U8/U9 MD Evaluations (Oakville Rangers Hockey Club)

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Registration for the 2022 U8/U9 Minor Development (MD) Evaluations will be opening soon!



Pre-Evaluation Preparation Skates
In advance of the Fall Tryouts, the ORHC is offering a series of Prep Skates. These optional skates will give players an opportunity to hit the ice and have some fun while they stretch their legs and shake off some of that summer rust before diving into their Evaluation! Participation is optional and there will be NO EVALUATIONS conducted during these sessions. Each session is 1-hour long, at a cost of $25, and will be run by professional instructors. For more information and to register please click here.



What is Minor Development (MD)
Effective 2021/22 the OHF amended the Playing Regulations to eliminate all Rep categories at U8 and U9. The implementation of this decision was deferred for one season. Therefore, effective the 2022/23 season, the only categories permitted at U8 and U9 will be House League (HL) and Minor Development (MD).

Minor Development (MD) is a category of minor hockey which defines programs that are above select hockey and not competitive (i.e. AAA, AA, A). MD Teams are teams that participate at a level above a Select team but lower than a team categorized as "AE/BB" hockey. Minor Development players do not participate in a House League Program. MD is the highest level at U8 and U9. For the 2022/23 season the Oakville Rangers will be offering 2 U8 MD Teams (U8MD-Tier 1 and U8MD-Tier 2) and 3 U9 MD Teams (U9MD-Tier 1, U9MD-Tier 2, and U9MD-Tier 3)



Evaluation Schedule
U8/U9 MD does not hold "Tryouts" in the traditional sense. Instead, a series of Evaluation Skates are conducted. No cuts are made during these Evaluations and the teams are selected once all of the Evaluation Skates are completed. The Evaluation schedule for the U8 and U9 Minor Development Teams is as follows. PLEASE NOTE - there are two times listed on each day. The first hour is for players with Surnames between A and M, the second for Surnames between N and Z:

U8 (players born in 2015) Minor Development Evaluation Skates
DAY DATE ARENA TIME ATTENDEES
Monday September 12th Maple Grove Arena 5:00pm Player Surname - (A-M)
6:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
Wednesday September 14th Maple Grove Arena 5:00pm Player Surname - (A-M)
6:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
Friday September 16th Joshua's Creek (Red) 5:00pm Player Surname - (A-M)
6:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
Saturday September 17th Glen Abbey (Blue) 11:00am Player Surname - (A-M)
12:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
Sunday September 18th Glen Abbey (Blue) 11:00am Player Surname - (A-M)
12:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)

U9 (players born in 2014) Minor Development Evaluation Skates
DAY DATE ARENA TIME ATTENDEES
Tuesday September 13th Trafalgar Park 5:00pm Player Surname - (A-M)
6:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
Thursday September 15th Maple Grove Arena 5:00pm Player Surname - (A-M)
6:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
Saturday September 17th Glen Abbey (Blue) 9:00am Player Surname - (A-M)
10:00am Player Surname - (N-Z)
Saturday September 17th Glen Abbey (Blue) 3:00pm Player Surname - (A-M)
4:00pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
Sunday September 18th Glen Abbey (Blue) 9:00am Player Surname - (A-M)
10:00am Player Surname - (N-Z)
Sunday September 18th Glen Abbey (Blue) 3:30pm Player Surname - (A-M)
4:30pm Player Surname - (N-Z)
*Please note - there are two skates on Saturday and Sunday, you will attend both skates


Evaluation Registration
If you would like to attend the Evaluations to be considered U8/U9 MD Teams you must first register. THIS IS SEPERATE FROM YOUR REGISTRATION FOR THE SEASON!. The registration fee is $50 and must be paid in advance of the Evaluations. Registration for the U8/U9 MD Evaluations will close on September 12th at 10:00am.

Please click here to register for the U8 Minor Development Evaluation Skates
Please click here to register for the U9 Minor Development Evaluation Skates



Non-Oakville Residents
Minor Development (MD) is a Residentially Restricted program. This means that, as per OMHA Regulations, you can only play MD in your Home Center. As a result, non-Oakville Residents are not eligible to participate in the ORHC's MD Program.