Overview (Unionville Minor Hockey Association)


In the Bantam division, the concepts of change on the fly, mixed skill level lines and full-time goalies continue.

General Bantam Division Framework

  • Players are evaluated according to ability at skills evaluations held at the start of the season.
  • Teams are formed by a computer program so as to be as balanced as possible using the results of these skills evaluations.
  • Teams participate in two weekly one-hour, on-ice sessions during the season. Schedules are provided at the start of the season.
  • Weekly practices are led by the team’s coaching staff.
  • There are a number of weekly practice hours for this division and each team rotates through the time slots available. Two teams practice together weekly.
  • Each team plays a game once a week.
  • Games consist of three stop time periods of 10, 15 and 15 minutes respectively within the 75 minutes of ice time allocated to each game.
  • Full time goalie positions are available in this division, but cannot be guaranteed. If there are more goalies than teams, goalies must share the position on as many teams as required.
  • There are a number of game times available for this division each week and each team rotates through the time slots available.
  • Power skating and skill development sessions may be scheduled from time to time in regular practice times at no additional cost.
  • The UMHA may also schedule extra skills sessions from time to time which players are encouraged to attend in addition to their team practices and games. These are also provided at no additional cost.

Full-Time Goalie Position

The following is an excerpt from Section 2.2 of the UMHA Coach and Convenor Manual:

“Beginning in the Peewee division, players may choose to become full-time goalies. In divisions where there are players who only want to play goal, the convenor shall ensure that these players are equally distributed among the teams. If there are more goalies than teams, the position must be shared equitably on as many teams as necessary to accommodate all goalies.

A full-time goalie position cannot be guaranteed as it is dependent on the number of players who want to play in net in a division in any given year. The division convenor will allocate goalies on as equitable a basis as possible among teams in the division.”

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