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Some important updates for SMHA players this weekend. Scroll down for more info on the following:

C Major Teams are discontinued this season.
Shooters needed for goalie camp.
Coaches update and call for coaches.
Summer camps. There are still opportunities available, check out the Camps and Clinics page for the latest updates.
Juvenile Hockey is back and player information is available.

Posted on Friday, August 01, 2014

C Major Teams

C teams in all divisions this season will be balanced teams.  There will be no C Major teams in any division.

Please take the time to read the attached letter for more details on this VIAHA decision.

As VIAHA will no longer have the C major teams at any level, Saanich Minor Hockey will reopen the registration period for the Rep stream tryouts until the 15th of Aug 14. This extended period of time will allow those players who were hoping to make a C major team to make a decision on whether to tryout for the Rep program or remain in the recreational stream on a balanced team.

For those players deciding to tryout for the Rep stream, please contact Nancy Moniz as soon as possible to register at

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Shooters Needed for GITN Camps

Gold in the Net (GITN) is looking for soms shooters for next weeks camp from August 4-8th.

If there are some shooters out there how would like to come out we will require them to email us and provide us:

Level of Play:
Email Address:
Available Times:

It will be on a first come first serve bases…we will confirm their names, their and their shooting times.


Monday to Friday
10:20- 11:50  AM
Midget Rep +
Or Junior
1995 -
Monday to Friday
12:00 – 1:30 PM
2004 & 2005
Monday to Friday
1:40 PM -3:10 PM
Monday to Friday
3:20 PM – 4:50 PM
Midget Rep +
Or Junior
1995 -

Also there are also some spots remaining, but going fast if any of our goalies are interested in registering.

Also, for SMHA goalies there is $50 off the following spots:

Regular x 1 ( Up to 9 Years)
Intermediate x 2 (9 and 10)
Advanced Level 1 x 2 (11 and 12)
Advanced Level 2 x 2 (13+)
New Elite + MTC ( Mental Training Course) x 1 ( 15 +)

Please email if you are interested in attending or if you have any questions.

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Coaches Update and Call for Coaches

Saanich Minor Hockey Association is looking for head coaches for their Atom, Peewee and Bantam Tier 3 (B) teams. We are also in need of C team head coaches in all divisions, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget.

If you would like to Head Coach an Atom, Peewee Bantam Tier 3 or C team or a Midget C team, please email Bill Morrison, SMHA Coach Coordinator at as soon as possible. It is very important that we have Head Coaches in place for all of our teams before assessments begin August 23rd.

SMHA will also need coaches for our Novice 1, 2, 3 and 4 teams. If you are interested, please contact Bill.

Please do not assume that if you coached last season you will coach again this season. You must contact Bill and let him know the team you wish to coach.

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

SMHA Juvenile Team

Juvenile Island League hockey is open to players ages 18 to 20 years as of December 31st of the current season. Most Juvenile players have supported their Minor Hockey Associations for many years and would like to continue playing hockey in the Minor Hockey program. These players choose to play Minor Hockey rather than go on to the Junior Leagues due to their commitments to school, trades training or work. They are playing for the "love of the game".

SMHA encourages graduating Midget players each season to play in the Juvenile Island League and continue their hockey experience.

We are hoping to grow this League this season.

Check out the Juvenile Division home page for much more information.

Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reebok-TCPRE Model Goaltender Neck Protector Recall – Additional Information

BC Hockey has issued a bulletin regarding the recall of the Reebok-CCM TCPRE model goaltender neck protector neck protector.

Please find the attached additional information regarding the recall by Reebok-CCM Hockey for the TCPRE model goaltender neck protector.

2014-023 Reebok-TCPRE Model Goaltender Neck Protector Recall Additional Information 2014-07-07
A14-21 Additional Reebok CCM 2014-07-07
A14-21 Health Canada 2014-07-07
A14-21 Recall Information 2014-07-07

2014-019 Reebok-TCPRE Model Goaltender Neck Protector Recall 2014-06-05
>2014-019 Reebok-TCPRE Model Goaltender Neck Protector Recall Supporting Document
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 2014

2014-2015 Assessments

Player Assessment Criteria information is available here (a downloadable version is available on that page).

Full Information about player assessments is available here (a downloadable version is available on that page)

Summary (see link above for full information).

Player assessments will begin on Saturday, August 23rd for players in all divisions, including Novice, with the exception of Midget REP.

Note: players are assessed both during the skills sessions as well as during games.

Players will take part in 2 skill sessions on Saturday, August 23rd and Sunday, August 24th, one on each day followed by each player playing in a minimum two inter-squad games from Monday, August 25th until Thursday, August 28th. No assessments will be held from Friday, August 29th to Monday, September 1st.

The assessment format is similar to the one that has been used in past years. The SMHA Assessment Committee will be recruiting paid assessors for Bantam and Midget Rep tryouts and volunteer assessors for Bantam and Midget Rec, Peewee, Atom and Novice. Volunteer coaches will also be helping with player assessments.

The Assessment Committee and SMHA Executive have worked hard to put this assessment schedule together and we look forward to beginning the process that will lead to another great hockey season for all SMHA families.

See the Players Assessment page for more complete information (link above).
Posted on Sunday, July 06, 2014

SMHA Volunteers Update

BC Hockey has made changes to the expiration dates of the Respect in Sport/Speak out clinics that all SMHA volunteers must have in order to be on a team roster. Beginning this season, Respect in Sport/Speak Out will now have an expiry date of 4 years. This means that any MHA member that took either Respect in Sport or Speak Out from the 2010-2011 season or before will now be expired and need to re-certify.

Also beginning this 2014-2015 season, the expiration date for HCSP (Hockey Canada Safety People) has been reverted back to 3 years from 6 years.

If you plan on volunteering for your son or daughter’s team this season as a coach, Safety Person or manager and you took Respect in Sport or Speak Out prior to the 2010-2011 season, you will have to take the clinic again before December 1, 2014.

Please contact Nancy Moniz at if you have any questions.

Posted on Thursday, July 03, 2014

Summer Camps and Clinics

Summer camps and clinics that may be of interest to Saanich players will be posted on the Camps & Clinics page.

Summer opportunities:
Passmore Hockey offers a variety of camps August 5-25   NEW
Strike Camp at ICE (ON NOW)
Power Skating with Mena Westhaver     Various dates and times
SMHA Skills Camp is on-going
Brad Cook's Hi-Performance Hockey Academy      August 18-22
2014 Ryan O'Byrne Charity Camp       June 30 - July 4
ICE Victoria Full Week Hockey Camps Camps throughout the summer

   -   More details on the Camps & Clinics page   -

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014

Female Rec Hockey in Saanich

Saanich Minor Hockey Association is developing a Recreational (“C”) Female Hockey Program. If you were born in 2004, 2005 or 2006 you can receive one season free registration* and a free team jersey!!

Contact or for more information.
*Free season = second season free or two consecutive seasons at half price

Download brochure here.
Posted on Monday, June 09, 2014

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