U7-Initiation Major



Welcome U7 Major Parents!

Welcome and/or welcome back to Cranbrook Minor Hockey for the 2023-2024 Season!


*For children born in 2017 (Must be 6 on or before Dec 31st 2023)

*Full hockey gear is required with the exception of a mouth guard although it is recommended 

-Helmet (labelled with last name on it; as simple as a piece of tape and a sharpie works!)

-Neck Guard

-Shoulder Pads

-Elbow Pads

-Hockey Gloves

-Athletic Cup

-Hockey Pants

-Shin Pads



-Hockey Bag

-Water bottle -with extended spout is very helpful so they can hydrate through their helmet as they cannot be removed on the ice. 

It is a good idea to label their gear


*Tim Hortons will provide socks and jerseys at the beginning of the season
*The season typically starts mid October and ends mid March. 
*Typically there are 2 ice times per week. Days and times will be decided prior to the beginning of each season when number of kids and teams are determined
*Prior to December 1st, teams can participate in 2 exhibition games and 1 tournament. Games/tournaments  will be booked by coaches/managers and information forwarded to the parents as available.
*After Dec 1st, teams can participate in exhibition games (against other Cranbrook teams and other out of association teams, Kimberley, Fernie etc)and TWO out of town tournaments per season. They do not host a home tournament. 
*Fees for exhibition games outside the previously alloted ice time is to be paid by hosting team. 
*Each tournament has a fee that will be paid by attending teams, divided by # of players attending. 
*If you are interested in volunteering as a coach please see our 'Coaches Corner' section for the requirements
*If you are interested in volunteering as a team manager, please connect with your coach or the Initiation Division Head at u7divcmha@gmail.com 
*Coaches and managers will use TeamSnap to communicate to parents and players, please download this app!

Remember, FUN is the name of the game!


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