Registration for the 2017-2018 hockey season is now open.
Registration fees include all games and basic team practice ice for House League and Initiation Program players. Practice ice over and above that basic amount will be charged to the teams at the NMHA blended ice rate. Basic team practice ice is defined as approximately 12 hours for the age groups Novice to Bantam, and 6 hours in Midget. In keeping with prior practice, the discounted registration fee for a 4th or subsequent child will continue, but the family must still pay the practice ice portion of these rates ($125 per child). Practice ice assignments will be contingent on availability of both the ice and the team using it.
In our continuing efforts to reduce the costs of operations, the Nepean Minor Hockey Association will no longer be accepting cheques for registration fees beginning with the 2017-2018 season.
Credit and Debit cards will be the only acceptable method of payment.
To register for the 2017-2018 we will offer 2 options:
Cheques mailed or deposited at the office will not be processed.
Please note that cheques for team operations (e.g. sweater deposits, ice payments etc.) will still be accepted.
Any other methods of payment (e.g. financial assistance etc.), special arrangements can be made with the office.
All refund requests must be made in writing to the: firstname.lastname@example.org or the NMHA office.
All refunds are paid by NMHA cheque and must be collected from the NMHA office. The NMHA does not mail out refund cheques. Registered players transferring out to play in another Association will receive refunds, as noted above. The NMHA does not transfer fee payments to other organizations.
Players can withdraw from NMHA camps with a partial refund up to one (1) week before each camp session begins. Camps require a commitment of time and ice resources on the part of the NMHA, so withdrawals after a camp begins are not eligible for a refund. The refund will be subject to an administration fee of 10%.
There is an administration fee applied to all refunds based on the date that the Registrar or the NMHA office receives the written request, as detailed in the following table:
|Before August 31||5% of registration fee paid|
|September 1 – October 15||10% of registration fee paid|
|October 16 – November 30||30% of registration fee paid|
|December 1 – January 10, 2018||50% of registration fee paid|
|After January 10, 2018||NO REFUND FOR ANY REASON|
The NMHA does not permit online registration for new players. Please read the 2017-2018 Registration Information sheet and register either in person or by mail to the NMHA address noted here and in the Information Sheet, on or after June 1.
The NMHA registers only players who live within its boundaries (the old City of Nepean). If you are unsure about where to register, please refer to the interactive maps at the HEO Minor website.
All new players must provide proof of residence when registering. The following paragraphs assist with the process of registering. The description “Outside of the HEO Minor” includes all Associations under Hockey Canada, under USA Hockey, or any other international ice hockey federation.
If you HAVE played minor hockey outside of the HEO Minor
If you HAVE played minor hockey inside the HEO Minor, but not in the NMHA
If you HAVE NEVER played in any Hockey Canada Associations
Mail the registration form along with a money order or cheque made payable to NMHA:
Nepean Minor Hockey Association
Room 203, 100 Malvern Drive
Walter Baker Sports Centre
Nepean, Ontario, Canada K2J 2G5
Complete information can be found on the HEO Minor website.
The following chart shows where the money is spent from registration fees. This is an average for all players in the Nepean Minor Hockey Association, but it reflects the percentages involved very accurately. The NMHA receives money from other sources, notably, sponsorships and bingo, but that money is mostly used to defray administrative costs and to offer specialized skills clinics to our members. This in turn helps the NMHA to keep fee increases to a minimum, as ice costs increase dramatically. As you can see, 57% of your registration fees are required just to pay for game and practice ice.
The NMHA supplies team sweaters, which MUST be returned at the end of the season. A deposit is required for a group of sweaters loaned to a team. This deposit is FULLY refundable at the end of the season, providing no damage has occurred to the sweaters. Sweaters can only be picked up for the whole team (not individually). NMHA sweaters are NOT to be worn during practices.
Goalie parents are responsible for providing goalie equipment for their child. The NMHA offers a goalie equipment rental service as one option. See the Goalie Equipment Rental web page for information on rates and office location. Goalie pads, blocker/trapper and chest protector can be rented. Goalie sticks and “cow-catchers” (i.e. plastic throat protector) are NOT available for rent and must be provided by the parent. One of the benefits of renting is that the goalie’s team is required to reimburse a portion of the rental cost once the season starts. The dates for season rentals are usually scheduled in late August / early September so the goalie can have the equipment in time for goalie conditioning camp (if applicable) and sort-out's. The dates and times are posted on the Goalie Equipment Rental web page by the first week in August. Summer rentals are also available. See the webpage for more information.
Once your child has been assigned to a House League or Competitive team, you will be asked for more $$$ to cover the costs of practice ice, exhibition games, tournament registrations, team parties, etc. These "team" fees are paid, to the team, in 3 or 4 installments over the course of the season. A team meeting is held, at the beginning of the season, to discuss budgets, tournaments, coach's rules, etc. That is the time to voice your opinion to the Coach/Manager. If you strongly disagree with the budget, you have the option of removing your child from the team. Remember, the "majority rules" in any decision making process. House League teams can expect to pay up to a maximum of $350 per player, while added costs for Competitive teams range between $600 - $1,200 per player. These costs are approximate only. Some teams have been known to cost more. All these extra costs are solely at the discretion of the players' parents.
Questions pertaining to registration can be directed to Gail Wistaff at the Hockey Office (613-825-1590).
If you are moving out of the HEO Minor area or into the HEO Minor area, please refer to the HEO Minor website for more information on the residency change and transfer process.
As the association is completely driven by volunteers, and the association continues to grow at a rapid pace; the need for volunteers continues to grow as well. The board needs your help, so please volunteer to help move this association forward for the kids. We all want the kids to play hockey and that can only occur if we all help to make it happen. During the registration process you will be able to volunteer to help.
Unlike many organizations, we do not insist on a payment in lieu of volunteering, but as we grow, the demand for volunteers keeps increasing.
The NMHA wants to ensure people understand what they are volunteering for when you sign up, and we are providing the following guidelines for the different positions available.