Hey ball hockey peeps,

It's actually starting to feel like spring. Our early bird special ends Friday at midnight-ish. Register and pay to ensure your spot. 

Our Learn-to-play and Primary divisions are filling quickly and will most certainly go to a wait list. 

We still have lots of spots in the Elementary and Junior divisions, so please tell your friends and help spread the word.

Here are the big changes. As always, there may be last minute tweeks so check in regularly.

1. Primary Division: A new division for boys and girls in Grades 2 and 3.

2. No more discount for the Learn-to-play division. The price for all divisions is $85, same as last year. ($70 for early bird, which ends March 15th)

3. Season starts earlier - last weekend of April. We'll run the player-seeding skills session at an indoor facility - likely the Needham Community Centre - on Saturday, April 27, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. All remaining games will be played at the Gorsebrook rink, which the city only opens the first weekend of May. 

4. Season ends earlier - on the last weekend of June. Too many people were away once July rolled around. (Who can blame folks who skedaddled off to cottages and campgrounds once freed of school and work.)

Last year we had such a fabulous time so we're really just hoping to build on that. All teams will get T-shirts. As usual, we'll be relying on volunteer coaches, assistants and managers. We'll hold a coaching clinic. More on that later.

Here is the schedule we hope to offer:
10 a.m.: Learn-to-play: Grade Primary and Grade 1
11 a.m.: Primary: Grade 2 and Grade 3
12 p.m.: Elementary: Grade 4 to Grade 6
1 p.m. Junior: Grade 7 to Grade 9.

There will be a few Sunday games. We're trying to get a morning block of time but more than likely will end up with afternoon times. Stay tuned.

Thanks to Tracy for pics of the final games of Coach Dave's Learn-to-play team.






Scenes from the first regular season games:
First games of the regular season.