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Female Regional A Teams

Congratulations to Taylor Sims and Shayla MacDonald for being selected for the Female A Regional Teams (South Island Royals). Taylor was selected at the Bantam level and Shayla at the PeeWee level.

Posted on Monday, September 01, 2014

Assessment Schedules - Sep 2 to Sep 7

Here are the Week 2 schedules for assessments. Week 2 assessments run September 2-7. Information will be posted and updated on the Assessments page. There is also a link on the SMHA top menu which will be available for the duration of assessments.

Novice Week 2
Atom Week 2
PeeWee Week 2
Bantam Week 2
Midget Rep Week 2

Posted on Friday, August 29, 2014

SMHA Branded Clothing

Be one of the first to be sporting the revitalized Saanich brand!! THE SMHA Executive has been revising and updating our look. We want members to be excited and proud to wear Saanich colours.

Come on by the product display table during the initial assessment weekend of Aug 23&24. You can find us between the Gold and Green rinks from dawn to dusk. Sizing samples of Saanich Braves brand merchandise will be available to try on. We can meet your needs head to toe - hoodies, t-shirts, shorts, hats, track suits whether it is for your Player, Coach, Manager, Mom & Dad, Biggest Fan.

Individual orders will be taken on the weekend - cash or cheque only please. Following the Aug 23&24 weekend, merchandise will be available thru Hometown.

Team orders – Team managers will be responsible for team orders once their team is finalized and under way. We would encourage Coaches and team managers to view products available for their teams. Samples can be borrowed from the SMHA executive.

Please note: Individuals interested in T shirts are urged to put your order in Aug 23&24.
There is a minimum 12 T shirt order for teams and if your team doesn’t order the shirt you are interested in, you may have to wait for an order of 12 for that style.

This is our opportunity to have a consistent brand and look for teams representing SMHA and are asking teams to utilize the newly designed track suits (if they are going to order any this year). Hometown Sales will not make custom styles for individual teams, they will only produce what is on display for members.

Please note: Midget Rep players not attending the initial weekend of Aug 23&24 are urged to come to the rink and view products as they will not be available to view when you start your assessments Sept 2.

Download document here
Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 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

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

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

Equal Ice Time

The Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association (VIAHA) recently released a bulletin regarding the Equal Ice Time policy for minor hockey teams on Vancouver Island. The VIAHA regulation on equal ice time, directed at both recreational and competetive teams, states that all players receive equal ice time as much as possible.

From the bulletin "We are not in the business to win games this is left to our Junior and Professional counterparts, in minor hockey we are in the business to expose children to hockey and to learn valuable life skills that they will hopefully take with them into adulthood."

The bulletin is available here.
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2013

Dressing Rooms - Please Read

Unfortunately there have been several thefts from the player dressing rooms during practices.

It is important that everyone be aware that dressing rooms are locked for all games and practices. Pearkes Rec Centre is a public facility with many people wandering its halls. It is best for the players to leave their valuables at home. But if they do bring them to the rink, they should be kept safe by locking the dressing room door.

Also, please make sure that players are leaving the dressing room clean and tidy after all practices and games. This goes for when they are playing at Pearkes or any other rink.

Posted on Saturday, September 21, 2013

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