February 16 , 2012
It’s hard to believe in about a month our IP program will be wrapping up for the season! Please read the newsletter carefully as there are dates and times you will want to be aware of for end of year events.
Once again, our association received thanks from the Timbit’s Jamboree committee for being very organized. For our first timers, you can see what a huge event it is and all our participants (players and parents) are awesome at keeping things moving along! Thanks to Ryan, as well, for acting as our “coordinator” that day.
- IP1 kids finished participating in the mini-games during the Jr. B home games. I think all kids had a great time in the spotlight!
- Players are still doing flag bearer duties at the Jr. B games. I think there are a couple dates left so if you are interested just let me know.
- All our Moosehead’s dates are finished. I had nothing but positive feedback on these events and I’m so glad the kids all had a memorable experience! If we do happen to get another date I’ll put it out there to the group.
Minor Hockey Happenings
- East Hants Jr. B Penguins would like to invite all Minor Hockey players to their game on Sunday, February 19 vs. the Brookfield Elks. Minor hockey players who wear their jerseys will get in for $2.00.
- The Halifax Moosehead’s will be practicing at the Keith Miller Arena on Thursday, February 23. All from the community are welcome to share in this notable event. Practice will be from 6:00pm – 7:30pm and autographs in the canteen area after the practice. EHMH would love to have a full house for this event! Please consider bringing a food donation for Caring and Sharing.
Here are some upcoming events for both groups:
- Eastern Shore Jamboree (March 10 - schedule will be out when available)
- IP Showcase (March 14 at 5pm for IP1 and 6pm for IP2)
- IP Banquet (Saturday, April 14 upstairs common area at the Sportsplex – IP1 will be at 1pm and IP2 at 2:30pm)
Also, I want to thank our coaches for their patience and diligence before and after Christmas as we have worked to be compliant with Hockey NS and EHMHA certification directives. It was a long (sometimes frustrating) process but, ultimately, we’ve been very successful. I’d like to extend a thanks to Les Barkhouse, EHMHA Certification Clerk and Member at Large for ensuring this was done properly and giving up so much time this fall. Due to his hard work the process will be much less painless in subsequent years!!
As usual, if there are any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me.