I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather and your time outside of the rink. A lot has been happening since the ice was removed from the Ed Burns Arena. With the recent elections, a new Arlington Hockey Club Board (AHC) was installed. I would like to personally thank Cindy Sheridan Curran (past President), Jim Carney (past Vice President), Kathy Femia (past Treasurer) Erin Pigott (past Secretary), Jeanne Kelly and Charlie Tomaszewski (past Christmas Tournament Directors) for their passionate commitment to serving Arlington's youth hockey players and families for the past seven years. Under their tireless leadership they grew the enrollment of the hockey program, increased the skill development of our player’s with the introduction of our Mite DevelopmentalProgram, In-House Program and Pro Ambition Skills, and helped teach our players the importance of giving back to the community through numerous volunteer efforts such as the Children’s Room Skate-A-Thon. The AHC Community is grateful to the countless hours they have invested in making this program stronger, more fiscally viable and for carrying on the tradition of great, competitive hockey in Arlington.
The new Board has been busily transitioning with the prior Board and attending to business so that we can begin Fall tryouts in two short months! We have re-drafted the mission statement to reflect our evolving and dynamic hockey community. We continue to emphasize the on-going development of our players and coaches and strive to offer as many opportunities for quality developmental and competitive hockey as fiscally possible. Below is the list of new Board Members and ourmission, goals and guiding principles.
The new Board consists of:
President - Gregg Malatesta
Vice President Intercity Travel Teams - Matt Mansfield
Director, In-House, Developmental and Instructional Hockey - Bill Kelly (previous Board Member)
Director, Girls Program – Robert Kelley
Treasurer - Kim Davies
Secretary - Mark Lombard
Registrar- Bruce Newell (previous Board Member)
To offer a high quality, affordable opportunity for kids to play hockey. AHC strives to provide age-appropriate and skill-appropriate player development and coaching. We strive to build solid foundational skills as part of our travel, developmental and in-house programs, which will enable us to have a strong, sustainable program year after year.
·Continuously improve player development
·Provide high quality coaching
·Increase family and community involvement
·Strengthen fund raising
AHC Guiding Principles
We look forward to a fun, action-packed hockey season as the 2014-15 enrollment numbers are very strong. If you have any questions, please contact me via phone or email. For now, pick up a glove, Frisbee or golf club and enjoy the outdoors!! See you in September!