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NHL/NHLPA First Shift

The NHL/NHLPA, Bauer and Hockey Canada are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019-20 application process for the NHL/NHLPA First Shift program. This will mark the sixth season of the program, which has seen 430 programs executed, resulting in more than 16,000 children trying hockey for the first time.

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift is a recruitment program designed to ease kids and their families into the sport of hockey in a fun and welcoming environment. This six-week on-ice trial program is offered to boys and girls aged 6-10 years old, who have never registered to play hockey before. The registration fee is $199 for each participant and includes:

  • Welcome Event – information, education & equipment fitting session
  • Six (6) Learn-to-Play ice session designed by Hockey Canada
  • Complete set of Bauer gear: Helmet with facemask, shoulder pads, elbow pads, neck guard, shorts with jock/jill, pants, hockey socks, shin guards, jersey, gloves, stick and skates
Minor Hockey Association Location Date
Hockey Brandon Brandon October 15, 2019
Ste. Rose Ste. Rose October 16, 2019
Assiniboine Park Winnipeg October 18, 2019
South Winnipeg Winnipeg October 22, 2019
Fort Garry Winnipeg October 23, 2019

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