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!!)
-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 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!