RED DEER - Hockey Alberta, its two largest Minor Hockey Associations, and the four largest minor leagues in the province are pleased to announce that the Alberta One Standardized Tiering Model will be in operation for the 2018-19 season.
Hockey Calgary, Hockey Edmonton, Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL), Northern Alberta Interlock, All Peace Hockey League, and North Eastern Alberta Hockey League are implementing the Alberta One Standardized Tiering Model for the upcoming hockey season.
Consistency in tiering has been a significant concern raised in feedback provided by families across the province in Participant Satisfaction Surveys conducted by Hockey Alberta in 2015 and 2017.
For the past year, these six organizations have worked within Hockey Alberta’s Minor Leagues Committee to develop a tiering model that ensures teams are tiered accurately and consistently by accounting for the size of a minor hockey association, the size of a league, and various geographic factors.
The Alberta One Standardized Tiering Model includes:
- Six tiers within the divisions of Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget.
- A tiering grid to assist organizations in placing their teams within a specific division.
- The ability for larger organizations to split tiers into smaller groups based on number of teams, games to be played and travel
- The ability for smaller organizations to utilize the grid to determine the number of tiers to operate based on number of teams.
- Teams proceed through tiering rounds for final placement determined by policies of the individual league.
Hockey Alberta’s member organizations were informed of the new Alberta One Standardized Tiering Model through an Information Bulletin on April 11.