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Boundary Changes Effective 2019/20 & 2020/21
March 20, 2019
Over the past 18 months, Hockey Calgary has engaged the member association executives in reviewing the boundaries within the City of Calgary (zone 9). This review was initiated to address the ever changing landscape in Calgary which has led to a huge disparity in size across member associations, and thus the ability to offer the same playing experience.
HC wants to ensure that all players have a positive minor hockey experience and have
- An opportunity to compete at the appropriate skill level
- An opportunity to equally develop their skills
- An opportunity to have equal access to ice
- A competitive balance of competition across all associations
As a city, Calgary continues to grow and evolve, therefore, Hockey Calgary needs to also adapt and change and these boundary modifications help to accomplish that.
We appreciate and thank all the association executives who have engaged with HC throughout this process and have provided valuable feedback. We did not take this decision lightly, and know that modifications made will have impacts on some players and families. Our goal is to move forward with a plan that will positively impact the overall Hockey Calgary program and have the greatest benefit for all of our players. We are all in this together, for the greater good of hockey in Calgary.
The changes to the boundaries will roll out in a phased approach over the next 2 years. There are changes that will take immediate effect for the 2019-20 season and others that will need to be completed by the 2020-21 season. This phased approach will allow HC to work with the impacted associations and members to coordinate an effective and efficient transition.