2019 HSL Bandits Teams

HSL INFO SESSION # 2 March 18th at 6:30pm at HDC

Founded in Edmonton, Alberta in 2017, the HSL is an alternative to Minor Hockey for players born between 2010-2005. The HSL is not a registered league with Hockey Canada or Hockey Alberta but is designed to offer alternative for those players seeking an other winter hockey option.

BANDITS HSL TEAMS

The Calgary Hockey Development Centre has structured three HSL teams to cater to families seeking an alternative hockey experience. Each team (2010-2008) will be based out of HDC’s training facility and will leverage its training ice, strength & conditioning space along with it sports education centre to facilitate a superior development option.

HSL SEASON OVERVIEW

GAMES

The HSL winter season is played based on a ‘Showcase’ model, where each team plays in a Showcase at a rural location once a month. A Showcase features 4 games over the weekend, allowing for much less travel. Each season consists of 36 games.

PRACTICES

HDC offers 70 hrs of development ice broken down as follows:

  • Weekly practice on HDC’s training ice surface-35 hrs

  • Weekly practice on full size rink-35 hrs

  • Weekly dry-land practice-50 hrs

  • Bi weekly video review sessions-25 hrs

  • Private Goaltender Coaching

  • 20% discount at Pro Shop

  • Free Skate Sharpening for all away games (Sparx machine)

  • HDC Motor-coach option for tournament travel (TBD)

COACHING

HDC will provide a qualified coaching staff for each team, and will be certified through HDC Hockey University which includes comprehensive training for both goal-tending and player coaching.

FEES

HDC PLAYER FEES (ALL INCLUSIVE)

$3350/ Player (excludes GST) payable in 5 installments of April 15th, May 15th, June 15th, July 15th and August 15th

 
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2010 Major

Teams are equivalent to “2010 Elite Spring Hockey”

•Athletes comprise of “2010 Elite Level” and 4 Overage Players “2009 Gold Level”

•Each club will be competing against other 2010 Major and 2009 Minor Division teams

•Athletes will need to participate in 60+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches

•Formal goalie instruction required throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor – Minimum 5 hours

•Each team will compete in 32 league games that will take place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend)

•The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament

 
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2009 Major

Teams are equivalent to “2009 Elite Spring Hockey”

•Athletes comprise of “2009 Elite Level” and 4 Overage Players “2008 Gold Level”

•Each club will be competing against other 2009 Major and 2008 Minor Division teams

•Athletes will need to participate in 60+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches

•Formal goalie instruction required throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor – Minimum 5 hours

•Each team will compete in 32 league games that will take place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend)

•The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament

 
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2008 Major

Teams are equivalent to “2008 Elite Spring Hockey”

•Athletes comprise of “2008 Elite Level” and 4 Overage Players “2007 Gold Level”

•Each club will be competing against other 2008 Major and 2007 Minor Division teams

•Athletes will need to participate in 70+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches

•Formal goalie instruction required throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor – Minimum 10 hours

•Each team will compete in 32 league games that will take place in a showcase style format (~4 games per weekend)

•The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament

 

2007 Minor

2007 Minor is a Checking Division with the 'Modified Checking Rules'.

• Teams are equivalent to “2007 Elite Spring Hockey”;

• Athletes comprise of “2007 Elite Level” players, 2008 players only eligible upon approval from the HSL;

• No overage (2006 or older) players or underage (2008 or younger);

• Each club will be competing against other 2007 Major Division teams;

• Athletes will need to participate in 90+ hours of development provided by their individual team and skills coaches;

• Formal goalie instruction required throughout the season from qualified goalie instructor -minimum 12 hours;

• Each team will compete in 32 league games that will take place in a showcase style format (4 games per weekend); and

• The end of the regular season will culminate with a final HSL Championship Weekend Tournament.