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Hockey Convenor TCC -
Jason Abbott

There are three components to registration for hockey:  (if you have already completed your Respect In Sports with a previous child or year it is not required however you will require the certificate number)
Respect In Sports

The parent that is registering their player, if they have never done so in previous seasons, MUST register and complete the 'Respect In Sport Parent Program.'  Please note:  This is a different program than the Coach/Roster Respect in Sport Program and must be completed by any parent registering their child for hockey.  Anyone that has completed the Coach/Roster RIS Program, MUST now complete the Parent RIS Program, BEFORE you will be able to register a child for hockey in the upcoming season.

Subsidy Programs

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. This year, all subsidy applications will be handled by APHA (Assiniboine Park Hockey Association), instead of the home community centres.  Those applying for subsidy must attend the following in-person date: SEPTEMBER 3 at 6:30-8:30pm, Varsity View Sportsplex (Boardroom).  All subsidy applications must be paid, filled out, and completed (with the necessary documentation) at the in-person date or your child will not be allowed on the ice for tryouts.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Turner at

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 Programs

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 Dec 31st.)

APHA Timbits U7

APHA House League - U9

APHA Winterhawks Male Hockey - U11, U13, U15, U18

APHA Polar Bears Female Hockey - U9, U11, U13, U15

APHA AA Rangers - U13, U15, U18

WMHA AAA Wild - U15, U17, U18

Recreation (REC) Hockey - Ages 9 to 18


APHA House League - U9


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.


APHA Winterhawks - U9, U11, U13, U15, U18


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.


APHA Polar Bears Female Hockey - U9, U11, U13, U15


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 - U13, U15, U18


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 September.


AAA Wild - U15, U17, U18


 '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 program.

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