Procedures for Players to Apply for a 2nd Try Out

Sep. 12, 2020



The second tryout process is defined and regulated under the AA Hockey Model document (see Hockey Alberta Players tab-AA Hockey).

The second tryout process will be facilitated through each AA Hockey League, so it will be key that there is constant communication between the Leagues and their member associations.

Players that are released from their Resident AA Recruitment Area tryouts, and are seeking the second tryout will notify the League that they are interested in the second tryout.  The Notice to Try Out form (see Members Tab-Forms-Elite/AA-AA Notice of Tryout) must be completed under the Second Tryout Information Heading area.  This requires a signature from the players Resident Minor Hockey Association President, as well as a signature of the Resident AA Association President

This form should be emailed to the League c/o:

Greg Davenport at

The League, in conjunction with the In Need Associations, will then determine which In Need Recruitment Area has been approved  for the Second Tryout.  It is important to note that at this time the In Need Association has the option to accept the request of Second Tryout or not.  If accepted, the player will be contacted by the In Need Association and arrangements made to join their tryout camps. If not accepted, the League may refer the player to another Association if one is available for the second tryout.  In no cases will players be eligible for more than two AA tryouts.  If released from the second tryout, or if no second tryout is available, the player reverts back to his Home Minor Hockey Association for the 2020-21 season.

Steps to Take:

  1. Obtain the NTO form from your Resident AA Recruitment Area when you are released from their tryouts, ensure that their representative has signed in the Second Try-Out Information Area.
  2. Obtain a signature from your Resident MHA (Minor Hockey Assn) President if different (it will the same signature as the Resident AA Recruitment Area if you reside within that MHA).
  3. Ensure that the top area of the form is completed fully.
  4. Email the form to the SCAHL as listed above requesting a second tryout. Please indicate the position you play.
  5. It will be determined if there is an In-Need Recruitment Area eligible to accept the Second Try-Out, approve your request and notify the In-Need Area. The In Need Area will then determine if they will accept the request and notify the player. If accepted, they will advise on joining their AA try-outs.


SCAHL Associations Declared In Need (eligible to accept 2nd tryout applications):

U13: Olds (Goalies Only); Golden Suns (Goalies Only); West Central (Sylvan) (Goalies Only).

U15: Central Alberta (Lacombe) (Goalies Only); West Central (Sylvan) (Forwards & Defense Only).

U16 - second tryouts are not allowed.

U18: Golden Suns (Taber); Olds; Lethbridge (Defense Only); West Central, Central Alberta (Lacombe).


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