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Upcoming Events
The CHA try-out schedule for the 2009-2010 season has recently been finalized and posted on the web-site. Please Click Here to go to the 2009-2010 Try-Out Info tab on the CHA website for more details, including registration information and skill drill specifics.
We encourage all parents to complete the coaches’ evaluation for each player.

Joe Caniff ~ Coaching Director

CHA Annual Meeting
The annual meeting will be held April 13th at the Chelmsford Country Club.  Please join us for a wrap up of the season and vote for next year’s board of directors. If you are interested in running for a position, please contact any current board member.
SportsWash and Chelmsford Hockey are teaming up to bring you a great deal on Hockey Equipment Cleaning! On Saturday April 18th, SportsWash will be at the Chelmsford Forum Parking Lot between 10am and 2pm. Drop off your gear and pick it up the next day! We will be back Sunday the 19th between 10am and 12pm for gear pickup. For more details Click Here to see our flyer.
Team News

On February 15th our two In- House teams played prior to the Lowell Devils @ the Tsongas Arena. The kids received the full VIP treatment!  Their separate locker rooms were labeled White and Maroon, they entered the rink through the tunnel as their names were announced over the intercom.  Just like the pros!  The kids did not disappoint anyone watching, they skated hard, and put on quite a show for all the spectators.  Thank you Coach Tom Tredeau and Jennifer Platteel for all your hard work setting this event up.  These kids have worked so hard and have come so far this year. They are able to play position, pass the puck, and work as a team in a real hockey game.  The players, parents and all of the coaches that helped out have done a tremendous job making this a fun filled year.  Thank you to all!
Chris Thomas
News from the Board
New Payment Plan Options for 2009-2010 Season:
For the 2009-2010 season we will be offering new payment plan options designed to spread the payments out more evenly and make it easier to pay.
At tryouts, you will be given three options to choose:

1. Monthly payments on credit card (June - January)
2. Monthly payments through bank draft (June - January)
3. Bi-monthly payments through mail (June, August, October, December, January)

If you choose one of the first 2 options, all you need to do is provide the credit card or bank draft information, and we will automatically deduct the payment from your credit card or bank account on a monthly basis. If you choose the third option, you will be required to keep track of the payment schedule on your own. Please note: we will no longer be sending invoices to people via US Mail. We are working on a method to e-mail monthly statements to each person, so please make sure your e-mail information is correct on your registration form. For more details, please Click Here for a copy of the player payment agreement that will be signed at tryouts.
Bob Alber ~ CHA Treasurer

Valley has informed us all playoffs will be complete prior to Easter.  Please take a look at Valley’s new website: www.valleyhockeyleague.com
Mike Knightly ~ League Director
Grant-Aspen Tech Scholarship

We are proud to announce that two of Chelmsford Hockey's players received a dues scholarship under the Grant-Aspen Tech Scholarship this season. The scholarship provided through Mass Hockey was highlighted in a previous CHA newsletter as a great opportunity for eastern Massachusetts hockey players in need.

USA Hockey Registration Changes
USA Hockey is transitioning to mandatory on-line registration for the 2009/2010 season. In the past each player’s $35 USA Hockey registration fee was built into the Chelmsford Hockey Association dues, and all registration information was then transmitted by CHA to USA Hockey.  Going forward, each family registering a child with CHA will also be responsible for registering each child with USA Hockey, and paying the registration fee directly to USA Hockey.  USA Hockey registration is required and must be completed on-line on or after May 1, 2009.  CHA will provide you with specific registration instructions and information as that time draws nearer.
Scott Millin ~ Registrar

Hockey Irish Blessing
May the ice rise to meet your skates,
May a teammate always have your back,
May the rink lights warm upon your face,
May the cheers fall upon your ears,
And, until we meet again,
May you have your equipment cleaned before next season.