Vancouver Female Hockey Association
Metro Vancouver Minor Hockey Association of the Year!

January 8, 2018 Update: 

We're working on opening Registration and our Ice Schedule now, and should have this ready to go shortly!

Good news for this upcoming season: As long as we have enough players register, we will have teams formed in each age group (no split teams!)

Watch this page for further updates!

  • Dates: April through June
  • Where: Canlan 8 Rinks Burnaby (others if ice becomes available)
  • Cost: $150 Tyke/Novice, $250 Atom/Peewee/Bantam/Midget Players (Jersey included, Goalies are 50% off)
  • Who: Open to all Vancouver Female Players, and Female Players from other Minor Hockey Associations (must be BC Hockey/Hockey Canada registered to join - Non-BC Hockey members are subject to a $50 registration fee)
  • Age Groups: Tyke, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Midget
  • Spares: Pay for 2 Games up front (Tyke/Novice: $25, Atom/Peewee & Bantam/Midget: $50) - We'll contact you with any available spots to play



1 hour ice times
Female Players only
Teams consist of 8 players plus a goalie
Tyke/Novice teams are 4 Tyke, 4 Novice, one goalie from either age
Atom/Peewee teams are 4 Atom, 4 Peewee, one goalie from either age
Bantam/Midget teams are 4 Bantam, 4 Midget, one goalie from either age
Some teams have full-time goalies, while others may have a rotating goalie.
The younger age group line would start the game (Tykes, Atoms, Bantams)
Tyke/Novice games are cross-ice (2 games at once)
No scores will be kept in Tyke/Novice games
Atom through Midget games are full ice
4 teams at each level
Games will consist of 5 minute warmup, running time for 2 20 minute periods, 2 minute break between periods, with a shootout at the end of every game
Running time will be used, with a 2 minute buzzer for line changes
When the buzzer sounds, the puck should be left where it is, and players change lines
Parent volunteer can run the clock/scoreboard
Shoot out at the end - each player on either team gets one shootout attempt, score is added to the final score
Shoot out goals are not counted towards 3 goal limit per player per game
One referee will be included for each Tyke/Novice game, Two referees for each Atom/Peewee or Bantam/Midget game
Any penalties called result in a penalty shot from centre ice
If a player receives 3 penalties in one game, or a referee calls a major penalty or double minor (intentional head contact, spearing, butt ending), the player is removed from the rest of the current game, and miss the next game
Offsides result in a whistle, the puck being given to the opposing team, and that team must retreat beyond centre ice. Play doesn't stop
When a goal is scored, the puck is given to the team scored on, and the opposing team must retreat beyond the closest blue line. Referee whistle will resume play
When the puck is covered, the opposing team must retreat beyond the closest blue line. Play is not stopped nor is a faceoff called.
No player can score more than 3 goals, and if they score more than 3, the opposing team receives a penalty shot
Players missing a game must arrange for a spare to play (contact to arrange)
Tyke/Novice teams are allowed two parents behind the bench (must be certified volunteers), or two Bantam/Midget players
Atom/Peewee teams are allowed two parents behind the bench (must be certified volunteers), or two Bantam/Midget players
Bantam/Midget teams do not have coaches, and no players are allowed to act as coaches behind the bench
Parents behind the bench are not acting as coaches, but to simply help with the doors, and should be overly encouraging the players.
These are fun games, and are meant to have parent/coaches act as fun games
Parent Duties - Scorekeeper, Timekeeper, Safety Person, Bench Door Opener
Scorekeeper - No score will be posted for Tyke/Novice, keep track of goal scorers to enforce 3 goal limit during game, penalties must be tracked (including number and infraction)
Timekeeper - 2 Minute Buzzer for line changes, running time used for periods. Stop clock for penalty, start again once penalty shot has been taken.
Safety Person - Be available for any injuries that happen on the ice. This person does not need to be behind the bench.
Bench Door Opener - If you are on the bench, note we are not having coaches explicitly. Help players onto/off the ice. Be extremely positive in any comments to players or other staff! Maximum of 2 Parents behind the bench