League News


Try Goalie!!

Have you ever thought about being a goalie?


Hockey NS is pleased to offer a new initiative for first time goalies in metro.

Any player in U11 or higher who are interested in the goalie position for the 2022-23 season can access three FREE 1.5 hour goalie development sessions.

The first two sessions will be Sept 17th and Oct 22nd at the BMO centre in Bedford.

Equipment will be provided if required. In addition, any first time goalies from these sessions who stay in the position all season will have half their hockey registration reimbursed at the end of the season.

Attendance is limited, so please email jleblanc@hockeynovascotia.ca as soon as possible to register.

Aug 14, 2022

2022-23 Registration is OPEN!!!

Please click on this link to register https://page.hockeycanada.ca/page/hc/hns/halifax-region/halifax

Looking forward to a successful and fun season!

Aug 3, 2022

2022 Checking Clinic Info

2022 Hawks Checking Clinics   

Checking Clinics are required for any new U15 players (U13 players moving up to U15 for the 2022-23 season) or any current U15/U18 players who wish to play contact hockey in 2022-23 and have yet to take the checking clinic.  We will be offering 2 different clinic options for players to get certified for contact hockey.  A checking clinic is needed prior to U15 Major tryouts as well.

The Checking clinic will offer logical progressions necessary for players to learn the skill of checking.  It is important that players learn the proper way to give and receive a check to increase the safety of our game.  We will help build contact confidence and stress the importance of respect on the ice in a contact environment.


Clinic Option 1:


Tuesday April 5th

6pm - 730pm - Classroom session @ Centennial

8pm to 9pm on ice session 1 of 2 @ Centennial

Saturday April 9th

12pm - 1pm on ice session 2 of 2 @ Centennial


To Register: https://halifaxhawks.square.site/product/2022-checking-clinic-option-1/56?cs=true&cst=custom


Clinic Option 2:

Monday April 11th

6:00pm - 7:30pm - Classroom session @ Centennial

On Ice Session 1 of 2 - 8pm to 9pm on ice @ Centennial

Wednesday April 13th

8pm to 9pm on ice session 2 of 2 @ Centennial


To Register: https://halifaxhawks.square.site/product/2022-checking-clinic-option-2/57?cs=true&cst=custom



Cost: $65.00 per player

Jan 22, 2022

Hawks Against Racism

As a result of acts of racism against one of its players at a recent hockey tournament on Prince Edward Island, and in support of the player and his family, the Halifax Hawks Minor Hockey Association (“Hawks”) is announcing their decision that none of the association’s hockey teams will participate in PEI minor hockey tournaments until Hockey PEI and Hockey NS take appropriate steps to investigate and address  the recent acts of racism and create a safe and inclusive environment that prevents similar acts in the future.

“Our teams and association will not tolerate racism,” said President Spiro Bokolas. “This is a hard decision, and the Hawks will have close to 700 potentially disappointed players that won’t attend PEI tournaments until we see real change, but we feel this is the right decision to support our player, members, league and the sport of hockey. We also believe this disappointment is only a small fraction of the amount of disappointment felt by our players and families of varying backgrounds and our actions represent a great display of solidarity and reflection to all of our members on the challenges many players still face daily.”

The Hawks are also using this moment to create further awareness with their members of their zero-tolerance approach to any racism or discrimination. With the full support of the family involved, the association is working to ensure this message reaches all players and families.

The Hawks are hopeful that Hockey PEI and Hockey NS can identify next steps and continue to create an environment where all players, from all backgrounds can participate in the game of hockey free of prejudice and discrimination.

Dec 1, 2021

Hockey Canada Level 1 Goalie Certification

The Hawks are pleased to announce we will be hosting a Hockey Canada Level 1 Goalie Coach certification for all association coaches interested.  This is free to attend.

This is a great opportunity for coaches to learn about how they can better work with their goalies in practices and games.  The goalie position has become highly specialized and goalies need specific training. 

We are making this mandatory that one coach per competitive team has this level 1 certification,  but the session is open to ALL coaches that are interested (Competitive or Recreation level).


Date: Sunday October 24th


12pm to 130pm (Maritime Hall Halifax Forum Classroom session)

130pm to 230pm (On ice session at the civic)


If interested in attending, please email td@halifaxhawks.ca to be added to the list.

Oct 6, 2021

Hockey Nova Scotia Vaccine Policy - Press Release

As everyone is aware, on Wednesday September 22, Hockey Nova Scotia released their vaccine policy.

It is important at all Halifax Hawks members are aware of what is included in this policy.

Please click on the link below to read.

Release of HNS Vaccine Policy (September 24 2021) (1) (1)

Sep 26, 2021