THE BURNABY JUNIOR ISLANDERS
With support from the New York Islanders as part of their Amateur Hockey Development Program, the Burnaby Junior Islanders Program was officially launched in August of 2017.
Originally conceived to be a 2007 only age group, interest grew and in just over 2 years we have expanded to 9 teams, covering birth years from 2006 – 2010.
The Burnaby Junior Islanders will be based out of Burnaby, British Columbia, and train primarily out of Burnaby Winter Club, Planet Ice Coquitlam, Burnaby 8 Rinks and Catalyst Kinetics in Burnaby – with occasional sessions held at Delta Planet Ice.
The CORE focus of this program will be on youth skills DEVELOPMENT, fitness, competitiveness, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. The Tournament teams will have the opportunity to practice and play starting in April through the end of May, competing in 3 Lower Mainland tournaments, depending on the wishes of each team’s coaches. Players will also have the opportunity to play 3 on 3, and supplemental travel tournaments throughout Canada and the USA as opportunities arise.
The Development Teams will have the exact same curriculum and the same coaches. The only difference is the cost, the need for gear, and no tournaments. It all about development!
Preparations started in the winter of 2019, with occasional skates and training sessions happening periodically preparation for the 2020 Spring season.
For more information about our program, or about how your child may participate, please CONTACT US.
ANTI-BULLYING AND HARASSMENT STATEMENT
Teamwork is based on respect. Mutual respect and cooperation are our goals. We encourage respectful behaviour that affirms the dignity of all individuals.
We neither condone nor tolerate behaviour that undermines the dignity or self-esteem of any individual or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Discriminatory speech or conduct, based on race, gender, sexual orientation, language, religion, ethnic origin, family status or based on player division, placing, position and ability – hurts and divides us.
Burnaby Junior Islanders activities are to be harassment-free zones where our players’ dignity is respected.
Complaints are taken seriously and should be directed to the Program Administrator.