In an attempt to increase interest in goaltending within our association and to improve our ability to develop and retain goalies, the Wilmot Wolverines are implementing the Wolverines Goalie Initiative. This initiative will include the following elements:
· a reduction in registration fees for goalies
· increased and ongoing development sessions
· the association will continue to provide equipment for goalies
Reduction in fees
75% for the first season and 50% for subsequent seasons. Specifics on this reduction in fees are below.
Increased and ongoing development sessions
Goalies within the association and players looking to try goaltending for the first time will be offered on-ice sessions focused on goaltending skill development and give non-goalies a chance to try the position with equipment provided. These sessions will start next season.
Equipment for goalies
The Wilmot Wolverines Association will work with all goalies to ensure they have the equipment they need. In many cases the association will provide full equipment for goalies for the season. In situations where goalies need to be provided with individual pieces of equipment, the association will work with the player to ensure they are properly equipped.
Specifics of reduction in fees
1. A 75% reduction in the registration fee (given as a rebate at the end of the season) for a WGHA player new to the goalie position or any full-time new goalie to the WGHA. New goalies to the WGHA or WHGA players new to the position must have played a minimum of 20 games or 80% of games during the season to be eligible for a refund.
2. A 50% reduction in your registration fee (given as a rebate at the end of the season) for any WGHA goalies who were registered as a goalie with WGHA in the previous season.
3. To qualify for the rebate full participation in practices, development sessions, games, and scrimmages is required.
4. Games played with other teams may count towards required games on a case-by-case basis.
5. To receive the rebate, goalies must apply during initial registration and receive approval from the WGHA Executive. Click here for the application form.
6. If the player moves into the goalie position throughout the season, they may qualify for a rebate as well and should connect with the WGHA Executive to further discuss.
7. Rebates will be issued at the end of the season once approved by the WGHA Executive.
8. If a team has two goalies rostered, players should consult with the Head Coach and WGHA Executive to confirm ice time in games for eligibility of rebate.
Click here for the application form for the Wolverines Goalie Initiative rebate.