News and Announcements
The Nanaimo Clippers are putting together a U18/U16 team for the upcoming Junior Spring Hockey League competing April-June. The JSHL is a great opportunity for Saanich Minor Hockey players to come out and develop as a player as well as getting NCAA/BCHL exposure. Below is a link including more information as well as how to register for our upcoming February 18th skate.
(Please see other posting for U18)
The document u16_Invite.docx was attached to this post.
SMHA Bantam T1 was honored to be a part of the opening night marquee match-up against Ridge Meadows, where a tribute was made to Noah Trulsen, Ridge Meadows Minor Hockey Association’s 2019 Hometown Hero. Noah was a RMMHA alumni who tragically passed away this past fall while playing the game he loved the most. He was only 22yrs old. Part of the proceeds of this tournament were donated to the Noah Trulsen Scholarship for the Trades that will be awarded to graduating RMMHA players who enroll in post-secondary education in the trades.
Congratulations to the Atom Female team for winning bronze at the Cowichan Valley Atom Female Tournament Jan 2,3.
Saanich Midget C5 took home a second tournament Gold this weekend at the Juan de Fuca Bricklok Tournament. The Braves finished round robin play in first place with 3 wins then edged out JDF C4 in the semi’s. C5 went on to play for Gold in a nail biter vs. JDF C1, scoring 5 goals in the third period for a 5-4 win. C5’s first tournament gold was in Oceanside in November.
The Saanich Minor Lacrosse Association registration is now open. The link is registration tab can be located at:
Why Play Lacrosse?
Lacrosse is Canada’s National game. It’s the fastest game on two feet!
It’s a great physical conditioner. Running speed and stamina are well rewarded in the game of lacrosse!
It develops agility and good hand/eye co-ordination.
Develops discipline over emotion.
Hockey scholarships are tough to get with so many players, but box lacrosse players from Canada are at a premium in the U.S.
380 Colleges and Universities in the U.S. offer a men’s lacrosse program and 195 offer a women’s program.
Hockey coaches say they can identify a lacrosse player in their midst. Tenacious, fearless and tough – with really soft hands. Their ability to handle traffic in front of the net sets them apart from other players.
If you want to be a better hockey player then lacrosse has to be your summer sport!
The Relationship Between Hockey and Lacrosse
“… Lacrosse was the key in the development of the greatest scorer in hockey history.”
Quote from Walter Gretzky on his son Wayne Gretzky