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Welcome to Holy Name Hockey

Holy Name Youth Hockey provides an environment where all players have the opportunity to develop a long-term passion and appreciation for ice hockey through individual skill development, teamwork, competitive play and camaraderie.

While games are great fun, practice and core-hockey skill development are the keys to a hockey player's improvement and advancement in the game. Priority will be placed on improving our players' skills through multiple touches, effort and proper technique. We hope to accomplish this by emphasizing good coaching at every level, running efficient and fast-moving practices, and focusing on individual-skill development. Again, we want what is best for your children during the season, and this usually happens when they are appropriately challenged but also given frequent opportunities for on-ice success. 
 
“The highest priority is to plan a practice so exciting and constructive that players can’t wait for the next practice." --Jack Blatherwick
 
Holy Name Youth Hockey
P.O. Box 4692 Springfield, MA 01101
Picture Time!!!

Holy Name families,
 
Please take a moment to read this email. It is lengthy but has important information regarding the 2019-20 player / team pictures.
 
Team pictures will take place starting next week (schedule below).
 
*** EVERY TEAM WILL BE WEARING THEIR WHITE UNIFORMS FOR THE TEAM PICTURES.***
 
Mini-Mites will wear their assigned team uniform color. 
 
This year we are taking a different direction with pictures. All pictures will be taken off-ice and edited together to make a team picture. This will reduce the waste of expensive ice time and give players multiple opportunities to have their picture taken. The photographer, Greg Wood, comes very highly regarded and photographs many local teams. 
 
ALL PLAYERS AND COACHES WILL NEED TO HAVE THEIR PICTURE TAKEN IF THEY WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THE TEAM PICTURE. IT IS FREE OF CHARGE TO HAVE A TEAM PICTURE PHOTO TAKEN. **Again, all of the individual pictures will be edited together to make the team photo.** 
 
If you would like to purchase individual photos they are $35 for the digital rights. If you purchase the pictures, you will receive the digital files for a close up, a full length, a profile image (with name and number) and the team photo. After the photos are completed (2-3 weeks), each team will have a link where they can download their images or purchase prints. Families will be able to print or post their player's photos wherever they wish.  MPix.com, Nationsphotolab.com and Shutterfly.com are all great, inexpensive print labs open to the general public. Costco, CVS and Walmart also offer affordable photo printing.  
 
Parents can pre-pay by following the instructions in this link or you have the option to pay with cash/check the day of the photos.
 
LINK: gwpsports.pixieset.com/2019HNH  
 
INSTRUCTIONS:
Click the link (above), choose "open", click the image of the form and then look for the shopping cart icon.  Click the shopping cart icon, select the prepay option, view cart and checkout. Extra forms will be available with the photographer at the rink. In the link (above) is the pdf of the form as well, if families would like to print it at home, it would speed up the process at the rink.
 
It is recommended to follow the schedule provided below, however, if a player or coach can not make their team's scheduled day or time (sick, vacation, etc.), they can get their picture taken during ANY of the other times posted.
 
Tuesday 10/15
4:00pm Mite C (Dubois)
4:30-5:30pm - Open session - Any player or coach can get photos taken
 
Wednesday 10/16
4:00pm Squirt C (Tabb)
4:45pm PeeWee A (Sousa)
4:45pm Squirt A(Musa)
5:30pm Squirt A (Chianciola)
 
Thursday 10/17
4:00pm Mite A (Orszulak)
4:30pm Squirt Independent (Orszulak)
5:00pm - PeeWee A (Bousquet)
5:45pm PeeWee Independent (Orszulak)
6:15pm Bantam (Whittier)
 
Friday 10/18
4:00-6:30pm All Mini-Mites (Before and after practice)
 
Monday 10/21
4:00pm Mite C (Musa)
4:30pm Mite B (Bates)
5:30pm Squirt B (Genovese)
5:30pm PeeWee B (Begley)
 
Wednesday 10/23
4:00pm Mite B (Chianciola)
4:30pm Mite B (Silva)
5:30pm Squirt C (Root) & Make-ups / Open session - Any player or coach can get photos taken
 
Learn to skate / Learn to play will have photos taken at a later date in November.
 
ALL PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN IN THE CORNER OF RINK 3 BY THE ENTRANCE.
 
All of the information and the schedule will also be added to the HN website.
 
Thank you,
 
Holy Name Hockey


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The ADM is USA Hockey’s nationwide player-development program for youth hockey associations. It’s based on age-appropriate, age-specific competition and training for boys and girls, beginning with their first steps onto the ice and carrying them through age 18 and beyond. The ADM places a heightened emphasis on skill development and long-term athlete development principles, providing a blueprint for the best possible youth hockey experience. Put simply, it’s doing what’s best for kids. 

Please visit http://www.admkids.com/ to continue to learn more about this new player-development program


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