Wildcats (Sault Female Hockey Association)

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All House League players (U11, U13, U15, U18) will also have the opportunity to play together on our Wildcats teams, which will have additional practice times and competitive play away from home (exhibition games and/or tournaments). All players wishing to play Wildcats must register for tryouts. 

NOTE: There are 2 mandatory requirements for the Wildcat Program: 1 - SFHA House League has 2 teams of a minimum of 12 players on each team, and 2- there is a Wildcat coach who is not a SFHA House League coach applying to lead the team.


The Sault Female Hockey Association (SFHA) Wildcats Program for the 2024-25 hockey season is an improved initiative aimed at providing further development and competition opportunities for ANY division with 2 or more House League teams with rosters of 12 players on each team in the SFHA House League.

Here are some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the program:

What is the 2024-25 Wildcats Program?

The Wildcats Program is a New and Improved initiative offered by Sault Female Hockey Association in the 2024-25 Hockey Season. The Wildcats Team will be comprised of SHFA House League players seeking extra ice time, aiming to advance their skills, and engaging in a higher level of competition. This team will be allotted 4 hours of SFHA ice per month over and above the 6hrs per month for the House League team - starting after the selection process for the 2024-25 season.

The Wildcat teams for this season will be named the Sault Female Hockey Association Wildcats and will be part of the OWHA DS program. These teams will be able to attend 3 DS tournaments, participate in dryland sessions with their respective House League teams AND attend House League tournaments with their team.  Goalies will receive 1/1 training as part of their House League team. 

The maximum team fee is $600 and the fee to register to this team after being selected is $275.   

All players who commit to the Wildcats team must participate in all practices, games and team events with their House League team in order to participate with the Wildcats team for the season.

Who can play?

U11, U13, U15, U18 players interested in joining the Wildcats team must also be registered in the SFHA House League program.

How can players try out?

ALL House League players are eligible to try out for the Wildcat Team from U11 to U18, if there are a minimum of 2 house league teams with rosters of 12 players on each team. Tryout ice times will be posted on the SFHA Website Calendar in advance of the scheduled times.

How will teams be selected?

A Wildcats team will have a maximum of 15 skaters and 2 goalies.

To play on the Wildcats team, a player must attend all tryouts for her age group or receive an exemption in advance from the Wildcats coach of that division, which must be approved by the SFHA President and VP House League. ALL Wildcats teams are designed as a higher-level development program for House League players, and team selection may reflect this intention at the discretion of the Wildcats Team coach and tryout evaluators for that division.

How many games and practices will there be?

Wildcats teams are allowed to play 8 games against other OWHA DS teams, attend 3 DS tournaments and participate in exhibition games as scheduled by the team management.

SFHA will provide 4 practices per month for the Wildcats teams, and the team management will be permitted to add up to a max of 5 ice times per month (either practices or exhibition games).  Wildcats teams will not schedule tournaments, games or practices that conflict with the house league schedule.

How much will it cost?

The SFHA fee per Wildcats Player will be $275. Wildcats Team fee is capped at a maximum of $600 per player, in addition to the SFHA House League registration and team fees you are currently paying.

Where are the schedules for the Wildcats teams posted?

The Wildcats schedules will be posted on the SFHA Website.

***Please note that specific details and fees may change, so it's advisable for interested players and parents to refer to the SFHA website or contact the organization directly for the most up-to-date information regarding the Wildcats Program.