While many aspects of the coming hockey season are still in limbo, Drumheller Minor Hockey is making the best of it and have scheduled evaluations for the upcoming season.
“We have a couple of evaluations coming up with the U-9 and the U-11,” said Drumheller Minor Hockey President Lyle Caweizel.
He said they will have some practice skates after the Labour Day long weekend prior to the evaluations which will start. There will be four evaluation skates where they will run them through drills and gameplay. The players will be ranked into tiers to form the teams for the upcoming season.
While despite the unstable prospect of a season due to the pandemic, Drumheller Minor Hockey registration is still relatively strong. They will be able to fill teams at all levels, with the potential of more than one at the U-9 and U-11 levels. There are still spaces on a few teams especially at the U-14 level, where they could use a few more players.
“We are going ahead with the teams,” he said.
He says currently Hockey Alberta is still in the development phase of its Return to Hockey Program.
“They expect this phase to go until October 31, and then we can roll into the next phase which would be league play or tiered play,” he said. “We probably won’t see any games until November 1.”
In the meantime, they are able to have inner squad games, as well as practice and training.