the Knights in any capacity, please let us know! We need volunteers both on and off the ice, so please indicate in what capacity you are prepared to help. You will be contacted at the start of the season to clarify and confirm your position. Thank you for your support.


    THE HOCKEY CANADA ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM

    ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY JUNE 1st, 2020 AT 5:00PM. ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS BELOW TO BE REDIRECTED TO THE HOCKEY CANADA ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM.
  • Pursuant to Canada's anti-spam legislation (“CASL”), which will be in effect on July 1st, 2014, the North York Knights Hockey Association (the "Knights") requires your consent to receive information about our hockey programs by electronic means, such as email and text messages.
  •   IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT THE KNIGHTS WILL BE PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM SENDING YOU ANY ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, INCLUDING NOTICES ABOUT PLAYER / TEAM ALLOCATIONS, PRACTICE, AND GAME SCHEDULES OR OTHER LEAGUE EVENTS OR NOTICES. If you subsequently wish to withdraw your consent you may do so at any time by advising our Registrar at registrar@knightshockey.org or by writing to us at: P.O. Box 1415 3230 Yonge Street Toronto, ON M4N 3P6 If you have any questions or concerns regarding our CASL compliance, please contact our Registrar at the above email or postal address.
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  • The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) requires that, at least one parent/guardian of every minor hockey player in the OHF (which includes the North York Knights Hockey Association and all other hockey organizations in the Greater Toronto Area) has taken the Respect In Sport (RIS) Parent Program prior to a player being permitted to participate in any Hockey Canada programming. This requirement applies to all levels of hockey including House League and Competitive levels. The cost of taking the program is $12 and is paid directly on-line when taking the program. A participant’s parent/guardian will only be required to take the program once. There is no requirement for re-taking the program annually.

    Each hockey association will be able to track compliance with the Hockey Canada Registry (HCR). Each player’s profile on the HCR will be updated when his/her parent completes the RIS Parent Program so each association will be able to monitor compliance by reviewing the participant’s profile. A parent does not have to have taken the RIS Parent Program before the player registers. However, parents of House League players will need to have completed the on-line course prior to September 1st, 2020 as no player will be assigned to a Knights House league team or be allowed to participate in any on-ice activities with the Knights (including Selects) unless the program has been completed and the RIS Parent Program registration with the HCR has been verified by the Knights.

  • Remember - you will be redirected to the registration form at hockeycanada.ca. You must complete your registration at this site.

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