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House Squirts Tier 4

Squirts October Update: Evaluations Begin Oct 18th

Tier IV registrations are currently closed.  Evaluations will start on Sunday October 18th.  The 60-minute evaluations are scheduled for:

Date 1: Sunday October 18th

Location: Troubh Ice Arena

Times: 12:50 PM / 2:10 PM

Date 2: Saturday October 24th

Location:  Travis Roy Arena (NYA)

Times: 9AM / 10:20 AM

If you have any questions concerning the evaluations, please contact the U10 Tier 4 Director, Adam Godfrey.   If you have any questions about registration please contact Scott Rousseau, Tier IV Director.

Updated 10/5/2020

2020-21 U10 (Squirts) Tier IV Program

 

General

The 2020-21 Casco Bay Hockey Squirt Tier IV (“House”) Division is open to boys and girls with birth years of 2010 and 2011.  To be eligible for Tier IV play, the player must have completed at least one season of Casco Bay Academy’s Learn to Play program. The Learn to Play program focuses on building skills and confidence prior to joining their age division and participating in games. Players transferring from other organizations are exempt from this requirement if they have played one season of organized play in their previous organization.  All new players with no organized hockey experience must register for Casco Bay Academy.  If you have any questions related to the Squirt Tier IV Program eligibility requirements or the program in general after reviewing our Squirt page, please contact the Tier IV Squirt Director, Adam Godfrey, whose contact info is on the right side of this page.


To register, click the “2020-21 Skater Registration” button on the right side of this page and follow the instructions. The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is September 20, 2020. The cost is $925. 

Casco Bay Hockey anticipates full capacity for the coming season, with up to 14 U8 (Mite) teams, 6 U10 (Squirt) Teams, 5 U12 (Pee Wee) teams, and 5 U14 (Bantam) teams at the Tier IV level.  Our organization's ice resources will only support this number of teams.  Casco Bay Hockey will be capping the number of players it will accept this season, with priority going to returning Casco Bay players.  After September 20th, we will be assessing our registrations and if there are openings, CBHA will accept new players in good standing transferring from other organizations.  However, if our registrations of returning players fill our capacity, we will notify potential transfers via email that we are full and are unable to accept their registration.

Evaluations

Squirt Evaluations are not yet scheduled.  They will be held in October.  Once dates and times have been scheduled, they will be published on this page and sent out to all registered players

In order to ensure that all teams are equally balanced, it is important that each player attend all of his/her evaluation sessions. Please note that these are not “try outs.” All players with accepted registrations will make a team. These evaluations are mandatory to attend.  In early October, all registered families will receive a notification of their skater's evaluation time.  Establishing teams that are all competitive and evenly balanced is the most difficult AND most important task we must accomplish in order to make certain every team and every player has an enjoyable and successful season.

Players that are interested in playing goaltender this season will have to attend two sessions each day – one as a skater and one as a goaltender, so they can be evaluated for both positions.  In Tier IV play, we do not have back up goaltenders.  If a player is not the assigned goalie for a game, he/she will skate out as a player in that game.  If your skater is interested in playing goalie this season please notify Adam Godfrey, Squirts Division Director.

Selection of Teams

After all of the evaluation sessions have been completed, the coaches will hold a team selection meeting at which time all players will be assigned their team for the 2020-21 season.  The coaches will then contact their players directly by phone or e-mail.  Please know that there is absolutely no “carryover” from last season.  If you played in Casco Bay Squirts last season, your child will not be placed on the same team with the same coach.  The upcoming season is completely independent of the prior season.

General Schedule of Games and Practices

Our Tier IV season runs roughly from late October through the middle of March.  Our general week for all teams will be a skills practice during the week (most likely Wednesday evenings at Casco Bay Arena) and a team practice on Saturday mornings. 

Schedule is subject to change due to availability of ice times and other teams.

Games with other Casco Bay Squirt teams will be on Sunday mornings.  Games are full ice with all traditional rules of play, including penalties, change on the fly, offsides, icing, and all required faceoffs.  There will also be some occasional added games with other local organizations and the Casco Bay U12 Girls teams.  These added games will usually occur on Saturday afternoons.

Additionally, there will be several tournaments throughout the year, to possibly include a Thanksgiving Weekend Jamboree and a Christmas Holiday Casco Bay internal tournament, as well as a season-ending Conference Tournament in February.  Also, most teams opt for one, out of town, “hotel stay” event towards the end of the season.  We will have more information on these events in November.

Goalies

Players interested in playing goal must notify the Squirt Division Manager of their interest prior to evaluations.  Unlike Mites where all players are encouraged to try goal, in Squirts only interested players play goal.  During the team selection process, the Coaches split the goaltenders evenly among all of the teams so all teams have 2-3 goaltenders, who rotate games evenly.  Casco Bay Hockey supplies the goalie equipment for each team if equipment is needed, however most goaltenders at this level have their own, fitted equipment and goalie skates. Goalies not playing in goal will be expected to skate as a player when it is not their turn to be the team’s goalie.

Coaching

If you are interested in coaching a Squirt team as either a head coach or an assistant, please contact Adam Godfrey, Squirt Division Director.  All Coaches must be USA Hockey certified and more information concerning that can be found in the coaching item on the menu to the left.  All registered Coaches must have all of their background checks, all specific modules, and Level certifications complete in order to be on the ice or on the bench this season!!  No exceptions.

Thank you for your interest. Feel free to contact me with any further questions – my contact info is just below and on the right side of this page. Let's have a great season!

 

Scott Rousseau

Tier 4 Director

Adam Godfrey

U10 Tier IV Director