First time players!

Here’s How Nelson Home Hardware Building Centre and Nelson Minor Hockey are going to get you get started!!

Fee for first time players is $100.00 For the 2018/19 season.

All first-time players registered in Initiation and Novice will get a gear package, (not including skates) from Mallards, with their paid registration!

First time players are players that have not been registered with a minor hockey association.




Contact Deb Matthews if you have any registration questions.

» 2018-2019 First Time Player Registration [PDF]

» More information on our Registration page

Summer Camps

The Nelson Minor Hockey Association is offering summer camps at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

August 7-9, 2018 3:00-4:30 pm
Goalie Mini Camp
with NL Goal Alex Evin. Registration deadline is July 31, 2018. Goalie Camp Registration

August 13-17, 2018 3:45-5:15 (Monday to Friday)
Rep PrepFULL (Skaters can be added to a waiting list in case of cancellation)
with Pete Quinn $150.00. Must be registered in Rep to participate. REP PREP Registration

August 20-24, 2018 (Monday – Friday)
Power Skating
with Rachel Stewart and skills with Adam DiBella – Nelson Leafs Assistant Coach.

2:45 – 6:00 Atom/Peewee/Bantam (ages 9-14) $150 – FULL (Skaters can be added to a waiting list in case of cancellation)

3:30 – 5:15 Novice (ages 5-8) $100 – 5 spots remaining

See registration form for details. Must be registered in Minor Hockey to participate.

Priority given to NMHA members until June 30, 2018. After July 1, 2018 the camp will be open to other associations.

Register now to guarantee a spot!

Registration for the 2018-2019 season

Rep Registration deadline is May 31, 2018.

Registration is available for the 2018-2019 season. Rep Registration deadline is May 31, 2018. We encourage everyone, rep and house, to register early so we can determine what our numbers will look like for next season. All fees must be paid by September 30, 2018. If you have any questions, contact our registrar, Deb Matthews at .

All NMHA registered members will receive a complimentary seasons pass to the Nelson Leafs!

Thank you to Nelson Home Hardware Building Centre for helping first-time players get started!

» Now accepting Coaching Applications for 2018-2019!

Congrats to Seamus and Rhett!

Nelson Players Seamus Boyd (l) and Rhett Hamilton (r) participated in the BC Hockey Male U15 High Perfromance Camp in March and were selected to participate in the Provincial Tournament May 10-13, 2018 in Penticton. 160 players were chosen and only two player from NMHA. Congratulations Seamus and Rhett.


Welcome to the 2018-2019 NMHA Executive! Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM.

There are 4 positions that need to be filled: Pee Wee Director, Fundraising Coordinator, Coach Coordinator and Treasurer.
Please contact if you are interested or have questions about the positions.

Nelson Player, Noah Quinn, committed to MML for the 2018-2019 Season


Noah Quinn attended the local MML Spring Camp April 20-22. Noah was committed to play for the Kootenay Ice MML team in Trail for the 2018-2019 season.
At 14 years old, this is an impressive accomplishment. Congratulations Noah!
Former NMHA Goalie, Tenzin Mint, was also committed at this camp. Other local players, that were invited back to the main camp in August, will have another chance to get committed to the team.

Congratulations Michelle!

Nelson player at U16 high performance camp

-Joseph Davidson participated in the BC Hockey Male U16 High Perfromance camp March 23-25 and was selected to participate in the BC Cup April 19-22, 2018 in Salmon Arm. 160 players were chosen and Joe was the only player from NMHA and one of three from the Kootenays. Congratulations Joseph!

» BC Hockey: U16

Bantam Rep Tier 3 Championship

Nelson was proud to host the BC Hockey Bantam Rep Tier 3 Championship March 18-21, 2018. Thank you to everyone who was part of it.

Nelson Bantam Leafs win West Kootenay banner! Will host Provincials!

Bantam Leafs

It’s going to be an exciting March for Nelson Minor Hockey!

Nelson has been selected to host the 2017/18 BC Hockey Bantam Tier 3 Hockey Championships, which runs from March 18-21, 2018 and will include nine teams from districts across BC.

The tournament is a terrific economic generator for the host community, drawing hundreds of families, friends and young athletes for a week, or more.

“We’re aiming to do everything we can to showcase all that Nelson has to offer during the week the tournament is running,” says Tournament Director Sandy Boyd.

“In between all those games, we’re going to make sure all the out-of-town parents, kids and their friends get a taste of the city’s great retail destinations, all our culinary and beverage venues and the region’s world famous outdoor adventure experiences, before they head home.”

“There’ll be over 250 people coming to town,” says Boyd, “and we want them to come back again.”

Organizers are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping, contact the tournament’s Volunteer Organizer, Shelann Andersen, at , 250-777-4030.

Nelson Midget House 2 West Kootenay Champions!

Nelson Midget House 2 (NMH2) brings home the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Midget House Championship Banner after an exciting weekend of play off hockey in Trail. The team coached by Dave Zarikoff and Marty Grill, ended the regular season in first place of the eight team league. Play offs,however, determine who brings home the coveted league banner. Nelson MH2 went in strong sweeping their first four games to end up at the final championship game against Trail Midget House1. Nelson was the stronger seated team and had an early 3-0 lead in the game. However, Trail fought back and forced the game into overtime and eventually a shoot out to determine the victor.

Team Photo:
Back row from left: Marty Grill (Assistant Coach), Alex Laing, Sasha Lawrence, Josh Schacher, Ethan Grill, Blair Sookro, Mike Zarikoff, Ben Price, TJ Winters, Ava Young, Mark Spielman (Trainer), Dave Zarikoff (Head Coach) Front row from left: Max Spieman, Goalie Kyle Patton having a well deserved rest, Noah Whiffen, Bryce Winters

No whistles, no problem for deaf hockey player

Nelson’s Iain Love is set to compete at the Canada Deaf Games in Winnipeg []
» Read more in the Nelson Star.

Congratulations to the NMHA Raffle winners!

1st prize: $1000.00 Save On Foods gift card – Laura Townend

2nd prize: Shop local gift cards value $500.00 – Chris Stuart

3rd prize: Christine Sutherland Massage value $200.00 – Matt & Cheryl Beauregard