The North Glen-Stor Minor Hockey Association salutes its volunteers, with special stick taps to retiring executive members Christine Casselman, Mark Evans, and Beth Harps.
On March 14, the hockey season came to an abrupt end across the country, as Hockey Canada announced the immediate suspension of all activities in response to health advice related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst the groups affected was the North Glen-Stor Minor Hockey Association, which saw games cancelled, and eventually the remainder of the playoff season. Along with that came the cancelling of the traditional end-of-season celebration, where awards are handed out. So for 2020, the honourees were recognized virtually.
Using the group’s Facebook page, players and volunteers across the association were honoured.
Here are the special award recipients (NGSMHA graphics)…
With no in-person gathering possible this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Glen Stor Minor Hockey Association has taken to social media to announce the 2019-20 season award winners.
One of the recent postings highlighted the atom ‘B’ division.
International Women’s Day was marked on Sunday, March 8, and the NGS Minor Hockey Association took note, honouring the girls who play on their various teams.
The Braves ice teams that compete in the compete in the UCMHL (rep ‘B’) and the LSMHL (house). Several of the teams are still in action this season, including the novice tier 4 squad, which is scheduled to skate tonight in Long Sault, versus the South Stormont Selects, at 6 p.m.
The NGS Braves peewee ‘C’ house hockey team captured gold at the organization’s home tournament on Saturday.
In addition to winning the tourney, the squad also took first place in the relay competition.
Three former NGS Braves minor hockey players suited up in the recent HEO ‘AA’ all-star game.
The boys – Jacob Nolan, Brennan Atkins, and Seamus Hardy – are members this season of the Seaway Valley Rapids ‘AA’ major midget team, which has a record of 10 wins, 7 losses, and 2 ties in the HEO Minor AA league, good for fourth place. Nolan is third in team scoring, with 14 points. Hardy has 12 points, Atkins 11.
The Rapids’ next game is slated for Sunday in Kanata (taking on the fifth-ranked Blazers) to wrap up the 2019 portion of their schedule. Looking ahead to the new year, Seaway Valley will play in Maxville on January 8 at 7:30 p.m., hosting the first-place Nepean Raiders
Last weekend saw the NGS Braves minor hockey association host its atom ‘C’ house hockey tournament.
The NGC Braves minor hockey association recently hosted its opening goaltending clinic of this season.
The NGS Braves atom ‘B’ Braves house team captured the championship of the association’s recent home tournament.
Youngsters at the novice level of the NGS Braves minor hockey program each get a chance to don the pads and play the position of goaltender this season.
The effort to encourage the development of future net nannies relies on the generosity of Braves hockey families, who are donating gently used goaltending equipment to outfit the novice netminders.