Welcome to the Jr. Hawks Nest – U9
Cambridge Minor Hockey House League provides the opportunity for players to enjoy “The Great Game of Hockey”.
Our league is run by a very dedicated group of volunteers. They endeavor to create a FUN and safe environment, where players are taught the knowledge and skills required to play the game, along with instilling in them the values of sportsmanship, discipline, hard work, dedication, team play and respect.
Each division has a Convener, and every team is assigned a bench staff that is made up of a Head Coach, an Assistant coach, and a Trainer. All volunteers are subject to a mandatory Vulnerable Sector Check and are required to take Respect in Sport, (a harassment and abuse course), Gender Identification and Expression course. In addition, Head Coaches and Trainers are required to complete nationally recognized certification clinics.
Hockey Canada and CMHA follow a specific U9 player pathway where we work on specific core skills at practices. You can find the U9 Pathway and Core Skills below:
U9 Core Skills
U9 - Player Pathway
Hockey Canada Goaltending Pathway
Our Jr. Hawks Development continues with Half-Ice hockey, which keeps the players engaged and on the ice. October and November are strictly development months that focus on skating and transitioning to black pucks. Games will be played Half-Ice from the end of November through December. Starting January through March the U9’s will move to full ice and join the other Hawks in the Tri-City Local League with Kitchener and Waterloo.
Interested in learning about Half-Ice Hockey? Hockey Canada explains it in the following PDFs.
U9 Hockey - Half Ice Set-Up, Game Play, Guidelines & Rules