U9 - Intro to Hockey

U9 Learn to Play Hockey (Novice)






U9 (Novice) Director




Players born in 2012 & 2013

Program Length

Dates: Middle of September 2020 to the end of March 2021


U9 Minor (born 2013) Tuesdays 3:45pm every week and alternating Wednesday/Friday at 3:45pm

U9 Major (born 2012) Mondays 3:45pm every week and alternating Wednesday/Friday at 3:45pm

Weekends will vary depending on home or away games but home ice slots are Saturdays 8:00am and 9:45am; Sunday 8:30am

Away games are scheduled by your team manager and are recommended to be located within 60 minutes of Lacombe. Locations may include Sylvan Lake, Ponoka, Delburne, Bashaw, Blackfalds, Innisfail, Bentley, Clive and other communities within our local area.

Practices Format

Each practice is one hour in length.  Players are grouped together by like-skill and run through a series of drills by the coaches and on-ice helpers.  Players wear colour coded practice jerseys for their designated practice group.

Game Play

The learn to play program follows the rules set out by Hockey Alberta which include:

  • Half ice game play

  • 4 on 4 with a goalie

  • Full Goalie Gear

  • No score is kept

For more information on the Learn to Play program please see the Game Play guidelines from Hockey Alberta here 

Jamborees (Tournaments)

The Lacombe Home Jamboree is held the first weekend of February in conjunction with the U7 teams.  

Teams will choose to attend additional jamborees, normally one within driving distance and one away.


Gary Moe Sportsplex Arena #1 and Arena #2

Required Equipment

Full player equipment is required for U9 hockey. Below is a visual of equipment needed.  

Once hockey is started and teams are made players will receive game socks to keep.

Players / Team

Each team will have 8 - 11 players.  The teams are split up first by age and then by skill: U9 Minor will be 2013 players and U9 Major will be 2012 players. Players at this age develop quickly and the skill level of teams will change throughout the season.  No player team requests can be made for U9 teams, siblings will be kept together.  

Player Registration Fee


Each team is asked to sell Lacombe Minor Hockey Cash Raffle Tickets, tickets are $5 each and teams are asked to sell Approx 300 per team of 10 players. Once a team has sold all their tickets they are given money to cover about one tournament.

Team Slush funds to cover tournaments and team events are normally $100-150 per player and are due to the team once teams are made in October.

Register a Player

Registration Deadline is September 15th (but registrations may be accepted throughout the season as long as there is room on the rosters)

Annual General Meeting / AGM Attendance Discount / Online Registration

Online registrations will open on May 1st, 2020.  Due to Covid 19 restrictions the LMHA 2020 Annual General meeting will be held at a later date when it is safe to do so.  

Handbook & Policies

The LMHA Executive has established a Handbook. The handbook, refund policy, evaluation process and other policies can be accessed by clicking HERE.

Coaches Required and Coaching Resources

A Head Coach is assigned to each team as teams are made.  Each team can have up to four additional Assistant Coaches.  Coaches and Assistant coaches must be available for some 3:45 practices.  

Coaches and Assistant Coaches can be parents or non-parents.  All coaching staff are required to fill out a Coach Application, provide an acceptable Criminal Record Cheque/Vulnerable Sector and a current Respect in Sport Coach.  

Head coaches must email lacombehockeyoffice@gmail.com and add any coaches to their coaching staff prior to them going on the ice.

Further information about coachingIntro to Hockey can be found under the Coaches tab.


Additional Information

For further information about this division, please contact the Division Director which is listed on each division homepage.  If a Director is not listed please email lacombehockeyoffice@gmail.com for further information.

Upcoming Events

Sep. 11, 2021 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Bulldogs Junor A Exihibition Game
Gary Moe Sportsplex
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Sep. 25, 2021 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

LMHA Alumni Game
Gary Moe Sportsplex
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