Tryouts (Essa Minor Hockey)


TRYOUTS: 2023-2024 SEASON 

Dust Offs will take place on September 8th, 9th and 10th at the Andy Anderson Arena. Exact times will be posted soon.

Rep Tryouts will be taking place tentatively between Saturday, September 16th to Sunday, September 24th.

Register now for Tryouts! 

Please fill out the appropriate link for your child's age division.  

U11 Tryout Registration:

U13 Tryout Registration:

U15 Tryout Registration:

U18 Tryout Registration:

*Each player is guaranteed 3 skates. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  No player is allowed on the ice once tryouts begin if they have not:

  • Registered for the upcoming season
  • Paid registration fee in full 
  • Paid the tryout fee (RAMP)

Please arrive at least 1 hour before the tryout begins. Your player will be sized for a jersey and socks when they arrive, then they will make their way to the registration table. The registration table will be located in the lobby of the Angus Arena and this is where your player will register and receive their assigned tryout pinnie.  The pinnies are to be returned at the conclusion of each session.  Please also ensure your athlete arrives with all protective hockey gear including neck guards and mouth guards.  Anyone with missing equipment will not be permitted on the ice.  Please advise at time of tryout registration if your child is exempt from a mouthguard (requires a doctor's note). Practice jerseys are to be worn. No jerseys with last names on the back. 

U11 Head Coach - Travis Cox
U13 Head Coach - Darryl Macrae
U15 Head Coach - Andrew Jackson
U18 Head Coach - Graham Baird

Tryout Fees:

Essa Player - $80

Essa Player (trying up a division**) - $100

Thornton Player - $100

NRP Player - $125


**Rep Costs for the 2023-2024 Season**

Once you make the rep team these fees are in addition to registration fees.

- $250 U11/U13

- $300 U15/U18

 (includes your home & away jerseys, home/away socks)

Also, each player is required to have:

- An Essa Winter Jacket

It can be a jacket from another year as long as it is an Essa Winter Jacket. 
If you do not own one you'll need to purchase one in addition to the Rep Fees.

***Callbacks/Cuts link will be posted below once tryouts begin.*** The first callback/cuts will be posted after the third tryout.


** ROO 5.3c Underage Player Movement - In order to be successful at the higher level, the player must be rated within the top five (5) selections for the Representative Team. If player is unsuccessful with the advanced age group, they shall remain eligible to try out for the team of his/her age category.