Under 9 (U9)


Name Position Contact
Courtney Canuel Coordinator u9@fsjminorhockey.ca


U9 Program: 2016 & 2017 Birth years



Season Start Up:

  • TBD, previous seasons have started after Thanksgiving
  • Practices will be as per the Initiation Program and requires a large amount of volunteers
    • All volunteers must register through their Spordle account as "Bench Staff"

Practice Times:                  

  • previously Saturday and Sunday for all Groups
  • Additional weekday ice times for those who are interested will be added to the website by mid-November


Games and Tournaments:

  • All games will be half ice
  • FSJMHA will apply to host a home jamboree for U9 if there is a weekend available.



  • Timbits jersey and socks will be provided once Groups have been determined
  • FSJ Minor Hockey will have a donation table with free gear
    • located outside the Minor Hockey office which is in the Pomeroy Sports Centre
    • Questions about hockey gear - Ernie’s Sports and Canadian Tire can outfit all players


FSJMHA applies half-ice program developed by Hockey Canada and implemented in 2016/2017.


The U9 Program Delivery is BC Hockey's exclusive program for young players learning to play hockey. It is the proven foundation of early skills development AND love of the game for every BC and Yukon Minor Hockey Association (MHA). Remember, the overall goal of the U9 Program Delivery is to teach the foundational skills of hockey while having fun so players can enjoy the game. Full-ice hockey has children chasing the puck much more than touching it. By moving to half-ice hockey, research shows that direction changes, puck touches, pass attempts and puck battles are doubled and shots per player are six (6) times higher for each player. Half-ice was implemented to teach the FUNdamental skills of hockey in a safe and stress-free environment so the players can enjoy the game.


With the help of some of the best Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and technical hockey developers in the province, BC Hockey has developed a full, detailed U11 Transition Plan to assist players and coaches as they graduate from U9 to U11.


Any further information contacts your U9 Director.


  • Volunteer opportunities include: Coach, Team Manager, and HCSP (Safety Person)
  • If you're interested in volunteering for one of these positions:
    • Register online through your Spordle Account (add yourself as a participant and register as bench staff then list the volunteer position you're interested in)
    • Go to Be a Coach | BC Hockey to complete the required courses
  • Required courses for each position:
        Coaches Certification
HU-Online Coach 1/Coach 2
Coach 1 - Intro to Coach
Respect In Sport - Activity Leaders Edition
CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)
A current criminal record check
HCSP Certification
Respect in Sport - Activity Leaders Edition
CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)
Hockey Canada Safety Program (HCSP) Certification
A current criminal record check
Team Managers
Respect In Sport - Activity Leader Edition
CATT (Concussion Awareness Training Tool)
A current criminal record check

For any further information, contact your Division Coordinator.

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