REGISTRATION - Frequently Asked Registration Questions


FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)


****Online Registration for the 2024 - 2025 Season will open early August****



Question #1

What is the webpage link to register my child?


To register your child for Co-Ed hockey with Darmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association, please click the link below: 

Dartmouth Whalers MHA Online Registration
register now 


Question #2

What division do I register my child for?


The division is dependent on their year of birth; for the 2023-2024 season, The Hockey Canada system will register your child based on birth year as follows:

Division Name Age*         Birth Years for      2024-2025 Season
U7 (Under 7)  6 and Under 2018, 2019, 2020
U9 (Under 9) 8 and Under 2016, 2017
U11 (Under 11) 10 and under 2014, 2015
U13 (Under 13) 12 and under 2012, 2013
U15 (Under 15) 14 and under 2010, 2011
U18 (Under 18)** 17 and under 2007, 2008, 2009

*Age - must be the age or under on Dec 31st 

**For U18 players that are overage but still attending high school, please contact registrar to complete overage form.  A letter from the school stating that they are registered for the 2023-2024 school year will also be required and the following form must be completed and sent to - Over-Age Player Applic - Midget


Question #3

When does registration close for the season?


Please note that registration will be closing for the season at the below listed dates, we will not be accepting new registrations after these dates
  • Early Registration for U11, U13, U15 & U18 will close TBD (stay tuned), players registering after TBD will now pay a late fee of $50 for registration


  • U11, U13, U15 & U18 Levels will close October 31, 2024  and we will not be accepting any further reigstrations
  • U7 & U9 Levels will close November 30, 2024 and we will not be accepting any further reigstrations

If a player is looking to register part way through the season (i.e.  they have moved in from another location, etc.)please email  Please note that a player can only register for recreational league after tryouts for competitive teams have begun/are over.


Question #4

I have already registered my child and have recently received the conditioning camp schedule by email. At registration time, I did not sign my child up for camp, however, I am wondering if it is too late to do so?


In advance of the conditioning camp beginning up to TBD you are able to still sign up your child even if you did not do so during the registration process. You will need to go back to the Hockey Canada Website, sign in and add to your invoice. 

Payment would need to be received no later than TBD by the controller (via mail, e-transfer or by credit card payment) before your child would be able to step onto the ice for any conditioning session. Payment cannot be made at the rink at the time of the first ice session in any circumstance.

Question #5

How do I know if I fall under the Dartmouth Whalers Boundary

Please see Dartmouth boundary map HERE or contact our registrar with your physical address and postal code.


Question #6
If I live in the Dartmouth boundary can I register with another association?

No as per Hockey Nova Scotia Regulations 4.2 Minor and Female Hockey Players players MUST play int the branch where their parent(s)/ court appointed guardian(s) reside.  For further information regarding residency regulation please refer to HNS Regulation Manual that can be found on their website

Question #7
How do I transfer my child's hockey profile to the Dartmouth Association now that I live in the Dartmouth boundary

A transfer (or parent declaration form) must be completed by a parent or guardian along with a proof of residence must be provided (must be a government issued ID or document that shows both new Dartmouth address and parents name, CANNOT BE A UTILITY BILL)  Once completed, the form and proof of address must be sent to our registrar at in order to start the process to have the profile transferred.  Once the transfer is approved from the other association, the profile will be under Dartmouth and you can proceed with registering for the upcoming season
The transfer form can be downloaded by clicking Parent Declaration Form (NEW)


Question #8
Do I qualify for multi-player discount? And if Yes what is the discount


If you have 3 or more players all registered with Dartmouth Whalers, yes you do qualify for a discount of $75 off each player’s registration fee, but all three or more players must be registered with Dartmouth Whalers on one invoice to receive the discount.  
**Please note the online registration system can only apply a discount to the third player so a total credit of $225 (3 X $75) will be applied to the third player registered


Question #9
What are the ice times for my child this season

Ice times for all levels will not be confirmed until mid to late October once our ice for the season is confirmed from the rinks we will be using.