Mandatory Respect in Sport - New Tiers - Evaluations - New Novice Program

Jul. 05, 2018


Hockey Alberta has mandated a uniform province-wide tiering system, called the Alberta One Standardized Tiering Model.  Details on this can be found on Hockey Edmonton's website.   There will no longer be Atom AA or Atom A categories anywhere in Alberta. 

The Hawks will be running Tier 1 teams in both Atom and Peewee divisions.   

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO SPECIFIC TIER 1 TEAM TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD.  These teams will be formed as part of the regular evaluations process that are anticipated to begin on or around September 6. 

RESPECT IN SPORT - Mandatory Re-certification

In the spring of 2017, Hockey Alberta announced that - effective for the 2018-19 season - Parents and Coaches/Team Officials would be required to recertify their Respect in Sport every four seasons. The requirement to recertify comes into effect on May 1.

For the 2018-19 season, the requirement to recertify affects Parents and Coaches/Team Officials who completed their Respect in Sport certification prior to the 2015-16 season.  You should have received an email from Hockey Canada and/or Hockey Alberta in May informing you that you need to recertify. 

To initiate re-certification, login to:

and select Program Access.

If you assumed that the message was spam, the Respect Group has set up a website for parents to check if their certification is still valid:

You MUST complete this prior to your child taking part in ANY ON-ICE ACTIVITY - including evaluations.  This is a MANDATORY PROGRAM!

More information about the program is available from Hockey Alberta:


Tentative dates for the 2018 evaluations:

  • Atom/Peewee Goalie Skate: Thursday, September 6th
  • Novice: Begin on Sunday, September 9th
  • Atom: Thursday, September 6th through Saturday, September 15th
  • Peewee:  Saturday, September 15th through Friday, September 21st

Check the Evaluations section of our website for skate times, locations - full details to be posted by early September.


Hockey Edmonton has mandated a transition to half-ice hockey for Novice aged players, as per Hockey Alberta and Hockey Canada requirements. This change is part of a larger trend motivated by the challenges of developing young hockey players on adult sized rinks.

For the 2018-19 season, the Hockey Edmonton Novice division will be divided into:

  • Minor Novice (2011 birth year)
  • Major Novice (2010 birth year)

The Minor Novice will be following new Hockey Canada half-ice program, while the Major Novice division will be following the traditional Hockey Canada full-ice program (with a few minor modifications).  Please see our letter to families of novice-aged players for more information:

Letter to families of novice-aged players



Registration forms for the upcoming season are now posted - click HERE for details.  

Online registration for the upcoming 2018/2019 season is open.

Register now to avoid the price increase! Early bird pricing ends on July 31!



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