Dear Avalanche Players, Parents and Supporters:

The end of the hockey season came suddenly this year.  Safety is our top priority, but it was tough to finish without enjoying spring tournaments, provincial championships and year end parties.  We love hearing stories about the ways that our teams are connecting with each other since the official end of the season.

We know that many of you are wondering what will happen in September.  The Avalanche Board is planning for the 2020-21 season and it is our pledge that we will only play when it is safe to do so.  We recognize that the future holds some uncertainly, but in order to be ready to start if we are cleared by health authorities, we need to start our planning now.

To assist in looking ahead for 2020-2021, online registration will open on May 1st. Registration information is critical to our ability to plan for team numbers and ice scheduling. When you register, you will have two payment options. You can pay the full amount up front or you can pay a deposit of $50 and a payment plan of 1/3 of your remaining balance on July 1st, then August 1st and then the final instalment on October 1st.

We know that Covid is impacting the economy and our community.  We have deliberately kept our fee structure the same as last year, developed an extended instalment payment schedule and updated our refund policy, taking into consideration the current pandemic challenges. If you would like to register but still find this payment plan challenging, please do reach out to us via our registrar at and we can discuss possible solutions with you. There are also financial assistance options listed on the website here for you to consider. The Avalanche is proud of its Legacy Fund which provides financial aid to families in need. For those that are more fortunate at this time, we encourage you to consider contributing to the Legacy Fund so that everyone can play.

In these difficult times, we have so much to look forward to, including the return of Avalanche hockey.  Stay safe, and take care of yourselves and one another.

Andrew Smyth
NSFIHA President