Inverness minor hockey scores with NHL First Shift
June 9, 2021
-by Bill Dunphy
Getting your child involved in hockey has never been made easier.
The Inverness Minor Hockey Association, in conjunction with the Cape Breton West MHA, has been awarded the National Hockey League’s First Shift Program.
First Shift is a program designed to introduce kids aged six to 10 who have never played hockey before.
For $229 the children are outfitted head-to-toe with Bauer equipment and will take part in six sessions at the Dr. Bernie MacLean Cultural and Recreation Centre in Inverness. The fee also includes insurance for the players.
After the sessions are over, players will have the opportunity to join a transition program held at the same time slot, or to join a minor hockey development team at a very reduced rate.
And for families who qualify, the cost of the program can be subsidized by either the KidSport program or through JumpStart.
The NHL/NHLPA First Shift is a program designed to ease kids and their families into the sport of hockey in a fun and friendly environment. They begin with a Welcome Event offering information and activities to help build kids’ confidence to make them and their parents more comfortable in the hockey environment.