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BC HOCKEY Newsletter
October 8, 2015
In This Issue
MALE U16 TEAM BC ANNOUNCED

FEMALE U18 TEAM BC SET FOR NATIONALS 

HAZELTONS COMING TOGETHER WITH ONE GOAL IN MIND: PLAYING HOCKEY

WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND

HELMETS: IF IT DOESN'T FIT, IT DOESN'T PROTECT
Upcoming Events
WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND
October 9 - 11
Various Locations

WORLD U17 HOCKEY CHALLENGE
October 28 - November 8
Fort St. John & Dawson Creek

WESTERN CANADA U16 CHALLENGE CUP
October 28 - November 1
Calgary, AB

WOMEN'S NATIONAL U18 CHAMPIONSHIP
November 4 - 8
Huntsville, ON
In Other News
Gemmel Named to Canada's National Sledge Team

Carter Added to Male U16 Team BC Staff

Female Midget AAA Showcase Weekend

Dodge Caravan Kids Program

Harrison Named Junior Division Coordinator

Paul Carson Announced for Webinar Series

2016 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Schedule Released

"Hometown Hockey" Coming to BC and the Yukon

2015 Female U18 Team BC September Camp Roster and Schedule Announced
Upcoming Deadlines

Female U18 Invitational Selection Camps Host Bid Applications
October 21, 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.
BAM!  Just like that, we are full-throttle into the hockey season! Kids and adults are lacing up their skates at all hours of the day to play this game we all know and love, Minor Hockey Associations are filling their calendars with practices, games and tournaments and fans are filling arena seats to watch their local team beat their rivals. Who doesn't love this time of year?
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!
MALE U16 TEAM BC ANNOUNCEDMU16
After months of player evaluations, camps, tournaments, practices and off-ice training, the final roster for the 2015 Male U16 Team BC has been announced!

Click here for the Male U16 Team BC Roster

On October 27, 2015 the team will head to Calgary, AB for pre-stage practices as they get ready to take on the best of the west at the 2015 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. Team BC kicks off the tournament on October 28, 2015 against Team Alberta.

You can follow Team BC's journey at the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup by downloading the BC Hockey app, checking out the Events page on the BC Hockey website or on Twitter @BCHockey_MU16BC.

GOOD LUCK TEAM BC!
FEMALE U18 TEAM BC SET FOR NATIONALSFU18
Like the Male U16 Team BC, the final roster for the Female U18 Team BC was just announced after months of hard work by players and coaching staff.

Click here for the 2015 Female U18 Team BC Roster

The players and team staff are now looking ahead and preparing for the 2015 National Women's U18 Championship in Huntsville, Ontario, November 4 - 8, 2015.
The team will head to Ontario to participate in pre-stage practices in preparation to face the best female players in their age category from across the country.

The team features nine (9) players who competed with Team BC at the 2015 Canada Winter Games (Skinner, Martin, Sim, Beres, Rempe, MacMillan, Potomak, Knowles, Dove) and one (1) underage, 2000 born player (Vorster).

MEET YOUR FEMALE U18 TEAM BC
GOOD LUCK AT NATIONALS LADIES!
HAZELTONS COMING TOGETHER WITH ONE GOAL IN MIND: PLAYING HOCKEYHAZELTON
On Thursday, March 12, 2015, just as a group of Novice hockey players were set to take the ice at the arena in Hazelton, BC for one of the last practices of the season, they were abruptly told to get off the ice and leave the building. Turns out, the arena was condemned.

The 44 year old A-frame roof was too old, too decrepit and too dangerous for the community to continue to use it. It was a crushing end to what was a busy, fun filled year at the arena which hosts minor hockey, figure skating, Canskate, public skating and men's and women's rec hockey.

The Hazletons, which consists of Old, New and South Hazleton, along with seven (7) First Nations communities, are determined to provide an ice surface for the kids and adults who call the arena a second home six (6) months of the year. The community is raising funds to put a temporary roof on the arena until a new arena is built. 

The Gitksan Government Commission has graciously donated $100,000 towards a temporary roof and they have submitted a project to the Aviva Canada Community Fund asking for another $100,000. The Community Fund is a Canada-wide contest where communities and groups submit projects, which are then voted on by the public. The top five (5) vote-getting projects move to the next round.

LET'S HELP HAZLETON GET THEIR ARENA BACK!


You can vote once a day until Friday, October 23, 2015. 
WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKENDWGHW

Let's celebrate women's hockey! It's one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and thanks to weekends like this, everyone can get involved!

World Girls Hockey Weekend takes place October 9 - 11, 2015 at various locations around BC, Canada and the globe!

BC is excited to host the following events around the province this weekend:

Girls Rock Hockey Day
Langley Sportsplex
Various events
Click here for more information

Esso Fun Day
Killarney Arena
Vancouver

Fun Day
Save on Foods Memorial Arena
Victoria

Bring a Friend Day
Pearkes Arena
Victoria

Canucks Community Corner
Rogers Arena
October 10, 2015

South Coast Female Amateur Hockey League games
Various locations
Click here for schedule

Female Midget AAA games
Various locations
Click here for schedule

Long Game
Various locations
Click here for schedule

For more details on all events, click here.

Why not get out and check out these exciting events?
HELMETS - IF IT DOESN'T FIT, IT DOESN'T PROTECTHELMET

Helmets are one of the most important pieces of equipment in any sport and it's essential that you protect your most valuable asset. No helmet can completely prevent concussions, but the first step in head safety is to find the helmet that best fits your head and level of play.
No two (2) heads are the same, and all helmets fits differently. The helmet that's right for you is the one that fits.
The Source For Sports Pro-Formance Advantage custom fitting system is designed to put you in the right helmet for your game and considers many factors such as:
  1. What level of hockey do you play, and how often? Elite level players who play contact hockey require a helmet designed for that purpose. However, even if your child is just starting out in hockey, you need to ensure the head is well protected - after all, learning to play means there will be falling and tripping.
  2. How often do you get your hair cut? Thick hair and pony tails can give the impression that helmets are fitting smaller than they actually are; a skullcap is a good option for keeping hair out of the eyes, and close to the skull under the helmet.
  3. Never buy a helmet to "grow into." A helmet must fit snugly, with one (1) finger width above the eyebrow and ample coverage of the temples and ears. A helmet that shifts on the head does not absorb impacts.
  4. Are you looking for a helmet and cage combo? If so, the helmet and cage must work together as a unit on your head and face to provide proper protection. Helmets are fitted to head size, and masks are fitted to face size. It is not unusual for a player to have a different mask size on their helmet. The chin cup must be secure and the cage must align with the J clips on the helmet to minimize movement, thereby reducing shock traveling from the face to the skull.
  5. Are you ready for a visor? When mounting a visor, there should only be about 1.25cm between your nose and visor. The closer to your fact that the visor is, the less likely you are to be hit in the eye with a stick or puck.
Bring your helmet into any Source For Sports location for a free inspection and fit adjustment at the Head Zone.

Proper Fit. It's a no brainer. Source for Sports. We know our stuff.

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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