About the First Shift Program (Brampton Hockey Inc.)

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Learn More about the NHL/NHLPA First Shift Program
Does your child want  to play hockey?


The NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT program is designed to ensure a positive experience for new-to-hockey families. We want families to experience the game at its best — to understand why so many Canadians feel an inherent love for the sport, and to stimulate a desire for continued participation. We want to take away any intimidation as it relates to equipment requirements, and/or rules of the game, remove potential safety concerns, and most importantly, provide an experience that is memorable and fun.

Goal of the First Shift Program

Hockey Canada believes in all hockey has to offer kids, their families and our communities. We designed the NHL/NHLPA FIRST SHIFT program to facilitate entry into hockey by offering a program that is ACCESSIBLE, AFFORDABLE, SAFE, and most importantly, FUN! We cannot wait to help your kids fall in love with hockey.

A truly unique experience designed to help your child fall in love with hockey before you buy all the gear. The six-week learn to play program focuses on having fun while learning basic skills.  Full head-to-toe equipment is included with registration, all for approximately $229

Visit the First Shift website  for more information about the program - https://www.firstshift.ca/the-program/

Videos - The First Shift
30 Second Promo - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fM-AVj5bAQ 

4 Minute Promo Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uybgAG1wWM

A legend lends a hand with the First Shift 

Articles/Stories/Other Informative Pages
Hockey Canada President and CEO takes the First Shift

Ontario Minor Hockey Association First Shift Page

Ontario Hockey Federation Page

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