Welcome to 2022! COVID is running through the rink again as we experience another surge in the pandemic. Hopefully this latest variation will burn out and we can finally put it behind us.
I’m able to skate on non-Chemo weeks yet and appreciate the encouragement from my hockey friends. My last treatment is January 24th and I’ll be back to top speed (still slow) by Playoffs!
Speaking of playoffs! The EHL will run a round robin again for the last five games of the season. They are not scheduled yet as we have a battle between Budtenders and Lockhart for third place. The rest of the standings are likely to hold. It is great to see that most of the games are fairly even. Congrats to Gooners for handing Frozen their first loss! (sorry Ty, had to share)
To qualify for playoffs the player must have played in eight regular season games. We allow pulling subs from within the league, but after the January 9th games the roster are frozen. Now new players can be added.
For drop in hockey we are running just one sheet a week currently due to competition from the leagues and other skates. Thanks to all who have helped me keep the one sheet going. Guys like Rouse and Daly have pulled in skaters to keep us going. Appreciate you guys! We have ice this Wed at 8 pm and the following week we get back to Fridays.
Log into www.app.perfectskate.com once you are Registered. Buy a Credit. You can use the coupon code “cash” if you want to pay at the rink. Book a skate with your Credit. We cap at 22 is the plan. For the first time in a long time we had some extra skaters slip through and skate, but we are holding at 22 still. I’ve fixed the problem. The site should be keeping you logged in now, which will help save you time and hassle. My developer is recovering from COVID, but we have the new system which will be super easy and more useful in coming months. It is amazing what you can do with database technology now.
For those interested in some outdoor ice. Doan’s Winter Classic is happening again in February. We cap that at 24 skaters and four goalies. Get on the email list here: https://gears.beer/doans-winter-classic/ to be updated on ice times. Doan needs help this Saturday at 9:30 am to finish the rink. Then games will be made available as weather permits. Last year we enjoyed over eight games on the rink. If you have not check it out, visit that link to see pics. What an awesome setup! Thanks Jimmy!!
Condolences to the (Shaggy) McGrath family for their loss.
That is it for now!
If you have read this much, you are an exceptional hockey player!!
See you on the ice!