Hockey is a passionate sport, with passionate parents, player, coaches, referees and managers. Without this passion we would not have all the great volunteers that we do to help make hockey "The Greatest Sport On Earth". When we get to witness the great things that happen in our sport, it is amplified by the people that share them.
Great words from the New Sarepta PeeWees - "I would like to compliment the entire Stony Plain team as well as coaches and the fans for being so sportsmanlike in our final games By far the best team during the handshake we have met this year! I also would like to compliment both on ice officials, (Justin and Brandon) on a job well done today. We need more ref's like them! Thanks for a great year to 1660 as well! "
"I just wanted to let you know that last night's game was a great display of everything that is RIGHT with MINOR HOCKEY.
Sportsmanship between both teams, great hockey, great goaltending and great fans in the stands. It was wonderful.
Too bad you couldn't have watched it.
Thank you for a great year and all your hard work"
"Both goalies were amazing! The game was controlled and did not get rough or out of hand. Both teams played like they really wanted to win and it could of went either way. We should have had 2 Gold medal banners...New Sarepta's team played really hard and took the loss exceptionally well. In the hand shake the New Sarepta players were respectful and positive in their comments to our team. Kudos to their players, coaching staff and their manager, Rachel! Also thanks to Geoff who stepped up for 1660 and presented the banners.
Thanks to Dee, our Governor for being a resource for me this year! You were always available to answer my questions and guide me in the right direction!"
"The Lamont Bantam Hawks played Camrose Bantam 2B in their first round of playoffs and lost. However, at the end of the series, the Camrose team delivered a card and gifts to the Lamont team wishing them luck in their next series. I just thought this was such a great gesture knowing this team struggled all year long. It's nice to hear sportsmanship is alive and well!"
"The Strathcona Warriors want to say thanks to you and the coaching staff of the Wetaskiwin Bantams. I was our teams score keeper last night and I was impressed with your conduct and Friendliness! As a time keeper we often get barked at for not manning penalty box doors, forgetting to stop the clock etc. You went out of your way to be professional!! When I asked you about your goalie changes you made it clear and were a pleasure to deal with.
Just wanted you to know that I was impressed! Awesome job."
"I thought the officials at this game were very confident, fair and composed - they called a great game. It's nice to see some good young officials that can control a game in this manner. Compliments to them and their mentors. I hope they will continue to officiate for a long time - job well done" - Compliment for Dow Officials from Wetaskiwin
"People need to realize that coaches, time keepers,refs, etc, have to have fun as well. The more fun we have, the more fun the players have. Being able to have fun amongst yourselves and being able to relax means wonders. Emails and people like you are to scarce, so thank you and have a great playoff...
P.S. Your manager is awesome to work with..take care"
"This Wetaskiwin official showed excellent professionalism and communications with coaches and players. He was very approachable and was consistent throughout the game in his call management. An excellent official I would love to see again and to see him mentoring young officials.
Job well done Danny, keep up the great work!" - Compliment for Wetaskiwin Official from New Sarepta