League News


SMHA Registration Opening on Sunday July 21, 2024

2024-2025 Registration is anticipated to open on Sunday, July 21, 2024 for both Pre-Season Camps & Clinics and Regular Season.

We are also thrilled to announce that SMHA will be accepting registrations for a Recreational U23 Sackville Flyers Team!  

More information related to all Registration options (anticipated dates, cost, etc) will be posted here ASAP when finalized.

Jul 5, 2024

Rec Coaching Info Session

Good afternoon, 

There will be a Recreational Coaches info session, for the coming 2024-25 season, on
 July the 8th from 7-830pm at the Arena Mezz. This session is meant for any and all potential rec coaches moving up from the U9 division and all potential new coaches who may be involved in the rec division at any level. Potential managers are also welcome to attend. 

Thank you. 

Dan MacDonald

VP Recreation

Sackville Minor Hockey Association



Jul 3, 2024

Seeking Expression of Interest for Director Positions, Ombudsmen and Division Coordinators

With our 2024-2025 SMHA Executive now in place, we are putting a call out for interest in our SMHA Board of Director positions. The Board oversees the day-to-day operations of the Association. It consists of the Executive plus the named Director positions listed below. The Director positions are one-year appointments, and are made or renewed every season. Selections are based on interviews and a vote among the SMHA Executive. It is in the spirit of the most recent By-Laws to post all Director positions, and welcome expressions of interest from both new and returning Board of Director candidates.  

Directors must be in good standing with SMHA, and must have one year of volunteer experience with either SMHA or another Minor Hockey association. Please see our updated bylaws (Article VII- 42 M-V ) for descriptions of each position.

Please email Melissa Berkvens at secretary@flyershockey.ca to express your interest in any of the positions listed below. Please include a short message confirming that you meet the requirements, and why you think you would be suitable for the role.

Submission Deadline: 11:50pm, Friday, July 5th, 2024.  We hope to hold interviews in the evening of July 7 (subject to change); however, a virtual option will be available.

  • Director of Policy 
  • Director of Finance (Preferably has a professional accounting certification)
  • Director of Registration
  • Director of Equipment
  • Director of Communication
  • Referee-in-Chief 
  • Central Minor Hockey League (CMHL) Delegate
  • Metro Minor Hockey League (MMHL) Delegate
  • Director of Tournaments
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Ice Scheduler (new position for the 2024-2025 season)

In addition, we are seeking Expressions of Interest for 2024-2025 Division Coordinators and an Ombudsmen (new role for the 2024-2025 season).

The Division Coordinators support communications between the Executive, Coaching/Bench staff, and SMHA Players/Families. The Division Coordinators report to their respective Vice President (VP Competitive, VP Recreation,  VP U9, or VP U7) and assist in all operational functions related to their division, fostering a positive hockey experience for all SMHA players and families.

The Ombudsmen will be appointed for a three year term by the Executive within thirty (30) days of an Annual General Meeting. The Ombudsman shall be an independent and objective party whose primary role shall be to receive disciplinary complaints from members of the association pertaining to other members, coaches, players, volunteers or members of the Board of Directors. The Ombudsman will be responsible for chairing the Disciplinary Committee, coordinating discipline meetings, issue suspensions and liaising with Hockey Nova Scotia on discipline matters.

As with the Board of Director positions, please email Melissa Berkvens at secretary@flyershockey.ca to express your interest. Please include a short message confirming that you meet the requirements, what level you are willing to help with and why you think you would be suitable for the role.

Submission Deadline: 11:50pm, Friday, July 5th, 2024

  • U5/U7 Division Coordinator
  • U9 Division Coordinator
  • U11 Recreation Division Coordinator
  • U11 Competitive Division Coordinator
  • U13 Recreation Division Coordinator
  • U13 Competitive Division Coordinator
  • U15 Recreation Division Coordinator
  • U15 Competitive Division Coordinator
  • U18 Recreation Division Coordinator
  • U18 Competitive Division Coordinator
  • Ombudsmen


Jun 20, 2024

AGM Vote Results

Thank you to everyone who came out to the AGM tonight, as well as to everyone who showed up to vote for our Nominees

We would like to congratulate the following people on being the successful candidates for terms in the following positions:

VP U9- Ryan Brewer (By acclamation)

VP Risk Management- Craig Foley (By acclamation)

VP Operations- Kim Gray

VP Competitive- Brad Aucoin

VP U7- Matt Brown

Secretary- Melissa Berkvens

Changes to the bylaws were also approved in the vote tonight.

Thank you to all candidates.  In the coming weeks we will be putting out a call for board positions and hope to see some of you get involved in one of these positions.

Jun 10, 2024