Let me take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to HNL on selecting me to coach this year’s Western AAA Bantam team participating in the new AAA provincial league. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Dave Eason. I was the assistant coach of the Western AAA PeeWee team last year and the head coach of the Corner Brook A PeeWee team.

I am very excited about this upcoming season and for those players selected to this year’s team, I hope you will have an enjoyable and memorable year. Tryouts for the Western Bantam AAA team will take place September 6th and September 7th, 2014 at the Pepsi Centre in Corner Brook. Cost will be $100 per player. Each player will be evaluated in 1 practice and a minimum of 2 games (1.5 hr games).  Session times are as follows:

Saturday, September 6 12:00pm – 2:00pm and 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday, September 7 8:00am – 10:00am and 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Evaluations will be conducted by the head coach and 2 additional independent evaluators.

We will have an information session during the tryout for players and parents. Prior to getting together, it has been confirmed that the team practices during the year will be on weekends only to make it easier for out-of-town players wishing to play elite level hockey to participate.

If you are interested in trying out, please email the team at westernaaabantam@gmail.com. A registration form will then be emailed to each player for completion and submission.

Deadline to register is September 2nd, 2014. On September 5th, players will be notified of their groups and specific practice/game times. One final reminder, while jerseys MAY be provided, please bring along a white and dark jersey in case there may not be enough. I look forward to seeing you at the tryouts. Any further questions you may have will be answered on the tryout weekend.

Regards

Dave Eason
Head Coach