Initiation Overview (Newcastle Village Minor Hockey Association)

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Initiation Division Mandate New 2017-2018

Hockey Canada has announced the following mandate for the Initiation Division:

“To accept the recommendation that the Initiation age group shall only use cross ice, or half ice for all game play effective the 2017-18 season. Full ice games shall not be permitted.”

 The Initiation Program serves as the foundation upon which the entire minor hockey association

is built. Youngsters at every level of play benefit from getting the “right start” in the game. The

Initiation Program is crucial in building the skills of house league and competitive players alike.

Children learn through participating in practice drills and informal modified games. The

Initiation Program is closely aligned with Hockey Canada’s Long-Term Player Development

(LTPD) Model.


Further details on the changes can be found here:

2. OMHA news
Printed from on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 1:35 PM