NHL/NHLPA First Shift

PAMHA is one of three local hockey associations to host an NHL/NHLPA First Shift!

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 of age that have never previously registered for minor hockey.

For $229, participants receive:

  • Head-to-Toe Bauer Equipment, including Skates
  • Expert equipment fitting
  • 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!

Click Here to Register for NHL/NHLPA First Shift!

Schedule and Dates:

Welcome Event – Wednesday, November 3rd

Location – Boys and Girls Clubs of Thunder Bay

270 Windsor St

Thunder Bay ON, P7B 1V6

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 13th to Saturday December 18th  (

The On-Ice schedule is yet to be confirmed.  We plan to start on Saturday November 13th (or possibly Sunday November 14th).  Once started, sessions will run at the same time and same arena for each week until Saturday December 18th.

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, a Transition Program will be offered to participants choosing to continue

learning the fundamentals of hockey.  Scheduling and Registration cost 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