Below is the process and guidelines to be used when a request is made for an affiliated player to play with an upper level team.
For more information on Affiliations please see Regulation 6 in the Hockey Novice Scotia Regulations.
Online registration must be completed by August 1st. All registrations not completed by that time will have a $50 late fee added.
All Fees will be collected on development weekend (first weekend of November). By doing this we know how many children for each family will be playing Minor Hockey and at what levels they will be playing. Payments may be made in full at that time, or by providing postdated cheques, the final cheque can be dated no later than Jan 15th of current hockey season.
Anyone that does not make arrangements for payment of fees on development weekend will be suspended from all AMHA activities until payment arrangements are made.
Insurance/Admin - $75 (Non-Refundable after November 1st) everyone pays this fee.
Rep Hockey - $775 + Insurance/Admin: Total $850
Recreational/House Hockey – $225 + Insurance/Admin: Total $300
Rep Goalies with their own gear – $325 + Insurance/Admin: Total $400
Learn to Play – $75 + Insurance/Admin($25): Total $100
Sledge Hockey – $75 + Insurance/Admin($25): Total $100
Child 1: 0%
Child 2: 40%
Child 3+: 80%
Discounts are applied by sorting children based on individual fees from highest to lowest. Discounts are not applied to late fees, fees owed from previous seasons or Lottery Buyout fees.
Note: For Refunds, please read our Refund Policy
It is understood that all Rep Teams fundraise to support operational team expenses throughout the year. In order for teams to be insured through Hockey Nova Scotia’s General Insurance Program, Antigonish Minor Hockey needs to know prior to the event to ensure protection for players and officials. Any team that participates in a fundraising activity without a permit is subject to disciplinary action by AMHA.
Ice time and games per team will be set at the beginning of each season by the board of directors. Currently ice time allocation is based on the level for the team. For Example:
Tier 1 teams: Atom AA, Atom A, Pee Wee AAA, Pee Wee AA, Bantam AA, Bantam A, Midget AA, Midget A, and Midget AA female.
Tier 2 teams: All other Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget teams.
Note: Any team that qualifies for Day of Champions, or Provincials will have an additional 4 hours of ice time added to their budget.
All teams have the right to purchase ice times for extra games and practices above set limits when ice is available. This time must be booked through the Ice Coordinator.
Using the above allocation of ice time and referee time, a team budget is created. The budget is created based on the current rate for ice and the ref rates for that division. Each team will be sent invoices during the season (usually starting in January) that will show what ice time they have used and where they are with their budget.
A team close to their limit may be asked to provide a schedule to AMHA for ice time for the remainder of the season and pay in advance. Any prepaid unused ice will be refunded.
Should a team qualify for Provincials or “Day of Champions” AMHA will add an additional 4 hours of ice time to their budget.
Name bars will be permitted on jerseys. Having a name bar on a jersey will be at the discretion of the parent(s) as they are responsible for the jersey. Teams are not permitted to mandate placing name bars on the jerseys.
Each player must provide a postdated cheque in the amount of $75 for April 15th of the current hockey year for each of the jerseys they have in their possession. These cheques must be submitted to AMHA during development weekend. Anyone who does not submit a cheque for their jerseys will be suspended from AMHA activities until the cheque is received.
Jerseys must be returned to AMHA by April 30th of the current hockey year. Returns are to be managed by the team manager working with the equipment coordinator. If the jersey is not returned in reasonable condition the deposit cheque will be cashed.
Note: No deposit is required for IP, Novice, or the Atom/Pee Wee Minor house league jerseys as these are donated each year by Tim Horton's and MacDonalds.
Antigonish Minor Hockey Association (AMHA) is committed to a successful 50-50 lottery program. The lottery is intended to raise funds for the association and to help offset the cost of participation for the members. The association will use lottery proceeds to offset a portion of the operational expenses and to provide the members with a strong development program. Members benefit directly from the lottery by way of reduced membership fees and a direct reward based on individual lottery ticket sales.
Anyone notifying AMHA prior to November 1st will receive a full refund of registration minus a $20 admin fee.
Anyone notifying AMHA after November 1st will receive a refund based on the amount of time they were registered + insurance costs. See table below for breakdown.
AMHA Notified Before
Refund Amount is:
All of registration/rep fees - $20 admin fee (Exception being if player moves to other hockey association. I.E. High School or neighboring Minor Hockey Association)
4/5th of registration/rep fees – HNS Insurance - $20 admin
3/5ths of registration/rep fees - HNS Insurance - $20 admin
2/5ths of registration/rep fees - HNS Insurance - $20 admin
If fees were paid using kitty funds as well as cash, the cash portion of the fees will be refunded first with any remaining refund amounts being returned to the player’s kitty.
If Fees were $400 and $200 paid cash and $200 paid Kitty.
Disclaimer: All fees are subject to review and set before each season at the AGM. AMHA reserves the right to waive fees should the situation warrant it.
If a player is injured and unable to participate fully in the AMHA try out process, his/her parents may
apply in writing or by email, to the President of the AMHA (firstname.lastname@example.org), for
special consideration. The following process will be enacted:
For Novice the tryout process consists of a Hockey Nova Scotia skills test. From this skill test
all participants scores will be used to determine their level of play for the skills sessions we have
as well as for which rep teams they will be playing on. There is no fee for this tryout and it
normally takes place in late September, or early October. Watch the schedule for times and
Note: If you wish for your daughter to play on the Novice Female team please let the organizers
know before the skills test.
With female teams our numbers normally are such that tryouts are not required. The early
season ice for the female teams will be considered development/skills ice time and will come out
of that ice budget. In the event that we have enough females for a division that we require
tryouts then we will consist of 2.5 hours of practice time and 1.5 hours for a Black vs White
Game. Fees for this are $30.
Minor tryouts will consist of 2.5 hours of practice time and 1.5 hours for a Black vs White
Game. Any additional ice time requested for tryouts will be charged to the team.
Note: All tryout fees will be invoiced to individuals and collected as part of rep fees. There is only one tryout fee regardless of how many teams an indivdual end up trying out for.