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If your daughter wants to play hockey, the NGHA FUNdamentals program is the place for her!

Our FUNdamentals (U7) program is a structured learn-to-play hockey program for girls aged 4 to 6. Our program is designed to help introduce young players to the fundamental skills of hockey while having FUN. Through skating warm-ups, skill-specific stations and games, girls will have the opportunity to develop these skills in a safe and nurturing environment. As well, they will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of teamwork, fair play and cooperation by interacting and playing with teammates.

Players will be sorted into two groups based on age and on hockey/skating experience.


Our FUNdamental program runs from October to the end of March. We have weekly practices scheduled on Saturday afternoon. Our practices focus primarily on basic skill development.

Beginning in December, a second weekly ice time is added on Sundays. Players will get the opportunity to participate in an adapted “mini” hockey game.

There is no ice scheduled over the Christmas holidays.


The registration fee is $150 for the season. Players will also be required to purchase their own equipment. We do, however, provide a pair of hockey socks and a Tim Hortons jersey.

For information on the mandatory required equipment, please read our NGHA Equipment Policy

Meet Your Co-Coaches

MacKenzie Erbach

MacKenzie has been with the FUNdamentals program as an assistant coach for the past 8 years. She has also been playing hockey with NGHA since 2004, when she started in the FUNdamentals program. MacKenzie is a business student currently at the University of Ottawa. She may have more FUN experience, but she is the younger sister!

Sierra Erbach

Sierra has been an assistant coach with the FUN program for the past 6 years. She was also an on-ice helper for a Novice House League team for two years. Like MacKenzie, she started in the FUNdamentals program when she was four, so she has been with NGHA since 2002. Sierra is a newly certified teacher and is currently doing supply work for the Ottawa public school board.

Contact MacKenzie and Sierra at

On-Ice Volunteers

For the past 10-15 years, our FUNdamentals program has used a non-parent, all female staff. We think it's a great opportunity for our FUN players to not only have role models on the ice with them, but also to develop young coaches from within our association. We are very grateful to the NGHA U15 and U18 young women who volunteer their time as on-ice helpers.

For any U15 or U18 young women who would like to volunteer for the upcoming 2021-2022 season, please email the co-coaches at


Registration for the 2021-22 season is currently open.

Register Here

Volunteers Needed

The NGHA is looking for volunteers to help support the growth and operations of our Associations. We always have a need for dedicated volunteers who are able to donate their time and skills to help make our association the best in the region.

Reach out to contact the NGHA - Visit the contact list at
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