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NHL/NHLPA First Shift

Do you have a child aged 6 to 10 years old who is ready to fall in love with hockey? Registration is now open for the 2020 – 2021 NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program.

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift program is designed to ensure a positive, low-cost experience for new-to-hockey families. We want families to experience the game at its best — to understand why so many Canadians feel an inherent love for the sport, and to stimulate a desire for continued participation.

Hockey Manitoba is proud to be hosting three programs this season which are currently available for registration:

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift program makes the game:

  • Affordable
  • Manageable (Time commitment)
  • Safe
  • Fun

Participant Registration Fee of $199.00 includes:

  • BAUER equipment (head to toe)
  • Welcome event
  • Equipment fitting demonstration
  • Expert fit session and equipment distribution

On-ice experience including:

  • 6 weeks, 1 session/week, 1 hour on a consistent day and time
  • Focus on Fun and Learn to Play
  • Insurance for participants

Hockey Canada has created a fun curriculum that focuses on:

  • Small areas games and skills stations active
  • Wide variety of skating skills, puck handling, passing and shooting exercises
  • Discovering the sport through a variety of basic motor movement patterns
  • Fun games to ensure participants enjoy a full range of hockey experiences

Praise and encouragement will serve as the foundation of the instructor’s approach to working with all participants.

For more information on the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program please visit