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 success. Your involvement helps to 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 5th Annual LMHA Hometown Heroes hockey tournament. We had a noticeable increase in team participation this year! Many expressed their satisfaction with the operation and facilitation of the tournament. Congratulations to all who both participated and volunteered to make this a huge success!
All the best also goes out to LMHA 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 other social media.
Be reminded of the ROOTS program, a program where we aspire to be role models for our children. The ROOTS banner is 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!
Regarding tournaments and family travel during this holiday season, we wish you safe travels and much success 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