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What the heck is Cross /Half Ice?
Submitted By Michelle Brown on Wed 08 01, 18
Thank you to all of the parents who have reached out to ask questions about our programming for Novice and Below.

Last year, the Nighthawks implemented Cross/Half Ice Programming, under the direction of the OMHA.  Hockey Canada has mandated this "new" way to introduce hockey to our youngest players, and we went out and purchased bumper pads to make the transition easier for everyone.  We are currently purchasing more bumper pads, to ease scheduling issues, and to make sure that all of our little players get the best opportunity when they hit the ice.


I know that Cross/Half ice can be confusing, and that even some parents are resisting this change, but...  we did not just arbitrarily decide to change hockey as we all know it.  Hockey Canada has put much effort and research into the best practices for teaching kids this wonderful game, and we are mandated to follow their direction.

They have made these changes to best support young kids, make hockey more appropriate for their size, more interactive, and most importantly MORE FUN!  This is not about being the best 5year old hockey player on the ice, it is about teaching the skills, so that your player can be their best hockey player for as many years as they enjoy playing the sport.  It is teaching them the foundations in a way that is proven best for them to learn.

I have attached an article from the OMHA outlining the entire program.  I know that it is lengthy, but please take some time to read it, and understand why this change is happening and how it will look for your players.

Should you have any questions, please ask!

Novice and Below
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