U7-Initiation Major



Welcome U7 Major Parents!

Welcome and/or welcome back to Cranbrook Minor Hockey for the 2024-2025 Season!


*For children born in 2018 (Must be 6 on or before Dec 31st 2024)

*Full hockey gear is required with the exception of a mouth guard although it is recommended 

-Helmet (labelled with last name on it; as simple as a piece of tape and a sharpie works!)

-Neck Guard

-Shoulder Pads

-Elbow Pads

-Hockey Gloves

-Athletic Cup

-Hockey Pants

-Shin Pads



-Hockey Bag

-**Mouth guards are NOT needed at this age group

-Water bottle -with extended spout is very helpful so they can hydrate through their helmet as they cannot be removed on the ice. 

It is a good idea to label their gear

Tim Hortons will provide socks and jerseys at the beginning of the season

If you are unsure about proper fitting of equipment, Click Here to watch the video tutorial 
*The season typically starts mid October and ends mid March. 
*Typically there are 2 ice times per week. Days and times will be decided prior to the beginning of each season when number of kids and teams are determined
*Prior to December 1st, teams can participate in 2 exhibition games and 1 tournament. Games/tournaments will be booked by coaches/managers and information forwarded to the parents as available.
*After Dec 1st, teams can participate in exhibition games (against other Cranbrook teams and other out of association teams, Kimberley, Fernie etc)and TWO out of town tournaments per season. They do not host a home tournament. 
**Recreation hockey is meant to be affordable and accessible for all familes - please keep this in mind when choosing the locations for out of town tournaments and games**
*Fees for any exhibition games scheduled outside the previously alloted ice time is to be paid by hosting team. 
*Each tournament will have a fee that will be paid by the attending teams, divided by # of players attending. 
*If you are interested in volunteering as a coach please see our 'Coaches Corner' section for the requirements Coaches Information
*If you are interested in volunteering as a team manager, please connect with your coach or the Initiation Division Head at u7divcmha@gmail.com, and Click Here for more information on being a manager!
*Coaches and managers will use TeamSnap to communicate to parents so please download this app. An invite will be sent out via email to join your childs team once selected. 

Remember, FUN is the name of the game!


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