Dressing Room Assignments/Dedicated Female Dressing Room

Stephenville Minor Hockey Association would like to inform players and parents that going forward there will be assigned dressing rooms for each time slot on the schedule. Players and parents are asked to strictly adhere to the schedule, and dress only in the rooms assigned. Any player found dressing in an unassigned room will have his gear moved. Please refer to the schedule to see the rooms assigned to each time slot.

Dedicated Female Dressing Room- # 6

Starting with next weeks schedule all female players must dress in the dedicated female dressing room. Stephenville Minor Hockey has secured the use of dressing room number 6 as the dedicated female dressing room during minor hockey hours.

No Males of any age are permitted to enter the female dressing room for any reason with the exception of a Male coach. Male coaches will be permitted access to the dressing room prior to practices and games and after games if accompanied by a female coach, female director, or in the absence of the first two options, a female parent.
If a female player wants her skates tied by a male, she will have to leave the dressing room. We will try to ensure there is a chair outside the room during minor hockey hours.

This rule will be strictly enforced.





Announcement for Female Players & Parents

Stephenville Minor Hockey Association would like to inform the female players and parents that for the 2014 - 15 season the three divisions; U12, U15 and U20 will operate as follows:

For both practices and local house league only the U15 Bantam age girls will practice and play house league with the U20 group and the U15 Pee Wee age girls with be joined by the U12 group for their practices and house league games.

In the new year and closer to the female provincial tournaments there will be practice times for each division with their own group only.

We feel that this provides the female players with the ice time they need to develop and improve their hockey skills. There will still be a coach for each group and at times they will probably all be working together with each group. This format also lets us make sure that the female group gets the proper ice time allocation similar to the other groups.





KRAFT TOP 100

Kraft is looking for nominations for local hockey hereos.

NOMINATE YOUR HERO

Whether it's a skate sharpener, ice cleaner or concession stand worker at your local rink, there's someone who goes above and beyond for hockey in your community. Maybe it's how they make a difference for your team. Or how they show their love of the game. Or just something small they do to take hockey to the next level. Whatever they do, tell us in 2,000 characters or less and they could win one of five Grand Prizes!


To nominate someone you think is a local hockey hero visit http://krafttop100.ca/




Parents - Respect in sport

The Respect in Sport Parent Program is an effective and informative online training program for parents of active children. This unique certification program complements Respect in Sport for Coaches/Activity Leaders by reinforcing a parents role in a child or youth’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviors, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals (such as coaches and officials) play. This program empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child’s fun and camaraderie of the activity. The program is mandatory for parents of first year players in Hockey NL beginning the 2012-2013 season and will be mandatory for all parents in 2014-2015.

Visit this page to register and complete the Respect in Sport Program online.





Congratulations

Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate Becky Reid and Julie Pink on their selection to the Provincial Under 15 Female Team with Hockey Newfoundland. Becky & Julie took part in the Atlantic Challenge Cup and earned a bronze medal. Great job girls!

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Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate George Young on being selected for the Western Kings Major Midget Team

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Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate Carmen Elliott on being selected for the Atlantic Female Training Institute 2015 Spring Team (operated through Andrews Hockey; Charlottetown, PEI).
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Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate the following players for being selected for AAA teams at their respective levels

Ryan Reid - Peewee
Clay King - Peewee
Ryan McNeil-Lamswood - Bantam
Brady Marche - Bantam
Nicholas Butt - Bantam (Alternate)
Tristan Hynes - Bantam (Alternate)





MINOR HOCKEY REGISTRATION

Registration for Stephenville Minor Hockey is still ongoing. Please visit the canteen at the Dome if you have not yet registered.

Accepted forms of payment will be Cash, Cheque or Credit Card (new).

SMHA RATES FOR 2014/2015

Due to an increase in the cost of ice time, the new rates for Minor Hockey are as follows:

  • New Player - $200
  • Returning Player $400
  • Female Divisions $400*

*Note: If a Female player joins both a mixed division and a female only division, the cost for registration is $600 ($400 for mixed + $200 extra for female).

SMHA Executive





NEW SMHA AAA Policy - REVISED October 6, 2014

Due to an increased travel and practice schedule for AAA teams, Stephenville Minor Hockey has introduced the following policy regarding players who are selected to a AAA team

Any player selected to a AAA team can:

  • practice and play with their house league team

Any player selected to a AAA team cannot:

  • Represent Stephenville at a Provincial Tournament UNLESS there is an available roster spot on the Stephenville A team. A roster spot is only available if a team does not have a full roster. Under no circumstances can a AAA player displace any player who is already on the A team roster.
  • Represent Stephenville at a Provincial Tournament on a B team. Hockey NL will not approve any B team roster that contains a AAA player

SMHA Executive





SMHA EXECUTIVE 2014/2015

Introducing your new SMHA Executive for the 2014/15 Season.

  • Ken Mills - President
  • Stephen Shea - Vice President
  • Barb Elliot - Communications/PR
  • Chris Gaudon - Treasurer
  • Sherri McNeil- Secretary/Registrar