About Us


“Let’s Get’em Playing”

Founded in 2000 by NHL Coach Rick Bowness, along with several retired Maritime NHL hockey players, 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  Maritime boys and girls whose families face financial challenges.

As we embark upon our 19th year in 2018, we’ve been able to help 3,500+ Maritime kids play minor hockey, the greatest game in the world!

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

Our founding principles are:

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

Contact Us

Registrar – Wendy Levy

Managing Director – Chris Larsen