Intro to hockey

U5 (2019)

The U5 program is aimed at providing players with an introduction to hockey and supporting the development of basic hockey skills. Players will have the opportunity to forge new friendships with teammates each week. 

Families can anticipate being on the ice once a week and playing a full season from October to March. Volunteer coaches will support each team and receive four development sessions throughout the season.

To ensure players have a positive introduction to hockey, we recommend that players can skate independently.




U7 (2017-2018)

Players at this age are taking their early strides in the game. Our focus is to make sure this is a positive experience and a place to form friendships and develop hockey skills through fun and fair play.



U9 (2015-2016)

The goals and objectives of the SAMHA U9 Intro to Hockey programming are to:
  • Teach the basic skills of hockey so players can enjoy the game.
  • Assist in the development and enhancement of physical literacy and basic motor patterns.
  • Deliver an appropriate program for the players' size, skill, and age.
  • Encourage the aspects of fitness, fair play and cooperation while having fun playing the game.
SAMHA U9 players can expect to be grouped with like-skilled players.
Teams will play a small-area game and practice weekly. Most games and practices will be on Saturday and Sunday. Teams will travel regionally to play neighbouring associations. Tier One and Tier Two teams have increased travel.



SAMHA will do its best to make accommodations for players and their families; however, we are unable to guarantee that we can fulfill all requests.

Please note the request must be reciprocated by the other family to be considered.

Placement Request Form


Teams are supported by volunteer coaches and will receive four SAMHA player development sessions throughout the season. Volunteer Now


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