REGISTRATION

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Please read through the information below to ensure you are ready to register through the appropriate registration portal in the gold section near the bottom of this page.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are transferring in from Crowfoot Hockey Association due to the recent boundary change, Hockey Canada will have already transferred you. Please proceed as a returning Bruin by selecting the appropriate registration portal in the gold section near the bottom of this page. If you are not able to proceed with your registration, please contact the BRBHA Administrator admin@bowriverhockey.ca

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GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION

 

BOW RIVER BRUINS HOCKEY ASSOCIATION BOUNDARIES:

 

Players must hold permanent residency on September 1st with one or more parents or legal guardians in one of the following communities:

  • Bowness
  • Crestmont
  • Greenwood
  • Greenbriar
  • Lynx Ridge
  • Montgomery
  • Point McKay
  • Rockland Park
  • Rocky Ridge
  • Royal Oak
  • Trinity Hills
  • Tuscany
  • Valley Ridge

 

 

AGE RANGE OF PLAYERS:

Players must be between the ages of 5 – 17 years of age as of December 31 (Junior C ages 18-21)

 

 

PROOF OF RESIDENCY:

Proof of residency can be asked for at any time.  Documents that will be accepted are:

  • a current utility bill in your name (must include service address as well as mailing address)
  • proof of community school enrollment
  • current GST statement or income tax assessment
  • homeowner/rental insurance statement
  • If moving prior to start of season - a signed purchase/rental agreement with possession date 
  • if moving to a home under construction – a signed builder agreement with possession date

Please note that property tax bills, cell phone bills, and driver’s licenses will NOT be accepted as proof of residency.

 

RESPECT IN SPORT (RIS) PARENT PROGRAM:

All players in Alberta must be connected to a Respect in Sport Certificate.  This program is mandated by Hockey Alberta.  This one (1) hour, online program must be completed by at least 1 parent or guardian of the player. The cost of this course is $12.60 every 4 years.

Parents who completed RIS prior to 2019 will need to re-certify before registering their player.

 

HOCKEY CANADA ID:

Registration will require your player's Hockey Canada ID. If you do not know this you can retrieve it through your Respect Group profile:

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HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Online Registration  for Bow River Community Hockey and Northwest House League Hockey opens through the registration portals at the bottom of this page – JUNE 15th 
  • Please Note: Only members with accounts in good standing will be permitted to register. Once accounts are brought up to date, registration will be allowed.

 

 

PAYMENT METHODS:

On-line registration will accept VISA, VISA Debit, MasterCard, MasterCard Debit, and American Express as the preferred methods of payment.

Arrangements for Money Orders or Cash can be made by contacting the BRBHA Administrator by email admin@bowriverhockey.ca .

BRBHA does NOT accept personal cheques as a form of payment.

Registrations can be paid in full or on a 4 instalment payment plan (25% at time of registration, 25% July 1, 25% Aug 1, and 25% Sept 1)

If you require a different payment arrangement please email your proposal to the BRBHA Administrator  admin@bowriverhockey.ca .

Players will not be permitted to skate with a team until fees are paid in full – All fees are due by September 1.

 

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:  

To view our policy click here:  REFUND POLICY 

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE:

There are options for families who are not able to provide complete payment at the time of registration. If you have questions please direct them to the BRBHA Adminstrator admin@bowriverhockey.ca.

Below are a few of the programs available to families. Please note, these programs have varying deadlines and qualifications and require differing financial documents. It is recommended you familiarize yourself with requirements and gather documents prior to applying.

 

 

  • Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund https://assistfund.hockeycanadafoundation.ca/en/index.html  The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund that has been created to provide help to Canadians experiencing financial challenges. The Assist Fund will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants who are registered with a Hockey Canada-sanctioned association, helping young Canadians get back on the ice in their communities.

 

  • Jumpstart https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca  This program is for low-income families requiring financial assistance with sport registration fees. Grants are awarded up to $300.

 

Applicants are not restricted to the above mentioned programs. Those who do not qualify for funding through any program listed above are welcome to source out a different assistance program on their own. 

It is expected that any remaining fees not covered by any/all assistance program(s) will be covered by the player’s family. This difference must be paid by Sept 1.

  

 

ELITE AA/AAA TRY-OUTS:

 

The cost to play elite hockey is substantially more than community as most teams have travel requirements, more practices and games, and off ice training. Players must try-out to make one of these teams. The cost associated with trying out is paid to NWCAA and GHC.


NORTHWEST CALGARY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION: In Calgary, Elite or “Quadrant” is made up of 4 hockey associations for AA and AAA players, U13 through U18 age. Bow River feeds into quadrant teams at the NWCAA. All players registering for elite team try-outs at NWCAA must also register with Bow River by selecting the $0 Elite Try-out fee. Bow River will not collect any money from you until you are released from tryouts at the elite level.  Bow River Community hockey fees will be due in full at the time of release.

*If you do not register with us during regular registration, the BRBHA will not be able to guarantee your player a spot.


CALGARY FIRE: Girls Hockey Calgary’s elite AA and AAA teams for U13 through U18 are hosted by the CALGARY FIRE. Players registering for elite team try-outs with GHC must indicate whether they wish to remain with GHC or return to Bow River if they are unsuccessful. If their intent is to return to Bow River they must let the Administrator at GHC know. They will also need to register at Bow River by selecting the $0 Elite Try-out fee. Bow River will not collect any money from you until you are released from tryouts at the elite level.  Bow River Community hockey fees will be due in full at the time of release.

*If you do not register with us during regular registration, the BRBHA will not be able to guarantee your player a spot.


Choosing the Elite try-out option in the Bow River registration process only tells BRBHA of your player's intent, it DOES NOT register your player with the NWCAA or GHC. You will need to contact the North West Calgary Athletic Association or  Girls Hockey Calgary directly by visiting their website.

It is the player/parent's responsibility to inform Bow River's administrator whether or not they have made an elite team. Timely communication of this information is crucial so that plans can be made to include the player (or not include as the case may be) in our evaluation process.

 

Still have questions?

 

 

REGISTRATION PORTALS

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BOW RIVER COMMUNITY REGISTRATION 2023-24

 

This registration is for all Bow River Community Hockey players (U7/U9/U11/U13/U15/U18). If you are not a returning player, please follow the steps outlined at the bottom of this page.


Before you begin:

  • Have you read the registration information page?
  • Do you have your player's Hockey Canada ID?
  • Is your Respect in Sport Parent certificate up to date?

Please note: If you need to leave your registration at the payment confirmation step, you may retrieve it again on your TeamSnap desktop version under "My Pending Registrations" by selecting "Finish Now". Please do not start a new registration.

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NW HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION 2023-24

 

This registration is for all NW House League Hockey players (U9/U11/U13). If you are not a returning player, please follow the steps outlined at the bottom of this page.


Before you begin:

  • Have you read the registration information page?
  • Do you have your player's Hockey Canada ID?
  • Is your Respect in Sport Parent certificate up to date?

Please note: If you need to leave your registration at the payment confirmation step, you may retrieve it again on your TeamSnap desktop version under "My Pending Registrations" by selecting "Finish Now". Please do not start a new registration.

BOW RIVER JR C (U21) TRYOUT REGISTRATION 2023-24

 

This registration is for Bow River Junior C (U21) Tryouts.  


Before you begin:

  • Do you have your player's Hockey Canada ID?
  • If your Hockey Canada ID is not under our association in the Hockey Canada Registry (ie. you are registered, or have played somewhere else), please contact the Administrator to be transferred. admin@bowriverhockey.ca

Please note: If you need to leave your registration at the payment confirmation step, you may retrieve it again on your TeamSnap desktop version under "My Pending Registrations" by selecting "Finish Now". Please do not start a new registration.

STEPS FOR NEW BRUINS PRIOR TO REGISTRATION:

ENTIRELY NEW TO HOCKEY

My player has never registered with any minor hockey association before and lives within the Bow River boundaries.

NEW TO BOW RIVER

My player has a Hockey Canada ID and has played for an other minor hockey  association, but will be transferring to the Bow River Bruins.

NEW PLAYER IN OUR FAMILY

We are an existing Bow River family with a new player in our family who has not played minor hockey before.

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