Our mission is to help kids play hockey. That means helping remove the biggest obstacle: affordability. This tournament raises money to help provide teams across the Maritimes with new full sets of equipment and funds to offset registration and other costs.

Every dollar makes a difference. And with you and our partner, Jumpstart, we’re able to make one very big difference for Maritime kids. Learn all about it by clicking here.

Details on the 2018 Tournament

As a Not-for-Profit society founded in 2000, Maritime NHL’ers for Kids is committed to: helping remove the financial barriers preventing young boys and girls in NS-NB-PEI from playing minor hockey; serving as a catalyst for new and different role models for minor hockey kids; and providing an opportunity to showcase the deep and rich history of professional hockey in the Maritimes by honouring our retired NHL alumni.

This year’s event will take place over 2 days in Digby, Nova Scotia (July 25 and 26). For the full event schedule, click here. 

Reserve your team spot or grab your gala tickets before they sell out. To register for the tournament and/or gala, click here.

NHLPA — a wonderful partnership


For many years, Maritime NHL’ers for Kids has enjoyed a very strong partnership with the NHLPA and their Goals & Dreams program. Through this partnership, each year the host Minor Hockey Association receives a donation of twenty-five (25) FULL sets of hockey equipment.

For 2018, this donation will be made to Hockey Nova Scotia.

We are proud of our partnership with the NHLPA and commend them for the generosity of the Goals & Dreams program for being a catalyst in reducing the financial barriers preventing young boys and girls from playing minor hockey in NS-NB-PEI. Over the lifetime of our working relationship, well over 300 full sets of hockey equipment have been donated..!

We thank the NHLPA very much for being such an amazing partner.


To learn more about the NHLPA, click here