Was it worth it?
We received many great comments about how well organized and fun the program was for these girls. I received a comment from a mom that stated “We would never have tried hockey if it wasn’t for the One Goal program." Another comment we received was “My daughter is enjoying this because she is playing with other girls her age." And one parent stated, “My daughter loves it because you have older girls helping her from the time she walked into the door to the time she leaves. The organization is amazing."
Below is an email I received from another family who had 2 girls attend the program.
“Thanks for an amazing first experience with girls hockey! The girls learned so much and had fun at the same time! The support of the older girls was outstanding. We appreciate this opportunity and will speak highly of Colorado Girls One Goal often. Our sincere appreciation." From - John and Christine Cullen
The success of this program could not have possible without the huge dedication and commitment of our volunteers. It was a collaboration of players, coaches and associations from around the metro area that made this program happen. I want to recognize those who helped make this program as great as it was.
- Arvada Girls Hockey Program and specifically Jennifer Tatnall and Hillary McNeish who coordinated the Arvada girls in helping us almost every weekend.
- Denver University Jr. Pioneers players- Julia Lisella Remi Maryin and Taylor Kreiling and others from DU.
- Logan Smith and Dominic Granato from the Colorado Thunderbirds Midget Major AAA Team. Logan attended almost every session.
- Paul Davern from USA Hockey- Chief in Coach- Rocky Mountain District
- Mary Davern from CAHA who helped organize the website and online registration
- Colorado Select Hockey Association players, coaches and parents for hosting and running this wonderful event. The commitment was enormous and we had participation from just about every team specially the U19 A team, U12 AAA team and U12 A team.
- Ken Gleason and Michael Jennings from Colorado Select U8 program for their huge commitment to attending almost every weekend.
- Special thanks needs to go to Stephanie Hodge, John Dohner and Will and Heather Williams from the Colorado Select for their incredible commitment and donation of time to this program. They were invaluable to this process and this program would not have been as successful as it was without their devotion.
- Thank you to Colorado Amateur Hockey Association and Aquafina for their sponsorship in making this program a reality.
As a Director for Colorado Amateur it’s my responsibility to help grow and retain youth hockey players in the state of Colorado. This program was a success because of all the volunteers that gave their valuable time and commitment in helping...not because they had to but because they want to see hockey grow. Should these girls who participated in this program continue with hockey, it’s a result of the incredible efforts of all these individuals above.
I can't thank you all enough!
Director at Large
On March 25th the Colorado Avalanche have set up a fundraiser with the purchase of tickets to the game that day. A portion of the proceeds from the ticket sales will go directly to Andrew. All tickets must be purchased through the link below. Andrew will be at the game and even gets to go on the ice with the AVS before the puck drops, what an amazing experience that will be! Please join us at the game. Thank you for helping to make a difference in a very special young man’s life! To read more, please click here.
The Jaguars are the first Bantam AA team west of the Mississippi to win the tournament and the only team from Colorado. It is one of just 16 U.S. Bantam AA teams to claim the top prize in an event that attracts more than 65,000 players from America and Canada who compete in qualifying regional tournaments every fall hoping to attend the finals in Port Huron, Mich. To read the complete article, please click here (pdf).
On January 8th The Hockey Guild is hosting a VERY cool "After-Hours" game with an adult team all the way from Australia, the Sydney Pirates!!! Click here for more information or view details below!
The Hockey Guild vs. Sydney Pirates
January 8th, 2008 at 7pm
Colorado Avalanche vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Ticket options: (no additional taxes or fees)
ADT Club Level $55 (usually $112)
Upper Level $27
To support Adult Hockey in Colorado, the Colorado Avalanche will donate $5 per ticket.
For more information, click here.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW / DOWNLOAD THE EVENT FLYER
This site is home for all of their exclusive on-ice events at Pepsi Center, including Avalanche After-Hours games, Battle for the Banner and their new championship events with Big Bear Ice Arena and the C-470 youth hockey league! Check out everything The Avalanche Guild has to offer today by clicking here!
I would like to wish each of you a successful and injury free season as you enjoy what the great game of hockey has to offer. I would also like to remind each of you to respect the game and others that participate in it, regardless of a call on the ice, final game result, or poor behavior by others who don't share your knowledge or respect of the game.
So for the 2008 - 2009 season let's all remember to "relax, it is just a game". And in the end I honestly believe that perspective will help parents create the bonds for a lifetime that the great game of hockey can provide for a family. Have a great, fun and relaxing season. I look forward to seeing you at the rink!
Should anyone have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Good luck this season!
Colorado Amateur Hockey Association
The Jr. Eagles are holding open tryouts in late August and are looking for young athletes to field their teams for this upcoming season. If you are interested in joining the new Jr. Eagles girls ice hockey program please visit their website at: http://www.coloradojreagles.com or send them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Colorado Jr. Eagles Youth Program is based on improving every players' individual hockey skills as well as helping all players develop as people. The Jr. Eagles coaching staff is highly qualified and is determined to give every player the needed attention for improvement.
The Goal of the Jr. Eagles Girls Program are; to provide a fun and challenging environment for all the members, an affordable ice hockey experience while maintaining the maximum ice time needed for improvement, and finally a competitive atmosphere for all the players in the program. All players will be treated as if they are the only player in the program. We strive to not allow any players whether AA, A, or B to be "lost in the shuffle" any player wearing a Jr. Eagles uniform is important to us and will be treated that way.
The Jr. Eagles Goal: Offering a fun, affordable, challenging, and competitive alternative for girls who wish to play ice hockey.
Please contact the Eagles staff at email@example.com for more details.