Through the various programs set by the Association, the CDMHA is attempting to give an opportunity for all participants to play in the level where the caliber of play is equal to their ability and provides a wholesome environment and an experience for personal growth in team play.
Hockey Canada developed the Initiation Program to make children’s first contact with hockey a safe and positive experience. It’s a structured, learn to play hockey program designed to introduce beginners to the game’s basic skills. It enables participants to become contributing members of a team effort, develop self-confidence, and experience a sense of personal achievement. These goals are achieved in an atmosphere of fun and fair play.
Recreational Hockey - Local League
The Local League will provide the grass roots development base for minor hockey in CDMHA. This level will provide an opportunity for fun and physical exercise in a team environment. Emphasis will be on improving skills, learning rules of the game and fair play. All players will abide by the rules and regulations of the Association and its governing bodies.
Rep teams will be comprised of players who desire a high level of competition and are willing to make a tremendous commitment in time and finances to the operation of the team.
These players will try out in September and October and the successful candidates will be chosen to represent CDMHA in the Novice through Juvenile age categories.