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Posted 3/22/2017 Ref # 3571

Third-period rally gives VMHA Peewee A1 provincial bronze

TRAIL, BC -- Van Minor's Peewee A1 team rallied from a 3-1 mid-game deficit to beat West Kootenay 8-4 and claim the B.C. Peewee Tier 2 bronze medal Wednesday at Cominco Arena.

Playing their sixth game in four days, VMHA trailed 3-2 heading into the third period but outscored their foes from the city of Nelson 6-1 in the third period. Andrej Kovacevic led the way with a hat trick, while Fraser Minten had two goals and two assists and Alyandro De Leon had a goal and three assists. First-year peewee Chris Talbot and Olivier Klovance rounded out the scoring.

Aidan Thomas and Markus Lam shared goaltending duties for Vancouver, which lost 6-1 to the powerhouse Burnaby Winter Club A2 team in the semifinals earlier Wednesday. The goal was the only one given up by BWC to that point in the tournament, which wound up with a championship game between BWC and West Kelowna later Wednesday.

VMHA had qualified for the provincial tournament with a 2-2 draw against BWC in the PCAHA Final 4 tournament at the Agrodome. Playing with just 12 skaters throughout the provincials, VMHA played Wednesdayagainst a BWC squad featuring five more skaters. And in the bronze final, they managed to find some extra energy in the third period against a tiring West Kootenay squad, which had three more skaters but had also played earlier in the day.

Van Minor, coached by Chris Girman and Richard Huscroft, finished with a 4-2 record at the provincials and a 38-16-5 record overall for the season.

 

 
Posted 3/10/2017 Ref # 3569

Midget A1 is off to Provincials!

Congratulations to Midget A1! After winning 4 -2 over New West A1, our Midget A1 team has secured themselves a seat in the BC Provincial Championships to be held in Port Coquitlam March 19 to 23rd!
Go Vancouver!!!

 
Posted 3/9/2017 Ref # 3567

VMHA Peewee A1 Off to Provincial Championships

VMHA's Peewee A1 squad bounced back from a heart-breaking loss three nights earlier to earn a 2-2 tie with Burnaby Winter Club A2 and earn a berth in the B.C. Tier 2 championship tournament in Trail later this month.

VMHA finished the Final 4 tournament at the PNE Agrodome with one win, one loss and a tie, finishing second to BWC (2-0-1), which were one Vancouver goal away from losing the PCAHA banner.

The Van Minor squad took a 1-0 first-period lead when Alyandro De Leon picked off a pass near his own blue line, skated hard into the BWC home and ripped a shot high to the glove side. That lead increased to 2-0 when Sam Coderre jumped on a rebound to score from a tough angle in the second period.

BWC, which played in the top flight of Peewee rep hockey during league play,  got two third-period goals to get the tie. Vancouver netminder Markus Lam played the latest in a string of strong games, but got lots of help from a stellar defensive effort from his teammates.



 
Posted 3/7/2017 Ref # 3566

VMHA Teams in Final Four Playoffs

Final Night of Final Four Playoffs Wednesday March 8th!

VMHA has 3 teams still in the playoffs, folks… Peewee A1, Midget A1, and Juvy A!

Come out and support our teams as they play their final games on Wednesday March 8th at the following arenas:

Peewee A1 vs. BWC A2  8:00pm at the Agrodome

Midget A1 vs. Port Moody A1   8:15pm at Queen’s Park, New West

Juvy A  vs.  Ridge Meadows A1   8:15pm at Planet Ice, Maple Ridge


 
Posted 2/26/2017 Ref # 3564

VMHA Board Member Election - April 11th

The date of the VMHA AGM has been set for Tuesday April 11th, 2017. 

The following positions are up for election:

President

Second Vice President

Secretary

Equipment Manager

Coach Coordinator

Referee Assignor

Risk Manager

Association members who wish to be nominated for board positions for 2017-2018 must declare their candidacy by March 11th, 2017

If there are three or more nominations for a position, then nominations will close on the deadline date of March 11th.  If there are not three nominations for that position, then nominations will remain open on the floor at the AGM.

To declare your candidacy for any open board position, please e-mail vp2@vmha.com on or before March 11th, 2017.  Please include a short (one paragraph) bio.  You are also welcome to submit a photo.


 
Posted 2/14/2017 Ref # 3561

Hockey Pool Winners Announced

VMHA Pro Hockey Pool Sales Contest Results

 

Hi Everyone,

The 2017 VMHA Pro Hockey Pool has now been underway since January 9, 2017 and cash prizes have been awarded weekly ever since! On behalf of your VMHA, I would like to thank all of you for brilliantly executing an extremely successful program, despite being in our "rookie" year! I would also like to specifically thank our tireless and patient Division and Team Managers, as well as the unsinkable Carlos Fung…you are Rock Stars!

We have learned much this year that will undoubtedly contribute to an easier and even more successful program in 2018.

While everyone involved were critical components to success this year, there were a few standouts. Congratulations to those of you who put it all out there!

TOP TEAM SALES

While all sales results were indeed impressive, the race for the Team Prize was incredibly close. The winning team won by ONE single ticket!

CONGRATULATIONS ATOM A2 - TOP TEAM SALES

RUNNER UP - PEEWEE A2

TOP INDIVIDUAL SALES

Our winner for top individual sales won by a margin of 17 tickets!

FIRST PRIZE: CONGRATULATIONS JAYDEN RODAS FROM H3C3, FOR A FANTASTIC JOB, OUR WINNER OF FREE HOCKEY REGISTRATION FOR 2017/18

SECOND PRIZE: CONGRATULATIONS OWAIN MERGAERT FROM ATOM C4, OUR WINNER OF A $750 SHOPPING SPREE AT SCOFF'S HOCKEY SHOP

THIRD PRIZE: CONGRATULATIONS KIYAN GILL FROM PEEWEE C3, OUR WINNER OF A $250 GIFT CERTIFICATE FROM SCOFF'S HOCKEY SHOP

Michael Coderre

Fundraising Coordinator

VMHA


 
Posted 1/9/2017 Ref # 3557

3rd Annual Puck N Party



Welcome to 2017 with, of course, still more hockey to come! We hope you had a wonderful, relaxing holiday and are ready to get back in the swing of things. In that Spirit, Your VMHA is pleased to announce that Saturday, February 18, 2017 is date of this year's 3rd Annual VMHA Puck n' Party.

As in previous year's, this is an evening geared to blow off some hockey parent steam, party it up, and leave it all on the dance floor! Once again, the event will be held at the epic Vancouver Alpen Club located at 4875 Victoria Drive with a wonderful German themed buffet style dinner featuring Chicken Breast with mushroom sauce, Thueringer Bratwurst, Marinated Pot Roast and so much more deliciousness. All of this is capped off with DJ-fuelled dancing, photobooth, a silent auction, 50/50 draw, door prize...and a beverage or three!

This is a 19+ function for VMHA friends and families. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the Buffet goes live at 7:30. DJ and Dancing at 8:30!

Early Bird tickets are $39.95 available only until Midnight on Feb 9. Regular price is $45.00. Afraid of great food or just trying to stick to your liquid diet? Come for the dancing, prizing....and beverages at 9pm for $25.00. Remember, all net proceeds go to your VMHA...so you can indulge and even feel good about it!

Catch up with old friends, make new ones,have a memorable night and support your association!

Click here to buy your tickets!


 
Posted 12/21/2016 Ref # 3555

VMHA Canuck Place Tournament Schedule Announced

Posted 12/14/2016 Ref # 3552

VMHA Winter Hockey Clinics

The VMHA Winter Hockey Clinics have been announced. Check out our camps here
 
Posted 11/25/2016 Ref # 3551

VMHA Pro Hockey Pool Tickets Now Selling

Your VMHA is excited to announce the first annual VMHA Pro Hockey Pool, a fun and easy way to raise funds for our association. We need everyone’s support to make it work, but it’s surprisingly easy to get involved.

Our collective goal this year is to win the fight against increasing fees. So have some fun, involve some of your inner circle, and perhaps win some money along the way.

 FYI, it’s a tried-and-true hockey pool used successfully by several other hockey associations in B.C.  See below how it works and why it will raise thousands of dollars for the VMHA.

Click here to get more information about the pool