It’s that time of the year again for the Lake of the Woods Minor Hockey Draft Skate!

Athletes will be taking part in a variety of drills to determine their skills and to eventually be drafted onto their minor league team.

Draft skates begin today at the Kenora Recreation Centre’s arena. The full schedule can be found below.

Wednesday, September 22

  • Group 1 U11 6pm-730pm

  • Group 2 U11 730pm-9pm

Thursday, September 23

  • Group 1 U13 6pm-730pm

  • Group 2 U13  730pm-9pm

Friday, September 24

  • Group 1 U15 6pm-730pm

  • Group 2 U15 730pm-9pm

Saturday, September 25

  • Group 1 U9 12pm-1pm

  • Group 2 U9 1pm-2pm

  • Group 1 U11 2-3pm

  • Group 2 U11 3-4pm

  • Group 1 U13 4-5pm

  • Group 2 U13 5-6pm

  • Group 1 U15 6-7pm

  • Group 2 U15 7-8pm

  • U18 8-9pm

Sunday, September 26

  • U7 10-11am

  • Group 1 U9 11-12pm

  • Group 2 U9 12-1pm

  • U18 8-9pm

All families are reminded of Ontario’s Vaccine Passport, which takes effect today. Players are not required to be vaccinated, but all spectators over the age of 12 must provide Proof of Vaccination and Proof of Identity to be allowed within the Rec Centre.

Proof of identity can include your:

- Birth certificate,
- Citizenship card,
- Driver’s licence,
- Government issued ID card, including health cards, even if expired (Ontario residents only)
- Indian Status Card / Indigenous membership card,
- Passport,
- Permanent Resident card.

The Lake of the Woods Minor Hockey Association is also looking for volunteer coaches for U11, U13 and U15 teams. If interested, you’re asked to register HERE.