Association News


U9 Welcome and Important Information from New VP of U9

Information for U9 Players and Families

Dear players and families, welcome to the 2023-2024 U9 season!

 Our first day on the ice for U9 players will be Saturday, October 7th.  The first two ice times will be station-based practices (not evaluated).  Players/Goalies will be divided into groups for Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th.  Each player/goalie will get two station-based practices. Groups and practice times will be posted by Thursday, September 27th.

 Station-Based Practices

Saturday, October 7th at Spryfield - ice times will be 10am, 11am, 12pm

 Sunday, October 8th at Spryfield - ice times will be 8am, 9am and 1pm


National Standard Skills Test (NSST) and Goalie Evaluations

Goalie Evaluations -Thursday, October 12th 5:30-6:30pm at Spryfield Lions Rink


Player NSST’s - Saturday, October 14th 10am – 1pm at Spryfield Lions Rink

              Sunday, October 15th 10am - 12pm at Spryfield Lions Rink


Players will complete several stations, where they will work as individuals and be timed.  Groups will be decided based on these evaluations. Each player will only attend one NSST ice time. These times are spread out between two days. (Oct 14/15)

 Advancing, Intermediate, and Development Groups

Players will be divided into advancing, intermediate and development groups based on the NSST evaluations.  Groups will be announced before 11pm Sunday, October 15th. Team rosters for the 2023-2024 year and the first practice weekend times (Oct 21/22) will be posted by Thursday, October 19th.

 Development Level and Evaluations

Families who decide to have their child play at the Development level this year are not required to participate in NSST evaluations. If your player is new to hockey or skating we encourage to “opt out” of NSST evaluations and they will be placed directly in Development. Email your child’s full name and date of birth with “Opt out” in subject by Sunday, October 8th, and then watch for information regarding the Development team rosters.

 All communication for U9 will be sent by email and posted on the Chebucto Minor Hockey Association Website at  Check your email and/or often for updates! If you do not currently receive Chebucto emails, we recommend subscribing to the website.

 If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Charlotte Peladeau, VP U9

Sep 18, 2023