z - Registration Info 2021 - 2022



ALL Registration closed as of September 15th, 2021.  Late registrants may contact meifha.registrar@gmail.com to be added to wait-lists.




Metro East Inferno Female Hockey Association

2021 - 2022 Registration Information


Please read ALL information CAREFULLY as there have been changes made from previous seasons.

Registration for the upcoming season has been delayed due to many changes in late July, with the implementation of the new Hockey Canada Registry 3.0, a new Nova Scotia Female Hockey League website and a new structure for female hockey season.  You can see the new female regulations HERE.  You can find information about creating your new HCR 3.0 account at the bottom of this page.

Please note new female hockey evaluation (tryout) policy: "1.0 Regulation Female players choosing to play female hockey must attend the female tryout process from the beginning and will not be permitted to be part of both a minor tryout process and female tryout process at the same time. Exception U18 AAA Major - Female players who try out for U18 AAA Major Female will be permitted to be part of the Association female tryout process."

Recreational (REC) 'C' Category Female Hockey versus Representative (REP) 'AAA'/'AA'/'A' Female Hockey:

The HNS Female Council has introduced some changes for the upcoming 2021 - 2022 season.  These changes reflect the lower overall cost, less travel and lower time commitment of recreational (REC) 'C' hockey versus representative (REP) 'AAA' U13/U15 & 'AA' U11 - U18 & 'A' U11/U18 hockey.  Representative (REP) female hockey will include teams from around the province and as such, require a bigger commitment of time and money, as representative teams tend to have higher overall budgets to cover their higher operating costs.  

For MEIFHA players, if a player played 'A' last season (or 'B' U11) and is assigned to a 'C' team this season, (or opts to play 'C'),  there will be very little change.  There may be 4-6 teams in regular season play rather than 8-10 teams but details on the exact make-up of the division is under development as all Female Associations adapt to the recent restructuring.  We will update our membership as further details emerge.  Please note: MEIFHA will not offer recreational 'C' hockey at U18, this season.

MEIFHA plans on offering the following teams this year:
  • U9 - Intermediate & Developing
  • U11 - REP 'AA' & 'A' - REC 'C'
  • U13 - REP 'AAA' & AA' - REC 'C'
  • U15 - REP 'AAA' & 'AA' - REC 'C'
  • U18 - REP 'AA' & 'A'

What we do know:  Play has been promised as 'more locally based' to reduce travel in the recreational (REC) 'C' division.  This means less commitment and cost for players and families.  There will also be a return to 50 minute games (as opposed to 80 minute games) at the recreational (REC) 'C' level which will decrease the financial burden on teams.  Representative (REP) teams will continue to be responsible for the cost of the extra minutes of ice and official time, per 80 minute game.  

 As with anything new, this will take some time to adjust to the processes involved, but HNS agrees that this will undoubtedly be good for female hockey in the province.  We will move forward and adapt to these changes to create an entirely positive experience for your daughter.


Please note:  ALL REP Evaluation and Preseason Development Session fees MUST be added to your original registration as NO CHANGES WILL BE ACCOMMODATED after the deadline.  Preseason Development Session Registration closes September 1st, or earlier if available spaces fill.  ALL Registration closes September 15th, 2021.  Late registrants may contact meifha.registrar@gmail.com to be added to wait-lists.

Registration U11 - U18

(Note for U18 AAA Hopefuls)


(if paid in FULL)

Registration U9

Introduction to U9 Hockey


(if paid in FULL)

'AAA' (U13/U15)

& 'AA' (U11 - U18)

& 'A' (U11)

Representative (REP) Player Evaluations***

(required for ALL REP hockey except U18 'A',

not required for REC or 'C' Hockey)


Preseason Development Sessions

with Dalhousie University Hockey



(6 one-hour sessions)

'C' Recreational (REC) level Balancing & U18 'A' level Balancing***

(players choosing not to be evaluated for Representative 'AAA' / 'AA' / 'A' (U11))

No additional fees


***An important note on Evaluations & Balancing:

'AAA' & 'AA' & 'A' Representative (REP) Player Evaluations may consist of skills session(s)/small area game(s)/intrasquad game(s)/practice(s) to determine 'AAA' & 'AA'  & 'A' REP team placement.  Please note the level of REP play differs for each age group.  Take note which REP teams are available for your player, referring to the chart above.  Players may choose not to participate in the REP evaluation process and be placed directly onto a recreational 'C' (REC) team, but may still be required to complete Balancing depending on the number of MEIFHA teams in any given season.  Please note:  For U18, players may choose to be placed directly on a REP 'A' team as MEIFHA will not host a REC 'C' team this season.  

Balancing is the process whereby players are evaluated to enable all teams within the same division be given equal opportunity to compete. It may consist of practice(s) and/or intrasquad game(s).  Balancing is essential to ensure all players have similar experiences throughout the season and will occur at any level with sufficient numbers to warrant multiple teams within a division in our association.  MEIFHA have traditionally had more than one team at the recreational (REC) 'C'   level (formerly 'A' or 'B' U11), and at the U18 'A' level.


Special Note for U18 'AAA' Hopefuls

If you are competing for a spot in the Maritime Major Female Hockey League (MMFHL) MEIFHA requests that you contact our registrar Casha Cruickshank at registrar@metroeastinferno.ca to announce your 'AAA' bid and to confirm your possible participation in the MEIFHA REP Evaluation process, no later than September 1st, 2021.  Once the U18 'AAA' Team Selection Process has been completed, you must register with MEIFHA in order to proceed to MEIFHA REP Evaluations forU18 'AA.'.  Players registering after Septemvber 1st, due to late release from the 'AAA' process should contact vpadmin@metroeastinferno.ca before registering, if they wish to join Preseason Development Sessions.  This can only be accommodated if space permits.  The deadline for registration is September 15th, 2021.



Option #1:  FULL payment by CREDIT CARD ONLY through the HCR 3.0 at time of registration

If you MUST make other arrangements, please contact Dave Bruce VP Finance vpfinance@metroeastinferno.ca

ONLY ONCE APPROVED, may you register and select OFFLINE PAYMENT

Option #2: Installments by CREDIT CARD ONLY through the HCR 3.0 at time of registration

4 payments:  Inititial Payment plus 3 installment payments

Please note: Total fee increases by $25 when the installments option is chosen.

Preseason Development Session & Evaluation fees are due as part of your inititial payment at time of registration.

  Option #1:

Option #2:  4 Installment Payments

Registration & Products Chosen:

Payment amounts will depend on the choices you make when registering

Total Amount (if paid in Full) Total Amount if paid by Installments

Total DUE at Registration

(Initial Payment)

Total Due 1st Installment

Oct 1

Total Due 2nd Installment

Nov 1

Total Due 3rd Installment

Dec 1

U9 U9 Registration $625 $650 $65 $198.90 $193.05 $193.05
U9 with Preseason Development Sessions $725 $750 $165
U11 to U18 U11 - U18 Registration (direct to RECreational 'C') $800 $825 $82.50 $252.45 $245.03 $245.02

U11 - U18 with Preseason Development Sessions (direct to RECreational 'C')

$900 $925 $182.50
U11 - U18 with REP Evaluations (participating in REPresentative player evaluations) $950 $975 $232.50
U11 - U18 with Preseason Development Sessions AND REP Evaluations  (participating in REPresentative player evaluations) $1050 $1075 $332.50



Refund Policy - Due to COVID-19 (Health Authority or HNS guidance)

If the hockey season is cancelled for any reason due to health authority (COVID-19) we will issue prorated refunds to all membership or credits to player accounts for the 2022 - 2023 season. For example, if the hockey season gets cancelled 50% of the way through the season, 50% of registration costs will be refunded back, less a 3% admin fee.

  **Please see MEIFHA Policies & Procedures Manual, Policy #4.0 for detailed registration and refund policy**

Additional Fee Information:

  • 10% multi-sibling discount available (3 players or more playing minor hockey. Discount is limited to 1 per family on registration fees only), and will be refunded back after the season begins. All members are to pay 100% upfront.
  • If fees are not paid by Dec 1st, 2021, the player will not be permitted to participate in any game, practice or any other MEIFHA sanctioned event until payment is received (Date extended due to COVID-19). 
  • NSF cheques will incur a fee of $15, applied to the member’s account 

Questions about fees?  

Contact David Bruce, VP Finance vpfinance@metroeastinferno.ca

Questions about Player Evaluation or Balancing?  

Contact Adam Greenwood, VP Hockey Operations vphockey@metroeastinferno.ca

Questions about Registration? 

Contact Casha Cruickshank, Registrar registrar@metroeastinferno.ca


Financial Assistance:  

Metro East Inferno Female Hockey Association believes that all children should have the opportunity to participate in sport. If your child is interested in playing the game and you are in need of financial assistance, please click HERE.


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HOCKEY CANADA HCR 3.0 - Getting set up in the new system


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  4. Click the icon (top right corner, grey icon)
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