Thank you to MLA Shaye Anderson & the Government of Alberta for the $8,460.00 Community Incentives Grant. We will be using this to purchase new Initiation Equipment.
Posted on Thu, May 26, 2016
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Posted on Wed, May 25, 2016
North Central Female Elite Spring ID Camp
Posted on Sat, May 21, 2016
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Posted on Sun, May 15, 2016
LMHA is very proud to announce that we have been selected by Hockey Alberta to host zone teams for Bantam and Midget Elite Female Hockey.
For the past three years, Hockey Alberta (HA) has undertaken a review of its female hockey program. Alberta's new Female Hockey Model will provide a standardized, province-wide system of hockey and the opportunity for female players to develop and progress from grassroots through to the Elite level and into Team Alberta's high performance programs .
So, what's new in female hockey?
- The number of Alberta Female Midget AAA teams has decreased from 10 down to 6. There will no longer be defined boundaries, so players will be able to try out for their team of choice.
- Female Midget AA will now be referred to as Female Midget Elite. There will be 6 Elite teams in a North Conference and 6 teams in a South Conference. LMHA will host one of the 6 Female Midget Elite teams in the North. Boundaries exist (which are different than zone boundaries for boys AA/AAA programs). Leduc's zone is wide reaching but not yet finalized.
- Female Bantam AAA will cease to exist in Alberta. In Bantam, the highest level of play will be Female Bantam Elite (previously known as Bantam AAA). LMHA will host one of 6 North Conference teams. There will also be 6 teams in the south. The same boundaries exist.
- For Female AAA (bantam and midget) teams, Leduc was previously zoned into Parkland Athletic Club (PAC) Saints in Spruce Grove. PAC was not selected as one of the six Midget AAA hosts under the new model and subsequently, PAC chose not to host bid on the Midget and Bantam Elite programs. This created an opportunity for LMHA to become the host for Elite Female hockey in the North Central zone.
This new Model will be implemented beginning in the 2016-17 season.
LMHA has signed a three year agreement but intends to develop, and implement, a successful program that will be in place for many years to come. Three positions were added to our Board. These are necessary for the research, development and implementation of the female Elite Program in Leduc:
1. VP Female Hockey (new)- Denise Broadbent
2. Female Bantam Elite Director (new) -Joline Wood
3. Female Midget Elite Director (new) - Jennifer Larson
4. Female Grassroots Director - Allen Fandrick
Work is currently underway to 'hit the ground running' . There are many ways you can support this exciting undertaking:
- Share the great news -that aspiring LMHA female hockey athletes now have Elite level play 'in their own backyard' to complement its current Grassroots program.
- Share your experiences and suggestions, relative to elite hockey, with Denise Broadbent (email@example.com) for consideration in program development.
- Volunteer to assist with the many upcoming events (ID Camps, tryouts, media relations, etc) related to LMHA Elite Female Hockey program.
- ? Encourage all female bantam and midget hockey athletes to try out for LMHA's most exciting, new offering.
More details will be available on the LMHA website very soon including contact information for the new Board members and details on zone boundaries, coach recruitment, upcoming ID camps, fees, try out dates, etc.
Posted on Tue, May 03, 2016
Contact Gregg Smith with any questions.