Registration for the 2016-17 hockey season will be opening in the middle of July. The deadline to register will be Wednesday, August 31, 2016. More information to be posted in the near future.
Tryout registration for the Winnipeg East AA Railcats will be available on their website soon.
posted: June 28, 2016
Hockey Winnipeg & Bauer First Shift program
Hockey Winnipeg is happy to once again partner with Hockey Canada and Bauer by putting on 2 more Bauer First Shift Programs in Winnipeg for February and March! Hockey Winnipeg has successfully completed 3 programs to date and it is our hope to continue doing so with the help of our area associations for years to come.
The Bauer First Shift Program is meant for those between the ages of 6-10 years of age and run as a co-ed program. This program is targeted for youth who have not participated or previously registered as part of a hockey program to date. The program outfits all participants with brand new Bauer equipment as well as 6 weeks of on ice instruction with qualified instructors. The focus of this program is on fundamentals, while still keeping the program fun and upbeat for the participants. Our practice plans are put together in conjunction with the best minds over at Hockey Canada, so each program is consistent for each group. The total cost for the program is $199.00
For the winter sessions, we are holding two programs, each held in a different location: Transcona and Seven Oaks. Here are some details about each program:
Program # 1: Seven Oaks
Held out of Billy Mosienko Arena: 709 Keewatin St
Ice Session Dates: Feb 12th- March 19th – once a week for a total of 6 sessions. (5 Saturdays, 1 Sunday)
Times: 8:15am-9:15am on the Saturdays, 8am-9am on the one Sunday session
Welcome event (must attend): Jan 29th, Tyndall Park Community Centre
Program # 2: Transcona
Held out of East End Arena: 517 Pandora Ave E
Ice Session Dates: Feb 6th-March 12th - once a week for a total of 6 sessions.
Welcome event (must attend): Jan 30th at East End Arena
posted: Jan 13, 2016
2015-16 Initiation Program changes
Hockey Manitoba has passed the following changes for the Initiation Program. SBMHA will be adopting the changes starting with the 2015-16 season.
INITIATION PROGRAM CHANGES:
While many other sport organizations have modified their games to focus on ensuring that all young players are having fun and developing basic skills, hockey is one of the last sports to follow suit. It is important for the Long Term Athlete Development Framework that our sport joins the motion of developing fundamental skills and physical literacy before gearing towards competition. Though competition is neither good nor bad, it is important for the players to learn athleticism and sportsmanship before being rushed beyond their maturation and skill set. In an effort to embrace these concepts Hockey Manitoba has moved forward with the following motion applicable to the Initiation Program for the 2015-16 season.
All games and practices at the initiation level shall use modified ice surfaces consisting of cross-ice sections as of the 2015-16 season.
RATIONALE FOR CHANGE:
Long term player development research shows us that reducing the size of the playing surface offers more opportunity for skill development and greater participation from all players. More decisions, quicker reactions, finding open space, reading pressure, offensive/defensive body position, puck pressure, containment, etc... all of which equals an improved hockey sense. More puck touches, more passes, more shots, and more fun...all of which helps with player retention.
Further information is available on the Hockey Manitoba website: http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/players/ip-program
posted: July 28, 2015