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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

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

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