Dear Parents and Players:
On behalf of the Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2012/2013 hockey season, our 53rd year of community hockey. Welcome back to our returning players and an especially warm welcome to those playing with us for the first time.
FHHA is a community organization that just happens to be centred around hockey. It’s a place where kids come to have fun, get some exercise and, as I always say, if they learn something about hockey along the way, that’s a bonus! It also is a place where they learn what it means to be part of a community and to develop friendships, which sometimes last a lifetime.
This season has seen another record enrolment for our organization with over 650 kids registered to play in our House League and Learn To Play program across 41 teams. Our Select program has also expanded to 11 teams and for the first time will include a Minor Novice team for 7 year-olds.
With Select try outs already underway, the House League season begins on Saturday, September 29th. Learn To Play and our popular “Sunday Skills” sessions begin on Sunday, October 14th. For House League, you should be contacted by your coach by the end of the week leading up to September 29th. If you do not hear from them, please e-mail the appropriate division conveners found at the bottom of the “Contact Us” page on our website, which also contains links to schedules, standings, rules and just about everything you will need to know about our league.
Over the summer the Larry Grossman Forest Hill Memorial Arena underwent extensive renovations. While most of this was structural and not readily visible, the arena now boasts all new ice making equipment, lighting, boards, safety glass, safety mesh and player benches. In addition, parents will be thrilled to experience the new heaters that were installed above the spectator seating, guaranteed to keep you warm and toasty while you cheer on your favourite team! In addition, we are currently finalizing plans to build and install a new Trophy Case inside the arena. Stay tuned for details of this event.
I am also pleased to announce that for the first time in our history, our Select teams, previously known only as “Forest Hill”, will proudly bear the new nickname, the Forest Hill Falcons! Check out our fantastic new original Falcons logo below, commissioned and designed exclusively for us by Tribeca Group, our uniform and merchandise supplier:
If you are attending a Select game, you will soon hear shouts of “Go Falcons Go” echoing throughout the arena!
Let me also extend our gratitude to our generous sponsors. Most of our sponsors are our neighbourhood businesses and the businesses of members of our community and we encourage you to support them as they support us. Check out our list of sponsors by clicking on the tab at the left side of this web page.
Finally, volunteers are the lifeblood of our association and the league couldn’t operate without them. From FHHA Board Members who operate largely behind the scenes, to our conveners who supervise from the booth every week, to all our coaches, managers and committee members, each year we receive the benefit of thousands of hours of unpaid volunteer time on behalf of our kids. We are extremely grateful for that most precious of gifts – your time.
If you are interested in volunteering to get involved at any level with our association or would like more information please contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you at the arena!
Forest Hill Hockey Association