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Great job to everyone who competed hard and had a ton of fun in Hibbing this weekend. I am really proud of all these girls have learned this year. The future is bring in Grand Rapids and Greenway for our girls program!
We are coming to the close of the season and I will be trying to micromanage who goes to what events a little bit so that we don't end up overloaded or short and try to match up evenly with opponents.
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Feb 2 pavillion scrimmage vs beginner boys (will mainly be our KG and pre-KG kids)
Feb 9 scrimmage @ hermantown (1st-3rd grade mainly)
Feb 9th little chippers - EVERYONE!
Feb 13 scrimmage versus greenway intermediates (will mainly be KG-3rd grade but will have a few of our most experienced players sit it out so that we don't have too many but also can get some puck touches for that group that is rapidly building their skill sets)
Feb 24 Jamboree - EVERYONE!
Feb 27th - SEASON END PARTY AT ARENA - all kids 1st grade and below will be done at this point.
Feb 25-March 1 games versus mites - our most advanced kids in second grade and all our third grader with some sort of a rotation to help them learn full ice gameplay and rules to get them ready for next year.
Itinerary for Feb 9th Little Chippers
11:15-12:15 Scrimmage versus Hermantown at MARS arena for 2nd and 3rd Graders
3:00 ARRIVE at AMSOIL (all players in 6u and 8u). Please note everyone needs a ticket INCLUDING skaters
3:30 Present the flag during pregame (2nd and 3rd graders)
4:07 Game starts
Roughly 4:40 kids will go on ice for intermission skate
Roughly 7pm special event in student section bleachers that should last about a half hour!!
While staying overnight is not on official "team" event I did call the Edgewater Hotel and waterpark in Duluth and get a room block to save those of you who do plan on staying overnight some money and hassle. Block is good for nights of Feb 8 and/or 9th.
Call 218 728-3601 to make reservations. The Group name is "GRG Lightning 8U" and the group code is 13139.
Also today only if you get a $100 gift care at the hotel they give you another $50 one for free. Here is the link on that one.
We will start having a goalie rotations. Please encourage your child to have fun with it. We will send a set of pads home with them for the week.
I made some changes, sorry that we have not followed the list very well thus far, it has been a bit hectic.
12-10 to 12-16 Alayna Tardy
Scrimmage vs 10u goalies Katelyn Carlson and Alayna Tardy
Hibbing Game 12-15 goalie Alayna Tardy
12-26 & 12-30 Rohrey Hyduke and Katelyn Carlson
Brainerd Jamboree Goalies - Katelyn Carlson, Alayna Tardy, Brooklyn Troumbley
12-31 to 1-6 Haddie Sweeney and Cece Tulek
1-7 to 1-13 Stella Ortmann and Finley Christy
1-14 to 1-20 Sophie Casper and Molly Duell
2/3 to 2/9 Olivia Scott and Emily Cherne
2/10 to 2/17 Gabrielle Leclair and Teagan Skorczewski
2/18 to 2/23 Addison Smith and Lilah Richmond
Remind me of others that are interested as its tough to remember when I am told in the locker room.
My name is Jeremy Carlson and I will be helping to coordinate and coach the 8u/6u girls this season. We will have 10-12 talented coaches who will all work together to make sure we have enough people at each practice to give us the flexibility to work in small groups. If you are interested in coaching there is always room for more! Please send me an email at jeremy.carlson2625@gmail with any questions.
A huge thanks to Todd Yost and Bruin Construction as well as Beth Hyduke and American Bank for sponsoring our team!
Our first practice is Sunday Oct 21st at 10:40 am.
We will have a parents meeting within a week or two of the season starting, once we have coaches finalized.
We have a great group of 46 girls this year! Thanks for encouraging your girls to play hockey! We still have room for more though, if they have any friends that are still thinking about playing encourage them to sign up, there is no late fee for 8u/6u hockey.
In general we will practice on Wednesdays, usually alternating between the 440, 520, 600 time slots. We will also practice once per weekend. This is all based on ice availability however, so until we get two rinks up and running it is difficult to get a set schedule. Our oldest girls will also have the opportunity to skate on Mondays on the outdoor pavilion once that rink is frozen. All practices and events are optional and our goal is first and foremost fun, as we help them to advance their skills.
We will have scrimmages against the boys intermediates on Wednesdays about once per month and will also play the Hibbing girls a few times. We will have a couple of one day jamborees, these are not finalized yet but in years past we have done a combination of Hibbing, Brainerd and Duluth. Towards the end of the season we will have a home jamboree and invite 4-5 teams to come play us.
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