Programs (Hamilton Minor Hockey Initiation Program)



Program: U5-U8 Hockey

  • The Initiation Program is designed for 4-7 year-olds. 

  • It teaches basic hockey and skating skills.

  • The Initiation Program plays games via Cross-Ice Hockey. 

  • Cross-ice hockey emphasizes fun while spending time developing all basic hockey fundamentals.

  • The program also helps train new coaches with all on-ice instruction and gameplay.  

  • During game slots, coaches will lead their teams in one-hour sessions.


What's Included:

  • Option 1: U5-U7 - 20-Week Program (2x a week = 39 Hr Program)

  • Option 2: U5-U7 - 20-Week Program (1x a week = 20 Hr Program)

  • Option 3: U8 - 20-Week Program (2x a week = 39 Hr Program)

  • Professional Instruction with Sandy Velenosi and Staff ( 

  • Super Saturday, March 2025 (details provided later in the season)

  • A Team Jersey and Hockey Socks provided

  • Player Picture Day - Saturday, November 16th & Sunday, November 17th, 2024. 

  • Season play early Oct 2024 - March 2025.

  • Ice Times rotate between 8am-1pm on Saturdays and Sundays at Mohawk Quad Pad Arena and Chedoke Arena. 

  • Week 1 is player evaluations; players and coaches are then placed onto teams for the remainder of the season. 

  • The final season schedule will be completed in early October. 

  • Note: If the league and the player's parents agree, an advanced 4-year-old player may be moved into an older Age Group.