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





News release – Tier 1 Competitive program

VIAHA has announced changes to the Tier 1 program for the Midget, Bantam & Peewee Competitive Teams.

Please see attached information regarding these changes.

Section 12- VIAHA Policy Manual

If you are already registered for tryouts in NMHA you do not need to do anything, this is information for you.

If you wish to be registered for tryouts and are from Nanaimo, please contact the office by Aug. 1!

Bodychecking clinic will be July 22 &/or Aug. 18, please contact this office if you plan on attending.


Nanaimo tryouts will begin on Aug. 18th

Female players/goaltenders wishing to try out you can only try out for 1 team, either a Tier 1 Competitive team or a Female Regional A team, not both.

Players/goaltenders wishing to only tryout for the Tier 2 or Tier 3(see note**) teams should contact the office to let us know you will not attend the Tier 1 tryouts.

** Tier 3 teams will be based on numbers and skill and may not be available this season.

Looking forward to a great season.

Glenn Cook, Competitive Director

Hockey Canada links

A great website for all information pertaining to our great sport!


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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