The St. Boniface Minor Hockey Association recognizes the importance of Coaches in the development of our children in and out of hockey.
We have started a new initiative to provide greater resources to our coaches so that they can develop and achieve the higher standards we should expect. It is our belief that quality coaches will produce better hockey players and most importantly help our children develop into successful individuals.
All coaches/managers/safety persons must take the appropriate clinics that are offered before mid December. Costs for these clinics are covered by Hockey Manitoba through player registration fees.
Those who do not obtain their certification by the required date (1-December of each year) will be REMOVED from the roster. It is essential that certification be acquired as it can prevent a team from playing if there are no approved personnel on the bench.
NOTE As per Hockey Manitoba Rules all On-Ice participants must wear a CSA approved Hockey Helmet when on the ice with players.
SBMHA recognizes the need for all players, parents & coaches to have a common understanding of the process for evaluating players and forming teams. To that end, we have revised our documentation and are pleased to provide this comprehensive overview of the process followed for SBMHA Hockey. Please click on the link below to read this information.
Please Note: The above information supersedes all previously published information regarding SBMHA team formation, including information that may still be available elsewhere on this website.
This excellent program is offered to all hockey players 8 and under. Sessions are tailored for 8 Year olds, 7 Year olds and those 6 and under. This on-ice program covers the basic fundamentals of hockey. We introduce proper skating, stopping, turning and stick handling techniques. The program is designed to help the beginning hockey player to develop.
We need on ice volunteers to help with the sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone thinking of coaching to get some ‘Hands On‘ experience working with the players and other coaches.
For more information or to volunteer as an instructor, contact our IP Convener listed on the Contact Us page.
The policies at SBMHA may be up for review at the discretion of the Board.
The policy is a reflection of the current Hockey Winnipeg culture that wants to promote as many players as possible to play at the highest level possible. It also reflects that that the number of teams to be formed at 8A1 is determined by the number of players that are 8 years old. SBMHA follows the program chart in the Hockey Winnipeg book, with the minimum roster size being used to determine the number of teams.
It was agreed by the Board that at 8A1, this is considered a level advance, not an age advance. If the player who is 7 doesn’t make 8A1, they are still playing against 8 year olds.
7 year old wanting to play 8A1
The player must try out with the 8A1’s for all the required skates.
The player(s) must rank in the top 3 of the team if there is 1 team.
If there are 2 teams, then you can have 7 year olds on both teams as long as the player(s) rank in the top 6. If there are 3 teams, then the 7 year olds must rank in the top 9 of the tryouts.
If the player(s) is/are a goalie, then the 7 year old must be the top ranked goalie. If there are 2 teams, the goalies must be ranked in the top 2. If there are 3 teams then the goalies must be ranked in the top 3 goalies.
A try out fee is assessed for the 8A1 program, this is determined by the Board.
For the 2016 – 2017 season, there is an additional charge of $50.00 for any player participating in the 8A1 evaulation skates. Contact the A Chair (8-10) to advise of your child’s intention to participate in the 8A1 evaluation skates and to arrange payment.
8 year old wanting to play 9A1
The player must rank as the first overall player or first overall goalie in order to age advance. The player or goalie can only advance to the highest tier of hockey at the next age level. If after 2 tryout skates the independent evaluators feel that the player is not able to rank #1 overall that player shall immediately return to the 8A1 age group in order to be properly assessed. (If the player is not successful, the player returns to the original age). A $50.00 tryout fee will be collected at the first skate; cheques payable to SBMHA.
9 year old wanting to play 10A1
The player must rank as the first overall player or first overall goalie in order to age advance. The player or goalie can only advance to the highest tier of hockey at the next age level. If after 2 tryout skates the independent evaluators feel that the player is not able to rank #1 overall that player shall immediately return to the 9A1 age group in order to be properly assessed. (If the player is not successful, the player returns to the original age). A $50.00 tryout fee will be collected at the first skate; cheques payable to SBMHA.
10 year old wanting to play AA
There is no age advancing for the AA Railcats.
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.
Updated November 30, 2016