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BC Hockey Zone Program

 

STATS/STANDINGS

 

BC Hockey launched a Zone Program in 2016 - 2017 when it partnered with the Okanagan Mainline Amateur Hockey Association (OMAHA) to operate a pilot project.  The project expanded in the 2017 - 2018 season with the East Kootenay and Yukon joining with the OMAHA.  Moving into the 2019 - 2020 season, BC Hockey will continue to work with District Associations in the operation of a zone program.

This webpage will provide you with an overview of the Zone Program and the most up-to-date information and will be updated as additional information is confirmed.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact BC Hockey at 250-652-2978 or info@bchockey.net

Zone Program Feedback

CLICK HERE TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK OF THE PROGRAM

Zone Program Classifications

CLICK HERE for further clarification as to the terminologies to be utilized to identify teams within the ongoing pilot project for zone hockey.

Evaluation Camps (AA)

District

Date Location Division Schedule

East Kootenay

April 12 - 14, 2019 Western Financial Place, Cranbrook Bantam / Midget SCHEDULE

West Kootenay

TBD TBD Bantam / Midget  

OK - Central

June 6 - 9, 2019 Capital News Centre, Kelowna Bantam / Midget  

OK - North

June 14 - 16, 2019 Brocklehurst Arena, Kamloops Bantam / Midget  

OK - South

June 6 - 9, 2019 Capital News Centre, Kelowna Bantam / Midget  

OK - Thompson

June 14 - 16, 2019 Brocklehurst Arena, Kamloops Bantam / Midget  

North Central

April 26 - 28, 2019 Rolling Mix Concrete Arena, Prince George Bantam SCHEDULE

North East

April 13-14, 2019 North Peace Arena, Fort St. John Bantam  SCHEDULE

Yukon

TBD TBD Bantam  

 

REGISTER HERE

Evaluation Camps (A)

Whistler/Squamish May 10 - 12, 2019

Brennan Park Arena/Meadow Park Sports Centre 

Bantam/Midget SCHEDULE
   

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NOTE: Players who register and attend the Major Midget/Major Bantam evaluations and are released will be transferred to the Zone AA program at no additional charge.

District Participation

District

Zone Bantam Zone Midget

East Kootenay

One (1) team One (1) team

West Kootenay

One (1) team One (1) team

Okanagan

Four (4) teams: North, Central, Thompson, South Four (4) teams: North, Central, Thompson, South

North Central

One (1) team One (1) team

North East

One (1) team Zero (0) teams

Yukon

One (1) team Zero (0) teams
Whistler/Squamish One (1) team

One (1) team

 

Team Staff Selection

Team Staff are yet to be determined for the 2019-2020 season. As staff members are announced, this page will be updated.

Individuals interested in being involved as a Zone program staff member are encouraged to apply by clicking HERE

BANTAM AA

  MIDGET AA

East Kootenay 

    East Kootenay   

West Kootenay

    West Kootenay  

North Central 

    North Central   

Okanagan - Central 

    Okanagan - Central   

Okanagan - North

    Okanagan - North   

Okanagan - South 

    Okanagan - South   

Okanagan - Thompson

    Okanagan - Thompson   

Yukon

       

North East

       

Evaluation Process

Bantam

Phase I

  • Spring Camps held from April - June
  • 10 skaters and one (1) goalie to receive a roster commitment

Phase II

  • Selected players to participate in ice session in late August to early September
  • Player invitations will be for 2-3 goalies, 7-9 defense and 12-14 forwards
  • Participate in 3-5 ice sessions for evaluation purposes

Phase III

  • Selected players to participate in ice sessions first week of September
  • Minimum of one (1) ice session and one (1) exhibition game
  • Player invitations will be for 2-3 goalies, 6-7 defense and 11-12 forwards 

Phase IV

  • Roster finalized by the second Sunday of September

Okanagan Midget

Phase I

  • Spring Camps held from April - June

Phase II

  • Selected players to participate in ice session in late August to early September
  • Player invitations will be for 2-3 goalies, 7-9 defense and 12-14 forwards

Phase III

  • Selected players to participate in ice sessions first week of September
  • Player invitations will be for 2-3 goalies, 6-7 defense and 11-12 forwards

Phase IV

  • Roster to be finalized on September 21, 2019

NOTE: The Midget evaluation process will align with the BC Major Midget League and Minor Midget evaluation process.

Zone Leads:

East Kootenay Leann Smith
West Kootenay TBD
Okanagan  Rob Evers 
North Central Trevor Sprague
North East David Alexander
Yukon Travis Richie

 

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Zone Program Enhancements

Item

Enhancements
BC Hockey Suppliers
  • Access to BC Hockey suppliers (accomodations, equipment, travel)
  • Assistance from BC Hockey in booking logistics
General Manager/Zone Lead Meetings
  • Two (2) in-person meetings held during the year.  The meetings will be held prior to the Spring Camp Evaluation process and start of league play
  • Bi-weekly video conferences for enhanced communication and program review
Mental Health
  • Access to mental health resources developed by BC Hockey
Orientation Meeting
  • Meeting held with all team staff in August prior to the start of Phase II of the evaluation process
  • To provide the staff with an operation manual
Player Evaluation
  • Creation of a Player Evaluation Lead positiion with BC Hockey to standardize the evaluation process for zone progamming and to provide players with feedback and their evaluation form
Program Evaluation
  • Quality Observation conducted in-season to evaluate the program.  Each program will be visited and a formal review conducted
  • Zone Programs adhere to BC Hockey standards
Strength & Conditioning
  • Development of a standard work out program for all zone programs.  Access to a yearly plan with over 500 YouTube training videos
  • Access to meal plans and nutritional information
  • Operated by Matthew Davey, BC Hockey Program of Excellence Strength & Conditioning Coach
Technology
  • Teams will be provided with TeamSnap Pro accounts organized by BC Hockey
  • Access to the Hockey Canada Network App for coaching staff
  • Access to the Hockey Canada Gold Standard Portal, and information hub for elite players and coaches
Website/Communication
  • Development of a Zone Program website
  • Will include: statistics, weekly recaps, live scoring through electronic gamesheets and program information
Zone Lead
  • Zone Lead position further developed with the alignment of Major Midget staff

Ice

BC Hockey is currently working with Minor Hockey Associations (MHA) and facilities to confirm ice bookings for the 2019 - 2020 season. 

The Zone Program will operate a 20-game schedule.  This is subject to change based on additional district participation.

Program Cost

The following outlines the expected cost to participate in each program.  These are subject to change based on adjustments to the operation of the program.  A team fee will be applied over and above the fee below.  The BC Hockey fee will include team/player assesment charge and applicable tax over and above the amount listed below.

The BC Hockey fee will include:

  • Game and practice ice
  • Team bank account and credit card service charges
  • Team staff honourarium
  • Team trainer honourarium and training supplies
  • Orientation meeting
  • Officiating costs
  • Player evaluation procress
  • League website, statistics and news
  • Program Administration Fee
  • Team jersey, pant shell and sock set (each player will keep one jersey at the conclusion of the season)
  • Dryland training
  • On-ice skills training
  • Exhibition game costs
  • Team supplies (pucks, water bottles, coach board, coaching software, etc.)
  • Team staff mileage and meals

The program fee is:

East Kootenay

$ 3,361  

West Kootenay

TBD  

Okanagan

$ 3,971  
North Central

$ 3,731

   
North East

$ 3,776

 
Yukon $ 3,776  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*plus applicable tax and player/team assesment fees

NOTE: Fees are subject to change. If changes occur, this page will be updated to reflect the most up to date information.

An additional team fee wil be charged above the BC Hockey fees above by the team.  This will allow the team consultation with the parents to plan accordningly.  This fee will include:

  • Tournaments
  • Meals on the road
  • Hotels
  • Transportation

Teams will be eligible to submit a request to access the BC Hockey Equipment Package.  Team requests must be submitted by June 1 for the upcoming season.  The cost for the equipment package is $425 plus applicable taxes and will include:

  • Warrior helmet
  • Warrior gloves
  • Stylized hoodie
  • Stylized track pants
  • Pro Warrior bag
  • Workout shirt
  • Workout shorts
  • Custom Goalie sticks

Program Policy Manuals

EAST KOOTENAY   NORTH CENTRAL  

OKANAGAN


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