U7 - Part of Intro to Hockey

5 & 6 YR OLDS - Intro to Hockey

The U7 Lakers are 5 & 6 Year old players, born in 2015 and 2014 for the 2020-2021 hockey season. The U7 Division is an integral part of the Intro to Hockey program offered by SLMHA. This division provides great structure and the beginnings of schedule games both home & away, along with practices weekly.

  • Games & Practices - Last season our 3 teams had 46 practices and 16 scheduled games. We were hosted a home festival and attend two away festivals.
  • Station-Based Practices - Players develop confidence and skills as they circulate through a station-based learning system during practices.

If your player is new to the game and needing an opportunity to build confidence & skills before devling into the sport, we also offer the Learn to Play Program designed for 4 to 8 year old players who are new to the game and are in the early stages of understanding the game and skills.  It is also a great opportunity for new players to learn the game in a safe and positive environment.

Welcome Letter from U7 Director

U7 - Intro to Hockey 2020-2021 Season

In following Hockey Alberta's Intro to Hockey, players will develop fundamental movements skills, manipulation skills and overall motor skills in a fun and safe sport environment that promotes self-confidence. For this program to reach its full potential, and to give our players the best experience that they could ask for, the program requires a lot of volunteer assistance. If you would consider being an on-ice instructor or helper, equipment/team manager, designated rink safety person or a person responsible for jerseys, please let me know.


On-Ice Instructors, Coaches or Helpers

All coaches will have the support of the Division Director. Parent volunteers are required to have:

  • Coach 1 'Intro to Coaching'
  • Respect in Sport 'Coaching'
  • Safety Certification from Hockey Alberta
  • Current Vulnerable Sector Criminal Record Check


Welcome to Sylvan Lake Minor Hockey Association!

Megan Andruik

U7 Director



The following are the first fun/prep skates. These skates are completely optional, just an opportunity for our players to get the kids on the ice, have some fun and get back into the hockey mode after a long COVID break.


There is limited capacity in the dressing rooms currently. Please have your player dressed for their session prior to entering the NexSource to reduce the amount of persons in the dressing room. We are keeping all our players as one cohort at this time, so there is no need for the players to wear masks in the dressing rooms- but if parents are coming in at all, masks will need to be worn. Additional space in the public skating area in Arena 1 may be accessible to put on skates if you would rather have the player enter without skates & skate guards on. Access to the dressing rooms are 15 prior to and after each session. Once your player is ready for the ice, please have them wait in the dressing room with their water bottle and stick, and the coaches will direct them onto/off the ice. This is to reduce congestion in the walkways and around the rink. All parents/spectators are to sit in the upper viewing area in both arenas. We ask that all the players are completely ready to hit the ice at the start of their ice time.


Friday, September 11 (6-7:15pm) Arena #2 - All Players
Monday, September 14 (4:45-6pm) Arena #2 - Group 1
Wednesday, September 16 (4:45-6pm) Arena #2 - Group 2
Thursday, September 24 (4:45-6pm) Arena #2 - Group 1
Saturday, September 26 (11:45am-1pm) Arena #1 - All Players
Sunday, September 27 (10-11:15am) Arena #1 - All Players
Tuesday, September 29 (4:15-5:30pm) Arena #2 - Group 2
Thursday, October 1 (4:30-5:45pm) Arena #2 - 2014 born players placement skates
Friday, October 2 (5-6pm) Arena #1 - 2015 born players placement skates
Saturday, October 3 (8-9am) – placement skates for all players 


Here are the groups for the skates:

Group 1
Brock Blair
Griffin Rush
Mavrik Marjamaki
Jenna Brinston
Bree Chambers
Carson Heide
Cooper Youzwa
Kaelum Glasier
Braxon Adams
Madelyn Boyko
Parker Dickson
Nate Green
Eli Johnson
Reed Lacina
Hudson Marchand
Silas Oshvalda
Madyx Rodin
Grady Schwab

Group 2
Kipton Hand
Ayden Ouellette
Kelby Fesyk
Luca Johner
Coy Pederson
Rylvan Parsons
Vinton Richinski
Jake Spendiff
Madden Albert
Alistair Coles
Hayden Condratow
Morgan Farmer
Colten Fleck
Caleb Kabut
Nicholas Maciejko
Hunter Matthes
Colton Niven
Carter Pearson
Huxley White

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*Registered for hockey? Remember to download the TeamSnap App to your phone to access your player's roster, ice-times, health check and to receive communications from your Directors, Coaches & Managers.