NMHA Recreation

Initiation/Novice Program Resources

H1 = 5 yr olds


H2 = 6 yr olds


H3 = 7 yr olds


H4 = 8 yr olds


Atom  – 9/10 yr olds


PeeWee  – 11/12 yr olds


Bantam  – 13/14 yr olds


Midget  – 15/16/17 yr olds





Coaches & Directors

Nanaimo MHA is still looking for Coaches for the Competitive Division, if you are interested or know someone who would be, please send in the attached application.

competitive coach application 2018

Also, we are still looking to fill a few positions on the board, Atom & Bantam Division Director.

Please contact the office if you are interested in more information.

Female Esso FUN Days

Hello NMHA families!

 We are helping to organize the ESSO Fun Days Female Hockey Program this year. After seeing how much fun, our daughter and her friends had last year, we wanted to do our part to ensure this event happened again! All current female NMHA players are welcome to attend, as well as any new girls interested in trying hockey for the first time. Please help us spread the word and ignite interest in female hockey within our community by sharing this information with a sister, relative, neighbor or friend that you think may be interested in trying hockey. This program is a great opportunity for females to try the sport with other females in a relaxed environment where the #1 focus will be to HAVE FUN! Did we mention this is FREE(Why not come out and give it a shot!!??!?)

ESSO fun Days is an INTRODUCTION to female hockey for girl’s birth years 2013 to 2003. The focus of the  ESSO Fun Days Program is to introduce the basic skills of hockey in a FUN, POSITIVE and NON-THREATENING environment.

This program will consist of two 3-week mini camps.

    • Sunday, June 3rd 4:45 to 6:00pm (Cliff McNabb Area)
    • Sunday, June 10th 4:45 to 6:00pm (Cliff McNabb Area)
    • Sunday, June 17th 4:45 to  6:00pm  (Cliff McNabb Area)
  • AUGUST SESSION: TBD ***3 Additional ice times (1-1.5 hours) to be scheduled in August***

All players must be registered by May 25, 2018 to ensure they are covered by our Hockey Canada insurance. Any players not registered prior to the start of the program will not be covered and will not be permitted on the ice.  FULL hockey gear required, if you need help with this let us know.

Please send the following registration information below to

  • First Name: ­­
  • Last Name:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Address:
  • City:
  • Postal Code:
  • Daytime Phone:
  • Email:
  • Any health concerns:
  • Consent to photograph/video (yes or no):

***Cost: FREE

***Registered participants given a jersey to keep

***Coaches Certified by Hockey Canada

Participants must be registered by May 25th, 2018. Any questions, feel free to email


Chris MacNeal & Liz Betteridge

Summer FUN Hockey Camp


Dear Hockey Parents:

Nanaimo Minor Hockey is hosting their first ever Summer FUN Hockey Camp. This camp is intended for players looking to participate in some fun on and off ice hockey skills and drills prior to the upcoming season. Nanaimo Buccaneers Coach, Curtis Toneff will be leading the instruction of our Summer Fun Hockey Camp!  There will be no goaltending coaches or high-intensity training in our camp.

Registration Form
Camp Schedule

We have kept the registration cost of this camp low to maximize its affordability in contrast to most other hockey camps and programs.
Groups will be limited to 30 skaters and 2 goalies per group, with registration opening on Monday, April 23rd at 5 pm. “Don’t miss out on the FUN, spaces will go fast!”



Interested in Coaching?

Please fill in our Recreational Coach form found on our Coach/Manager page:

Please note that ALL bench staff including managers & safety persons, must have completed Respect in Sport – Volunteer, Concussion Awareness Training, and a Criminal Record Check, prior to stepping out on the ice or in the dressing room or helping with the team. If you are uncertain how to obtain this, please contact the office.

Coaching Certifications – keeping current

This document is very important for ALL coaches in our association, it outlines on page 2 thru 5 the details of remaining current with your coaching status.


Coaches who hold any recreational Coaching course must complete 10 Professional development points(PDP) every 5 years.

Coaches who hold Development 1/Intermediate (competitive)must complete MED, online evaluations and 20 PDP.

On page 6 the MED course that must be completed by all coaches who currently hold the Development 1 coaching course.

For further information:


If still confused you can email:




Link to Respect in Sport: Respect In Sport Website

Updated: RIS Frequently Asked Questions

Please feel free to contact the office to see if you have a current RIS on file.

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