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Banff Minor Hockey Programs

Banff Minor Hockey offers three programs for kids age 5 through 13 (U15 not offered 22-23). Intro to Hockey (ages 5-8) allow players to learn basic skills while rotating through positions.  Minor Hockey (ages 9-14) refines position, skills, and team play in a competitive environment. Pond offers practice and shinny without weekend commitments for kids (age rage TBD)

Objectives & Expected Level Of Play By Division

Intro to Hockey: Under-7 (U7)

Introducing basic skating and hockey skills in a safe and fun environment.

  • Ages 5 & 6 (as of Dec 31)
  • Half-ice play
  • October through March
  • Practice twice a week
  • Home and away tournaments
  • No weekend games
  • Child should be able to stand and move on their own on skates
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Intro to Hockey: Under-9 (U9)

Developing skating skills and building confidence through Hockey Canada's Intro to Hockey program.

  • Ages 7 & 8 (as of Dec 31)
  • Half-ice play, no scorekeeping
  • Rotate through all positions
  • September through March
  • Practice twice a week
  • Home and away exhibition games
  • Home and away tournaments
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Under-11 (U11)

Skills development that allows for players to experience various postions while accommodating those who have already decided their position.

  • Ages 9 & 10 (as of Dec 31)
  • Full ice, scorekeeping, offsides
  • September through March
  • Practice twice a week
  • Home and away league games
  • Home and away tournaments
  • Playoffs
  • Play within the Rockies House League
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Under-13 (U13)

Goals are fun, refining of individual tactics and introduction to team play.

  • Ages 11-12 (as of Dec 31)
  • September through March
  • 45% Technical skills
  • 25% Individual tactics
  • 10% Team tactics
  • 10% Team play
  • 10% Strategy
  • Position specialization
  • Play within the Rockies House League
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Under-15 (U15)

Goals are fun, refining team play and introduction to team strategy.

  • Not being offered for 2022-23 season
  • Ages 13-14 (as of Dec 31)
  • September through March
  • 45% Technical skills
  • 15% Individual tactics
  • 20% Team tactics
  • 15% Team play
  • 10% Strategy
  • Position specialization
  • Play within Rockies House League
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Pond (Rec)

A flexible environment that develops skills and abilities while reducing costs and travel.

  • Ages categories TBD depending on registration, but anticipate at least an age spread of 3 years
  • October through March
  • Two hours ice time a week
  • Weekly skills session
  • Weekly scrimmage
  • No weekend commitments
  • Lower cost
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Contact Info

Banff Minor Hockey Association
Box 1954
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1B7

president@banffminorhockey.com

Our Programs

Three programs to fit your child's needs.

Team Schedules

Will not be released until registration is complete and the Town releases their ice schedule.

Tournaments

Dates TBD