U9 Lakers - Part of Intro to Hockey

7 & 8 years old - Intro to Hockey

U9 Lakers are 7 & 8 years old, and for the 2024-2025 season that means their year of birth is 2016 and 2017.  Our U9 Lakers play in the Central Alberta Hockey League.

For 7 & 8 year old players who are new to Hockey, SLMHA has developed a new Program called Learn to Play.  This is a great opportunity for U9 aged players to start the season and learn the basics of the game in a fun, cooperative and supportive environment.  After learning the basics they are able to enter the regular U9 stream at a prorated rate.  Check out the Learn to Play tab for more information.

Hello everyone, I am pleased to be returning to the SLMHA Board of Directors. I have been involved in youth hockey for over 20 years, filling many different roles and I have been proud to call Sylvan Lake home for the majority of my life. 

The game of hockey has been great to me. It has given me the opportunity to see the world. Through both junior and professional hockey, I was fortunate to enjoy some unique experiences. This is the whole reason I wanted to join the Board of Directors, to afford other kids the opportunity to experience what I did, thanks to volunteers in the association when I was a player. 

My goals for year for the program are the same for my kids, who play U7, U11 and U13 – for all of the members to learn the value of teamwork, fair play, hard work, and most of all – FUN! The hockey is just a bonus for me. 

I look forward to meeting everyone this year, and if you have any questions, or just want to chat hockey, feel free to reach out or flag me down at the rink! 

Go Lakers! 


Brandon Parsons

U9 Director


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