The second tryout process is defined and regulated under the AA Hockey Model document (see Hockey Alberta www.hockeyalberta.ca 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.
Associations will need to follow the two Deadlines set out in the “AA” Hockey Model under the “Notification of Tryout Section.” They are:
A)Prior to September 1st, a Recruitment Area has declared to the League that they are in need of players due to a low turn-out of eligible players registering for try-outs; or
B)Prior to September 15, a Recruitment Area has declared a low number of players attending try-outs that are capable of playing at the “AA” level.
When these requests are being made, the Recruitment Areas need to ensure that they are providing proof of the need (Registration numbers etc..). Should no word from a Recruitment Area be received that additional players are needed, that Recruitment Area will not be eligible to receive players for the second tryout.
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 www.hockeyalberta.ca 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 2018-19 season.
SCAHL Associations Declared In Need (eligible to accept 2nd tryout applications):
Taber - Bantam All-closed; Midget Goalies
Chestermere - Pee Wee All - closed
Foothhills - Midget - no goalies
Medicine Hat - Midget - goalie and defense
Airdrie - Pee Wee All - closed
West Central (Sylvan Lake) - Midget All
Central Alberta (Lacombe) - Pee Wee All-closed; Bantam skaters-closed; Midget skaters
Olds - Pee Wee goalie - closed