To: AVMHA Coaches

From: Rick Schievink


Re: Coach Update


It’s August, time to turn the water into ice! If you are receiving this mail it is because I have you on a list in one of these categories;

  • Development 1 Certification,
  • Coaches new to AVMHA, (certifications required to be on the ice.)
  • Intro to Hockey (potential volunteer coach)
  • First Shift (potential volunteer coach),


I have grouped you all together to streamline this first communication and promise not to Spam you with information you don’t need in the future. I would appreciate confirmation that you have received this mail so that I know I have your address correct. Also, if you would like your name removed let me know and/or if you see that I have missed someone you know should be included, please pass along the address.


  1. Development 1 Certification
    • If you have competed your post task, I am your contact for the on-ice evaluation. At this point you should not be waiting on anything from BC Hockey, and it is in your court to book me to come out to a practice to complete the evaluation.
  2. New to AVMHA?

      • All coaches require the following certifications/qualifications to be on the ice. CRC, CATT and the Volunteer Version Respect in Sport. 
        1. Create eHockey profile:
        2. Click then click person icon at the top right and choose “My Account”.
        3. On the left side, choose “members”, then click on the “+” and create a profile for yourself.  (DO NOT create a new profile if you already have a Hockey Canada Registration number, instead, click on the “Dashboard” option on the left and choose “Import Player”) 
      • Register for the necessary courses
        1. Click
        2. Choose “register for a clinic” (Coaches must complete “Concussion Awareness Training” (CATT), and BC Hockey Respect in Sport for Volunteer Leaders,
        3. Complete a Criminal Records Check and insert the access code UD7AVN99AQ
  3. New Program – Intro to Hockey (ages 6-10)
    This is a ‘new to us’ program to promote new registration. We could not get First Shift earlier. On-ice Schedule;

      • Thursday September 2nd – 5:00-6:00pm
      • Tuesday September 7th – 5:00-6:00pm
      • Thursday September 9th – 5:00-6:00pm
      • Sunday September 12th – 5:00-6:00pm
  4. First Shift Program. (Ages 6-10 volunteer coaches needed)
    We have been approved for 30 kids (group size) for the Winter Session. Ages 6 to 10 years old. The Welcome Event is January 16th, 2022 in the upper lounge at the Multi-Plex. Bauer/NHL First Shift crew will be there to fit the kids, but we will need volunteers to staff the stations. Vancouver Canucks are a big focus this year with the branding and possibly some Canucks Alumni will be attending.
  5. First Shift Registration:
    You can help!! Promote the program to family and friends. The First Shift Website will be open for registrations as of June 15th, 2021, at 9am PST.

    On Ice dates: January 28th onwards (TO BE CONFIRMED)

    • January 16th Welcome Event
    • January 28th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson (10 coaches needed for each session)
    • February 4th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • February 11th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • February 18th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • February 25th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson
    • March 4th 5:15-6:15pm Coulson


Please feel free to ask questions. I will be happy to get you the information you need or point you in the right direction. Thanks in advance for your time!

Yours in Sport,


Rick Schievink

(M) 250-731-6258