C Hockey Program

Program Information for C Hockey

  • The season runs from mid- September to the end of February. Teams in playoffs may continue playing in March.
  • All C hockey is recreational with an emphasis on game rules, team play and skill development.
  • There is no body checking in C hockey.
  • Players are expected to make their best effort to attend all games and practices.
  • Teams may have to travel off the North Shore to the Sunshine Coast, Squamish, or Whistler for away games.
  • Teams may go in tournaments over Christmas or long weekends.
  • It is mandatory for teams to take part in the NVMHA tournaments hosted by the association during Thanksgiving (U15 C), Christmas (U11 C and U13 C) and/or Spring Break.
  • All teams are coached, managed and supported by parent volunteers.
  • Each family is expected to contribute to the smooth running of the team by volunteering for a team role.
  • Parents will be encouraged to volunteer at an Association Level to support various NVMHA fundraisers throughout the year.
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C Team General Ice Times

C TEAM assessments take place in early September each year. Teams will be formed prior to the season starting and then will have team assessments to determine appropriate balancing among NVMHA teams on one of these dates. This information will be used to ensure teams are balanced and representative of the overall skill level of the players in the division as per PCAHA rules.
Regular ice times start in mid- late September after the assessment session. Team ice times are selected by the head coach.
Regarding ice times, the following generally applies:

For U11 and U13 C teams – two weekday morning practices a week one at 5:45am and one at 6:45am. There are two practices plus one game (either home or away) per week.

For U15 and U18 C teams – there is one practice per week either on weekday evening or anytime on Saturday or Sunday as well as one home game and one away game per week.
For more specific inquiries regarding ice times, please contact your Division Director. This program will look to run from September- February.

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