Atom – Convenor Message

Atom – Convenor Message
Atom – Convenor Message 2018-09-04T11:11:06+00:00

Hello, and welcome to the 2018-2019 KMHA season. This season we have two convenors overseeing Atom, our names are Jean Angus and Chantal Plunkett. We look forward to contributing to a successful season for our players, parents and volunteers.

Important Notice:  At least one parent or guardian of each household must take the online “Respect in Sport Parent Program”.   If you have completed this course in previous years, you will not need to complete this again.

This is a 1 hour online course, cost is $12.00.  One parent or legal guardian per household must complete before September 8th,your player will not be able to go on the ice until completed. Click here to take the program:

Season Overview

Currently – Gathering volunteers, receiving and reviewing coaching applications.  To volunteer please complete for following form:

September 8th – First day of Player Sort Outs (1 ice time)

September 9th– First day of Goalie Sort Outs

September  15th & 16th – Second Weekend of Sort Outs (2 ice times)

September 21st, 22nd & 23rd- Third Weekend of Sort Outs (2 ice times)

September to early March – Regular Season – 2 ice times per week provided by KMHA (most of the time 1 Saturday/1 Sunday)  Teams may acquire additional depending on level A, B or C. Given the uneven number of teams in Atom, some teams will have a weekday ice time, these will be shared evenly amongst teams at the level affected.

December 24th– Jan 1st – Christmas break, no ice times provided

March – March break, no ice times provided (dates to be confirmed)

March to April – Playoffs (dates to be confirmed)

April to May – Team Year End Party, Return of Equipment and Coach evaluations by parents

Required equipment to be allowed on the ice

Sort Outs

Over 3 consecutive weekends, each player will be assigned a specific time for skills and games evaluations. After the first Sort Out weekend Ice times for all remaining Sort Outs will be available on the KMHA website and can be found using the player ID number that has been emailed to each player along with their first ice time(skills).

The sort outs will be unbiased.  We will balance the teams within each level (A, B & C) to the best of our ability.  We will not permit friend requests to influence team composition and/or to potentially create an imbalance.  Evaluations of each player will be done by a number of evaluators who will provide feedback and recommendations for sorting.

Team Volunteers

Please note that all team volunteer positions are subject to a completed policy check

Police record checks are valid for 3 years

Team volunteers are also required to complete the Speakout course (at no cost to you) as well as the Gender Identity course (ADD LINK FOR THIS ONE TOO)

After Sort Outs

The House League Coordinators will select a head coach for each team no sooner than the end of the second weekend of sort outs.  We will attempt to place qualified assistant coaches, trainers and managers on each team list. If you would like to be considered for a head coaching position, please let me know as soon as possible.  

Throughout the Season

Atom A will interlock with Nepean after Christmas break.  Atom B & C will not interlock.

Each team will be required to have affiliates from the level below to ensure a full bench at all practices and games.

Each team should receive 2 ice times per week.  

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the upcoming season, or would be interested in volunteering, do not hesitate to contact us at

Looking forward to a great season!

Jean Angus & Chantal Plunkett