Ice Allocator Position
Saanich Minor Hockey Association is looking to fill the Ice Allocator position on the Executive Committee starting in December. This is a volunteer position and will soon be vacant. If you are interested please email Al Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Victoria Minor Ball Hockey
Registration for Victoria Minor Ball Hockey is open for players wishing to hone their hockey skills during the off season. Players from Saanich, Westshore and Peninsula are elegible to register. Early registration discounts offered until December 15, 2013 and registration closes January 15, 2014. Check out www.vmbh.ca
for more info.
Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Pee Wee C1 Win Gold at Seafair
The Pee Wee C1 team had a successful Remembrance Day weekend in Richmond, winning the A final. The team romped through round robin play; outscoring the opposition 23-3 before facing a stiffer challenge in the semi-final and final. The semi-final was a 2-1 victory over JDF C2, with the team coming back from a 1-0 deficit. The final was won 4-3 in overtime against the host Seafair C1 team.
Posted on Monday, November 25, 2013
Upcoming Goalie Development Sessions
There are two goaltending development sessions coming up as follows:
Tues Dec 3 7-750 pm Bantam/Midget Recreational
Tues Dec 17 7 -750 pm Atom/Peewee Rep (A&B)
Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013
The High Cost of Hockey
The Globle and Mail recently posted an article about the high cost of hockey in which the writer claims that it is increasing becoming a sport for the rich. Read it in full here
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Bantam C1 Win the Fall Face-Off Tournament
The Remembrance Day weekend had the Saanich Braves Bantam C1 team attending the Fall Face-Off Tournament, which was hosted by the Seattle Junior Hockey Association.
For the players and parents this was a huge success. Round robin play saw the team with a 2-0-1 record against the Spokane Warhorses, Semiamhoo Ravens and a hard fought tie against the Richmond Hitmen.
The gold medal game found the Braves facing a team from Kamloops who had upset the Richmond Hitmen in the semi-final but in the end the Kamloops Warriors were no match for the Braves, who won with a 5-0 score and brought the Gold Medal home to Canada.
These kids played their hearts out with incredible class and in doing so outscored the oppositions 31-1.
Congratulations to all the players and coaches on winning the GOLD.
Posted on Sunday, November 17, 2013
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
Reminder from Pearkes Rec Centre
Reminders for SMHA families from Pearkes Recreation Centre
With the 2013/2014 hockey season getting into full swing the staff at Pearkes have asked we remind our SMHA families of the following:
- Parking in the back lane and roundabout (behind the green rink) is NOT allowed. This is a fire lane.
- Dogs are not permitted anywhere in Pearkes, the rink concourses or the rinks themselves. The exception is Guide dogs.
- There is NO hockey playing permitted in either of the concourses (warm areas).
- Dressing room keys must be signed out and a key exchange done.
- Lock the dressing room while on the ice to reduce the possibility of theft.
- Please leave the dressing rooms and all rink areas clean and tidy on leaving.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted on Friday, September 06, 2013
Residential Transfer Policy
The Municipality of Saanich is a shared draw zone between Saanich Minor Hockey Association (SMHA) and Victoria Racquet Club Minor Hockey Association (VRCMHA) and first time registration maybe with either Association. Residents of this shared draw zone may transfer from SMHA to VRCMHA up until the completion of the first year of Atom hockey. The decision to transfer must be made prior to March 31 st of the current playing season. After that time, a player may transfer from SMHA to VRCMHA with the written approval of both local association Presidents and the Vice-President (South Island) and the District President.
Should the Associations not agree on transfer requests the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association (VIAHA) Officers shall make the decision. Their decision is final and not subject to appeal. As long as VRCMHA retains its “Winter Club” status, players registered with VRCMHA may return to Saanich MHA at anytime, subject to available space.
Posted on Sunday, May 12, 2013