PO Box 35057
963 Henderson Hwy
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2K 2M3

  Additional information regarding the cancellation of the 2019 - 2020 Season
March 21st, 2020

Hockey Manitoba would like to take this opportunity to update our membership as it pertains to the cancellation of the 2019 - 2020 season and COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Hockey Manitoba's office is closed to the public until further notice. All Hockey Manitoba staff can be reached via email. Click here for our full office staff directory.

Hockey Manitoba has produced a Frequently Asked Questions document (which is included below) for our members to help address questions and concerns relating to the cancellation of the 2019 - 2020 season as well as the cancellation of events and programs.


Q-1. How long is the hockey season cancelled and when will hockey resume?

A-1. Effective Friday, March 13, 2020 the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 hockey season was officially cancelled. It will not resume. This cancellation includes ALL Hockey Canada sanctioned events. Currently, there is no timeline for resuming Hockey Canada sanctioned and Hockey Manitoba sanctioned activities and events. We will update our membership as soon as we learn more from Hockey Canada.

Q-2. What are Hockey Canada sanctioned events?

A-2. All hockey events that fall under the governance of Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba. This includes ALL practices, games, tournaments, camps, provincial championships, try-outs, team identification (ID) camps, off-ice team activities, year-end windups and team activities.

Q-3. Does this impact all hockey participants in Manitoba?

A-3. No, it only impacts participants who are registered through Hockey Canada and the Hockey Manitoba branch.

Q-4. Is the Hockey Manitoba office closed?

A-4. Yes, the Hockey Manitoba office is closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. All Hockey Manitoba staff can be reached via email. Click here for the Hockey Manitoba staff directory.

Q-5. Does the cancellation of the season mean our team cannot practice?

A-5. Yes. All practices are cancelled. All Hockey Canada sanctioned events have been cancelled for the 2019 - 2020 season.

Q-6. Which Hockey Manitoba programs are officially cancelled?

A-6. All Hockey Manitoba sanctioned programs and events are officially cancelled including but not limited to 2020 CCM Spring Break Goalie Camp, 2020 Hockey Manitoba Cup, 2020 Directors Cup Prospects program, 2020 Rising Stars Plus program, 2020 Female Peewee Prospects program, 2020 Program of Excellence Female U-16 Spring Camp and Top 40 Camp, 2020 Program of Excellence Female U-18 Spring Camp and Top 40 Camp, 2020 Program of Excellence Male U-16 Spring Camp and Top 40 Camp.

Q-7. Will Spring Development Programs like the Directors Cup Prospects be re-scheduled at a later date?

A-7. No. All Spring Development Programs have been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled for later in the Spring or Summer.

Q-8. If I have already paid for one of these programs will I get a refund?

A-8. All athletes who have submitted registration and paid the registration fee will be provided with a full refund of their registration fee. This refund will be processed directly to the credit card that was used for payment. If payment was made through an alternate method, a refund will be provided by cheque.

Q-9. Will the Program of Excellence be continued at a later date?

A-9. Based on how the situation with COVID-19 develops over the next few weeks we will continue to work on developing a new program structure in order to continue with the selection for the Male and Female Program of Excellence. Once a new program structure is put in place a new invitation process will be executed along with the registration process. Depending on the length of the disruption from COVID-19 the updated Program structure may include fewer athletes than the original invitation list for the Spring Selection Camps.

Q-10. Does this include private hockey programs, private spring hockey programs, and other non-sanction hockey leagues?

A-10. Private spring hockey programs and other non-sanctioned leagues operate outside of Hockey Manitoba’s bylaws and regulations. If they continue to operate, they would be doing so in isolation and without Hockey Canada Sanction and Insurance.

Q-11. Will 2020 provincial championship hosts be given right-of-first-refusal to host the events next season?

A-11. Yes, all associations that were hosting 2020 provincial championship tournaments that were cancelled will be given right-of-first-refusal to host in 2021 provided they are in compliance with the Hockey Manitoba Rules and Regulations.

Q-12. What does this mean for Extended Season?

A-12. Extended and Transition season is cancelled and teams that have already registered will not be charged.

Q-13. Will I be refunded for tournament sanctions and travel permits for any tournaments scheduled after March 13, 2020?

A-13. Yes, you will be refunded for the costs associated with tournament sanctions or travel permits.   Please contact Bonnie Lawson at blawson@hockeymanitoba.ca regarding tournament sanctions and provide the name of the person who purchased the sanction, the MHA, the dates of the tournament and the division.

Q-14. How will this affect Hockey Manitoba scholarship applications?

A-14. The original application deadline for Hockey Manitoba Scholarships was April 1, 2020. Due to recent circumstances, we have extended the scholarship deadline to May 1, 2020. A transcript that includes your grades up to the end of the first semester of this school year will be accepted.

Q-15. Are members or MHA's allowed to continue to host meetings?

A-15. Hockey Canada strongly recommends that all meetings should be conducted remotely, and that they should also consider the advice of their provincial health authorities on public gatherings and social distancing but that the final decision is ultimately up to them. Hockey Manitoba is working diligently to address the concerns of our membership and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult period.

Thank you,

Hockey Manitoba

  IMPORTANT UPDATE - Hockey Manitoba COVID-19 (coronavirus)
March 13th, 2020

Since yesterday's announcement by Hockey Canada confirming the cancellation of the 2019-2020 hockey season, a number of members have reached out to Hockey Manitoba seeking clarification to a variety of questions.

To reiterate what was sent out yesterday by Hockey Manitoba, all Hockey Manitoba sanctioned games and programs for the 2019-2020 hockey season have been cancelled.

This includes but is not limited to all hockey league games and practices from minor through to senior, the 2020 Hockey Manitoba Provincials, the 2020 Hockey Manitoba Cup, the 2020 TELUS Cup Western Regional Championship, the 2020 Esso Cup West Regional Championship, Hockey Manitoba's Program of Excellence Male U-16 and Female U-18/Female U-16 spring camps, Spring Break Goalie Camp, Director's Cup Prospects program, Female Peewee Prospects program and the Rising Stars Plus program, team wind-ups, off-ice training and team activities.

In order to reduce the number of phone calls and emails that Hockey Manitoba has received over the past two days, we will be producing a COVID-19 Question & Answer document which will be circulated next week to further update our membership on our previously scheduled programs and events.

Hockey Manitoba is working diligently to address the concerns of our membership and we appreciate your patience and understanding during this difficult period.

Thank You,
Hockey Manitoba

  To All Members of Hockey Winnipeg
March 13th, 2020

Further to the communication from March 12, 2020, I would like to clarify some things for everyone.

While it is very unfortunate and disappointing that we are in this position, we have taken the direction from health authorities and our governing body, Hockey Canada along with Hockey Manitoba.

The balance of the Hockey Winnipeg 2019/2020 season is cancelled. This includes all sanctioned activities such as games, practices and off ice activities.

To be fair to everyone involved, unless a final playoff series was played to completion, there will be no champion declared in the category.

Everyone please stay healthy and safe! We will get past all of this and move forward with preparations for a new season!

Chris Hall
President, Hockey Winnipeg

  COVID 19 Update - Hockey Winnipeg
March 13th, 2020

Hello River East Families,

We are well aware of the Covid 19 virus situation.  It is very important that we follow the direction of Hockey Canada, Hockey Manitoba and Hockey Winnipeg.

There is to be no team activities going forward until further notice, that means no games, no practices,  no dry land training, and no wind-ups.

If you have any questions please reach out to your directors for advice.

Be Safe,
Bruno Zarillo
President, REMHA

  COVID 19 Update - Hockey Winnipeg
March 12th, 2020

Good Evening,

As per Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba, all sanctioned minor hockey activities for the foreseeable future have been cancelled.

I know that Hockey Winnipeg issued a statement just a few hours ago that we would continue to play but this situation hands changed rapidly and we will follow the direction of the National Organization as they are looking out for the safety of all players and volunteers nation-wide.

All games that are currently underway may be finished but any game that has not yet started will not be allowed to take place. Please let all participants know that Hockey Winnipeg is doing what has been determined best by Hockey Canada.

More information will follow tomorrow morning.

Ian McArton
Executive Director, Hockey Winnipeg

  COVID 19 Update - Hockey Winnipeg
March 12th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

Hockey Winnipeg is taking the threat of the COVID 19 Virus very seriously, however there are less than 100 reported cases in Canada and one diagnosed in Manitoba which was today.

We value the safety of our members and we will continue to monitor all developments related to the virus over the coming days.

Hockey Winnipeg is recommending the following protocols be followed at all hockey activities:

  • No hand shakes – gloves should remain on for “fist bumps” instead of hand shakes
  • No sharing of water bottles – bottles should be kept clean and not shared with others
  • No spitting at any time
  • If you are felling ill, please stay at home

Hockey Winnipeg is following the leadership and Guidance of Hockey Canada and Hockey Manitoba to ensure that we are taking the proper steps to facilitate our programs without endangering our members. This virus is not widespread in Manitoba and by taking the appropriate precautions and being aware the public should not be alarmed. We will be providing updates as more information becomes available to us.

At this point in time all Hockey Winnipeg Scheduled events will proceed as planned.

Ian McArton
Executive Director, Hockey Winnipeg

  Recreation Facilities at Risk of Closure
Feb 2nd, 2020

REMHA families, it is important we do not sit quietly on the permanent closure of Terry Sawchuk. This past season we had a reduction in hours due to the closure. Most of the hours were replaced by other city facilities that are in the same conversation and will be closed.

Going forward we need a facility, it’s time to reach out to the highest level, Mayor Brian Bowman. Please cc the councillors.

Mayor Brian Bowman
Deputy Mayor Markus Chambers
Acting Deputy Mayor Vivian Santos
Matt Allard
Scott Gillingham
Cindy Gilroy
Brian Mayes
John Orlikow
Sherri Rollins

REMHA President
Bruno Zarillo

  Families in River East
Feb 1st, 2020

Please be advised that the permanent closure of Terry Sawchuk will affect the needs of our Community Hockey Programs. This past season we have had less hours of ice to offer our families. Our families have had to travel further to obtain practice ice due to the closure.

In recent years Terry Sawchuk has received our tax dollars to put in new Boards, benches and glass. The city has also repaved the parking lot.

As you know, we can ill afford to go another season with any arena shut down in River East. Please contact your local area councillors and voice your opinion with regards to the permanent closure of Terry Sawchuk Arena and other recreation facilities across Winnipeg.  

Jeff Browaty
Jason Schreyer

REMHA President
Bruno Zarillo

  REMHA 2019-20 Playoff Meeting Notice
February 17th, 2020

Meeting for all levels of hockey with the exception of House League as follows:

Date: February 24th
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Gateway Red Arena Meeting Room

It is mandated by Hockey Winnipeg that a rostered representative of each team must attend their Home Area Playoff Meeting. Failure to have a rostered representative in attendance will result in the automatic suspension for the first playoff game of the head coach.

Rosters will need to be verified, and signed off by the official in attendance.

Visit Hockey Winnipeg to determine where your particular division is being hosted.

  REMHA Registrar Update
Dec 18th, 2019

As of December 17, 2019 our Registrar contact info has changed to Sherri Quesnel. You may contact Sherri if you require assistance.


  2019-2020 REMHA Hockey Tryouts
Oct 28th, 2019

The 2019-20 REMHA "A" Hockey evaluations are complete and teams have been finalized.

Thank you to the REMHA Executive volunteers, and to the Community Club representatives for making this years evaluations a success.

The implementation of the new evaluation went well. We were able to eliminate multiple hours of ice while still providing thorough, individual assessments, which allowed us to provide instructor driven development sessions and deliver more practice ice to teams in a timely manner.

We will be reviewing the new process and making the necessary alterations to further enhance the overall evaluation process.

I would like to thank the parents for being patient throughout the trial. We appreciate and value your questions, opinions, and concerns. We will take them into consideration when determining the next steps in moving forward with the new process and making sure it is streamlined, consistent, and transparent.

Finally, we would like to thank the volunteer team official staff that have come forward this season. Coaching and managing can sometimes be considered thankless positions. For this reason, we want you to know that we appreciate the time and commitment you have offered to the program. Without you, hockey would cease to exist in REMHA.

Good luck this season. Have fun, and be safe.

Tom Maines
VP "A" Hockey Direct Entry

  REMHA - Coaches Meeting
Oct 16th, 2019

River East Minor Hockey will be hosting a Coaches Meeting on October 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Gateway Arena Red Room. 

All East League, Direct Entry, and AA teams need to send a representative. 

All House Leagues coaches must attend this meeting, as well, in order to receive their coaches package.

REMHA Royals and Marauders and North East Predators and Eagles need to attend . All teams must have one of the rostered coach's to sign in and verify team roster.

We will go over Hockey Winnipeg's rule changes for the year, REMHA coaches expectations. Review of coach certification requirements for new assistants etc.  Discuss the Hockey Manitoba website, criminal checks, and child registry searches.

  2019-2020 REMHA Tryout Update
Oct 8th, 2019

Novice to Peewee team formation has been completed.

Bantam teams have been selected, coaches will be contacting players shortly.

Midget (U17) tryouts are ongoing.

Tom Maines
VP "A" Hockey - Direct Entry
(204) 793-3102

  2019-2020 REMHA Hockey Tryouts
Sept 7th, 2019

Welcome to 2019/20 season we are excited to get the season started.  We all know tryouts are a stressful time for all.  Please be assured we are doing our best to get the tryout postings up on our website as soon as possible.  We ask for your patience with this being our first year with the new process as it will take longer than past years.

See you at the rink.

Bruno Zarrillo

  2019-2020 Registration Information
July 15th, 2019

River East Minor Hockey will be accepting registrations using the Hockey Canada Registration system this season.

Registration will be open between Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, August 27th.

You can access the Hockey Canada Registration System via the following link: REMHA - Hockey Canada Registration System.

Please visit our Registration section here for further information, including in-person registration dates.

  New in 2019-20
July 14th, 2019

REMHA will be offering a digital report card to all registrants in the “A” Hockey category. The report card will provide a detailed analysis of the players abilities, and areas that require improvement. There will be a cost of $10.00 for the preparation of the report card, which is payable at the time of registration through the Hockey Canada Registration site, or at the in person registrations.

The report card is not mandatory, and if you simply want to know you child’s overall score, that will be available through the VP’s of the respective age groups at no cost. Please keep in mind that the overall score will not provide any analysis, and will not have any reference to the groups evaluation.

Tom Maines
VP “A” Hockey Direct Entry


  REMHA Marauders AA Seeking Applicants for 2019-2020
May 22nd, 2019

River East Minor Hockey Association is currently looking for AA coaches for the Marauders 2019-2020 Hockey Season. Applications will be accepted until June 7th, 2019. Successful candidates will be called in for interviews and team placement will be announced on June 15th, 2019.

Applications are available here and may be submitted to Development Director, Scott Larkins or mailed to:

Attn: Coaching Committee
River East Minor Hockey Association
963 Henderson Hwy
PO Box 35057
Winnipeg, MB R2K 2M0


  2019 REMHA 4x4 Preparation for AA Camps are back!
May 11th, 2019

REMHA is offering a 4x4 Camp this summer for male and female players at Gateway Recreation Centre.  Each player will receive a 4x4 jersey.

Dates:      Starts August 25, 2019
Location: Gateway Recreation Centre

  Male Female
Age 11-12 11-14
Hours 5 5
Fees $165.00 $165.00

Registration forms are available here

Registration and payments must be received by July 15th.  You can mail or drop them off directly at our PO Box in the PharmaCare at P.O. Box 35057, 963 Henderson Hwy.

For additional information and schedules Addition details and camp schedules:

  2019 Annual General Meeting - Proposed Constitution Changes
April 28th, 2019

The proposed changes to the REMHA Constitution and By Laws for the 2019-2020 season can be accessed via the link below.  The proposed changes will be presented and voted on at the AGM on May 26th.

  River East Minor Hockey Association - 2019 Annual General Meeting
April 15th, 2019

Date: Sunday, May 26th
Location: North Kildonan CC, 1144 Kingsford Place
Time: Registration: 6:30 p.m.
  Meeting: 7:00 p.m.

All adult residents of the River East Minor Hockey Association have voting privileges and are invited to attend. Any resident that would like to allow their name to stand for election to a position on the board as below should contact the Past President, Garth Nolan at 204-668-6386 or via email as noted on the web site. Anyone willing to stand but unable to attend must provide an e-mail or letter to the past President prior to May 25th.

Changes to the Constitution and By Laws properly submitted will be considered for vote by the River East adult residents in attendance. Proposed changes must be submitted in writing to the Secretary of the Association at least 30 days prior to the meeting. (Article 14 & 15)

The positions open for election this year as set out in Article 10 are:

Position Term
Vice President AA 2 years
Vice President Female Hockey 2 years
Vice President House League 2 years
Referee In Chief 2 years
Equipment Director 2 years

The Constitution and By Laws etc. of the Association are available here.

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Referee and Timekeeper Clinics

Please check for the next available Clinic in our Officials section for further information.

Please register early as clinics in our area fill up quickly.

2020-2021 Coaching Applicants

Applications are available here.

Please visit our Development Section for further information.

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