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Squirt B GIRLS Tryouts: CHECK IN PROCEDURES
08/31/2014
CHECK IN procedures for Tryouts: Please follow the CHECK IN steps...
Travel Hockey Tryouts ***Please Read***
08/27/2014
NCWC Parents, If you have a child who is trying out for one...
NCWC Travel Hockey - Mite Tryout Process 2014-5
08/25/2014
Mite Parents: Our season is fast approaching and we wanted to...
NY ISLANDERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS @ Bridgeport Arena (October 3)
08/07/2014
Members, This event is now SOLD OUT but we have secured an extra...
Travel Hockey Registration
07/18/2014
Friday, July 18 was the deadline for registration for all Travel...
 
Squirt B GIRLS Tryouts: CHECK IN PROCEDURES
by posted 08/31/2014
 

CHECK IN procedures for Tryouts:

Please follow the CHECK IN steps below for TRYOUTS on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 at the Chelsea Piers  North Rink.  We cannot make any exceptions if you do not follow all of these steps. 

The CHECK IN process for each respective group will be CLOSED 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START of their skating session.  Thus, please arrive early as we will not be processing any late arrivals. 

CHECK IN will start on Monday at 3:15PM.   

Please bring the following:

1)  Birth Certificate or Passport – If your daughter HAS NOT played travel hockey at the Winter Club, you will need to bring a COPY of her birth certificate or a COPY of her passport on September 1.  This information needs to be verified by the CHC Registrar & USA Hockey; the Winter Club’s Registrar will immediately shred all of these documents after verification occurs sometime in September. 

*Exception:  If you are new to the Winter Club and are CERTAIN that your skater’s age has been validated by USA Hockey through a previous program's Registrar, you do not need to bring any age verification documentation to tryouts.  The Winter Club's Registrar will double check that this verification was correctly acknowledged by USA Hockey.   

Please note that all players, who played LAST season (2013-14) for a Winter Club TRAVEL team, do not need to bring any age verification documentation as USA Hockey has already validated the age of your children.  You will never be required to submit this information again to USA Hockey. 

2) Enrollment Check – You will need a separate check for EACH child you have trying out made out to New Canaan Winter Club. 

Pricing for Squirt B Girls is:
  $3000/CHILD


This pricing will cover the bulk of the fees for the entire season, including the additional ice time that we have secured and the new team jerseys that we have ordered.  Depending upon specific team charges, there may be additional charges or a credit later in the season.  If your child does not make one of the travel teams, we will shred your check.  Please contact Glen Reid at   if you have any pricing questions. 

3) Consent to Treat - A Consent to Treat form must be on file before your children can step onto the ice.  Please submit to Annie Watson per the previously posted registration instructions that are still listed on the Winter Club's homepage underRegister Online

4) Lake Placid Forms – We will collect forms after the Squirt B Girls team is announced on Thursday, September 4.  

The Squirt B Girls team will be going to Lake Placid from November 6-9.

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF STEPS 1-3, EACH PLAYER WILL BE GIVEN A PREASSIGNED JERSEY TO WEAR FOR TRYOUTS.  Please note that these jerseys will be collected after tryouts are completed on September 3.   

We are excited about this upcoming hockey season and appreciate everyone's cooperation in making the CHECK IN process a smooth one.

Thank you,
Hockey Policy Committee


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Travel Hockey Tryouts ***Please Read***
by posted 08/27/2014
 

NCWC Parents,

If you have a child who is trying out for one of the following teams-Squirts, Girls U10, Peewees, and Bantams- next week, please read the following.

Actual Tryout Schedule:  

Tryouts will begin for our Girls U10 team immediately on Monday, September 1 and our Squirts, Pee Wees and Bantams on Friday, September 5.  As in past years, our players will be assessed by a number of non-parent evaluators. These tryout sessions are mandatory for those who wish to play travel hockey at the NCWC next season.

Please note that the Girls U10 tryouts are open to all girls with a birth year of 2004 and 2005 and any 2006 birth year girl who has travel hockey experience.  The roster for this team will be posted before our tryouts on Friday, September 5, so girls who do not make the Girls U10 team are welcome to try out for one of our coed Squirt teams.

Monday, September 1 (Chelsea Piers-North Rink)

  • Girls U10:  4:00-5:20 PM CHECK IN begins at 3:15pm

Wednesday, September 3 (Ridgefield Winter Garden)

  • Girls U107:30-8:30 PM

Given the large number of Squirt registrants for this upcoming season, we have decided to modify this tryout a bit in order to properly evaluate each player.  After the first session, which all Squirt level players must attend, we will break the players up into two groups such that our coaches and evaluators can better evaluate the prospective travel player.

Friday, September 5 (all at Ridgefield Winter Garden)

  • Squirts:  5:40 – 7:00 pm  CHECK IN begins at 4:45pm
  • Pee Wees7:10 – 8:30pm CHECK IN begins at 6:15pm
  • Bantams8:40 – 10:00pm CHECK IN begins at 7:45pm

Saturday, September 6 (note rink location)

  • Squirts (Group I):  8:00 – 9:20am (STR West) (Group I players to be posted Friday 9/5)
  • Squirts (Group II):  3:50 – 4:50pm (Darien Ice Rink) (Group II players to be posted Friday 9/5)
  • Pee Wees:  5:00 – 6:00pm (Darien)
  • Bantams:  6:10 – 7:10pm (Darien)

Sunday, September 7 (all at Darien Ice Rink)

  • Squirts (Group I) – 7:30 – 8:40am
  • Pee Wees – 8:50- 10:00am
  • Squirts (Group II) – 10:10-11:20am
  • Bantams – 11:30am – 12:40pm

Check In procedures for Tryouts:

Please follow the CHECK IN steps below for TRYOUTS:

Girls U10: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 at Chelsea Piers (North Rink):  

  • Girls U10:  CHECK IN begins at 3:15pm

Squirts, Peewees, and BantamsFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5 at the Ridgefield Ice Rink.

  • Squirts:  CHECK IN begins at 4:45pm
  • Pee Wees:  CHECK IN begins at 6:15pm
  • Bantams:  CHECK IN begins at 7:45pm

The CHECK IN process for each respective group will be CLOSED 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START of their skating session.  Thus, please arrive early as we will not be processing any late arrivals.  

***We cannot make any exceptions if you do not follow all of these steps.

Please bring the following:

1)  Birth Certificate or Passport – If your son or daughter HAS NOT played travel hockey at the Winter Club, you will need to bring a COPY of his/her birth certificate or a COPY of his/her passport on September 1 (Girls U10) or September 5 (Squirts, Peewees, and Bantams).  This information needs to be verified by the CHC Registrar & USA Hockey; the Winter Club’s Registrar will immediately shred all of these documents after verification occurs sometime in September. 

*Exception:  If you are new to the Winter Club and are CERTAIN that your skater’s age has been validated by USA Hockey through a previous program's Registrar, you do not need to bring any age verification documentation to tryouts.  The Winter Club's Registrar will double check that this verification was correctly acknowledged by USA Hockey.   

Please note that all players, who played LAST season (2013-14) for a Winter Club TRAVEL team, do not need to bring any age verification documentation as USA Hockey has already validated the age of your children.  You will never be required to submit this information again to USA Hockey. 

2) Enrollment Check – You will need a separate check for EACH child you have trying out made out to New Canaan Winter Club. 

Pricing for Squirts/Girls U10Peewees, and Bantams is:
  $3000/CHILD


This pricing will cover the bulk of the fees for the entire season, including the additional ice time that we have secured and the new team jerseys that we have ordered.  Depending upon specific team charges, there may be additional charges or a credit later in the season.  If your child does not make one of the travel teams, we will shred your check.  Please contact Glen Reid at   if you have any pricing questions. 

3) Consent to Treat - A Consent to Treat form must be on file before your children can step onto the ice.  Please submit to Annie Watson per the previously posted registration instructions that are still listed on the Winter Club's homepage under Register Online

4) Lake Placid Forms – These Documents are not yet available as CANAM is working on making this an online registration process.  We will know more next week and let you know what the next steps are.   

Teams that will be going to Lake Placid from November 6-9  are:  Squirt A, Girls U10, Squirt B, Peewee A, Peewee A1, Bantam A, and Bantam B.  

UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF STEPS 1-4, EACH PLAYER WILL BE GIVEN A PREASSIGNED JERSEY TO WEAR FOR TRYOUTS.  Please note that these jerseys will be collected after tryouts are completed for each respective group on September 7.   

We are excited about this upcoming hockey season and appreciate everyone's cooperation in making the CHECK IN process a smooth one.

Thank you,
Hockey Policy Committee


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NCWC Travel Hockey - Mite Tryout Process 2014-5
by posted 08/25/2014
 

Mite Parents:

Our season is fast approaching and we wanted to post everyone on the tryout process for the 2014-5 Mite season.  Given the large number of Mite aged players, we will follow a similar tryout procedure for this age group as we did last season.  Rather than select teams after 3 tryout sessions in early September, we will evaluate all Mite level players during the first few weeks of September, starting Monday September 8.  While our goal remains to find a spot for every Mite aged player who wishes to play travel hockey, only those players with the skill and maturity levels appropriate for travel hockey will be offered a spot.  Please also consider that strong commitment to attending practice and games is important for the success of our program. Attendance at tryouts is mandatory except for extenuating circumstances and we have scheduled our weekend tryout scrimmage games to minimize if not completely avoid fall sports conflicts.

Week One.  Players should attend the tryout corresponding to their birth year.

  • 9/8   5:10-6:10pm (Ridgefield):  2006s
  • 9/8   6:20-7:20pm (Ridgefield):  2007s-2008s 
  • 9/12 5:40-6:40pm (Ridgefield) 2007s-2008s
  • 9/12 6:50-7:50pm (Ridgefield) 2006s
  • 9/13 7:00-8:00am (STRE) 2007s-2008s (inter squad games)
  • 9/13 8:10-9:20am (STRW) 2006s (inter squad games)
  • 9/14 7:00-8:00am (Darien) 2006s (inter squad games)
  • 9/14 8:10-9:10am (Darien) 2007s-2008s (inter squad games)

Week Two and Three:  After the Week One tryouts, we will divide the Mites into two (or three) groups of similarly skilled players.  It is possible, if not probable that we will make a mistake or two during this first evaluation.  If we do, it will be obvious and we will fix it, so please be patient.  Apologies for the cliche, but "water always finds its own level" and our long tryout process should help us place your children on the right team for their skill and maturity level.  The schedule will be similar to that outlined above and the player assignments and final schedule for Week Two will be posted on the evening of 9/14.  During Week Three, we will continue to refine player placement in our tryout groups and certain of our players will face outside competition on September 27 and September 28 as a final step in the tryout process. 

Should you have any questions about the Mite tryout process or program, please reach out John Almeida ( ) or Eric Haley ( ).

A separate email will go out regarding tryout process (registration, team fees, etc.) for this group before our initial skate. 


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NY ISLANDERS vs. BOSTON BRUINS @ Bridgeport Arena (October 3)
by posted 08/07/2014
 

Members,

This event is now SOLD OUT but we have secured an extra fifty (50) tickets for our fellow Winter Club members. The Bridgeport Arena has already sold 150 tickets to Winter Club members.  

On Friday, October 3 at 7:30 PM at the Bridgeport Arena, the New York Islanders and Boston Bruins will be playing in a final preseason tune up game before the NHL regular season begins.  As a result of the the Winter Club's strong relationship with the Sound Tigers' organization, they are offering us a large group seating area in Section 113$40 per seat.  They have blocked out terrific seats for us that will make this game a fun one to watch. 

These extra seats will only be available until Tuesday, August 12 and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.  These tickets will be released back to the ticket office after this date and we will not have access to any additional seats for this game.  Please take advantage of this great opportunity!!!

To place an order, here are your two options:

1) Click on this DOCUMENTS tab on the left column of the Winter Club's home page.  Go to Islanders vs. Bruins Game folder and click on it.  Go to Order Form document and click on it.  Print out this ticket order form and complete the requested information.  Scan and email your form to: ALAYNE.MURPHY@HARBORYARDSE.COM

2) Call Alayne Murphy directly at 203-345-4819 to place your order.
 

All tickets will be mailed directly to your home.  Uunfortunately, Will Call will not be a viable option on October 3.  

Hockey Policy Committee


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Travel Hockey Registration
by posted 07/18/2014
 

Friday, July 18 was the deadline for registration for all Travel Hockey players at the Winter Club.  A $250 late fee will be charged for each registration that occurs after this date but before AUGUST 29.

*** Please note that all 
past due accounts must be paid immediately! ***

Tryouts will be held on September 5, 6, and 7.


Please follow the following four (4) steps to register your Travel Hockey Players for both General Registration and their respective Travel Hockey programs at the New Canaan Winter Club.  This process looks more intimidating than it really is and the following steps have been provided to make the process an easier one for you.  Please follow these steps precisely as they will save all of us a lot of time.    

  1. Go to www.usahockeyregistration.com and register each hockey player/coach in your family with USA Hockey that will be playing Travel Hockey.  Please make sure you register your player(s) by clicking "Ice Players and Coaches.”  Each player will receive a code that has nine (9) numbers and the first five (5) letters of their last name in it.  It is suggested that you print out the USA Hockey registration confirmation (complete with number and barcode) for your records.  At a minimum, please write down your USA Hockey confirmation number for each child and keep this information available for completing Step 4 in the Winter Club’s registration process.  You will need to pay the $47.50/player USA Hockey registration fee (Including $7.50 for the CHC) via credit card.  Children under the age of 6 are free but they must still be registered.

 The fourth digit in your USA Hockey number must be a 5.  This indicates you are submitting a current registration for the 2014-15 season.

  1. Please print out and complete the NCWC Consent to Treat and Waiver of Liability form (one per family), which is found on the Documents tab on the home page of the NCWC website.  Mail this signed form to:

 

% Annie Watson

905 Silvermine Road

New Canaan, CT 06840

***Please note that we WILL NOT require a USA Hockey Consent To Treat/Medical History Form (one per player) to be completed until after final team rosters are announced.  Team Managers will collect these forms from each of their players as soon as the new season has begun.*** 

  1. Register all family members for General Registration 2014-2015, who intend to skate at the Winter Club at anytime during the season, including general skating. 

 Please follow these following steps:

  • Go to www.ncwinterclub.com
  • Click on Register Online on the left column
  • Click the 2014-2015 General Registration button
  • Log in by entering email address and your password; if you do not remember your password, then just type in your email address and hit submit.  Your password will be automatically sent to your email address.  PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE REGISTERING BY USING THE EMAIL ADDRESS THAT YOU SENT TO THE WINTER CLUB WHEN YOU FIRST JOINED THE CLUB.  DO NOT REGISTER USING A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS UNLESS THE WINTER CLUB HAS BEEN NOTIFIED ABOUT YOUR NEW ADDRESS AND HAS IT ON FILE AS YOUR PRIMARY EMAIL ACCOUNT. 
  • Register Parents first as your information will automatically transfer to your children’s account information.  Click on each family member's name that you need to register and follow instructions for completing the Emergency Contact information, Code of Conduct, and Consent to Treat and Waiver of Liability form.  When you are completing the medical information for each child, please type the word NONE in the appropriate boxes if the particular medical issue does not apply to him or her.  If you do not do this, then the system will not register your child.  Please repeat this step again for each family member if you have not done so already.  Please verify that each family member has been successfully registered by seeing that 2014-2015 General Registration is listed next to or underneath each child’s name. 

***It is not necessary to print out Consent to Treat and Waiver of Liability form again as you have already completed this requirement in Step 2.***  

  1. Finally, you need to register all skaters for their respective Travel Hockey program (Travel Hockey Mites, Travel Hockey Squirts, Travel Hockey PeeWees, or Travel Hockey Bantams), who intend to skate in this program at the Winter Club.  

 ***Please note that the system is set up so that you must successfully register for General Registration before you can complete this step***   

 Please follow these steps:

  • Click on Register Online on the left column.
  • Click on your child’s respective link: Travel Hockey MitesTravel Hockey SquirtsTravel Hockey PeeWees, or Travel Hockey Bantams.
  • Click on your child's name that you need to register for each respective Travel Hockey program. 
  • Enter your child’s USA Hockey registration number at the bottom of the Participant Information page after you have verified that the information is accurate.  The system will not allow you to finalize your registration unless you provide this information.   
  • Double check the information and click submit.  USA Hockey instantaneously verifies that you correctly entered a valid USA Hockey number 
  • Once you click submit, you will then see a page that asks you to submit any Supplemental Information.  Please leave this section Blank unless you have pertinent information to add or your child is either a goalie or interested in playing goalie as a travel player.  Hit Submit at the bottom of this page and your child will be registered for Travel Hockey.  You will get an email confirmation that states that your registration is complete.     

Congratulations, you are finished with the entire registration process and confirmation emails will be sent to you!!! 

Registration for all other Winter Clubs programs (Junior House League, Senior House League, Figure Skating, Men’s Hockey, etc…) will be announced at later dates in October and November.  Additionally, more information about tryouts for Travel Hockey will be released later this Summer. 

If you have any questions about the registration process, please email the Winter Club’s Registrar at   

 

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