News and Announcements


Tom Renney Return to Play video

Hockey Canada has developed a Return to Hockey framework that will review eight areas that have been identified as opportunities to improve or align our efforts with the customer experience at the grassroots level. Although each focus is unique in its challenges and solutions, there must be collaboration to ensure a shared outcome of a safe return to hockey.

Areas of Focus:
Customer Engagement: Hockey Canada is committed to gathering first-hand data and direction, directly from current and future players, coaches and officials, and grassroots organizers, to shape the Return to Hockey and future state of the game.

Regulations: Hockey Canada will review existing regulations and their impact on how and when we Return to Hockey; these will include transition regulations that may be required, taking into consideration timing, health protocols, and league and geographical structure.

Safety & Protocols: How & When We Resume Play – Hockey Canada will develop consistent and clearly-defined guidelines for returning to hockey for all Members, partners and leagues to follow to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

Officiating: Hockey Canada will review existing training and certification programs for officials to ensure a national officiating certification program that can be delivered consistently, safely and effectively from coast to coast to coast.

Coaching: Hockey Canada will review existing certification and training programs for coaches to ensure a national coach certification program that can be delivered consistently, safely and effectively from coast to coast to coast.

Seasonal Structure, Delivery Model & Registration: Hockey Canada will review the current seasonal structure, delivery model and registration process and make recommendations for post-COVID-19 adaptations, including but not limited to:
Contingency plans on possible Return to Hockey dates, including an evaluation of the impact on player pathways.
Modified programming required for adaptive seasonal structures (starts late, finishes early, etc.)
An effective delivery model for hockey post-COVID-19, including implications for local hockey associations, ice facilities, etc.
Current registration processes, including improving accessibility for all families.

Events, High-Performance Hockey & National Teams: Hockey Canada will review and recommend a strategy to determine how future championships are conducted given the potential cancellation of summer camps and the possibility of shortened seasons.

Marketing & Communications: Hockey Canada is committed to communicating all nationally-focused developments to educate participants on when and how we will return to the game.

Please find attached a memo form our Board of Directors regarding the announcement of the U-10 & U-11 Head Coaches for 2020-2021.

The document U-10___U-11_Coach_announcement.pdf was attached to this post.


The TMHA Board of Directors are very pleased to announce the acquisition of the Timmins Flyers U-18 “A” Hockey team beginning the 2020-2021 season. Please read the official communication release attached on behalf of the TMHA Board.

The document Timmins_Flyers_announcement_April_2__2020.pdf was attached to this post.

TMHA would like to thank Shawn McArthur for his time and dedication to TMHA and scheduling over the past few years. We wish him well in his future endeavors.

TMHA is pleased to announce the appointment of Rick Lamothe as the new TMHA scheduler beginning this coming 2020-2021 season.


Timmins Minor Hockey have released their proposed U-9, U-8 and the U-7 Initiation program for the upcoming season which are in line with Hockey Canada’s Player Pathways structure. The menus on the left on our website outline the proposed structure of teams within the program for this coming 2020-2021 season. This will allow players to develop within their own specific age category. Programming will be delivered through a progressive, learn-to-play teaching curriculum that spans the seven and eight-year-old age groups. Children learn best through participating in practice drills and sessions.

The program consists of four levels of instruction, designed specifically for young hockey players. Each level consists of a series of practice plans (lesson plans) that follow a defined path of progressions. The skills of skating, puck control, passing and shooting are introduced and refined in a progressive, one-step-at-a-time manner. Although the emphasis is on fun and skill development, hockey at these ages should also allow youngsters to experience fitness, fair play and cooperation.

The specific player HC pathways for each age category can be found in the menu above under player pathways. Online registration for our programs coming soon!