January 7, 2019

For Immediate Release

Grand Falls-Windsor, NL-   Hockey NL announced today that the traditional mid-season Minor Hockey Week will take place from January 12-19, 2019 across the province.

The kick-off ceremony this year is held at the Labrador City Arena in Labrador City this coming Saturday, January 12, 2019. The host association- Labrador West Minor Hockey Association, was selected this year by Hockey NL.  This northern area minor hockey association has over 300 registered players between five (5) and seventeen (17) years of age.

The Host Association will be presenting a cake cutting ceremony and conducting a proclamation at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, and has also organized a full day of competition for all the age divisions within their membership.

The provincial slogan this season is “A Good Coach Can Change a Game, A Great Coach Can Change a Life”.  Arnold Kelly, of Goose Bay, is the Chair of Minor Hockey for the provincial hockey governing body and believes that this season’s message suggests that we need to remind our volunteer coaches of their importance and the lasting impact they will have on our youth as they move through our system and beyond hockey”, said Kelly.

Kelly is pleased that volunteers continue to give their time for minor hockey in the province. “We congratulate and thank the Labrador West Minor Hockey Association for their pledge and commitment to celebrate our game”.  The Minor Chair and Vice Chair, Ed O’Brien of St. John’s will both be on hand to kick off the week’s celebration in Labrador City. “One of the objectives this year is grassroots hockey and incorporating fun and skill development in our programs”, remarks Kelly.

The week events will continue after the kick off that will see tournaments, skills camps and clinics as well as try hockey settings.  For a complete list of events visit hockey http://www.hockeynl.ca/calendar/

Hockey Newfoundland & Labrador is the governing body of amateur hockey in the province; promoting, supervising and regulating competition in all recognized categories. The association currently has 45 minor hockey associations and more than 13,000 (over 2,000 female) registered players, coaches, managers and game officials.

For more information please contact,

Craig Tulk

Executive Director Hockey NL

[email protected]