U9 - Intro to Hockey

U9 Learn to Play Hockey (Novice)





Brandon Maier

U9 Director



Central Alberta Hockey League (CAHL)



Players born in 2014 & 2015

Program Length:

Dates: Middle of September 2021 to the end of March 2022


3:45 - 4:45 Twice a week Monday and Wednesday


Weekends will vary depending on home or away games.


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 - 12 players.  The teams are split up by skill.  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:



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 1st (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, 2022  

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 Check/Vulnerable Sector and a current Respect in Sport Coach.  

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

Further information about coaching or Intro 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. 28, 2023 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

CAS Apparel Night
Located by the Rockets Room (Front ice dressing rooms)

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Sep. 30, 2023 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM

Welcome back breakfast and skate
Gary Moe arena #1
Breakfast 8-10 Skate 9-10:45 The event is for Rockets and CAS players.

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Oct. 02, 2023 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Rockets Apparel Night

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