Southern New Brunswick Minor Hockey League: Welcome

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Tuesday, March 4
Peewee AAA and Bantam AAA Tryouts

Any player interested in trying out for Peewee AAA and Bantam AAA teams in EDZA South, please go to:

www.saintjohnbantamseadogs.com to register.

Go to registration on the website and fill out the proper form.

Deadline to register is March 21.


Sunday, March 16
Day of Champions Schedule

Team names will be added once all crossover games have been played.

ALL GAMES ARE BEING PLAYED AT THE BORDER ARENA IN ST. STEPHEN.

Date Time Division    
20-Mar-14 5:00 PM Atom Atlantic KV Hurricanes 4 REM Transport 3
20-Mar-14 6:30 PM Peewee B KV Sabres 6 St Stephen Storm 3
20-Mar-14 8:00 PM Midget Centennial Lancaster Thunder 7 Saint John Mighty Ducks 2
         
21-Mar-14 4:30 PM Atom AA Lancaster Thunder 1 KV Sabres 0
21-Mar-14 6:00 PM Peewee Peter Landers Saint John Snipers 6 KV Canadiens 3
21-Mar-14 7:30 PM Bantam A  Lancaster Thunder 3 St .Stephen Cougars 4
21-Mar-14 9:00 PM Midget Atlantic Lancaster Predators 5 Saint John Fog Devils 0
         
22-Mar-14 8:00 AM Peewee Memorial KV Capitals 3 Lancaster Gladiators 2
22-Mar-14 9:30 AM Atom Memorial KV Canadiens 2 Saint John Devils 1
22-Mar-14 11:00 AM Atom Centennial Sussex Rangers 5 KV Devils 3
22-Mar-14 12:30 PM Atom Peter Landers KV Red Wings 10 KV Capitals 5
22-Mar-14 2:00 PM Bantam B KV Sabres 4 KV Hawks 1
22-Mar-14 3:30 PM Peewee Atlantic KV Red Wings  3 Hamptonn Huskies 2
22-Mar-14 5:00 PM Bantam Peter Landers Hampton Wolfpack 2 KV Red Wings 1
22-Mar-14 6:30 PM Peewee AA  Lancaster Thunder 4  Hampton Huskies 1
22-Mar-14 8:00 PM Midget Memorial  Saint John Flyers 2  RNS 0
         
23-Mar-14 8:00 AM Atom B  Saint John Flames 4  KV Sabres 3
23-Mar-14 9:30 AM Bantam Atlantic  KV Canadiens 5  RV She Devils 0
23-Mar-14 11:00 AM Bantam Memorial  Saint John Shamrocks 3  Lancaster Titans 1
23-Mar-14 12:30 PM Atom A   Sussex Rangers 3  St Stephen Grizzlies 4
23-Mar-14 2:00 PM Peewee Centennial  Sussex Rangers 5  KV Devils 1
23-Mar-14 3:30 PM Bantam Centennial  Sussex Rangers 3  Grand Manan Islanders 1
23-Mar-14 5:00 PM Peewee A   Sussex Rangers 3  Saint John Flames 2
23-Mar-14
6:30 PM Bantam AA  Sussex Rangers 2  KV Sabres 4



Friday, December 13
HNB Releases New Social Media Policy

Please read the attached
Handout: HNB Social Media Policy

Saturday, March 1
Crossover Schedules are here!!!



DATE DIVISION TIME ARENA HOME SCORE AWAY SCORE
10-Mar Peewee B 7:15 PM Gorman Saint John Youth Flames 2       St Stephen Storm 3
10-Mar Bantam Peter Landers 8:00 PM QMA KV C3 Devils 3       Hampton C2 Wolfpack 4
11-Mar Bantam Atlantic 7:15 PM QMA KV C1 Canadians 4       KV C4 Hurricanes 1
12-Mar Atom A 6:30 PM Belyea Lancaster Thunder    1     St Stephen Ganong Grisslies         4
12-Mar Atom B 6:30 PM QMA KV Sabres   6 Hampton Huskies         1
13-Mar Peewee Memorial 7:00 PM QMA KV C2 Capitals    2 Saint John Youth C2 Wolverines         1
13-Mar Peewee Atlantic 7:45 PM Rothesay KV C5 Red Wings   3 Hampton C2 Wolfpack         1
14-Mar Atom Memorial 6:00 PM Gorman Saint John Youth C1 Devils   3 Lancaster C3 Kings         2
14-Mar Peewee A 7:20 PM Gorman Saint John Youth Flames    6 Charlotte County Whalers         1
14-Mar Bantam B 7:45 PM Rothesay KV Hawks    4 Charolotte County Whalers         3
14-Mar Midget Centennial 9:00 PM Gorman Saint John Youth    3 KV C3         2
15-Mar Atom Peter Landers 9:45 AM QMA KV C6 Senators     4 KV C2 Capitals         5
15-Mar Atom Centennial 11:30 AM Sussex Sussex C1 Rangers     5 Sussex C2 Royal Rangers         4
15-Mar Atom Atlantic 11:45 AM St. Andrews Charlotte County Whalers     3 KV C4 Hurricanes         4
15-Mar Atom A 1:00 PM Sussex Sussex Rangers     9 KV Hawks         1
15-Mar Peewee Centennial 2:30 PM Sussex Sussex Rangers     5 KV C4 Hurricanes         4
15-Mar Atom AA 2:45 PM RVCC Lancaster Thunder    6 Saint John Youth Flames         2
15-Mar Peewee Atlantic 2:50 PM Fundy Charlotte County Whalers    1 Hampton C1 Huskies         2
15-Mar Peewee AA 3:20 PM Hampton Hampton Huskies    6 Lancaster Thunder AA1         5
15-Mar Peewee AA 4:00 PM RVCC Lancaster Thunder AA2     7 KV Sabres         1
15-Mar Peewee Centennial 4:00 PM QMA KV C3 Devils     4 Lancaster C2 Snipers        3
15-Mar Midget Centennial 5:30 PM RVCC Lancaster C Thunder     8 Charlotte County Whalers        0
15-Mar Atom Memorial 6:30 PM Rothesay KV C1 Canadiens     4 Saint John Youth C2 Sharks         0
15-Mar Bantam AA 6:30 PM QMA KV Hawks    2 KV Sabres         3
15-Mar Peewee Peter Landers 1:30 PM LBR Saint John Youth C1 Snipers    7 Grand Manan Islander         0
15-Mar Midget Atlantic 8:00 PM Belyea Lancaster C1 Predators      7  Hampton C2 Huskies         1
16-Mar Atom AA 10:00 AM Rothesay KV Sabres     2 KV Hawks         1
16-Mar Atom Peter Landers 11:00 AM QMA KV C5 Redwings     5 Grand Manan Islanders         1
16-Mar Peewee Peter Landers 12:00 PM Q - Plex KV C1 Canadiens     8 St Stephen Canadian Tire Flyers         2
15-Mar Bantam Centennial 12:00 PM Grand Manan Grand Manan Islanders     5 Sussex Royal Rangers C2         4
16-Mar Bantam Memorial 12:10 PM RVCC Lancaster C1 Titans     3 St Stephen Milltown Trucking Flames         1
16-Mar Peewee B 1:30 PM QMA KV Sabres     2 Lancaster Thunder         0
16-Mar Bantam Peter Landers 1:40 PM Fundy  Charlotte County Whalers     1 KV C5 Red Wings         4
16-Mar Atom Centennial 2:30 PM RVCC Lancaster C1 Phantoms     1 KV C3 Devils         2
16-Mar Bantam Centennial 3:45 PM Sussex Sussex Rangers C1     2 Lancaster C2         1
16-Mar Peewee Memorial 4:00 PM RVCC Lancaster C1 Gladiators    3 Saint John Youth C3 Legends        2
16-Mar Atom Atlantic 4:10 PM Border St Stephen    5 Lancaster C2 Vipers         4
16-Mar Peewee A 5:15 PM Sussex Sussex Rangers     7 KV Hawks         0
16-Mar Bantam AA 5:30 PM RVCC Lancaster Thunder     2 Sussex Rangers        5
16-Mar Midget Memorial 10:00 AM LBR Saint John Youth C2 Flyers     4 Saint John Youth C4 Stingers         3
17-Mar Atom B 5:45 PM Gorman Saint John Youth Flames    9 Charlotte County Whalers         1
17-Mar Bantam Memorial 7:15 PM Gorman Saint John Youth C2 Shamrocks    3 Saint John Youth C1 Predators        0
17-Mar Bantam A 7:40 PM Border St Stephen Legion Cougers     5 Saint John Youth Flames         1
17-Mar Midget Atlantic 8:45 PM Gorman Saint John Youth C3 Fog Devils     6 Lancaster C2 Sabres         0
18-Mar Bantam Memorial 5:30 PM Peter Murray River Valley Females     5 Lancaster C3 Predators        0
19-Mar Midget Memorial 8:00 PM RNS RNS    3 Saint John Youth C1 Kings        2



Wednesday, February 12
EDZA South Tryout Information for Upcoming Season

Dear Players and Parents,



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Thursday, March 20
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Thursday, November 21
Travel Procedures for Grand Manan

Click on this handout for a simplified document on how to make travelling to Grand Manan easier for your teams and parents.

Note:  There is no school bus shuttle service available on Grand Manan any longer.


Handout: Travelling to Grand Manan

Monday, October 21
Game Results Email and Fax number

Coaches/Managers/

Please email your game sheet by taking a picture or scanning of it to snbmhlscores@gmail.com after your game.

Another option is to fax the game sheet.

The fax number for game sheets is (506) 696-0648. This fax number serves the email address above. 

 

Many Thanks!



Monday, November 4
MAYBE YOU SHOULDN'T PLAY HOCKEY ON GRAND MANAN ISLAND



Dear District 5 Presidents: 

Everything you’ve heard about playing hockey on Grand Manan is true.  The trip to and from the Island is an adventure; the rink facility is top-notch; the Island people are incredibly welcoming and hospitable; Grand Manan Minor Hockey Association players and coaches are both enthusiastic and sportsmanlike competitors; and mainland players typically love their Island hockey experiences.  For two years now, EDZA South has partnered with GMMHA to put on Hockey Canada Development Weekend events, and our players and coaches have raved about their time on the Island.  For example, one of our Bantam AAA team captains was disappointed to learn that his team was not making the ferry trip to Grand Manan this past weekend.  This player, who has travelled far and wide with many elite teams, called his 2012 Grand Manan Development Weekend the most fun hockey trip ever.  Yet, all of those great reasons aside, I’m not sure that we should encourage our mainland teams to play on the Island.  That’s because Grand Manan is building a pretty great hockey environment, and I’m worried that we mainlanders will ruin it. 

I was part of EDZA South’s contingent that travelled to Grand Manan for the 2013 Development Weekend.  We led 7 on-ice sessions and 3 off-ice sessions on the Island, after which our Peewee AAA Riptide and Seadogs teams played in front of a crowd of appreciative spectators. Within the first hour of our time with the Grand Manan players, I could see and feel a difference in the way that the Island players and coaches approach the game of hockey.  Unlike some mainland hockey teams and players, the Islanders seem to have a pure passion for the game, unpolluted by the need for individual glory, alpha-dog superiority and constant parent negativity.  On Saturday morning after a practice, I sat down beside James, one of the Bantam players, a relatively skilled and highly passionate fellow.  He was sitting by himself at the time, and I asked him how long he had been playing hockey.  Politely, James said “Three years”.  “Only three years?” I asked in surprise, given his skill level.  At that point, he highlighted the difference between Island thinking and our mainland thinking.  “Yes, our team has played together for three years now.”  “Oh”, I said. “But what about you?  How long have you been playing?”  That was different.  “Personally, I’ve been playing since IP”, he explained matter-of-factly.  What was interesting was that James’ first thought and response to my question about hockey centered on his team and not on himself 

As we talked, at least half a dozen of his Bantam teammates gathered around James and, together, they regaled me with stories about their experiences as a team – from some wicked beatings last season to an early and promising tie this season.  As they talked, it was clear that these young people were in the sport together, regardless of the outcomes.  Throughout the discussion, they complimented each other and were not once critical of any of their teammates.  I was equally impressed and disappointed by the way these players described their hockey experiences.  Impressed by their sense that every player belonged as a member of the team and was included by the other players; disappointed by the glaring realization that many of our mainland players never have that experience.  The discussion made me realize that, in the right environment, hockey can promote the right values. 

While I know that nothing, including Grand Manan’s hockey environment, is perfect, I’m still a little bit envious of the Grand Manan Minor Hockey Association’s players.  What they seem to have is a great, loving relationship.  When the Bantam and Peewee team practiced together this past weekend, the older players were careful to adjust their intensity for the benefit of younger, smaller players.  When the Novice and Atom players were on the ice, the Bantam and Peewee players helped them and treated them like brothers and sisters.  They cared about each other. No one made fun of anyone else.  We know that the greatest sports coaches of all-time have spoken of that kind of close team bond as the fuel for success, but many mainland minor hockey teams never achieve it. 

 The legendary American high school football coach Bob LaDouceur has said that a key to his team’s success was that the players loved each other. Many less skilled coaches and athletes are uncomfortable with even the word “love”, but LaDouceur’s De La Salle Spartans relied on love to achieve the longest winning streak in American football history (the team’s 151 consecutive game wins was called “The Streak” by Sports Illustrated). On the mainland, too many players see their teammates as competitors in the imaginary race to be “the” dominant player.  Associations and coaches have too often failed to overcome the team-killing attitudes of some players and parents, and it shows.  EDZA South and all of District 5’s associations have something to learn about teamwork from GMMHA. 

Travelling to Grand Manan for a day of hockey has a lot of positive benefits to offer.  The ferry crossings are interesting, the atmosphere at the Grand Manan rink is excellent and the Island players and coaches are great, enthusiastic hosts.  Overall, it is a pure hockey experience based on playing for the love of the game.  It is a difficult experience to find on the mainland.  And that’s why, when we mainlanders go, we should be careful in the same way that we would be careful walking through a garden of endangered flowers.  It would be easy to trample a very beautiful thing.
 

I think hockey is a game, a child's game, played by men and to play it effectively you must have fun just like children do.” – Fred Shero, former coach of the Philadelphia Flyers

 

Kelly VanBuskirk

EDZA South

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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