News and Announcements

Coaching, Skating and Skills Seminar

Posted by Jami Harris at Sep 26, 2018 8:33AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

On Friday October 12th, 2018 from 545pm-815pm CRMHA will be running a skating and skills coaching seminar lead by Bryce Cockburn. For those of you that don’t know, Bryce is a certified Hockey Canada skating and skills coach and owner of Next Level Training.

There will be a hour off ice session (545-645pm in the Dogwood Room Strathcona Gardens) geared towards:
- How to create and run an efficient practice
- Importance of habits and details in practice
- keeping practice fun with emphasis on development
-keeping the players focused throughout the entire practice

The on ice session is from 7pm-815pm and will be geared towards the following but open to everything:
forward stride
Forward crossovers
Tight turn
Accelerating out of turns
backwards C-cuts
proper passing and reception both forehand and backhand
stick handling
Carrying the puck in all the above skating specifics
Along with the players registered with CRMHA, he is also here to teach and develop the coaches in our association. The executive is happy to have Bryce on board this year, and hope you will take advantage of this is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, and get some great tips on how to teach proper hockey techniques to your players. This of course is also a great time to have any hockey related questions answered! This seminar will be on and off the ice so bring your skates, stick, gloves and helmet.

This seminar is open to coaches from pre-novice to peewee.(*note- pre-novices scheduled ice Friday oct 12 will be re-scheduled*)

Space is limited so please email Chris Boyd

( ) to reserve a spot.


Posted by Jami Harris at Sep 24, 2018 10:10AM PDT ( 0 Comments )


CRMHA apparel (Bauer brand tracksuits, jackets, hoodies, shorts, t-shirts and hats) is now available to order at Sports Experts.

Order forms and sample sizes (both child and adult) are available in store!

In order to ensure timely delivery, all orders must be placed by OCTOBER 1st.

If you have any questions, please email


Dear Parents,
The requirement of VIAHA’s Parent Respect in Sport for the District over the past few seasons has proven to be a
great success with positive outcomes that many are feeling the benefits of throughout the Hockey Community.

At the 2016 VIAHA Annual General Meeting held on May 29th in Nanaimo, the Membership supported a resolution
to keep the requirement to one (1) parent or guardian as a condition of each child’s participation in Minor Hockey
on Vancouver Island.

The Respect in Sport parent program is a proactive, educational program that empowers parents with the tools to
ensure the game is enjoyable and respectful for themselves, their children and all other stakeholders in the game.
The Respect in Sport Coach/Volunteer Program version will continue to be a condition for both coaches and Team
Officials which represent the final level of respect when considering our athlete’s needs.

While VIAHA has a yearly deadline of October 31st for adherence to this requirement – your local Minor Hockey
Association (MHA) may choose to have a deadline that is much sooner than our own. We respect that this may be
the case based on local needs and will support MHA’s in enforcing this strengthened position should they have it.

If you still hold a current Coach/Volunteer Version (that does not expire prior to the deadline) or you have taken the
Parent Version of RIS previously (and successfully credited your child’s Hockey Canada Registry Profile) you will
not need to do anything to meet this requirement at this time.

Again, your MHA is responsible for helping VIAHA toadminister this and will require full support and cooperation from any new parents.

For a list of up-dated ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ please check the VIAHA website main page at

Again, here is the link to enter the Respect in Sport course site

Please remember to print off and keep a copy of your RIS certification, plus provide the feedback asked for at the
end of the online program so that the ongoing improvement of the content and usability of the system is

Thank you for your commitment to all players’ safety, enjoyment and success on Vancouver Island and within the
game of hockey.
Jim Humphrey
VIAHA Presiden

The document 2018_Parent_Info_Bulletin_-_VIAHA_Parent_Respect_in_Sport__Requirement.pdf was attached to this post.

Esso Fun Day

Posted by Jami Harris at Aug 31, 2018 8:52AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Find out what female hockey is all about!

This program is meant to be a fun day of hockey for the first time
participant in the female game. If you are a female between the
ages of four to eighty-one and want to give hockey a try! No
experience necessary… Need gear? Let us know, we can help you
On-ice activities are provided by individuals with Coach Level
certification assisted by other on-ice role models. Individuals
interested in pursuing hockey even further are given an
opportunity to sign up at the program.

The document 2018_Esso_Fun_Day.pdf was attached to this post.

First Shift 2018

Posted by Jami Harris at Aug 30, 2018 4:23PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

Are between the ages of 6-10 and want to try Hockey?

The document First_Shift_Information_2018.pdf was attached to this post.