Registration Info - REC Vs REP

   

Last updated May 28, 2024. Pages may need to be opened on a tablet or computer to see all information.

 

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Metro East Inferno Female Hockey Association

RECreational vs. REPresentative Hockey Information

 

 

RECreational and REPresentative hockey are ever-evolving in female hockey as the female game grows but we anticipate each season will be similar to previous hockey seasons. 

All Metro East Inferno Coaches will be properly qualified and on-boarded in order to ensure that we as an association adhere to the standards & principles set by Hockey Nova Scotia & Hockey Canada.

Comparing

Recreational (REC) 'C' Category Female Hockey and Representative (REP) 'AAA'/'AA'/'A' Category Female Hockey (U11 -  U18):

  Recreational (REC) Representative (REP)
The Basics
  • REC hockey is for those new or fairly new to hockey and/or those interested in playing hockey ~ 2 to 3 times a week, in a more relaxed, less competitive environment. REC hockey is about developing, learning the game and having fun! 
  • REP hockey is for more experienced and skilled hockey players interested in playing ~ 3 to 5 times a week, who enjoy a more intense, competitive environment. REP hockey is about developing, learning and having fun!

What does my registration fee cover?

  • 20 hours of practice ice-time
  • MEIFHA Development Program
  • use of MEIFHA jerseys
  • use of MEIFHA team website & electronic game sheets
  • 50 minutes league games
  • Available for U11C & U13C and *NEW* U15C & U18C
  • 20 hours of practice ice-time
  • MEIFHA Development Program
  • use of MEIFHA jerseys
  • use of MEIFHA Team website & electronic game sheets
  • 50 minutes of **80 minute league games (additional game time is at additional cost, charged to team bills)
  • all U11 - U18 AAA, AA & A teams

 Commitment & Expectations

  • it is understood that hockey may not be a player's first priority but the coach must still be notified when a player will be absent so they can plan accordingly
  • level of time commitment is lower with generally 1 practice, 1 or 2 games per week
  • more localized league play
  • exhibition games and additional practices at the team's discretion/costs
  • expectation to attend all games, practices and activities, whenever possible, making hockey a top priority
  • high level of time commitment with:
    • 2 practices, 1 or 2 games per week for U13-U15 AAA
    • 1 practice and 1 shared practice, 1 or 2 games per week for U11-U18 AA/A
  • regular province-wide travel for league games 
  • exhibition games and additional practices at the team's discretion/costs
Game length
  • **50 minutes (standard for minor hockey)
  • **80 minutes (AAAAA, A) 
Costs
  • generally lower team budgets 
  • generally not a lot of ice purchased for extra practices (at the team's discretion)
  • generally less fundraising required with a lower parent financial contribution
  • higher team budgets
  • more ice purchased for extra practices (at the team's discretion/cost)
  • 80 minute games incur additional team costs for the extra 30 minutes of ice, referees and timekeepers
  • more fundraising required and/or higher parent financial contribution
Evaluations
  • no evaluations, no additional evaluation fee
  • players can request to play with their friends and/or siblings
  • player Evaluations are REQUIRED
  • players are assigned to teams based on skill level, no other considerations
  • please note: if REC 'C' level is not offered in an age division, the lowest level of play can be chosen directly with no evaluations/fee required

 

**all game times are subject to regulations set by the HNS Female Council each season, and therefore subject to change

 
MEIFHA plans on offering the following teams for the 2024 - 2025 season:
 
  • U7 - Introductory Program 
  • U9 - Intermediate & Developing
  • U11 - REP 'AA' & 'A' - REC 'C'
  • U13 - REP 'AAA' & 'AA' & 'A' - REC 'C' 
  • U15 - REP 'AAA' & 'AA' & 'A' REC 'C' *NEW* if league is available
  • U18 - REP 'AA' & 'A'  - REC 'C' *NEW* if league play is available

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