The Week Ahead
Palace Ice Time:
You may have noticed in your Crossbar account that we now have practices scheduled on Wednesdays at 6:00PM starting next week (1/11), through February. These practices will be at the Palace outdoor rink (this is a refrigerated rink), here is the address:
781 Palace Ave, St Paul, MN 55102
We will be sharing the ice with all four Mite 1 teams and are aiming to keep these practices informal and we'll be mostly scrimmaging. There is a warming house at the adjacent rec center, but I cannot guarantee that it will be open. Thus I would recommend your child arrives with their hockey gear on, so they only have to put skates, helmets, and gloves on when they arrive. There are benches at the rink, but space is a bit limited. Also, I recommend you bring ear coverings and gloves for under their hockey gloves.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Just as a reminder, each family has to volunteer for 15 hours for the Capitals during the season or pay the $500 buyout. This weekend is the Squirt Ice Breaker tournament. There are tons of open shifts for concessions, book or time. If you have never worked book or time before, there are great people around to help, plus you get to watch a hockey game.
Please check the volunteer link under your account.
If you have any questions please let me know.
First Game - this Saturday 9:00AM @ the Lumberyard
The kids have been asking when we will play another association. We have setup a game this Saturday at 9:00AM at the Lumberyard in Stillwater. The Huskies will faceoff against MVI. The plan is to host MVI later in January in St Paul.
Please have your skater arrive 15 minutes early to make sure everyone has time to get ready and be on the ice at 9:00.
Note: with the game, there will be no practice on Saturday at 2:10
Please let me know if your skater will not attend.
Have a great week.
Schedule Change - Sunday
Schedule change Sunday, the game is now 11:40. Additionally we have the ice for a second hour afterward. This provides extra time to take down the boards and lets the kids have some extra fun. The second hour is completely optional.
If anyone is available to help setup the boards Sunday, it would be appreciated.
We have another scrimmage with the other Mite 1's scheduled for this Sunday (8:10 AM). Please let me know if your skater would be interested in trying out goalie and we will get them outfitted before the game(s).
Also, if it doesn't work this weekend, I will have the goalie gear for the remainder of the season and anyone is welcome to give it a try during practice or another scrimmage.
Volunteer Shifts - this weekend! / Spruce Top Sales / Pizza Sales
The Capital Cup is this weekend at Charles Schulz Arena. There are a ton of open shifts and they need help. Plus this is a great way to get volunteer hours.
Additionally, this Saturday from 10-4 will be the first Spruce top sales day. No preorders necessary. Just show up and choose what you want. Cash or check only. Must purchase a minimum of 10 bundles per family to meet requirement. Spruce tops will also be sold the following Saturday 10-4. These are the only two dates.
Pizza sales update!
Orders are due 12/12. Follow instructions on website.
This year we will only be offering pizzas. Breadsticks, etc. will not be offered. Pizza prices have also gone up. $11 for cheese and $13 for all other pizzas.
Let me know if you have any questions,
Mite 1 Huskies: Need a different jersey size / Practice Locations
Sunday was really fun watching the kids play, I know my son had a great time.
Please let me know if you child needs a larger jersey size and what their current jersey number is. If you can get this to me by the end of the week, that would be helpful. We are working with the Capitals organization to help fix this.
Note: Saturday we are at Drake and Sunday at Pleasant for practice.
Welcome to the Huskies – Updates and Information
Welcome to the Huskies. Coach Michael, Tony, and I are excited about this season. I’m Victor’s dad, the manager for the team, and help out on the ice when needed. It has been fun with the kids on the ice so far!!
Couple of quick updates:
• Jerseys and socks: Will have them at the rink and hand out prior to photos
• Pictures are this Saturday @ 10:00 in the room at the South end of the South Rink (look for the Pitch Perfect sign)
o Have your player dressed in all their gear except helmet and skates
o You don’t need to fill out any forms for pictures. You will receive a QR code and emails to order pictures at a later date
o Practice is immediately following pictures
• First scrimmage is this Sunday. We will play the other Mite 1 teams in several cross-ice games.
o If anyone would like to try goalie, we have the gear!! Please let me know.
o If any parent has helped set-up the cross-ice boards or would like to learn, your help would be greatly appreciated.
o We plan to have in-house scrimmages a couple times a month
• Later in the season, we will look into playing a non-Capitals team or participate in a Mite 1 Jamboree
• November Ice: make sure you look at the schedule closely - we will skate at Drake and Pleasant in addition to Highland.
Please reach out to me if you have any questions and need anything.
Michael Morrell4 months ago
Hi Team - A few notes regarding this upcoming weekend:
1) On Saturday the Mite 1's have an extra hour of ice immediately following our 8:10 practice. We will hold a typical practice for the first hour and the second hour will be optional open hockey for anyone who wants to stick around.
2) On Sunday we have a scrimmage scheduled against Mahtomedi. Please let me know if your skater is interested in playing goalie for this game.