HOCKEY NS SEEKING LETTERS OF INTEREST FOR NEW ELITE MIDGET LEAGUE
May. 24, 2016
Hockey Nova Scotia is looking to create a new elite Midget Hockey league. The league's teams will consist of players who meeting the follow criteria:
- Players who are 15 years of age in the playing season.
- Players who are 16 years of age in the playing season but who are born after September 1st.
- Players who are 16 years of age in the playing season with a limit of 4 per team in any one season.
This league will look to provide elite development opportunities to those players who have played at a top level (AA, AAA or Elite) throughout their minor hockey careers, but for one reason or another (maturity, size, skill etc.) are unable to make or choose not to play at the Major Midget level as a first or second year player.
Hockey Nova Scotia is seeking Major Midget franchises and Minor Hockey Associations who would be interested in running teams, to review the Regions listed below and work together to put forward proposals to run and manage teams within the suggested regions.
- Cape Breton
- HRM (3 teams; locations and make-up of teams are to be determined)
- Cape Breton West/Antigonish
- South Shore
Depending on interest and available players, some areas may be combined. Once interested parties have submitted their letters, Hockey Nova Scotia will review the submissions and meet with the interested groups and finalize teams and boundaries. Teams can be hosted and operated by minor hockey associations, Major Midget teams or a combination.
Teams will play a 30-34 game schedule, plus tournaments at the Midget AAA Minor level with players eligible to affiliate with their region's Major Midget program. HNS Development will support coaches with program and mentorship opportunities throughout the year. The main focus of the league will be player development.
Hockey Nova Scotia will be accepting letters of interest, which should include the region, MHA, Major Midget Team and role of applicant, up until 4:30 PM June 24, 2016.
Letter of intent may be mailed, faxed or emailed to Hockey Nova Scotia:
Attention: 15/16 Year Old Minor Midget League
7 Mellor Avenue, Unit17