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Posted by Victoria Minor Hockey Association at Aug 16, 2019 11:35AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

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For questions regarding registration: vmharegistrar@gmail.com
For questions regarding development: development@saanichmha.com
For general enquiries: vmhacommunications@gmail.com

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Representative assessments will begin as follows:

Our first goalie skills assessment session is on Monday, September 2. If you are unable to attend that session, please contact our representative governor at rep@victoriaminorhockey.ca to let us know so that we can schedule an additional session if require.

Full assessments will begin on Tuesday, September 3.

A full schedule and colour group assignments will be made available later in August.

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Checking Clinics
We are pleased to offer Checking Clinics for players in the Bantam & Midget divisions, registered with VMHA.   All players new to contact hockey must attend one of these sessions in order to be eligible to take part in the Representative Assessment process.  Other players in Bantam and Midget may also register to attend a session, however, registration priority will be given to those who are new to contact hockey.

These on-ice sessions will help prepare players for contact hockey by focusing on the following areas:

  • understanding the purpose and intent for initiating / receiving contact 
  • proper angling, timing, and managing space for initiating / receiving contact 
  • body position and physical engagement techniques for initiating / receiving contact
  • decision-making and safety concerns to protect both players in the ‘contact’ situation

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Your player must be pre-registered to attend.
Click here to register your player: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/207434

Novice to Atom transition
We are pleased to offer Atom Transition Plan (ATP) on-ice sessions to help players who are entering their first year of Atom with VMHA.  Sessions will follow the practice plans recommended by BC Hockey, where the “goal is to ensure that players entering their first year of Atom are equipped with the skills and knowledge to adapt to a full ice surface.” 

The ATP practice plans are designed to build on each other, so when players register it will be for the whole program (all 6 sessions).  We understand that it may not be possible to attend every session due to summer / family schedules, however we recommend that every effort is made to attend them all so to maximize your player’s ability to transition to full ice smoothly for this season.

Please register for group one or group two.

Atom Transition Ice Group 1

Aug 19 5:30-6:20pm and 6:30-7:20pm Oak Bay
Aug 20 5:30-6:30pm and 6:45-7:45pm Oak Bay
Aug 24 12:15-1:05pm and 1:15-2:05pm Oak Bay
Aug 25 4:45-5:35pm and 5:45-6:35pm Oak Bay
Aug 28 4:15-5:05pm and 5:15-6:05pm Oak Bay
Aug 29 4:15-5:05pm GAME Oak Bay

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Atom Transition Ice Group 2

Aug 19 5:30-6:20pm and 6:30-7:20pm Oak Bay
Aug 20 5:30-6:30pm and 6:45-7:45pm Oak Bay
Aug 24 12:15-1:05pm and 1:15-2:05pm Oak Bay
Aug 25 4:45-5:35pm and 5:45-6:35pm Oak Bay
Aug 28 4:15-5:05pm and 5:15-6:05pm Oak Bay
Aug 30 4:15-5:05pm GAME Oak Bay

Players must be pre-registered to attend.
Click here to register your player: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/207495

Rep prep sessions – Peewee, Bantam & Midget
To prepare for assessments and the coming season, VMHA will host a series of rep prep sessions in August. Any player who is registered to assess with VMHA, for the 2019-20 season is welcome to attend. You will need to register for the sessions to reserve your player’s spot. We ask that you select a maximum of three sessions for your player to allow for all those assessing an opportunity to participate. August 7 the remainder of the sessions will be released for further registration of additional sessions. 

The cost is $10 per player per session.
Click here to register your player: https://go.teamsnap.com/forms/207434

The document Summer_ice_schedule_2019.pdf was attached to this post.

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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.