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2020-21 A/AA Tryout Dates & Times

TEAM SELECTIONS ARE POSTED ON OUR HOME PAGE

PLEASE CHECK TEAM FITTING SCHEDULE! JERSEY, WARMUPS & PANT SHELL ORDERS WILL BE PLACED ON SATURDAY! NO EXCEPTIONS!

PLEASE READ PARENT INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF PAGE ALSO!

We thank you in advance for adhering to ALL of the Return to the Rink protocols listed on our home page regarding:

  • Mask must be worn AT ALL TIMES in the building (including on the ice).

  • Players must bring their own water bottle, marked clearly with their name.

  • Arrive no sooner than 15 minutes prior to your scheduled ice session and check-in with KOHA staff in the lobby (or outside if it’s nice); Depart no more than 10 minutes after ice session. (Locker room sanitizing is imperative. PLEASE do not expect to get into your assigned locker room earlier than 15 minutes prior to your ice time.)

  • Arrive with gear on except helmets & skates. Goalies can put leg pads, skates, catcher/blocker on in their assigned changing area but everything else should be on at check-in. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR PLAYER HAS THEIR GEAR ON - we will NOT be allowing players in early to get gear on in locker rooms.

  • ONE PARENT/ADULT PER PLAYER ONLY! (That does not mean one person enters with the player and another enters a few minutes later. It means ONE PARENT/ADULT PER PLAYER.) That parent will be allowed to proceed to the bleachers to watch, but MUST socially distance while there, and must vacate when their player's session concludes. Please make other arrangements for siblings to help limit the amount of people in the building during tryouts.

  • No lingering in the building/lobby areas; keep moving or wait outside. This includes the upper hallway between the rinks.

  • No bags may be left in the lobby, common areas, or the restaurant. (When on the ice, bags may stay in the locker room.)


Victor ZUREK 10U A (2011) K-WINGS

HEAD COACH

Phone: 574-596-6326

FINAL TRYOUT - 9/23

WINGS WEST

5:15pm


DREW MOFFIT 10U AA (2010) K-WINGS

HEAD COACH

Phone: 269-567-8309

FINAL TRYOUT - 9/23

WINGS WEST

6:15pm


JEFF TIMPE 12U A (2009) K-WINGS - GOLD

HEAD COACH

Phone: 269-998-8411

MATT MOORMAN 12U A (2009) K-WINGS - SILVER

HEAD COACH

Phone: 269-806-2331

FINAL TRYOUT - 9/23

WINGS WEST

6:25pm

NEW THIS SEASON - GOLD & SILVER TRYOUTS WILL BE CONDUCTED SIMULTANEOUSLY

The KOHA Tier II (A/AA) K-WINGS tryouts will be conducted over three days, with the third day being invitation only. NEW FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON TRYOUTS: instead of holding a separate Silver tryout, both Gold and Silver teams will be formed by the Skills Staff and coaches during the three day tryout process (2 days guaranteed, third day by invitation-only).


RYAN PENNY 12U AA (2008) K-WINGS - GOLD

HEAD COACH

Phone: 269-760-0059

BILL MARKS 12U AA (2008) K-WINGS - SILVER

HEAD COACH

Phone: 269-349-7825

FINAL TRYOUT 9/23

WINGS WEST

7:30pm

NEW THIS SEASON - GOLD & SILVER TRYOUTS WILL BE CONDUCTED SIMULTANEOUSLY

The KOHA Tier II (A/AA) K-WINGS tryouts will be conducted over three days, with the third day being invitation only. NEW FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON TRYOUTS: instead of holding a separate Silver tryout, both Gold and Silver teams will be formed by the Skills Staff and coaches during the three day tryout process (2 days guaranteed, third day by invitation-only).



Matt Kakabeeke & Kyle Bushee 14U A (2007) K-WINGS - GOLD

CO-HEAD COACHES

CARL FRIED 14U A (2007) K-WINGS - SILVER

HEAD COACH

FINAL TRYOUT 9/23

WINGS WEST

7:40pm

NEW THIS SEASON - GOLD & SILVER TRYOUTS WILL BE CONDUCTED SIMULTANEOUSLY

The KOHA Tier II (A/AA) K-WINGS tryouts will be conducted over three days, with the third day being invitation only. NEW FOR THE 2020-21 SEASON TRYOUTS: instead of holding a separate Silver tryout, both Gold and Silver teams will be formed by the Skills Staff and coaches during the three day tryout process (2 days guaranteed, third day by invitation-only).


JD Kalleward 14U AA (2006) K-WINGS

HEAD COACH

Phone: 269.207.3615

FINAL TRYOUT 9/23

WINGS WEST

8:50pm


PAUL WALTKE JV PRESEASON

HEAD COACH

Phone: 269-501-3106

OCT 6 - NOV 4 CLINIC

WINGS WEST

PARENT INFORMATION FOR 2020-21 K-WINGS A/AA SEASON

Due to covid we may not be able to have parent meetings during tryouts, so hopefully the information below answers questions you may have:

No Lawson ice at least until January and possibly not at all therefore, ice in October is going to be tight as we will be working with just the 2 sheets at Wings West until they get ice put in at the Arena (Wings Event Center) in late October. As a result, there will be some weekend practices in October because of the ice shortage.

Practice schedule will be out as soon as possible. We just got the ice blocks from the facility and we are working to determine the number of teams we will have in House B and Travel to build the schedule. Practice nights may be a bit different than in years past for certain teams and age groups. With the limited ice we had to shift some things around so that the age groups were in the proper time slots (for instance, 10U can’t skate at 8:30 at night, etc.).

Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL) divisions (Yzerman, Howe 1, Howe 2, etc.) will be formed fairly quickly so game scheduling will start in the beginning of October. Alignment weekend (to determine placement) will be announced for each age division asap, and your Team Manager will get that information out once team selections occur and their LCAHL Division Directors give them that information.

We were able to keep the season pretty close to the past season regarding the number of practices as we removed our coaches colleges and added the normal practice schedule in those slots. We are going 2 weeks into March with skills so we are able to have 18 sessions (same as previous years). The Athletic Mentors piece will look a little different this year due to COVID restrictions and space capacities. Nine of the 18 skills weeks will have your team IN the gym, and the other nine weeks will be virtual training. Head coaches will each decide (and communicate to their team) if the virtual sessions will be team functions with every player logging in at the same time, or if they will log in independently on those weeks.

Because of the late start to the season fees will have to be paid in 6 installments. $500 at the time you register for the team once you have been selected, followed by 5 equal payments Oct 30th, Nov, 30th, Dec 30th, Jan 30th and Feb 28th. Additional instructions for registering will accompany the team selection announcements.

Once you register for the team that you are selected to, you will get a confirmation email that will give you the date and time of your team uniform fitting. It will also contain a copy of the refund policy, code of conduct as well as yearbook and scrip info (all of which are available now on our website).

Anyone that is trying out in an age group that could have a Gold and Silver team (07, 08 & 09) will need to let us know on Tuesday if they would NOT play on a Silver team in the event they are not selected to the gold team.