As you may be aware, the Township of North Stormont moved forward this summer on the 2nd stage of the Finch Arena renovation project which is the replacement of the ice pad area of the Arena.
Unfortunately due to unforeseen issues this construction project is now behind schedule.
In order to accommodate all of our NGS teams, the NGS Minor Hockey Association (MHA) has made alternate plans to operate primarily out of the Maxville & District Sports Complex until such time as the Finch Arena project is complete.
Currently there are enough ice times in Maxville to secure game times for all levels but not enough ice time to secure the usual one practice a week for all levels. The NGS MHA has secured some extra hours of ice time from the Maxville Arena and is looking into getting further ice times from other local Arenas.
In order to accommodate the full game schedule and provide as much practice time as possible, the NGS MHA has taken the following steps:
We appreciate your patience and understanding as we plan for the NGS hockey season during these difficult circumstances. We look forward to the completion of the Finch Arena project some time during this hockey season.
The NGS Executive will do our best to maximize team ice times and we will review the total ice time provided to each team at the end of the season to determine if any adjustments need to be made to the 2013-2014 membership fees at the end of this season.
We will continue to provide information and updates through our website.
Please see the season ice time schedule document at the bottom of this home page.
Registrations for the season are being accepted now by Registrar, Merrill McKendrick for returning and new players. Please send in your payment with the player registration to avoid any disruption or delay in ice time. The registration fees for the upcoming year can be found on our "Registration" page.
All returning registrations received after July 31st will be subject to a $50 late fee per player.
Any other questions, please contact any of our executive members by visiting our "Executive" page for contact information.
All trainers of Rep teams for the upcoming hockey season must now have a Trainer 2 qualification which means they must obtain their certification in standard first aid and CPR. Any trainers already having a valid certification for first aid and CPR can submit their documentation to the ODMHA to have their trainer qualification upgraded to a Level 2. Updated Trainer qualifications must be completed before the start of the season.
Parents, coaches and goalies..... check out our NEW goalie web page for our scheduled goalie sessions, as well as tips and drills for you or your goalies!! Click the "Goalies" link on the left to access this page now!!
**If you would like a copy of the new updated 2 page NGS flyer, please email Janel Vrbetic at email@example.com. Please see the order form link below to print and send in your order to Mr. Sew and Sew.
Visit Hockey of Eastern Ontario's website at http://www.odha.com/ click on the tab "HEO clinics", click on the Speak Out Online option and log in to complete the online course.