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Weekly News – Dec 13

WHO LIKES WINNING?

Best Prizes Yet – Get Ready for the Annual Pro-Hockey Pool

This season’s VMHA Hockey Pool is ready to launch. From January 20 to April 7, ticket holders have 11 chances to win for every ticket purchased with a fresh chance every week.  Weekly cash prizes range from $25 to $250 for the highest goal scoring ticket.

 

BUT Wait – There’s More

Not only can VMHA’ers win prizes for buying tickets, they can win even bigger prizes for selling them. Yep!  Sell more than ten tickets and be entered to win one of 14 seller prizes – including the $1,000 grand prize of a full 2019/2020 VMHA registration, a Sony Playstation 4 with NHL2020, an Apple Watch, Airpods, VMHA shopping spree and more.

 

What Does the Hockey Pool Raise Money For?

Funds are invested directly back into VMHA –  more ice, more clinics, top notch coaches, stronger player development and… lower registration fees.

If everybody participates, everybody wins.

 

PLAYER PROFILE:

Meet Stephanie Wallace

VMHA Alumni Stephanie Wallace now plays Women’s NCAA Division1 ice hockey for Princeton University. She’s earned her spot at one of the world’s most respected Ivy League institutions, but she was once just like many of our young skaters.  Wallace found her love of hockey breaking in her skates playing VMHA hockey from H1 to Bantam. VMHA Coach John Seto recalls the spark he saw in her very early on, ”It started when she was in H3, a head taller than the boys with a distinct purple helmet and ponytail. She was very skilled, and had a drive to succeed.”

 

Stephanie demonstrated many traits of an open-minded student focused on ongoing improvement. Seto continues, “ a great listener, Stephanie was a treat to coach; she executed what was asked of her without any attitude.” In her PeeWee years, Stephanie helped the team win second place in the Provincial Champions at Salmon Arm, while her final year of Bantam saw her playing a pivotal role in the Tier 2 Championship win in Cranbrook (2014/2015).”

 

After her tenure at the VHMA, she played three years with Team BC U18, including this year’s Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. Her hockey journey led her to team to win the Provincials in Bantam Tier 2, to playing BC Female Midget AAA, and to two seasons in the Ontario PWHL with the Oakville Hornets. Stefanie also attended the Hockey Canada National U18 camp and was an alternate D for the World Championships in Japan.

Stefanie #7 defending at Canada Winter Games

 

 

VMHA Charity Tournament is Coming Up Fast

Our 14th Annual Charity Tournament will be happening Dec 27-30, and we’re looking for volunteers & donations to help out

Get in touch if you can help: info@vmha.com

The tournament schedule will be out shortly for registered teams

 

 

FUN FACT:

Cow Patties Top Corner?

The first puck used during outdoor hockey in the 1,800s was made of – wait for it – frozen cow poop. Can you imagine adding that aroma to the rest of the hockey gear?

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