Hosting applications for 2017-18 Canadian Tire first Shift now open

Hosting applications for 2017-18 Canadian Tire first Shift now open

Date: Feb, 09, 2017 12:00 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, ON - The Ontario Hockey Federation (OHF), in conjunction with Hockey Canada, is proud to announce applications are now open for Minor Hockey Associations (MHAs) to host the Canadian Tire First Shift program during the 2017-18 season.

MHAs looking to host a Canadian Tire First Shift program in 2017-18 will find it easier than ever before. Hockey Canada is pleased to introduce a new management portal, enabling complete control of player registrations and forms for host minor hockey associations. This will be done in real time, allowing for the host to have access to the most up-to-date information.

Applications for MHAs open on February 9, 2017. Associations interested in hosting are encouraged to review the criteria and select a fall 2017 or winter 2018 hosting date. MHAs selected as hosts will be notified by Hockey Canada in May.

The OHF was pleased to have 55 MHAs selected as hosts during the 2016-17 season, welcoming more than 2000 new players to the game. These young athletes were fitted head-to-toe with Bauer equipment, provided six-weeks of on-ice instruction, and welcomed to the game by many volunteers and coaches from their own host association.

For more information about the Canadian Tire First Shift and to fill out your application today, please visit www.thefirstshift.ca.