Cowichan hockey season coming soon

It’s that time of year again when our hockey season begins with tryouts for competitive teams on Aug. 23. Time to dust off the hockey bag and check equipment for size and condition. We have a great offer from Eddy’s Hockey Shop, with a 10 per cent discount card for all Cowichan Valley Minor Hockey Association players, and they are offering us a bin for donated gear. So please donate any good used gear, and stop by to pick up your discount card.

Our recreational female teams in pee wee (11-12), bantam (13-14) and midget (15 and up) are in need of players, and female hockey always gains popularity across Canada, especially when we win Olympic gold. If you’re interested in giving it a try, you can still register at our office.

Our coaching/development coordinator, Mike McCluskey, has several great programs set up for our players for power skating and goalie development at all levels. Skating is the foundation of hockey and we need more goalies as we are really short in some divisions. So all young players, give it a try; you may be a natural.

Referees: WE NEED YOU. We

hope to develop more referees, as we can’t play without them. If you’re 12 or older, want to make some extra money, have played hockey, and are interested, contact our office. Also for some former referees, think about coming out again, we always need experience on the ice.

Coming soon, we’ll have reports on our teams’ play, and a schedule so our community can come out and watch our games at no cost, maybe buy a 50/50 ticket if you want to help support a team.

This year we want to give back to the Cowichan Valley, so if your organization needs help and we can make it work, we would like you to contact us.

Please contact the CVMHA office at 246-3906 or email cvmha@shaw,ca for information about any of the items in this report.