NHL/NHLPA First Shift

For the 2022-23 Season…

PAMHA is hosting an NHL/NHLPA First Shift!

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First Shift is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families by making hockey affordable, manageable (time commitment), safe and fun!

The program is open to participants 6 to 10 years old* who have never previously enrolled in minor hockey within Canada or the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program.

*To be eligible to participate, children must be born between January 1, 2012 and May 1, 2017

For $229, participants receive:

  • Head-to-Toe Bauer Equipment, including Skates
  • Expert equipment fitting at our Welcome Event
  • 6 On-Ice Sessions that are always on the same day of the week, same time and same arena
  • Hockey Canada on-ice curriculum
  • Focus on Fun!

Participant Equipment Package

Each participant will be expertly fit with head-to-toe Bauer equipment at the Welcome Event.  Equipment includes:

  • Skates
  • Stick
  • Gloves
  • Helmet including face mask
  • Shoulder & elbow pads
  • Pants & shin guards
  • Neck guard
  • Jock/Jill under protective shorts
  • Bag
  • Socks & Jersey

          Important Note: Participants keep the equipment!

Schedule and Dates:

Welcome Event – Friday October 28th, 2022

Location – North End Community Centre

954 Huron Ave
Thunder Bay ON
P7A 6L4

6:00 pm

The Bauer Fitting Team will be on-site to do a Welcome Presentation and an Equipment Fit Demonstration.  Participants will then be fitted with Head-to-Toe Bauer equipment that they can keep.

On-Ice Sessions – Saturday November 5th to Saturday December 10th, 2022

The On-Ice schedule will be confirmed in August.  Once started, all sessions will run at the same time and same arena for each week.

  • Saturday November 5th
  • Saturday November 12th
  • Saturday November 19th
  • Saturday November 26th
  • Saturday December 3rd
  • Saturday December 10th

All dates at 12:00 pm at Grandview Arena, 300 Madeline St. Thunder Bay, ON, P7A 5V6.

On-Ice Programming:

The On-Ice Programming will follow the Hockey Canada Curriculum for U7.  Our Programming will be similar to the highly successful U7 Program delivered by PAMHA

Transition Program:

Upon completion of the 6 On-Ice Sessions, we will look to have participants join a team in the appropriate age group.  Depending on available spots, we may offer a Transition Program for participants choosing to continue.  Registration costs for either option are TBD.  There is no obligation to continue.  The Transition Program will maintain the First Shift principles of being affordable, manageable, safe and fun!

More Information:

For more Information, please contact one of our PAMHA Program Administrators at FirstShift@pamha.ca