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 email@example.com
if you have any questions.
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2014
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2014
Reebok-TCPRE Model Goaltender Neck Protector Recall – Additional Information
Posted on Wednesday, July 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