Junior Gold Hockey Program (2017-18)

Saint Thomas Academy fully supports the Junior Gold Hockey Program and encourages interested student players to participate in this high school level competitive league.

There are two teams:  Junior Gold (Seniors and Juniors), and Junior Gold 16 (Sophomores and Freshmen).  The teams will be on the ice 3-4 times per week including practices and games.

The teams play 24 league games, 2 tournaments, district play downs and possibly the state tournament. The Junior Gold team will participate in the Pro Stock High School Prep Invitational in Chicago in early December.

Junior Gold Apparel

Junior Gold Hockey Apparel is available at http://www.isaksenpromotions.com/cadets/.  The online store will be open until Sunday, November 26 at 11:59 p.m. There will be NO refunds given on the orders. We need to close the window for ordering quickly as it could take three weeks to receive the items.

Tryouts

Mandatory tryouts will be held at St. Thomas Ice Arena on the following dates and times:  

Junior Gold
November 19 - 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
November 20 - 9:10 - 10:10 p.m.

Junior Gold 16
November 19 - 5:20 - 6:20 p.m.
November 20 - 8:00 - 9:00 p.m.

All players participating in tryouts must register with USA Hockey and present your hard copy registration confirmation to the Junior Gold coordinator before being allowed on the ice.  Depending on the number of players registering cuts may need to be made. 

USA Hockey on line registration: http://www.usahockeyregistration.com/

Skating Clinics 

Players have four opportunities to skate prior to tryouts:  

Junior Gold
October 28 - 7:00 p.m. (Saint Thomas Ice Arena)

November 4 - 2:20 p.m. (Pleasant Ice Arena)

November 11 – 1:20 p.m. (Pleasant Ice Arena) (90 minutes; combined JG/JG 16)

November 18 - 4:30 p.m. (Saint Thomas Ice Arena)

Junior Gold 16
October 28 -  8:10 p.m. (Saint Thomas Ice Arena)

November 4 - 1:10 p.m. (Pleasant Ice Arena)

November 11 – 1:20 p.m. (Pleasant Ice Arena) (90 minutes; combined JG/JG 16)

November 18 - 5:50 p.m. (Saint Thomas Ice Arena)

These one hour clinics will be run by the Junior Gold coaches. All players participating in a clinic must register with USA Hockey and present your registration confirmation to the Junior Gold coordinator on site before being allowed to skate.

Mandatory Team Player/Parent Meeting

Junior Gold
November 21 – 7:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Ice Arena

Junior Gold 
November 26 – 7:00 p.m. at Saint Thomas Ice Arena

 

Association Waivers

The Junior Gold Hockey Program plays under Sibley Area Youth Hockey Association (SAYHA) in District 8. If SAYHA is not your home association you will need to obtain a one-time waiver from your home association to SAYHA.  Please contact your association president to obtain a School Attendance Waiver, which requires signatures from your association president and district director, if you do not reside in District 8.

Player Conduct

Players are expected to comply with the STA Student Handbook.  Tardiness, unexcused absence,  academic performance and chemical use will affect practice and playing time. Please see the Saint Thomas Academy Student Handbook for specific information.

Estimated Fees

Estimated fees for the season are $1,400 per player for Junior Gold, and $1,100 per player for Junior Gold 16.  

There is $350 per player deposit for the team jerseys which will be returned after the player turns in his jersey at the end of the season.

STA Kindness Funds may be available by contacting STA Athletic Director Bob Slater at bslater@cadets.com.

Parent Support

The Junior Gold Hockey Program relies on the volunteer efforts of the parents.  Please consider volunteering for positions your team will need: team manager, clock, score sheet, penalty box, etc.

Questions

Junior Gold questions may be directed to Shamus O’Meara at spomeara@olwklaw.com.  

Junior Gold 16 questions may be directed to Steve Goldade at gold14@iphouse.com.