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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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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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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Avalanche 2020-2021 Registration Opening May 1st

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…

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SAVE THE DATE! Join us for the Avalanche Pub Night Feb 29 7PM

Hi PeeWee-Midget Avalanche Parents: Join us for the annual Avalanche Pub Night (FUNdraiser)! Saturday February 29th 2020 Doors open at 7:00 pm @ Seymour’s Pub (720 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver) Donations: we need donations! So if you have cool stuff to give or some great tickets to get rid of or friends in high places…

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ORDER NOW! Avalanche Gear Online Store Now Open: DEADLINE Nov 10, 2019

The Time Out Source for Sports Avalanche Gear Online Store is now open for orders until Sun Nov 10. All gear has the new logo. Please click the link below 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…

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Send us your best Avalanche pics and clips! #GoAvalancheGo

Hey Avalanche families! We want to build our social media community celebrating our avalanche teams this season on and off the ice. Please consider sending us your top pics and clips of our Avalanche teams and community in action at games, tournaments, practices or events or tag us in your social media posts so we…

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We are looking for coaches!

If you are interested in coaching, please visit the link here to apply with the NSFIHA. You can also email me at jeremy.turnill@gmail.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 and head coaches.…

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