Elk Valley Minor Hockey Association represents Sparwood and Elkford, for Minor Hockey. Their Association is tied to both BC Hockey and Hockey Canada. Their rules of operation are generally directed by these two associations.
Players in minor hockey are divided by age groups; the age at December 31 of the current year is the deciding factor. Most players enter at the Initiation division at age 5 or 6. The next division is Novice for players 8 years or younger.
The Initiation and Novice divisions play in the High Country League. This league comprises teams from the Elk Valley, Fernie, and the Crowsnest Pass.