Welcome Novice (U9) Parents!
Welcome and/or welcome back to Cranbrook Minor Hockey for the 2022-2023 Season!
*For children born in 2014 and 2015 (Must be turning 7 or 8 on or before Dec 31st 2022)
*Full hockey gear is required
-Helmet (labelled with last name on it; something as simple as a piece of tape and a sharpie works!!)
-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
*Hockey jerseys will be provided at the beginning of the season and NEED TO BE RETURNED TO YOUR MANAGER at the end of the season.
Any name banner added needs to be removed- do not silk screen names on to jerseys.
If the jersey is lost or damaged you may be required to pay for the replacement.
Socks may be provided at no cost depending on the sponsor but if not, must be purchased through the team manager at an additional cost.
*The season typically starts mid October and ends mid March
*Typically 2 ice times per week. Days and times rotate typically every 6 weeks and will be communicated to you through your team manager via TeamSnap
*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.
*U9 also typically hosts a home tournament towards the end of the season
*Fees for exhibition games outside the previously alloted ice time is to be paid by hosting team.
*Each tournament has a fee that will be paid by attending teams, divided by # of players attending.
*Parents are expected to volunteer for check in, clock/score keeping and other roles (fundraising, concession, raffle table, 50/50) during games and tournaments as needed
*If you are interested in volunteering as a coach please see our 'Coaches Corner' section for the requirements
*If you are interested in volunteering as a team manager, please connect with your coach or the Novice Division Head at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Coaches and managers will use TeamSnap to communicate to parents and players, please download the app!
HAVE A GREAT SEASON!