The reality is everything is all about letting the kids play - and while that is the most fun part of the entire experience, there are a few things that need to make it happen.

The hockey season can be categorized into four phases:

  • Phase 1 Pre-Season: tends to run to early October; teams are formed and balancing/ exhibition games played
  • Phase 2 Placement: early October to November; teams play games to confirm a team ranking and C teams are
    looking to be deemed balanced by PCAHA
  • Phase 3 League Play: early November to end of January
  • Phase 4 Playoffs: February to March

Thunderbird “C” hockey teams in Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Divisions are part of the Presidents League.

Teams in Below Atom will be required to arrange games on their own and will not receive a schedule from PCAHA. Any team manager that requires assistance should work with their division ambassador  to develop the necessary contacts to make these arrangements.

For Atom and above, balancing game schedules start mid-September with league play starting a few weeks after.

“A”/ Rep level teams normally receive their schedule near the end of September and games could begin as early as October 1.

All dates are tentative and subject to change by PCAHA.

Game Checklist

Game Elements 

Exhibition Games and Tournaments