Hello hockey friends,
Get your gear out, blow the dust off your skates, find your stick, only 10 days until our skates hit the ice! I will start making ice on Thursday or Friday of this week. I’ll paint the lines and logos over the weekend, and build the ice up next week.
It’s hard to believe it’s that time already.
Here are some important dates to remember:
Sept. 9th – opening day.Sept. 12th – Openning day
Sept. 24th – skate swap
Sept. 28th and 29th – League drafts.
Oct. 3-5 first week of league.
Dec. 19-21 last week of league.
Games again this year are at 9:15pm and 10:45pm. The big change this year is moving B league to Monday Night. Thursday night will now be a A,B,C, drop-in. It’s still $10 to skate. League registration is $35. Season pass-$440(same as last year). Punch card-$190(same as last year).
If you would like to be a captain or if I told you it’s time to be a captain, please contact me.
Thanks Bob Ohlson for organizing the goalie meeting last night and getting the first month of drop-ins scheduled. If there are any new goalies around, get them in touch with me.
If anybody is interested in coaching the kids, contact me. Murray said they are short on coaches this year. I’m not sure what level he needs, there is a coaches clinic the first week of the season.
If anybody is interested in refereeing the kids or adults, contact me. KJ will be doing a ref clinic the first or second week of the season.
I spent many hours over the summer preparing for the Glacier Nationals. We are doing some small renovations to the old warming house this week. That is going to be their office/locker room. They have about 26 young men on the roster, they are arriving now daily from Portland, or Spokane, or Alaska, or Seattle. I have met many of them this week. They will play 22 home games from mid October to mid February. They are still in need of two host families. We have about 8 families hosting kids so far, but one family has like 6 kids. Contact me for more details if you are interested.
The Nationals are also looking for a bus driver. It’s a paid position, must have class B license with passenger endorsement.
You can find Nationals schedule, tournament dates and the entire season schedule on the website www.stumptowniceden.com
I will be continuing to update the website over the next few weeks so keep in touch.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.