Welcome U13 Parents!
Welcome and/or welcome back to Cranbrook Minor Hockey for the 2023-2024 season!
*For children born in 2011 and 2012 (Must be turning 11 or 12 on or before Dec 31st 2023)
*Full hockey gear is required
-Helmet (labelled with last name on it; something as simple as a piece of tape and a sharpie works!!)
-**Mouth guards are NOT required 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.
If you are unsure about proper fitting of equipment, Click Here to watch the video tutorial
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 are typically not provided and will need to be purchased at an additional cost- team manager will make these arrangments
*The season typically starts mid October and ends mid March
*Parents are expected to volunteer for score keeping when needed
*Teams can participate in TWO out of town tournaments per season as well as host one home tournament.
*Away tournaments will be decided by coaches/managers and information forwarded to the parents as available. The cost for tournaments varies and is separate from the initial registration fees.
*Cranbrook hosts a home tournament for the atom division. Parents are expected to volunteer for fundraising, concession, raffle table, 50/50 and score keeping.
*Typically 2 ice times per week. Practice/Practice or Practice/Game.
*Days and times may rotate on a monthly basis and will be communicated to you through your team manager
*U13 is typically part of the EK League. The schedule for games will become available in usually in late September/early October and forwarded to the parents prior to the start of the City League
*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 U13 Division Head at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Coaches and managers will use TeamSnap to communicate to parents and players. Downloading this free app is recommended.
HAVE A GREAT SEASON!