Over the past three months, the SAMHA Evaluation Committee has been working to improve our evaluation process. You may notice some changes when you return to the rink in the Fall.




SAMHA Player Evaluation FAQ (link)

SAMHA Evaluation Parent Handbook (link) 



Player evaluations at this age are used to group players of similar skill and ability together. All U7 players will skate on September 26th. Specific skate times will be shared before September 19th by email.



U9 players will participate in two skill skate and two scrimmages.

Player evaluation skill skates are on September 11th and 12th. Scrimmages will take place on September 18th and 19th.

Player evaluation skate times will be sent by email before September 4th.

If you have not received a evaluation time please contact u9director@samha.ca

COMMUNITY Scrimmage #2 Skate Times
INTERLOCK Scrimmage #2 Skate Times

U11 players will participate in one skill skate and four scrimmages.

The skill skate is used to determine what scrimmage grouping players will join starting on September 12th.

Scrimmage times will be communicated as soon as possible.

If you do not receive an email before September 10th please contact u11director@samha.ca.

Scrimmage #4 Skate Times: Coed
Scrimmage #4 Skate Times: Female



U13 players will participate in four scrimmages. Players will be placed initially into groups based on the previous season tier.

SCRIMMAGE #4 Skate Times: Coed
SCRIMMAGE #4 Skate Times: Female 

Players will be placed initially into groups based on the previousseasontier, all four skates will be scrimmages. 

Skate times will be communicated as soon as possible.

Scrimmage #3
Scrimmage #4 

Players will be placed initially into groups based on the previousseasontier, all skates will be scrimmages. Players will skate 3-4 times. 

Skate times will be communicated as soon as possible.

September 24 Scrimmage Times




All goaltender evaluations will take place on September 11th. (U11, U13 & U15).

U11-U13 Goalie Assessment 

U15 Goalie Assessment



Depending on the division, players will be evaluated 4-5 times.

All times are tentative until further notice.

Evaluation Calendar



SAMHA relies on dedicated volunteers to support our evaluation process and we truly value your time and commitment. Please complete the following to participate in player evaluations.


SAMHA is committed to supporting more coach involvement throughout the evaluation process and we intend to provide coaches with the tools needed to succeed. This season we are excited to introduce Team Genius to help support this process. SAMHA feels that coaches and parents will see immense value in this robust online evaluation tool. Learn more...Team Genius


SAMHA remains committed to supporting the following objectives: 

  • Provide an impartial, consistent and comprehensive evaluation of a player’s total hockey skills, resulting in the best chance to develop.
  • To form teams that maintain a skill balance where players can develop, participate and have fun playing hockey.

  • To develop an evaluation process that is transparent and trusted by players, parents, and coaches. 

  • To provide coaches with the opportunity and flexibility to build a team based in part on their own coaching philosophy and knowledge of player skills and attitude.

Later this month SAMHA will publish a complete guide to our evaluation process. This will include a full outline of the evaluation process, our objectives and define the expectations of each participant.