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2023-2024 Spring Tryouts

Tryout Registration for next hockey season is now open!  Below are the divisions we will be looking to ice teams in and information about the CHILL Hockey tryout process.  Tryouts will start on Sunday April 30th and wrap up on Sunday, May 13th.  Skates will be held in the Burlington area, at Appleby Arena & Mountainside Community Centre. The complete schedule is now up and available on our Tryout Schedule page.

Tryout cost is $75 for 3-5 ice times (3 skates guaranteed).

All divisions are Full Ice practice & games

All divisions are no body checking

no address boundaries

no weeknight games

All are welcome!

2023-2024 Divisions


U9 - Novice 2015 & younger (Full Ice all year)

U11 - Atom 2013 & 2014 (Full Ice all year)

U13 - Peewee 2011 & 2012

U15 - Bantam 2009 & 2010

U17+ - Midget 2007, 2008 (Limited spots available for 2006's)


  • All Players are required to pay for tryouts and attend at least 2 of the first 3 skates.

  • Tryouts can extend past 3 skates if deemed necessary by the coaching staff and or the Club.

  • An offer to play for CHILL Hockey in 2023-2024 can come at any point in time, notwithstanding such, tryout attendance (as outlined above) is still mandatory for all Players.  

    • Any offer received prior to tryouts will remain valid for 1 week from date of issue or until the first scheduled skate, whichever happens first.

    • Any offer received during tryouts will remain valid for 48 hours or until 24 hours after the last scheduled skate, whichever happens first.

    • Any offer received after the final tryout skate will remain valid for 24 hours, after that there is no guarantee of a spot on any CHILL team.

  • Exceptions may be made, at the Club discretion, to extend the above timeframe on offers to Players if they are trying out for a AAA or AA teams in another centre. 

  • The Club will not provide any timeframe extensions on offers for Players who are still participating in tryouts for A level or below teams in another centre.  The Club targets our program and skill level to compete at the AA/A level, and while we’re open to “waiting” for players also skating for AAA or AA level tryouts, we wish to reward Players who want to play CHILL Hockey foremost and at the A level we feel a choice must be made by the Player at that time.

  • All Players are welcome and encouraged to tryout with us and other centres if they desire.  We ask that you let us know in advance, in the event there are conflicts and for transparency.  We will never hold it against a player who wants to explore options and keep doors open.

  • Tryout fees are refundable minus a $20 administration fee up to 1 week before the first skate.  After that time, there will be no refunds on tryout fees.

Program Overview

Below are the minimums you can expect.  We are proud to say that every year since 2016 (including during Covid) we have over delivered on ice and development minimums!

  • 110 hours on the ice (minimum)

    • 28 Game regular season in the ORHL​

    • 40 Games total (regular season, playoffs, tournaments, exhibition)

    • a minimum of10 hours of Professional Instruction

    • includes Team practices as well

  • Team jacket

  • Team headwear

  • CCM Custom Team Equipment Package provided by West Star Athletics (helmet, pants, gloves)

  • B-Clutch Player gear package (to be finalized but likely to include the following)

    • Custom team branded jacket, hat, hoodie, performance wear

  • Cost for all of the above (including tournaments) will be around $3,500 (final ice costs will determine our ultimate player fee and will be communicated to parents once known).

April 30 - May 13 2023 - Tryouts 

May 27 2023 - Fittings for all included clothing and equipment

June/July 2023 - the club has ice through the summer.  All CHILL teams can expect a skate approx. every other week.

August 22-31 2023 - teams will begin to skate 1-2 times per week and gear delivery will be in this window as well.

Sept 2023 - after Labour Day, full hockey schedule will begin.  Schedule for entire season, practice, training and games will be complete and uploaded into each teams TeamSnap calendar by the end of September.

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