Novice I.P. Hockey (7-8)

Etobicoke Novice I.P. Hockey for Under 9 years old

Hockey Canada has mandated a new structured initiation program for U9 hockey house league programs across Canada.

This program will also be implemented by the other leagues in our area.  Click here for information

We have gone to great lengths at Faustina to develop a very fun & structured program to maximize player development.  I/P. is part of our House League program – you can find information on rates and dates on our main House League Page.

Program Information 

A/B divisional structure. . We combine both the Minor Novice (7) and Novice (8) birth years into two divisions that are grouped by development (Novice A / Novice B).  At these ages we find there is a wide range of development and the A/B division structure has been very successful and more enjoyable for the players who are just getting started and those who have been skating for a few years.

Evaluation Skate. We will have an evaluation skate on Saturday Sept 14th at 2:45 for last names A-L and 3:30 for last names M-Z.  This evaluation skate steers the division each child starts in.  We will move players up or down if needed after the season starts.

Our weekly practices will be station based.  We plan on running 3-4 stations per practice with a full season drill plan that we have developed at Faustina for our station leads to follow each week.

Our Saturday game days will be 1/2 ice (North to South on each end) for the first part of the season and then full ice for the second part of the season.

We have purchased 1/2 ice rink dividers for this season to fully enclose the game area.




I.P. Program Parents Meeting

We will be holding a parents meeting on  Tuesday September 24th 2019 at 7pm to discuss the Hockey Canada changes for Tyke and Novice B hockey this year and to provide information on our program for the season.

We will have a meeting room at Franklin Horner Community Centre.

Are you interested in volunteering? 

Last year our Initiation (I.P.) program at Faustina was an overwhelming success based on parent feedback and player development.  If you are interested in volunteering this season please email us at [email protected] (Adult volunteers must attend a training course, complete an online course and complete a police check).  We are also looking for high-school student volunteers to help with the Saturday games.  Ideally, these students are also Faustina players).

Are you interested in more competitive Novice age ice hockey?
Visit the Select tab on our website to learn about our select hockey program (Select players also participate in our House League I.P. Program).