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PCIM SEASON UPDATE - LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
11/17/2017
November 11, 2017   Dear Park City Ice Miner’s Families, I...
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30
11/14/2017
3 V 3 YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017
11/11/2017
LA KINGS HOCKEY CAMP - JANUARY 19-21, 2018
10/04/2017
LA Kings Camp – Park City is being held at the Park City Ice...
THE STOP SIGN - WHY IS IT ON OUR NEW JERSEYS?
09/30/2017
Hockey Culture Must Change if Concussion Problem is to be Solved There’s...
 
PCIM SEASON UPDATE - LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

November 11, 2017

 

Dear Park City Ice Miner’s Families,

I hope everyone is enjoying the first part of the hockey season.  We are coming off a great venture, where planning started a many months ago for our Park City High Mountain Shootout.  I feel it went very well. We had 7 divisions with 6 championship games. We had 4 Park City teams in championship games.  Two teams were successful in winning: 16U Tier 2 and 14U Travel.  That is not the only measuring stick we want to use, but it is still encouraging that our teams did so well!  On that note, I will be meeting with team coaches and managers over the next few weeks to reinforce our organization’s vision of development of all players at every level.

As a board, we are exploring ways to expose the great sport of hockey to more kids.   I have requested that we start a parent-run subcommittee to think of ways to get more kids interested in playing ice hockey.  Please contact myself or a board member if you are interested in being on this subcommittee.  Or, if you have any great ideas in this area, please pass them on to us.

A big thank you goes out to everyone who brought in used equipment this fall for our equipment swap.  We were able to provide almost $2,500 in used equipment to players and their families.   For those of you who donated all income from the sale of your equipment to our organization, we are extremely grateful for your donation!

As the Director, I am requesting to have only Yvette Connely, or team managers/coaches with Yvette’s approval, enter the PCIM cages at the Park City Ice Arena.  We have had a few thigs go walking out the door and we want to make sure that you all get what you actually ordered.  The equipment in the coach’s cage is for the teams to use during practice.  The teams are welcome to borrow these items, such as goalie equipment, etc., but we need to make sure it is returned after each practice so it is there for the next team to borrow.  Thank you for understanding.

This season, a 16U team member humbly received The Taylor Hagen Memorial Scholarship. Taylor, a team captain I coached in 2007-08, tragically took his life this year. We are hosting a mental health awareness night in January.   Taylor's mom, Cristie, and I feel his story could benefit young athletes facing the common challenges of adolescence and young adulthood while balancing school, athletics, family and friends.   We will keep you informed as we get more information on the program in January.

On a final note, a devoted Ice Miner’s parent, hockey enthusiast, referee and a wonderful advocate for our sport, Matt Brickley, is bravely battling stage 4 cancer. Please pray for him and his family through this difficult trial.

Again, we hope everyone is enjoying the hockey season so far.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to myself or any board member.

Go Ice Miners!

Mike Adamek

Mike Adamek

Hockey Director

Park City Ice Miners


by posted 11/17/2017
TRY HOCKEY FOR FREE - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 30


by posted 11/14/2017
3 V 3 YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2017


by posted 11/11/2017
LA KINGS HOCKEY CAMP - JANUARY 19-21, 2018

LA Kings Camp – Park City is being held at the Park City Ice Arena on 1/19-1/21. The 3 day camp for all mites, squirts, peewees, and bantams. The camp includes:

  1. 6 hours of on-ice instruction from LA Kings Alumni Derek Armstrong
  2. End-of-camp NHL Style scrimmage
  3. Personalized video analysis reviews for each player from Derek and the LA Kings Hockey Development staff
  4. NHL Chalk talks
  5. Camp Jersey
  6. Free raffle prizes and giveaways
  7. Camp awards ceremony

CAMP SCHEDULE:

January 19th, 2018:

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM Mite/Squirt Group Evaluation Session

5:15 PM - 6:45 PM PeeWee/Bantam Group Evaluation Session

January 20th, 2018:

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Mite/Squirt Group Power Skating/Skill Development Session

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM PeeWee/Bantam Group Power Skating/Skill Development Session

CAMP CHALK TALK

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Mite/Squirt Skill Development/Small Area Games/Situational Session

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM PeeWee/Bantam Skill Development/Small Area Games/Situational Session

January 21st, 2018:

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM Mite/Squirt Scrimmage & Awards Ceremony 

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PeeWee/Bantam Scrimmage & Awards Ceremony

*INDIVIDUAL VIDEO ANALYSIS WILL BE SENT OUT TO EACH REGISTRANT AFTER CAMP!*

For more information, please visit www.lakings.com/parkcity

 

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by posted 10/04/2017
THE STOP SIGN - WHY IS IT ON OUR NEW JERSEYS?

Hockey Culture Must Change if Concussion Problem is to be Solved

There’s no shortage of ideas on how to deal with the problem of concussions in hockey, but one thing is clear: Rules and education can only go so far. Taken from an article written in The Star in 2012, Mark Moore states that e-mails he gets from frustrated parents are more than he would like.  One from an exasperated parent whose child — more skilled than most of his peers — was continually hit, especially in the head. Another from a parent whose son sustained two concussions in a three-month period and, upon his return, didn’t get as much ice time as in his pre-injury days and lost his passion for the game.

Moore, who runs a hockey school with his brothers — former NHLer Steve and Maple Leafs Dominic — says many incidents he hears about are “disturbingly similar to the worst of what you see in the professional games and on TV.”  “It’s pretty sad,” he says. “We’ve had kids that were just incredible players and they have a couple of bad concussions and the player comes back to your program and you’re like, ‘Gosh, what happened to this kid? He’s not the same player; he’s not the same person.’”

Moore has his own concussion history: he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins but a concussion ended his career and he never played in the NHL. Like his brothers, he went to Harvard; he has also written two hockey books and has some ideas for reducing head injuries in the game.

The push to rid hockey of concussions has some experts harkening back to the success of the Safety Towards Other Players (STOP) program, widely credited for playing a significant role in reducing spinal injuries in minor hockey. “There’s no reason for minor hockey to sit around and wait for the pros to make changes,” Moore says.

The Safety Towards Other Players (STOP) Program began in Windsor, Ontario in 1999 in hopes of raising awareness of the dangers of checking-from-behind in hockey. Led by the Ontario Minor Hockey Association, the STOP Program is now mandatory in many hockey associations around the world.  The program involves putting a 3” S.T.O.P. patch which is worn on the center back of their jersey (both home and away). This Program sends a message to all players that the act of checking-from-behind is not accepted in the game of hockey, is extremely dangerous, and a cheap shot.  The overall values of safety and Fair Play are also an essential part of the Program.  If a player can read the stop sign right before they are getting ready to check a player, then they are too far behind the player to hit and should immediately STOP from hitting the opposing player from behind.  In addition, listed in USA Hockey Rule Handbook, Rule 608, checking from behind is prohibited.

USA Hockey - Rule 608 | Checking from Behind

(Note) Checking from Behind occurs when a check is delivered to a player directly from behind, or diagonally from behind.  The onus is on the player delivering the check to not hit from behind.  This includes body checking or pushing an opponent from behind in open ice or directly into the boards or goal frame. 

 (a) A minor plus a misconduct penalty, or a major plus a game misconduct penalty, shall be assessed for checking from behind.

(b) A major penalty plus game misconduct penalty shall be assessed to any player who injures an opponent, or causes them to go head first into the boards or goal frame, as a result of checking from behind.

(c) A match penalty shall be assessed for checking from behind in all instances when a player clearly checks an opponent from behind with excessive force while the opponent is in a vulnerable or defenseless position or the actions was deemed to be a deliberate attempt to injure and opponent.

Putting the stop sign on the back of the new Park City Ice Miner’s jerseys is another method to promote the program and awareness that checking from behind is not acceptable in hockey. “PCIM strives to provide the safest environment possible for all participants, especially players,” stated by the PCIM Board of Directors.  The STOP Program is part of PCIM’s continuing education that checking from behind is not tolerated.  Parents should be extremely enthusiastic about this program and help educate all players on their team as well as opposing teams what the STOP sign means. PCIM encourages parents and players to fully participate and embrace all aspects of the program implementation and spread awareness of this campaign to make our game even safer for all players.


by posted 09/30/2017

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