U7 - Initiation Program - BBMHA will offer a U7 program designed for ages 4-7. Practice ice time is shared with all Initiation teams. The program focuses on skill development with games played later in the season as organized by coaches. Initiation teams will participate in at least one jamboree organized by Eastman Minor Hockey. The U7 games will be played as per the Hockey Manitoba cross-ice format.
U9 - Eastman Minor Hockey Association will be continuing with a Tiered format of A, B, and C for the upcoming season. Evaluations for U9 will be in place this season. The half-ice format will remain in place for the entire season. Opportunities to participate as a goalie will be rotated. Goalie equipment will be provided by BBMHA to each team (i.e. pads, glove, etc). There will be no U9 goalie tryouts, all players must try-out as a player. Additional information on U9 programing requirements can be found at: Hockey Manitoba U9 Program http://www.hockeymanitoba.ca/players/novice
U11 – Eastman - BBMHA will place two U11 teams (one A and one C) within the Eastman League.
U13 – Eastman – BBMHA will place two U13 teams (one A and one C) within the Eastman League.
U15 – Eastman – BBMHA will place one U15 team (U15 B) within the Eastman League.
U18 - Eastman - BBMHA is not offering a U18 program for 2023-2024. Players not playing highschool or AA/AAA but still looking to play can contact BBMHA for further information about options.
U13 AA - Eastman will be hosting a U13 AA team that BBMHA players can try out for. All players that want to try out for U13 AA must first registrar with BBMHA. Please register under the U13 AA option during the BBMHA registration. Please note that fees will not be collected for these players at this point. Information and registration for the U13 AA actual tryout will follow this summer. Players that are not successful obtaining a position with this team will pay their hockey fees to BBMHA only on their return. Registration for the U13 AA tryouts will be located on the Eastman website.
U15 AA and AAA - Players interested in playing U15 AA will be playing with the Northern Knights (AA) and Eastman Selects (AAA, minor and major age). All players are required to first register with BBMHA. Players should monitor the Northern Knights and Eastman websites for specific information on those teams. Please note that fees will not be collected for these players at this point. Players that are not successful obtaining a position with these teams will pay their hockey fees to BBMHA only on their return.
U18 AA and AAA/U17 AAA - Players interested in playing U18 AA or AAA or U17 AAA are invited to tryout for the Eastman Selects U18 AA or AAA and U17AAA teams. Players should monitor the Eastman website for specific information on those teams. All players are required to first register with BBMHA. Please note that fees will not be collected for these players at this point. Players that are not successful obtaining a position with these teams will pay their hockey fees to BBMHA only on their return.
***Female Hockey for the 2023-2024 Season***
For this upcoming 2023/2024 season, BBMHA would like to offer female only teams for all age levels if enough players are interested. An agreement is in place with a neighboring MHA to provide players a team if BBMHA has insufficient numbers.
What this means is that Associations we will be providing a place for every female player in Eastman to play female hockey on their terms. Whether they want to play co-ed hockey, dual roster on both a female and co-ed team or play single roster female hockey, they will get their opportunity. Here are the options for female players from U9 through U13.
Black out dates will be used to ensure that the female games don’t fall on the same days/time as the co-ed teams, thus eliminating the need for girls to choose which game to attend. Girls on dual roster teams must attend at least 50% of games and practices on their female teams in order to attend provincials.
The goal is to provide girls with development, ensure they are staying in the game and to build the program here in Eastman to increase our numbers at the younger age groups and maintain our numbers all the way to our regional teams.