WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 SEASON!
The executives of the North York Knights would like to welcome back all LTP players, parents and families as another hockey season gets underway. For the families that are new to our organization, a special welcome is offered. The North York Knights Hockey Association’s overall goal is to provide a rewarding hockey experience for each child. The Knights seek to provide a safe and challenging hockey program where children are able to realize their potential through appropriate levels of play. We want each child to develop and improve their hockey skills so as to want to continue to play hockey. The Knights promote participation on a fair and equitable basis for all players. Our goal is to provide a positive and enjoyable environment that encourages respect, discipline and good sportsmanship among coaches, players, parents and game officials while participating in the game of hockey. For the players, the primary goals are to have fun, learn the basics of the game, and learn the importance of good sportsmanship and companionship. For the parents, our goal is to have them positively involved in their child’s development by becoming supportive fans and active volunteers, and by maintaining open lines of communication amongst the players, the coaches and the Association. It is our sincerest wish that all participants in the various Knights programs have a great and rewarding year playing hockey.
LTP programs at York Mills, St Mike’s and Pleasantview arenas will begin on Saturday October 19, 2019.
The 9:30 am session for St Mike’s LTP is generally for BEGINNER skaters (standing and walking on skates or basic stride and glide). The 10:30am session for St Mike’s LTP is for STRONGER skaters and returning LTP players (good stride and glide, turns and stops). Please note that if a player is registered for the 10:30 LTP session and the child is not at the eligible “skill level” (good stride and glide) at the time of assessments, the Knights reserve their right to cancel this player’s registration.
Equipment Needed to Play Hockey
For first-time hockey players, an equipment list can be found on the website at Resources – Equipment List. We have included some additional information about each piece of equipment to help determine the right size and fit as well as a few recommendations for the maintenance of a player’s equipment. For all returning players, please check your skates for fit and sharpness (use the fingernail test), and look for nicks on the blade or loose rivets to avoid a challenging first skate! Inspect all your equipment to see that it still fits, if the plastic padded is cracked (hopefully not) and if any stitching is required.