Cochrane Minor Hockey (CMA) is entering the second stage of registration tomorrow.
Tuesday at 9 a.m. the door opens for any Cochrane youth or family who have not previously been part of a CMH program.
With COVID-19 and the economic downswing, minor hockey has stepped up to spread out registration payments.
"One of the things we've done is we've made it so at this point of time it's just a $50 deposit," explains Lorne Bremner, female hockey director. "Then you can pay your registration over four equal payments in the fall."
Registrations will continue to be accepted until the beginning of the season or as divisions fill.
On Aug. 1, registration opens up for those players from outside Cochrane.
Bremner says before COVID-19 they were expecting a 10 to 15 per cent growth in the number of female hockey players. It's a program that has seen steady growth and great success over the years.
"We were hoping to get up close to 190 girls, but we traditionally get a lot out from our "Try Hockey Day" for novice and initiation players. We're not sure what the impact will be yet from not having that day."
Bremner says he can help those in need of equipment for younger entry-level girls players.
"Being a potentially financially hard year for people, if their daughter wants to try hockey in those younger age groups, I can help them with gear."
You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Currently, CMH is completing its planning as normal, but realizes health regulations are subject to change.
Based upon the current Alberta protocol, they will return to the ice on Sept. 1 and will start by conducting evaluations. Normal prep camps have not been scheduled at this point.
"We're following Hockey Alberta guidelines, so when things change for them, they change for us, good or bad."
To find out more information on hockey registration visit here.