Hounds parents, players and friends, Space City Ice is in need of volunteers this weekend (November 23/24) to help with ice removal. If you are available, please stop by the rink and lend a hand. If you have shovels or a wheelbarrel, please bring them along.
The following message is the latest information we've received on the status of the ice rink:
Dear SCIS Patrons,
The ice rink experienced a catastrophic mechanical failure which caused the ice surface to melt. The compressor is being re-built, and the ice is being taken down to re-level and re-paint. This should fix the problems we have been experiencing over the last few months with the ice floor.
There will be no skating and the ice rink will be closed throughSunday, December 1, 2013. We are tentatively planning to re-open on Monday, December 2nd. Please check our Facebook page for daily updates and photos of our progress.
A schedule for make-up hockey games, learn-to-skate classes, and Nutcracker Rehearsals will be sent out this weekend.
We look forward to seeing everyone back on the new improved ice surface soon.
Dear Hockey Families,
Did you know that the Hounds were the first association in Houston to implement USA Hockey’s player development model? We saw the value in increased ice and puck touches and the immediate benefits from putting it into effect. We continue to work towards growing and creating a better program for your children, a program that will better develop your player and keep the cost down for you the parent. Towards that end, BAHHA is in the process of procuring rink divider panels which are designed to quickly and easily divide the ice for our Cross-Ice programs such as Mini-Mite, Mite and Squirt practices as well as training clinics. These panels are costly, often running in the area of $6500-7500, but this does not deter us. We are actively seeking grant monies from TAHA and other sources and have enrolled in the Kroger Community Rewards program. This is where you, as a parent and lover of all things hockey, are instrumental. By selecting BAHHA under the Kroger Community Rewards for your Kroger Plus Card, Kroger will donate a percentage of your grocery purchase to BAHHA and we will use that money to help purchase the rink dividers. So we ask that you take just a moment of your time and follow the directions below to help us get started.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS SUPPORTERS:
All supporters must have a registered Kroger Plus card account online to be able to link their card to an organization.
Link your card at www.KrogerCommunityRewards.com.
If you have an existing account, click on “Sign In”, otherwise click on “Register”.
If you are a new online customer:
Once you have a Kroger.com account:
View your Rewards Details
Remember, you must swipe your registered Kroger Plus Card or use your Alt ID when shopping for each purchase to count.
Please encourage other family members to enroll their cards as well, the more people that participate the quicker we will reach our goal.
Thank you for your time and desire to build a better program!!
Becky Marshall, President
Hounds families came out in full force yesterday to watch Coach Mike Hopkins launch into space. It was a picture perfect launch for the Soyuz spacecraft as it blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome shortly before 4:00 pm CDT. Docking to the International Space Station occured about 6 hours later, and hatches were opened, welcoming Mike aboard the ISS, around 11:30 pm CDT. Mike will spend the next 6 months aboard the ISS as a flight engineer, helping perform various scientific research and maintenance tasks.
Thanks to all that came out to watch!
Be sure to follow Coach Mike on twitter: https://twitter.com/AstroIllini
...and train like an astronaut: https://www.facebook.com/trainastronaut
It's been a long summer at Space City Ice: major equipment repairs, repainting of the ice lines, rebuilding of the ice surface, last minute rescheduling of Hounds Day... but that was all a distant memory this past weekend as our Hounds took to the ice for their first games of the season. All of our Met teams (mite, squirt and peewee) were in action in front of a raucous SCIS crowd of Hounds parents, family and friends.
In Mite action, we had many new Hounds playing in their first ever hockey game. Our summer 5-week Try Hockey For Free Program was a huge success as for the first time, the Hounds have fielded three mite teams. Sophia Posey and Brodie Schnelle both played outstanding between the pipes making numerous saves. While scores are not kept at the mite level, just by stepping on the ice at this age all of these Hounds are winners.
Following the mite games, the Squirt Hounds took to the ice to face a team from Memorial City. While the Squirts suffered a 7-3 loss, they exhibited great promise in their opening day game. With only 2 returning players, this young team is full of talent and energy. Ethan Billingsley, Noah Dandeneau, and Ethan McLeod each had a goal and an assist in their very first game as Squirts. In his first game at Goalie, Brennan Gukhool showed tremendous grit and made many great saves against a strong Memorial City team.
In late game action, the Peewee Hounds fell in a hard fought game to the HERicanes by a close score of 2-0.
All of our Hounds Met teams will be in action again this coming weekend at Space City Ice. Additionally, our Bantam Travel team will be playing their first games of the regular season. Our three Mite teams lead off this weekend at 2:50pm on Saturday, followed by out Bantam Travel taking the ice at 4:00pm to battle the San Antonio Jr. Rampage. Following the bantams, the Squirt and Peewee Met teams will play teams from Sugarland at 5:40pm and 6:50pm respectively. The Bantam Travel team will close out their weekend series with the Jr. Rampage at 9:40am on Sunday at Space City Ice. Go Hounds!
The Hounds are excited to announce that the 5-week Try Hockey For Free program was recently featured in the Galveston County Daily News. This summers program has been a great success with 35 participants brand new to the sport. You can read the write up at the following link:
If you are interested in helping BAHHA with its mandate to develop youth hockey in the area, please consider volunteering to serve on the BAHHA Board of Directors. This is generally a two year term. If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org giving your name, phone number and any specific areas of interest. It is through your continued support and efforts that we can continue to make playing BAHHA hockey a great experience.
Midget Major - 2012-13 DSTHL Midget Major Gold Division Champions
Bantam - 2012-13 DSTHL Bantam Green Division Runners-up
Peewee - 2012-13 DSTHL Peewee Green Division Runners-up
Squirt - 2012-13 DSTHL Squirt Green Division Regular Season Champions
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