Archive for January, 2015

I just got an email from Josh Bednar about the rink at Stonecrest Park.

ODR’s do not build themselves and the community association (Havenlea Chapman Mills community association )is looking for some help in maintaining this rink beside Adrienne Clarkson school. If you want to put some smiles on faces and have some time could you volunteer a few hours?

The contact is Andrew Fleck – andrewfleck@hotmail.com
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FOR THOSE WHO LOVE HOCKEY

Posted: January 25, 2015 in Uncategorized

I said I was looking to add some photos of our Timbits. A friend sent me this …. you will love it~

IP1 attendance is really down. I am not sure of the why of that!Make sure we are “super engaged” with our Timbits.  IP1’s are skating very well but it is critical that we get stopping and backwards skating developed while they are still strong on their skates.

WARM UP: MINI GAME  (with wiffle balls) and both nets across ice between the blue lines

ALL IN: WITH STICKS

Fast as you can

One foot push and glide  – other foot push and glide

Together apart

Fall and get up at every line

STOP at every line x 2

Animal medley (horse, giraffe, bird)

Superman dive

5 STATIONS:

  1. Shooting (passing) accuracy with an obstacle (orange buckets) in the way

(net #1)

Emphasis on: LATERAL MOVEMENT SO THEY CAN SEE THE TARGET, STRONG PASS

  1. Tire push

Emphasis on: POWER!!!

  1. Cross ice backward skating starting from a backwards push off the boards

Emphasis on; STRONG C CUTS

  1. Pylon (tall) skate with ringette rings

Emphasis on: USE STICK TO PULL THEM AROUND THE STAGGERED PYLONS

  1. Pass back and forth with instructor then shoot on net (NET #2 )

Emphasis on: RECEIVE A PASS (SOFT HANDS) AND MAKE A PASS WITH POWER

GAME: Freeze tag

HELP! MISSING PVC GOALIE

Posted: January 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

I am not sure how this is possible BUT one of my PVC goalies has disappeared. It must have been left at Merivale or Bell. I invented these so if anyone has one it is mine. If ever you see one at a rink I would appreciate you letting me know when and where and I will deal with it. I figure with all the siblings of our Timbits in rinks someone will see it.

We need to continue to work on handling a puck, making a pass with power  and backward skating

WARM UP:   Skate with wiffle balls  (NO MORE THAN  :05)

ALL IN with no pucks: (NO MORE THAN :10)

Fast as you can

Touch ONE  knee at every line

STOP (By now EVERY PLAYER should be making good one foot stops both ways)

Forward backward transition at every line

Superman dive

6 STATIONS: (assuming 36 players then 6 per group)

  1. Two on none with a shot at PVC goalie NET #1

Longer run than last week. Use orange buckets to define where pass is to be made

  1. 3 net accuracy pass

Pass to player who then “passes” to one of the three nets

There needs to be much longer skate up to the puck

  1. Skate in a box with a puck  (we have 4 boxes)

Instructors need to teach pivot and using the “caboose” to protect the puck

  1. Pylon skate (off set about 2 metres) with a ringette ring  – emphasizing stick position. SLOW at first then as fast as they can
  2. Backwards skate around a pylon

SLOW DOWN  and find the point they need to make a decision on how to turn

  1. Receive multiple passes from instructor and shoot on NET #2

Emphasis is split between a hard pass to “soft hands” and then the shot with power

  1. GOALIE TRAINING We now have two sets of “other hand” goalie gloves NET #3

GAME:  Chariot race   IF TIME

Some IP2 parents have been asking about full ice games.There are limited time slots assigned to IP2.There are some consequences to the decision:

1. When we do a full ice game then we lose the middle ice area so players will sit 2 out of every 3 shifts.

2. Since only 2 teams take part in the game (as opposed to our current 4 teams involved) teams may go almost 2 weeks without a game.

I think it is important to show them a full ice games since most IP2’s will be in Novice next year. I am proposing the last two games be full ice so every IP2  team will play 2 full ice games.

Under this plan the schedule will be revised to look like this:

Fri 20-Mar-15 NSplx2   5:30 PM            7 – 8

Fri 20-Mar-15 NSplx2  6:30  PM            6 – 2

Wed 25-Mar-15 WBB 5:30 PM              3 – 4

Wed 25-Mar-15 WBB 6:30  PM             5 – 1

Fri 3-Apr-15 WBB 5:30 PM                      3 – 1

Fri 3-Apr-15  WBB 6:30 PM                     5 – 7

Fri 10-Apr-15 WBB 5:30 PM                   6 – 8

Fri 10-Apr-15 WBB 6:30 PM                   4 – 2

THIS IS NOT APPROVED BUT IS INTENDED TO GIVE PARENTS A CHANCE TO THINK ABOUT THE PLAN.

Pictures for the blog

Posted: January 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Many fans have been snapping pictures during practices and games. I would like to add some of these to the blog. If you have some pictures you would like the world to see then email them to me at david.vesey@gmail.com. No players will be identified by name.