Registration

Let's get the season started!

Fall 2020 Hockey Registration Is now Open!

Registration Overview

Welcome to all new and returning hockey players.   We are pleased that you have decided to play hockey this season and to join in nearly 400 other players from within the Blackburn Minor Hockey Association (BMHA) boundaries in playing either house league or competitive hockey.

Should you be registering in the BMHA?  Check our BMHA Boundaries page or the HEO League Locator site here.


U7- INITIATION PROGRAM

UPDATE (August 27th, 2020) - U7 is Now Accepting New Players!
With the recent decision by Hockey Canada to offer coaching certification courses, U7 is now able to accept new skaters into the program. Parents of players who are new to skating are strongly encouraged to complete the certification so they can assist on the ice. Coaches will have no physical contact with any player that is not their own child.  Thank you for your understanding.

At this time, only skaters who participated in an Initiation Program during the 2019-2020 season (i.e., returning players) will be permitted to register for the October - December 2020 sessions. U7 may accept new U7 skaters in January, 2021 if current Hockey Canada guidelines are revised. The reasons for this difficult decision are:

  1. Hockey Canada's decision not to offer mandatory training for new coaches,
  2. high number of physical contacts between volunteer coaches and new skaters,
  3. higher player to coach ratios in hockey bubbles than in previous years, and
  4. prohibition of parents attendance at several arenas which prevents their assistance with children who are uncomfortable in an unfamiliar environment.

Options for new U7 players in Blackburn catchment area include: Ottawa Senators Hockey Programs, private ice rentals, and outdoor rinks. Questions can be directed to u7_convenor@blackburnstingers.ca, and will be addressed within 48 hours. We appreciate your understanding during these difficult times, and look forward to welcoming new U7 players to the BMHA in the near future.

Registration for the Initiation Program (U7) has been split from the remaining age groups due to the delayed start of its season.

For returning U7 (IP) players,  please click the button above to register for the Initiation Progam (U7) .

REGISTRATION PROCESS

There are a details you should know about our registration process:

  • For those of you who may be interested, please click on the button below for "Help Pay for Hockey". This includes information about accessing free goalie and player equipment.
  • For the 2020-2021 season, registration is to be paid with a one time base fee of $100, followed by monthly instalments of $110.
  • All monthly fees must be fully paid by the 1st of the first month in which the player is starting before participating in on-ice or off-ice activities.
  • All registration must be completed on-line (there is no paper registration form).
  • Registration fees must be paid online through TeamSnap - cheques are no longer accepted.

 

BEFORE YOUR PLAYER HITS THE ICE

  • Medical Liability/Release Form - The completion of the Medical Liability/Release Form is required prior to the respective player being allowed on the ice for player evaluations at the beginning of the season.
  • Fair Play Pledge Form - The BMHA has created the BMHA Fair Play and Safety Program.  As part of the program, parents and players must review and sign the pledge form prior to the beginning of start of regular season games.  More details on the program can be found on our under our Parents page.
  • Respect for Hockey Parents Program  - At least one parent per player registering at either Initiation Program (IP) or Novice levels, or any new player at any level MUST have completed and be able to show evidence of such completion, the mandatory Respect for Hockey Parents Program prior to the respective player’s being able to play any regular season games – the cost of this program is $12 and is separate from the BMHA registration costs. For more information on the Respect for Sports for Parents program, please go to their website here.
  • HEO Rowan’s Law Acknowledgment Form - As of July 1, 2019Rowan’s Law concussion awareness rules came into effect as mandated by the Government of Ontario. The HEO/BMHA is required to have all registered players (and parents if player is under 18 years old) review the concussion awareness resource for their child’s age category and complete the HEO Rowan’s Law Acknowledgment Form. The form must be submitted to their respective convenor either before or at the first sort out session.

Please refer to our For Parents page for more information about playing minor hockey with the Blackburn Stingers.

We continue to support the registration for tryouts at the competitive level.  For players who are successful at tryouts with the Gloucester Rangers or Junior 67s, once we are advised that a player has “made the team”, we will automatically forward all monies* we have received for that player to the respective association.

We have partnered again this season with the Orleans Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and Gloucester Centre Minor Hockey Association (GCMHA) to operate Rep B hockey for our respective players.   Once a player has made the Rep B team ("the Blues"), we will automatically forward all monies* received for that player.

If you have questions about the registration process please contact either the Registrar or a member of the BMHA Board of Directors.

Late Fees will be waived for any new player to hockey whose family is not currently or previously been a member of the BMHA.  In this situation, please contact the Registrar or VP Finance to request the manual adjustment the fees payable.

NOTE: Players will not be registered until all required forms and payments have been received.

*Transfer Monies: "All" does NOT include NSF Fees or Late Fees.

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***REFUND INFORMATION BELOW ONLY APPLIES TO WHEN HOCKEY ACTIVITIES RETURN TO NORMAL ***

REFUND POLICY

All refund requests must be made in writing to the: registrar@blackburnstingers.ca.

Refunds issued will be based on the date that written request is received by the Registrar, as per the following table:

Timeframes Refund Amount
Before Sort outs Full Refund
On or before October 15th 70% refund of registration fee paid
On or before December 1st 40% refund of registration fee paid
After December 1st NO REFUND FOR ANY REASON

 


NEW TO THE BMHA?

All new players must provide proof of residence when registering.

If you HAVE played minor hockey outside of the HEO:

  • You will need to provide proof of residence and the contact information for the Association in which your player last played.
  • BMHA will request a transfer of your child’s records, based on your completed registration form.

If you HAVE played minor hockey inside the HEO, but not in the BMHA:

  • You will need to provide proof of residence and the contact information for the Association in which your player last played.
  • You will need to complete the Declaration of Residence process.  For more information, see HEO Minor website.
  • BMHA will request a transfer of your child’s records, based on your completed registration form and residence declaration.

 If you HAVE NEVER played in any Hockey Canada Association:

  • You must register online, and the registrar will contact with you for additional details needed

Questions regarding to registration may be directed to the Registrar


MOVING OUT OF OR INTO HOCKEY EASTERN ONTARIO?

If you are moving out of or into the HEO area, please refer to the HEO website for more information on the residency change and transfer process.

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