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Recent Initiation Major News

New CMHA Website

By Deb Harper 05/06/2019, 9:00pm PDT

Please be patient! New website online but still in beta stages

We are excited to announce our new website!  There will be much more to come over the course of the next few weeks, including membership invites but for now, please be patient while we continue working out the bugs.  If we have any website whizzes out there that want to help with this and get their volunteer hours taken care, please email me at admin@coqmha.org

Thank you!

 

Annual General Notice & Package

By Debra Harper 04/24/2019, 8:34pm PDT

Everyone should have received their Notice of our 56th Annual General Meeting.

Please see posting under About>AGM 2019 for the entire package or click this link AGM 2019

Note: You must be signed in to your Teampages account in order to access the documents.

Please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions admin@coqmha.org

See you on May 7th!

Deb Harper

SPRING SPORTS DAY - MAY 5TH! POIRIER SPORT & LEISURE CENTRE

By Debra Harper 04/21/2019, 3:00pm PDT

Coquitlam Minor Hockey is excited to participate in the City of Coquitlam Spring Sports Day.

Come out to try all kinds of sports especially hockey!

We will be on hand to answer registration questions as well. We will have a dry floor mini hockey skills and our on ice Try It Hockey times are 3:30pm to 4:30pm.

The City has limited amounts free skates, helmets and sticks are available for use. Come check us out!

https://business.facebook.com/events/2398559650420536/

Please share to your friends far and wide.

Welcome to Initiation Major (Hockey 2)

Please visit this page in the upcoming months for information and updates about Initiation Major (H2). 

Registration for returning players is now open. -- all information can be found under the 'registration' tab. Please read through carefully as there is alot of information. Any questions about registration can be directed to the registrar at registrar@coqmha.org

Returning player registration will only be available until midnight June 30 after which all registration is taken on a New Player basis. NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION will be available online July 1.  Link will be posted under New Player Registration.  

Initiation Major will be on ice two times a week, with the season starting in October  - days and times to be determined. Check back later in the summer for updates.

Please feel free to email me with any questions by clicking on the link following my name below.

Raj Manhas - Initiation Coordinator

Important Notes on Equipment Checks

Please note that all players must have their equipment checked PRIOR to their first ice time.

Some of the common failures which resulted in players not being able to go on the ice for their evaluations were:

1. Helmets which did not fit properly, especially cages. If the chin guard does not catch the players chin and can come off his/her head, the player will not pass. This is common when the cage is too large.

2. Missing pieces of equipment such as neck guards.

3. Rips and tears in socks, gloves and pants.

4. Butt end of stick which can fit through the cage.

5. Equipment that is too small and does not provide a continuous line of coverage.

6. No CSA certification on helmet.

Our priority is player safety which sometimes results in the uncomfortable news that your child will not be allowed to particiapte in the evaluation or tryouts.

Please refer to the Hockey Equipment Checklist on our website for further information.

Documents

Hockey in the News

If there is anything you think would be of interest or value posted here, please email media@coqmha.org 

The World's Best Teams Use Small Arena's

A Plea to Hockey Parents - Hockey Now - November 2014

Are Great Coaches Becoming an Endangered Species (we hope not!)

The Power of Practise - The Benefits of a Well-Crafted Practise Far Outweigh What Can Be Gained in a Game

Some Humble Advice for Hockey Parents for the new Season - Province Editorial - satire 

Sports should be Child's Play - Opinion - Early specialization leads to greater risk of injury - up to 36% increase in serious injury in children specializing in one sport.  Urges multiple sports up to at least 12 years of age.  

Top Orthopedic Sports Surgeon says play less to stay healthy