U8 (7 years old as at Dec 31; Grade 2)
Our U8 programs run from the middle of September through till March and include 2 ice times per weekend (a practice and a cross ice 3-on-3 game) on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
The minor novice program will continue to build on the fundamental skills developed in the U6 and U7 programs and also serves as an introduction to hockey program for children entering grade 2 who have skated but have minimal experience with hockey (no skating or hockey experience is required for U8). The emphasis will continue to be on fundamental skill development and fun. Half-ice games will not have scores kept and will have OMHA referees.
The U8 division will be broken into tiered divisions to allow players of similar ability to practice together and play against each other. All divisions will participate in the same drills and games with adjustments made where needed to accommodate all players abilities. Movement between divisions will be encouraged as the season progresses to ensure that players are always practicing and competing against players of similar ability.
Future Canadians Program: TBD
The U8 Future Canadians program will offer advanced skill development and a more competitive environment for players seeking to pursue competitive hockey. Players participating in the Future Canadians program will play in both their regular U8 program and additional Future Canadians practices and half-ice games. There will be 32 roster spots available with try-outs held only if demand exceeds 32 skaters.
** GOALIES - KAMHA PROVIDES GOALIE EQUIPMENT FOR OUR HOUSE LEAGUE MINOR NOVICE TEAMS ** - Due to Covid 19 restrictions we are currently not expecting to be able to share goalie equipment