This is our last week to push for registration for the Spring Season. Anyone with any skill level is welcome to join the league. We really need a few more players in the Experienced Competitive Division. This is mostly 17 and under players with a general working knowledge of the game. The other divisions have shaped up very nicely, but more players are still joining and welcome.
If you have been coming to the group practices this should be the last weeks for that before we split players onto teams. We will be finalizing that next week after this weekend's registration closes. Please register now if you haven't already. http://cherokeehockey.org/fall-2012-season-registration/
If you are in town this week and available for group practice please email me ASAP. I am heading out of town, but have a couple coaches that could run practices if there are enough players available for a good turn out. Please note the evaluation jerseys will not be available for Monday and Tuesday practices, so please bring a jersey or something to wear.
Potential practices would be: AHL Monday 6:00pm - Coach Steve, Coach Kevin M., Coach Jeff
ECHL Monday 7:30pm - Coach Rob and Coach Keith
IHL Tuesday 7:30pm - Coach Rob and Coach Jeff
Goalie practice Tuesday 6:00pm - This will be for any dedicated goalies for the IHL (Taevon, Jackson, Cole, Jake) as well as any IHL players that are interested in playing goalie in the AHL division this season. Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity.
In the case of inclement weather, please use your own judgement as I will not have computer access to email everyone any changes to the schedule.
I am not certain as to the availability of the equipment room and loaner equipment this week. Let me know if you plan to attend a practice and need equipment. Hopefully most of the players that have been borrowing equipment to try hockey are able to find stuff at Play It Again or Online. I did pick up a few smaller equipment pieces while I was traveling in Alabama last week that are for sale if anyone is interested, I will have that equipment next Saturday at practice.
I will be returning to town Thursday and will hold the following practices:
Thursday 2/21/13 ECHL practice 6:30pm - Coach Matt Adult Stick-time 8:00pm - $5 per player
Saturday 2/23/13 AHL practice 9:30am IHL practice 11:00am These will be the last practices to "try" hockey. After this practice you must be registered in the league and have a valid AAU membership #.
Everyone in Cherokee School district that is traveling this week, please travel safe and have a great break! I hope to see everyone back on the rink soon!!