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(D): This player is a beginner in the truest sense of the word. They began playing the game as an adult and have only 1-5 years of playing experience. The basic skills of the game, i.e. skating, shooting, and passing are the main focus of their development.
(D+): This player may have 3 or more years of playing experience mainly as an adult. They show improvement and comfort with the basic skills of the game. Forward skating has improved, but transitions are still uncomfortable, i.e. cross-overs and pivoting from forward skating to backward skating. This player has some ability to skate backwards.
(C/D): They have played some adult recreational hockey and some youth hockey up to the Bantam house/non-competitive level. Stickhandling and shooting skills are still developing. Skills in transitional hockey (breaking out, offensive and defensive transitions) are still developing.
(C): Experienced adult recreational player and played competitive youth hockey up to midget or high school. All core hockey skills have developed to a competitive level. Players have a solid understanding of positional hockey. Forward and backward skating skills are strong with good maneuverability and transition. Some of these players may be older players interested in playing in a consistent manner appropriate for tournament play.
(B & Above): This player is an advanced level adult player with high level hockey skills. They also have a high understanding of team play, positioning, power plays, penalty kills, and all rules of the game. They may have played at the high school varsity level in a strong hockey state or college hockey.