What Hockey is all about!, News (Northumberland Minor Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
What Hockey is all about!
Submitted By Michelle Brown on Tuesday, November 19, 2019
There have been many heated hockey stories and debates in the news over the past week.  Several discussions have been contentious and divisive.  That is not what hockey is all about!

Hockey is about inclusion, community, and teamwork.  It is about physical wellbeing, camaraderie, and fun. Hockey is about family!

Our Nighthawks Association supports and encourages all of these wonderful things.  We pride ourselves on our community involvement, our player development and our level of fun while playing the game we all love.

Our Lorenz Conveying Products Minor Bantam AA is one of our outstanding teams that lives and breathes hockey's core values.  Their team story, perfectly sums up what hockey is all about!

This group of 13 year old boys, along with their coaching staff can honestly be best described as family.

IMG_9912.JPGFrom the beginning, this squad embraced the value of team bonding and before their season even started, they spent their summer getting to know each other off the ice.  They held their own Summer Training Camp, where they spent the weekend, training, eating, swimming, and relaxing together.  They got the opportunity to learn more about each other, create new and solidify old friendships.

IMG_9911.JPG This season we have seen the Minor Bantams whole heartedly embraced community involvement!  They have volunteered at Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank, helping to collect and sort food for one of our local food drives.  

They embraced 6year old Lucy VanLaar by hosting a bake sale and collecting Loonies for Lucy at their home games during Childhood Cancer month. Afterwards the team gathered to present Lucy and her family with all of the proceeds raised by the Nighthawks.


Despite an upsetting and unfortunate cancellation of their own home Justin Williams Tournament division, they were still found at the arena cheering on and clapping off their younger Minor Peewee counterparts as they captured their first tournament victory!  Their level of sportsmanship during what was a disappointing time for them was impressive!

IMG_9910.JPGWhen the boys learned that the Northumberland Bulldogs Special needs hockey team was having their home opener and calling for all fans to attend - they came out and supported.  They donned the gold Nighthawks jerseys and sat unified as a team along the glass to cheer on the Bulldogs, before they joined them on the ice for congratulatory high fives afterwards.IMG_9915.JPG

Most recently, the Minor Bantams joined forces with the Behan Construction Minor Midget AA's and the Cobourg Cougars to assist the Salvation Army with their Santa Claus Parade food drive.  They proudly wore their jerseys along with Christmas hats, greeted the parade watchers and collected the food donations.  They represented the Nighthawks in fine fashion while supporting an admirable cause in our community.



This group of kids, along with their coaches are most definitely, by all definitions; a family.  They are the epitome of what a team should look like - brothers on and off the ice.  

You will regularly see this group getting together for team dinners, trips to Dairy Queen, taking in a Cobourg Cougars game, doing additional dry land training and even trick or treating together.  Their relationships extend well beyond the arena and their outstanding community spirit has brightened our association and Northumberland as a whole.

The Minor Bantams are exactly what hockey is all about! They are young men learning about the merit of belonging and the value of giving back.  Playing games, working hard and developing the physical skills of hockey is a part of it all, but the most important piece that they are unfolding are these kind, considerate and inclusive traits that will last them their lifetime.

.IMG_9914.JPGIMG_9913.JPGIMG_9916.JPG
This article has been viewed 2314 times.
View AllOur Sponsors
  • Lorenz Conveying Products
  • Lakeridge Chrysler
  • Skylight
    
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Northumberland Minor Hockey on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 28
    Jul
    Organization
    Members of good standing are invited to attend this years AGM to discuss the 2021/2022 season, review our financial reports, vote on the By Law amendments (see below) and to elect your the next Executive Committee. AGM will be on Wednesday August ...
  • 12
    Jul
    Organization
    Many thanks to all the individuals whom have accepted their nominations for next season's Executive Committee, especially after the challenging season we just endured. Please have a look at the listed nominees and review the bios that have been ...
  • 21
    Jun
    Organization
    The NMHA Annual General Meeting that was scheduled for this Wednesday June 23 has been postponed until late July. Please stay tuned for further details, date to be announced in the coming weeks.
  • 08
    Jun
    Organization
    It's your last chance to NOMINATE-Executive Nomination Form an individual or yourself  for the 2021-22 Executive  Committee.  The deadline for nominations is tomorrow - Wed June 9th @ 11:30pm The NMHA's Executive Committee serves a very important ...
  • 06
    Jun
    Organization
    Happy Beautiful Sunday! I know that hockey has been shelved towards the backs of your minds right now, the weather couldn't be better and it truly seems that we are on our way to the better side of what has been a very difficult year. While we ...
  • 26
    May
    Organization
    There's still time to join or NOMINATE an individual for the 2021/22 Executive  Committee. The NMHA's Executive Committee serves a very important role in our organization. This group of dedicated volunteers; oversee the daily operations of our ...
  • 20
    May
    Organization
    The NMHA would like to congratulate our newest coach for the 2021/22 season: U10AE - Rachel Metcalfe Other AE Coaches are: U9 Development - Jacob Taylor U11AE - Kevin Cork U15AE - Kevin Metcalfe
  • 10
    May
    Organization
    NMHA AGM is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday June 23 @6pm.  This date could change depending on when the current Provincial Lockdown is removed and the facilities are able to re-open. If you have a By-Law Amendment you would like to submit, ...
Printed from northumberlandminorhockey.com on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 9:42 AM