League News


DWMHA 2023 Introduction to Being a referee session - May 27, 2023

Did you know that officials are the most valuable member of the team during a game? Have you ever thought about becoming a referee or wanted to know more info about it?
Dartmouth Whalers will be hosting an introduction to being a referee that includes one hour info session for parents and the individual followed by a one hour on ice session. This will allow both parents and the individual the get a better understanding of what is involved in being a referee and what is involved in becoming on before you commit to it this season as well as a chance to ask questions.
WHEN: Saturday May 27
           Ages U13-14 11:00 to 12:00 (please arrive by 10:00)
           Ages U15-18 10:00 to 1:00 (please arrive by 11:00)
WHERE: RBC Dartmouth
Players are to bring skates and helmet
 Please just sign up below if you plan to join us
May 24, 2023

Dartmouth Whalers AGM- Notice to Members

The Darmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Association (DWMHA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday June 11, 2023 at 6pm. Meeting details will be released closer to the meeting date.
2023 is an election for the following positions:
(1) President
(2) Vice President
(3) Secretary
(4) Director of Operations
(5) Director of Recreational Hockey
(6) Director of Risk Management and Discipline
(7) Director of Development
PLEASE NOTE - We are looking for candidates for the Nominations committee - if you are interested, please email nominations@whalers.org. I would like to form this committee (2 members, plus the past president) ASAP. All nominations for electoral candidates must be in 21 days prior to the AGM. 14 Days prior a qualified list will be presented to the membership.
We are also looking for candidates for our finance and audit committee. If you are interested in this committee please send an email to the above email address as well. If you would like to see any bylaw changes this must be done 21 days prior to the AGM. Please email secretary@whalers.org if you have any amendments.
Should you have any questions please feel free to contact Dave MacKenzie at novicedirector@whalers.org.
Thank you.
May 18, 2023

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: SEDMHA is looking to fill the position of Treasurer

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Description automatically generatedVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY:

SEDMHA is looking to fill the position of Treasurer

SEDMHA Minor Hockey Tournament is one of the largest, respected, multi-level tournaments in North America that is hosted right here in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, The SEDMHA tournament first began during over 45 years ago and has since grown to include not only Minor Hockey event but also includes a U9 Jamboree event and a Female Hockey event that are held at different times during the hockey season.

This event has been a very well known and successful Minor Hockey tournament for 4 decades and is due to the great group of volunteers that make up the Executive committee as well as the hundreds of volunteers that help out each year at all three main events.

The SEDMHA Executive that oversees all SEDMHA events is currently looking to fill the position of Treasurer. Candidates interested in this volunteer position should have an accounting background and/ or previous account experience.

For further information on this role or to express interest, please reach out to SEDMHA Executive Chairman Wayne MacDonald at chairman@sedmha.com


Mar 7, 2023

Storm Update - March 2, 2023

Weather Update:
??East Coast Varsity is OPEN and plans to stay open.
??RBC Centre is OPEN. Any closures will be posted to their website.
??Zatzman Sportsplex is OPEN. They will reassess at 4pm

Mar 2, 2023

Hockey NS Certified Spring Checking Clinic

Date: April 3 & 4

Location: RBC Arena

Registration: April 3rd @ 8:00 PM
April 3rd 8:15pm to 9:45pm  
April 4th  5:15pm to 6:45pm

Cost: $ 100 per player

Please note there will be a limited # of spots for this session so we expect to fill up quickly.


  • Players must be born 2010 or earlier to participate
  • All players who are intending to try out for a NS U15 Major team in the spring or wish to try-out/ play checking in the 2022-23 season MUST attend.
  • All protective equipment must be worn during the session
  • Checking clinics are required to try-out for U15 AA, A, U18 AA,A. If a player opts to not tryout for these teams i.e. wish to play Bantam B or Midget B, then they do not have to attend the checking clinic.
  • Goalies DO NOT attend the checking clinic.
  • If player has already completed a prior Hockey NS certified checking clinic already, they do not need to take it again but are more than welcome to take it again as a refresher.
  • Please click on the below link to register, once registered a confirmation email will be send and all payment links and instructions will be included
  • Checking clinic will be run by our technical director Bill Short.  Any questions regarding this please email Bill at technical@whalers.org.
  • A certificate will not provided, players names, DOB's and HCR #'s will be sent to Hockey NS and their profile will be marked as having completed this once sessions are done.


Checking Clinic Registration Form

Mar 2, 2023

Spring 4 on 4 is Back and Registration is now open

 **PLEASE NOTE in order to register for Spring 4 on 4 you must have been registered with a Minor Hockey Association during the 2022-2023 season. Registration will be verified by the registrar before any player is allowed on the ice.
Location: RBC Centre (Varies between Rink B and C)
Sessions: 8 - one hour sessions
Dates: April 5 to 27, 2023
U9 Half Ice - U7 Grads Returns (2016 Birth Year) / U9 Returning (2015 Birth Year) - Mon & Wed 5:15 - 6:15pm

U11 Full Ice - U9 Grads (2014 Birth year) /U11 Returning (2013 Birth year)  - Mon & Wed 6:15 - 7:15pm

U13 Full Ice U11 Grads (2012 Birth Year)/U13 Returning (2011 Birth Year)   - Tues & Thur 5:15 - 6:15pm

U15 Full Ice - U13 Grads (2010 Birth year) /U15 Returns & Grads  (2009 Birth years)   - Tues & Thur 6:15 - 7:15pm

Max# players/goalies:
U9 - 36 Skaters & 4 Goalies MAX
U11 - U15- 30 Skaters & 4 Goalies MAX

Players- $175
Goalies- $125

Payment MUST be made in full before your player can go on the ice.  Payment can be made by credit card (via online Square website), or etransfer.  Once registered, a confirmation email will be sent to you with payment instructions for the above methods.
Open to Dartmouth Whalers Minor Hockey Players, and MUST HAVE BEEN REGISTERED AND PLAYED DURING the 2022-2023 season, This will be verified before player can step on the ice.
This is a fun 4 on 4 (shinny) hockey.  U15 group will be non contact
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Mar 1, 2023