Avalanche Thanksgiving Update

Hi Avalanche Families, While Thanksgiving may look a little different for many of us this year, I am especially thankful that our girls are back together on the ice.  Recent events in our broader North Shore communities should be a reminder for us all that COVID-19 is present in our community. In order to limit…

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SIGN UP: NSFIHA Advantage Saturday Individual Skills Development

The North Shore Female Ice Hockey Association offers players a series of single development, on-ice training sessions scheduled throughout the season designed to help players grow and advance their hockey ability with focus on individual and technical skills. Skill Development sessions are led by the Instructors of The Advantage Hockey Development, also known as the…

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IMPORTANT COVID SAFETY UPDATE: Off-Ice Team Activities Discouraged

Dear Avalanche Families: We understand that teams may be interested in planning off-ice activities (dry land, video session, other team activity).  The North Shore Female Ice Hockey Association (Avalanche) does not encourage off-ice team activities or events at this time. Team officials should limit off-ice activities. If deemed necessary, off-ice activities should be kept small…

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SAVE THE DATE: Avalanche HCSP “Team Safety” ZOOM Meeting on Oct 7 @ 7PM

“Save the Date”: October 7th 7 pm ZOOM Meeting (invite link to follow) Avalanche Hockey Canada Safety Person (HCSP) “Team Safety” Info Session It has already been an interesting and busy hockey season with tryouts and teams taking shape, plus our youngest players having now had a chance to get on the ice for their…

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IMPORTANT: Avalanche Player Illness Policy and Guidelines

Hi Avalanche Families: It has been great to see everyone back at the arena!  As our hockey season gets underway, we’d like to send out an important reminder about player illness.  A global pandemic brings with it a heightened sense of caution and vigilance.  To that end, under the Avalanche Illness Policy, the following things…

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ORDER NOW! Online Avalanche Gear Store Open: DEADLINE Oct 5, 2020

The Time Out Source for Sports Online Avalanche Online Store is now open for orders until Mon Oct 5. Please click the link here to order your Avalanche apparel including: CCM rink suits jackets and pants Winter jackets Hoodies Team Tees Pant shells (required for all Avalanche players except Tykes) Coach gear! You can now purchase…

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SAFETY UPDATE: No “Rollergard” Skate Guards Please!

Please do not wear “rollergards” to or from any of the ice rinks (Canlan, HJ, KM or WV).  We have witnessed several frightening incidences of players navigating stairs, ramps, parking lots, cars and more in rollergards this year already as they attempt to enter or exit a facility.  If your player arrives or exits with…

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Mandatory Return to Hockey COVID-19 Safety Course

Hi Avalanche families! Hockey Canada has developed a new FREE online course on how to navigate the challenges presented by COVID-19 called: ‘Planning a Safe Return to Hockey’. This course is mandatory for all North Shore Avalanche officials, coaches, HCSPs and team managers for the 2020-21 season.  It is also available and suggested for hockey parents…

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JUST RELEASED: Ice Schedule 2020-2021

The practice and home game schedule for each season is now published here. The practice ice schedule is based on a four-week cycle: Week A, B, C and D. At the bottom of the schedule is the legend with the start date for each week. All teams receive 6 practice times in the four-week cycle…

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Avalanche Update – August 26th

Hello Avalanche Families:   The days are a little shorter and the evenings a little cooler.  It must mean that hockey is close.  Season planning has been atypical, but we want to give you an update on where we stand. A focus on safety is our top priority.  You can find the Avalanche return to…

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Avalanche Return to Hockey Plan – August 15

Hello NSFIHA Avalanche Families and Players: On behalf of the Board, we would like to thank you all for your patience and support while we worked diligently behind the scenes to prepare a safe plan to return to hockey this season. There have been many moving parts that have needed to come together to make…

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Avalanche Update – August 4

Hi Avalanche Families: We have a few updates for you… Return to Hockey & Facilities We have been meeting frequently with Canlan, NorthVanRec and West Vancouver to plan the return to hockey.  All facilities are open or plan on opening for September and we are looking forward to releasing more details about Avalanche ice schedules…

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Looking for Parent Coaches for the 2020-2021 Season!

Hello Avalanche Families! If you are interested in coaching, please visit the link here to apply with the NSFIHA. You can also email me at coach@northshoregirlshockey.com. Please include your phone number, coaching certificates and the level in which you are interested in coaching. We are looking for coaches to help with running drills in practices…

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INVITATION: Avalanche Virtual AGM – Tuesday May 26 2020 @ 6:30pm

Each year the North Shore Female Ice Hockey Association holds its Annual General Meeting after the conclusion of the hockey season.  This year our AGM will be held as a “virtual meeting” on Tuesday May 26, 2020, at 6:30 pm. At the AGM, the NSFIHA Board will present an overview of the season, including our financial…

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An Open Letter to Canadians from HOCKEY CANADA

An Open Letter to Canadians from HOCKEY CANADA First, and most importantly, to the front-line and essential workers who have gone above and beyond around the clock to keep Canadians safe – a simple thank you is not nearly enough for what you have done over the last three months. Second, to our Members, partners,…

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IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTICE: 2020/2021 U15 (Bantam) Update

Hello 2020/2021 U15 (previously Bantam) Families, Our President Andrew Smyth stated in his association wide communication on April 26 that even though we are living in a time of uncertainty the Avalanche Board is moving forward with our planning for the 2020-2021 season. This email has important information specific to our NSFIHA Under 15 (U15)…

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IMPORTANT REGISTRATION NOTICE: 2020/2021 U18 (Midget) Update

Hello 2020/2021 U18 (previously Midget) Families, Our President Andrew Smyth stated in his association wide communication on April 26 that even though we are living in a time of uncertainty the Avalanche Board is moving forward with our planning for the 2020-2021 season. This email has important information specific to our NSFIHA Under 18 (U18)…

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