Manager's Information

Thank you for volunteering for this position!!

Our association is entirely parent-ran so we would not be successful without our dedicated volunteers!

The information below is mostly directed at our recreation managers.

More to come for our rep team managers!


 ***As of the 2023-2024 season, all managers are required to complete

Respect in Sport (for activity leaders) Concussion Awareness, and the Criminal Record Check. 


Before you can sign up for those courses, you will need two things; a Hockey Canada Number (HCR#) and Spordle account with yourself added as a participant


1) Hockey Canada Number (HCR#)             

     If you have ever played or coached you will already have an HCR #. 

     If you do not already have an HCR #, you can obtain one by emailiing our registrar at 


2) Spordle Account with yourself added as a participant

If your child has played hockey in previous years, you should already have a Spordle account as it was required for you to log in and sign waivers.

If you already have an account....

You can log in and add yourself as a participant by searching your date of birth or with the Hockey Canada                      number given to you by CMHA registrar (see step one above)


If you do not already have a Spordle will need to create one. For instructions on how to do this Click Here


Once the above two steps are completed, you can sign up for the required coures and complete the criminal record check.

To complete Respect in Sport Click Here

To complete Concussion Awareness Click Here

For criminal record check Click Here




Genral Duties of Team Managers 

-Make contact with the teams parents and welcome them to the team

-In cooperation with the coaches, arrange a team meeting at the very start of the season so you can meet the parents, provide necessary information and answer any questions Simply meeting in the lobby or outside the rink after the first practice works!

-Using TeamSnap (see below) update the schedule 

-For games/tournaments, ensure there are volunteers in place as needed (clock, penalty box, score keeping etc)

-Hand out and collect forms for team pictures and assist with organizing your team on picture night. 


Team Communication

-Once the season begins, you will be the first point of contact for parents for any questions, concerns etc.  If you require assistance, you can contact your teams head coach and if needed, your division head. 

-Wherever possible, please avoid emailing our registrar without first asking your coach/divison head 

-All teams use the TeamSnap app as the main form of communication

-Our registrar will create the TeamSnap accounts, upload all the player information, and give the manager ‘administrative’ allowances so you can make changes/additions and do scheduling etc. Please do not set up your own TeamSnap account

-Your job will be to upload the schedule for the ice times as they are provided to you by your division head. 


Team Staff/Volunteers

-Each team needs at least one qualified coach, and numerous assistant coaches and bench helpers. Click Here for more information on coaching qualifications. 

-In cooperation with the coach and division head, make sure each team has at least one qualified safety person. 

This role can be held by any parent and does not have to be a coach. The safety person needs to be committed to being at the arena for all the ice times, especially games. It is beneficial to have more than one to ensure coverage. 

For detailed information for how to become the safety person, click Click Here



-In cooperation with the division head, you will need to obtain jerseys/socks, pucks, first aid kids and other team equipment from CMHA and hand them out to the team. At the end of the season, you'll need to help gather and return them.There should be a record of who has what equipment to assist with retrieving it at the end of the season. If socks are supplied by CMHA, they do not have to be returned

***A $500 per team equipment deposit needs to be collected and sent to CMHA by the end of October. U7 Minor/Major and U11 house teams are only required to pay $100 per team as they are sponsored by Tim Hortons/McDonalds and they get to keep their jerseys at the end of the season. 

-As noted above, U7 and U11 recreation teams will get jerseys and socks provided brand new each season from Timbit Hockey and McAtom Hockey. They are theirs to to keep at the end of the year. Names can be ironed on as long as they do not cover the stop sign. Players Bench can provide this service. 

-U9, U13, U15 and U18  recreation will need to purchase their own socks. Once you have your jersey color, visit Players Bench for assitance with ordering. Include this cost in your team fees that you will collect from parents. 

-U9, U13, U15 and U18 recreation can stitch on name bars as long as they do not cover the stop sign and can be removed at the end of the season. Parents may be responsible for replacing any damanged jersey's. Name bars can be ordered at Players Bench for around $10


Team Fees

In addtion the the above equipment deposit, you will need to collect team fees for the following

*Team socks 

*Tournament fees- See below for more information 

*Any swag ordered

*Team parties, coaches gifts etc

-Contact your division head for payment options. Players may be able to email transfer directly to your division head or you can collect cash etc


Gaming Licenses

This is a very important part of manager duties when organizing raffles, 50/50 draws etc for tournaments. Please see the gaming section or our website Gaming


Season Outline For Each Age Group

-U7 Minor has one practice per week and they do not participate in games or tournaments.

-All other recreation teams will have 2.25 hours of ice per week. **Any ice booked outside of this ice allowance will be billed direclty to that team 

-U7 Major and up can participate in 2 out of town tournaments per season. Additonally, they can participate in the Kimberley Minor Hockey tournament as a second 'home tournament'

-U9 and up can host a home tournament, if ice allows.

-For U7 and U9 there is no score kept during games.


As early in the season as possible, you should start searching tournament options as they fill up very fast. 

Click Here for a how to for search for/book away tournaments. 


**Please keep in mind that the goal of recreation hockey is to be kept affordable and accessible.

Please consult with your team and make sure it is affordable before committing to games/tournaments . 

EK League


Recreation teams in U11 and up are part of the EK League. Click the link below to read very important information regarding the season outline and what to expect in this legaue 


Ek Structure and Season Outline


-Click here Player Relief Request EK Games to request relief players

-Click here for more information for the HiSports App HiSports App Install 

-Click here for HiSports Scorekeeping Guide for scorekeeping information

-Click here for a blank score sheet HiSports Game Notes Scratch Pad (if you wish to write it out and add it to the app later)

-Click here for Spordle Play for the admin and scorekeeping site 




Important Forms and Links


 Travel Permit For all divisions. Needs to be completed and submitted 2 weeks in advance

Needs to be submitted for....

1)Any game played outside of our region (East Kootenay's) 

2)Any home game played against a non Cranbrook team.


**Does not need to be submitted for games played in the EK League. 


Out of Province Travel Permit For all divisions. Needs to be completed and submitted 2 weeks in advance for any game played outside of our provinice. 


Western Financial Place Safety Information


Hockey Canada Minor Hockey Managers Guide


Zero Tolerance of Abuse of Officials  Signed by our team staff and visiting teams coaches 


Medical History Form for Players


Injury Report Form- to be completed anytime a CMHA player is injured on the ice. Keep a copy and give one to the players parents. 





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