2020 evaluation schedule

Update – Evaluation information is scheduled to begin being sent out Wednesday, September 9. Look for an email from Max Analytics and Evaluations approximately 5 days before your child's evaluation start date. 

Note: times may be adjusted. A confirmation email will be sent out approximately 5 days before evaluations start.

Other things to note:

  • Players are required to bring a white and dark jersey for scimmage purposes
    • Players will be given a number to pin on the back and front of their jersey
    • They will use the same number for all try outs
  • COVID-19 online screening tool (Allard) / (Keith Bodley) must be completed prior to entering the facility
  • Both parent and player must wear a mask at the rink and change rooms. Players do not need to wear a mask on the ice
  • Only one parent may accompany the player to the rink

Regarding the U11 Hockey Canada Pathway:

SJAMHA understands the value of the U11 Pathway program. However, Hockey Winnipeg has deferred the component of the U11 Pathway program involving the 4 additional ice times due to COVID-related safety issues, lack of lead time notice and budget concerns. SJAMHA has not raised fees (except for U7 for players development) and the U11 Pathway was not presented at a time that allowed it to be included in  the 2020-21budget. There are 7 components in the U11 pathway and SJAMHA will implement 6 of them.

Thanks and hope to see you at the rink.

Scott Lockhart,
SJAMHA President

Evaluations for the 2020/21 will begin on September 12, 2020.  Age group start dates will be staggered with U18 evaluations beginning near the end of September. We will update the website and email all families as soon as evaluation dates and schedules have been finalized.

Max Analytics

For the second consecutive year, SJAMHA evaluations will be conducted by Max Evaluations and Analytics.

View the evaluation and team formation process.

Max EA report cards

Due to Covid 19 the SJAMHA Board decided not raise registration fees for 2020-21 despite many other costs increasing. We have taken several actions to reduce the possible deficit including using a Green Team Grant to maintain the Allard Arena property during the summer, using local hockey evaluators to work with Max Analytics during the try outs and not providing a free report card after the evaluations have been completed. Last year we spent a significant amount on report cards and feedback from our membership indicated a wide range of satisfaction. For these reasons we have left it up to parents whether they want to purchase a report card from Max.

U7 (Timbits)

Evaluations do not typically take place at the U7 level as players are usually grouped with others from their local community club.

U9 (Novice)

Players at the U9 level can try out for the U9A team if they wish, but this is not mandatory. Players who do not opt to try out for U9A will be placed on a U9 House League team.


Evaluations are mandatory at these levels. Players who opt to not attend evaluations will be placed directly at the A3 level.


Players can choose to try out for the AA Canadians at the U13, U15 and U18 levels


Players can choose to try out for AAA hockey at the U15 and U18 level.

SJMAHA policy on attending A level evaluations when involved in AA, AAA, or AAAA tryouts