REGISTRATION

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Please read through the information below to ensure you are ready to register through the appropriate portal at the bottom of this page.

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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
  • Tuscany
  • Valley Ridge

 

 

AGE RANGE OF PLAYERS:

Players must be between the ages of 5 – 17 years of age as of December 31

 

 

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 2017 will need to re-certify before registering their player.

 

HOCKEY CANADA ID:

Registration will require your player's Hockey Canada ID.

The Hockey Canada Registry is undergoing an update so the traditional method of retrieving your player's Hockey Canada ID is currently unavailable. Please contact the BRBHA Administrator if you need yours. BRBHAadmin@bowriverhockey.ca

 

HOW TO REGISTER:

  • Online Registration  for Bow River Community Hockey and Northwest House League Hockey opens through the links at the bottom of this page – JULY 1st 
  • 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 brbhaadmin@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% Aug 1, 25% Sept 1, and 25% Sept 15 )

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

Players will not be permitted to skate with a team until fees are paid in full – All fees are due by September 15.

 

 

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS:

Registration fees will be refunded based upon the following schedule:

  • Notice provided prior to start of your age group evaluations – 100% of fees
  • Notice provided prior to end of the player’s last evaluation (and before a Coach Pick game, if applicable) - 75% of fees
  • Notice provided prior to December 1st and subject to BRBHA Board of Directors approval, in the event of a medically documented withdrawal or a player moving out of the BRBHA boundaries - 50% of fees
  • Notice provided after December 1st – no refund provided

An administrative fee of $50 will be will be applied to all refunds.

 

 

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 brbhaadmin@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.

This program provides assistance to low-income families with up to a maximum of $700 per registered player in minor hockey.

For more information on FESP funding, contact Pam Douglas at the Hockey Calgary office at pam.douglas@hockeycalgary.com.

  • 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 as a result of COVID-19. 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 prior to team skates.

  

NORTH WEST CALGARY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (NWCAA) TRYOUTS:

In Calgary, “Quadrant Hockey” is made up of 4 hockey associations for AA and AAA players, U13 through U18 age. Bow River feeds into the NWCAA. The cost to play quadrant hockey is substantially more than community, most teams have travel requirements, more practices and games, and off ice training. Players must tryout for these teams. 

U13, U15 & U18 Players who are trying out for the AA/AAA NWCAA teams must follow the regular registration process for BRBHA.

You will select the $0 U13, U15 or U18 Hockey NWCAA Tryout option with BRBHA through the regular Bow River registration process. By doing so, you secure your player's spot with Bow River should your player not make one of the NWCAA teams. We use this information to help plan for the season. Please register with BOTH BRBHA and the NWCAA through their respective websites

Payment will only be collected by Bow River if your child is cut from the NWCAA.

PLEASE NOTE:  Choosing the NWCAA Quadrant Tryout option in the Bow River registration process only tells BRBHA of your player's intent, it DOES NOT register your player with the NWCAA. You will need to contact the North West Calgary Athletic Association directly by visiting their website.

It is the player/parent's responsibility to inform Bow River's administrator whether or not they have made a NWCAA 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

BOW RIVER COMMUNITY REGISTRATION 2021-22

 

This registration is for all Bow River Community Hockey players. 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.

NW HOUSE LEAGUE REGISTRATION 2021-22

 

This registration is for all NW House League Hockey players. 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.

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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