Association News


CMHA 2024 Summer Development Programs

CMHA is pleased to announce its 2024 Summer Development Programs! 


Summer 2024 - Registration will open Tuesday July 2 and our deadlines are set in accordance with the deadlines to finalize ice contracts with the rink. It's important that you register sooner rather than later.

Costs will be 165 per program. 

Programs will run on August 17, 18, 24, 25, 27 and the times and groups will be announced August 1st.

Deadline for registration is set for July 17, 2024. Programs will be led by our Technical Director Paul Hunt (Hockey Nova Scotia Coach of the Year) along with other guest coaches.

  • Summer Power Skating: (U7, U9, U11, U13, U15) 
  • Summer Scoring Skills/Tactics: (U11, U13, U15) 
  • Summer Defense Skills/Tactics: (U11, U13, U15)
  • Summer Small Area Games: (U11, 13, 15) 
  • Goalie Development: (U9, U11, 13, 15, 18)
  • Foundational Skills: (U7, U9)

Power Skating with Tim Cranston - Former QMJHL & 13 year European League Pro player.

Scoring Skills with Donald Maclean - Former Professional Hockey Player, AHL Scoring Champion (2001-2002), AHL Top Goal Scorer and MVP (2005-2006), coached in KHL/OHL/International, former Head Coach of Bedford U15 Major hockey club.

Goalie Development with Brad MacCharles - Empire Goaltending

Defense Skills with Paul Hunt: Guest coaches to be named at a later date


The Registration Link will be listed under the Development tab of the Main Chebucto Website on July 2nd.


**NOTE - Programs will only run if we can reach the minimum number of players. Our ice contracts must be finalized 30 days prior to the start of each program. If program registration is low, we will have to cancel. 

If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out.

Paul Hunt

CMHA Technical Director

Jun 28, 2024

Reminder of the Spryfield Rink and Recreation Centre Project Information Center - FILL OUT SURVEY

Hi Folks,


I hope everyone is getting ready for the most exciting finish to the NHL season we have had in years! 

Just a reminder of the Spryfield Lions Rink Replacement Project Information session tomorrow 5pm - 8 pm at the Captain William Spry Community Centre - Multipurpose Community Room.

I would encourage our entire hockey community to check it out as I strongly believe our association and the community deserves a first class facility to continue a strong tradition of Chebucto Hockey. 

Even if you can't make the open house everyone in our association should fill out the survey and denote "2 ice surfaces as very important". 

Here is a link to the survery. SRRCPC (

The deadline for responses is July 21 , 2024 but don't wait!

Go Chebucto! ( ...and Oilers)

Bryan Esbaugh

CMHA President


Jun 23, 2024

Spryfield Lions Replacement Project - OPEN HOUSE & INFORMATION SESSIONS

Calling our Chebucto families and community members to participate in upcoming information sessions about the Spryfield Lions Replacement Project!

Monday, June 24, 5:00-8:00pm, Captain William Spry Community Centre Multipurpose Community Room 

Jun 20, 2024

Reminder - AGM Tonight at 6:00pm - Agenda Attached

Good morning,

Our Annual General Meeting is taking place tonight in the Altantic Room of the Lion's Rink at 6pm. 

Agenda is below:


We hope to see you there!

Craig Myra

President, CMHA

May 22, 2024

Congratulations to Chebucto Atlantics (Current and Former) on High Performance Main Camp Invites

To all Chebucto families,


Hockey Nova Scotia held their annual High Performance Camp this past weekend, in an effort to determine which players would be invited to the main camp held in early July at St.FX in Antigonish. The main camp includes the top 24 forwards, 16 defence, and 6 goalies from across Nova Scotia at each age level.


Congratulations to the following current or former Atlantics who were selected to the main camp.



Palmer Belen

Aiva Brown



Ella Driscoll

Nadia Smith



Wyatt Esbaugh

Evan Sargent Greenwood

Lokua Calvert

Parker Douglas



J. Kassel Belen

Brycen Jardine

Cooper Strong



Maddox Neumann

Sam Flemming


Best of luck in Antigonish this summer!!!



VP Competitive

May 22, 2024

CMHA Technical Director Announcement

Good morning,

It is with great pleasure that I announce that Paul Hunt has been named Chebucto Minor Hockey Associations first ever Technical Director.

Paul came out on top after consideration from a number of very strong candidates.  Paul's wealth of expereince, along with his passion for Chebucto Minor Hockey will serve our players, coaches, and Executive well as we move into the 24-25 season and beyond.

Paul will be formerly introduced at next week's AGM and he will start this new role in the near future!

Congratulations Paul!

Craig Myra

President, CMHA



May 16, 2024