For New Parents

Registration for New Players

If this is your child’s first time playing hockey, you will need to create an account with Hockey Canada (   By signing up and creating a participant profile for your child, you will receive a Hockey ID # that is used in the registration process.  It is a good idea to keep record of this ID# as it will not change through the entire duration of your child’s minor hockey anywhere in Canada.


Once you have a Hockey ID#, you will need to link it to West Hants Minor Hockey through our association’s page on Hockey Canada’s site: You only need to do this the first year you play with West Hants.


Once you have a Hockey Canada ID for your player and its linked to our association, you can go ahead and register for the season using our Registration Links.


Parent Training

Our association and Hockey Nova Scotia is committed to providing a positive experience for all minor hockey players, volunteers, and officials. 


To help accomplish this, at least one parent in each player’s family must complete a mandatory Respect In Sport course for their player to participate in Minor Hockey.  You can find the link on the hockey NS website or directly here:  Typically this training is only required once.


Please note that if you have never completed RIS training before, you will be required to set up an account with them.  There is a fee to complete the course (typically $10 to $20).

Equipment and Getting Dressed

Please check out our “Beginners Info” resource if you are looking for information on equipment, how to help players getting dressed, play expectations and general Tips


Please check out our “Budgeting for Hockey” page for more information.

What to Expect in the Season

Your minor hockey experience will be different depending on whether your player is starting out in our U7 division, transitioning from a recreation program to our C-level divisions, or making the jump from our C-level divisions to a rep team (B, A, or AA level). 

Please check out the What to Expect page for more information on our divisions and what you should expect as a hockey parent.