Hello WGHA Family!
Tryouts for U18, U15, U13, U11 and U9 divisions will begin on Wednesday, April 19. The schedule has been posted under tryout schedule. **Please note that the U18AA tryouts are invitation only.
Registration for a tryout passport is now available under tryout information. The deadline to register is Sunday April 16th @ 1pm.
The WGHA is planning on having 4 teams at U18, U15, U13. 3 teams for U11 and 2 teams for U9.
Good luck to everyone trying out
Tryout Passport Registration
- If you plan to start tryouts at AA, select all of the levels.
- If you plan to start tryouts at A, select all levels except AA.
- If you plan to start tryouts at BB, select BB and B.
- If you are only trying out for B, only select B.
The WGHA will generate tryout lists, based on your responses, so please be sure to indicate the correct level. Please do not select a level if you are not attending that tryout.
Please keep in mind,
If you are a player - work hard in games and practices all season long – stand out – do the little things – win your battles – be a great teammate. You never know who is watching.
If you are a parent, BE REALISTIC! Understand and appreciate your daughter’s abilities or lack thereof. DO NOT apply added pressure during this already stressful time. Don’t worry if they miss a pass, fall during a skating drill, lose a race, etc. They are bound to make mistakes at this time, they ALL do! Refrain from rink chatter and discussions about other players abilities. DO NOT start rumors or contribute to them. Nobody is interested in your opinions at this time. Don’t become a “parent cut”.
Click here for WGHA Resident Eligibility Requirements for Rep Players
Permission to Skate
If you played for another association for the 2022/23 season you will be required to present the original copy of the permission to skate from your current association.
Permission to Skate requests can be obtained by filling out the online.
A separate PTS is required for each association you wish to tryout for.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours to process these requests.
Injured players prior to tryouts: Please inform the 1st VP of Hockey Operations and the Director of Player and Coach Development prior to tryouts. Note that the injured player must still purchase the tryout passport and register and needs to be in the stands during tryouts. A doctors note may be required/requested.
Non-Resident Quotas and Minimum Tryout Levels for the 2022-23 season
Non Resident Quota 2022-23 season
Intermediate AA & A - no limit
U18AA- Up to 8 players
U15AA - Up to 7 players
U13AA- Up to 6 players
U11AA- Up to 3 players
**Note- This does not apply for U9
Tryout Process - Please read carefully
Players will be emailed a personal identification code on the introduction email sent by the head coach for each tryout (if you do not receive a pin number please check in with the tryout table staff) prior to the start of the tryout. A new number will be issued by email before the start of the tryout for the next level if you are not selected to the team above. Players selected will be identified by this number on the respective Tryout Player List on the respective team page.
All players trying out will receive a helmet number (sticker) which is unique to that player. This number will follow her throughout the tryout process. (Note: The helmet sticker is to enable the coaches to identify the players on ice only. - Do Not remove the sticker until tryouts are completed!
Parents/Players are NOT permitted to loiter around or near the tryout desks. Taking pictures of players, player profile sheets, or any WGHA tryout documents is prohibited and may result in removal from the process and deemed a member in bad standing.
All players MUST attend all mandatory scheduled tryout sessions unless released by the coach in question or received prior approval from the Director of Coach and Player Development and 1st VP of Hockey Operations.
Successful player selections will be offered online via WGHA website. Coaches must update the site with returning players within 3 hours of conclusion of current tryout ice slot
NOTE - Once any player has been offered a spot on a Rep team following tryouts, the player must accept the position (in writing) and provide proof of registration payment within 24 hours of offer. All registration fees will be 100% non-refundable once position is accepted.
Within 2 weeks of a team being selected the coach will arrange their first team meeting. At this meeting a $250 non-refundable deposit is required for each player (towards overall individual cost per player)
The WGHA executive reserves the right to modify eligibility of players for selection purposes and categorization of teams as needed to put our players and teams in a position to be successful.