News and Announcements
The fall program is now full.
Do you know of a young person 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 Canadian Tire First Shift Program 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)
- 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 on June 1, 2018 on a first come, first served basis.
Registration link: https://apps.publicationsports.com/en/public/111/hockey-canada-member-form.html?s=1283&org=2214&prog=435
For full details, go to www.firstshift.ca.
Our welcome event and equipment fitting will be on Tuesday, October 2nd. Location to be determined.
All on-ice sessions will be at Archie Browning Arena at 8:30 am on the following dates:
October 21st 2018
October 28th 2018
November 4th 2018
November 18th 2018
November 25th 2018
December 2nd 2018
The attached document shows what equipment is included.
The document FirstShift_EquipmentCard.pdf was attached to this post.
Victoria Hockey school has two weeks of camp for skaters and goalies from novice to midget! By grouping by age and ability, Victoria Hockey School offers skill development for both recreational and competitive streams. Camps will be at Panorama and Oak Bay Rec. Head to their site for details. http://www.lgsports.ca/victoria/
Enio Sacilotto is an Internationally renowned professional hockey coach, mental trainer and team building expert in addition a teacher, public speaker, workshop facilitator of 34 years. Most recently Enio worked with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League and the Croatian Senior Men’s National Team at the 2017 World Championships.
Coach Enio has camps at Oak Bay Arena in early July for atom to midget!
Oak Bay Arena Victoria , BC July 3 & 4, 2018
Oak Bay Arena Victoria, BC July 5 & 6, 2018
Click here for details on these camps: http://coachenio.com/camps/
Bring a friend who might want to try hockey! Sessions are free and hosted by VIAHA. Details are attached.
The document Poster_-_VIAHA_Female_Bring_a_Friend_Come_Try_Hockey_-_Pearkes_Arena_Venue.pdf was attached to this post.
Our hockey community suffered a tremendous tragedy this weekend. It is a heartbreaking loss of potential.
Victoria Minor Hockey Association will host a Skate for Humboldt on Thursday, April 12 at Wurtele Arena (Naden) from 7 – 8:30pm. We want to provide an opportunity for our local hockey family to honour the Humboldt Broncos, those lost and those who have a long road of recovery ahead, by doing what we love, getting on the ice.
We will collect donations at the door that will be provided to the ongoing GoFundMe campaign set up for the players and their families as a contribution from VMHA.
Here are are some other ways you can help:
1. Give blood.
2. Register to be an organ donor.
3. Donate directly to the GoFundMe campaign if you are able and can’t attend our skate.
4. Wear your sports jerseys on Thursday.
5. Put your sticks out.
While this is a heartbreaking event that won’t soon leave our thoughts, the outpouring of support has been incredible. We can only hope that it is a tiny sliver of light in a very dark time for the families of Humboldt.
Let’s do our part by filling the rink on Thursday to show our love for the game and our love for Humboldt.
We are all Broncos.
Important information to participate
I am thrilled that Hockey Canada has given us special permission to obtain an event sanction that includes both BC Hockey members and non-members.
The following provisions have been put into place for the event:
- Approved for BC Hockey members provided appropriate supervision and risk management are in place
- We cover our members who are wearing helmets and neck guards
- No Hockey sticks
- Non-Members are recommended to wear helmets