Costs

In early September, at your child's registration, St. Boniface Minor charges fees for minor hockey. These fees are determined by all known costs as well as estimations based upon previous years. This initial registration charge is only an estimate of the basic cost of hockey for your child playing in St. Boniface Minor. By mid December St. Boniface Minor typically has it's final numbers done and final billings and or refunds sent out to teams. This final billing will be paid directly to St. Boniface Minor and will be billed by our Treasurer.

The registration fees are for team costs such as fees to Winnipeg Minor, Hockey Canada, Hockey Manitoba, St. Boniface Minor and the East League. The fees also include things such as tryout/evaluation ice, league and playoff games, referee and timekeeping costs, age specific camps, and the IP program.

The registration fees Do Not Include additional team costs such as practice ice, tournaments, name bars, Coach's gifts, Community Centre costs etc. These additional costs will be the responsibility of the respective teams.

Please be advised that in order to comply with the City of Winnipeg Financial Accountability guidelines teams can not open bank accounts under the names of Community Centres.

The SBMHA fees to be charged for the 2013-14 hockey season:

Group Age Fee
Initiation 5/6 $275
House League 7/8 $425
8A1 8 $425*
Minor Atom 9 $500
Atom 10 $500
Minor Peewee 11 $500
Peewee 12 $500
Minor Bantam 13 $550
Bantam 14 $550
Minor Midget 15 $650
Midget 16/17 $650
Juvenile 18/19/20 $650
* $75 additional fee to be collected upon team formation

The Community Club fees for 2013-14 are as follows:

Club Fee
Archwood $20 per family
Champlain $25 per family
Norwood $20 per family
Notre Dame $0 per family
Southdale $30 per player
Winakwa $50 per family
as of July 23, 2013; subject to change

For any questions regarding Community Club fees, please contact your local Community Club.


It is the responsibility of all parents to ensure their child's hockey fees are up to date and paid in full by season's end. For those that are in arrears your child will be prohibited from participating in the next year's tryouts until the fee is paid in full. This policy also applies to those that are utilizing the Socio-Economic Program.

 

Coaches

The St. Boniface Minor Hockey Association recognizes the importance of Coaches in the development of our children in and out of hockey.

We have started a new initiative to provide greater resources to our coaches so that they can develop and achieve the higher standards we should expect. It is our belief that quality coaches will produce better hockey players and most importantly help our children develop into successful individuals.

If your are interested in Coaching,
you may download and fill out the SBMHA Coaching Application Form and submit as follows:

8A1 and all levels above to SBMHA Vice President at vicepresident@sbmha.ca

7-8 House league and below to Richard DelaRonde at timbitsconvener@gmail.com

All coaches/managers/safety persons must take the appropriate clinics that are offered before mid December. Costs for these clinics are covered by Hockey Manitoba through player registration fees.

Those who do not obtain their certification by the required date (1-December of each year) will be REMOVED from the roster. It is essential that certification be acquired as it can prevent a team from playing if there are no approved personnel on the bench.

NOTE As per Hockey Manitoba Rules all On-Ice participants must wear a CSA approved Hockey Helmet when on the ice with players.

 

Team Formation

SBMHA recognizes the need for all players, parents & coaches to have a common understanding of the process for evaluating players and forming teams.   To that end, we have revised our documentation and are pleased to provide this comprehensive overview of the process followed for SBMHA Hockey.   Please click on the link below to read this information.

SBMHA Player Evaluation & Team Formation Process

Please Note:  The above information supersedes all previously published information regarding SBMHA team formation, including information that may still be available elsewhere on this website.

 

Initiation Program

This excellent program is offered to all hockey players 8 and under. Sessions are tailored for 8 Year olds, 7 Year olds and those 6 and under. This on-ice program covers the basic fundamentals of hockey. We introduce proper skating, stopping, turning and stick handling techniques. The program is designed to help the beginning hockey player to develop.

We need on ice volunteers to help with the sessions. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone thinking of coaching to get some 'Hands On' experience working with the players and other coaches.

For more information or to volunteer as an instructor, contact our IP Convener listed on the Contact Us page.

 

SBMHA Age / Level Advancement Policy

The policies at SBMHA may be up for review at the discretion of the Board.

The policy is a reflection of the current Hockey Winnipeg culture that wants to promote as many players as possible to play at the highest level possible. It also reflects that that the number of teams to be formed at 8A1 is determined by the number of players that are 8 years old. SBMHA follows the program chart in the Hockey Winnipeg book, with the minimum roster size being used to determine the number of teams.

It was agreed by the Board that at 8A1, this is considered a level advance, not an age advance. If the player who is 7 doesn’t make 8A1, they are still playing against 8 year olds.

 

7 year old wanting to play 8A1

The player must try out with the 8A1’s for all the required skates.

The player(s) must rank in the top 3 of the team if there is 1 team.

If there are 2 teams, then you can have 7 year olds on both teams as long as the player(s) rank in the top 6. If there are 3 teams, then the 7 year olds must rank in the top 9 of the tryouts.

If the player(s) is/are a goalie, then the 7 year old must be the top ranked goalie. If there are 2 teams, the goalies must be ranked in the top 2. If there are 3 teams then the goalies must be ranked in the top 3 goalies.

A try out fee is assessed for the 8A1 program, this is to be determined by the Board.

For the 2013 – 2014 season, there is no additional charge for 8 year olds; and $75.00 for the 7 year olds. Cheques payable to SBMHA will be collected at time of tryout. 

Players that are selected for an 8A1 team will accessed a $75 fee in addition to the team registration.

 

8 year old wanting to play 9A1

The player must rank as the first overall player or first overall goalie in order to age advance. The player or goalie can only advance to the highest tier of hockey at the next age level. If after 2 tryout skates the independent evaluators feel that the player is not able to rank #1 overall that player shall immediately return to the 8A1 age group in order to be properly assessed. (If the player is not successful, the player returns to the original age).  A $50.00 tryout fee will be collected at the first skate; cheques payable to SBMHA.

 

9 year old wanting to play 10A1

The player must rank as the first overall player or first overall goalie in order to age advance. The player or goalie can only advance to the highest tier of hockey at the next age level.  If after 2 tryout skates the independent evaluators feel that the player is not able to rank #1 overall that player shall immediately return to the 9A1 age group in order to be properly assessed.  (If the player is not successful, the player returns to the original age).  A $50.00 tryout fee will be collected at the first skate; cheques payable to SBMHA.

 

10 year old wanting to play AA

There is no age advancing for the AA Railcats for the 2013-2014 year.

 

Updated Sept 12, 2013