DS Program (Durham West Girls Hockey)

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Development Stream (DS) Program - General Information


Who can play?

All players registered in the DWGHA house league program are eligible to try out for the DS team in their respective age group.

The DS (Development Stream) program supplements the house league program and is designed to further develop house league players and bridge the gap for those players who aren't playing rep hockey but want to get into something a little more competitive.

This may result in players having two games/practices on the same day. DS teams will not schedule games or practices or participate in tournaments that conflict with the house league schedule.

How can players try out?

Tryouts will be held in the Fall (dates TBA) and will be open to all registered DWGHA players in our 2017–2018 house league program. Tryout dates, locations and times will be posted as soon as they are available.


How will teams be selected? 

Each team will consist of a maximum of 15 skaters and 2 goalies. Coaches will select their teams based on skills and abilities shown during the tryout process. In order to play on a DS team, the player must attend all tryouts for her age group.


What is the additional commitment?

The DS program currently consists of eight exhibition games, three tournaments and approximately 15 practices. Between games and practices, the girls will be on the ice an average of once per week in addition to their house league commitments. There may be days when DS players have a house league game or practice on the same day as a DS game/practice.


How much will it cost? 

For any hockey team, the largest expenditure is the cost of ice. In addition to ice costs, there other expenses such as jerseys, tournament entry fees, referees, timekeepers, etc. Each coach will prepare a team budget that will be determined based on team costs and size. As a rough estimate, the cost per player is expected to be about $500.

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