BC Lightning Spring 2024 Evaluations!
Do you want to be part of one of the best spring hockey development programs in the Lower Mainland?
Our 2024 spring team evaluations are complete!!!
We hope to advise all players who attended our evaluation skates whether they were selected for one of our Spring 2024 Rosters by November 15, 2023. We hope to have all of our Spring rosters substantially completed by December 15, 2023. The rostering process does take time, so please be patient as we work through the process, we will advise all evaluation participants whether they have made a BCL team or not.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I have to pay the full evaluation fee even if I cannot attend both evaluation skates? Yes, the evaluation fee is a set fee to be evaluated for a potential roster spot, and is based on two evaluation skates.
When does the season start and end? April 2 to June 9, 2024
We are only interested in being evaluated for the top team, are there separate evaluations for each team? No, our evaluations are "open", our evaluators will determine which team a player will be the best fit on within our program.
What will the season cost? Typical fees are approximately $2500 for our top Teams and $2000 to $2300 for second and third teams in each division. Costs are determined at a later date once ice contracts are confirmed and tournaments are selected.
Where are practices held? We have ice contracts at several arenas, including Langley Twin Rinks, Langley Sportsplex, NHTC Langley and Planet Ice Delta. The majority of our ice is at Langley Twin Rinks.
What's included in the Spring fees? All ice times, professional paid coaches, player apparel, three tournaments, and insurance. There are no additional costs unless the team decides to do something extra. Uniforms are not included and will cost $200 (subject to change)
I understand that the evaluation fee is set, however I am only able to attend one evaluation skate, is this OK? Yes, however it is best that players attend both skates so our evaluators can get more than one opportunity to evaluate your player. The more our coaches and evaluators see a player, the better the evaluation will be. Having said that, players that are only able to attend one of the tryout skates will still have the same opportunity to be selected for one of our teams, however the evaluation will be based on only the one skate.
If my player made an Elite/AAA BCL roster last spring is he/she guaranteed a spot on that roster for this coming spring? No, team placement for each player is yet to be determined and will be based on a current evaluation. We will be offering guaranteed roster spots to some core returning players on our top teams based on our familiarity of those players.
If my player made a AA roster last spring will he/she have an opportunity to make an Elite/AAA roster this spring? Yes, however we will need to have the opportunity to evaluate the player at our tryouts.
What day/time will practices and development be? Unknown at this time.
Are roster spots still available on the top teams? Yes, however up to 85% of our top teams rosters may be pre-selected prior to evaluations and those players are not required to attend the evaluation skates.