Dec 30, 2020 | Jennifer Buttar | 712 views
A Message From The President
As 2020 comes to an end, I would like to take this
opportunity to thank you all for your patience and support. It was a year that none of us could have
predicted and we’re still uncertain of what lies ahead.
Thank you to all of our athletes, their parents, our
coaches and staff, and our tireless Executive, particularly Jay Allen, our
One might think, that a season with no ‘real’ hockey wouldn’t be particularly busy for a youth sports board, but nothing could be further than the truth. Navigating the unknown and trying to provide a good hockey experience for our athletes proved to be most challenging. When the recent lockdown was announced, we were literally days away from a significant announcement for the New Year, one that had been in the works since September, that would have enhanced our development programming tremendously. We remain hopeful that, sometime in 2021, we will be able to move forward with it and other things that are in the works.
While I’m disappointed in what has happened thus far for all of our athletes, I’m particularly disheartened for our U16 and U18 players, who hoped this season might be a springboard to future opportunities. I wish I could look into a crystal ball to see what lies ahead for all of you, but that is clearly impossible.
All I can say, to all of our athletes, is keep working on your skills, wherever and however you can. Stay active and healthy and use your minds. Remember, a complete person makes a better athlete.
Again, to parents and coaches and staff, thank you. I would have been easier for all of us to throw in the towel but we all adapted to rules and circumstances that were unpredictable and seemed to change weekly.
I wish you all good health in 2021 and that we all experience a “new normal” that includes the best game in the world.
Yours in hockey,