Posts tagged “First Shift

Oct 2019 – 1st Shift – for 1st Time Hockey Players

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift is open to boys and girls, between the ages of 6 and 10 years old*, who have never previously enrolled in minor hockey within Canada.
*To be eligible to participate, children must be born between January 1, 2009 and March 1, 2014.

$199. Registration Fee includes:

  • BAUER Equipment (Head-to-Toe)
  • Welcome Event
  • Equipment fitting demonstration
  • Expert fit session and equipment distribution

On-Ice Experience includes:

  • 6 Weeks, 1 session/week, 1 hour scheduled
  • Focus on Fun and Learn to Play
  • Insurance for participants

Full details:  https://www.firstshift.ca/the-program/

Click here for Participant Registration Form – Alberni Valley Minor Hockey

First Shift Schedule:

October 10th 6:00 pm Multiplex for the Welcome Event and ice sessions will be:

  • Sat Oct 26th 4:00-5:00
  • Tues Oct 29th 5:45-6:45
  • Sat Nov 2nd 4:00-5:00
  • Tues Nov 5th 5:45-6:55
  • Sat Nov 9th 4:00-5:00
  • Mon Nov 11th Time TBD

Any other questions, call/text Angela at 250-735-4474

First Shift – New Players – Spring 2018

Don’t miss this opportunity to have your child try the game of hockey!
Sign up before March 11th.
This program has introduced more than 100 new players to Alberni Valley Minor Hockey.
Be sure to register NOW!
Welcome event will be March 11, 2018 at the Multiplex Upper Lounge at 6:00 pm.
FIRST ice session – April 3rd at 6:30 pm

“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