Hello Hockey Families,
The Lizard Head Hockey Club is happy to start sharing with you some of the very exciting dates, events, and programs that we have coming up for this 2017-2018 hockey season!
Important dates and events:
- The Lizard Head Hockey Club will be participating in the Wilkinson Library Community Connections Coffee on August 30 @8:30 am at the library feel free to come by or send folks to chat with us about the hockey program.
- Hockey Registration opens: September 21 st, 2017 on the Parks and Rec website.
- Kevin Green Memorial Golf Tournament to Benefit the Lizard Head Hockey Club: September 24th at the Telluride Golf Club Shotgun start at 10am
- Hockey Swap and Annual Informational Meeting: September 27th @ meeting starting at 5PM at the Hanley Rink, followed by the swap. This year we are holding this event together so that you can get all your information and gear all in one convenient location.
- Rink Opening Date: Monday October 16th (Rink Closing Date: Wednesday, March 7th )
- Practices Start the week of October 16th, Please see the attached practice schedule.
- MILE HIGH MITES PROGRAM STARTS! Friday October 20th 4:45PM (see attached info)
- USA Hockey Coaching Clinic IN TELLURIDE level 1 and Level 2:
Level 1: October 21st 9am-4pm in the community meeting room at 231 East Pacific Ave.
Level 2: October 22nd 9am-4pm in the community meeting room at 231 East Pacific Ave.
(We are still looking for coaches, especially at the mite and mini mite level, please contact us if you are interested.)
- Bridal Veil Cup, Coed Hockey Tournament Fundraiser for the Lizard Head Hockey Club: October 20-22nd games to be held in the afternoons at the Hanley Rink. Teams are $550 each, same rules as the normal Coed season. Start getting your teams together now!
- Planet Hockey Clinic in Telluride: Oct. 27th , 28th, 29th. Registration and more information will be out soon, keep an eye on the website for this info.
Important Info To Know of this coming season:
- Uniforms: all travel players, Squirt and up, will need to purchase a new green travel jersey, new white jerseys will also be available please plan to purchase one of these when your child is due for jersey, existing white jerseys may be used. You can order jerseys at registration or at the hockey swap. Uniform Costs TBD.
New Hockey socks will also need to be purchased for all travel players, it will be one set for home and away uniforms, $20 cost.
This change had to occur due to the previous jersey providers not longer being available for jerseys.
- Helmets and Breezers. All travel players are required to have black helmets and black breezers.
- Rental Bags: Please email Rick Fusting, firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a rental bag this year. Email him the child’s name and if he or she will be a small or a medium. Don’t wait, do it now! If your child is a squirt or higher you really should not be using rental gear. This rental program is more for the newer skaters. Therefore, Rick will put together a list and the younger skaters will have priority. If we know in advance that you need a bag then it helps us organize the gear in advance. Keep in mint that first time skaters with the Mile High Program get the gear with that program so there is no need to be on this wait list.
Please spread the word to new skaters about Hockey and the Mile High Program. The sooner the Club knows of kid numbers the better we are to plan for it.
- Lady Lizard Head Hockey this season: This year we are going to have 2 amazing girls teams! In addition to our U19 team we have a NEW U12 Lady Lizard Head Team! We have some amazing coaches lined up to skate with these teams and are so excited about the great seasons they girls have coming up.
Great new program this year for FIRST TIME SKATERS: Spread the word!
MILE HIGH MITES: Amazing new Learn to Skate program partnered with the Colorado Avalanche.
Please review the attached flyer this program is for 6 sessions at the beginning of the 2017-2018 season and includes ALL GEAR. This program is for NEW skaters ages 5-9, birth years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.
To register for this program please go to: Learntoplay.NHL.com/Avalanche
This is such a great value at $160 per player. Check it out now and spread the word.