Registration for 2018-19 Canadian Tire First Shift Program Now Open, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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Registration for 2018-19 Canadian Tire First Shift Program Now Open
Submitted By ALLIANCE Hockey on Monday, June 4, 2018
CAMBRIDGE, ON – Over 3,000 participants can now register for the 2018-2019 Canadian Tire First Shift Program, in what will be its largest year within Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF) minor hockey associations.

The First Shift program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families by offering a program that is accessible, affordable, safe and most importantly, fun. At a cost of $199, participants will be fitted for and supplied with head-to-toe BAUER hockey equipment and introduced to Canada’s national winter game during six on-ice sessions facilitated by the minor hockey association. The program is open to both boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 10 years old, who are registering in hockey for the first time.

“Here at the OHF we believe hockey should be accessible and enjoyed by all –  the Canadian Tire First Shift Program helps Ontarians to do just that. We are so grateful to see this avenue help ignite the love of the game to so many new players,” said Tony Foresi, OHF President.

In the program’s fifth year of existence, the Canadian Tire First Shift is well on its way to reaching its goal of successfully transitioning participants into minor hockey associations across the country.

A record number of 3,195 positions are available in 77 programs hosted  by 56 minor hockey associations across the OHF, stretching from St. Catharines to Iroquois Falls, with the complete list included below. The majority of the programs (55) will be hosted in the fall, with an additional 22 programs running in the winter. Registration is now available and can be found atwww.firstshift.ca

Quick Facts

  • Registration opened at 12 p.m. on June 1, 2018 at www.firstshift.ca
  • 77 programs to be hosted in 2018-2019 within the OHF, up from 62 in the 2017-18 season
  • 56 minor hockey associations hosting Canadian Tire Fire Shift Program in 2018-19
  • 192 total programs across Canada – OHF represents 40%
  • A total of 3,195 new participants will be introduced to hockey within the OHF (2295 spots in the Fall, 900 spots in the Winter)

Fall Programs

  • Brampton Hockey Inc. (two sessions)
  • Duffield Sports Club
  • St Catharines CYO MHA
  • Ancaster Avalanche GHA 
  • Woolwich MHA
  • Thornhill Community Hockey League
  • Burlington Lions Optimist MHA
  • Whitby MHA
  • Guelph MHA
  • Milton MHA 
  • Sun Parlour FHA
  • North Durham MHA
  • Greater London Hockey Association
  • Hamilton GHA
  • Coronation MHA (Hamilton)
  • Newmarket MHA
  • Belleville and District GHA
  • Bradford West Gwillimbury MHA
  • Oshawa N.A.S.C. Hockey
  • Mississauga Hockey League
  • Ottawa Valley GHA
  • Cambridge Roadrunners GHA
  • Belle River District MHA
  • Streetsville Hockey League
  • Meadowvale MHA 
  • Weston Minor Hockey League
  • Tavistock and District MHA
  • London Devilettes GHA
  • Ingersoll & District MHA
  • Frontenac Fury GHA
  • Northern Ontario Hockey Association - Sudbury
  • Port Colborne MHA 
  • Napanee District MHA
  • Aurora MHA
  • Essex MHA
  • Lorne Park Clarkson MHA 
  • Temiskaming Shores MHA 
  • Heartland Dragons MHA
  • Applewood Coyotes MHA
  • Northumberland MHA
  • Georgina MHA
  • Erindale Hockey Association

Winter Programs

  • Owen Sound MHA
  • Halton Hills MHA
  • Prince Edward County MHA
  • Stouffville Markham GHA
  • Brantford MHA
  • West Northumberland GHA
  • Stone Mills GHA
  • Brampton Hockey Inc.
  • Duffield Sports Club
  • St Catharines CYO MHA
  • Ancaster Avalanche GHA
  • Woolwich MHA
  • Thornhill Community Hockey League
  • Burlington Lions Optimist MHA
  • Whitby MHA
  • Guelph MHA
  • Milton MHA
  • Sun Parlour FHA
  • North Durham MHA
  • Greater London Hockey Association
  • Hamilton GHA
  • Coronation MHA (Hamilton)

The OHF has been in existence since 1989 and is comprised of seven Member Partners: the Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario (Alliance), the Greater Toronto Hockey League (GTHL), Northern Ontario Hockey Association (NOHA), Ontario Hockey Association (OHA), the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) and the Ontario Women’s Hockey Association (OWHA.)

 

 

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For more information:
Scott Carlow
Coordinator, Development
Ontario Hockey Federation
(226)533-9070 Ext. 9084
[email protected]

 

  

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