Need Help With Costs of Hockey? Here Are Some Options To Look Into
Please check out this guide
'Everyone Can Play'
for a Complete Guide to all the options available. The following are a few relevant to hockey
JUMPSTART PROGRAM – The General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres and Canadian Tire Jumpstart are working together to offer assistant so your child care participate in programs at your local Community Centre. Applications and information can be found at
General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC) – Community Centre Program Registration Fee Subsidy. This program is designed to assist those children/youth who would not otherwise be able to participate in Community Centre activities. This grant is available to Community Centres. The applications are available through your sport Convenor. See Page 10 of the
'Everyone Can Play'
guide for eligibility and application process.
Canadian Tire - The First Shift is designed to provide NEW hockey families with a positive first experience. They have designed a program that is accessible, affordable and fun. Check the following link to register if you are a FIRST TIME HOCKEY PLAYER.
Hockey Registration Opens August 1
Team Manager Information
Welcome back to another year of hockey. The APHA website is now updated with all of your hockey information for the 2015-2106 season, all information including fees, volunteer bonds and payment options are included. We encourage you to register as early as possible so we can look at our numbers in each age category. You will also notice that your try out times are already posted for the fall, if you have a concern please contact either the hockey director running your try out or your own, you will find them on our directory or your community clubs. If you are a 5/6 or 7/8 parent that is not trying out for 8A1 then you will be notified by your community club when your IP skates will occur. If you are looking at AA or AAA you need to follow their websites for more info.
Tuxedo House League Introduction Letter
Respect in Sport, Information for Parents, Registration, Fees, Tryouts:
Registration & Payment On Line:
AA Rangers Registration:
Important Information for Tuxedo Hockey Teams
Please read the following letter that outlines new procedures for Tuxedo Hockey Teams. This letter also contains information on setting up a bank account, jersey handling procedures and deposits, Ice Draft, sponsorship rules,jersey management, apparel and sock ordering information
Tuxedo Community Centre Hockey Team Letter
If you are considering requesting age advancement for your child, the
deadline for these requests is the last day of registration. Make your
intentions known to us in writing. You should know that the decision on
whether to age advance a player will be based on whether the player to be
advanced is so dominant at their age group that the same aged players would
benefit from the said player's advancement. Also it should be noted that
the age category the player to be advanced is leaving, would not incur a
problem with the number of remaining players that put its viability in
jeopardy as a result of the advancement. Just because age advancement is
requested is no guarantee that it will be approved. These situations occur
The Hockey Handbook produced by TCC (Tuxedo CC), SJFCC (Sir John Franklin
CC) and RHCC (River Heights CC), outlines our hockey programs from start to
finish with specific details. The handbook is available at registration.
The hockey programs offered at Tuxedo CC are Winnipeg Minor Hockey
Association (WMHA) programs and therefore, are directed by the WMHA board.
The male and female programs are designed for kids of all ages and skill
levels. The Winnipeg Minor Hockey Association is broken up into area
associations and Tuxedo CC participates in the Assiniboine Park Hockey
Association (APHA). The APHA is comprised of 7 Community Centers, from east
to west, River Heights (RH), Sir John Franklin (SJF), Tuxedo (Tux), Varsity
View (VV), Roblin Park (RP), Westdale (WD) and Phoenix (PH). These 7 Clubs
are further broken down into the APHA East comprised of Tux, SJF, and RH,
and the APHA West which is comprised of VV, RP, WD and PH.
Children participating in the Novice (8 yrs old) through Juvenile (18 yrs
old) programs are participating as members of the APHA. As such the team
they play for will be determined by the amalgamations for their age group
across the APHA. Because of changing demographics there may be a need at
any age group to group players from across the APHA to ensure there are
sufficient players for tryouts and team formation. Therefore the community
club that you register at is not necessarily the club that will host your
child's team. This is quite common at 14 yrs old and up, but can
occasionally happen at the younger ages as well.
The Programs are as follows: (Ages are based on the Players age achieved by
APHA House League - Ages 8 and Under
Tuxedo participates in an area association House League with five other
APHA Community Centers. Each of the Community Centers form teams in two
categories; 7 and 8 year olds play in one category. Six year olds and under
participate in another category. Each Community Center forms as many teams
as possible based on their registration numbers. The season consists of 18
to 20 indoor and outdoor games starting in November and winding up in
February. Teams will play 1 or 2 games per week and weather permitting,
they will practice once and sometimes twice per week. The 7/8 category
completes the season with a double knock out playoff. The league is
designed to focus on skill development and participation,
NOT competition. Boys and girls are welcome.
The registration fees include a 6- 8 week Initiation Program for all
participants. The indoor Initiation Program will be run over about 6 -8
consecutive weekends starting in October prior to the start of the season.
The program is geared towards kids of all skill levels. The House League
program is a wonderful program for children interested in hockey, so don't
hesitate to sign-up and give it a try.
WMHA 'A' Hockey - Ages 8 to 17
Tuxedo Community Center amalgamates with other APHA Centers to form teams
in all age and skill categories under the guidelines of the APHA and WMHA.
The 3 centers maintain a Hockey Handbook, which is available at the time of
registration. The Hockey Handbook explains in detail, responsibilities of
convenors, coaches, parents and players. It also describes the unique
evaluation process (tryouts) utilized to place each player on teams
appropriate to his/her skill level. The 'A' program offers three
skill level categories for ages 9 to 17, A1, A2 and A3. The 8 year old
program is unique in that it only offers an A1 category. Please review the
handbook for specifics on the evaluation process and forward any questions
to one of the Tuxedo Hockey Convenors.
The teams are formed at the end of September and beginning of October and
the season begins early in November. There are 18 regular season games and
a double knock out playoff, which will end in mid to late March. Teams play
one or two games per week with at least two practices per week. Teams will
also typically participate in 2 or more tournaments during the season,
depending on the interests of the coaches, players and parents. Travel
within the city is required. Boys and Girls are welcome to register and
registration fees will vary by age category. Typically parents will be
asked for additional team fees once the teams are formed. The fees go
towards socks, name-bars, tournaments and extra practices. The team fees
are set out in Tuxedo, River Heights & Sir John Franklin CC's Hockey
Handbook. Fundraising is commonly done to offset team fees. Please refer to
the Hockey Handbook for details regarding team fees and/or consult with one
of the Tuxedo Hockey Convenors.
WMHA Female Hockey - Ages 9 to 18
Female hockey is growing! The team formations and league structure is very
similar to the WMHA 'A' Hockey program. Once again Tuxedo
amalgamates with other APHA community centers to form teams. Please
register your daughter for female hockey on the hockey registration dates.
Registration fees vary by age.
APHA Double-A (AA) Rangers - Ages 11 to 17
WMHA offers a 'AA' program, which is a step up from the
'A' program. The APHA form one 'AA' team in each age
category from all seven APHA community centers. The 'AA' program
still focuses on participation, but is also a highly competitive hockey
program. Teams will play more games, practice more and participate in more
tournaments. As a result registration and team fees will be higher than the
'A' program. There will be a fee of $50 to $100.00 for tryouts
depending on how many on ice tryouts the player attends. Registration fees
will be approximately $600.00 and team fees will be approximately another
$500.00. Fundraising can offset team fees. Registration for 'AA'
is not held at Tuxedo. It is generally held at Roblin Park Community Center
each year, typically the last week of August or the first few days in
WMHA Triple-A (AAA) Monarchs - Ages 13 to 17
WMHA 'AAA' hockey is the highest competitive level of hockey
offered in Winnipeg for boys aged 13 to 17. There are only 4 teams in the
city in each age category and teams may travel to other Manitoba districts
to play. Like 'AA', teams will charge for tryouts and fees will
be significantly higher. Registration is approximately $1000.00 and each
team has an aggressive fundraising program for team expenses. Registration
is usually held at the St. James Civic Centre one evening in Mid to late
August each year.
Recreation (REC) Hockey - Ages 9 to 18
Any inquiries regarding this type of program along with all registration must
be done with River Heights Community Centre directly as neither Tuxedo
Community Centre nor the APHA have any affiliation or association with this
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