NMHA Registration

General Registration Information

ONE Parent or Guardian per registered player must have completed Respect in Sport – Parent OR have a current Respect in Sport – Volunteer, and must be recorded with NMHA prior to registering for the 2018-19 season.

NMHA registers male and female players from 5-20 yrs old. The hockey season runs from Sept – March.

Players will be on the ice mostly twice per week, some weeks are less or none, due to other programs or tournaments in the arenas. We request that players be able to skate across the ice with their stick and hockey gear on. If you are looking for lessons or beginners hockey please visit the City of Nanaimo, Parks & Rec site.

NMHA hosts co-ed recreational and female recreational teams (if numbers warrant), as well as competitive (higher skill level) teams.


NEW: NMHA will be using online registration for all players PLEASE PRINT below document TO REGISTER:

RETURNING PLAYERS ONLY  –   Parent letter 2019-registration link



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If registering a sibling(new), please call into the office to set up the new player’s HC ID #

Please complete your first registration prior to going forward with another, all the way to payment.

Do not complete a second profile if you are in the process of registering, log into your TEAM SNAP account and scroll down to bottom of your account to see your progress.

Respect in Sport, you can add January 1, and then the year you completed, does not have to be exact date.

You can also ask your current manager for your player’s Hockey Canada ID#, as they have it on the team roster.

Competitive Team Tryouts will begin Aug. 24th, please plan your holidays accordingly, players and goaltenders.

Nanaimo MHA Fee Schedule and Player Registration:

2014-H1/2013-H2 Initiation $335.00 n/a
2012-H3/2011-H4 Novice $495.00 n/a
2010/2009 Atom $530.00 $125.00
2008/2007 Peewee $530.00 $125.00
2006/2005 Bantam $530.00 $125.00
2002/2003/2004 Midget $530.00 $125.00
1999/2000/2001 Juvenile-START UP FEE $250.00 n/a
2002-2010 Female Only Teams $530.00 n/a
2002-2010 Female DUAL fee $225.00 n/a

* Player will be registered in division according to YEAR of BIRTH                                              

 **Try out fees are only for players interested in our T-1, T-2  competitive program


SUMMER HOCKEY CAMP  July 29 – August 2

Nanaimo MHA will once again be hosting a Summer Camp for ages 5-12, Female only camp ages 8-14, Goalie only camp ages 8-12.

Please bring form into the office to pay.

SUMMER CAMP Registration Form 2019


NEW players are asked to come into the minor hockey office to register for the first time after May 12, 2019.

NMHA NEW Player Registration 2019

Please note you will be required to have proof of residency within our boundaries(ie. current utility bill) as well as a copy of birth certificate/passport. Please complete the Parent Respect in Sport as well.

Player Transfers From Another Association

Players transferring from another association due to moving into the Nanaimo MHA catchment area must have ALL information requested on all forms, NMHA Registration and VIAHA Transfer Package before Registration is accepted securing a place in NMHA.

Where does my player play if Parent’s are in separate homes within 2 Districts? BC Hockey Regulation – read carefully!

PLEASE NOTE:  All transfer must be approved by VIAHA and BCH.  Nanaimo MHA only collects the data then sends it on your player’s behalf. Please print and read both links below:


North of Takala Road and Brenton Page Road at Oyster Bay and South of Nanoose Beach Road (Arlington Pub) at Nanoose Bay (excludes Nanoose Peninsula)

Information on Registering with NMHA.

 Initiation H1 & H2 – M/F Integrated  n/a
 Initiation H3 & H4 – M/F Integrated  n/a
 Atom – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Atom Development A & B1  (yearly decision of board)
 Peewee – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Peewee T1 & T2  (yearly decision of board)
 Bantam – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Bantam T1 & T2 (yearly decision of board)
 Midget – M/F Integrated & Female teams (if numbers warrant)  Midget T1 & T2
 Juvenile  Juvenile (yearly decision)

2019 Registration Costs*

Initiation H1 & H2 5/6 yr – $335
Initiation H3 & H4 7/8 yr – $495
Atom 9/10 yr – $530
Peewee 11/12 yr – $530
Bantam 13/14 yr – $530
Midget 15-17 yr – $530
Juvenile 18-20 yr – $250.00 – Start up fee, remainder TBD based on actual scheduling of program.

Competitive Try Out Fee – $125.00

Competitive Team Assessment costs – $5500* (broken down between # of players on team, *increase possible year to year)

There are other costs associated with being on a team, such as tournaments, meals, travel, hotels, track suits/jackets etc. However that is with up to the teams to decide upon and possible to fund-raise for.

Competitive Tryouts:

Competitive tryouts will be offered if, on the close of regular registration June 1st, registration numbers are such that the Board of Directors deems that a team(s) in category is feasible. Competitive tryout fees must be paid by the close of Regular registration except for those players who are new to the NMHA catchment basin. Any request for an exemption must be made, in writing, to a committee consisting of the President, Managing Director, Competitive Director and Registrar.

If tryouts take place for a team in category, there will be no refund of Competitive tryout fees except on compassionate or medical grounds. Application for refunds must be made to the Registrar prior to the commencement of Competitive tryouts.

Withdrawing from Competitive Tryouts; fees are non-refundable except in compassionate or medical cases. Please send a written explanation to the office for review.


The player (parent) is responsible for application to “Kids Sport” and “Jump Start”  and “A4K” The office must have copies of sent forms or proof of online registration, in order to process registration costs.

Underage and Overage Players

All players will register in their own age group’s Division. Applications to play in a different Division as an overage or underage player will not be considered until after the player has been evaluated in their own Division. All applications must conform to BCH guidelines and VIAHA Regulations.

No player will be moved into or out of a Division where that movement would jeopardize the operation of that Division.

Applications, where granted, will be for the current season only.


Priority will be given to players residing within the NMHA catchment basin. Players from outside the catchment basin wishing to enroll in NMHA due to their own association having no team in category should apply, in writing, to the registrar with a copy to their home Association.


All withdrawals requests must be made in writing and delivered to the Nanaimo Minor Hockey Clubhouse. Refunds will be issued as follows:

Withdrawal requests received prior to September 1: Refund 100% less $10.00 administration fee.

Withdrawal requests received from September 1 to September 30: Refund Basic Registration Fee, less 1/7th of fee

Withdrawal requests received from October 1 to October 31: Refund Basic Registration Fee, less 2/7th of fee

Withdrawal requests received after October 31: No Refund

Fundraising assessments, rep tryout fees and membership fees are not refundable.

Consideration will be given for refunds for relocation, medical, or compassionate grounds, upon written application to the Board.

Get Involved!

The Executive Board meets every month on the 2nd Wednesday at 700pm at the NMHA meeting rooms.

If you would like to be a delegate please contact the office with your details and we will let you know when to appear.



Nanaimo Minor Hockey offers a competitive rate for registration. The season runs over 6 months which costs approximately $95 per month for registration fees (paid prior to season or with an approved payment plan). However, some families still find it difficult to register. In these cases there are some funds available for all players.

Please contact the office if you wish to discuss financial assistance.

Kidsport – Applications are available through

Canadian Tire Jump Start – Please visit the Jump Start website for further information.

Trust Funds have been set up for players in need of equipment, please visit the office for details.



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.

NMHA Official Online Apparel Store

Interested in Sponsoring?

If you are interested in sponsoring a team please contact Vicky at the office ( ) and she will send you our sponsorship package.

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Team Positions & Requirements

COACH & ASSISTANT COACH: must have currentCRC, CATT & Respect in Sport and appropriate coach certification; can be on bench at games and on ice at practice.

MANAGER: must have current CRC, CATT & Respect in Sport , cannot be on bench at games or on ice at practice.

SAFETY PERSON: must have current CRC, CATT & Respect in Sport and HCSP (safety); can be on bench at games but not help with coaching (ie opening doors), cannot help on ice at practice.


RESPECT IN SPORT every 5 years; must be completed and on file with NMHA prior to working with team. RIS Frequently Asked Questions

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK NMHA requires that ALL team staff have current Police Record Checks completed or in process prior to working with team, must be done yearly.

Deadline for Clinic Completion

Remember that the deadline for full and successful completion all required Coaching Clinics is December 1st.

Concussion Awareness Training(CATT) Respect in Sport & CRC must be completed prior to attending any ice session.

**NOTE: For the 2019 season: RIS courses taken in 2014 or earlier will have expired.

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