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  • Billings Amateur Hockey League
    Hello From The BAHL Office! Howl-O-Ween was a huge success and thanks to the Billings Bulls & Oz Fitness players and coaches, 5,000 flyers were distributed to
    Message 1 of 92 , Nov 4, 2010
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      Hello From The BAHL Office! 


      Howl-O-Ween was a huge success and thanks to the Billings Bulls & Oz Fitness players and coaches, 5,000 flyers were distributed to trick-or-treaters this past Saturday and Sunday.  Our next sessions of learn to skate and learn to play will begin after Thanksgiving, so this was a great opportunity to spread some hockey excitement!


      Please remember that the remaining balances of player fees are now due.  On that note, the Board has finalized the scholarship process for this season.  If you or someone you know is looking for assistance with a portion of their fees or wanting to register for our house program but the cost is keeping them from contacting us, please let them know that scholarship help is available.  An application is required.  Please contact the league office to receive the application.


      Holiday Parade:


      The BAHL is going to have an entry in the Downtown Billings Holiday Parade on Friday, November 26th.  Your involvement is requested (and needed)!  There are many ways to get involved in this activity!  We will need the following donations:  a quiet generator, cardboard boxes to build our “set”, boxes of various sizes wrapped in Christmas paper, 2 small recliners (large, or overstuffed recliners will not fit), Christmas lights, monetary assistance to help cover the cost of other supplies (any amount is appreciated) and last but not least, hockey players and figure skaters to walk next to and ride on the float!  We will also need a handful of adult volunteers to walk with the float as required by the parade rules. 


      Connie Murphree and Amber Guge have volunteered to oversee this event.  If you are interested in helping or have some items to donate, please get in touch with me (or them directly, if you have their contact info).


      Wreath Fundraiser:


      This fundraiser is in full swing and many of you have commented on how many wreaths that have already been sold!  If you have not yet received the information on our wreath fundraiser, please contact your Age Group Director, Team Manager or myself in the league office.  This fundraiser started October 25th and will continue to November 12th.  All orders must be turned in to the league office by November 12th to be included in our November 30th delivery date. Remember that $10.00 of every wreath sold is credited to your skater’s account or a refund check will be issued if your fees are already paid in full.  There is no limit to the number of wreaths that a player can sell and your player gets a $10.00 credit for every item sold!


      Mentor Program:


      I left out a vital piece of information last week when I introduced this program.  This program is designed by USA Hockey who sets the standards for us to follow – one of these standards is that mentor’s must be a minimum of 13 years of age.   


      BAHL Board Meeting:


      This Monday, November 8th @ 6:00 pm will be the BAHL Board meeting.  Remember that two significant items will be reviewed during this meeting:  for the first hour of the meeting comments will be taken on the proposed changes to the Mite, Squirt and Peewee divisions as outlined in my last email.  Also on Monday is the deadline for submitting a proposal to operate a hockey shop in the arena. 


      Website Update:


      Now available for viewing on the website – a few of the photos taken during the ADM clinic.  There is a new page to our website “Photos”, which is at the bottom of the navigation bar on the left of the website.  If you see a picture of your child posted but do not wish to have them available on the website, please let me know right away and I will remove the picture (s).  This was a fantastic day of skating fun for the players and coaches alike –


      Available Ice:


      The arena has plenty of available ice for purchase if your team is wanting some additional practice time or to invite a team in for a game or two.  Call or email me if you are interested in what dates are available.


      Until next time!


      Chandra Picicci

      Director, Billings Amateur Hockey League

      Centennial Ice Arena




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      Hello From The BAHL Office! Ice looks great, the arena looks great and the number of skaters on the ice has been good this week. One more week of our
      Message 92 of 92 , Sep 20, 2012
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        Hello From The BAHL Office! 


        Ice looks great, the arena looks great and the number of skaters on the ice has been good this week.  One more week of our September schedule which is mainly drop-in sessions and then we move to our October practice schedule.  Don’t forget that you can view the arena schedule at any time through our website at www.centennialicearena.net, just choose the “view schedule” tab on the left side of the page. 


        Do you have a skater who is at least 16 years of age?  Does this skater need or want a job during the hockey season?  The arena is hiring for skate guards to help during public skate this season.  We will work around travel team schedules.  Send the office an email if you or your skater is interested.


        Peewee Tryouts:


        This weekend is the Peewee Travel Team tryout sessions:  Saturday @ 7:00 pm, Sunday @ 10:00 am and Sunday @ 5:00 pm.  Peewee parent meeting will be held during the Sunday 5:00 pm session.  Remember that your skater needs to attend two of the three sessions.


        Public Skate:


        Our regular season public skate sessions start this weekend!  Saturday and Sunday afternoon 1:00-2:45 pm both days.  Next week our Tuesday and Thursday noon sessions start as well (12:00-1:45 pm both days).




        Ostby Orthodontics will offer a free mouthguard fitting which includes a free mouthguard on Sunday, October 7th 3:00-5:00 pm.  This fitting will take place at their heights office which is across Wicks Lane by Wal-Mart.  All BAHL and Learn to Play skaters are welcome to take advantage of this offer!

        Rental Equipment:


        Did you miss our equipment date yesterday for the first session of Learn to Play?  Cristina will be available on Saturday during the Learn to Play session at 12:00 to fit your skater.  Please send me an email if you are in need of equipment to get started for this first session. 


        Mite and Squirt players who need equipment for this season – we will schedule an equipment date for later in October to get you covered.


        Registration Discount:


        Help grow the BAHL Girls Program by bringing another girl to the BAHL.  Earn a $50 reduction in your player fees for EVERY girl that registers (and pays) with the BAHL this season.  There is no limit to the number of female players you get credit for! 


        Dates to Remember:


        September 22/23:  Peewee Travel Team tryouts

        September 22/23:  Learn to Play and Learn to Skate starts

        October 7:  Mouthguard fitting 3:00-5:00 pm @ Ostby Orthodontics

        October 7:  Referee Clinic

        October 12:  First Bulls home game vs Yellowstone Quake

        November 3/4:  Coaches Clinic

        November 3:  Try Hockey Free Day 3:00-4:30 pm




        Keep up to date with current happenings and both BAHL and arena news by becoming a fan of the BAHL’s Facebook page.  Search for Billings Amateur Hockey League to find us or click on the Facebook link on our website!


        Until next week!


        Chandra Picicci

        Director, Billings Amateur Hockey League

        Centennial Ice Arena




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