2022 Tryout Format Information (Essa Minor Hockey)

Print2022 Tryout Format Information

Tryouts for U11, U13, U15 & U18
2022 - 2023 
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 (cash at tryout registration)

Please arrive 45 minutes before the tryout begins.  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. 
**Please note - No refunds will be issued for kids who do not make a Rep team.  If your child does not make a Rep team, they will play on a Local League team.**  Refund Policy

U11 Head Coach - Brad Allen
U13 Head Coach - Chris Corlett
U15 Head Coach - Graham Baird
U18 Head Coach - Eric Hart

Please note: Each player is guaranteed 2 skates.

Tryout fees:

Essa Player - $60

Essa Player (trying up a division**) - $85

Thornton Player - $85

NRP Player - $110



Please follow the appropriate link below to register for tryouts:

U11 Tryouts 2022-2023

U13 Tryouts 2022-2023

U15 Tryouts 2022-2023

U18 Tryouts 2022-2023

**Rep Costs for the 2022-2023 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.



(Call Backs will be posted after the second tryout and then after every subsequent tryout. 
There will no longer be in-person cuts.)


** 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. 




Updated September 25th, 2022.