LEAD, DEVELOP AND PROMOTE POSITIVE LIFELONG HOCKEY EXPERIENCES



BC HOCKEY Newsletter
September 19, 2016
In This Issue
JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF FEMALE HOCKEY AT SURREY SPORT & LEISURE CENTRE



LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE GLASS



SISTERS SKATE ON RAREFIED ICE

Events
FEMALE U18 TEAM BC PREP CAMP
September 22 - 25
Vancouver


WORLD CUP OF HOCKEY
September 17 - October 1
Toronto


FMAAA SHOWCASE WEEKEND
October 7 - 9
Surrey


WORLD GIRLS HOCKEY WEEKEND
October 7 - 9


MALE U16 TEAM BC PRE-STAGE
October 16 - 18
Calgary


MALE U16 WESTERN BRANCH CHALLENGE
October 19 - 23
Calgary


NORTH CENTRAL JAMBOREE
October 14 - 16
Prince George
In Other News
2016 World Girls Hockey Weekend



Iddon Named BC Hockey Junior Coordinator



Three BC Players Invited to Canada's National Women's Team Fall Festival



2016-2017 BC Major Midget League Schedule



Anderson Added to Male U16 Team BC Short List



2016 Female U18 Team BC Short List



2016 Female U18 Team BC Selection Camp Underway



Geric Joins South Island Royals



The First Shift Program



Male High Performance Committee Announced



BC Players Named to National Women's Development and U18 Teams



BC Hockey Coach Coordinator Announced



Male High Performance Program Personnel
Upcoming Deadlines


World Girls Hockey Weekend at Surrey Sport and Leisure Centre
Deadline: September 30, 2016
VOLUNTEER JOB POSTINGS



There are currently no listings.


If your association has any volunteer postings you would like included in next month's newsletter, please email them to info@bchockey.net.
Skates are sharpened, sticks are taped and players are hitting the ice everywhere. It's officially hockey season!


Check out what's coming up as we get ready:


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!
JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION OF FEMALE HOCKEY AT SURREY SPORT & LEISURE CENTREWGHW


World Girls Hockey Weekend (WGHW) takes place October 7 - 9, 2016 and Surrey is hosting a celebration of female hockey!  Over 400 players and coaches will participate in several fun activities and games over the weekend and YOU'RE INVITED!


There are four (4) events girls of various ages and skill levels can participate in: Female Jamboree, Esso Fun Day, the Long Game and 'We Are Coaches' Clinic.


Each girl who participates in one (1) of the WGHW events will receive a jersey, water bottle and WGHW toque. Space for these celebrations in Surrey is limited and registration will be on a first-come, first serve basis, with a registration deadline of September 30, 2016.


LESSONS FROM BEHIND THE GLASSLESSONS


After months of prep, the Lessons From Behind the Glass video series has finally launched!  Based off the book  by author Allyson Tufts, the video series goes through many lessons that Allyson learned over her experience as a hockey mom.


Allyson and her son Brock open and close each video with their own personal stories and what they learned along the way.  Each video also features interviews with minor hockey players and parents, BC Hockey coaches and officials, National Hockey League (NHL) alumni and Hockey Canada personnel. 


The Lessons From Behind the Glass video series and stories about each lesson are featured on the Parent Education page on the BC Hockey website. From now until November 7, 2016, a new "lesson" will be posted and circulated each Monday. Make sure to check it out! There are many great stories and lessons to be learned.


The video series has been very well received so far and we are excited to show you the remaining videos over the next couple months!


"Great reminders for parents at the rink."
K.Y.R.A



"Great message at the perfect time for kids and parents getting the new season started."








SISTERS SKATE ON RAREFIED ICEpotomak


c/o Hockey Canada


Sarah and Amy Potomak both want the same thing, but this isn't a sibling rivalry. It's quite the opposite, in fact; the sisters will do everything they can to help each other reach their singular shaped goal - to represent Canada under the brightest lights in women's hockey.


Sarah got her first taste of the big time last fall when she made her debut with Canada's National Women's Team at the 2015 Four (4) Nations Cup in Sweden, and she's back in Calgary this week attending the Fall Festival for her third year in a row.


But this year is different, with her younger sister earning an invite to her first Senior camp.


The Potomaks have become familiar faces at the home of Hockey Canada, with Sarah and Amy earning roster sports with Canada's National Women's Development Team and Canada's National Women's U18 Team, respectively, in each of the last two (2) Augusts, but this is their first camp together.


"I think [Summer Showcase] was really cool, but this is our ultimate goal, to play for the national teams," Sarah says. "I think the fact that we're here together makes it that much more special and that much more meaningful. We want it so bad that we push each other."


And that's how it has always been. Through the Aldergrove Minor Hockey Association, Burnaby Winter Club and Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy growing up, whether they were teammates or opponents, the sisters have made each other better.


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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