Congratulations Nicholas and Carmen

SMHA would like to congratulate Nicholas Shea and Carmen Elliott on receiving the Chad Chaisson "Mr Hustle" Award for their respective groups at Andrews Hockey Camp in PEI. The award goes to the player who exemplified the best work ethic and attitude throughout the week.

Stephenville Minor Hockey has been well represented at Andrew's Camps this summer. In addition to Nicholas and Carmen, the following players are attending various camps this summer. I apologize if I have missed anyone.

Mackenzie Blanchard, Noah Blanchard, Chad Hinks, Samantha Trask, Kendyl Hickey, Maria Shea, Kaitlyn Gaudon, Abbi House, Matthew Mills, William Abbott.





Thank you to Bantam Provnicial Tournament Committee

SMHA would like to thank the Bantam Provincial Tournament Committee, with special thanks to Genny Russell. As a result of the outstanding efforts of Genny and her team, the tournament was a huge success and raised a substantial amount of money for Stephenville Minor Hockey through various fundraising activities both before and during the tournament. Volunteer efforts that go above and beyond should be recognized. Therefore, if you see Genny around town this summer don't be afraid to say Thank You.

SMHA Executive.





Congratulations to Peewee A - Bronze Medal at Provincials

Peewee A played in a 20 team mega tournament hosted by CBR. After day 1 the team had 1 win and 1 tie and was ranked 3rd overall. Played well on day two but failed to make the gold medal game and was playing for bronze against Botwood on the final day. They started the bronze medal game with a flurry and was up 3 - 0 in the first period. After that the keep the pressure on and finished with a 5-1 win for Bronze and the 3rd year in a row that this group of kids have won a medal.

Row 1: Robbie Jesso, Daniel Johnson Row 2: Evan Curnew, Matthew Mills(C), William Abbott, Colton March, Cathy Morgan, Gia Caul Row 3:Mark Anderson, Devon Estoppey(A), Nick Woolridge, David Gabriel, Ben Philpott(A), Sarah McNeil-Lamswood, Hannah Gilliam, Samantha Trask, Carmen Elliott

Coaches: Ken Mills-Head Coach, Bill Abbott-Asst.Coach, Derek Johnson-Asst. Coach, Barb Elliott-Trainer





Congratulations to Atom B - Silver Medal at Provincials

Congratulations to the Atom B Jets on a Silver medal in the provincials. They arrived in Botwood heads held high and ready for battle. Through the first 3 games the team had a perfect 3 and 0 record. They dropped the fourth game but came back strong with a 12-1 victory to ensure a spot in the championship game. This coachable, hard- working, and positive group of young boys fought hard in the final game and drove home extremely proud for they had earned second place.

Row 1: Noah Castillo, Jack Greene. Row 2: Zachary White, Noah Belliveau, Noah Blanchard, Ethan March, Hunter Gillis, Adam House, Seth Alexander. Row 3: Justin House (Manager), Rob Belliveau (Head Coach), Dalton Skeard, Jacob Benoit, Jackson Flemming, Brady Hogan, Evan Ayre, Doug Benoit (Trainer).





Congratulations to Atom A - Gold Medal at Provincials

Congratulations to our Atom A team on winning Gold at the Mega Tournament. They beat their archrival, the Baie Verte Sabres in Overtime to take home the banner. Raleigh Bennett scored the OT winner.

The team never quit. After being down by a goal 5 times in the championship game, Brayden Hynes tied it with just over 1 minute remaining before Raleigh scored the gold medal winning goal.

Goalies: Justin White, Jordan Martin. Row 2 (kneeling): Blake Martin, Mackenzie Blanchard (co-captain), Nicholas Shea (co-captin). 3rd row/Holding Banner: Evan Hefferan, Kaitlyn Gaudon, Liam McIsaac, James Caul, Kyle Target, Liam Dutcher, Emerson Drover(A) Row 4:Samuel White, Raleigh Bennett, Braden White, Ethan Mckay(A), Brayden Hynes. Coaches: David Dutcher - Asst. Coach, Trent White - Asst.Coach/Trainer, Chris Gaudon - Head Coach, Stephen Shea - Asst. Coach





Congratulations to U20 Girls - Gold Medal at Provincials

Congratulations to our U20 Female's on winning Gold in the All NL Female U20 D held in Deer Lake March 27-29, 2015. They beat Twin Towns 3-2 in the championship game in Overtime with 7.9 seconds left on the clock! All players left their heart and soul on the ice and played outstanding in every game. Player of the game awards went to Mallory Hicks, Meghan Whalen, Olivia Henley, Sarah Barker, and Sophie Bennett. Way to go girls, awesome job!! On a special note missing from the championship game was Erin Morgan (injured), Meghan Whalen (sick) and Charlotte Elliott who suffered a yearlong injury.

Row 1: Samantha Hann, Row 2: Alysha Trask, Julianna Deveau, Mallory Hicks, Sarah Barker, Taylor Bennett, Olivia Henley, Megan Gabriel, Row 3: Assistant Coach Kevin Deveau, Manager Sherri McNeil, Jaime McNeil Lamswood, Keisha Sheppard, Erin Morgan, Hillary Canning, Emily Hulan, Sophie Bennett, Brittany Hall, Trainer Colleen Gabriel, Head Coach Brian Roberts. Missing from photo Meghan Whalen, Charlotte Elliott.





Congratulations to U15 Girls - Gold Medal at Provincials

Congratulations to our U15 Female's on winning Gold in Division B at the All NL U15 Female Mega held in Grand Falls-Windsor March 27-29, 2015. They beat Deer Lake in the championship game, 3-0. All players put in a tremendous effort with player of the game awards going to Hannah Gillam, Julie Pink, Becky, Reid, Jillian Fleming, Madison Marche and Amie White. Way to go girls, awesome Job!

Row 1: Madison March, Row 2: Abby Hulan, Isabelle Gignac-Butt, Madison Doman, Row 3: Rykita Twine, Shawna Biles, Abby Bessey, Sarah McNeil Lamswood, Amie White, Julie Pink, Becky Reid, Hannah Gillam, Jessica Howlett, Jillian Fleming. Missing From Photo Head Coach Scott Lamswood, Asst. Coach Greg Reid, manager Heather Noseworthy.





Congratulations to U12 Girls - Gold Medal at Provincials

Congratulations to the U12 Female Team on winning Gold in Division A at the All NL U12 Female Mega held in Harbour Grace/Whitbourne (March 20-22, 2015).

On day 1, Stephenville defeated the Ceebee's (11-1) as well as Marystown (10-0). As a result, Stephenville was ranked #1 in Division A (with Mt. Pearl, CBR and Gander/Glovertown). Twenty teams attended the tournament.

On Saturday, Stephenville played two games. Game 1 was with Mt. Pearl in which Stephenville won 7-1. Game 2 was with CBR; once again, Stephenville dominated with a score of 7-0. The final round robin game took place on Sunday morning in which Stephenville defeated Gander/Glovertown (2-1).

The championship game for Division A was held on Sunday afternoon with Stephenville winning over Gander/Glovertown (9-0).

Row 1: Danielle Duffy, Grace Furlong, Kaleigh Strickland. Row 2: Barb Elliott, Trent White, Katie White, Samantha Trask, Gia Caul, Cathy Morgan, Shane Elliott, Carmen Elliott, Kendly Hickey, Paul Hoskins, Abbi House, Abby Morgan, Raleigh Bennett, Taylor White, Emma Butler. Missing from photo: Kaitlyn Gaudon





CANTEEN - THANK YOU

The SMHA Executive and Stan would like to thank everyone who stepped up to volunteer in the canteen recently. We have seen some new faces and the extra help is greatly appreciated. We hope to continue to see good volunteer numbers going forward.

Thank you,
SMHA Executive





CANTEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - IMMEDIATELY

Stephenville Minor Hockey is soliciting volunteers for the canteen.

The canteen is a major fundraiser for SMHA and is run solely on a volunteer basis. Revenues from the canteen are used to lower the cost of registration for everyone. Without the canteen, registration fees would be a minimum of $100 per player higher than the current fees. However, we currently see the same people who are volunteering on a week to week basis. Some of these volunteers are coaches, directors, and even executive members, who are already volunteering much of their time to SMHA.

Last evening the Canteen was late opening due to a lack of volunteers. Unless we get more volunteers, there may be additional times when the canteen will be closed during the Minor Hockey Schedule.

We all enjoy our coffees and poutines so we are asking for new volunteers to help ensure the canteen stays open. Please give 1 to 2 hours of your time. If everyone is willing to do that we can keep registration costs down and keep everyone fed at the same time.

To sign up, please visit the canteen and add your name to the sign-up sheet.

Thank you,
SMHA Executive





Dressing Room Assignments/Dedicated Female Dressing Room

Stephenville Minor Hockey Association would like to inform players and parents that going forward there will be assigned dressing rooms for each time slot on the schedule. Players and parents are asked to strictly adhere to the schedule, and dress only in the rooms assigned. Any player found dressing in an unassigned room will have his gear moved. Please refer to the schedule to see the rooms assigned to each time slot.

Dedicated Female Dressing Room- # 6

Starting with next weeks schedule all female players must dress in the dedicated female dressing room. Stephenville Minor Hockey has secured the use of dressing room number 6 as the dedicated female dressing room during minor hockey hours.

No Males of any age are permitted to enter the female dressing room for any reason with the exception of a Male coach. Male coaches will be permitted access to the dressing room prior to practices and games and after games if accompanied by a female coach, female director, or in the absence of the first two options, a female parent.
If a female player wants her skates tied by a male, she will have to leave the dressing room. We will try to ensure there is a chair outside the room during minor hockey hours.

This rule will be strictly enforced.





Announcement for Female Players & Parents

Stephenville Minor Hockey Association would like to inform the female players and parents that for the 2014 - 15 season the three divisions; U12, U15 and U20 will operate as follows:

For both practices and local house league only the U15 Bantam age girls will practice and play house league with the U20 group and the U15 Pee Wee age girls with be joined by the U12 group for their practices and house league games.

In the new year and closer to the female provincial tournaments there will be practice times for each division with their own group only.

We feel that this provides the female players with the ice time they need to develop and improve their hockey skills. There will still be a coach for each group and at times they will probably all be working together with each group. This format also lets us make sure that the female group gets the proper ice time allocation similar to the other groups.





Parents - Respect in sport

The Respect in Sport Parent Program is an effective and informative online training program for parents of active children. This unique certification program complements Respect in Sport for Coaches/Activity Leaders by reinforcing a parents role in a child or youth’s activities, encouraging positive sport behaviors, and providing insight into the various roles other individuals (such as coaches and officials) play. This program empowers parents to ensure the safety of their children, encourage positive and effective communication, and to enhance a child’s fun and camaraderie of the activity. The program is mandatory for parents of first year players in Hockey NL beginning the 2012-2013 season and will be mandatory for all parents in 2014-2015.

Visit this page to register and complete the Respect in Sport Program online.





Congratulations

Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate Becky Reid and Julie Pink on their selection to the Provincial Under 15 Female Team with Hockey Newfoundland. Becky & Julie took part in the Atlantic Challenge Cup and earned a bronze medal. Great job girls!

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Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate George Young on being selected for the Western Kings Major Midget Team

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Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate Carmen Elliott on being selected for the Atlantic Female Training Institute 2015 Spring Team (operated through Andrews Hockey; Charlottetown, PEI).
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Stephenville Minor Hockey would like to congratulate the following players for being selected for AAA teams at their respective levels

Ryan Reid - Peewee
Clay King - Peewee
Ryan McNeil-Lamswood - Bantam
Brady Marche - Bantam
Nicholas Butt - Bantam (Alternate)
Tristan Hynes - Bantam (Alternate)





MINOR HOCKEY REGISTRATION

Registration for Stephenville Minor Hockey is still ongoing. Please visit the canteen at the Dome if you have not yet registered.

Accepted forms of payment will be Cash, Cheque or Credit Card (new).

SMHA RATES FOR 2014/2015

Due to an increase in the cost of ice time, the new rates for Minor Hockey are as follows:

  • New Player - $200
  • Returning Player $400
  • Female Divisions $400*

*Note: If a Female player joins both a mixed division and a female only division, the cost for registration is $600 ($400 for mixed + $200 extra for female).

SMHA Executive





NEW SMHA AAA Policy - REVISED October 6, 2014

Due to an increased travel and practice schedule for AAA teams, Stephenville Minor Hockey has introduced the following policy regarding players who are selected to a AAA team

Any player selected to a AAA team can:

  • practice and play with their house league team

Any player selected to a AAA team cannot:

  • Represent Stephenville at a Provincial Tournament UNLESS there is an available roster spot on the Stephenville A team. A roster spot is only available if a team does not have a full roster. Under no circumstances can a AAA player displace any player who is already on the A team roster.
  • Represent Stephenville at a Provincial Tournament on a B team. Hockey NL will not approve any B team roster that contains a AAA player

SMHA Executive





SMHA EXECUTIVE 2014/2015

Introducing your new SMHA Executive for the 2014/15 Season.

  • Ken Mills - President
  • Stephen Shea - Vice President
  • Barb Elliot - Communications/PR
  • Chris Gaudon - Treasurer
  • Sherri McNeil- Registrar
  • Lisa Henley - Secretary