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Cheer on the Peterborough Petes Hockey Team This Weekend As They Play North Bay!

Catch all of the excitement of watching the team in their maroon and white home jerseys. If you are new to the area you might not know the Petes have produced many NHL players over the years. In fact, they have produced more National Hockey League players (150+) than any other junior team in the world. That is an amazing record.

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Notable alumni include Zack Kassian, Zach Bogosian, Eric & Jordan Staal, Chris Pronger, Steve Yzerman, Bob Gainey, Mike Ricci, and Tie Domi. The franchise has also been home to notable coaches/managers including Scotty Bowman, Roger Neilson, Mike Keenan, Gary Green, and Dick Todd. Dick recorded 500 career victories faster than any other coach in Major Junior A hockey, accomplishing the milestone in just 813 games.

Many loyal fans claim that the hockey team has put Peterborough on the map – giving the city a claim to fame within the hockey world. The Petes are nine-time OHL Champions, have the most Memorial Cup appearances for a franchise (8), and the most Memorial Cup final game appearances (6), both CHL records. The Peterborough Petes won the Memorial Cup Championship in 1979 and the city hosted the Memorial Cup tournament in 1996. It was a great event as the franchise was celebrating its 40th anniversary in the league.

Follow the team this weekend as they play North Bay in the Playoffs along with players stats on their website ‘Go Petes Go’ at http://gopetesgo.com/

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Celebrate Hockey Day in Downtown Millbrook at the Annual 4 on 4 Road Hockey Tournament on February 6, 2016!

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Artwork is courtesy of the Millbrook Times  – http://www.TheMillbrookTimes.ca

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If you have kids who want to play hockey – or your kids are grown and you miss watching the action of young players on the ice, Manvers Minor Hockey Association has just what you are looking for. Well trained coaches provide an environment where children can learn the importance of teamwork and improve their skill development in all aspects of the sport of hockey.

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Boys and girls who are under the age of 6 join at the Initiation level. Watching them is entertaining and will remind you what simple fun learning to skate and score can provide. Manvers Minor Hockey has leagues for all ages following Initiation. Tykes, Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam and Midget, Juvenile and Overage Juvenile provide fun and competition for those up to the age of 20.

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Manvers Arena and Community Centre

Manvers raises money to help keep the costs down for families through an annual raffle and also from hosting Pre-Teen Dances once a month. Dances are held monthly throughout hockey season. Admission is $6 and dances run from 7 to 10 pm. Looking for something to do once a month? Why not volunteer to be a parent chaperone? If you have more than 2 children in hockey, you are eligible for a ‘3rd Family Member Discount.’ And individual teams will also be involved in fundraising activities for their teams to attend tournaments.

 

Financial assistance is available through the Canadian Tire Jump Start Charity. More information can be found at http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do/want-to-apply.

Of course, sponsors also play a big role to help support the teams. Sponsors give of their time and money to the local community and you can help by doing business with the sponsors and taking a minute to tell them thanks for supporting the 2015/16 Manvers Minor Hockey Association:

  •  Adam Groves Snap-On
  • Boyer Chevrolet
  • Eric Staples Excavating
  • Gary’s Service Centre
  • Gourley Automotive
  • Hillview Motors
  • Kloepfer Insurance
  • Langmaid Electric
  • Markham Infiniti
  • McMillan’s Sporting Goods
  • Mike Clark Septic
  • Moyne’s Ford
  • Pontypool Country Market
  • Raymar Concrete Forming
  • Urban Landscape and Design

Finally, good coaches are always welcome! You can find the application forms and the schedules for all of the teams at http://www.manvershockey.com/

 

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