Seals Apparel and Gear for 11-17 yr old

Apparel fitting for Seals teams aged 11 and up will take place on Sunday, October 14 between 9:00am – 2:00pm in the Southdale CC Meeting Room.

  1. Order form can be downloaded from here
  2. Online purchase:  https://co-store.com/seals.

Posted: October 9, 2018

Bantam A3 coach for the 2018-19 season

SBMHA is still in need of a Bantam A3 coach for the 2018-19 season. If interested, please email vicepresident@sbmha.ca.

posted: October 7, 2018

2018 Dynamite Cup

Welcome to the 33rd Annual Dynamite Cup, running from October 9-19th, 2018. We are excited to provide a top-notch tournament for players, coaches & families to start of their hockey season. Thank you to everyone – teams, families, businesses, volunteers – for their support over the years in making the Dynamite Cup THE preseason tournament to play

Please click the link below to view the schedule.

2018 Dynamite Schedule

Posted: October 3, 2018

Bantam Hitting Clinic

To SBMHA Bantam age players and parents,

In a continuing effort to educate and protect the players of St Boniface Minor Hockey Association, SBMHA has once again planned an Angling and Contact camp for up to 50 Bantam players. This includes a 45 minute off ice/classroom session and two, one hour on ice sessions that will teach players how to properly angle, position their bodies and learn how to give and receive body contact. Body checking is also included in the sessions as the final step in the checking progression. We ask that you attend the one of the Groups listed below:

Group #1 – Monday, Oct 1st Southdale. Classroom session at 6:30 PM in Southdale Meeting Room and on ice session SDE from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. PLUS Thursday Oct 4th on ice session SDE from 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM. * THERE IS NO CLASSROOM SESSION BEFORE THIS ICE TIME.

Group #2 – Monday, Oct 1st Southdale. Classroom session at 7:45 PM in Southdale Meeting Room and on ice session SDE from 8:45 PM – 9:45 PM. PLUS Thursday Oct 4th on ice session SDE from 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM. * THERE IS NO CLASSROOM SESSION BEFORE THIS ICE TIME.

Safety is a important aspect of hockey and we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to learn. Bernie Reichardt will be leading all sessions and has assisted SBMHA for the last 5 years educating players with these important skills.

Please email jimedwardcollins@gmail.com to register. Use the subject line “Hitting Clinic” and indicate which group is preferred. Space is limited to 25 players per group.

“There is no fee to attend this clinic”.

As of Sept 26, there are 2 remaining spots in Group #1 and 8 remaining spots in Group #2.

Posted: September  26, 2018

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Updated: September 5, 2018

Novice Half-Ice Program

Beginning in the 2018 – 2019 season, players in the Novice age category (7-8 yrs) will play on a half-ice surface for the duration of the season. This builds on the introduction to Hockey Manitoba’s Novice half-ice program developed in 2017 – 2018, with modifications to improve engagement, development and the overall experience for our young players. The current model incorporates core elements and concepts from both Hockey Canada’s Novice guidelines and Hockey Manitoba’s Novice guidelines from 2017 – 2018.

The new half-ice 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

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

posted: July 31, 2018

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: http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/players/ip-program


posted: July 28, 2015

The Drill Book for Coaches

TheDrillbook.com 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 TheDrillbook.com 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 www.thedrillbook.com or under Coach Resources on this website.


posted: Nov 12. 2014

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