Tryout Information (St. Thomas Panthers)

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Spring Tryouts:
Panthers will hold spring tryouts for Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget teams.
Please See - Tryout Schedule

Registration permitting, our goal is to have 2 teams from Novice to Midget team. If Registration numbers permit a 3rd will be considered.

Levels of Play:
Panthers aim to have their competitive teams play A/BB. Please keep in mind teams evaluate their talent in September with exhibition and/or tournament games and re-categorization may be required (ie up to A or down to B).

Trying out up:
Players wishing to tryout up a division must submit their request in writing to [email protected] prior to the start of tryouts. Players must pay for and attend tryouts for both teams in order to allow for comprehensive evaluations. Selection of underage players to a higher level team must be approved by the St. Thomas Panthers Board of Directors.

Import Rule:

In a continued effort to grow girls hockey while working to ensure all players in St. Thomas with a space to play the Panther Board has voted to implement an import rule.


St. Thomas Panthers will limit all 1st  teams to 4 Import Players. An Import Player will be defined as:

1.       Any player who resides outside of St. Thomas and Surrounding Area. (ie London)

2.       Any player who resides in a centre that offers a team at her age group. (ie Aylmer, Belmont, West Lorne)


This rule will only apply to “NEW” Panther players starting with the 2017-18 season, all current Panthers will be “grandfathered” – ie all players rostered to a Panthers team in 2016-17 will not be considered an import.


Players who reside with St. Thomas and immediate area will not be considered Imports, regardless of their previous team.

Depending on the number of players registered in any given age division, the Panthers Board of Directors reserves the right to adjust the permitted number of import players, whether up or down, in order to:

a) optimize the number of players per team in that division;

b) allow teams to compete at the appropriate skill level; and

c) ensure that all returning Panthers have a place on a Panthers team.

Tryout Procedures:
All Players must attend a minimum of 2 tryouts in order to be considered for the team. Players who can not attend 2 tryouts due to extenuating circumstances (injuries etc) must put their request for an exemption in writing to the Board before the teams 2nd tryout. Requests will be dealt with on a case by case basis.

Tryout Fees will be $50 - paid at the first tryout. Players will be guaranteed a minimum of 2 skates.

Permission to Skate Forms:
Current Panther Players wishing to tryout at another centre must obtain a Permission to Skate Form by completing the  - Permission to Skate Request Form

Tryout Schedule

Tryout Registration

Good luck to all girls at tryouts!

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