Age Advancement Policy


HRI Age Advancement Policy:

  • U7 to U9 - age advancement is not permitted.
  • U9 to U11 - age advancement not permitted.
  • U11A to U13AA - a second-year U11A player/goaltender (must have played U11A as a first-year U11 player) may be advanced to U13AA tryouts with letters of reference from objective hockey sources such as own coaches, opposing coaches, etc. These letters will be taken into consideration by the HRI Board of Directors.  If deemed satisfactory by the HRI Board, the player will be permitted to register to tryout in the HRI U13AA Tryouts. In order to play U13AA, a U11 skater must evaluate in the top 15 skaters in U13AA and a U11 goaltender must evaluate in the top 3 goaltenders in U13AA.
  • U11B Female to U13AA Female - a second-year U11B Female player/goaltender (must have played U11B Female as a first-year U11 player) may be advanced to U13AA Female tryouts with letters of reference from objective hockey sources such as own coaches, opposing coaches, etc. These letters will be taken into consideration by the HRI Board of Directors.  If deemed satisfactory by the HRI Board, the player will be permitted to register to tryout in the HRI U13AA Female Tryouts. In order to play U13AA Female, a U11 skater must evaluate in the top 3 skaters in U13AA Female and a U11 goaltender must evaluate as the top goaltender in U13AA Female.
  • U13AA to U15AA - a second-year U13AA player/goaltender (must have played U13AA as a first-year U13 player) may be advanced to U15AA tryouts with letters of reference from objective hockey sources such as own coaches, opposing coaches, etc. These letters will be taken into consideration by the HRI Board of Directors.  If deemed satisfactory by the HRI Board, the player will be permitted to register for and tryout in the U15AA Tryouts. In order to play U15AA, a U13 skater must evaluate in the top 9 skaters in U15AA and a U13 goaltender must evaluate in the top 2 goaltenders in U15AA.
  • U13AA Female to U15AA Female - a second-year U13AA Female player/goaltender (must have played U13AA Female as a first-year U13 player) may be advanced to U15AA Female tryouts with letters of reference from objective hockey sources such as own coaches, opposing coaches, etc. These letters will be taken into consideration by the HRI Board of Directors.  If deemed satisfactory by the HRI Board, the player will be permitted to register to tryout in the HRI U15AA Female Tryouts. In order to play U15AA Female, a U13 skater must evaluate in the top 3 skaters in U15AA Female and a U13 goaltender must evaluate as the top goaltender in U15AA Female.
  • U15AA to U18AAA: All requests to age advance into U18AAA (male or female) will be required to be submitted to SHA to be reviewed by a provincial committee. Deadline is January 10th annually for the next season.
  • HRI Age Advancement Application Deadline for all ages: For HRI requests, written applications including all necessary components noted above must be submitted to the HRI Office by August 15.  Applications must include a $200 non-refundable application fee plus the evaluation fee of that division. Note that players must already be registered in their appropriate age division.  Example: a U11 applicant must be registered in U11A for the upcoming season.

All applications will be reviewed by the HRI Age Advancement Committee.  The Age Advancement Committee will then make recommendations to the HRI Board of Directors.

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