About Us

St. John's Minor Hockey Association operates a minor hockey organization for youth in the City of St. John's in cooperation with the Avalon Minor Hockey Association. Players are assigned to each minor hockey association based upon the school in which they are enrolled. Players remain with their minor hockey association as they progress through the school system, and are not required to change associations when they move from junior to senior high school. The following table identifies the schools currently assigned to each minor hockey association:

St. John's Minor Hockey Avalon Minor Hockey
Beaconsfield Junior High
Gonzaga High School
Hazelwood Elementary
Holy Heart High School
Lakecrest School
Larkall Academy
Leary's Brook Junior High
Mary Queen of Peace
Roncolli
St. John Bosco
St. Matthew's Elementary
St. Patrick's Elementary
St. Paul's Junior High
St. Theresa's Elementary
Bishop Abraham
Bishop Field
Bishops College
Brother Rice
Booth Memorial
Cowan Heights Elementary
Holy Cross Elementary
Holy Cross Junior High
IJ Sampson
McPherson Elementary
MacDonald Drive Elementary
MacDonald Drive Junior High
Prince of Wales Collegiate
Rennies River
St. Andrews
St. Bon's
St. Mary's
Vanier Elementary
Virginia Park Elementary

Players attending schools other than those identified above, or have alternative schooling arrangements are assigned to St. John's Minor Hockey Association.

Players participate in either the Caps house league system or the Tri-Com All-Star league. House league practices and games are typically scheduled on Saturday and Sunday, with Tri-Com league practices and games held weeknights from Monday to Friday. There may be variation in this schedule during some seasons to accommodate ice time availability.

SJMHA also provides Female Hockey for girls from nine to nineteen years of age. Players under fourteen years of age participate in leagues with other players pooled from St. John's, Northeast, Avalon, Conception Bay Regional, Mount Pearl and the Goulds hockey associations. Players fifteen years of age and older participate as association based teams in the Metro Female Under 20 Hockey League.



League Structure

As a member of Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador and Hockey Canada, SJMHA offers its minor hockey programme in the following divisional structure:

Initiation Programme

Initiation Programme is designed for boys and girls ages seven and under who are beginning their minor hockey experience. This is a one hour a week "learn to skate" programme. Participants will be divided into groups based upon their skill level and will receive individual support as they become comfortable on the ice.

Squirt

Squirt division is designed for boys and girls aged six and seven who are playing in their first games of organized ice hockey. The programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of a one hour practice and a one hour game. Games are played on half ice to allow the weaker skaters to participate fully.

Novice

Novice division is designed for boys and girls aged seven and eight who have little experience in playing organized ice hockey. The programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of one game and one practice session. Games are played on full ice to allow the players to improve their skating ability on the larger ice surface. Novice hockey will be divided into two divisions based upon age and skill if numbers permit.

Atom

Atom division is designed for boys and girls aged nine and ten who have little experience in playing organized ice hockey. The house league programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of one game and one practice session. The all-star programme is based upon two games per week played with three 10 minute stop time periods. The all-star teams play in the Tri-Com league with club teams representing the other local associations.

Peewee

Peewee division is designed for boys and girls aged eleven and twelve who have some experience in playing organized ice hockey. The house league programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of one game and one practice session. The all-star programme is based upon two games per week played with three 10 minute stop time periods. The all-star teams play in the Tri-Com league with teams representing the other associations.

Bantam

Bantam division is designed for boys and girls aged thirteen and fourteen who are experienced in playing organized ice hockey. The house league programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of mostly games with the occasional practice session. The all-star programme is based upon two games per week played with three 15 minute stop time periods. The all-star teams play in the Tri-Com league with teams representing the other associations.

Midget

Midget division is designed for boys and girls aged fifteen to seventeen who are experienced in playing organized ice hockey. The house league programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of only games. There is no Tri-Com all-star programme in Midget hockey. Elite midget players are eligible to play in the Provincial Major Midget League, or to play Midget AAA/AA hockey in the Doug Marshall Hockey league.

Juvenile

Juvenile division is designed for boys and girls aged seventeen to nineteen who are experienced in playing organized ice hockey. The programme is based upon one games every week. The division will be operated during seasons when numbers warrant.

Female Under 12

The Female Under 12 division is designed for girls aged nine to eleven who have some experience in playing organized ice hockey. The programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of a one hour practice and a one hour game. Currently this division is hosted by Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association with teams comprised of players pooled from all local minor hockey associations. The division operates under the direction of the Metro Female Hockey League. Games are played using the rules established for female hockey.

Female Under 15

The Female Under 15 division is designed for girls aged twelve to fourteen who have some experience in playing organized ice hockey. The programme is based upon two hours per week consisting of a one hour practice and a one hour game. Currently this division is hosted by St. John's Minor Hockey Association with teams comprised of players pooled from all local minor hockey associations. The division operates under the direction of the Metro Female Hockey League. Games are played using the rules established for female hockey.

Female Under 20

The Female Under 20 division is designed for girls aged fifteen to nineteen who have experience with organized ice hockey. The programme is based upon one practice and two games per week. The league operates with association based teams from the various local minor hockey association and teams from the Whitbourne and Harbour Grace areas during seasons when numbers warrant. The division operates under the direction of the Metro Female Hockey League. Games are played using the rules established for female hockey.

Friday Dec 19, 2014
Eastern Ice Breakers Midget Female Regional Team
Friday Dec 19, 2014
Eastern Ice Breakers Bantam Female Regional Team  
Thursday Dec 11, 2014
2014 MIDGET XMAS HUBCAP CUP
Tuesday Oct 21, 2014
TWIN RINKS EMERGENCY EVACUATION PLAN
Saturday Oct 11, 2014
Male U14 led by Coach Wally Bray @HkyNL chaulks up their second win @ACC_2014 today.
Saturday Oct 11, 2014
All 4 @HkyNL teams got in the W column at @ACC_2014 yesterday. Caps officials Ryan Kenny and Grant Hutchings also donnin...
Monday Oct 20, 2014
 Final Eastern Female Bantam Regional Tryouts    
Sunday Sep 28, 2014
RT @HockeyCanada: Congrats Rod Churchill, longtime St. John's hockey volunteer & @CanadianTire's #HeroOfPl...