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CHA Newsletter for March 5, 2007

Welcome to the online newsletter.  You captured the Leprechaun, but it turns out the pot's full of a different kind of gold...CHA news!


President's Letter


CHA President Peter Lawlor has posted his monthly letter to the association on the CHA Homepage.  Please click here to read it.


  Coaching Surveys Online

 This year's coaching survey is online, please be sure to provide your valued feedback by taking the survey once for each team you have a skater on.  You can click here to go to the survey, or visit the 2007 Coaching Survey on the left menu on the home page.

  Tryout Info Posted

Information regarding Tryouts for the 2007 - 2008 season is posted to the Tryout Info page off the home page, or you can click here to go to it.  In addition to the tryout schedule, there is a detailed page explaining the tryout and placement process.

For information about Registering for Tryouts, click here, or select off the Tryout Info page.


Learn to Skate and Peter Puck

If you’re at the Forum mid Sat’d morning, or mid Sunday afternoon, and see these kids, it’s hard to believe that they are beginners! Special thanks to our incredible coaching staffs, and to all of those assisting with the programs. However, we still have a full month to go! We continue through the month of March w/ LTS1 and Peter Puck finishing on Saturday, March 31st, and LTS2 closing on Sunday, April 1st

Learn to Skate Olympics this Sunday, March 11th, 3pm->5pm – Our Annual Learn to Skate Olympics for both Learn to Skate sessions (LTS1 & LTS2) will be held this Sunday afternoon at the Forum. There is no Learn to Skate this Saturday morning at 9:30am, and skaters from both sessions should be at the Forum for the 3pm start Sunday afternoon. Cameras/Camcorders are welcomed and encouraged!  Learn to Skate Olympics are traditionally the highlight of the season.  Don't miss it!

We’d also like to thank the parents for getting your children to the rink each weekend … ready to go!


Presidents Cup Recap

From Tournament Director, Scott Calnan: 

Well, it looks like we did it again!  We had a very successful 2007 Presidents Cup Tournament.  This year we had 64 teams competing representing MA, NH, ME, RI, and NY.  We even had an in-house division.  All of our Chelmsford teams represented themselves and our Association well.  The players and their parents should all be proud of their effort.  Special congratulations to the Tournament Finalist PeeWee 1 and Bantam 3 and Tournament Champion Squirt 1 teams.  Way to Go!

This was my first year running the Tournament.  My one goal was to ensure the kids had a good time and I hope that was the case.  It is very hard to realize the amount of time and energy that goes into a Tournament of this magnitude until you actually take on the ponsibility personally.  Although a lot of work, it is extremely rewarding and not something that can be accomplished alone.  Look for a Thank You page on the Presidents Cup tab (coming soon) where I can better express my gratitude to those who helped.  I would like to improve upon the tournament every year.  Please forward any comments, positive or negative, to Tournaments@chelmsfordhockey.com .

  Presidents Cup Merchandise

We would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with sign ins and the merchandise booth during the President’s Cup tournament.
With your help we sold just under $13,000.00 in merchandise and came very close to a complete sell out. The following items are still available at discounted prices on a first come basis:
Sweatshirt                 (3) Y-Medium, (6) A-Medium
Short sleeve T           (5) Y- Small,   (10) A-Medium
Long Sleeve T           (7) A-Medium
Logo Pins          
Dog Tags
If interested, email .

  Ice Breaker Thanks

Over 230 were in attendance at this year’s annual ice breaker. Thanks to the donation of team baskets not only was this event profitable, but a great time was had by all. Our success wouldn’t have been possible with out the support from the following:
The Beach House Bums            www.BlenderGirl.com
Eddie the DJ                           
The Princeton Station                 www.princetonstation.com
Poster Envy                               www.posterenvy.com
Hannaford Brothers                     www.hannaford.com
Renee Emmonds


  Scholarship Info

Notices went out at school already, but if you are interested in applying for either the Jacob Elmore Scholarship or the Douglas N. Hogan Scholarship, please click on the scholarship name for an application and be sure to submit your completed application to the Guidance Office at Chelmsford High School by March 8.


Aucoin Hockey School

CHA Sponsor Aucoin Hockey invites you to visit their site to learn more about this summer's schedule for their camps.  The summer schedule was recently posted.  Last year's camps were very well attended and feedback was positive, so be sure to register early, as the sessions do fill up.  You can click their logo below to visit their site.



Web Parent of the Month

Thanks to Rick Ames of the Squirt 1 team for excellent recap of the Squirt 1 team's successful quest for Presidents Cup Gold.  Rick is this month's Web Parent of the month, earning him the Dunkies Gift Card.  Great job, Rick!