Cloverdale Minor Hockey Association acknowledges that in the City of Surrey we live and play on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Semiahmoo, and Tsawwassen First Nations, and home to the Surrey-Delta Métis Association.





Indigenous Artwork by Jessica Baloc

Jessica is an 18 year old aspiring artist with interior Salish heritage. She lives in the lower mainland and has been drawing and painting for many years. More recently she has been learning and creating art reflecting her Indigenous roots.

In July of 2021, BC Hockey hosted an Indigenous Cultural Workshop, which we were fortunate to be included in. It was a very excellent learning experience and we were excited to bring that information back to our Executive and our Coaching team.

After attending that workshop, BC Hockey invited us to partner with them to create a Indigenous 'Try Hockey' program. We reached out to our usual First Shift partners (Bauer, Hockey Canada, and the Vancouver Canucks), and they were as excited about this as we were. This allowed us to host a program FREE for Indigenous youth to participate, including head-to-toe equipment, supplied by Bauer.

This season they have all come to the plate again, and Cloverdale Minor Hockey is thrilled to report that we will be hosting our 2nd Annual Indigenous First Shift program.  

The NHL/NHLPA First Shift is open to children ages 6-10*, 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, 2013 and May 1, 2018.

To qualify for the program, we ask for proof that the child qualifies for other Indigenous programs: such as a copy of a grandparent, parent or child Status card, letter from a school Indigenous Support Worker, letter from a Social Worker, etc.

This program is FREE for Indigenous youth to participate, including head-to-toe equipment, supplied by Bauer.

No previous skating or hockey experience is necessary.

To register - please email

Welcome Event

January 7th - between 4PM and 9PM - Alice McKay Building - Cloverdale Rodeo Grounds

Weekly Skates

Saturdays, at Surrey Sports & Leisure Arenas - Ice #3 at 16555 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC

Dates to be confirmed