Programs and Registration

Development Coaches

Evan Richardson

Evan Richardson

Assistant Director of Hockey

Sven Butenschon

Sven Butenschon

Development Coach

Karen Kos

Karen Kos

U13 Female Coach / Power Skating Coach

Kiana Watson

Kiana Watson

U15 Female Head Coach

Ben Payne

Ben Payne

Power Skating Coach

Jon Woodyard

Jon Woodyard

U13 A1 Coach

Tyson Mutlock

Tyson Mutlock

Development Coach

Victor Kraatz

Victor Kraatz

Development Coach

Kai McDonald

Kai McDonald

Development Coach

Lynden Sammartino

Lynden Sammartino

Goalie Coach

Sam Huston

Sam Huston

Goalie Coach

Sheldon Baerg

Sheldon Baerg

Goalie Coach

Fall 2023 programs

The NSWC offers programs for all! Have a kid who hasn’t skated before? Check out our popular Learn to Skate Program! Perhaps they’ve been to some skating lessons and are ready to learn more skating skills while also having fun! Our renowned Cookie Monster program is always a good choice!  

From skating programs to technical, shooting and game-sense programs, the NSWC has it all! All program descriptions, coaches and expectations are listed for each program below. 

For availability, updated pricing, and any program changes, please visitGAMETIME

If you still require assistance deciding on what program is best for your kid(s) please email hockey@nswc.cafor assistance. 

Cookie Monsters

Ages: 5 yrs – 7 yrs

The NSWC Cookie Monster Program will help introduce young players to the game of hockey. We will host multiple skill levels over the Fall sessions to best suit your child’s development. We will teach the fundamentals utilizing drills as well as games in a fun learning environment. Players will be separated on skill level and maturity to place them in a successful atmosphere. Full hockey equipment is required.


BEGINNER
Sep 23 – Dec 12
Tue & Sat: 21 sessions (No session Sept 30, Oct 7 & Nov 11)
Tue 4pm – 4:45pm
Sat 9:45am – 10:30am


INTERMEDIATE
Sep 23 – Dec 12
Tue & Sat: 21 sessions (No session Sept 30, Oct 7 & Nov 11)
Tue 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Sat 10:30am – 11:15am
 

ADVANCED
Sep 25 – Dec 14
Tue & Sat: 21 sessions (No session Sept 30, Oct 7 & Nov 11)
Tue 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Sat 11:30am – 12:15pm


Member: $315 | Non Member: $630

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Learn To Skate

Ages: 3 yrs – 5 yrs

This class will focus on hockey player’s foundations, set up, stance, edge control and balance. Learn to Skate is perfect for children who wish to gain confidence and the necessary skills before entering Cookie Monsters or H1.

Equipment needed: Helmet with cage, hockey gloves & skates

 

 

LEARN TO SKATE 1
Sep 23 – Dec 9
Sat: 9 sessions (No session Sept 30, Oct 7 & Nov 11)
8:15am – 9:00am

LEARN TO SKATE 2
Sep 23 – Dec 9
Sat: 9 sessions (No session Sept 30, Oct 7 & Nov 11)
9:00am – 9:45am

Member: $135 | Non-Member: $270

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Female Adult Skate & 3 on 3

Looking to improve your hockey skills in a fun, friendly environment? Well come join our Female Adult Skills & 3on3 program! Half the class will be focused on skating, shooting and puck skills, while the last approx. 30 minutes will be a fun 3on3 game where you can put your new skills to the test!

Full hockey equipment is required.

Sep 28 – Dec 14 | Thu: 12 sessions
8:30pm – 9:30pm
Member: $180 | Non Member: $270

Register Now

 

Offensive Zone Play

(Forwards & Defense) + PASSING and Positional Play

The fastest object on the ice and the most prized possession is the puck. Goals are rarely scored on an individual effort; goals are almost always a product of some form of a pass. Hockey is the fastest game on earth and the ability to make split second decisions is crucial. This program will focus on: Passing (Variety of drills and passing techniques both stationary and with movement, discussing lanes and other technical thought processes), zone entries (Catch and carry, chip off wall, area passes, delays, cross and drops, net drives, etc.), wall work – (Opening-up for plays, receiving rimmed pucks and making plays, puck protection and battling), low attacks – (Plays off cycles, low plays, net drives, evasive techniques), net front – (Goal scoring specific drills emphasizing elevation of pucks in tight, hand-eye drills from point shots and mid-air pucks, creating space and goal scoring tips).

Full hockey equipment is required.

 

 

Coach: TBD

Sep 23 – Dec 9 | Sat: 9 sessions
(No session Sept 30, Oct 7 & Nov 11)
12:00pm – 1:00pm U9
1:15pm – 2:15pm U13/U18
2:30pm – 3:30pm U11


Member: $335 | Non Members: $495

Register Now 

Power Edge Pro

Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system utilizing proprietary equipment and training patterns, widely popular amongst the pros such as Connor McDavid and Connor Bedard. The system focuses on Reactive Countering Training™, engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s small area game performance and deceptive movements. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5x as many repetitions as standard drill-based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills. As one of the only PEP certified places in the lower mainland, our coaches are all certified to get the maximum amount of development out of this level of training.

Full hockey equipment is required.

 

Sep 24 – Dec 10 | Sun: 10 sessions
(No session Oct 8 & Nov 12)
2:45pm - 3:45pm U8/U9
4:00pm – 5:00pm U13
5:15pm – 6:15pm U11
6:30pm – 7:30pm U15/U18


Member: $450 | Non Member: $675

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Power Skating

High performance explosive speed and power training, power skating with NSWC’s Karen Kos. Quick feet, dynamic agility and stride perfection in and up tempo, educational environment.

Full hockey equipment required.

 

 

Coach: Karen Kos

Sep 24 – Dec 10 | Sun: 19 sessions
(No session Oct 8, Oct 22 & Nov 12)
4:30-5:15pm U7/U8
5:15-6:00pm U9
6:15-7:00pm U11
7:00-7:45pm U11
8:00-8:45pm U13
8:45-9:30pm U15/U18


Member: $333 | Non Members: $495

Register Now

Puck Skills

With today’s game being focused on speed, not only do players need to have a quick shot, but being deceptive will take their game to the next level. In this program we will be focusing on being deceptive when it comes to (A) stick handling; how to hide our shot and (B) shooting; making other players think you are doing something different. We will focus on body language techniques, evasive movements pertaining to shooting, and stick handling techniques to get goalies to drop. And much, much more.

Full hockey equipment required.

 

 

 

Sep 23 – Dec 9 | Sat: 9 sessions
(No session Sept 30, Oct 7 & Nov 11)
5:15pm – 6:15pm U8/U9
6:30pm – 7:30pm U11
7:45pm – 8:45pm U13/U15


Member: $370 | Non Member: $550

Register Now

Winter 2023 programs

The NSWC offers programs for all! Have a kid who hasn’t skated before? Check out our popular Learn to Skate Program! Perhaps they’ve been to some skating lessons and are ready to learn more skating skills while also having fun! Our renowned Cookie Monster program is always a good choice!  

From skating programs to technical, shooting and game-sense programs, the NSWC has it all! All program descriptions, coaches and expectations are listed for each program below. 

For availability, updated pricing, and any program changes, please visitGAMETIME

If you still require assistance deciding on what program is best for your kid(s) please email hockey@nswc.cafor assistance. 

Cookie Monsters

Ages: 5 yrs – 7 yrs

The NSWC Cookie Monster Program will help introduce young players to the game of hockey. We will host multiple skill levels over the Fall sessions to best suit your child’s development. We will teach the fundamentals utilizing drills as well as games in a fun learning environment. Players will be separated on skill level and maturity to place them in a successful atmosphere. Full hockey equipment is required.


BEGINNER
Jan 13 – Mar 16
Sat: 18 sessions
(No session Feb 17)
Tue 4pm – 4:45pm
Sat 9:45am – 10:30am


INTERMEDIATE
Jan 13 – Mar 16
Sat: 18 sessions
(No session Feb 17)
Tue 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Sat 10:30am – 11:15am
 

ADVANCED
Jan 13 – Mar 16
Sat: 18 sessions
(No session Feb 17)
Tue 5:30pm – 6:15pm
Sat 11:30am – 12:15pm


Member: $270 | Non Member: $540

Register Now

Learn To Skate

Ages: 3 yrs – 5 yrs

This class will focus on hockey player’s foundations, set up, stance, edge control and balance. Learn to Skate is perfect for children who wish to gain confidence and the necessary skills before entering Cookie Monsters or H1.

Equipment needed: Helmet with cage, hockey gloves & skates

 

 

LEARN TO SKATE 1
Jan 13 – Mar 16
Sat: 9 sessions
(No session Feb 17)
8:15am – 9:00am

Member: $135 | Non-Member: $270


LEARN TO SKATE 2
Jan 13 – Mar 16
Sat: 9 sessions
(No session Feb 17)
9:00am – 9:45am

Member: $135 | Non-Member: $270

Register Now

Female Adult Skate & 3 on 3

Looking to improve your hockey skills in a fun, friendly environment? Well come join our Female Adult Skills & 3on3 program! Half the class will be focused on skating, shooting and puck skills, while the last approx. 30 minutes will be a fun 3on3 game where you can put your new skills to the test!

Full hockey equipment is required.

Jan 11 – Mar 14
Thu: 10 sessions
8:30pm – 9:30pm

Member: $150 | Non Member: $225

Register Now

 

Offensive Zone Play

(Forwards & Defense) + PASSING and Positional Play

The fastest object on the ice and the most prized possession is the puck. Goals are rarely scored on an individual effort; goals are almost always a product of some form of a pass. Hockey is the fastest game on earth and the ability to make split second decisions is crucial. This program will focus on: Passing (Variety of drills and passing techniques both stationary and with movement, discussing lanes and other technical thought processes), zone entries (Catch and carry, chip off wall, area passes, delays, cross and drops, net drives, etc.), wall work – (Opening-up for plays, receiving rimmed pucks and making plays, puck protection and battling), low attacks – (Plays off cycles, low plays, net drives, evasive techniques), net front – (Goal scoring specific drills emphasizing elevation of pucks in tight, hand-eye drills from point shots and mid-air pucks, creating space and goal scoring tips).

Full hockey equipment is required.

 

 

Coach: Ben Payne

Jan 13 – Mar 16
Sat: 9 sessions (No session Feb 17)
12:00pm – 1:00pm U9
1:15pm – 2:15pm U13/U18
2:30pm – 3:30pm U11

Member: $335 | Non Members: $495

Register Now

Power Edge Pro

Power Edge Pro is an on-ice player development system utilizing proprietary equipment and training patterns, widely popular amongst the pros such as Connor McDavid and Connor Bedard. The system focuses on Reactive Countering Training™, engaging multiple motor skills simultaneously to develop a player’s small area game performance and deceptive movements. All patterns are completed while maintaining puck control and are designed to provide 5x as many repetitions as standard drill-based practices, leading to faster development of elite skills. As one of the only PEP certified places in the lower mainland, our coaches are all certified to get the maximum amount of development out of this level of training.

Full hockey equipment is required.

 

Jan 14 – Mar 10
Sun: 8 sessions
(No session Feb 18)
2:45 - 3:45pm U8/U9
4:00 - 5:00pm U13
5:15 - 6:15pm U11
6:30 - 7:30pm U15/U18

Member: $360 | Non Member: $540

Register Now

Power Skating

High performance explosive speed and power training, power skating with NSWC’s Karen Kos. Quick feet, dynamic agility and stride perfection in and up tempo, educational environment.

Full hockey equipment required.

 

 

Coach: Karen Kos

Jan 14 – Mar 10
Sun: 8 sessions (No session Feb 18)
4:30-5:15pm U7/U8
5:15-6:00pm U9
6:15-7:00pm U11
7:00-7:45pm U11
8:00-8:45pm U13
8:45-9:30pm U15/U18

Member: $295 | Non Members: $440

Register Now

Puck Skills

With today’s game being focused on speed, not only do players need to have a quick shot, but being deceptive will take their game to the next level. In this program we will be focusing on being deceptive when it comes to (A) stick handling; how to hide our shot and (B) shooting; making other players think you are doing something different. We will focus on body language techniques, evasive movements pertaining to shooting, and stick handling techniques to get goalies to drop. And much, much more.

Full hockey equipment required.

 

 

Jan 12 – Mar 15
Fri: 9 sessions (No session Feb 16)
5:15pm – 6:15pm U8/U9
6:30pm – 7:30pm U11
7:45pm – 8:45pm U13/U18

Member: $370 | Non Member: $550

Register Now

Summer Camps

Our 2023 Summer Hockey Camps were a success! More information regarding 2024 camp dates, what to expect and registration will be provided in early Spring 2024.

      Open Hockey

      Open Hockey is one of the greatest features of being a member at NSWC.  In Vancouver, we aren’t given the opportunity to play pickup pond hockey very often or have empty arenas where kids can just step on the ice in the old barn when the rink guy gives us a spare key but at NSWC we have the next best thing, Open Hockey. 

      Open Hockey is our member’s opportunity to play, practice and enjoy hockey in a non-structured capacity.  We have the skills ice, fondly referred to as ‘The Tube’, which is almost always open, or a random sheet of ice that happens to be free, Open Hockey allows members the chance to skate, shoot and play without coaches or teams organizing the session.  Whether a player just wants a few more reps for 5 minutes after practice, or wants to shoot pucks for an hour instead of watching their siblings ice times, Open Hockey gives them an opportunity that doesn’t exist in a traditional Minor Hockey organization.

      Every participant, regardless of age, must wear a helmet and any player under 18 must be in full hockey gear.

      The Athletic wrote an article about the NSWC and the value that Open Hockey brings to overall development. Many NSWC Alumni, including Connor Bedard, are interviewed about what Open Hockey provided them in their early career. 

      VIEW ARTICLE HERE

          Shooting Lanes

          NSWC is proud to host one of the premier off-ice shooting facilities in the lower mainland with 4 lanes of synthetic skateable ice, our members are able to refine their shooting in a safe and fun environment.  The Shooting Lanes are used for programs, private lessons and free bookable time slots for members to come down and blast some pucks.  If repetition is the mother of mastery, the Shooting Lanes give our members an incredible opportunity to really take their scoring ability to the next level!

              2023-2024 Senior Mens Hockey

              Philosophy

              The North Shore Winter Club takes great pride in providing a world-class hockey experience for all ages.  The Men’s Hockey League is designed to provide a safe, fun, social, and competitive hockey environment that’s accessible to players of all skill levels. Men’s Hockey is a recreational league that’s rewarding both on and off the ice. Men’s Hockey is governed by the Minor Hockey Committee, who’s mission it is to maintain a league comprised of balanced and equitable teams, to foster a spirit of competitiveness among members, and to welcome new members into a friendly and enjoyable hockey focused organization.

               

              https://youtu.be/fnlGfvqyD70

              Structure

              2023-2024 SEASON

              • All games are played in 1-hour game-slots
              • Games are played in a 5-on-5 format.
              • Games include a five (5) minute warm-up.
              • Two (2) 27-minute, run-time periods.
              • Two (2) minute intermission between periods.
              • Games are scheduled on Wednesdays & Sundays.

              Rosters and Registration

              The active roster limit is 25 players, of which a maximum of 15 skaters and 1 goaltender are eligible to play in a scheduled game.

              Sparing will only be allowed within your four team cohort.

               

              Registration & Fees

              Where applicable, division specific rules will continue to apply (e.g. Div 1 or Div 2) please register in the appropriate category.

              Registration opens July 1 until August 31st, 2023 on the Senior Men’s Website, clickHERE

              Sr. Mens Hockey Fees: $250 (to be charged in two installments: October & February)

               Ice Activity Fee: $400 (to be charged in two installments: September & January)

               

              Important Dates

              Registration – July 1st, open until  August 31, 2023
              Draft Day – September 2023 (TBD)
              Season Start – September 2023 (TBD)

              Playoffs and Banquet

              Playoffs begin right after spring break. The year finishes in April, with Championship games for both Division 1 and 2, followed by a wrap up banquet at the NSWC!

              Contact the hockey department if you have any questions or concerns.

              Divisions

              Division 1

              Men’s Division 1 is a fast, competitive league with a lot of young players. They enjoy the quick competition with a friendly rivalry between teams. There is a draft for new teams each year to mix up the players and create a more social atmosphere.

               

              Division 2

              Men’s Division 2 is the same format as Division 1 where it offers friendly rivalries, good competition, and a draft each year; however, the pace is slightly slower. This is the division that is best suited for those who don’t want to be playing with skaters coming out of Minor Hockey! Division 2 also welcomes all new players to come out and play. The league averages six games a month, typically every Sunday and on two Wednesdays.

              Annual All Star Game

              Every Super Bowl weekend, the NSWC organizes multiple All Star games on the Friday to showcase the numerous talented members who play in our league. This fun night includes a buffet, drink specials, exciting hockey games to watch, and an overall good time!

              Ice Schedule

              Ice Schedule can be viewed from Finnly Connect, which can be accessedhere

              Live Barn Stream

              Click hereto access the live barn stream at the NSWC! 

              Downloads

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