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Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands

A educational program launched in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks encourages positive behaviour by hockey parents in the rink.

The game of hockey is for kids. Kids play the game because they love it and because it is fun. As parents we must realize, that for kids, positive participation is always more important than excellence. The personal and social development that comes from being part of a team is one of the most enriching experiences offered by the game.

Being a hockey parent is no easy task. Hockey parents often fill not only the role of parent, but also the role of an essential hockey volunteer. Parents may be coaches, evaluators, directors, etc. Balancing these roles can be challenging. That is why BC Hockey and Hockey Canada provide resources and programs to assist parents in ensuring that their children’s hockey experiences are positive.

"Leadership and sportsmanship starts in the stands and it starts with you." 

Trevor Linden, President, Hockey Operations, Vancouver Canucks

Minor Hockey Association Resources

Parent Presentation (PowerPoint)

Trevor Linden Video (mp4) 

Parent Meeting Policy (PDF)

Parent Meeting Form (PDF)

Trevor Linden Picture/Poster (PNG)

Media Release

Parent Resources


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