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BC HOCKEY Newsletter
November 10, 2014
In This Issue









Upcoming Events
MALE TEAM BC ANNOUNCEMENT
December 2, 2014
Rogers Arena

STAND ON GUARD
November 14, 2014
Rogers Arena

MALE U16 TEAM BC CHRISTMAS CAMP
December 21-23, 2014
Richmond, BC

FEMALE U18 TEAM BC CHRISTMAS CAMP
December 20 - 22, 2014
Richmond, BC

EDMONTON INVITATIONAL BANTAM TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS
December 27 - 31, 2014
Edmonton, AB
Click here for more info
In Other News











Upcoming Deadlines

Minor Hockey Week Volunteer Nominations
November 15, 2014

Kraft Top 100: Celebrating Canada's Best Nominations
November 16, 2014

Timber Mart SharpShooter Photo Contest
November 16, 2014

Dodge Caravan Kids Program Application
December 1, 2014

2015 Male Team Staff Applications
December 1, 2014

Every Kids Dream Contest
December 1, 2014

BC High School Hockey League Application
January 31, 2015
VOLUNTEER JOB POSTINGS

There are currently no postings

If your association has any volunteer postings you would like included in next month's newsletter, please email them to info@bchockey.net.
Can you believe it's November already?  Before we know it Christmas and World Juniors will be here!

What a busy first week of November!  Five (5) BC players competed with Team Canada at the World U17 Hockey Challenge in Sarnia, Ontario and Kamloops hosted the 4 Nations Cup & Century Tour, which has now made it's way to Kelowna.

As always, there are associations and players across the province making names for themselves and giving back to the community.

We are always looking to hear from you!  Does your association have an upcoming event that the membership should know about? Or have you recently hosted an exciting event and want to tell us about it?

Please send your story/event to info@bchockey.net.

Enjoy!
#SheInspiresinspires


MTV brings you Micah Hart. A 17 year old BC Hockey player, who through hard work and dedication, has climbed her way to be apart of Team BC and captain of Team Canada's U18 Team.
 

MTV: She Inspires - Micah Hart
MTV: She Inspires - Micah Hart

Click here for her full MTV profile

REINHART BROTHERS & LAZAR MAKE NHL DEBUTSnhl
  
Want to know what it takes to make it to the NHL? Just ask these guys.  Team BC alum Griffin Reinhart, Sam Reinhart and Curtis Lazar all made their NHL debuts this month.

Griffin laced up for the New York Islanders in their season opener against Carolina Hurricanes.

Sam skated with the Buffalo Sabres as they took on Columbus Blue Jackets.

Curtis played with the Ottawa Senators against the Nashville Predators in their season opener.


GIVING UNTIL IT HURTShurts

Dave Smith, general manager of the Kimberley Dynamiters of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, knows how thoughtful and caring his sister-in-law Shari is, so he wasn't surprised when she went the extra mile for his team.

Shari was in town for a 10 day visit from Ontario and attended one of the Dynamiters home games on her second day in Kimberley.  She was so impressed with how hard the players train and play that she wanted to do something nice for them.

Dave suggested that with the winter quickly approaching the boys could benefit from team winter toques. Shari went right to work! She printed off a pattern, purchased the yarn and began to crochet 23 hats. While visiting and going on daily sight seeing outings, she still managed to complete the project and give them to the players prior to one of their games.

"Shari has always been the most caring and kind person my wife and I know," said Smith. "She's a wife, a mother to four (4) boys, a nurse and a part time ski instructor. This doesn't slow down her desire to make others happy."

All the players were impressed and grateful for her gift. Each hat took approximately three (3) hours to mak, so needless to say, that after almost 70 hours of crocheting in one (1) week, she went home with very fatigued, sore hands, but an equally warm heart!
GOLD RIVER COMES TOGETHER FOR KIDS HELP PHONEgoldriver
  
The Gold River Minor Hockey Association is an association on the west coast of Vancouver Island, with approximately 60 registrants from the Initiation to Midget level.

At the end of September, players and parents of the association organized and participated in a bottle drive that raised $1,800!

The association's executive firmly believes in giving back and providing for kids of all ages and backgrounds.  In saying this, the executive feels strongly and is very supportive of the Kids Help Phone Line.  Their wish is to increase the awareness of this very beneficial service, so that kids who wish to use it have great accessibility to it.

Gold River MHA proudly donated all monies raised from the fundraising event to the Kids Help Phone Line.

Congratulations to everyone who was a part of this successful event!

LAKE COWICHAN FEMALE JAMBOREEcowjam
  
Lake Cowichan Minor Hockey Association is excited and proud to be hosting the 3rd Annual Female Jamboree on January 3, 2015.  The jamboree will take individual female players and make up teams of like aged girls for a round robin tournament.

Following the jamboree, girls will have an opportunity to watch the only island Female Midget AAA team, the Vancouver Island Hurricanes, play. The team will also be special coaches at the jamboree.

Here are some other details:
- Novice to Atom teams
- PeeWee to Midget teams
- $25 per player, which includes two (2) games and seats for the Hurricanes game
- Registration deadline is December 20, 2014
- All games played at Lake Cowichan Arena

This fun all-day event gets girls together to play hockey and make friends. For more information and to register, please contact Greg Clayton at gclayton333@shaw.ca or 250.749.6674.

VI Hurricanes
RICHMOND REFEREE CLINICrichmondclinic  

The Richmond Minor Hockey Association has already produced one of the top National Hockey League referees in Kelly Sutherland. So why not produce more officials of this calibre?  With this lofty goal in mind, Richmond MHA put on a special referee clinic at the end of October.  The event was open to all first and second year officials.

A total of 26 prospective young officials registered and turned out to work and learn under the watchful eye and leadership of experienced high level referees (and RMHA alumni) Hasret Sidhu, Ben Kiang and Duncan Brow.

The clinic was organized by Richmond MHA referee scheduler Don Mathewson and overseen by referee-in-chief, Dwayne Shigeoka.

The group participated in a number of different drills emphasizing skating and positioning techniques.  It takes a very strong and dedicated individual to become a good hockey official.  Richmond MHA is optimistic all these young candidates will do just that!

HOCKEY CANADA CENTURY TOURcenturytour


 


The Hockey Canada 20,000 square foot interactive hockey experience caravan made it's first stop in BC! The #CenturyTour rolled into the Interior Savings Centre parking lot in Kamloops as part of the 4 Nations Cup celebrations.


Fans visiting the #CenturyTour will be immersed in the excitement, history and energy that is Canadian hockey, including:

- a state-of-the-art interactive timeline of milestone hockey moments and artifacts
- an Timeline Feature Wall showcasing the history of Hockey Canada, decade by decade
- an Interactive Video Wall with clips of defining moments in Hockey Canada history
- Have Your Say, a speaker's corner booth that provides fans with the opportunity to give their opinion on Canada's game
- and much more!

The #CenturyTour has relocated to Prospera Place in Kelowna, BC and will be open to hockey fans from 1:00 - 7:00pm until Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  If you are in the area, make sure you check it out!

Share the experience with us and the rest of Canada! Snap some pics, post them to social media with the hashtags #CenturyTour and #BCHockey and you could be featured on the BC Hockey and/or Hockey Canada website and social media!
DIRECTOR OF MINOR HOCKEY OPERATIONS POSITION AVAILABLEnorthshore
 
The North Shore Winter Club is currently looking for someone to fill the role of Director of Minor Hockey Operations.

Click here for details

Resumes and expressions of interest should be sent to david@nswc.ca.  The deadline to apply is Friday, November 21, 2014.
NEW WESTMINSTER MHA MAKES HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADAnewwest
  

"Mother Nature gives us four (4) seasons, but in Canada we have one (1) more.  The 5th Season is the hockey season and it's the best season in Canada. It's when kids make friendships that last a lifetime. When they learn to work together, support each other and have fun - on the ice and off. The 5th Season is when kids learn valuable lessons that go beyond the game."


Have you watched the commercial? Did you notice the New Wesminster MHA jersey?

 

The New Westminster community is excited & proud to represent minor hockey associations across the province! Way to go!

 

Click here for more info and the full story

WE'RE ON INSTAGRAMinstagram


Follow BC Hockey on our new Instagram account BCHockeySource

! Use the hashtag #BCHockey to be featured on the front page of our website under the Instagram tab!

Does your Minor Hockey Association have an upcoming event the membership should know about? Or have you hosted an awesome event and want to tell us about it?

We want to know what you are doing at your association and share it with hockey fans across the Province. 
 
Send your story/event to: info@bchockey.net.                       
Want to be a part of BC Hockey events?  Or do you know someone who would love to be involved in hockey in their community?

We are always accepting names and resumes for volunteer positions for BC Hockey events across the province.  Some events include: the Male U16 and Female U18 BC Cups and minor rec skills camps and jamborees.
 
Get involved today!  Please forward your name, or someone you know, and your/their details to: info@bchockey.net.                       
 
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