2021 / 2022 Select Hockey Information
Due to COVID-19 return to play protocols there will be no tryouts until the fall.
Teams are being formed under the return to play framework for practice and development.
Faustina intends to ice Select teams from the U10 (Minor Atom) birth year through U21 (2000 birth year) through our participation in the North York Hockey League.
For our U7 (Tyke) to U9 (Novice) birth years, Faustina is one of the founding clubs of the west end Competitive Development program (CDP) which provides our House League players with the opportunity to try out for our competitive development teams which will practice together and play competitive games against other clubs who are close to home in the West End (Stay turned for more information).
The Select Fee for the this season will be set at $550.00 (plus Jersey costs if needed). This fee will pre prorated should the season be shortened due to COVID-19.
Please review the Fees section below for additional details.
For general inquiries regarding the Faustina Select program please contact us at [email protected]
Select try-outs are held in early May and will resume with the start of practices in early September for those teams still looking for players.
Overview – What is Faustina Select Hockey?
The Select division of the Faustina Hockey Club provides an opportunity for House League players to participate in competitive, higher caliber hockey in the North York Hockey League (NYHL) nyhl.on.ca.
All House League players from a particular age group may try out for the Select team.
Teams are formed from the players who try out. Roster selection is up to the discretion of the Select team coaches and management. Team management may choose to designate some players as Alternate Players who can be called up to play games when regular players cannot attend games. Alternate players are entitled to attend practice
Players who are invited to the Select team play on a House League team, as well as a Select team; therefore there are additional demands on players and parents.
All players who participate in Select hockey must also participate in house league games. Failure to do so will result in suspension from the Select team. The Under 21 team members will play Select only.
Teams play approximately 10 games in the fall reason which runs from October through December. The NYHL balances the structure of the division tiers during December in an effort to make the tiers more competitive. Teams then play an additional 10 games before play offs begin in March.
Each year the NYHL features an All-Star Day, when selected players from each team in their tier are chosen to play for a Special All-Star team. They will also receive a medallion to mark their achievement.
When – Schedules
The NYHL posts schedules on their web site
Team management will also advise parents of team schedules. Note that games can be posted with relatively short notice.
Games are played from Sunday through Friday. The Faustina Hockey Club is exempt from Saturday games as this is our house league day. Game times can start from as early as 6:00PM to as late as 10:00PM, for the older divisions. Week end games typically start as early as 1:00 PM and as late as 10:00PM.
Practice schedules are posted on the Faustina web site.
Where – Arenas
NYHL games are played in arenas all over the GTA. Travel can involve a comfortable commute to the Downsview arena at Wilson and Jane to a well-planned journey to the Garnet Williams arena in Thornhill.
Arena locations can be found in various places: the NYHL website, Arenamaps.com or Google maps.
Practices are usually held at the Long Branch arena or at the MasterCard Centre.
Benefits of Select Hockey
Participation on a Select team provides players:
• additional practice time,
• competition with Select teams from other organizations,
• the opportunity to play on a team with the same players year over year and develop long lasting friendships
Participation in Faustina Select requires a separate fee, in addition to house league fees.
Select fees are due in full when the team roster is chosen in October.
The fee for next season includes:
- Practice ice time (one per week)
- NHYL team fees
- One pair of socks per player
- Team pictures
Each team also gets a no-free entry in the Carl Gordaneer Memorial Christmas Tournament as long as there are enough registered teams.
In addition to these fees, players are responsible for the costs of purchasing Jerseys (players who have jerseys in good condition from the previous year can continue using their existing jerseys).
Costs for any additional exhibition games or tournaments that a team pursues would be covered by the team.
The Faustina Hockey Club is always looking at ways to offset the expenses of running the Select program, one way is the sponsorship of your child’s team. If you or one of your associates is interested in sponsoring a team please speak to the coach or manager of your Select Team.
The North York Hockey League charges a fee of $5.00 for both parents and players for each game played. Gate fees are waived for non-playing children under 12 years old. Senior citizens fee is $2.
When should I be at the Rink?
The NYHL reserves the right to start a game 10 minutes earlier than the posted start time, therefore you should ensure that you leave the house early enough to arrive at the rink at least 20 minutes prior to the posted start time. In is your job to keep your parents on schedule!
NYHL games can be found on the NYHL web site by clicking here:
What if I can’t make it to the game?
If you are not able to attend a game you should notify your coach at least 24 hours in advance so that an Alternate Player can be called up for the game.