SBMHA Annual General Meeting

June 19
7pm
Southdale Recreation Centre

Positions up for election

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Registrar
  • House League (Timbits)
  • House League (Novice)
  • AA Chair
  • Female Chair
  • Referee-in-Chief
  • Equipment Chair
  • Coach Liaison
  • Member at Large (2 positions)


posted: April 19, 2017

Hockey Manitoba Novice changes

Beginning in the 2017-2018 season, players in the Novice age category (7-8 yrs) will play on a modified ice surface - slightly over half the size of a normal hockey rink - until December 31st each season. Games after December 31st within each hockey season may be played on full-ice. SBMHA will be implementing this directive starting in the 2017-18 season.

This new format continues age appropriate modifications into the Novice Program with the Long Term Player Development model and philosophy as the fundamental basis for change. Players at the Novice level require a continued focus on physical literacy while also beginning to develop some of the more advanced individual skills inherent in the game. By moving from cross-ice at Initiation to half-ice at Novice, we increase the size of the ice surface in accordance with the increase in the size of player. This modified ice will continue to provide players with an environment that is more inclusive, competitive and conducive to skill development through puck touches and puck control, shots, passes completed, transitions, decision making, puck support, overall involvement...and FUN! In addition, with the creation of the new Development Zone, kids will have up to 40% more ice time during games!

Novice Half-ice Demo Video

Additional information on the changes can be found on the NHockey Manitoba website.


posted: April 19, 2017

March Meltdown

Thank you to everyone that made March Meltdown 2017 a roaring success! This year's tournament was the largest to date with 48 teams using 74 hours of ice. Countless volunteer hours and commitment make this tournament a success year after year.

This year, we will see a profit of $8,576.10. These funds have been used in the past for; pucks, puck bags, cones, coach boards, pinnies, practice jerseys and IP equipment/ice. Purchasing decisions for the 2017-18 season will be made this summer/fall by the March Meltdown organizing committee and conveners. 100% of these funds remain in the Timbits and House League program.

If you would like to volunteer on the March Meltdown committee, please email: March Meltdown

If you would like to volunteer for any other SBMHA position, please visit: SBMHA Contacts

See you next year!


posted: April 19, 2017

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