Goalies are evaluated separately from player evaluations. These may take place prior to the player evaluations. This year, McKnight has partnered with GDI Goaltending to complete the Goalie Evaluation Process.
In U9, every player will have the opportunity to play as a goalie. There are no set goalies at this age division. Goalie gear will be provided to each team to use for the season.
Goalies in U11 may chose to be a full-time goalie or a hybrid goalie. Hybrid goalies will play as both a skater and goalie during the season. If you chose to be a hybrid, your player must evaluate as both a skater and goalie. They will need to qualify for this position which is outlines here:
Hockey Calgary's Hybrid Program 2020-21
- Participants trying out as hybrid goalies MUST declare a preferred position, prior to the start of evaluations. This is used in the case that the participant does not meet the evaluation requirements to participate as a hybrid goalie during the season
Players in Divisions U13 and higher can indicate their preference to play goal and will be evaluated as such. We will make every effort to accommodate all goaltenders, though we cannot guarantee your child will play this position within our Association. The number of teams established in each Division will determine the number of goalies required. Please contact our Goalie Evaluation Coordinator if you have further questions.
For more information please refer to the McKnight Goalie Evaluation Manual.
McKnight Hockey Association
Our Mission is to provide our players with an affordable, fair and competitive hockey experience that focuses on the development of individual and team hockey skills, the practice of good sportsmanship and fair play and the opportunity to be challenged while having fun. At McKnight Hockey, our goal is to involve your child in a program that fosters teamwork, skill development and enjoyment of the game.