Registration is now open for the 2023-2024 Hockey Season. Registration closes July 31st. Late fees will be assessed after that date. STEMHA reserves the right to cap roster sizes.
Please visit www.stemha.ca or https://register.hockeycanada.ca/home to begin your registration. If you are new to hockey, you will need to create a new parent account, and from there you can link all members of your family. Once you are logged in and have linked all family members, you may proceed to registering.
STEMHA is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual STEMHA Golf Tournament on September 10th @ Scotswood Links in Elm Creek. More details to follow soon. STEMHA will also be hosting a Halloween Social on Saturday, October 28th in St. Francois. If you are interested in volunteering at either event, please reach out to Amber Dyck – firstname.lastname@example.org
EARLY SEASON START
Ice times have been booked at the Warren Arena for STEMHA players U7 to U15. This will allow everyone to get back on the ice sooner than we usually would in the St. Eustache Arena. Practices will begin the week of September 11th. The U9-U15 teams will have approximately 5 ice times in September. The U7 teams will have 2 skates later in September. Your manager/coach will update you with dates and times once teams are formed. If a U18 team is formed early enough, STEMHA will look at booking early ice for them as well.
Warren ice-times are included in your regular season fees.
CALL FOR COACHES
If you are interested in coaching for the 2023-2024 season, please fill out the Coach Application form. This is for all head coaches and assistant coaches.
STEMHA has a coach selection process to ensure quality coaches are selected in a fair and consistent manner.
Please review the Coach Application, Selection Process, Volunteer Letter, Fair Play Code of Conduct, and St. Eustache Arena Code of Conduct. These can be downloaded from our website: www.stemha.ca
Note: Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Checks must be done every two years for all volunteer coaches. Applicants may provide completed checks with application or commit to providing this in a timely manner once selected. Both checks can be completed via e-mail by sending your completed forms, photos of 2 pieces of ID and the attached volunteer letter to RCMP.DHeadingley-DHeadingley.GRC@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Thank you to all those who apply. STEMHA recognizes and appreciates the dedication and hours that coaches put into developing our players and ensuring they have fun!
Hockey Manitoba is focused on expanding female hockey within the province. Based on the success of our U9 Female and U11 Female teams last season, STEMHA is excited to build on this again during the 2023-2024 season. Based on our forecasted numbers, we should have the opportunity to form an all-girls team at the U9, U11, and U13 levels this year! There are a growing number of programs for girls in hockey and we’re excited for STEMHA’s female athletes to be a part of it. Once again, our female teams will be playing in the Eastern Manitoba Female Hockey League. More information is available on their website: https://www.emfhl.com/
If you or your player is undecided, the following links are great resources:
If you are new to St. Eustache Hockey, please do not hesitate to ask us any questions you may have. We encourage new players at all skill and age levels!!
We are open to feedback and suggestions! Please share your ideas with us and we'll be sure to discuss at a future board meeting. All members are welcome to attend board meetings and meeting dates will be posted on the website www.stemha.ca.
The St. Eustache Minor Hockey Association
CC: STEMHA Board
BCC: STEMHA Members
Please review the attached document for all registration information and frequently asked questions.
Registration closes July 31st.
6 and under
8 and under
10 and under
12 and under
14 and under
17 and under
Payment can be made in full or in three installments. Installments will follow the below schedule:
Initial Payment – 25%
Oct 1 – remaining 50%
Nov 1 – remaining 50%
All fees are paid online via Paysafe by Netbanx. This is a secure service used by many online sports registration sites. Should payment by cheque be required, please contact Registrar@STEMHA.ca to make arrangements.
Fundraising fees will not be collected for the 2023-2024 season and fundraising packages will not be dispersed
Full refunds will be granted should a player withdraw prior to October 1st for any reason. A 50% refund will be granted if a player withdraws prior to November 30th. Withdrawal on or after December 1st will not result in any refund. Player withdrawal's must be submitted in writing to the registrar prior to the above scheduled dates. Please allow up to two weeks for refund approval, and an additional two weeks for processing.
Fundraising fees (if collected) will not be refunded. Tournament fees (if collected) will not be refunded. Should a player be asked to leave a team for any reason, a refund will not be issued.
We understand that exceptions may occur and will review each request on a case-by-case basis.
If due to circumstances outside the control of STEMHA, the season does not begin or is cancelled at any point, the STEMHA Board of Directors may change the refund policy and will provide information at that time. Full fees will be collected from all players, as we will do our best to maximize ice opportunities within the Public Health regulations at the time. Any refunds will be distributed once the hockey season is complete.
Q1. When can I register?
A. Registration is open from July 7th-July 31st. Fees for all age groups increase by $50.00 after July 31st... There is no in-person registration; all registrations must be completed online.
Q2. How do I register?
Step 1 - Visit our website at www.stemha.ca and follow the link to the Hockey Canada registration site. https://register.hockeycanada.ca/home
Step 2 – log into Hockey Canada Registration accounts
New users will be required to create a new account within the HCR page. Click Sign Up.
Enter an e-mail address and a password.
The platform will verify that your e-mail address is not already in use with another account. Be sure to check your junk mail for the HCR 3.0 Access verification code.
This account is a family account. Only one account is required to register multiple family members.
Step 3 – Link Family Members
Go to My Account, Dashboard
Click Link a member
Search by using full spelling of first and last names and date of birth, or by HCR ID #
Step 4 – from the home page select Register to Play
Filter by Hockey Manitoba
Search for STEMHA
Step 5 – Select your program based on the age of the player. Note separate registration options for players who returning or are new to STEMHA.
Q3. What if our child has never played hockey before?
A. Follow steps above in Q2 to create a user account and player profile. Then select the first- time player registration option for the appropriate age group. A copy of the player’s birth certificate must be e-mailed to Registrar@STEMHA.ca and one parent/guardian must complete “Respect in Sport for Parents” online course.
Q4. What if our child has previously played hockey with another association and we are new to STEMHA?
A. Follow the steps provided above in Q2. Once you have registered HCR will advise STEMHA of a new member. STEMHA will then contact you to complete the transfer process.
Q5. Can I register more than one player at a time?
A. Yes. Complete each individual child’s registration. Add each child to your cart and proceed to register your next child. When you have completed registering all children then proceed to check out and payment stage.
Q6. What forms of payments are available?
A. Online payment is accepted by credit card (Visa and Mastercard). This is the preferred method of payment. Should payment by cheque be required, please contact Registrar@STEMHA.ca to make arrangements.
Non-Sufficient Funds: STEMHA charges $20 NSF fee for any cheques that we are not able to cash. This is the fee that the bank charges that we need to recoup.
Q7. Can I pay by cash?
A. Cash will not be accepted. Credit card is the preferred method of payment. If credit card payment is not an option for a family, please email our registrar at Registrar@STEMHA.ca to request the option of paying via cheque.
Q8. Is a payment plan available?
A. Yes. Online credit card payments will have an initial payment of 25% of the fees, followed by two equal payments processed on October 1, and November 1. Please refer to Payment Plan chart above.
Q9. Will there be a tax receipt for the Manitoba Fitness Tax Credit?
A. Yes. You can print a copy of the registration and payment form for taxation use.
Q10. Do we need to indicate our child’s position?
A. Yes, it is mandatory in the Hockey Canada system to select a position. However, for all age groups, the position selected will have no bearing on the team they play on during the year or their on-ice play.
Q11. How do I update our personal information? (Address; contact names & numbers etc.)
A. The online registration is each player’s Hockey Canada membership ID number and profile. Within each player’s ID/profile there are many information areas; phone; address; guardian; etc.. Many of these fields are mandatory and the system will not let you proceed without entering it. Updates can be made from within your user account in each individual’s profile.
**It will be each parent(s) responsibility to ensure all the information is current and updated. This information is used by STEMHA, Hockey Manitoba, and Hockey Canada for important team contacts and notifications***
Q12. Is the registration site secure?
A. Yes. It uses a secure connection for online registration and payments.
Q13. Who has my Credit Card info?
A. Hockey Canada and STEMHA do not store or have access to any credit card information provided for payments. Online payments are processed by our payment provider, Paysafe by NetBanx which is one of two merchants approved by Hockey Canada. Payment will show on your statement as “St. Eustache Hockey 2048643054”
Q14: Is financial assistance available?
KidSport provides grants to kids from families facing financial barriers to participate in registered sport programs and experience the lifelong benefits of a season of sport. KidSport Manitoba provides grants of up to $300 per eligible kid, per year (January 1st - December 31st) towards sport registration fees.
Funding is administered by KidSport Manitoba's Regional Offices. Information and application can be found on their website: https://kidsportcanada.ca/manitoba/south/apply-for-a-grant/
The Hockey Canada Foundation Assist Fund is a $1 million fund dedicated to helping young Canadians return to hockey during and after COVID-19. It will provide up to $500 per player in registration fee subsidies to approved applicants registered with a sanctioned Hockey Canada association.
Visit their website for more info: https://assistfund.hockeycanadafoundation.ca/en/index.html
PLEASE NOTE: STEMHA Fees are due as per schedule. If financial assistance or funding is received, STEMHA will apply to account and issue credit/refund as necessary.
Q15: Do I need to complete Respect in Sport for Parents?
In order for a child to be eligible to play on a sanctioned Hockey Manitoba team this online course must be completed by at least one parent or legal guardian of any minor hockey player before November 1, 2022. If parents have previously completed, you are not required to complete again. This online program only takes about 1 hour to complete, and the cost is $12 plus GST. STEMHA does not receive any money from this program as it is mandated through Hockey Manitoba. If you do not take the course by November 1, 2021, your player(s) will not be allowed on the ice. Please make sure to add all of your children (who will be registering for hockey) to your RIS Parent Program profile. Details and link to Respect in Sport for Parents can be found on www.stemha.ca or Hockey Manitoba’s website.
Q16: Do I need to register with STEMHA if player is trying out for a U15 Regional Team?
Yes. STEMHA is requesting that all U15 players who wish to try-out for the regional U15 team register with St. Eustache by July 31st. This will allow for the try-outs as well as for STEMHA to determine if a U15 team is possible. If the U15 player makes the regional team, they will be released. If the player does not try-out or does not make the regional team, they are to play on St. Eustache U15 house team.
The HCR 3.0 site requires a minimum fee that covers the Hockey MB fees. Please choose the full payment option, rather than payment plan. These fees will be refunded, and full fees can be made to the team where the player will play the season.