Development Stream (DS)

Development Stream (DS) Program Information

The Development Stream (DS) program is a subset of House Legue offered on a tryout basis to players who:

  • Are you looking for a development path to Competitive (Rep) Hockey or
  • Do not wish to make the commitment, in time or cost, to Competitive hockey but are seeing more competition and skill development than is afforded by House League play

All players registered in House League are elibible to try out for the DS team in their age group.  It is important to note that the DS program supplements the House League program - i.e. all DS players must be registeered in House League and must attend House League games and practices regularly.  This may result in players having two games/practices on the same day.

Which divisions have teams?

We are trying to have teams in Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget.  Players in the Tyke division may try out for the Novice DS teams.

What is the time commitment?

In accordance with OWHA rules, DS teams are permitted to play no more than 8 games and 3 tournaments during the House League season.  DS players will typicallty be on the ice once a week in addition to their regular House League games and practices.

OWHA Development Stream Program Details

Click here for more details on the OWHA DS program outline

When are the tryouts?

Tryout dates will be posted by mid-October.

When are practices?

Practice times are posted on the DS scheduling pages.  Click here to see schedules