About Us


“Let’s Get’em Playing”

Founded in 2000 by NHL Coach Rick Bowness along with several retired professional hockey players living in the Maritimes and a group of business leaders in the Halifax area, Maritime NHL’ers for Kids is a non-profit organization committed to helping ensure minor hockey continues to enrich the lives of young maritime boys and girls whose families face financial challenges across NS-NB-PE.”

With your help, our track record in the last 17 years is impressive!
To date, we have helped as many as 3,000 kids play the game of hockey!

Today, with the benefit of significant new relationships with Jumpstart and Canadian Tire as well as TD Bank, we are very well positioned to continue our journey. Please join us!

Our founding principles are:

  • Help young maritime boys and girls achieve their hockey dreams without the impediment of financial barriers.
  • Provide new and different role models for young minor hockey players
  • Honor and celebrate the Maritime’s rich hockey history and exciting future