Friday, November 29, 2013

Alexandria Tournament: Dec 28 and 29 2013

Coach Joe Kelly invites all MN Special Hockey teams to the 2nd Annual Alexandria Tournament taking place Saturday, December 28th and Sunday December 29th.
I highly recommend coming as I can personally say this event was the highlight for me last season. If you decide to come here’s what you need to know: 
• Location is Runestone Community Center and Ice Arena located at 802 3rd Ave W, Alexandria, MN 56308. Phone: 320-763-4466.
• We have two hours of ice reserved both days from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM.
• The play will be “Jamboree” style which means players will be grouped by ability level and not by their home teams.
• For those who want to spend the night we have reserved a block of 20 rooms at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria. Call the hotel at 320-763-6577 and ask for the “MN Special Hockey” block. You will then receive the discounted rate. Very important... the reservation deadline is Friday, December 6th. Any unclaimed rooms will go back to general inventory after that date. Rates are 109.99 standard rooms with poolside costing an addition $20.00.
• We will not be providing transportation (a bus) to this event.
• Please let Joe Kelly know if you will be attending this event at Joe will also be able to answer any questions you might have.
Update 12/27/2013

  • Please be dressed and ready to go at least 15 minutes before the 12:00 PM game time so we can assign players to the teams and put on the penny jerseys.
  • We are expecting to have two levels (so four teams) playing, rotating every 20 minutes for three games at each level over 2 hours -- so six games Saturday and six Sunday. We may mix things up as needed depending on who shows up.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Shock Doctor to donate mouth guards (first practice)

Message from Tom Schuneman (dad/board member/volunteer):

... Shock Doctor, the leading company in protection products for athletes and the manufacture of the #1 mouthguard in the world, has come forward with a generous offer of sponsorship to MN Special Hockey. They will be providing each of our athletes a Shock Doctor String Backpack gift bag! Each gift bag will include a Shock Doctor Mouthguard and an Anti-Microbial Mouthguard carrying case! I have seen the string backpacks and they are very cool. This is a very generous gift that I am sure our athletes will be excited to get. All thanks to the Shock Doctor company!

We have a limited number of gift bags, but expect that all of our registered players will be able to receive one at their first practice. Because these bags need to be organized and distributed, all players must be registered by Sunday, Nov. 4th to receive one. MN Special Hockey registrations received after Nov. 4th will not likely receive this cool and generous gift from Shock Doctor.