For as long as I am aware, the peewee house A teams have interlocked with the Nepean A teams. We are doing this program again this season. This means our three Kanata teams and five Nepean teams form an eight team league. Each Kanata team plays against seven different opponents for a greater challenge and an increase in fun since they play many teams at different rinks and not the same two teams over and over in Kanata.
The B and C divisions have often wished they could have this same level of competition. The C teams especially have a tough time in their four team league. Playing the same three teams over and over gets tiresome as the season goes on.
I am happy to announced that our KMHA executive has listened to our feedback and worked very hard to arrange interlock for both peewee B and C this year. Andy and Kelli and their volunteers have setup a fantastic program for peewee.
First, Kanata B and Stittsville B will interlock. Our seven Kanata B teams and four Stittsville B teams will interlock in an eleven team league and play in Kanata and Stittsville.
Second, Kanata C will join the Lanark Carleton Minor Hockey League with Stittsville and several other teams. I am not exactly sure the other teams yet, but likely Richmond and Carleton Place and a few more. The C coaches will find out next week at the coaches meeting.
This is fantastic news for the C teams. They will get more regular season games against more teams and will have full playoffs in a first class league. The C teams will be afforded a challenge against some of the tougher LCMHL teams too.
My oldest played in LCMHL back when he was in Novice C. While we were never able to come close to the Carleton Place Kings, we were all over the Osgoode Rideau Senators. We never played the same team three times, we got to visit different arenas and I think we improved as a team a lot more than we would have just in Kanata.
This is great for our C players development. I know every player in every level will enjoy their hockey season.
I again thank Andy and Kelli especially for setting these interlocks up for us.