Saint John District Youth Hockey Association to become members of Hockey New Brunswick and Hockey Canada
October 18, 2019
Fredericton, NB: - Hockey New Brunswick is very pleased to announce that as of the 2019-2020 minor hockey season, the Saint John District Youth Hockey Association (SJDYHA) will officially become members of Hockey New Brunswick and Hockey Canada.
The Saint John District Youth Hockey Association accommodates male and female players, and divisions are based on the players school grade (K-2, Elementary School, Middle School and High School). The program will maintain their autonomy throughout the transition and continue to operate their programs as usual. Hockey New Brunswick will provide full support and program enhancements to ensure the experience for all participants is still one of FUN and excitement.
“It is an exciting and positive transition for the Saint John District Youth Hockey Association,” stated Mike Elliott, President of the SJDYHA. “We are pleased to continue to offer our participants excellent programming while taking advantage of all that Hockey New Brunswick and Hockey Canada membership has to offer.”
“We are looking forward to welcoming the Saint John District Youth Hockey Association and working with them to support the development of their programs and participants,” said Chris Green, Hockey New Brunswick Region 3 Board Member. “We have developed a great working relationship and we are thrilled to have them become full members of Hockey New Brunswick and in-turn, Hockey Canada.”
About Hockey New Brunswick:
Hockey New Brunswick is a non-profit, volunteer based organization who is the provincial governing body for grassroots hockey. The organization works in conjunction with Hockey Canada to oversee the management of programs from entry-level to high performance.
About Saint John Youth District Hockey Association:
OUR FORMATION- With the demise of the Saint John School Hockey program that had been running for decades, a group of concerned volunteers, parents, coaches, and former players decided that there was a need to offer the youth of Saint John a new association, an association that offered that same "feel" that Saint John School Hockey offered.
OUR MISSION- Our mission is to provide a safe environment for our players to enjoy the game in a non-competitive based format with our principle focuses being on fun, fair play, equal opportunity and inclusiveness for players of all skill levels, regardless of any mental or physical disabilities. Through these focuses, we will be instilling the qualities of sportsmanship, camaraderie, acceptance, self-confidence, and respect for others in our players.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Hockey New Brunswick, Executive Director