UPDATED Tryout Info for Rep Teams, News (West Lorne Comets)

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UPDATED Tryout Info for Rep Teams
Conditioning Skates have been added and tryout dates have been changed.

Changes have been made to the tryout schedule, following the September 6, 2022 OMHA release of 2022-2023 Season Dates.  

Conditioning skates prior to tryouts have now been scheduled.  Conditioning skates allow for players to have an opportunity to be on the ice prior to their first tryout. These conditioning skates are not run by evaluators of the tryouts and are not part of tryout evaluation.


U11 REP Conditioning Skates:

  • Monday September 19th, 5:00 PM - 5:50 PM

  • Tuesday September 20th, 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM

  • Wednesday September 21st, 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

  • Thursday September 22nd, 6:00 PM - 6:50 PM

U11 REP Tryout Dates:

  • Friday September 23rd, 5:30 PM - 6:20 PM

  • Sunday September 25th, 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

  • Tuesday September 27th, 6:30 - 7:20 PM


U13 REP Conditioning Skates:

  • Monday September 19th, 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM

  • Tuesday September 20th, 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM

  • Wednesday September 21st, 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM

  • Thursday September 22nd, 7:00 PM - 7:50 PM

U13 REP Tryout Dates:

  • Friday September 23rd, 6:30 PM - 7:20 PM

  • Sunday September 25th, 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

  • Tuesday September 27th, 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM


U18 REP Conditioning Skates;

  • Monday September 19th, 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM

  • Tuesday September 20th, 8:30 PM - 9:20 PM

  • Wednesday September 21st, 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM

  • Thursday September 22n, 8:00 PM - 8:50 PM

U18 REP Tryout Dates:

  • Friday September 23rd, 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM

  • Sunday September 25th, 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM

  • Tuesday September 27th, 7:30 PM - 8:20 PM

All conditioning skates & tryouts will be held at West Lorne Arena.  Full equipment, including mouth guard is expected.   Please wear a numbered jersey, and you are encouraged to have both a dark and light set.  If you do not have these jerseys already, WLMHA will have some available to use during tryouts.

Additionally, we also want to remind parents that should their child make the U11 REP team, there is a fee of $200 charged to cover the cost of the additional weekly ice time during the season.  More details on payment will follow after tryouts.  

Attendance at Tryouts

All registered players are guaranteed a minimum of 2 tryout skates.  If a player cannot attend a tryout skate, for any reason, they must contact the Registrar  and Director of Coaching prior to the tryout that will be missed.  A player must attend the first 2 of the tryout skates to be considered for the Rep teams.

If a player misses tryouts because of injury, illness, or a transfer from another center, the Coach Selection Committee and, if applicable, coaches from the child's previous hockey season, will meet and discuss how to proceed.  (Place the child on the team if the decision is obvious, or allow for the player to be viewed in an evaluation set up when healthy).  Any decision will be pending Board approval.

Tryout Registration at the Arena

You must check in upon arrival at your tryout, and register your jersey number with WLMHA executive at the arena.  Please arrive early to allow for time to ensure all registrations are complete.

Tryout Payment

A payment fee of $50 is required to participate in conditioning skates & tryouts.  The Registrar will be present at the tryouts to ensure all fees are paid.  If you have not previously paid this fee as part of your registration, please e-transfer to [email protected] and indicate the Team/Age Group and “Tryout Fee” in the comments. 

Tryout fees must be paid or you will not be permitted to participate in tryouts. 

WLMHA Tryout Policy

1.  The West Lorne Minor Hockey Association (WLMHA) permits all competitive coaches to select their team.  Head coaches are permitted to pick instructors to help with the try-out procedure.

2. The Director of Coaching will approve all on-ice instructors.  Additional assistants may be assigned to conduct on-ice drills during the selection period under the direction of the on-ice selection committee. Additional, third-party evaluators (not part of assigned coaching staff) will be assigned to assist with tryouts at the discretion of WLMHA.

3. The coordinators and their assistants, during the selection period are responsible for ensuring that all players receive an equal chance to demonstrate their skills.  In all cases, every effort will be made to make teams in each age category equal in numbers.  

4. Discussions that take place regarding Evaluations are confidential, and will not be discussed with parents or other people outside the Evaluation process.  When a player is cut from a team, parents are not to seek out and contact Evaluators about this.  The Coach or groups representative, who contacts the player or parent, is the only one who is to discuss why the player was cut.  In doing so, a comparison to any other specific child shall not be used.

5.  Requests to allow players to play on other eligible teams will be considered at the discretion of the WLMHA Board based on the numbers with the intent to maintain the integrity and spirit of WLMHA.

6.  Once team selections have been made by the coaches, they will attempt to notify all players in their age group of their placement via website post.  Every effort will be made to notify all players in an age group on the same day of the final tryout by 11pm.

7.  The coach of a higher-level team has the right to recall any player from a lower level team at any time up until the final roster date as established by WLMHA.   Coaches must follow the recommended number of players selected per team as set out by the WLMHA Board. The number of players will be set in accordance with registration numbers.