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 rapidly and we will be starting the 2023 Spring Season with the age groups of 2008 – 2013, inclusively.
The Burnaby Junior Islanders is based out of Burnaby, British Columbia, and trains primarily out of Burnaby Winter Club, Planet Ice Coquitlam & Delta, New Edge Alliance in Coquitlam, and Catalyst Kinetics in Burnaby.
The CORE focus of this program will be on youth skills DEVELOPMENT, fitness, competitiveness, sportsmanship, and camaraderie. We employ some of the “best in class” coaches in British Columbia and utilize highly respected trainers and programs such as Karen Kos, Victor Kraatz, Jason Krog, Darcy Zajac, Austin Vetterl, PFGS Goaltending, as well as programs such as Power Edge Pro on occasion.
The program runs April – end of May. Academy age teams may start later and end later, depending on their program schedules.
The combination of on and off ice training, games with the SUMMMIT SERIES League, and local tournaments make up our program. We find that for maximum benefit it requires just as much dedication from parents as it does from the athletes!
The bulk of our teams were assigned from the ID skates we held in December 2022, with other referred or interested players added after the fact to round out rosters.
For more information about our program, or about how your child may participate, please CONTACT US.