Version 12 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines

Hockey New Brunswick has released Version 12 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

The Government of New Brunswick mandatory order has been adjusted, as it relates to vaccines for players who are turning 12.

The previous wording stated:

Children born between July 1st, 2009 and December 31st 2009 may continue participating and have until October 31st to get their second vaccine. It is expected that there will be a transition period allowed for children born in 2010 who will be turning 12 in early 2022, further details will be communicated at a later time. 

The revised wording states:

Everyone born before July 1st, 2009 must show proof of vaccination to participate in organized recreation and sport activities. Children born between July 1st, 2009 and October 31st, 2009 may continue participating and have until October 31st, 2021 to get their second vaccine. All others born November 1st 2009 or later have 60 days after their 12th birthday to be fully vaccinated before requirements to show proof of vaccination.

The changes have been made under Section 4, Preventative Health Measures – vaccination.

Atlantic Challenge Cup – postponed


Hockey New Brunswick, Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, Hockey Nova Scotia, and Hockey Prince Edward Island have made the difficult decision to postpone the Atlantic Challenge Cup that was scheduled for October 8th-11th in Moncton, NB.

Earlier today the province of Nova Scotia announced travel restrictions which would make their teams unable to attend. As well Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador also made the decision to not attend the event due to COVID-19 concerns.

The four Atlantic provinces are committed to hosting this event for all of the participants who were selected to their provincial teams.Details on a rescheduled event will be announced at a later date.

For more information please contact Mike Gillingham –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hockey NB / FlipGive partnership

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Over 400,000 families have been loving FlipGive, a free team funding app where you earn money from the things you’re already buying. Create a team, invite other parents and earn money every time you shop from over 700 brands like Sport Chek, Sobeys, Walmart and more! 

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The Hockey New Brunswick office will be closed on Thursday, September 30, 2021, to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Return to Hockey

Hockey New Brunswick has released Version 11 of the Return to Hockey Guidelines.

Changes include:

  • Section 3 – Communications Officer – additional responsibilities for Minor Hockey Association Communications Officer and Team Liaison related to proof of vaccination requirements.
  • Section 4 – Preventative Health Measures – as per the Government of New Brunswick requirements, vaccinations now required for participants and spectators 12 and older.
  • Section 4 – Preventative Health Measures – as per the Government of New Brunswick requirements, masks will be required by all spectators and participants in all areas of the facility, including the dressing room for players, team staff and parents as well as the player’s bench for coaches and team staff. Players, coaches and officials on the ice during games / practices will not be required to wear masks. Children under two and individuals who are medically-exempt are not required to wear a mask.

Additional COVID-19 resources are available on the HNB website -