Hello to all in the 1660 Hockey League.
Back in 2009 Mike Miller was part of the team who helped build the league into what it is today. Those of us who were part of that team quickly understood Mike was much more than just a part of the team he was the key to restarting the 1660 Hockey League. Mike volunteered 100’s of hours a year and probably well over 1000 hours during the 4 years he was involved with 1660.
To thank Mike for all that he did for 1660 I simply ask you to read the following:
Past President 1660
Hello Family and Friends,
I hope this email finds you all healthy and well.
As you are very important to my wife Mary Ellen and I, we are reaching out to you in order to raise awareness to the relatively new initiative of www.manuary.ca in support of Head & Neck Cancers. I am now in the 11th day of sporting the beginnings of my completely grey “Santa” beard! Manuary, similar to Movember, was started to raise money and, more importantly, AWARENESS of the symptoms, struggles and knowledge of these types of Cancers. Sadly, this is one of the fastest growing cancers in the world today.
As you all are probably aware, my wife Mary Ellen has had the terrible misfortune of being diagnosed with tongue cancer in July of 2014 after only 3 months of symptoms and, on September 24, 2014, she underwent a 12 hour surgery to remove the Cancer and reconstruct her tongue and neck area. From the time she was diagnosed to the time of her surgery the Cancer had grown from a Stage 1 to a Stage 2. After healing from her surgery she underwent radiation treatment in her neck and mouth area to kill any remaining cancer cells. Watching what Mary Ellen has undergone over the past year and a half has shown our family just how terrible this disease is. We say it regularly, that this beautiful petite woman could train Navy Seals in what it takes to be tough after all that she has been through. The affects that this disease has had on her are deep and everlasting, however, she has a positive spirit that continues to shine so brightly. Although Mary Ellen’s cancer was not HPV related, she was one of 7% of people that get this disease without any risk factors (i.e. smoking and alcohol). Lets help raise awareness and money for this, the 6th leading cause of cancer today. If it wasn't for a quick diagnoses for my wife, the outcome could certainly have been different, which has been the case for others we have befriended with the same disease. Always be sure to get anything unusual checked out especially if it doesn’t go away within a week. In Mary Ellen’s case, she had a canker sore for 3 months prior to having it checked out by a doctor. We were very fortunate that the Doctor that she saw recognized the cancer and had her biopsied within 4 days. Please pass along this message to all the people we care so deeply about. We simply cannot say it enough about how a QUICK DIAGNOSIS was one of the keys to Mary Ellen’s successful battle.
We are passionate about supporting the Alberta Hospital ENT (Ear, Nose, Throat) division because they are truly the best in the world in providing treatment and research to focus on “quality of life”. Because of this treatment Mary Ellen and I are “living the dream” and feel blessed beyond words. All money that is raised from our team efforts towards Manuary will stay locally for the Alberta Hospital to continue their research and development of procedures to help those suffering! It would be my dream to bombard Mary Ellen’s “Hairy Mellon’s” with a show of support for this courageous and strong woman!
If you are interested in supporting Mary Ellen in her goal to raise money and awareness, simply go to the to her fundraising page at https://manuary.ca/participant/maryellen/ . She is also sporting a moustache for the month as you can see on her page!! Or, you can also donate through the other links below (whichever you prefer):
If you prefer you can also donate to our Team, my page, or to any of our team members as follows:
Team “The Hairy Mellon’s”: https://manuary.ca/team/the-hairy-mellons/
My Personal Page: https://manuary.ca/participant/mikemiller/
If you would like to join our team and raise money through your own network, while growing some winter warm facial hair, in support of this great cause, we would be most honored. Simply “Register” at the top of the Manuary webpage at www.manuary.ca . Once registered, navigate to “The Hairy Mellon’s” and click on “Join Team”. Please contact me if you need any help at all.
Just a quick note as well that we would like to share to all those that we care about, which is the potential health benefits of the spice Turmeric, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Ginger. Please feel free to google these yourselves to see what the internet has to say about the benefits and cancer fighting potential of these spices. Mary Ellen has done a fair amount of research and we now include small amounts of all 3 in our daily diet. Please feel free to do your own research to see if this is something that you feel may be a fit with you. If you have any questions please feel free to email or call anytime.
Thank you all SO very much for your support and THANK YOU so much to those who have already donated to our TEAM!!!
All the very best in 2016!!!
Playoff formats have been completed and will be posted.
Final 2015-2016 Playoff Formats
Please review the finalized playoff formats. They have been custom designed for the structure of the division (number of subdivisions, volume of teams, competitive balance of the division. This is the final version of the playoff formats.
Formats are also designed to keep as many teams as possible playing as long as possible.
Regional alignments of first round seeding will be set Jan. 19.
Flexible first round seedings will balance between travel obligations and proposed seedings.
Click here to view 2015-2016 Final Playoff Formats online.
|Timeline 2015 - 2016 Season|
|Sept. 21 ||Preseason schedules released Atom Tier 1/ 2, Peewee, Bantam, Midget Tier 2 and 3|
|Sept. 26 ||All ice times submitted|
|Sept. 28 ||Preseason schedules released all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tiers.|
|Oct 1||Preseason begins Atom Tier 1/ 2, Peewee, Bantam, Midget Tier 2/ 3.|
|Oct 5||Novice Preseason schedule released 96 weeks)|
|Oct 8||Preseason begins all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tiers.|
|Oct 16||Preseason begins All Novice|
|Oct 18||Preseason ends Atom Tier 1/ 2, Peewee, Bantam, Midget Tier 2/ 3|
|Oct 19||Tiering meeting Atom Tier 1/ 2, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget Tier 2/3 - Fort Saks, Dow, Lions Pride|
|Oct 21||1st wkend of 3 wk regular season posted Atom Tier 1/ 2, PeeWee, Bantam, and Midget Tier 2/ 3|
|Oct 22||Regular season Begins Atom Tier 1/ 2, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget Tier 2/ 3|
|Oct 23||3 week regular season schedule released Atom 1/ 2, Peewee, Bantam, Midget 2/3|
|Oct 25||Preseason ends all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tiers|
|Oct 26||Tiering meeting all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tiers - Fort Sask, Dow , Lions Pride|
|Oct 28||1st wkend of 3 wk regular season posted for all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tiers|
|Oct 29||Regular season begins all other Bantam and Midget Tiers|
|Oct 30||Regular season (3 week) schedule all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tiers|
|Nov 2||Last date for team movement all other Atom 1/2, Peewee, Bantam and Midget 2/3|
|Nov 6||Full schedule released Atom Tier 1 and 2, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget Tier 2 and 3.|
|Nov 9||Last date for team movement all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam & Midget tiers|
|Nov 13||Full schedule released all other Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget Tiers|
|Nov 16||Last date for team movement Novice|
|Nov 20||Full schedule released all Novice|
|Nov 22||Novice preseason ends|
|Nov 27||Novice Regular season begins|
|Dec 4||Proposed playoff formats released|
|Jan 7||Approved playoff formats released|
|Feb 21||Regular season ends all leagues|
|Feb 22||Playoffs begin all leagues|
|Mar 20||Playoffs end all leagues||
Novice Tier 5 Tofield Novice 2
@ Devon Novice 4
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 08:20 AMDale Fisher Arena
Atom Tier 4Mundare Atom 1
@ Josephburg Atom 1
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 09:00 AMMoyer Recreation Centre
Novice Tier 4 Drayton Valley Novice 2C
@ Drayton Valley Novice 2A
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 09:15 AMDrayton Valley Omniplex Arena 1
Novice Tier 3Leduc Novice 2
@ Vegreville Novice 1
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 09:15 AMVegreville Recreation Centre Arena
Atom Tier 5BWetaskiwin Atom 3
@ Camrose Atom 4B
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 10:00 AMMax McLean Arena
Novice Tier 2CNN Novice 1
@ Devon Novice 2
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 10:00 AMDale Fisher Arena
Atom Tier 3Redwater Rush Atom
@ Winfield Atom 1
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 10:00 AMWinfield Arena
Atom Tier 5BLeduc Atom 4B
@ Camrose Atom 4F
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 10:15 AMEdgeworth Centre Border Paving Arena
Novice Tier 3Devon Novice 3
@ Millet Novice 1
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 10:15 AMMillet Agriplex Arena
Novice Tier 3New Sarepta Novice 1
@ Smoky Lake Novice 1
Sat, Feb 13, 2016 10:30 AMSmoky Lake Arena