Frequently Asked Questions
Below is a list of common questions we get from parents and volunteers. If you can't find the answer to your questions here, please feel free to contact us.
Dispute Resolution and Complaint Process
The goal of hockey is the development of your players in a fun and safe environment. In hopes of maintaining positive relationships within BMHA parents are asked to follow the following process.
- If parents or guardians have concerns dealing with coaches, players or game officials, they must approach the team manager to express their concerns. It is requested that all individuals respect a 24 hour ‘cool down period’ where concerns are only taken to the managers 24 hours after the event.
- The manager may possess ample information that may resolve issues. If they do not, the manager may speak with the coach about the concern, or arrange a meeting with the parent and coach.
- Managers must inform Level Coordinators about all complaints. If the team manager is not able to bring resolution to issues, then the Level Coordinator may intervene.
- If the Level Coordinator is unable to resolve the issue, then it will be brought to the attention of the Executive, and may result in intervention.
When does the 2017-2018 season start?
The regular season for Bathurst minor hockey will start October 1st 2017.
At what age can my child start playing minor hockey?
A child can start playing hockey as young as 4 years old.
What are the age categories?
The age categories are the following:
What are the cost of playing hockey in Bathurst?
You will find the pricing chart below. If you have any questions or concerns about the costs, please contact the Bathurst minor hockey association. There are different programs available to help out children who want to start playing hockey and do not have the means to do so.
What equipment will my child need to play hockey?
Here is a list of the required equipment for minor hockey players:
- Helmet with face mask;
- Throat protector;
- Shoulder pads;
- Hockey pants;
- Elbow pads;
- Jock strap/cup;
- Garter belt to hold up hockey socks (there are cups that are in a form of shorts that doubles as a garter belt)
- Shin guards;
- Hockey stick (if your child is new to hockey, it is recommended that the height reaches the shin of the child when he is on his skates);
- Clothes to wear under the equipment (nothing expensive is necessary);
- Hockey tape;
- Water bottle;
- Hockey jersey for practices (Each child will receive a team jersey once the teams are formed);
- Hockey socks for practices (depending on sponsors, some teams will receive socks once the teams are formed.);
- Hockey bag.