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Registration 2014 / 2015 Information



Welcome to the Bowriver Bruins Hockey Association   2013/14 season Registration.



Please follow these steps to complete your registration:


1.       Make sure you read and understand the waiver document.
           Please read and answer ALL the questions in the online process.
           Your registration will be considered as INCOMPLETE if this is ignored.

2. If you have registered your child’s information before from last season in the HCR system.

 Please take the time to obtain your login information and password before starting over again.

 PLEASE DO NOT add your child again.

A great deal of time has been spent cleaning up the system and we require your assistance in maintaining the data. Duplicate player information will delay your registration and may ultimately impact the player’s pre-seed group assignment at the beginning of evaluations.


3.       Make sure you read and understand the volunteer commitment.

4.       Make sure you read and understand the new Volunteer section.


5.       If you are a BANTAM or MIDGET aged player and are trying out for NWCAA,
     you are required to mail in a POST DATED cheque for the full amount of Bow River fees dated for October 1st, 2013.

Note these cheques will be returned to you if your child is successful with his NWCAA tryout.


6.       If you are new to the association, you will need to mail in a copy of your child(s) birth  
certificate to be put on file for proof of age

7. BRBHA runs a very successful house league for Novice aged players. Please review the house league information via the following link to decide if this is the program is more a “fit” for your child.




Conditioning Camp 2013

Every year The Bow River Bruins Hockey Association offers a conditioning camp for our members Novice to Midget to participate in. The cost of this camp is $135.00 and runs the last week of August.This camp is mainly for our kids to get their "hockey legs" back in shape before evaluations start.. This camp is  recomended to players that have not played any hockey in the off season and need to condition themselves for evaluations. See the schedule on the left for times and dates. This option is available during registration if you wish to sign up.
 Please note that spots are limited to 30-35 per group.



Fees for 2013 / 14 Season



Birth Year

Registration Fee

Late Fee added After       July 1st

Late Fee added      August 1st






Novice Minor Hockey Program





Novice House League





Atom Minor Hockey Program





Atom House League





Pee Wee
















Registration Information


All players and goaltenders registering for the Bow River Bruins Hockey Association (“BRBHA”) must meet eligibility requirements. Specific detailed information is available through Hockey Calgary.

All players and goaltenders must be 5 to 17 years of age as of December 31st. Proof of age must be provided upon request.

All players and goaltenders must be permanent residents as defined in our boundaries and must live there with one of their parents or legal guardian OR have a release from their assigned association and Hockey Calgary. Releases must be submitted at the time of registration.

If you are moving into the boundaries of Bow River from anywhere in Canada (Including the city of Calgary) where your child has played minor hockey you will need to have your child transferred to Bow River in the HCR ( Hockey Canada Registry) Please contact the Bow River Administration to implement this process.“Proof of Residency” must be provided upon request as per Hockey Calgary’s rules and regulations.



The BRBHA boundaries include:




Lynx Ridge


Point McKay

Rocky Ridge

Royal Oak


Valley Ridge
Bearspaw is no longer in the boundaries of Bow River and must register with Cochrane Hockey Association

Cougar Ridge no longer in the boundaries of Bow River and must register with Springbank Hockey Association
(Unless you are Bantam or Midget age and wish to stay in Bow River)







The first late fee for the 2013/2014 season is $100.00 and will go into effect July 1st, 2013 at 11:59pm. A second late fee of another $100.00 to make the total late fee of $200 will go into effect on August 1, 2013. There are no late fees for Timbit players or House League players that move into Bow River after July 1st, 2013.





Bingo Credit


Bingos can be worked in lieu of registration fees during the period of June 30 – August 31 each year. A $32 credit will be applied for each facility bingo worked during this period.


Flames Even Strength Program


The Flames Even Strength Program is available to assist families with the financial cost of registration. You must apply and qualify for this program. FESP will pay a percentage of your fees if qualification is successful.


Click here to download FESP Form.



KidSport Calgary


KidSport will pay a percentage of money to go towards equipment only. KidSport does not help cover fees.

Again, you must apply to qualify for this program as well.


Click here to download KidSport Form.





The RIS is a mandatory program under the playing rules and regulations of Hockey Calgary. One parent must complete this 1 hour online program. The program does not need to be completed for each child registered – it only needs to be completed once.

You can access this site through the Hockey Calgary website. When you first enter the system you will be required to create a profile. Be sure to enter all of your child’s information (each child registered) as this will get tied back to each players profile in the Hockey Canada Registry. Players are not able to participate in the season until this program has been completed.


If you did the RIS program under Hockey Calgary previously then you do not need to do it again. If you have completed an RIS program with another organization other than Hockey Calgary you will need to complete this.


How to retrieve your RIS number


If you need to retrieve your RIS number log into the Hockey Calgary site at and click on the picture of “Respect in Sport” that is located near the bottom of the page.


Then click “Visit the Respect in Sport Online Course” link. The RIS program will open up. At the bottom of the page click “Looking for your Certification Number?” link. Enter the name and date of birth of the person who took the course and it will give you your certification number. In the Respect in Sport program there is a portion of the course under profile called Child Management. Add any children that you are registering in hockey. This is to ensure that the course certification number gets attached to their profile.


The BRBHA does not have access to this information on your behalf.




If you want your player to be fully registered immediately the easiest way to accomplish this is to register online and pay by credit card.


Credit Card Option – Visa / MasterCard


Due to the security issues with credit card payments you can only pay by credit card via the online process.

Please Note: FULL PAYMENT will be processed immediately.





Send your payment in with a print out of your invoice immediately after completing the online registration.  Your player is NOT considered registered until your payment is RECEIVED.


Make Cheques Payable to: Bow River Bruins Hockey Association


Payment Plan

You may participate in our payment plan.  50% of the fees must be collected prior to the start of evaluations with the balance paid by the end of October. We will accept payments by cheque; however a Visa or MasterCard is required to be on file.  If you wish to participate in our payment plan please select “Other” when going through the checkout in our online registration system. If you select "other", Please contact  administration via email or phonecall (403-208-9667) to arrange a payment plan program that will suit you and your family.





Make Cheques Payable to: Bow River Bruins Hockey Association

Mail to:


R.P.O. Box 27046

Tuscany RPO

Calgary, AB Canada T3L 2Y1


Tips for Registration


To avoid the late fees be sure to be registered on-line before July 1st, 2013 and have all your cheques handed into the Administrator to be considered fully registered.


Do not rely on the post office. If you are registering close to the deadline and you want to be sure your payment is received on time you can drop it off at The Bowness Sportsplex Arena. There is a mail slot for BRBHA on the right hand side as you walk in the front door.


Fee refunds for non-injury withdrawal will be provided as outlined in the bylaws of the BRBHA as follows:

- notice provided before August 15th  - Fee less $25
          - notice provided before October 1 – Fee less $150
          - notice provided before December 1 – Fee less $300
          - notice provided after December 1 – no refund will be provided

Fee refunds for injury related withdrawal will be provided as follows:
          - Fee (less $150) prorated by month over the remainder of the season.  No refund after February 1. 
          - Notice of injury refunds must be accompanied by a physician’s letter outlining the injury.

Non Payment of Fees

Families that have any outstanding fees from a previous season or have not paid at least 50% of current season fees prior to the start of evaluations will not be permitted to participate in evaluations until the relevant payments have been made.

Contact Information

Email -

Phone – 403-208-9667


Bow River Bruins Hockey Association

R.P.O. Box  27046

Tuscany RPO

Calgary, AB Canada  T3L 2Y1




Volunteer Requirement





The Bow River Bruins Hockey Association (“BRBHA”) is a non-profit hockey association that is run through a volunteer board of directors, executives, and coordinators. The hockey program will only be successful so long as there is a commitment to volunteering by each and every family registered in the BRBHA.

Registration Requirement - Volunteering

The BRBHA requires a volunteer commitment as a condition of registration. Our volunteer policy has changed slightly, please read below to familiarize yourself with the policy. By registering a child in our hockey program you understand and agree to abide by the volunteer policy.

Volunteer Objective

The BRBHA desires to create a transparent volunteer program that encourages and recognizes volunteerism from a maximum amount of members to the benefit of the BRB hockey program. To encourage a culture of strong volunteerism that makes the BRBHA a better organization.

Volunteer Requirement

For Timbit age players each family will be allocated one bingo shift. For all other age categories each family will be required to volunteer in some capacity as outlined by the team volunteer coordinator. Team volunteer opportunities are available with on ice assistance, team manager, clock and score keeper duties, tournament coordinator, social coordinator, team Bingo shift volunteer to name just a few. Families are expected to volunteer with each team their child is on to the required minimum commitment as outlined in your team meeting at the start of the season. Failure to volunteer will result in your volunteer bond cheque being cashed by the association.  If you have a Timbit and older player you must work your Bingo shift for your Timbit player and volunteer for the other team(s) where you have players.

Volunteer Bond

The BRBHA requires a volunteer bond from all member families in the form of an undated cheque payable to the BRBHA for $200.  These cheques will be collected by the Teams and submitted to the BRBHA by October 31. This cheque will be destroyed once the completion of your volunteer commitment is confirmed. A volunteer bond is required for each team where a family has a child playing and applies to all age categories. For example, if you have children on the same team then only one cheque is required, for three children on three different teams then three cheques will be required.


Facility Bingos

As a condition of receiving our current ice allocation from the Bowness Sportsplex, we are committed contractually in providing the required volunteers for the Bowness Community Association’s bingo during the hockey season.  In order for the Bowness Sportsplex to continue to operate and stay open, the income from the bingo operation is necessary.

October 15 – March 31 Bingos

Bingos occurring between these dates will be allocated to individual Bow River hockey TEAMS from the Novice to Midget age groups. Each team will be responsible for providing the necessary volunteers (4) for their bingo date.

September 1st - October 14th & March 1st- June 30th Bingos


Bingo Exemptions

There are no longer any BINGO EXEMPTIONS in Timbits

ALL Timbit families are required to do one bingo. These bingo dates will be emailed to you.


Bingos are held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 5:00PM to10:00PM at the Bowness Sportsplex and is a smoke free environment

Working Bingos in lieu of Registration Fees

Bingos can be worked in lieu of registration fees only during the period of April 1 – August 31 each year. A $32 credit will be applied for each facility bingo worked during this period over and beyond the required Facility Bingo.

Volunteer Buyout


The cost of the volunteer buyout is $300. This option is available to you to purchase as so you will not be required to do any volunteering whatsoever. A portion of every buyout goes to help assist the BRBHA with funding for kids in need within our Association.  

Dressing Room Rule for Peewee & Older Players


Please be aware of the Hockey Calgary bylaw 17 (e) which BRBHA is obliged to follow during evaluations and beyond

From the age category of Pee Wee and older, separate change facilities must be utilized by all female players (or male players if they are in the minority) before and after all ice times. They may join their teammates in the dressing room after all players have completely changed. Failure to comply with this rule may result in suspension of the head coach for a period of at least one game.




Registration for House league is different that Streamline Novice & Atom.
We will be using GOALLINE for registration of our House Leagues


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