To all of our North Penn Ice Hockey families -
These have certainly been troubling times. To those families that have suffered extreme financial challenges and/or health challenges, we all hope that your situations improve quickly. The leaders of North Penn Ice Hockey continue to manage contingency plans and make arrangements for a return to our ice hockey program. These are dynamic times, with updates and changes announced almost daily. All of us are experiencing the interruption to normal routines, and many miss the social interactions and financial stability of jobs and school. We remain sensitive to all of these concerns, and are doing all we can to operate within the constraints we face.
This note is brief and is meant to provide you with quick and succinct updates regarding our program. At any point, please feel that you have an open invitation to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.
Banquet - Unfortunately there will not be any banquet this Spring (for obvious reasons). We are all devastated that we are unable to host this beautiful, closing event that highlights our wonderful season. We are planning to produce a virtual banquet presentation video in mid-May that will have a host of NPIHA leaders reflecting on the season, presenting awards and special recognition. Stay tuned for that to be released in mid-May.
Spring League - The Spring League has officially been cancelled. Any families that submitted payment for Spring League will receive a separate communication and will receive a full refund.
Learn to Play - Unfortunately, like so many other programs, our Learn to Play program is being indefinitely postponed. Follow our website for updates as soon as we can make revised plans.
2020-2021 Registration and Tryouts - Our board has worked hard to simplify the registration for this upcoming season. Our entire registration process will be online from our Website. We are finalizing the details for next season's registration and will make this available later in May. We will be having all tryouts in September (dates TBD). This is a change for Middle School teams which traditionally have tryouts in the Spring.
Uniforms - We will be in touch with regards to uniform ordering for those players that need any uniform pieces.
Until we gather again ....some thoughts....
We will lace them up again. We will skate again. We will coach again.
Soon, we will be stepping out from behind the screens, windows and doors of our homes.
We will look each other in the eye - - instead of the camera.
It's just a matter of time, but until then....stay healthy, stay strong and stay positive.
Remember, tough times don't last forever. Tough people do.
Please let me know if there is anything the North Penn Ice Hockey can do for you. I hope to see you soon. Stay safe and healthy.
To all of our members -
As we have all learned to deal with the results of this pandemic, the North Penn Ice Hockey Board has put together a Youtube video that we hope will bring some closure to the 2019-20 season. We are sad that we could not host the banquet in April, so we turned to some fun internet distancing and produced the following video. Enjoy and we expect to see you back on the ice really soon.
Our mission is to sponsor and promote a youth ice hockey program for the students of the North Penn School District and provide leadership for the development of good character. The program strives to be one of the premier ice hockey programs in the area while making no sacrifice to scholastic achievement. To engrain in its participants that high levels of achievement in scholastics and academics go hand in hand and to develop and strengthen a sense of fair play.
This week's Knight of the Week is #22 defenseman Tommy Boyle. Tommy helped lead the Knights to a 10-0 win over CR North this past week. Tommy had one goal and four assists and it was the four assists that were most impressive. Missing two of the team's top defenseman Tommy set the tone from the beginning with great passing coming out of our zone. Congratulations Tommy! Come see the Knights play this Thursday at 7:10 at Hatfield Ice in a battle for first place
Thanks everyone for supporting our Designer Bag Bingo night fundraiser!
North Penn Ice Hockey has many activities and opportunities where we could use your help. If you are interested in being a board member, a team representative, assisting in Night with the Knights, Senior Night, please let us know. If you love social media, like taking pictures, can organize an event, we need you.
It's really not hard and we would love to have you.
Please contact any of the board members on our contact page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org