Player Evaluations and Convening

House League

The PCHA evaluations are only the beginning of team building. There is an 8 – 9 week process at the beginning of the season where players and teams are further evaluated and compared. Movement of players or teams are possible.

House League Evaluations

Evaluations determine the skill level for all our House League teams and players. Evaluations take place in early to mid-September.

Players are assessed based on the skills and ability’s displayed during the evaluations. The placement on a team is based on this assessment and how they compare with the other players.  All players are expected to attend the evaluations.

Any players who do not attend the evaluations will be placed based on known history and input from previous coaching. Further assessment will take place during the convening period and a move to another team may take place.

Your son or daughter should attend all scheduled evaluations unless told otherwise.  Once your son or daughter has been placed you will be contacted by the coach or PCHA official.

  • PCHA evaluations are for registered PCHA players only.
  • There is no participation fee.
  • All players must have full hockey equipment, including CSA approved helmet / facemask and BNQ certified throat protector.
  • Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to scheduled start to allow time to check-in and get ready. Dressing room space may be very limited; players should put some of their equipment on at home.

After all the players have been evaluated, the teams will be entered based on the overall assessed skill level; they are generally labeled Red, White, Blue and Green.

If you have any questions or concerns during this process please contact your divisional Convener.

House League Convening

During the first six weeks of the MHL season (House League and Paperweights only), representatives from each Association and the MHL Board of Directors will review the balance of divisions, teams and players skills to attempt to organize playing levels as fairly as possible.

Divisional Committees may move teams and or players up or down within the various categories as deemed necessary and appropriate during the Convening period.

Players could also be moved laterally to balance two teams from the same Association in the same division.

This process provides balance within the divisions.

If you have any questions or concerns during this process please contact your divisional Convener.