First Shift Winter Launch


We are excited to announce that the HGHA has partnered with NHL/NHLPA First Shift program again this season and will be offering an ALL GIRLS winter program!

The First Shift Welcome Event will take place on February 26th at a Inch Park.  We look forward to meeting everyone!

No Equipment? No Experience? No Problem. For children between the ages of 6 - 10, the NHL/NHLPA First Shift could be the hockey program for you! To learn more, visit #FirstShiftHockey

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift wants to help you fall in love with hockey. For children aged 6-10, receive 6 on-ice sessions and full Bauer equipment for only $229. To begin your hockey journey, visit #FirstShiftHockey

FIRST SHIFT Contact:  Carrie MacLeod  Email: 



Hawks Initiation Program is a beginner’s hockey program for girls ages 4 and up.

The Hawks Initiation Program is an introductory program that ensures the participant’s first experience in hockey is a fun and positive experience. The Hawks program follows the Hockey Canada Skills development Series and is instructed by Community Sport and D1 trained coaches.

The program focuses on building hockey fundamentals by developing basic skills such as skating - forwards and backwards, shooting, passing and stick handling and most importantly building the players confidence.  The program runs for 10 weeks, beginning in October at Inch Park.  Date and time of the sessions will be updated at the beginning of September.


Why enroll your child in an Initiation Program?

Initiation program provides beginners with the exciting opportunity to build a strong foundation prior to being put directly into organized hockey.  Unprepared players who enter organized hockey are at a disadvantage compared to players who have previously participated in an initiation program.


Why chose girls hockey?

Girl’s hockey is more popular than it ever was before. Sure, girls can play hockey with boys but here are some of the benefits girl’s hockey can provide:

  • Promotes inclusivity
  • Fun and safe environment
  • Focuses on teamwork and the value of hard work
  • It’s competitive
  • Improves physical health
  • Builds friendships
  • Teaches life skills
  • Greater opportunities for post-secondary scholarships


For more information, please contact 

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