Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Calcutta, and to those who made it a great success, especially Sandy Labombard, who spearheaded the event. As always, it was a fantastic evening and successful fundraiser. Each year at the Calcutta, two awards are presented: the BAHA Hero Award, and the John Levinsky Memorial Scholarship.
BAHA would like to recognize and thank this year’s recipients of the BAHA Hero Award and the John Levinsky Memorial Scholarship.
Our 2016 BAHA Hero is Ray St. Pierre.
The intent of the BAHA Hero Award is to highlight the best of BAHA by identifying individuals who have given of themselves, to the organization and its members in any variety of ways - whether it be by volunteering as a coach, team parent, or past board member. We want to thank Ray for his efforts and assure him that impact was appreciated and will be remembered.
Our 2016 John Levinsky Memorial Scholarship recipient is Brendan Fisher.
In honor of John and his many contributions to the community, his family, and BAHA, we created a unique scholarship program in his name. The goal of John’s Scholarship is to give back to a member of our BAHA community in the spirit that John embodied, which quite simply is spirit itself, enthusiasm, optimism, teamwork, support and friendliness. Thank you, Brendan, for all that you do for BAHA.
Thank you to this year's recipients. As we head into another season, please keep in mind individuals who you may want to nominate for the 2017 awards.
We are excited to offer the 12th Annual Joe-Ray Hockey Clinic in 2016. This clinic will continue to offer individual skill development thru small group skill stations. The Joe-Ray clinic continues to enjoy tremendous success and we hope to continue to challenge the players, at their own level of play. The clinic will again start in late-July and run thru late September. We will offer a structured skills session, stations, and 3x3 “Pond Hockey”.
The skills sessions will offer a variety of skating, stick-handling, passing, shooting, and game play situations designed to develop the player’s individual skills for the upcoming season. Each session will be further divided into stations, with players of like skill or age. The skills session will run approximately 1 hour and 15-25 minutes.
The goal of the 3 on 3 Pond Hockey sessions is to reinforce the lessons learned in the skills session and apply them in a small-sided game situation. We will have 2 – 3 on 3 Pond Hockey games going at the same time, with players rotating in and out every few minutes. We will attempt to mix the players up by ability and to make it fun for all. The pond hockey session will run approximately 35-45 minutes.
The session will run Sunday mornings for Mites, Squirts, and U10 Girls Only this year.
This is 16 hours of ice time.
Schedule: See attached Location: Leddy Park Arena
Cost: Skill Sessions and Pond Hockey, if paid in full before May 15, 2016: ….. $150.00
Registrations received after May 15, 2016 will be: ……………………………...$200.00
- The price includes a Joe-Ray warm-up clinic jersey
Player Name: ______________________________________
House Programs will start the weekend of October 30th 2015.
Cross Ice Friday Oct. 30th@5:30pm and Sunday November 1st@9:00am Studio Rink
House Mites Friday Oct. 30th@6:30pm and Sunday Nov. 1st@8:00am Studio Rink
Initiation Saturday Oct. 31st @9:25am Studio Rink
The progression of levels goes as follows:
Ages 3-8, cost $250, $75 for first year skaters 8yrs and under.
New skaters learning the basics from standing alone on skates to moving with a stick and puck. Skate 1 time a week Saturday mornings starting at 9:25am. Total of 1 hour of ice per week
Ages 4-8,cost $450 more confident skaters, can skate independently, can stop and turn, beginning to move with stick and puck. The focus of this group is fine tuning skating skills, start learning the basics of the game of hockey. This group meets 2 times a week. Friday’s at 6:30pm and Sunday at 8:00am. Towards the end of the season we schedule some fun games with other local associations. Total of 2 hours of ice a week
ages 5-8, cost $625 Stronger skaters, can stop, turn, move the puck. This group practices once during the week and typically has one practice and one game on the weekend. Games are at Leddy park and some travel to away games is necessary. Furthest rinks we play are Middlebury and St. Albans. Total of 3 hours of ice a week.
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: It is recommended that skaters at all levels have full gear: skates, helmet, elbow pads, shin guards, hockey pants, chest protector and gloves. All skaters need a minimum of skates, helmet, gloves and a stick. The more padding the less it hurts to fall or get hit with a puck!
ALSO: Coaches are always in demand! If you are interested in becoming a coach let me know. You need to be USA Hockey certified. The next course being offered for Level 1 is Sunday September 27th at the Essex rink. Visit the USA Hockey website at www.usahockey.comunder “coaching” to register for the coaching clinic.
Contact me with any questions!
Karen Poulin, 660-8847