WELCOme to the 2021-2022 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
The NYKHA will run 6 LTP sessions in the 2021-2022 hockey season:
Pleasantview Arena: 9am or 10am (Note: Players turning 9 or older will be skating at the 10am slot in the Extended LTP program)
York Mills Arena: 9am or 10am (Advanced players are scheduled for the 9am slot)
York Mills Arena: 11am or noon (Advanced players are scheduled for the 11am slot)
LTP programs at York Mills and Pleasantview arenas will begin on Saturday October 16th, 2021. Of note. The final final placement of a skater will be determined during assessments over the first 2 weeks starting Oct 16th.
It is our sincerest wish that all participants in the various Knights programs have a great and rewarding year as players finally return to playing hockey.
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.