Nepean Girls Hockey Association               

Development Stream (DS)

Development Stream (DS) is a subset of the House League Programme, offering an enhanced opportunity for NGHA House League players who are looking for more development and an option to play more hockey with the potential to stream toward competitive hockey in the future. It is also ideal for House players that are not ready to make the commitment of playing competitive hockey, but are looking for more than the House program offers.

The NGHA anticipates DS teams at the Novice, Atom, Pee Wee and Bantam levels. DS teams are permitted to play in a maximum of 3 tournaments and 8 exhibition games against other DS teams. The teams will practice on a regular basis and operate separately from the house teams. There are no league games for DS.

Players that play on a DS team must also fully participate with their current NGHA house league team as the players house team is the first priority.

Parents are expected to pay approx. $500 for team fees for a DS season. Tournaments are outside of the team budget, so players participating in the tournaments are responsible for their share of the entry fees. Any additional expenses are also the participant's responsibility (hotels, food etc.). The cost for the tryout is $25.00 and will be payable when registering. Evaluations/Tryouts for DS will take place at the end of October and an information night for all those interested will be held early Oct. Please check the NGHA website for updates on exact dates.

If there are any questions about the program please contact Karla Clarke, DS Convenor at