New Player FAQ
All New Players are required to register in person. Please refer to the registration page for specific details.
Your child must be 5 by December 31st.
When you register, you will be informed whether your child has a confirmed spot or will be on the waitlist. If your child is on a waiting list, you will be contacted by the AMHA registrar as soon as a spot becomes available.
It is our goal to have every child who desires to play, playing. If space does not permit your child to play for the upcoming season, the registrar will be able to offer alternate options.
AMHA accepts e-transfers and credit cards.
Please refer to the AMHA Policy Manual for specific details regarding a refund.
While specific dates are still yet to be announced, you can expect Rep Tryouts to start in late August/early September. “C” division evaluations start in early September. Please keep an eye on the website for schedules and firm dates.
Unfortunately, AMHA is not able to accommodate requests to play for specific coaches as this creates difficulties balancing teams.
Unfortunately, AMHA is not able to accommodate requests to play with friends as this creates difficulty balancing teams. With the exception of rep, AMHA attempts to place siblings in the same division on the same team.
Evaluation schedules will be posted on the AMHA website. Once teams are formed, teams will have a website with important team information including schedules.
Minor Hockey requires that players play within the boundaries of where they reside. If you expect to move before the start of the season, you may be granted a conditional approval until such time as you can provide documentation of the new residency. If you do not plan to move until sometime into the season, you will be required to register with the association within the community you are currently living.
You must reside within the Municipality of Abbotsford and Sumas Mountain unorganized territory with the following exception:
The Western Boundary is defined as:
- 276th Street (#1 Freeway north to the Fraser River)
- 280th Street (0 Avenue north to the #1 Freeway).
Players living on the west side of this boundary are required to register with Aldergrove Minor Hockey.
What do the different divisions mean?
u6 5 yr olds
u7 6 yr olds
u8 7 yr olds
u9 8 yr olds
u11 9 and 10 yr olds
u13 11 and 12 yr olds
u15 13 and 14 yr olds
u18 15-17 yr olds
u21 over the age of 18.
***This means they will be the specified age by December 31st.***
What do fees cover?
Player fees pay for game and practice ice, insurance, referee fees and the use of a game jersey. A portion of the fees cover the administrative costs of the association and membership fees for PCAHA, BC Hockey and Hockey Canada. Fees are also used to pay for coach development courses and for equipment such as pucks and first aid kits.
Other than registration fees, are there other fees and expenses throughout the season?
Teams may collect additional fees or fundraise to pay for tournament entry fees and other team expenses. In general, team fees for Recreational hockey can range from $100-300. This will be discussed and voted on as a team at the start of the season.
My child would like to play hockey but I am not able to afford it. Is financial help available?
Yes! Many local organizations have funding available to help cover registration fees. If you would like more details, please speak to the registrar and she will be happy to assist you.
I want to know what days my child will play. Why is it not the same every week?
Unfortunately hockey is not an activity that provides a rigid schedule each week. Teams rotate to play other teams (including teams from Chilliwack, Mission and Hope) based on the ice available. Therefore practice times must rotate as well.
I heard there are female hockey teams, my daughter is 6. Can she play on the female team?
AMHA welcomes female players of all ages and skill levels however we are an integrated association and do not have teams strictly dedicated to female hockey. Abbotsford Female Hockey Association is an option for parents looking for a female association.