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  • Billings Amateur Hockey League
    Hello From The BAHL Office! Congrats to the Billings Squirt teams! It was a weekend of great hockey with a wonderful group of parents and volunteers. Our
    Message 1 of 92 , Feb 16, 2011
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      Hello From The BAHL Office! 


      Congrats to the Billings Squirt teams!  It was a weekend of great hockey with a wonderful group of parents and volunteers.  Our Billings Chirrick team skated to a second place finish with the Billings Coleman team finishing fourth in the MAHA Squirt A State Championship.


      On tap this weekend are two Bulls games!  Friday against Helena and Saturday they take on Missoula.  Both games begin at 7:30 pm.  Also this weekend is our Peewee B team with two games on Saturday 9:30 am and 2:45 pm.  It will be a somewhat quiet weekend at Centennial.


      Your Age Group Director or Team Manager forwarded a link to you earlier this week.  This link will take you to our BAHL Membership Survey.  This is a very important survey that we need every family to take a few minutes to complete.  The survey will be available until February 28th.  A summary of survey results will be available at our BAHL Annual Meeting April 5th.  In case you missed it, here is the link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GP72MCY


      BAHL Registration:


      New for next season:  Online Registration!  The BAHL will now handle all registrations through an online registration system.  This will make your registration much simpler, save a lot of paper and make it easier for the league to track the necessary information for each player.  With this registration system, you will make a personal log-in where you can view your account at any time, make payments, etc.  This new system will also take the place of our current Yahoo Group for emailing.  Everyone that registers will provide an email address which I will use to communicate with you – this way no one misses out on information pertinent to your group!  We hope to have this system ready to go by April 1st which is when we will start accepting registrations for next season.  More specific information on the system will be available in March and will include your registration information for next season.


      Zero Tolerance:


      Just a reminder to every BAHL member, coach, player and official:  We are a Zero Tolerance association with a focus on our players, your children.  Their enjoyment in the game of hockey is the goal of the BAHL and I hope is a common goal for all groups in our association.  We are in the state championship stage of the season which can be a very exciting time where emotions run full-out.  Please support your skater in every way possible through the end of this season.  If you find yourself, or your neighbor, getting too excited with their comments and/or actions, take a walk outside to cool off, asking your neighbor to join you and remember your skater wants you to enjoy his or her game as well.


      School Out Schedule:


      School District 2 is not in session February 17 and 18, next Thursday and Friday.  So the arena will hold some extra public skate sessions and “stick n’ puck” sessions those days. 


      February 17 and 18:

      Stick n’ Puck:  11:00 am-12:00 pm

      Public Skate:  12:00 – 2:00 pm


      COST:  $5.00 for any of the sessions.  Skate rental is included in this fee for any of the sessions.

      Stick n’ Puck:  Just what it sounds like!  A chance to skate with your stick and puck.  Helmet, gloves, stick is required.  Full gear is not necessary.  These sessions are open to ALL ages.

      Member Feedback Schedule:

      This next week is when you will have the opportunity to talk directly with BAHL Board members about your age division – this is a great time to bring suggestions for improvement, compliments on the season, etc.  This is not the time to bring out a grievance or discuss another parent, player, coach or official.  If you have a serious issue that needs handling, please direct it privately to a board member or myself.

      February 22:  Varsity @ 4:45 pm; Squirts @ 6:00 pm

      February 23:  Mites @ 6:30 pm; U16 @ 7:45 pm

      February 24: Peewee Travel @ 7:15 pm, U15 House @ 8:30 pm

      Until next week!


      Chandra Picicci

      Director, Billings Amateur Hockey League

      Centennial Ice Arena




    • Billings Amateur Hockey League
      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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