The hockey season starts sometime in September (early or late depending on the division) and ends the end of February or early March. Hockey typically runs over long weekends, however, takes a break for Christmas (unless your team is involved in tournaments).
The cost of the hockey season depends on the age group your child is in. Check out our registration page for current registration fees for each age group. If you break down the cost of U6, those players are on the ice on average twice per week for 21 weeks. $675/21=$32/week (or $16 per session with a professional skill provider/coach). Breaking down the cost of a U15 C/Recreational player, those players are on the ice on average twice per week for 23 weeks. $950/23=$41/week (or $20.50/session).
Teams typically collect extra funds to cover things such as tournaments, trophies, wrap up party and other swag or goodies throughout the season. U6 team fees for the season are usually around $100/player, whereas, if your child plays on a U11-U18 rep team and has a paid coach, your team fees may be upwards of $1500-$2500.
SEMI Hockey's rep tryouts (U11-U18) will begin as early as Friday evening of the Labour Day long weekend. If you intend to tryout for Rep, please ensure you are in town for Labour Day weekend!
U11 tryouts may begin on the Thursday or Friday following the long weekend so feel free to book that last minute long weekend camping trip!
SEMI Hockey is primarily a volunteer run organization with a few contract employees who keep the day to day administrative and hockey operations running smoothly. In order to keep registration fees low, we rely on each and every family to help out along the way, whether it is helping out at evaluations, managing equipment, time/score keeping, coaching, managing teams and a lot more! Each family is required to volunteer a minimum of 5 hours throughout the season and if that minimum is not met, your $250 volunteer deposit cheque will be cashed.
SEMI Hockey's home arenas are Centennial and South Surrey Arenas, however, with the amount of players we have in the association, those two ice surfaces cannot accommodate all of our teams. In order to accommodate all of our players, SEMI utilizes ice at the two above mentioned arenas, as well as Excellent Ice, Newton Arena, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex and the Great Pacific Forum. Additionally, teams in U9 and above will play games vs other associations and will have away games at their home arenas. U11-U18 Recreational teams play in the Fraser Valley West region (Cloverdale, Langley, North Delta, Surrey, Semiahmoo, South Delta and Whatcom County) and Rep teams may have teams in their division located anywhere within the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association.
The SEMI Hockey head office is located at 1544 Foster Street in White Rock (Central Plaza building). We do not have offices at the arenas. There is free street parking out front on Foster Street.
Generally, our office hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am-3:00pm, but it's always best to call before you swing by.
This is a hot topic at the beginning of every hockey season!
Please be patient as your Division gets started each season. Depending on your division, there is a lengthy process to get your child placed on a team at either the house evaluations or the rep tryout process.
You will receive an email from your volunteer Division Manager approximately 2 weeks prior to evaluations with your evaluation schedule. Once evaluations are completed, your child will be placed on a team and you will receive your schedule a month or so at a time (each division is slightly different). Typically, each teams home game and practice times will rotate with other teams in your division, thus, you will not have the exact same schedule each week. This has seemed to work well for a lot of families.
For U6 teams, you can expect to be on the ice Saturday and Sunday mornings at South Surrey Arena (or other) and U7-U9 can expect to be on the ice Saturday's and Sunday's (Excellent Ice or South Surrey) and one weekday evening during the week (often alternating, week on/week off).
Please refrain from emailing the SEMI Hockey office asking for schedules as we will ensure that our members are the first to know of schedules once they are released.
We do not take friend or coach requests at the association level. We have over 950 players in the association, and it is nearly impossible to ensure that friends are on teams together. Our first priority for U6-U9 and U11-U18 Recreational/C divisions, is to ensure that teams are balanced. After evaluations are completed, you may send an email to your Division Manager and make friend requests (with reasoning), however, nothing is guaranteed. What we can guarantee you, is that your kids (and you the parents) will make new lifelong friends from hockey!