Registration

The St. Albert Raiders Hockey Club provides Elite stream hockey (AA & AAA) for St. Albert Minor Hockey Association players within the defined boundaries of Hockey Alberta.

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Tiered Hockey stream places players with players of similar skill and ability on one team. Teams typically have weekly practices and play 18-22 games per season.

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The Recreation Hockey program provides participants a less structured program.The focus of this program is on participation, fun and meeting new people.

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FEMALE HOCKEY

The Female hockey program welcomes players to all female teams. The program places players of similar skill and ability onto one team. Teams typically have weekly practices and play 18-22 games per season.

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LEARN TO PLAY

The SAMHA Learn to Play program is designed for players age 4 -12 and who are new to hockey. Our goal is to introduce hockey to players and their families to support their ongoing participation in the sport.

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JR C COMETS

Junior C Hockey is open to players 20 years of age. The Junior C Comets play in the Noralta Junior Hockey League. Players pay a combination of a tryout fee, registration fees, and team fees to play.

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Registration FAQ

What is my child’s Hockey Canada (HCR) number & how do I find it?
Find your Hockey Canada number in your Hockey Canada Registry (HCR) Account. 
 
  1. Go to My Registration History. 
  2. Click Print Receipt (below your most recent registration.)
  3. Click Open on the pop up that appears at the bottom of your screen.

Your HCR# will be displayed on your registration receipt.

We are NEW to hockey! How do I get an HCR number to register?

If you are new to hockey, you must take the ” Respect In Sport - Parent Edition (RIS)” online course and provide a copy of your player's birth certificate to register.

RESPECT IN SPORT: The fee for this course is $12.00 and it takes about an hour to complete.  This course expires after 4 years. Families that do not have this course will be unable to register online. Please ensure you select St Albert Minor Hockey Association as your home association. If you have completed Respect In Sport in another sport, you can transfer your certificate to SAMHA. Learn more.

Once you complete your Respect in Sport, you can link your PLAYER to your RIS account from their website.  This will auto generate them an HCR# (Hockey Canada Registry#). This is a unique identifying player number that will stay with them throughout their hockey career. 

Can I pay my registration fees in installments?

Yes, fees can be paid by installments. You will be prompted in TeamSnap at the time of registration. Please ensure you select the correct option by TURNING ON installment payments before checking out. 

All fees must be paid by October 15th. 

What is your refund policy?

(A) SAMHA must receive formal written notice; an online application for refund form must be completed. A minimum administration fee of $75 will be deducted from all refunds. 

  • Refunds made before participation in tryouts/evaluations will be 100% of registration fees, less the administration fee. 
  • Refunds made after players participate in tryouts/evaluations will be 75% of paid registration fees, less the administration fee.  
  • Refunds made after team selection will be 50% of registration fees, less the administration fee. 
  • Refunds made after November 1 will be 25% of fees, less the administration fee. 
  • SARHC players will receive a 100% refund of registration fees, less the administration fee, should they secure a place on a team outside of SAMHA/SARHC prior to the start of the season.  
  • Tryout and ID Camp fees are non-refundable. 

(B) No refunds will be issued after January 10. 

(C) Players suspended for disciplinary reasons shall be ineligible for a refund of fees. 

Am I required to fundraise?

SAMHA does not have any mandatory fundraising requirements, however each team may engage in fundraising events and activities throughout the season. 

Are there any additional costs to play hockey?

There are no additional costs to play Recreation Hockey. 

There are additional costs to play within other streams of hockey. Community(Tiered), Elite and Female hockey teams may engage in additional activities such as tournaments, extra practices, apparel, etc..

At the start of the season each team is required to propose a budget to parents and conduct a vote to ensure the additional expenses are supported by the majority of families. 

 

We have just moved to St. Albert. How do I transfer my child from another hockey association?

Before you are able to register, you will need to fill out a Hockey Alberta Parent Declaration Form: Parent Declaration Form | Hockey Alberta. Please use the email registrar@samha.ca when prompted to add the Minor Hockey Association email that you are registering with.

You will be required to upload two documents to your Parent Declaration to prove residency in the St. Albert Minor Hockey Association boundaries. Examples of residency documents can be a utility bill, driver’s license, mortgage/rental agreement etc. 

Is there a fee to transfer between programs?

SAMHA can transfer your registration to another program.

There is a $25 transfer fee. 

Is there financial support available to offset hockey registration fees?

Minor hockey costs are growing every year and it is important for all families to feel comfortable coming forward if they need help. SAMHA wants everyone to have the opportunity to participate in minor hockey. If financial circumstances become a barrier for a child’s involvement, SAMHA is committed to providing support to families.

Resources are available to help support families with registration fees. More information can be found in our Financial Assistance section. 

When does registration open?

Registration for the 2022-2023 fall/winter hockey season is now open.

Regular registration rates are in place until July 8th.

After July 8th all rates increase by $200. 

*Players new to hockey qualify for the regular registration rate until September 15th. 

 

What is the time commitment to play hockey?

SAMHA has multiple programs that have varying degrees of commitment. You can visit our Program page for more details. 

Do I have to live in St. Albert to play hockey in SAMHA?

St. Albert Minor Hockey Association provides Minor Hockey programs for families residing within the boundaries. All registrants must provide proof of residency to register in a St. Albert Minor Hockey Association program or Raiders Hockey Club program.

Boundary Map 

Exceptions to this are the Learn to Play program and Recreation Hockey. 

What day(s) of the week will my child be on the ice?

This varies based on the stream of hockey you choose for your participant, and their age category.

Learn more about SAMHA PROGRAMS

When are evaluations?

Evaluations run from the end of August to the beginning of October. 

Typically evaluations are not on Labour Day weekend or the first full week of school. 

EVALUATON SCHEDULE: Evaluations - St. Albert Minor Hockey Association (samha.ca)

More information on your specific timed skate will be coming by August 21st.  Evaluation times are dependent on the results of the timed skate and therefore will not arrive until AFTER your timed skate.  

 

Can my child join hockey without any skating experience?

Tiered Hockey / Female Hockey and Recreation Hockey

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

Learn to Play 

Welcomes new to hockey players, we recommend that players have some experience skating. 

How can I sign up to be a coach or assistant coach on my child’s team?

SAMHA teams are supported by volunteer coaches.

If you are interested in becoming involved please review the requirements and application process. HERE

Registration fees

SAMHA REGISTRATION FEES 2022-2023

RAIDERS HOCKEY CLUB REGISTRATION FEES 2022-2023

Raiders Hockey Club + SAMHA Registration Fees
St. Albert Minor Hockey Association administers all Raiders Hockey Club Registrations. Players and coaches are members of SAMHA. Each season SAMHA establishes registration rates that are commensurate with the program's operation.
Raiders Hockey Club players pay a portion of their fees to SAMHA; the balance is returned to the team as an ice cost credit. This is allocated to each team at the start of the season. If the credit balance is not fully utilized, it is returned to the team.
If you have any further questions about SAMHA registration fees please contact Jane Sedo, Executive Director.

OTHER SAMHA PROGRAMS 2022-2023

SAMHA FEES 2022-2023

Each season the Board of Directors approves an Operating Budget for SAMHA. Registration fees are set based on the Association's projected income and expenses. The above chart illustrates where your registration fees go each season.

This season the SAMHA Board of Directors agreed to raise registration to ensure SAMHA remained in a financially responsible position. Some of the agreed changes were:

  • Include EFHL League Fees in registration costs
  • Increased allowance of funds for player evaluations
  • Cost of the Team Snap transaction fee (0.79 per/transaction + 2.79%)
  • Increased allowance for player photos
  • Increased ice costs

If you have any further questions about your fees please contact us, executivedirector@samha.ca or treasurer@samha.ca.

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Financial Assistance

Minor hockey costs are growing every year and it is important for all families to feel comfortable coming forward if they need help. SAMHA wants everyone to have the opportunity to participate in minor hockey. If financial circumstances become a barrier for a child’s involvement, SAMHA is committed to providing support to families.

The following resources are available to help support families with registration fees.

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So ALL kids can play.

Approved applicants within Oil Country will have their full registration fees covered and have access to no-cost equipment from Sport Central.  Learn more KidSport Canada

 

 

Removing Financial Barriers

Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We're committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more. Learn more Jump Start

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The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund that has been created to provide help to Canadians experiencing financial challenges as a result of COVID-19. The Assist Fund will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association, helping young Canadians get back on the ice in their communities.

Learn more HOCKEY CANADA ASSIST

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE INSTRUCTIONS - STEP BY STEP

1. Review the above for information on available funding sources.  Be sure to check by clicking into the links above what the income threshold requirements are for applying for funding.

2. Once, you have determined you are eligible for funding, contact admin@samha.ca for a unique registration link. It will prompt you at check out for a $25.00 non-refundable registration fee (per participant) at check out.

3. Apply for grant(s) if you have not already done so. You may use your registration confirmation as proof of registration.  If you require further proof of sport registration for your application, email admin@samha.ca for the template to upload in your application.

4. Send all application confirmations to admin@samha.ca. This is an important step so that we may track your funding.

The remainder of your registration balance will show in your account as owing full payment on August 15th, 2022.  This is the deadline to send on your CONFIRMATION OF APPLICATION email to admin@samha.ca.  Once these documents are received you can move this payment to September 15th while awaiting confirmation of funding.   You can work within this time with the samha admin to apply subsidy payments to this balance and work out a payment plan for the remainder (should there be a balance).

SAMHA CARES FUND

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Financial assistance up to $300 will be available to offset registration fees

Can be combined with other funding but will not exceed the posted SAMHA regular registration fee

Requests can only be made for players 4-18 years old

Must reside in the boundaries of the St. Albert Minor Hockey Association; non-residents to be reviewed case-by-case

All required documents must be completed and received in full to be considered

Funding is available for different members of the same family during the same season

SAMHA requires families to apply for Canadian Tire Jump Start program prior to asking for financial assistance through the SAMHA Cares program

SAMHA requires families to meet the threshold set by the federal low-income cut off guidelines

How to Apply:

Email: admin@samha.ca
All applications must be submitted to SAMHA prior to October 15th.
Applications will take up to four weeks to review.

Required:
  1. A short letter outlining your request.
  2. Documentation to support JumpStart application

refunds

SAMHA Policy 2.1.4 Refund of Fees

(A) SAMHA must receive formal written notice; an online application for refund form must be completed. A minimum administration fee of $75 will be deducted from all refunds. 

  • Refunds made before participation in tryouts/evaluations will be 100% of registration fees, less the administration fee. 
  • Refunds made after players participate in tryouts/evaluations will be 75% of paid registration fees, less the administration fee.  
  • Refunds made after team selection will be 50% of registration fees, less the administration fee. 
  • Refunds made after November 1 will be 25% of fees, less the administration fee. 
  • SARHC players will receive a 100% refund of registration fees, less the administration fee, should they secure a place on a team outside of SAMHA/SARHC prior to the start of the season.  
  • Tryout and ID Camp fees are non-refundable. 

(B) No refunds will be issued after January 10. 

(C) Players suspended for disciplinary reasons shall be ineligible for a refund of fees. 

Boundary

DEFINED BY HOCKEY ALBERTA

St. Albert Minor Hockey Association provides Minor Hockey programs for families residing within the boundaries. All registrants must provide proof of residency to register in a St. Albert Minor Hockey Association program or Raiders Hockey Club program.


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