To assist hockey families as they plan into the future months, here is the Tentative DJHL Timetable for next season (subject to change on short notice, but fairly reliable):
On-line registration launch (DJHL & AAA): August 16 – September 1
RBC Program (Bantam A & Peewee A) Try-outs: September 18-30
Draft Week: October 1 – 7
Opening Practice Weeks: October 8 - 21
Start of Regular Season:October 23
First Half Break: December 21 (after 9 weeks)
25th MP Christmas Tournament Window: December 17 - 30
Regular Season – Second Half: January 2 – February 3 (5 weeks)
Play-off Season: F [Full Story]
The Breakaway Foundation will be hosting their annual Fundraising Gala on June 23rd at 7pm at the Granite on Duckworth Street. Enjoy an evening of cocktails, auction, and dancing, while supporting Breakaway Foundation's efforts to help disadvantaged kids play organized hockey. To order tickets, visit www.breakawayfoundation.ca. [Full Story]
The Metro Minor Ball Hockey League is set to begin it's third season this year. The league will expand to two venues for this season with a league operating out of the Feildian Gardens for the U-9 up to U-19 divisions and CBS for the U-11 to 15 divisions.
Registration can be done online this year through the new league website at www.metrominorballhockey.ca. Registration will be open begining Friday April 28 and will run online until May 13. You can also register in person at Waterford Valley High School on Monday May 1 from 7:00 - 9:00. [Full Story]
The RBC Warriors edged the RBC Guardians 5-4 to claim the Provincial Bantam A Title at CBS Arena on Saturday evening. The Warriors built a 3-0 and got stellar goaltending from Caleb Druken to hang on for victory against a talented Guardians squad.
With four teams tied for first with 6 points each after preliminary play, tie breaking rules determined that the Warriors and Guardians qualified for the finals, leaving the Thrashers with the bronze medal and the Crushers outside the mix.
Elsewhere, the Tournament All-Star Team was named based on round robin play. [Full Story]
Day Two at the Bantam A Provincials showcased the parity that is the trademark of the RBC Pooled Program in the DJHL. No team has clinched a spot in the finals and only the Generals are eliminated from medal contention out of the six DJHL teams in the competition.
After four games for each team, the Warriors lay claim to first place in the standings with 6 points on two wins and two ties. The Warriors offense has been stellar: 17 goals, including 6 from the stick of Andrew Percy. [Full Story]