Canandaigua Knights Youth Hockey Conference, Inc. is a nonprofit membership corporation established to provide an opportunity for the youth of the Greater Canandaigua area to participate in the great sport of ice hockey. The Canandaigua Knights are committed to providing the opportunity for boys and girls to develop sportsmanship, teamwork and personal integrity, all while enjoying the fun and challenge of a fast action game.
CKH accepting applications for board member positions
CKH is currently accepting applications for board member positions. The Knights is a volunteer led organization and is only able to operate through the contributions of our parent volunteers. The Board of Directors serves as the operating committee for the Knights, including both planning and executing our programs and also leading fundraising efforts used to keep the cost of hockey as low as possible for our families. A variety of skills and abilities are needed for the board - both hockey knowledgeable and not. Involvement includes a monthly meeting and working on several committees. Board activities run year round, but are lighter during the off season. Becoming a board member is a good way to get to know the other members in the association and have a positive impact on the way the Knights organization is run. Interested parties should submit a letter expressing their interest and qualifications to
by March 21, 2014.
Players that are trying out for the squirt minor team are encouraged to attend all squirt travel tryouts 3/10, 3/13, and 3/17.
Minor coach, David Harvieux, would like to meet with parents in the snack bar area of the rink on 3/10 and 3/13 at the beginning of practice to go over the travel selection process and respond to any questions that parents may have. Parents only need to attend one of the coach's meetings.
The 3v3 rosters and schedules are posted. Results of 3/11 games will determine the 3/18 schedule. Standings will be 1. Points(2 for a win, 1 for a tie) 2. Combined game goal deferential 3. Fewest goals allowed 4. Coin flip
USA Hockey creates a 310' x 130' sheet of ice on a pond, with 7' goals; for adults to see what an 8 year old sees when stepping onto a full size ice rink.
"Ever wonder how a full-sized sheet of ice looks through a child's eyes? USA Hockey put adult players on a hockey rink scaled to simulate what a child experiences when they play full-ice hockey. The results weren't pretty."
Based on registration levels, we will offer only two sessions this year. Program participants are split into two sessions as follows, based on CURRENT YEAR playing level. We will not be able to allow any player to play up this year.
Mon/Weds: 5:30 to 6:20 pm - Red White & Blue + Squirts
Mon/Weds: 6:30 to 7:20 pm - Pee Wee + Bantams
Please note that while there will be a varied level of skill within each session; we will organize the participants such that players of the closest skill level will be on the ice together (e.g., the Squirts in session #1 will be facing off against other Squirts and Red White & Blue players will be facing off against other Red White & Blue players) to keep the skating sessions as fun as possible.
Please remember that the purpose of Spring Hockey is to allow the children a relaxed and fun atmosphere to play with a variety of children other than those on their team and should be considered recreational in nature. There is no coaching of the children other than assisting the youngest players to line up at the appropriate position when taking a face off. The referees will typically be newer refs who are also learning, and their focus will be on keeping the play moving and safety.
Parents will be asked to assist in such tasks as organizing the players on the bench to keep the appropriate skill levels on the ice together or running the clock or playing music. This is a great opportunity for parents to get involved. Please be willing to help if asked.
The participants have been separated into two teams and will be given their jerseys at the first session. As attendance can vary during spring, if your child could bring both his or her Spring jersey along with a jersey of the alternate color (dark or white) we will be able to adjust team size each session based on attendance.
We will see you all at the GCCC next Monday, March 3rd to kick the season off!
* one tryout fee for each age division: i.e. Squirts, PeeWees.
** Players are encouraged to attend all tryouts, Minor players may tryout for Major teams and Minor players can skate in the Major sessions and indicate that they do not want to be considered for the Major team if they choose. A player does not need to attend both sessions to be offered a spot on a roster but attendance at all sessions increases the players chance of being selected. Any players not selected to a Major team are welcome to attend and tryout for the 2nd travel team.
CKH 2014-2015 Travel Tryouts Registration is Now Open!
Registration for the Canandaigua Knights 2014-2015 Travel Tryouts is now open.
Tryouts are posted on the website and will be held in March and April in accordance with USA Hockey Guidelines. As opposed to house program evaluations, where independent evaluators place children at the A or B level and on a specific team, travel teams are selected by the head coach directly. One of the facts of life in a travel program is that not all children will be selected to the team. If your child is not selected for the team, we encourage you to speak directly with the head coach regarding the specific skills or abilities the coach was looking for when selecting his team. The head coach has the responsibility of selecting the team.
There is a $40 tryout fee that covers the costs to the association to conduct the tryout sessions. This fee is charged to all players who choose to participate in the tryout process. Our organization does not charge a deposit for players to attend one of our tryout sessions. All prospective players must register online at our website prior to tryouts. This allows the organization to communicate with each player using the email on file on our website. Please be sure that you have all emails to which you would like communications to be sent on your account.
Please keep a close eye on the website home page for information regarding the dates/times for each level of the tryouts. Times may change so check back often!
2nd Annual GCCC 3 vs 3 Bantam/Midget Minor Tourney Announced
The 2nd Annual GCCC/CKH 3 v3 Spring Pick Up tournament.
A GCCC event, open to Canandaigua Knights Players and non Knights Players*
*All players must have a Current 2013-14 USA Hockey Number
Who is eligible? Players of 1998, 1999 and 2000 birth years. Some 2001 players will also be able to play, based on availability and player numbers. 2001 birth years players will be registered as waitlist players and added to rosters after the registration is closed. Selection of 2001 players will be at the sole discretion of the tournament committee.
Four teams , created by the tournament committee
Maximum of 11 skaters per team, minimum of 6
3/11 three 25 running clock round robin games, 6:30-9:30 PM
3/18 bronze and gold metal games each game two 25 minute periods, 7:00-9:00PM
Everyone to bring a white and dark jersey
Two experienced officials, penalty shots for penalties, players will sit time for dangerous or egregious penalties
Registration CLOSES on March 5th, Teams announced on March 9th.
Three ways to register:
1) on the GCCC site for non CKH members and pay by credit card. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN - SEE THE REGISTER NOW LINK ON THE LEFT HAND BAR or click here
2) on the CKH site for CKH members and pay by credit card
3) by mail with a check to the GCCC: provide player name, home address, birth year, team and preferred position. Mail check and information to:
GCCC 250 N Bloomfield Rd, Canandaigua, NY 14424 Must receive before 3/5/2014
Registration forms activated shortly, please visit the site soon. Questions: call 585 233-4009
The 2013-14 Parent and Player Satisfactions Surveys are now available for Completion. Please feel free to tell us what we're doing right and want can be improved. The surveys will be open until mid April, 2014.