LEAD, DEVELOP AND PROMOTE POSITIVE LIFELONG HOCKEY EXPERIENCES

BC HOCKEY Newsletter
June 23, 2015
In This Issue
 BC HOCKEY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

BACK IN THE RINK

ONE SELFLESS ACT FULFILLS THE DREAM OF ANOTHER

NEW SPORTSMANSHIP PROGRAM

CHETWYND MIDGET GIANTS MAKE ASSOCIATION HISTORY

MALE U16 BC CUP WRAP VIDEO

PARENTS GUIDE TO CARDED AND RECREATIONAL HOCKEY
Upcoming Events
FEMALE U18 STRENGTH & CONDITIONING CAMP
June 27 - 30
Richmond

NCCP HIGH PERFORMANCE 1 SEMINARS
July 8 - 12
Kamloops
July 21 - 25
Vancouver

MALE U16 PROVINCIAL CAMP
July 15 - 19
Nanaimo

SUMMER OFFICIATING SCHOOLS
August 3 - 7
Lake Cowichan
August 8 - 12
Osoyoos

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CAMP
August 24 - 28
Parksville
In Other News
2015 BC Hockey Annual General Meeting Concludes

Hollett Invited to National Program of Excellence Goaltending Camp

Major Midget League Evaluation Camps

Female Midget AAA Evaluation Camps

Greiner Named Female Midget AAA Branch Coordinator

Bauer Goal Masks and Cages Recall

2015 Male U16 Provincial Camp Rosters and Schedule


Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands Program

Kamloops High Performance 1 Seminar Speakers Announced

Vancouver High Performance 1 Seminar Speakers Announced

South Island Royals Staff Announcement

Victoria Cougars Selected to Host 2016 Cyclone Taylor Cup

2015 Male U16 Team BC Team Staff

BC Hockey Referee Selected for 2015 Memorial Cup

Registration Now Open for 2015 Summer Skills Development Camp



Upcoming Deadlines

There are currently no deadlines.
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.
With the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting, it's time to prepare for all the high performance events taking place this summer.
The Female U18 Strength and Conditioning Camp, Male U16 Provincial Camp, Summer Officiating Schools, OPoE Camp and HP 1 Seminars take place over the next month around the province.
Want to be featured in the next BC Hockey monthly newsletter? 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!
BC HOCKEY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGagm
The BC Hockey Annual General Meeting (AGM) wrapped up on Sunday, June 14, 2015 with the announcement of a new governance structure. The membership passed the motion to move from an Executive Committee to a Board of Directors. Randy Henderson was elected as the Chair of the Board.  The following members were elected to the Board:
Chuck CampbellBill Veenstra
Dawn BurseyAndrew Jakubeit
Rick BoekestynNeil McNabb
Darryl LerumBill Greene

The weekend was filled with knowledgeable and interesting guest speakers at the various seminars, a tradeshow that featured a number of great hockey vendors and a number of networking and social gatherings.  The always entertaining dinner/awards banquet was a definite highlight!  In total, nine (9) wards winners were announced. See below for more information.
AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCEDawards

BC Hockey honoured the 2014-2015 awards winners at a dinner ceremony at the AGM.  The following awards and winners are:
Diamond StickAl Matthews
Life Members'Nigel Shackles
Presidents AwardJack Edwards
Coach of the YearPhil Grieff
Official of the YearBevan Mills
MHA of the YearSouth Okanagan
Development Award - Officiating
Trevor Boudreau
Development Award - Female High Performance
Carol Worsfold
Development Award - Male High Performance
Scott Westgate

A big congratulations to all the winners of this years AGM Awards! Also, thank you to the countless hours every volunteer put into this past season. Your dedication is the reason for the current and future success of amateur hockey in BC and the Yukon.
Click here for more information on the awards and to watch videos of the winners.
BACK IN THE RINKlundy

Meet Carter Lundy. He is eight (8) years old and just finished Hockey 4.
Last summer their family moved to Tsawwassen and when hockey was about to start in September, he decided he wanted to hang up his skates for good. He thought hockey was too stressful and had seen the ups and downs with his older brother playing rep. He thought basketball would be his next sport.
His parents told his coach that Carter would be taking a break and not sure if he would return. The coach was very understanding and said if, and when, he is ready to come back, there would be a spot for him.
After three (3) weeks off, Carter changed his mind and went back to the rink. His coach was so positive, encouraging and patient. Carter came out with a smile. As the season went on, he was shooting pucks in the garage in his spare time and asking when his next ice time was.
His coach really understands was minor hockey is all about. It was fun, positive and fair. Carter learned to love the game again and felt important and part of a team.
Now Carter wants to try out for rep hockey and play in the NHL! It is a true testament to what a great coach can do for a player. The Lundy family is thankful they lucked out with an exceptional one!
ONE SELFLESS ACT FULFILLS THE DREAM OF ANOTHERdream

Jack Edwards was selected as one of the winners of the "Every Kids Dream Contest" where he would skate with the Vancouver Canucks during their pre-game skate and also join them on the blue line for the national anthems. BC Hockey called to let the family know Jack had won and chatted with his mom and sister as Jack was out playing street hockey. "Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Is this a joke?" his mom Karen asked at first. "He is going to be so excited," she finally got out through tears of joy. "I can't believe this. Jack is going to be super excited," his sister said. "This really is his dream." 
Once the news sunk in, Jack told his parents he wanted to give up his opportunity to skate with the Canucks so his buddy and teammate, Brett Cerrutti, could have the chance instead. Brett had just returned home to Summerland after spending some time in the BC Children's Hosipital battling a rare disease.
While keeping this BIG secret from his buddy, Jack and Brett traveled to Rogers Arena with their dads. Once they arrived, Jack told the news to Brett. "Brett, I am giving you the chance to skate with the Canucks instead of me." Brett was stunned at first and then realized he didn't have his gear with him to skate on the ice. "Actually, it's in my hockey bag," Jack told him. "It is?" Brett questioned and confused how it got there. "Yah. Your mom dropped if off last night and we brought it down." And with that, Brett headed to get suited up for his big moment!
Although Brett had his big moment on the ice, Jack had his off the ice. Watching his friend live out what every kid dreams of doing, was something special he will never forget. "I knew when I made the decision that I was doing the right thing."
"I felt like I wasn't even alive. It's crazy," Brett said after he got off the ice. "I thought I woke up from a dream."
Fast forward a few months to the BC Hockey Awards Banquet where Jack was awarded with the prestigious President's Award.
There was not a dry eye in the house after the video played at the gala. The crowd rose to their feet, holding tissues to their face as Jack approached the stage with confidence and a huge smile on his face. BC Hockey President, Randy Henderson, welcomed Jack to the stage and said a few words before presenting him with the honour. "I could not be proud to present this young man this award. You have earned the respect and admiration of your peers and the entire membership of BC Hockey. You and your family should be very proud."
Without skipping a beat, Jack read his acceptance speech like a pro. "I am very humbled and honoured to receive this award. I did not expect any of this to happen. I just wanted Brett to have the opportunity to live out his dream." The crowd rose to their feet once more. 
Jack was selected for the President's Award for his selfless act of kindness and generosity. At such a young age, he already knows the value of being humble and grateful and the true meaning of friendship, sportsmanship and comradery.
BC HOCKEY AND VANCOUVER CANUCKS LAUNCH SPORTSMANSHIP PROGRAMsss


In partnership with the Vancouver Canucks, BC Hockey is excited to launch a new educational program called Sportsmanship Starts in the Stands which encourages positive behaviour by hockey parents in the rink.
The program was developed to address the behaviours and attitudes that have become a negative influence in the game of hockey in BC. The intent of the program is to ensure that the environment at BC Hockey events and initiatives is positive for everyone. It was also developed to ensure the level of parent expectations was consistent across the country.
Click here for further details on the program and to download program materials.
CHETWYND MIDGET GIANTS MAKE ASSOCIATION HISTORYchetwynd

The Chetwynd Midget Giants made history this season when they were the first Chetwynd Minor Hockey team to win an All Peace Hockey League (APHL) Midget Tier 1 banner championship.
The Giants has a stellar year and handily won first place in the APHL regular season with a 13-2-3 record in league games. They had almost a perfect playoff record with three (3) wins and one (1) tie; most importantly, winning the Championship on home ice!
Chetwynd and District Minor Hockey Association and the community of Chetwynd are very proud of these champions!

MU16 BC CUP WRAP VIDmu16

PARENT'S GUIDE TO CARDED AND RECREATIONAL HOCKEYsfs

Carded vs. Recreational Hockey: What is best for my kid?

The sport of hockey is considered Canada's national pastime and every year many young children are enrolled into Minor Hockey Associations across the country. Depending on the league, parents may be asked whether they are registering their child for play in a competitive league representing the city, or for fun playing within the community. Many factors, including influence from friends and each parent's previous sports experience, can impact which league a child is signed up for.
Hockey requires commitment, not only from the player, but from his or her family as well. The higher up the ranks and the greater the competitive level, so too the dedication for everyone involved.
Regardless of the league you decide to register your child in, hockey is meant to be fun for both the players and spectators. Not having to worry about whether your child is well-protected with properly fitted equipment will give you as a parent peace of mind, and let your child keep their focus on the game.
Click here to read the complete article regarding the differences between playing Carded and Recreational hockey.
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