***UPDATE***Kingston Canadians Coaches 2022/2023 season, News (Kingston Area Minor Hockey Association)

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***UPDATE***Kingston Canadians Coaches 2022/2023 season

KAMHA is pleased to announce the following AA/A coaches for the upcoming 2022/2023 season. Below you will find more information on tryouts that are happening in the Spring and Fall as well as the link to register for tryouts and the schedule.



U10AA - Chris Cook
U10A - TBA

U11AA- Adam Gallant
U11A- Scott Huffman

U12AA - Shane Hodgson
U12A - Randy Dzierniejko

U13AA - Phil Smith
U13A - Ash Freeland

U14AA - Head Coach Mike Fiset - Assistant Coach David McMullen
U14A - Joe Dart

U15AA - Shawn Empy
U15A - Craig Duff

U16AA - Brian Hulton
U16A - TBA

U18AA -TBA (These tryouts will be held in the Fall after AAA tryouts are completed)
U18A - Ian McAlpine

If you are interested in coaching the U10A, U16A or U18AA or being a rep convenor, (we are also looking for two rep convenors for the upcoming season), please contact our VP of Rep at [email protected]

We will be holding a walk in registration and a meet and great with our coaches on April 24th from 2-4 at the Invista Center in Meeting room A&B at the North side of the building.

Tryout Dates And Information:


OMHA has released tryout dates for Spring and Fall and they are as follows:

  • General
    • No on-ice activity is permitted until Tuesday, September 6, 2022
    • Sanctioned Tournaments are permitted to start For U14 and up on September 30, 2022
    • Sanctioned Tournaments are permitted to start For U10 to U13 on October 7, 2022
    • All minor hockey teams must be engaged in meaningful hockey on March 1, 2022
    • Playing one (1) age group up:
      • The OMHA has required associations to decide on and post a player policy for playing in an older age group. KAMHA’s policy is as follows:

        • Playing in an older age group only applies at the AA level
        • Determination is based on the coach and/or their independent evaluators AND must be confirmed by KAMHA evaluators
        • In order for an underager to make a team at the age group up, they must be evaluated as a top 3 palyer regardless of position. For a goalie they must be evaluated in the top 2 of the age group up
        • Due to the high demand for Representative Programming, no AA team will be permitted to carry more then 1 (one) underage skater and or 1 (one) underage goalie.
        • This policy may be amended for exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the KAMHA executive.
  • U14 to U16
    • AA Tryouts begin May 2nd, 2022 (7 days)
    • A and below Tryouts begin May 9th, 2022 (7 days)
    • Click Here for Tryout Information, Schedule and Registration
    • Development Phase begins Sep. 6 – Sep. 29 (minimum 24 days including maximum 4 Exhibition games
    • Sanctioned Tournaments are permitted to start For U14 and up on September 30, 2022
  • U10 - U13
    • The Hockey Canada U11 and U13 Pathway will be fully implemented for the 2022-2023 season
    • Prep Phase starts September 6h, 2022 
      • The U10 to U13 Player Pathway requirements for Preparation Skates (MHA must provide opportunity to 4 skates), Player Evaluations (3 evaluations skates before cuts are made with a skills, small area games and scrimmage), Development Phase, Regular Season Phase and Tournament Style Playoffs.
    • Included in your tryout fee is the 4 prep skates. These skates are not mandatory for players to attened nad no evaluations or cuts will happen during this time. These are ment for players to shake the rust off before the actual tryout dates.
    • Click Here for Tryout Information, Schedule and Registration
    • AA Tryouts begin September 17, 2022 (7 days)  
    • A and below Tryouts begin September 24, 2022 (7 days)
    • Sanctioned Tournaments are permitted to start For U10 to U13 on October 8, 2022
  • U9 and Below
    • Effective 2021-22, amendments to OHF Playing Regulations resulted in the elimination of all competitive (Representative) categories at U9. The implementation of this decision was deferred for one season. Therefore, effective the 2022-23 season, the only categories permitted at U9 will be House League (HL), Local League (LL) and Minor Development (MD).
    • U7 and U9 must adhere to OHF Playing Regulation
    • Important dates:
      • Prep Phase Begins September 6, 2022
      • Evaluation Phase Begins September 16, 2022
    • The KAMHA executive will be preparing a developmental program and will share closer to the start of the season.

Congratulations to all our coaches and we express our thanks to all who applied.

If you have any questions or are interested in applying in one of our vacant positions please contact our VP of REP

KAMHA Executive