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Do you know of a boy or girl between the ages of 6 & 10 that has never played our great game of hockey and might be interested in trying the sport? Please forward this to them!

We are thrilled to be a host for the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program again this fall!

Designed to help kids fall in love with hockey before buying all the gear, our six-week learn to play program focuses on having fun while learning basic skills. Equipment is included with registration, which is only $199.

Participant registration fee of $199 includes:

  • BAUER Equipment: Head-to-toe including all protective gear, skates, stick, hockey bag and jersey!
  • Welcome Event
  • Equipment fitting demonstration
  • Expert fit session and equipment distribution

On-Ice Experience including:

  • 6 Weeks, 1 session/week, 1 hour on a consistent day and time
  • Focus on Fun and Learn to Play
  • Insurance for participants

Registration is open now on a first come, first served basis. The session is filling quickly!
Registration link:
https://apps.publicationsports.com/en/public/111/hockey-canada-member-form.html?s=2063&org=2416&prog=839&_ga=2.19237304.1840105783.1563838910-2075854314.1563295796

For full details, go to www.firstshift.ca.

Our welcome event and equipment fitting will be on October 17, 2019. Location to be determined.
On-ice sessions are at 8:30am on Sunday mornings starting November 3rd and running until December 8th.
These will be at Archie Browning Arena.

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift is open to boys and girls ages 6-10*, who have not previously registered for hockey. The MHA registrar will check each name against the Hockey Canada Registry.

*To be eligible to participate, children must be born between January 1, 2009 and March 1, 2014.

Registration Deadlines

Posted by Victoria Minor Hockey Association at Jun 26, 2019 8:25PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Registration Deadline – June 30, 2019
If you have not registered your player for the coming season, our registration deadline is June 30, 2019. As of July 1, 2019, there is a 5% late fee applied.
Click for registration details (http://victoriaminorhockey.ca/organizations/2554/pages/105959)

Representative assessment deadline – June 30, 2019
If your player would like to be assessed for representative hockey this coming season, the deadline to register for assessments is June 30, 2019. PLEASE NOTE THAT ASSESSMENTS WILL BE HELD AFTER LABOUR DAY WEEKEND
Click for registration details (http://victoriaminorhockey.ca/organizations/2554/pages/105959)

Coaching application
Our coaching application is open for this coming season. If you are interested in coaching, please complete and submit your application.
Click here for the application form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrepS3GO4gWVTTDHn-H_3i8SP9EMO-WFeQRKgDSsrbh6Pk9g/viewform) .

Spring and Summer Development Session Reminder
There are spaces available for our development sessions, for VMHA players. Please register for any extra sessions for your player. Cost is $15 per power skating session and $10 per skills/scrimmage session. There is no longer a limit for the number of sessions a player can register for.
Click for full schedule. (https://gallery.mailchimp.com/04519fa1d02cb85a100061727/files/88664307-beee-4754-9084-766a1b9e10ee/Spring_Summer_Skills_v3.pdf)
Click to register (https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/202220/signups/new).

Coaches Wanted

Posted by Victoria Minor Hockey Association at Jun 18, 2019 11:30PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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For those interested in coaching for the 2019/2020 season, please fill out the application below:

https://forms.gle/hVjVP2nbw1EQvco79

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10,000 Pucks Challenge

Posted by Victoria Minor Hockey Association at Jun 6, 2019 1:13PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Dear Parents…

This is a contest put on by Hockey Share and it is meant to encourage your children to practice their shot before the season starts in September.

To reach the goal of 10,000 shots, they will need to shoot on average, 115 pucks per day from now until the end of August. Even if they don’t reach the goal, they will improve their shot over the course of the summer. They will record their shots each day and group them by Wrist, Snap, Slap & Backhand. Only use pucks or biscuits – not road hockey balls. You can also work with your child on their math skills as they count or group their shots for the day. I would recommend getting 10 pucks to make the counting easy.

If you are interested, here are the instructions:
1. Go to: https://www.hockeyshare.com/10000pucks/player/
2. Click on Register New Account
3. Log into the new account and click on 10K Pucks in the navigation bar
4. Under “Getting Started” click on PLAYER (Shoot pucks, track your progress)
5. Complete the Create New Player Profile
6. For Find Your Team, search for: Victoria Minor Hockey Association – Novice Minor – H3 – Admirals
7. Next they will ask about equipment (this seems to be the only part where they ask for information like this)
8. Start tracking your shots!

If you have any questions, please call my cell at 250-686-4576.

We’ll see you later in the summer with kids that have Popeye forearms from all of those shots!

…Coach Rob