Frequently Asked Questions
When does registration open for the hockey season?
Registration will generally begin June 1st. Check the SHA website for details and News Articles announcing when Registration is open.
Is there a family discount?
Yes, for families with 3 or more children.
How can I pay for registration?
SHA accepts credit card and etransfer payments. We offer an installment plan available at the time of registration. All fees must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the season.
Can I register in person?
SHA requires everyone to register online using the Hockey Canada Registry. Find the link on the Registration General Information page.
How do I know my registration is confirmed?
When you complete the registration process online, you will receive a receipt via email from Hockey Canada. It is recommended you print the receipt and keep it for your records. If you have entered a valid email address (and your computer security settings allow cookies) during registration, you should also receive an email confirmation.
What levels of hockey are available?
The levels of hockey are as follows:
1. Recreational Hockey (U6 through U21)
2. Select (exhibition travel team from Recreational) SHA will decide which divisions shall have a team
3. Representative (Rep): Divisions with SHA are A/AA and MD
More information may be found under the Registration Tab by clicking on Our Programs.
When are A/AA, MD and Select tryouts?
Watch the SHA website for News Articles announcing tryout schedules.
When does the hockey season start?
Typically in September.
How can I add a sibling to my Respect In Sport Profile?
Please log in to the Respect In Sport website
Click on Profile (along the top of the page)
Click on Child Management
Click Add Child
Fill in the required information
When will my child play?
Game play is based on the level of hockey your player is in and which division. Please consult the Our Programs page under the Registration Tab for further details.
When does my child practice?
Practice is based on the level of hockey your player is in and which division. Please consult the Our Programs page under the Registration Tab for further details.
Can I specify a certain coach that I want my child to play for?
Unfortunately, with a registration base of over 1200 participants it has become impossible to accommodate special requests. Coaches are responsible for drafting their own teams. Therefore, if you are coaching you can ensure your own child is on your team.
Can I request that my child play with his friend for car pooling purposes?
Again, it is impossible to accommodate special requests. Once the first week of hockey has been played and it is unworkable for you to get your child to the arena, a request in writing can be given to the League Convenor and they will try to accommodate your situation. If you can not be accommodated, you can request a refund.
My child wants to be a full time goalie - does he/she get to play a full game each week?
U7 through U11 are developmental years and we ask that each child try the different positions to find what they like or are good at. U13 and above, positions are pretty set. We strive to have 1 goalie per team but sometimes we have more goalies than teams. In this case, 2 goalies may be assigned to a team and will share the role equally.
What documentation do I need if I want to coach or be a trainer?
All coaches, trainers, bench staff, on ice helpers and managers must have completed the Respect in Sport-Activity Leader. A number of other coaching requirements are required. An updated chart with this information will be posted soon.
Also, the Alliance and SHA require a Criminal Reference Check (Police Check) which can be obtained through your local police station. This must be updated every 3 years. We also require a Declaration be signed each year. Your league convenor or registrar can tell you more about this requirement.
Where can I sign up to be a coach or trainer?
Coaching applications can be filled out on our website. Please contact your league/division director for further information.
Is there a league specifically for girls?
SHA is an inclusive association accepting boys and girls. While the majority of our participants are boys, we have a number of girls throughout our system. Where possible, we try to place 2 or more girls together on a team.
Where can I get a permission to skate form for the Lambton Jr Sting AAA Club?
Please contact Lesley Smith-Taylor for this form. [email protected]
We have just moved to Sarnia, how can I register my player?
Please contact Lesley Smith-Taylor to assist you with any paperwork that may be required. [email protected]
What equipment does my child require?
Please view this PDF for a list of equipment. The file is printable.
SHA supplies socks and jerseys for all players.
How do I get a refund if my player wants to quit or has been injured and can no longer play?
Sarnia Hockey Association Refund Guidelines
1. All refunds will be dealt with by both the Treasurer and Registrar on a case-by-case bases.
2. All refunds will be subject to a Sarnia Hockey Association Processing Fee. This processing fee is subject to change and will be decided by the Treasurer based on current banking fees
3. All refunds requested after the season has begun or after the player has participated in an evaluation skate or other on ice activity will be subject to a Hockey Canada Membership Surcharge. This surcharge is subject to change and based on the current Membership Fees set out by Hockey Canada, the OHF and Alliance Hockey
4. Refunds requested once the season has begun will also be subject to a fee reduction based on how many weeks into the season we are. This reduction will be calculated by the Treasurer and Registrar and based on the Basic Registration rate and 25 weeks of hockey.
5. Refunds may be subject to a Jersey Surcharge.
6. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER THE JANUARY 10th ROSTER DEADLINE
7. Representative player refunds may be subject to a team fee assessment. This decision will be made by the Treasurer and Vice Chair of Representative Hockey.
8. If registration was paid by credit card, refunds will processed back to the credit card used at the time of registration. This process takes 3-10 business days.
9. If registration was paid by E-transfer, an E-transfer refund will be issued to the email address associated to the players profile. E-transfer refunds will be issued within days of confirmation of a player withdraw by the Registrar.
10. If a refund is requested via cheque, the cheque will be issued to the name of the parent/guardian who registered the player. Cheques will be mailed to the address on the players profile. In the event that you have moved and not previously notified Sarnia Hockey Association of said move, you will be subject to a $50 stop payment and cheque reissue fee
In light of the current and ever changing Covid Restrictions, should the Province of Ontario, Hockey Canada, the OHF, Alliance Hockey or the City of Sarnia, cancel our season, refunds will not be subject to the Sarnia Hockey Association Processing Fee and will be prorated based on where we are in the season.
Any and all questions regarding payments or finances please contact our Treasurer: