President's Letter


Sep. 13, 2018

Hi Everyone,

 

The 2018-2019 Westlock Warriors season is coming soon, so it’s time to start thinking about the new season.  We are anticipating a positive season for both players and parents through growth as an individual and player development.

 

Conditioning for Novice thru Midget will start Sept 15, it will end Thursday, Sept 20.  On Friday, Sept 21 the players will all go thru a skills time trial.  Then they will play games Sept 22, Sept 23 which the teams will be divided equally.  Please check the ice schedule on the Website to see your kid’s times for Novice, Atom, Peewee, and Bantam.  We as a board will let players know which team they are placed on along with the coach that has been selected for that team by Monday evening at 7:00 on the Website.

 

We are looking for coaches and assistants, so if you are interested there is a coach application on the Website and the deadline is Sept 20 at 12:00 am.  To apply please submit application by email to Vice President Braden Conquergood at westlockmhavp@gmail.com.  Assistant coaches can email him with your intentions.

 

WDMHA Website we will be updated regularly to keep us all informed and up to date on schedules and current events.  We encourage everyone to visit the Website frequently to stay up to date or find contact information on the executives.

 

Westlock Minor Hockey is excited about having Canadian Tire First Shift.  It is focused to ensure a positive experience for new to hockey families. It includes six 1 hour ice sessions once a week for ages 6-10 and is very affordable.  Our association will be hosting another “I Love Hockey” Kid Sized edition.  It is a free event for new and current U6 players in initiation.  This will be Oct 13 with snacks and refreshments supplied.  Also we will be having our annual Hockey Night and Hockey Draft and our Association was picked to have a casino on Sept 20-21.  Thank-you to our casino volunteers.

 

As an association lets embrace every chance we get to cheer on our son and daughters.  We have seen how fast it can be taken away from us through the Humboldt Broncos tragedy.  Every time we come to the rink we should have a smile on our face because of the privilege we get to watch our kids play the game they love.  When little Johnny makes a mistake on the ice let us as parents try not to yell at him and keep it positive.  We all make mistakes in coaching, in our jobs, etc but we learn from those mistakes which make us better at those positions.  If our kids learn from their mistakes in a positive way and not a negative way they all will become better hockey players and people as they mature. 

 

Hockey Alberta has mandated that all parents complete or update Respect in Sport before your child will be allowed to play their first league game.  Let’s all remember to cheer on our kids no matter what team they are placed on; all that matters is if they enjoy playing the game they love.

 

Thank You

 

Aaron McNelly

 

President Westlock & District Minor Hockey

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