Welcome to the 2012- 2013 Minor Hockey Season.
Please read the following information carefully to understand our structure, fees, & commitments. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.
**One of the biggest changes for the upcoming season is that children 4 years of age by Dec 31/12 are eligible to play Minor Hockey!! **
Registration Dates:Date/Time: September 11,12,&13, 2012 from 6:00–8:00 pm
2012/2013 Fee Structure
One Player per Family..............................
Two Players per Family............................
Three Players per Family.........................
Four or more players per family..............
Above fees are to be increased by $50 for each player above Atom age in lieu of the Tag Day fundraising event. All fees also include the costs of insurance, HNB tickets, and team photos.
This year there is an option to pay 50% of the total cost at registration with the remainder of the fee paid by Oct. 31/12. Postdated cheques for the 2nd payment are required at the time of registration.
Initiation, Novice & Atom age: all are required to perform fundraising through the Tag Day program. If they cannot meet this requirement, a $50 fee will be collected at time of registration, over and above the dues noted above. Please remember this is SSMHA’s most reliable method of fund raising to offset high costs.
Note: Non residents add $30 per player and must provide photocopy of current medical insurance coverage at time of registration. The player will not be permitted on ice until such is received.
A fee of $50 in addition to all regular fees will be applied at the discretion of the Registrar/Executive, if the registration is after the designated dates.
Provincial Fund Raising
All players are required to sell Hockey New Brunswick fundraising tickets. This is a program administered by Hockey New Brunswick. The cost for these tickets has already been included in your Membership fee, therefore if you sell them, the money you receive is yours.
Tickets will sell for $3 each and each player is issued 10 tickets. The ticket stubs must be turned into the player’s coach no later than November 30/12.
Fundraising to offset the high costs of running our Minor Hockey Program is an essential part of everyone’s commitment to our players and the game. New ideas and offers to help by taking lead roles are always welcomed and greatly appreciated. Please note that at Registration this year, we will be asking for volunteers from all age groups – players and parents – to be added to a calling list to help with fund raising events.
Tag Day Dates for 2011 for all Initiation, Novice, Atom age children will be carried out on the weekend of Oct 5 & 6
Note: All players must participate or the fundraiser fee will be applied.
A child is eligible to become a referee when they enter second year Pee Wee. Adults are also
encouraged to become involved as they are needed in the older age categories.
Anyone interested in refereeing can fill out an application at sign up and if accepted must then successfully complete a Level 1 referee clinic (which consists of a 7 hour instruction clinic). A clinic fee will apply, but may be reimbursed by the Association if the applicant meets the season criteria as defined and administered by the Referee-In-Chief.
Anyone interested in refereeing should contact Bob Coates @ 466-4050 or email@example.com
Regular monthly meetings will be held every third Tuesday of each month, at 6:30 pm upstairs at the Border Arena. Each team must have a representative attend the meetings to vote on motions as well as bring back information to the teams players and parents. Parents are encouraged to attend these meetings to remain informed on the activities of the Association.
The SSMHA Web Site will have an all new look this season, with improved visibility in all areas – we encourage everyone to check it out in the very near future. www.ststephenminorhockey.ca
If membership is limited, registrants will be accepted based on their date
& time of registration (first in).
Age Categories - (as of Dec 31/12)
INITIATION: 4 – 6 YRS (DOB) 2006-2008
NOVICE : 7 – 8 YRS (DOB) 2004-2005
ATOM: 9 – 10 YRS (DOB) 2002-2003
PEEWEE: 11 – 12 YRS (DOB) 2000-2001
BANTAM: 13 – 14 YRS (DOB) 1998-1999
MIDGET: 15 – 17 YRS (DOB) 1995-1997