Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League
Players’ Association (NHLPA) are pleased to announce the launch of the
application process for the 2020-21 NHL/NHLPA
First Shift program. The 2020-21 season will mark the seventh year of the
program, which has seen more than 800 programs executed,
resulting in more than 30,000 girls and boys across
the country trying hockey for the first time.
Local hockey associations are encouraged to review the application criteria and submit an online
application if they wish to be selected as a host community for FALL 2020, WINTER 2021 and new this upcoming season, SPRING 2021.
All program details and criteria, as well as the application form are available at www.firstshift.ca/for-hosts/. The objective for 2020-21 season is to host a minimum of 225 programs (coed, all girls and Para hockey), with a potential of more the 8,200 participants.