Nepean Minor Hockey Association

Initiation Program


Game & Practice Schedule

Information for Parents of Novice and Initiation Players.
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    Who Can Play IP?

    • Any child born on or before December 31, 2014 can register for the 2018/19 hockey season.  The IP division for 2018/19 is for players born in 2012, 2013 and 2014.
    • Never skated?  No problem!  Our program is designed to teach young players skating fundamentals including balance, stride, turning and stopping; all in a fun and supportive environment.  Our instructors work with each player, and before you know it, they will be blazing a trail up and down the ice.

    How are the Players Divided Among Teams?

    • There can be up to 18 IP teams in any given season.  Teams are split between “IP1” and “IP2” depending on whether the player has played before.  Players new to hockey will generally fall into IP1 and players with a year or two of IP under their belt will generally play IP2.  This allows the instructors to focus the drills and lessons appropriate to the skill set, and the players to grow and develop as a group. IP2 players will have an opportunity to try out goaltending equipment and receive some goalie-specific instruction.
    • Each team will need a parent representative to act as the point of contact for that team and disseminate information from the NMHA to the team and vice-versa.  The parent representative will need a valid police record check, as well as both the Respect in Sport Activity Leader and Gender Identity and Expression programs.  Details on this will come out once the teams are established.
    • One parent/guardian per household will need to have completed the Respect in Sport Parent program before their child is placed on a team. (Click Here for more Info)

    When does it start and how long is the season?

    • There will be an OPTIONAL skate for first-time players in early September.  Once available, the schedule will be posted to the NMHA website at  Timeslots will be alphabetical.  Completed registration and full hockey equipment is necessary for participation.
    • The season will begin mid-September, and last approximately through the second weekend of April.

    What is the Schedule?

    • Approximately two hours per week as follows:
    • To start, one practice per week on the weekend.  The times and location will vary.  Practices will be 50 minutes in duration.
    • Mid-way through the season, a mini-game will be added. These games are played cross-ice.


    Questions?  Email

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Registration for players born in 2012, 2013 & 2014 (Timbits Initiation Program)

Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8:00am – noon

New players born on or before December 31, 2014 may register in person, on a first-come, first-served basis, starting on Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 8:00am – noon at the NMHA hockey office located at Walter Baker Sports Centre, 100 Malvern Drive, 2nd floor.

Registration is on-going throughout the summer during summer office hours. Please check the NMHA website frequently for summer hour updates.

You will require proof of age for your child (birth certificate or passport) along with proof of residency in Nepean. This can be your Enbridge or Hydro bill. A driver’s license is NOT proof of residency.

There will be an early September OPTIONAL skate for first-time players only. You must be a registered player to participate and players must be in full hockey gear. Please check back with this page, the schedule will be posted once it is available. All players will be contacted via email by mid-September with their assigned team and schedule for the first

Thank you,
Jodi Parker
Initiation Director

Required Equipment - Initiation Program

Please insure your child is properly equipped. Below is a listing of the required equipment. To insure their safety, if your child does not have all the equipment listed below they will not be permitted on the ice.

NMHA Initiation Program

Initiation Director:

Game & Practice Schedule
Updated Oct 23, 2017

Suspension Reporting

NMHA Officials Compliment/Complaint Form

NMHA New Officials Application Form 2018-2019

Affiliation Request

Respect in Sport - Parent Program

Gender Identity and Expression Course

Available Ice