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CHA Newsletter for November 18, 2005

Welcome to the latest version of the online newsletter. 

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!



What Happened to Lady Liberty?

From Darren Cosette:

I really feel terrible that we couldn't get the Liberty Cup off the ground yet.  We had trouble generating interest about the tournament and only had two other teams submit applications.

I am excited about our Girl's Program and think it is a fantastic addition to the town as well as the Association.  I do hope the girls will keep the faith and we will push this tourney hard in the Spring.
Thank you.

Darren K. Cossette
Chelmsford Hockey Assoc.
Board of Directors
Tournament Director


Web Survey Results

You put in the effort...Would you like to see the results?  .  I even answer every question that was asked of me in the survey responses. Thanks to all who replied. 
They are posted in the "Your New Site" section on the Association Tab.


Board Vacancy

Due to a busy travel schedule, Sponsoship Director Bob Vecchione has stepped down.  Per CHA bylaws, the position will be filled by the Board of Directors.  If interested in volunteering for this role, please email Les Bishop at .


Christmas Tree Sale
Chelmsford Hockey will be selling Christmas Trees this year on Route 110 at the softball field.  We need your help (time and patronage) to make this event a fundraising success.  Please click here to visit the Fundraising Page for the Tree Sale to learn more.

     Calendar Raffle Upcoming

Pam Anastasi has posted information about the upcoming Calendar Raffle (my favorite fundraising event).  Get all the info here.  Team reps should have tickets for you this week.  I will be posting daily winners in December right here.  You can get to that link by coming to the site and clicking Fundraising>>>Calendar Raffle>>Raffle Results.  Once the drawings have started, I'll place a link on the home page to get there.


   Last Chance To Place A Clothing Order
Lois Heath reports that she will be placing one additional CHA clothing order in time for holiday delivery.  Everything is still available with the exception to the Flannel Pants and boxers.  Orders must be recieved by December 2.  Click Here to visit the page for the Clothing Sale info, and submit your order to your team rep.  If you have questions,  or call her at 978.256.6852.


Learn to Skate Still Accepting Registrations
Peter Puck is full, but there are still openings for Saturday at 9:30 am (LTS1) or Sunday at 3:00 pm (LTS2) Learn to Skate sessions.  Please help us to drive registrations in this important program by inviting your friends and neighbors to enroll their kids.

Farm Hockey has already begun, but we are still accepting new players for that program as well.   For more information about each of the programs, click on the program names below:

Learn to Skate
Farm Hockey

You can also click here to download a Learn to Skate registration form.  You can still register at the Forum this weekend.

If you have any questions about Learn to Skate, please email Peter Lawlor at  .

For more information about Farm Hockey, please contact Steve MacPherson at .


     Women's Hockey Book

Exciting news for everyone involved in and interested in women's hockey!! Breaking the Ice by women's hockey star Angela Ruggiero has just been released on Amazon.com and will soon appear in national bookstores. Ms. Ruggiero has been named the best women's ice hockey player in the world by Hockey News magazine and this is the first and only book to relate the story of her life and sports career.
Click here to order.

     Schedules updated

Dual State Games have been posted, followed by an update of the MYC games, and two more weeks of practice ice.  There are some full sheet practices which last 40 - 45 minutes on the schedule.  Please see the details on your schedule.
After Middlesex releases the next round of their game schedules, we should be able to post a good deal of practice ice.




Tournament wrap-ups

If your team participates in a tournament, and you'd like to send a recap for an upcoming newsletter to let everyone know where they competed, how much fun they had, and how they did, please submit your Tourney Recap to .  It is helpful for all teams to be aware of what kind of experience the teams have at these events so we can send teams to the best ones in future years.