Jan 15, 2020 | Aministration | 757 views
Major Novice (U9) changes to FULL ICE today!
Today is the day! Since the start of the season, players have been focusing on developing the basic skills of hockey through increased playing time and puck touches on a half-ice playing surface. Now, Major Novice (U9) players can transition to a full-ice playing surface for their practices and games. Major Novice (U9) teams can also participate in full-ice tournaments.
With the transition to full-ice comes changes to how the game structure will be called. Offsides and icings will be called by the officials as well as penalties.
The coaches responsibility remains to develop all players to contribute to the outcome of a game, regardless of skill or ability. Fair and as close to equal ice time should be given to every player on the team, including on special teams and end of game situations.
SEASONAL AND GAME STRUCTURE CHANGES AFTER JANUARY 15TH
|Before January 15
|After January 15
|Ice Surface Size
|4 vs. 4
|5 vs. 5
|Small or Regulation
|Number of Officials
|1 or 2
|Offside and Icing
|Yes - Modified