The 12th edition of the Scotiabank DJHL begins on November 1st with lots of change in store. However, before the first official puck drop of the season, our Draft Night takes place at the Glacier Boardroom from 6pm to 10pm, starting with the U13 Girls AA Draft at 6pm, followed by the U15 Girls Draft at 7pm. We'll cap off the evening with the U15 AA Minor Draft at 8pm. Sorry, closed to the public!
In U15, we are going with four pooled AA teams (Guardians, Centurions, Privateers & Spartans). The Club U15 A division will expand it's games to 1.5 hour time slots and the U15 B division will play a full DJHL season.
In U13, we are featuring the first ever AAA division with the Eastern Knights joining the Hitmen and Thunder. All three pooled teams will play a full DJHL schedule in addition to monthly weekend exhibition play against the Western Kings, Tri-Pen Ice and Central Impact. At the U13 A level, games will be 1.5 hour time slots for top Club players to battle it out. The U13 B division will also play a full DJHL season.
In our Scotiabank Girls Program, the U13 AA Girls divison is back with a four team set-up and we are proud to introduce the first ever U15 AA Girls division. This division celebrates hockey legacy. The Shamrocks honor the wonderful work done by Mike Squires and his organization for minor hockey, especially for downtown kids, The Aggies celebrate the pioneer work done for girls hockey by Ray Rossiter and Dwight Hutchens. The Ice Growlers is a shout out to our Kelly Cup Champions and Buddy the Puffin. Finally, the Comets represent the name of one of the three original St. John's Ladies hockey teams from 1937.
Of course, we'll also have our regular U11 A and U11 B divisions back again!
Once Pooled Teams are named on October 17th on Draft Night, and they will start practices ASAP. Watch the web site and Twitter for updates!