U13 Lakers

U13 Lakers are 11 & 12 years old, and for the 2022/2023 season that means their year of birth is 2012 and 2011.  Our U13 Lakers play in the Central Alberta Hockey League  (CAHL).

SLMHA is also host to the West Central Hub who provide U13 players with the opportunity to play at the AA level.  This is the West Central U13 Tigers.  If you wish to tryout for the U13 AA Tigers, there is a $150.00 Tryout Fee applied to U13AA Registration Fees.

My name is Brandon Knelsen and the 2022-2023 season is my first year on the SLMHA Board. I started playing hockey at a young age and still love the game today.

I want to see kids have a positive, enjoyable experience while also developing and improving in a pursuit to get to the next level. U13 consists of 2012 & 2011 born kids this year and there will be several teams at different levels. I look forward to getting to know all the kids and parents as the year goes along.


Brandon Knelsen

U13 Director



As we strive to grow and develop as an Association, SLMHA has reviewed feedback from members and as such will be implementing a two-part fee structure. We believe this will give our SLMHA members the opportunity to have a successful and unique season that best suits the player.


 U13 Base Level Registration Fee


$910.00- Base Level Fee

$1,110.00 - After Aug. 1st

U13 Upper Level Registration Fee


$1100.00 - Base Level Fee

$1,300.00 - After Aug. 1st

*Players who do not make the Upper Level teams during tryouts, will be refunded the difference between Base & Upper Levels fess. Tryout fees are non-refundable. 



Base level Includes:

  • Even placement teams
  • No additional registration fees
  • Base Level Fee places player on an equal skill-based team(s)
  • ONE practice per week PLUS weekend games
  • Teams will continue to play competitive games within their CAHL tier(s)
  • Participate in tournaments within CAHL (Tournaments may have additional costs)
  • Optional Development Ice will be available at an additional fee



  • $150.00 Tryout Fee for players interested in trying out for Upper Level

Upper Level Includes:

  • Players play upper level hockey (Tiers 1-4 Teams)
  • TWO practices per week PLUS weekend games
  • Teams will continue to play competitive games within their CAHL tier(s)
  • Participate in tournaments within CAHL (Tournaments may have additional costs)



We are currently working towards offering an optional development ice session for all SLMHA players at an additional fee. As we get closer to the start of our season, more details about this program will be available.

More information will be available as we prepare for the upcoming 2023-2024 season. If you have any questions, please direct to general@slmha.hockey .


Stay Tuned!



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