Levels of Play (St. Thomas Panthers)

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Age divisions are based on year of birth and follow Hockey Canada Player Pathways 

FUNdamentals - Birth year 2019 and older
This program has been designed for beginner players in their first year of hockey.
It focuses on fundamental skills, balance and agility, edging, skating forward an backward, stopping, cross overs, puck handling, passing, shooting and more.
Saturday mornings at 9am
Geared towards players aged 2017 and older only, offering the opportunity for players to attend specific development programming with teams among the same age group and closest skill level, in addition to regular FUNdamentals programming. This development programming offers unique opportunities for players to increase engagement, confidence, and skills, such as power skating, edge work, and stick handling.

U9   - 2016, 2017

U11 - 2014, 2015

U13 - 2012, 2013

U15 - 2010, 2011

U18 - 2007, 2008, 2009


The St. Thomas Panthers GHA try to offer 3 teams in every age division:

Tier 1 - A  
Tier 2 - B/BB
Tier 3 - C/HL

Categorizing each team is dependent on coaches evaluation of the team. Team category can be moved up or down to ensure the team is playing in the division that is best for the development of its players.