Welcome to the 2017/18 hockey season!
Registration for the 2017/2018 will open on June 16th, for Bantam, Midget and Junior B registration.
Further tryout information along with teams and times will be posted on the website in August prior to the start of each tryout. You WILL NOT not receive emails or reminder emails regarding the the tryouts. Dates may change. Check the Tryout Schedule on a regular basis for changes and updates.
BANTAM Tryouts (2003 & 2004 born players)
- August 26, 2017 – Goalie Tryouts begin (View Goalie Tryout Schedule)
- August 26, 2017 – Player and Goalie Tryouts begin
Players are guaranteed 3 ice times before the first release. Check for updates under the Bantam Tryout Schedule.
MINOR AAA MIDGET Tryouts (2002 born players)
- August 27, 2017 – Goalie Tryouts begin (View Goalie Tryout Schedule)
- August 28, 2017 – Player and Goalie Tryouts begin
Please check back for updates under the Minor Midget Tryout Schedule.
All Minor Midget players are to attend the Minor Midget tryouts. Please be advised that any Minor Midget (2002 born) players selected to attend the Midget AAA Flames tryout, will be contacted directly by the coaching staff or a coordinator after tryouts have started. Players and parents are NOT to contact the coaches.
MIDGET AA/AAA Tryouts (2000 & 2001 born players)
- September 2, 2017 – Goalie Tryouts begin (View Goalie Tryout Schedule)
- September 3, 2017 – Player and Goalie Tryouts begin
Please check back for updates under the Midget Tryout Schedule.
IMPORTANT GUIDELINES for Midget Players invited to Junior A camps and tryouts:
The NWCAA support our players efforts to play at the highest level and understand the difficult decisions that families need to make. The NWCAA has a policy that players need to attend a minimum of 2 tryouts in order to be eligible to play for the Flames and are working to assist everyone’s schedule. Exceptions may be made for returning AAA Flames players only.
Only if a player is missing a tryout date because of a conflict with a camp (WHL or Junior A only) you are then asked to CONTACT by e-mail Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the following:
Name of player:
Age of player:
Expected date of return:
The NWCAA ask that you keep in contact and update Doris at email@example.com as you proceed with the WHL or Junior A camps. This will allow the NWCAA to keep track of where our players are and provide a report to the coaching staff. Please note that you are NOT to contact the coaches directly.
**NOTE: All players are evaluated on an equal basis, there will be no player movement based on players attending camps. The AAA process is extremely competitive and players will only be evaluated on the sessions they attend. In order to have the best possible opportunity and evaluation, it is recommended that players attend all tryout sessions.
September 25th, 2017 will be the key date for submitting final rosters for last releases to community from Midget AA. As a result it is important that NWCAA Midget eligible players and parents fully understand their status with the junior clubs and advise the NWCAA if they are returning to Midget or staying on with the junior club prior to this date. Provided that proper and timely communication has occurred the final date for returning to the NWCAA will be September 25th, 2017. Players who want to return after this date will only be invited to try out for a NWCAA Junior B team.
JUNIOR B Tryouts
Each of the four quadrants operates two teams within the Calgary Junior Hockey League (CJHL) that play a 30 game season. It is operated by Hockey Calgary and sanctioned by Hockey Canada. The CJHL is one of the oldest hockey leagues operating in Alberta. If you are drafted to either one of the NWCAA teams, you will be part of a competitive hockey program.
Players must first register online to tryout prior to your first ice time. There is no tryout fee. Only players who have registered online for tryouts will be allowed to tryout.
Tryouts are to commence mid September (dates are yet to be confirmed but likely around September 13th, 2017). Players shall refer to the “Tryout Schedules” located under the Registration menu – click on the Junior B tab for a schedule of ice times (when they become available). To register click on the “online registration link” below.
If you find that you are not able to register please contact Doris at firstname.lastname@example.org and forward your first and last name along with your birth date. This will allow for a quick search in the Hockey Canada system to better identify the reason for your unsuccessful registration.
Important Note: Junior B Players who are transferring from a team out of Province. There is a $105.00 transfer fee that is charged per player and must be collected prior to your 1st ice time. This fee is automatically charged by Hockey Alberta to the quadrants per player for all out of province transfers.
NWCAA strongly advise all players to register with your respective community association in addition to registering for the NWCAA tryouts in case the player is not successful in making a NWCAA team.
Early discounted registration fee: June 16 – July 15, is $240.00 + GST/player for Bantam and Midget.
Registration fee: effective on July 16th -August 12th is $315.00 + GST /player for Bantam and Midget.
DEADLINE to register for Bantam and Midget will be August 12, 2017.
NO REFUNDS will be given after August 5th. All refunds are subject to a $50.00 non refundable fee. After August 5th we will only issue a refund due to an injury and a physician’s note may be required. To cancel please contact Doris at email@example.com.
Summer Holidays: NWCAA will be on vacation for the month of July. Emails will be reviewed and answered on a limited basis. All emails will be responded to in August if not earlier. Register early to rectify any problems and delays. Should you encounter problems registering, prior to contacting the NWCAA please review the frequently asked questions (“FAQ”).
*NEW* IMPORTANT Hockey Calgary has instituted re-certification of the Respect in Sport (“RIS”) parent program every four years starting May 2017. Those who completed the RIS course prior to January 1, 2014 will have their certification reset and will be required to re-certify prior to registration. See RIS Re-certification Process for more details. Hockey Calgary has mandated that if RIS re-certification is not obtained, your player will be removed from the tryout/evaluation and will not be permitted to evaluate until such time as a valid certification is achieced.
REGISTRATION will open on June 16th, 2017.