NHL/NHLPA First Shift MHA Application to Host - Now OPEN, News (Minor Hockey Alliance of Ontario)

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Jan 15, 2024 | First Shift | 1023 views
NHL/NHLPA First Shift MHA Application to Host - Now OPEN
Attention: Local Hockey Associations

Bauer, Hockey Canada, the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) are pleased to announce the LHA application period to host an NHL/NHLPA First Shift program for the upcoming 2024-25 season is now open!

The 24-25 season will mark the 11th year of the program, which has seen more than 1,500 programs executed, resulting in more than 52,000 young Canadians across the country trying hockey for the first time.

The application period for Local Hockey Associations wishing to host a program in 2024-25 will be held from January 15 to March 15. The objective for 2024-25 is to host 225 programs (Coed, Female, Para Hockey, as well as innovative programming with a focus on equity deserving groups).

Once again, the NHL/NHLPA First Shift program, and its partners, are proud to innovate and work on diversity and inclusion, to ensure that all Canadians can play our game. Host associations are encouraged to work with their local communities to offer programs with a focus on Equity Deserving Groups. As well, we have streamlined our application process, making it easier than ever for associations to select a variety of program offerings – under one simple application. We encourage Local Hockey Associations to share their intentions for any equity, diversity, and inclusion focused programming.

Like 2023-24, the NHL/NHLPA First Shift program will put a strong focus on girls by reserving spots in every COED program – providing more opportunities for young girls to play hockey.

APPLICATION PERIOD

The application period for 2024-25 period begins at 12 PM EST (noon) on January 15 and ends on March 15.
Local Hockey Associations can view more information at www.firstshift.ca or apply to host an event at www.firstshift.ca/for-hosts.

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