If you plan to join your fellow EAJHA Hawks in the Gladstone 4th of July parade, you may order t-shirts from Northern Screen Printing or Becson's by the end of this week (6/26) to get them on time. Please consider joining us on the 4th to promote youth hockey in our area! We want to secure the future of hockey for years to come!
Please mark your calendars for the Gladstone 4th of July parade! We would love to have a sea of blue and gold Escanaba Hawks to show how awesome hockey is in our community! We will be handing out flyers and candy in hopes of bringing in new members to our amazing sport! Details will be forthcoming!
Attention talented artists! The EAJHA is considering a NEW LOGO and we need your help! The logo will potentially be used on new jerseys and merchandise. If your design is selected, you will win a nice new Escanaba Hawks hockey jersey with your name on the back! Please submit all ORIGINAL entries via mail or email by June 9th. Mail to: EAJHA PO Box 150, Escanaba, MI 49829 or email to email@example.com. Please share this post with your talented art students and artists friends!
Remember to mark your calendars for the EAJHA hockey banquet on Monday, March 23rd 6-8ish at the Escanaba H.S. cafeteria. Dress is casual and food and drink are provided. Bring a dessert for your team, if desired. Equipment and jerseys borrowed from EAJHA may also be turned in that night. We can also use a couple of volunteers. Questions? Call Kim 399-4501
The EAJHA Hockey Banquet is officially Monday, March 23rd from 6-8pm in the Escanaba High School cafeteria. Dress is casual and pizza and pop are provided, so just bring dessert for your team (if desired) and come join the fun! Questions? Call Kim @ 399-4501 All equipment and jerseys borrowed from EAJHA may be returned the night of the banquet.
Also, please remember to nominate Eskymo senior hockey players for scholarships (details found in EAJHA Board By-laws tab). Coach of the year nominations are also being accepted. Please drop all nominations off in the blue mail box in concessions. Thank you!
REMINDER: The season is quickly coming to an end and all borrowed equipment from Mike Borman in the EAJHA office or rented from the Pro Shop from Anita needs to be turned in to its respective places. EAJHA equipment may also be turned in at the banquet which is tentatively scheduled for 3/23. Thank you!
Also, we are now accepting nominations for scholarships to be awarded to Eskymo hockey seniors. Please turn nominations in to the blue mailbox in concessions. Details on the scholarships can be found under the 'EAJHA Board' tab under by-laws (scroll to almost the end).
Need to fulfill your volunteer hours? The last major opportunity to fulfill hours is at Peewee Districts Feb 13-15 at Wells Sports Complex. This event takes MANY volunteers and goes from Fri 4pm through Sunday at 4pm. We need 3 box workers and 2 goal judges for EACH game, 50/50 workers, bake sale donations (this is perfect if your team is out of town that weekend!), raffle table workers, team welcome sign makers, and kids' game workers. Please contact Kim if you'd like to help! 399-4501 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click on the Mites to Men Tab on the left of this page for the Mites to Men Pond Hockey tournament schedule. See you Saturday at Wells Sports Complex!!!
Volunteer Opportunities for the Mites to Men tourney include putting up divider boards Friday night after the high school game, Saturday: time keepers for each game, a crew to take boards down for ice cleaning, raffle tables, 50/50...Sign up sheets will be up on the fundraising board Thursday or go see Kim at the raffle table and we can find somewhere for you to help!
URGENT UPDATE: The pond hockey event and Mites Jamboree will now be on SATURDAY instead of SUNDAY at the Wells Sports Complex. This is a final change. The curling tourney has graciously given us the rink. Please share!! Watch the facebook pages or website for updates!!
After having an emergency board meeting tonight to discuss poor ice conditions and the possibility of moving the location of the event, we have had to make changes that directly impact the Mites to Men Pond Hockey tourney and the Mites Jamboree, but will be able to preserve the event. We were able to move the entire event indoors to the Wells Sports Complex in Escanaba, but the day would change to be a Saturday-only event. 3-game minimums will not change.
We greatly value the teams traveling from out of town to our event as well as our home teams and hope that you can switch gears for indoor 'pond hockey' on Saturday. We will continue to hold the event in pond hockey style with no goalies and using the boxes instead of nets. We have amazing raffle baskets, custom medals, and family fun all day long.
We agonized over making this change, but safety is of utmost importance to us. Please watch the facebook pages and website for scheduling news. Pond hockey is a state of mind and I am confident we can have a great time!
I know we are knee-deep in pond hockey this week, but looking to the future with Peewee Districts Feb 13-15, we would LOVE to feature your business in the form of a raffle basket and/or advertising! Please contact Kim 399-4501 to join in on this great event with 12 teams and their families from across the U.P.
Essential Pond Hockey Info and Dates (Volunteer Opportunities!!!):
Pond Hockey team raffle baskets and pond hockey team registrations need to be turned in by Tuesday night 1/27 at 7pm in the EAJHA office.We need to get team info turned in to Amy Sundquist for scheduling.
Monday 1/26: Volunteers needed at 6:30 to load up the tents and equipment needed to go to the pond hockey site. The more help we have, the easier it is!
Wednesday 1/28: Tent set up at 11:00 down at the pond hockey site. Please come down and help as this is a big job!
Thursday 1/29: Help needed to pick up rental equipment, plow and flood rinks as needed. If you have a skid steer,or plow and you can come down to help at any point (especially if we get snow), We have great need this year!
Friday 1/30: Table set up and registration. Opening ceremonies 6:30 and puck drop 7:00 pm. Help needed in raffle tent, 50/50 raffle, rink maintenance.etc.
Any questions: Call Kim 399-4501 or email@example.com
Totals are now in for the Viau's Meat Sale Fundraiser! You helped raise $1338.25 for our association! Not too shabby for our first time having this sale. Thank you to all who participated!
We have had some questions about pond hockey tourney scheduling, so here it comes...Friday: 6:30 opening ceremonies followed by 7pm games for all divisions except Mites (Mites has a Saturday-only Jamboree format this year). Saturday's schedule is TBA due to registrations continuing to roll in, BUT it is not an early morning start due to rink maintenance etc. Sunday is for championship games and wraps up by noon. Feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call/text at 399-4501. We can't wait to see you all at the tourney!
Sign-up sheets for IP and Women's Pond Hockey Teams are posted on the fundraising board outside of concessions. It is all for fun! No hockey skills (or talent) necessary! ;) Contact Kim with questions 399-4501
Fundraising meeting scheduled for this Tuesday at 6:30 in the EAJHA office. Pond hockey is coming and we need your help! Sign up on the board outside the office ASAP. EAJHA Monthly Board Meeting Wed at 7pm at the Wells Township Hall.
Here is a preview of this year's Mites to Men shirts! We are offering a camo hockey-style hoody with orange and black laces for $40, camo longsleeve for $25, and camo t-shirt for $20. Pre-order/pre-pay on your team registration form, or contact Kim email@example.com Orders can be taken at the event, but will be delivered later.
Please click on the 'Mites 2 Men Pond Hockey' tab on the left and simply open the printable registration document. Forms and payment may be turned in to the EAJHA Office or mailed to: EAJHA PO Box 150, Escanaba, MI 49929. Deadline is Monday, January 26th, so get your friends together, come up with a cool team name, and turn those forms in! Bring on the FUN!
Drum roll please...Wells Sports Complex now has coin-operated machines for the HEATERS above the stands! The machines are located by the lost and found outside of concessions. We tested them out tonight and they are sweet!!!
The Mites to Men Pond Hockey Tourney is our biggest fundraiser and is scheduled for Jan 30-Feb 1 on the bay in Escanaba. There will also be a Mites Jamboree on the pond the same weekend. These events take MANY PEOPLE to make them a success, so please think about what you can do to help your association. Information on volunteer positions is posted on the wall outside of the EAJHA office. Volunteering for this event counts toward fulfillment of your volunteer hours and taking on a specified position counts as 100% fulfillment of volunteer hours. The next fundraising meeting will be at 6pm in the EAJHA office on Thursday, December 4th. It cannot be stressed enough how much we need help preparing for the event--not just at the event itself!
A quick 2 weeks after pond hockey, EAJHA is also honored to be hosting the Peewee Districts at the Wells Sports Complex February 13-15, 2015. As you may be aware, it takes a village to host an event such as this and we want to represent our organization well. If you are interested in heading up a committee for this event, please call Kim 399-4501. Some volunteer opportunities for this event include: organizing raffle baskets, making creative and welcoming personalized items/signs for each team, 50/50 raffles, and much more.