application period for local hockey associations wishing to host the NHL/NHLPA
First Shift in 2023-24 is NOW OPEN!
A truly unique experience designed to help kids fall in love
with hockey. The six-week learn to play program continues to focus on having
fun while learning basic skills. Full head-to-toe Bauer equipment is
included with registration.
The NHL/NHLPA First Shift mission is to change the way
hockey is offered, to inspire new families to join our community, and enroll
their kids in our sport. Because of the program’s belief in all that hockey has
to offer kids, their families and our communities, the NHL/NHLPA First Shift
was designed to make hockey accessible, affordable, safe and most importantly,
The plan for 2023-24 is to host more than 225 programs
programs (coed, all girls and para hockey) resulting in the potential
registration of more the 7,500 participants.
The NHL/NHLPA First Shift partners are committed to ensuring
the program and the sport of hockey welcomes participants, no matter the race,
gender, religion, ability, or sexual orientation. A more inclusive future
creates avenues for new players across all backgrounds the chance to inspire
the next generations on and off the ice. We believe diversity makes us all
stronger and want to ensure opportunities are available for everyone to be
welcomed into the hockey community.
We encourage Local Hockey Associations to share their
intentions for any equity, diversity and inclusion focused programming.
For more information on the program please go to www.firstshift.ca or apply immediately to
host an event by CLICKING HERE.