Returning Player Registration

2023/24  REGISTRATION:

  • Online Returning Player registration dates have changed.  Please read carefully. 
  • “Returning Player” will be defined as a player who was registered with AMHA in the immediate preceding season.  This includes players considered “Return to Home Association” by PCAHA,  BC Hockey.
  • Payment options--Please note, AMHA only accepts e-transfers.
  • U11 skaters trying out for Rep--no position selection 
  • U9 players please note Policy 2, 6.2.6 on the AMHA website

Registration Information for 2023/24 Season--Please read carefully.

Important Dates Date
Online Registration Opens May 31, 9am
Returning Player Online Registration May 31-June 11
U6-9 Registration—New players born in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 ONLY Please contact on or after June 1 amha@abbotsfordminorhockey.ca
Loss of “Returning Player” status June 12
Sibling Registration June 12
New Player Registration June 15
Full Payment due August 1
Late Payment Fee Assessed ($50) Payments received after August 1
Last day to purchase Rep Tryout (unless Transfer/New Player) August 15
Last day to withdraw and receive partial refund (unless deemed “Risk Player”) September 14—U11 and above

September 30-- U6-9


ALL RETURNING SKATERS

As was done last year, registration for returning skaters will be done online.  The online registration system will be active from May 31 at 9:00am to June 11 at 11:59pm.   Please note the following: 

    • PLEASE ENSURE TO “CHECK OUT” TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION ORDER
  • Returning players who do not register online by 11:59pm, June 11 will no longer hold the status of a “Returning Player '' and will be required to register as a new member at open registration, on a first come first served basis.
  • Upon completion of online registration, full payment is due by August 1, e-transfer only.

ALL RETURNING GOALTENDERS 

    • The number of goaltenders that will be registered to AMHA for the 2023/24 season will be based on the number of teams fielded.  
    • A maximum of two goaltenders per team throughout all divisions will be the final number of goaltenders accepted, with the exception of the U18 division.
  • Registration will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.  
  • Returning goaltenders may be placed on a waitlist should space not be available.  
  • Goaltenders will be released off the waitlist, onto teams, on a first come, first served basis. 
  • All registrations will be accepted as per registration guideline.  
  • Returning goaltenders who do not register online by 11:59 pm, June 11 will no longer hold the status of a “Returning Player” and will be required to register as a new member at open registration, on a first come first served basis.
  • Upon completion of online registration, full payment is due by August 1, e-transfer only.

 

IN ORDER TO COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION:

  • Go to www.abbotsfordminorhockey.ca 
  • You will be linked to the Hockey Canada Registry online registration page, login screen.
  • New users will be required to create an account.
  • PLEASE ENSURE TO “CHECK OUT” TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION ORDER
  • Payment is due in full August 1 by e-transfer.
  • Should you have any difficulty completing online registration please contact AMHA’s Administrator for assistance.

 

U18 PLAYERS ATTENDING HOCKEY CANADA SANCTIONED ABOVE MINOR CAMP

Returning U18 players who will be attending Hockey Canada sanctioned Above Minor camps and would like a spot held for them must purchase the Hold Fee.

A Hold Fee is designed to act as a method of “insurance” so that if a player finds they need to return to AMHA there is a spot that has been held for them. This does not mean they are guaranteed a spot on a rep team, it does mean they will not be placed on a waitlist.

  • Only those players who have paid a hold fee will have a spot reserved for them until January 10th.
  • Up to and including November 1st in any given year, players will be allowed to return to the Association, whether they have been released or decide not to continue with the Above Minor team and attend tryouts for their age level Rep team. 
  • After November 1st up to and including January 10th, a player who quits an Above Minor team will not be eligible to play either on a Rep team or “C” team for his division but will be moved up to the U21 team (if space available).
  • After November 1st up to and including January 10th, players who have paid the hold fee will be allowed to return to AMHA and play on their age level rep team, if they have been released from a Above Minor team. (maximum 19 players rostered; including 2 goalies)
  • Players who have paid a hold fee must pay the full pro-rated registration fee plus the pro-rated carding fee for the balance of the season. Players who return prior to the last Saturday in September will also pay a pro-rated tryout fee.
  • Released players are required to notify AMHA within 48 hours with their intent to return. Failing to do so, will result in forfeit of the hold fee.
  • Returning players who have not paid the hold fee will be placed to the C division (if space permits) and will be required to pay pro-rated registration fee (7 months September - March).  
  • Players must contact Registrar PRIOR to going on the ice.  
  • The AMHA endeavors to accommodate all players returning to the AMHA to maintain continuity in the minor hockey experience however when players choose to leave the AMHA for Above Minor and/or Sport School opportunities the AMHA must conduct business in the best interest of its current active members. 

PLAYERS ATTENDING SPORTS SCHOOL  

Returning players who will be attending Sport School camps and would like a spot held for them must purchase the Hold Fee.

A Hold Fee is designed to act as a method of “insurance” so that if a player finds they need to return to AMHA there is a spot that has been held for them. This does not mean they are guaranteed a spot on a rep team, it does mean they will not be placed on a waitlist.

  • Returning players who attend Sports School programming and/or activities and would like a spot held for them must register online as per regular registration procedures and state they request a hold.
  • Only those players who have requested a hold fee will have a spot reserved for them until September 14th at which time their hold fee will automatically be relinquished. The acceptance back into the AMHA will be subject to AMHA availability. 
  • After September 15th and should space permit the player would enter into the AMHA tryout procedure as per AMHA Tryout Guidelines.
  • Players who have paid a hold fee must pay the full pro-rated registration fee plus the pro-rated carding fee for the balance of the season. Players who return prior to the last Saturday in September will also pay a pro-rated tryout fee.
  • Released players are required to notify AMHA within 48 hours with their intent to return.  Failing to do so, will result in forfeit of the hold fee.
  • Returning players who have not paid the hold fee will be placed to the Rec division (if space permits) and will be required to pay pro-rated registration fee.  
  • Players must contact Registrar PRIOR to going on ice.  
  • The AMHA endeavors to accommodate all players returning to the AMHA to maintain continuity in the minor hockey experience however when players choose to leave the AMHA for Above Minor and/or Sport School opportunities the AMHA must conduct business in the best interest of its current active members. 

Hold Fee:

  • When registering online, please select the Hold Fee.
  • Payment of the Hold Fee only is required at time of online registration. Please do not send payment for registration fees or rep tryout fees when paying the Hold Fee.
  • PLEASE ENSURE TO “CHECK OUT” TO COMPLETE REGISTRATION ORDER
  • Hold fees are non-refundable
  • Registered players will have the option to convert to and purchase the Hold Fee up until 24 hours before AMHA Tryouts start.  Please note, in order to exercise this option, players MUST be registered with AMHA.


PAYMENT OF REGISTRATION FEES

Upon completion of online registration, payment must be provided to AMHA by August 1.  Please note the following important details:

  • AMHA will accept payment for registration in the form of e-transfer.
  • Please double-check your payment amount to ensure it reflects the current season’s fees.
  • Late Payment Fee-- All payments received after August 1st will be subject to a $50 late payment fee. 

Financial Assistance:

  • AMHA recognizes that hockey is an expensive sport.  There are a number of local organizations that are available to provide financial assistance to families.  In addition, families who are experiencing personal financial hardship may apply to AMHA for assistance with "basic registration fees".  Should you require financial assistance, please contact the Administrator.  

* Jersey deposit – $150 jersey deposit is required for all U15, U18 and U21 players. Team Managers will collect the jersey deposit and submit it to the Association Treasurer.  At the end of the season, players will return their jerseys to the team manager, who will then submit to the association.  The association will issue refunds to the team based on the number of jerseys returned. Players that do not return their jerseys will lose the deposit.

NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION OPTIONS: U6-U9  Registration, Sibling Registration and New Player require the following documents to register:

  • Player Registration Form 
  • Birth Certificate
  • CareCard
  • 2 proofs of residence (utility bills preferred, must be full first page including tear-off paystub portion)  
  • Phone bills (solely) of any kind will not be accepted as proof of residence

U6-U9 REGISTRATION

New players in the U6-9 age group (born 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015) will have the opportunity to register prior to older aged players.  ONLY players born in these years are eligible.  NO EXCEPTIONS. Please see above list of required documents.  Please contact Rhonda at amha@abbotsfordminorhockey.ca

 

SIBLING REGISTRATION

Siblings of returning players are required to register in person.  Please note that siblings are considered new players and FULL registration information is required.  Please see above for a list of required documents.

 

NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION

New players are required to register with FULL registration information and documents. Please see above for a list of required documents.


REFUND POLICY

  • Please review the refund section of the AMHA Policies which can be accessed on the AMHA website at www.abbotsfordminorhockey.ca for full details on registration refunds. 
  • There are NO refunds for rep tryout fees after Midnight August 15th.

 

FEMALE PLAYERS

AMHA will accept registrations from female players wishing to play on integrated teams.  Female players wishing to participate on all female teams may contact the Abbotsford Female Minor Hockey Association at www.abbotsfordfemalehockey.com or (604) 855-7166.

 

AMHA ADMINISTRATOR CONTACT INFORMATION

Rhonda Bencze    Email: amha@abbotsfordminorhockey.ca   Phone:  604-832-8295

Abbotsford Minor Hockey Association

The AMHA is a Non-Profit Society Registered within the Province of British Columbia. The objective of the AMHA is to build our people of tomorrow using hockey as its vehicle.

Contact Info

AMHA
By Mail: P.O. Box 114
Abbotsford, BC
V2T 6Z5

604.852.8295

amha@abbotsfordminorhockey.ca