EGHA and NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program

May. 26, 2022

EGHA is excited to partner with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Player's Association (NHL/NHLPA) First Shift Program this season! This will be an all girls program in the fall of 2022. 

Registration will begin on June 1, at 10:00am. Visit to register.



Program Details

Dates, times and locations for the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program will be communicated as they are confirmed. 

This program will run in Fall 2022. 



What ages can register for the First Shift Program?

  • The NHL/NHL First Shift program is open to children, between the ages of 6 and 10 years old*, who have never previously enrolled in minor hockey within Canada or the NHL/NHLPA First Shift program.
  • *To be eligible to participate, children must be born between January 1, 2012 and May 1, 2017.

When does registration open?

  • Registration for the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program opens on June 1, 2022, at 10:00am

What is the cost to register?

  • The registration fee is $229.
  • This fee covers the 6 week program, player insurance and head-to-toe hockey Bauer equipment.

What is the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program?

  • The NHL/NHLPA First Shift is a program designed to ease kids and their families into the sport of hockey in a fun and friendly environment.

How long does the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program run?

  • Dates and times are to be confirmed
  • The program will start with a Welcome Event (date, time and location TBD)
  • The program will have 6 sessions - one per week on the same day, at the same time to make it convenient for parents to schedule (dates, times, locations TBD)

What is a Welcome Event?

  • The NHL/NHLPA First Shift kicks off with a Welcome Event which is our opportunity to welcome you into our hockey community. 
  • Players will be introduced to the local program administrators and coaches.
  • Players will receive an overview of the 6 week program.
  • Important information about the proper fit and maintenance of equipment with a demonstration of "how to get dressed"
  • Each player will be individually fitted for equipment to take home - ready to start the season!



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