With an Aug. 1 player registration deadline looming, Williams Lake Minor Hockey Association house division co-ordinator Todd Isnardy said the 2015/16 season is shaping up to be a good one.
“There’s a lot of excitement on this year’s executive,” Isnardy said. “We’re really looking forward to having a strong season.”
New this year, if there is interest, Isnardy said he’d like to bring back the icebreaker tournaments for each division again to kick off the season.
“You get playing and meeting everyone and make sure teams are even, so it’s a good way to start,” he said.
House league practices will begin Sept. 12, while rep team evaluations are slated to begin Sept. 8 for tryouts.
If any player didn’t check off the rep evaluation box on their registration form Isnardy said they can still participate by visiting the WLMHA office and letting them know.
Volunteers are still needed for various jobs throughout the season, and Isnardy said the league is still looking for a peewee and a bantam house co-ordinator.
Coaching clinics and refereeing clinics will also begin early September for those interested.
A hockey swap from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cariboo Memorial Complex is also scheduled for Sept. 1.
For those interested in playing rep hockey, coaches for the upcoming season were recently announced by the WLMHA. They are as follows:
Atom development: Dave Carnes
PeeWee Mixed: Rob Everett
Peewee Girls: Marco Passeri
Bantam Mixed: Brad Thomas
Bantam Girls: Ben Pierce
Midget Mixed: Steve Carpenter
Midget Girls: Roy Call