New To Hockey


The game of hockey is a terrific sport that has deep roots in our province. Hockey is about having fun, building friendships and learning lessons about confidence, fair play, good sportsmanship and teamwork.

New to the game? You’ve come to the right place.

While the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) understands that learning a new sport can be overwhelming – we hope to answer most of your questions in this section.

Our Goal is to provide information to people interested in playing hockey, including the benefits of hockey, how to register and equipment that is needed to play this great game. Remember, every great hockey player starts as a beginner.

Your local minor hockey association is a great resource for you as you look for information about hockey locally. And we are happy to provide a map and list of hockey associations across the province so you know who to contact to get started.

Use those contacts to get involved in our great game today. Get involved as a player, coach, trainer, official or volunteer - we'd love to have you!



Hockey is more than just a game for our entertainment; it is a catalyst to help teach us the right values in life in order to be a successful, well rounded person.

Similar to other team sports, hockey can bring many advantages compared to those that are played individually. Other than the obvious health benefits of getting physical activity, participants improve coordination, strength, flexibility, reflexes and agility. Maybe even more important, are the life skills that hockey players learn from a young age and carry on well past their hockey playing careers. Players learn to work as a team towards a common goal, develop strong communication and listening skills and respect for authority and rules. Participants also develop self-confidence, patience, self-esteem and sportsmanship that will help them in all areas of their lives.


The goal of the SHA is to lead, develop and promote positive hockey experiences.

Shaping character for life…more than a game.

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