Good day everyone,
At this special time of year and as I reflect on the activities during the first half of the season of the Lasalle Minor Hockey Association, I acknowledge the many accomplishments of the many volunteers who have unselfishly given their time to contribute to the LMHA’s successes. These people create the conditions that are necessary for an organization such as ours to fulfill its mandate of providing for our participants a healthy and safe activity and enjoyment of Canada’s great game of hockey while at the same time, serving the people of the Lasalle community.
The spirit of the season is alive! I would like to recognize all of those who helped to organize and volunteer for the 4th Annual LMHA Hometown Heroes hockey tournament. The successful LMHA return to the tournament scene after last season’s shutdown was a tremendous success! Participants were very appreciative and many teams expressed their satisfaction. Many of our teams experienced success and results can be found on the LMHA website.
All the best also goes out to the teams involved with the Hockey for Hospice tournament. A most worthy cause indeed! Congrats to both House League and Travel teams who have been very successful at tournament play. You can review the posts about the successes on our website and Facebook pages.
While we are experiencing many successes, the LMHA, like other hockey organizations, recognizes that there are challenges to contend with from time to time. At present, there appears to be an increase in vandalism mainly in dressing rooms but in other parts of the Vollmer Recreational Complex. We have a beautiful facility and wish to keep it that way! See the most recent message regarding vandalism on our website.
Hockey TV – The Lasalle Minor Hockey Association in partnership with the Lasalle Vipers Organization with contributions from the Town of Lasalle is pleased to announce the recent installation of Hockey TV at both arena pads. You will see the cameras mounted in the central part of the rafters. Hockey TV is cutting edge technology that will give coaches the opportunity to review games and provide them feedback. In addition, with a subscription that can be purchased for a month or a year depending on the need, loved ones from far away may take in the games from both travel and house league. LMHA members have already begun to access this enhancement. See previous messaging on our website about how to sign up.
Be reminded of the ROOTS program, that we aspire to as role models for our children and are posted at Rink B as a reminder of our core values and philosophy:
Respect the Rules
Respect for Officials
Respect for Opponents
Respect for Team
Respect for one’s Self
A special thank you to Coaches, On-Ice Helpers, LMHA Board Members, other Volunteers and Arena Staff for the staggering amount of hours you give to support the activities of the LMHA. We would not have a hockey program without you! We experience in Lasalle a healthy participation level and wish to honour the game by honouring the whole purpose about why we are here – to make a better community and provide young people a healthy activity where they can have fun while learning our great game! Congratulations to all!
Regarding tournaments and family travel during this season, we wish safe travels and many successes both on and off of the ice. May you have a restful, safe, and wonderful time with your loved ones.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!
Lasalle Minor Hockey Association