SBMHA Annual General Meeting

June 19, 2017
Southdale Recreation Centre

Positions up for election

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Registrar
  • House League (Timbits)
  • House League (Novice)
  • AA Chair
  • Female Chair
  • Referee-in-Chief
  • Equipment Chair
  • Coach Liaison
  • Member at Large (2 positions)

If you are interested in putting your name forward for nomination or have questions regarding the positions, please contact Tonya Frykas at prior to the AGM.

posted: April 19, 2017

Hockey Manitoba Novice changes

Beginning in the 2017-2018 season, players in the Novice age category (7-8 yrs) will play on a modified ice surface - slightly over half the size of a normal hockey rink - until December 31st each season. Games after December 31st within each hockey season may be played on full-ice. SBMHA will be implementing this directive starting in the 2017-18 season.

This new format continues age appropriate modifications into the Novice Program with the Long Term Player Development model and philosophy as the fundamental basis for change. Players at the Novice level require a continued focus on physical literacy while also beginning to develop some of the more advanced individual skills inherent in the game. By moving from cross-ice at Initiation to half-ice at Novice, we increase the size of the ice surface in accordance with the increase in the size of player. This modified ice will continue to provide players with an environment that is more inclusive, competitive and conducive to skill development through puck touches and puck control, shots, passes completed, transitions, decision making, puck support, overall involvement...and FUN! In addition, with the creation of the new Development Zone, kids will have up to 40% more ice time during games!

Novice Half-ice Demo Video

Additional information on the changes can be found on the Hockey Manitoba website.

posted: April 19, 2017

Respect In Sport - Parent Program

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RIS Parent Program English            


Click here to take the online Parent Program Course

The course must be completed by one parent and associated to your child(ren) before you will be able to roster for the 2016-17 hockey season.

NOTE: If you previously completed the Respect in Sport - Parent Program course, you are not required to take the course again.

If you have previously completed the Respect in Sport course in order to be a rostered official of a team (coach, assistant coach, manager, safety) you are still required to complete this parent version and associate it to your child(ren).

The Drill Book for Coaches is a free coaching and player development platform that delivers cutting edge on-ice programming, coaching assistance, and practice planning tools. Coaches registered within Winnipeg Minor Hockey will have the opportunity to utilize the resources available through during the 2014-15 season.

“This partnership is a great opportunity for our volunteer coaches throughout Winnipeg. We want to provide our coaches high quality resources and information to assist them in the growth and development of our great game,” says Monte Miller, Executive Director of Hockey Winnipeg.

The platform will custom load information, practice plans and videos based on the age level of team/players. The software is state of the art technology and the delivery system allows coaches to access a wealth of information and knowledge and share this information with their players and parents quickly and easily. Coaches also can build practices in video, and manage all aspects of their team activities.

To access the free resources, coaches can go to or under Coach Resources on this website.


posted: Nov 12. 2014

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.

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.

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:


posted: July 28, 2015

March Meltdown

Thank you to everyone that made March Meltdown 2017 a roaring success! This year's tournament was the largest to date with 48 teams using 74 hours of ice. Countless volunteer hours and commitment make this tournament a success year after year.

This year, we will see a profit of $8,576.10. These funds have been used in the past for; pucks, puck bags, cones, coach boards, pinnies, practice jerseys and IP equipment/ice. Purchasing decisions for the 2017-18 season will be made this summer/fall by the March Meltdown organizing committee and conveners. 100% of these funds remain in the Timbits and House League program.

If you would like to volunteer on the March Meltdown committee, please email: March Meltdown

If you would like to volunteer for any other SBMHA position, please visit: SBMHA Contacts

See you next year!

posted: April 19, 2017

SBMHA Registration Refund Policy

If your situation changes and a refund request of your SBMHA registration fee is necessary, please complete and submit the Refund Application.

October & November are the busiest time of the year for SBMHA as we complete the player evaluation and team formation process. This includes submitting the official rosters for all teams at all levels of hockey, which is quite an undertaking. 

For those families expecting a refund of registration fees due to withdrawal from the SBMHA hockey program, we ask for your patience as we complete the task of rostering teams.

Refunds will be processed in December.


Posted: Sept 5, 2014