Central States Development Hockey League
Members of the Saint Peters Hockey Club:
First, congratulations on a fantastic 2018/2019 season. Saint Peters sent eight teams to seven of the twenty-one Blue Note championship games, and as a result the Saint Peters Rec Plex will be home this season to four Blue Note Cups. Look for those to be proudly displayed in very near future. Our spring and summer programs continue to be a huge success, and we look forward the expansion of the existing and creation of new programs for the 2019/2020 season. On the expansion topic, I would like to add some clarity to the Sant Peters Hockey Club involvement in the Central States Developmental League (CSDHL) and our birth year teams plans for the 2019/2020 season.
On June 13th at 6:30PM in the Rec Plex upstairs conference room, a meeting will be held to convey information relative to the 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 Saint Peters birth year teams. Topics will include involvement or potential involvement in the Central States Developmental Hockey League. There will be opportunity for questions as well as break-out sessions with the respective coaches. If your player is one of these birth years and they are interested in playing EITHER AA travel or AA Central States, it is recommended you attend. Note that a 2010 is eligible to try-out for the 2009 birth year team, a 2006 is eligible is tryout for the 2005 birth year team. Given space constraints, parents only are preferred. Additionally, Saint Peters Hockey per the Missouri Hockey Youth Division Rules and Policies is a districted organization (closed) at Bantam and Below (U14). This districting policy includes CSDHL play for at minimum the 2019/2020 season, for birth years which Saint Peters is granted a team. Only those eligible to play at Saint Peters for the 2019/2020 season on the aforementioned birth years should attend.
Currently, the Saint Peters Hockey Club has been awarded CSDHL teams at the Squirt Major and Peewee Minor (2009 and 2008) levels. We are in the appeals process for Peewee Major and Bantam Major (2007 and 2005) levels. We expect notice relative to the appeals prior to the commencement of the above events. If an appeal is granted for a particular birth year, that tryout will proceed as a CSDHL tryout. If an appeal is denied for a particular birth year, that tryout will proceed as a Missouri Hockey AA tryout. All teams not mentioned above will have their evaluations in the month of August. Details regarding registration, pre-skates and tryout dates for those teams will be posted when they become available.
On a final note, for various reasons, this will be the last year the Saint Peters Hockey Club will use the Spirit name and Logo. As such this will be the last season for the existing jersey. Plan your jersey and accessory acquisitions accordingly. A process will begin shortly to choose the new name and logo for 2020/2021 and beyond, and will involve the entire membership.
For the 2005, 2007, 2008, and 2009 birth years, the schedule is as follows:
Pre-Skates for all four birth years are June 17 and June 18
Tryout 1 for 2008 and 2009, June 20
Tryout 1 for 2005 and 2007, June 21
Tryout 2 for 2008 and 2009, June 22
Tryout 2 for 2005 and 2007, June 23
Tryout 3 for 2008 and 2009, June 26
Tryout 3 for 2005 and 2007, June 28
Tryout 4 for 2008 and 2009, June 29
Tryout 4 for 2005 and 2007, June 30
There is the potential for modifications to this schedule. Check back here for possible changes.