Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association
Geographic Zone System
2023-24 - SMHA ZONE MODIFICATIONS
The SMHA Zone Commissioners worked through the fall and winter of 2022-23 to review the SMHA zone boundaries with a view to create more balance in registration numbers amongst the six geographic zones. Thank you to them for their time and energy on this review project. The Zone Commissioners presented their zoning recommendations to the full SMHA Board of Directors in January 2023 and the revisions listed below were approved in February 2023 by the SMHA Board.
Below are the approved zoning changes in effect for the 2023-24 season:
- Grosvenor Park neighborhood becomes part of Redwings Zone;
- Greystone Heights neighborhood becomes part of the Redwings Zone;
- Sutherland neighborhood becomes part of the Redwings Zone
- Sutherland Industrial area becomes part of the Redwings Zone
- Nutana Park neighborhood becomes part of the Flyers Zone
- Buena Vista neighborhood becomes part of the Aces Zone
- Westview neighborhood becomes part of the Renegades Zone
Reminder: Players residing outside City of Saskatoon boundaries, but within SMHA boundaries as designated by Hockey Saskatchewan (“acreage players”), must register with the Saskatoon Aces zone - including players that reside at Whitecap Dakpta First Nation.
Recent Zoning History:
2022-23 SMHA Zones:
There will be no changes to SMHA zoning for the 2022-23 hockey season - zoning regulations will remain the same as in 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22.
The zoning map will remain the same as 2021-22.
Click here for the 2022-23 SMHA Zoning Map
2021-22 SMHA Zones:
There will be no changes to SMHA zoning for the 2021-22 hockey season - zoning regulations will remain the same as in 2019-20 & 2020-21.
The zoning map will remain the same as 2019-20.
2020-21 SMHA Zones:
There will be no changes to SMHA zoning for the 2020-21 hockey season - zoning regulations will remain the same as in 2019-20.
The zoning map will remain the same as 2019-20.
2019-2020 SMHA Zones:
** Note - SMHA has made changes to zoning effective with the 2019-2020 hockey season.
2019-2020 SMHA Zoning Changes
Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association and its six geographic zones have been reviewing its current zoning over the past few months. An imbalance in player registration totals within the current zone structure has developed and was an area of concern requiring changes.
The SMHA Board has approved zoning revisions effective with the 2019-2020 season, designed to accomplish the following:
- Have all six geographic zones with approximately 500 players per zone;
- Minimize the amount of City of Saskatoon neighborhoods involved in the zoning changes;
- Create short-term player registration balance, allowing SMHA and its zones to undertake a more thorough review of zoning over the next two seasons;
The following zoning changes have been approved for implementation for the 2019-2020 hockey season:
- Westview neighborhood will become part of the Aces zone;
- Nutana neighborhood will become part of the Aces zone;
- Players residing outside City of Saskatoon boundaries, but within SMHA boundaries as designated by Hockey Saskatchewan (“acreage players”), will become part of the Aces zone;
- Forest Grove neighborhood will become part of the Redwings zone;
General Zoning Information:
The Saskatoon Minor Hockey Association is comprised of six geographic minor hockey zones within the City of Saskatoon:
Zone D Renegades - north west Saskatoon
Zone G Redwings - east central Saskatoon
Zone H Flyers - south east Saskatoon
Zone M Aces - south west Saskatoon
Zone W Bobcats - south central Saskatoon
Zone X Wild - north east Saskatoon
In addition, the SMHA includes three City-Wide programs:
Comets Zone - Female Hockey - the Comets zone has all-female teams formed on a city-wide basis and offers teams from U7 through U18 age groups..
Saskatoon AA Hockey - The Saskatoon City Wide AA programs for U13, U15 & U18 ages were initiated in 2005 and have been a wonderful addition to the SMHA's programs. The AA teams are drafted on a city-wide basis. Saskatoon AA hockey is operated by a Committee of the SMHA Board of Directors, chaired by the elected SMHA AA Chairperson. The U13AA, U15 AA and U18 AA teams compete in the Saskatchewan AA League (began in 2018).
U15A City Wide - SMHA implemented a City Wide tryout and draft for U15A male hockey in 2022-23. One goal of the city wide program is to draft eight relatively equal teams that would provide a highly competitive environment for players that just miss U15AA or ar eon the cusp of making U15AA or possibly U18AA in their U18 years. The other goal of the program is to close the gap between the programming for U15AA and U15A.
Notes to Zone Boundaries Maps:
East Side of South Saskatchewan River:
Wild / Redwings Zones:
- Willowgrove Neighborhood - Families residing on Willowgrove Boulevard, Willowgrove Avenue, Willowgrove Square, Willowgrove Crescent, Willowgrove Avenue, Willowgrove Lane, Willowgrove Bay, Willowgrove Terrace and Willowgrove Court (either side of these streets) and north will be in the Wild zone.
- Families residing south of these streets will be in the Redwings zone.
- Families residing in the new Holmwood Development Area, north of 8th Street East, will be in the Redwings zone.
Flyers / Bobcats Zones:
- Families residing in the Holmwood Development Area south of 8th Street East will be in the Flyers zone.
- West Side of South Saskatchewan River:
Aces / Renegades Zones:
- Blairmore Development Area north and Dundonald Neighborhoods - Families residing on either side of Hughes Drive and east will be in the Renegades zone.
- Families residing west of Hughes Drive will be in the Aces zone.
Acreage Players - Minor and Female Hockey:
For Corman Park RM acreage players that reside in the area around Saskatoon designated by Hockey Sask as part of the SMHA's boundaries, please see Hockey Sask Regulation 6.03.01 (below) for the defined boundaries.
Hockey Saskatchewan Regulation 6.03.01
b) The Province of Saskatchewan shall be divided into the following geographic sub-divisions for registration purposes and categorization of teams:
1.The Province shall be one geographic subdivision for Midget AAA hockey.
2. The City of Regina.
3 The Greater Saskatoon Area:
R.M. of Corman Park Boundary
Twp. 37 Boundary/Penner Rd.
R.M. of Corman Park Boundary (North of Highway # 5)
Freeborn Road (South of Highway #5 to Floral Road)
Highway #11 (South of Floral to Corman Park Boundary)
Note - any player residing to the east of Highway # 11, south of Floral Road resides outside SMHA Boundaries
Corman Park Boundary and the Whitecap Dakota First Nation
Important: All players residing in the areas described above in HS Regulation 6.03.01 - players residing outside of the City of Saskatoon boundaries but within SMHA boundaries as defined by Hockey Sask - must register with the Saskatoon Aces zone.
EFFECTVE IN 2018-19: The acreage boundaries described above covered in Hockey Sask Regulation 6.03.01 apply to female players playing female hockey with the Comets. This comes into effect via a Hockey Sask ruling for the 2018-19 season.
** Female acreage players not registering with the Saskatoon Comets female hockey must register with the Saskatoon Aces Zone.
NOTE: All players registering with SMHA that reside outside the City of Saskatoon boundaries must provide their legal land location address along with a mailing address (RR# or Box #). This applies to all acreage players and rural players that reside within SMHA boundaries but reside outside the City of Saskatoon in the RM of Corman Park.
Acreage players residing outside the City of Saskatoon shall be placed in a zone determined at the discretion of the SMHA Board of Directors. Effective with the 2019-20 season and until further notice, all acreage players residing outside the City of Saskatoon boundaries but within SMHA boundaries must register with the Saskatoon Aces zone.
For any SMHA registration questions, please contact Kelly Boes at the SMHA office at (306) 244-1363 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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