Players

South West Zone Hockey Player Registration 2021 - 2022

  • Information on the Comets Female Teams, U15, U18 and U21 Recreation Teams, U15 & U18 Community Teams, and Junior C are provided here.
  • Information on our refund policy for registration fees is below - click here
  • Information on our Evaluation Policy - click here

U13AA Registration:  Please note that the U13AA program is now with the AA Clubs.  Click here to see the new Elite boundaries.

Comets Female Hockey:

South West Zone Hockey is pleased to host the Female teams for the age categories U9, U11 and U13.  New this year:  Registration will be online with SWZ Hockey starting July 1, 2021 rather than with SWAT Hockey or Confederation Hockey.  All female players at SWAT Hockey or Confederation Hockey are welcome to register.  Female players preferring to play co-ed hockey will still register with SWAT Hockey or Confederation Hockey.  Registration information for the Comets teams will be emailed in June.

Fees for the U9, U11 and U13 Comets teams are TBD.

  • Fees may be paid online starting July 1, 2021:
    • $100 deposit at the time of registration with the option of paying the remainder on Sept 1st or splitting the remainder between Sept 1st and Oct 15th.
    • Payment may also be made by post-dated cheque(s) with the same dates. Cheques are to be made payable to South West Zone Hockey Association.  Incorrect cheques will be returned and may delay the registration process.  No registration is deemed complete until payment has been received.
    • Click here to register online.

Recreational Hockey League for U15, U18 and U21:

The EFHL Recreation Hockey League is intended for players who want to play hockey but not commit to the more involved practice and game schedules of the community hockey program.

Some of the key founding principles of this program are as follows:

  • Focus on fun and participation more so than development
  • Playing with family and friends
  • Less time commitment - 18 games, no practices
  • Minimize travel – playing closer to home as much as possible
  • Lower fees – fees are set by the league with no need for team cash calls
  • More consistent scheduling

When registrations open, players will have a choice of registering with SWZ Hockey for the traditional community program or the new recreational program.

Fees for the U15, U18, and U21 RHL divisions are TBD.

  • Fees may be paid online starting July 1, 2021:
    • $100 deposit at the time of registration with the option of paying the remainder on Sept 1st or splitting the remainder between Sept 1st and Oct 15th.
    • Payment may also be made by post-dated cheque(s) with the same dates. Cheques are to be made payable to South West Zone Hockey Association.  Incorrect cheques will be returned and may delay the registration process.  No registration is deemed complete until payment has been received.
    • Click here to register online.

More details on the recreational league can be found on the Hockey Edmonton website at:  http://www.hockeyedmonton.ca/article/59518

Body checking/Non-Body Checking – Regular Program:

Body Checking is expected to continue as it did in the prior season at Tiers 1 to 3.  Players who are skilled enough to play at these levels and choose to participate in body-checking hockey will be placed in these tiers.

Players who do not want to play in body-checking hockey will have the option to identify themselves during registration.  If a player is identified as such, he or she will not be placed in skate groups that will have body checking and would not be placed on a team higher than Tier 4.  SWZ anticipates offering body checking clinics this summer/fall in preparation for evaluations.

Note that players who are willing to participate in evaluations and league play with body checking are not guaranteed placement on a body checking team.

U15 & U18 Registration

  • Per Hockey Edmonton, the U15 and U18 Tiers 1-3 will be Body Checking divisions, and the Community Hockey Tiers 4-6 will be Non-Body Checking divisions.
  • All returning players and new U15 SWAT Hockey and Confederation Hockey players may register online starting July 1- click here
  • Transferring and new-to-hockey players must contact the SWZ Hockey Registrar directly.
  • Any questions please contact Ardis Eliason, SWZ Registrar, at  780-433-8457 or e-mail swzadmin@telus.net

U15 and U18 Registration Fees

  • Registration information will be emailed in June to first-year and returning U15 and U18 players (except new-to-hockey and transferring players).
  • Fees may be paid online starting July 1, 2021:
    • $100 deposit at the time of registration with the option of paying the remainder on Sept 1st or splitting the remainder between Sept 1st and Oct 15th.
    • Payment may also be made by post-dated cheque(s) with the same dates.  Any registrations received after July 31st will be assessed and must include the $100 late fee.  Cheques are to be made payable to South West Zone Hockey Association.   Incorrect cheques will be returned and may delay the registration process.  No registration is deemed complete until payment has been received.
  • U15 fees - TBD
  • U18 fees - TBD

NOTE:  Registrations received after July 31, 2021 will be subject to a $100 late fee.

  • Cheques are to be made payable to SOUTHWEST ZONE HOCKEY ASSOCIATION and mailed to PO Box 41114, Edmonton, AB T6J 6M7. Incorrect cheques will be returned and may delay the registration process.
  • No late fees will be charged to players trying out with their designated AA Club (SSAC, CAC, MLAC, or KC).

Players New to Hockey or Transferring from Other Association to SW Zone Hockey:

  • Players new to hockey or players that have played for another association and would like to transfer to SW Zone Hockey must contact the Registrar at 780-433-8457 or email swzadmin@telus.net  No late fee will be charged to new or transferring players.

Registration Requirements for Parents of New Players

  • Hockey Alberta requires at least one parent from each hockey family must complete the Respect in Sport (RIS) Parents Course to have a child play organized hockey. Effective the 2018-2019 season, Parents and Coaches are required to recertify their RIS course every four seasons.  Please read the attached bulletin for information on how to recertify the RIS course.  Note that recertification must be completed prior to player evaluations. The cost to the parent is $12.00 plus GST. Player registration will not be accepted if the course has not been taken/recertified.
  • Click here for the Hockey Canada Respect in Sport parent program.
  • Hockey Alberta requires that every Team Official (Coach, Asst. Coach, Trainer, etc.) on a team sheet must take the Respect in Sport (RIS) Coaches Course - click here. The course is $31.50 and will be reimbursed to Team Officials by the SWZ. Please submit your receipt by email to the SWZ Registrar at swzadmin@telus.net when you have completed the course.

Refund Policy for Registration Fees

Junior C SWZ Oil Kings and SWZ Ice Kings - Registration

  • SW Zone Hockey has two Junior C teams - the SWZ Oil Kings and the SWZ Ice Kings who both compete in the Noralta Junior Hockey League. The Junior C program is open to players aged 18 - 20 by Dec 31, 2021.
  • The 2021-2022 registration fee TBD. Contact the Junior C Director for information on registration and tryouts.