Killarney Minor Hockey is a non-profit organization committed to developing young hockey players at all ages and talent levels.
For anyone new to town, there is always an information, organizational, and registration evening early in September of each year. There is always advertising around town and in the local paper before the evening to give everyone a chance to attend.
The executive is comprised of volunteers (sometimes elected) that manage the hockey for the duration of the season. The executive decides on things such as setting registration fees, designating minor hockey ice slots, and helping with the general running of the program.
The program begins with Initiation (ages 5 and 6) and continues until age 14. All players, both boys and girls, are eligible to play. There are girls teams available, but some girls opt to play their early years with the boys and that is also acceptable.
All Killarney Minor Hockey teams, except for Initation, who play a limited amount of exhibition games due to the young age, play in the Southwest League. The teams travel to surrounding towns such as Boissevain, Deloraine, and Souris, to name a few. Each team will host a tournament in Killarney and will decide as a team, which tournaments they will be attending. Starting at Atom age, many Killarney teams try and win a provincial berth. Over the years many have been successful, and have not only had the privilege of competing at provincials, but have been fortunate enough to come home wearing a medal.
The amount of games each team plays varies from team to team, but an average season would be around 30 games. Parents are expected to help with their child's team, with regard to canteen time and gate keeping. Coaches and managers are volunteers and there is always room for extra help.
If you are new to town, and have missed our annual meeting, please get in contact with one of the executive listed in our website at www.killarneyminorhockey.ca, and we will be happy to help point you in the right direction.
Season Tournaments - 2015-2016
Oct 30-Nov 1 ~ Bantam
November 21-22 ~ Atom
November 28-29 ~ Pee Wee
January 2-3 ~ Initiation
January 9-10 ~ Novice
Killarney Minor Hockey believes in sportsmanship, dedication, hard work, and fun!