Learn to Play Tournament on Saturday April 8, 2017
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Where: St. Michael`s College School Arena
Overview: Each LTP team will play one 45 minute game during the tournament. Generally five to eight skaters plus a goalie will be on the ice for each 3 or 5 minute buzzer shift. Face-offs at center ice will occur at the start of each shift and after a goal is scored; there will be no other face-offs as the referees will simply throw the puck back into play when the goaltenders make a save. While the score will be displayed on the scoreboard, it will be deleted after the game and will not be recorded anywhere. Players should have their full equipment on and be ready to go at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of their game – the games will start on time. Feel free to come early to watch another game so as to know what to expect in the game.
Trophies: Every player will receive a trophy following their game. Trophies will be presented in the dressing room (except for St. Mike’s LTP players who will receive their trophies on April 1st).
Parent Reminders: Remember this is a FUN tournament – the players always have a blast – and you should too. Oneparent is welcome in the dressing room to tie their player’s skates, but we encourage all parents to proceed to the stands to cheer all players during the games. Remember to yell encouragement, not instructions from the stands (as players rarely hear what is actually shouted); we sincerely appreciate your co-operation on this matter. High school student volunteers and the coaches will assist the players on and off the ice. Everyone involved in the tournament is a volunteer, including the timekeepers and referees. Please help make the day enjoyable for all by offering to assist the volunteers in their efforts to have the proceedings run smoothly.
Pictures: Please feel free to share your digital pictures taken during any one of the Learn to Play programs. We would be pleased to receive pictures taken at the practices and/or the tournament and may use some of the best ones to share on our website. Please email pictures to Sondermeyer@rogers.com in a .jpg format. Of note, we will make sure that the names of players will not appear on the photos should they be posted on the Knights’ website.
Directions: From Hwy-401, take the Bathurst Street exit and head south. The St. Michael’s College School Arena is located at 1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto directly behind St. Michael’s College School.
Parking: Parking can be an issue, so please allow sufficient time to find a space for your car.
Learn to Play Tournament Schedule: What is the schedule and who do we play?
|9:00 AM||York Mills 9am||All||White||Pleasantview||Blue/Orange||Gold|
|10:00 AM||York Mills 11am||All||Black||St Mikes||Black||Green|
|11:00 AM||York Mills 9am||All||Black||St Mikes||Black||Blue|
|12:00 PM||York Mills 11am||All||White||Pleasantview||Blue/Orange||Black|
|1:00 PM||St. Anselm Penguins||Powder Blue||Powder Blue||Blessed Sacrament Bruins||Gold||Gold|
|2:00 PM||York Mills 10am||Blue/Orange||Red||York Mills Noon||Blue/Orange||Gold|
|3:00 PM||York Mills 10am and Noon||Green||Gold/Red||Pleasantview||Green||Gold/Black|
|4:00 PM||York Mills 10am||Blue/Orange||Gold||York Mills Noon||Blue/Orange||Red|
|5:00 PM||Extended LTP||Gold||Gold||Extended LTP||Red||Red|
|Program||Usual Practice Arena/Time||Jerseys||Head Coach||Socks|
|York Mills||York Mills 9am||Black||White||Phil Chen||Blue||Orange||Green|
|York Mills||York Mills 10am||Red||Gold||Navaid/Chris||Blue||Orange||Green|
|York Mills||York Mills 11am||Black||White||Chris Sullivan||Blue||Orange||Green|
|York Mills||York Mills noon||Red||Gold||Evan McDonough||Blue||Orange||Green|
|Pleasantview||Pleasantview 9am||Black||Gold||Brad Hadfield||Blue||Orange||Green|
|St Mikes||St Mikes 1030-1130am||Blue||Green||Mike Wren||Black|
Note: 3pm game will have all Golds play against Black and Red to balance the numbers on each team.
Players from York Mills and Pleasantview LTP programs will be assigned to teams based on their Sock and Jersey colourin order to give them the best possible experience in a game situation. Players have been assigned based on regular practice time, current sock, and/or jersey color. Some players will be lent a jersey or pinniein order to have the correct color to wear for the game.
The game at 1:00pm will feature Learn to Play alumni who are now squaring off in the playoffs of the Knights House League Tyke/Minor Novice division. Parents and LTP players will be able to observe first-hand the skill level of 6 or 7 year olds playing in their first year at the house league level.
The Extended LTP is a program for players 8 to 14 years old who have been a little late starting their hockey careers and their game is scheduled for 5:00pm.