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Bauer & Hockey Canada FIRST SHIFT Program

FirstLineNew_NavLogoVecPort Alberni has been selected to once again host Canadian Tire / Bauer and Hockey Canada First Shift program for the 2016/2017 season.

“The First Shift makes the hockey experience possible for everyone. We provide all the equipment and necessities for the program so all you have to do is show up and get involved. Our goal is to change the way hockey is offered to bring 1,000,000 new families into the sport worldwide over the next 10 years.”


This program includes:

 BAUER equipment, head to toe.

  • Helmet Combo including Facemask
  • Shoulder & Elbow Pads
  • Base Layer Top w/ Neck Guard
  • Jersey, Pants, Socks
  • Shin Guards
  • Jock/Jill Under Protective Shorts (for boys & girls)
  • Gloves, Stick & Skates


  • Program Overview, Education
  • Introduction to on ice instructors
  • Expert Fit Session & Equipment Collection


  • 6 Weeks, 1x/week, 1 hour
  • Consistent day and time
  • Focus on fun; precursor to ‘learn to skate’
  • 1:4 Instructors: Participants Ratio
This program is FULL.  (Maximum 45 players)

AVMHA Update – September 22, 2016

Welcome/orientation October 3rd upstairs at the Multiplex. Ice time each Friday as per the following dates will be 5:15-6:15 (Left side – Coulson Rink).

  • Oct 14  –  Oct 21  –  Oct 28  –  Nov 4  –  Nov 18  –  Nov 25
  • No ice (Nov. 11th – Remembrance Day)

Arrive approximately 40-45 minutes ahead (for dressing if not arriving in gear).  For first day and have name taped big and bold to front of helmet.

AVMHA Update – October 7, 2016

Photos from the Orientation Session, Oct. 3rd.



 This is a good link…


…Announces that the program may be returning in the spring and preparing kids for next hockey season. Interested parents should contact me to get put on the waiting list.

For more information/registration, contact Angela Cole – ang.mikecole@gmail.com – 250-735-4474

Kids that complete the First Shift program are eligible to register for the regular minor hockey program for December 2016.

Please contact the AVMHA office to make arrangements before Nov. 15th.

“First Shift” Brings New Players to Hockey – Update


(Nov. 30, 2015) – Shaw TV Port Alberni produced a video on the “First Shift” program.  Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/E0jSMNXYU9A 





Helping Kids Fall in Love with Hockey

The First Shift was a joint partnership between Hockey Canada and Bauer and brought to our community by Alberni Valley Minor Hockey Association.

The program is designed to have kids fall in love with hockey who previously had not been able to play.

Kids are geared up in hockey equipment (they get to keep) from head to toe and are given 6 ice times with 12 coaches and assistants making the ratio almost 3 kids per coach, all for $199 entry fee!

It’s fantastic for kids to learn and a great positive way to start a sport.

We had 37 boys and girls (ages 6-10) sign up and receive over $600 in brand new high end gear from Bauer & Hockey Canada to start their new sport with 6 dedicated ice times and 13 coaches/helpers!

Special thanks to Canadian Tire, Pacific Chevrolet and AV Minor Hockey and our volunteer coaches, for participating in the success of this program.


Oct. 27, 2015 – Registration Night



First Shift – First Ice Session


Hockey Canada


The First Shift