While a looming NHL lockout concerns many about Canada's game, fans of all ages continue to enjoy the excitement of minor hockey in rinks across the nation.
September 22-23, 2012
Huskies Winners On and Off Ice
While a looming NHL lockout concerns many about Canada's
game, fans of all ages continue to enjoy the excitement of minor hockey in
rinks across the nation. At their home of Chedoke Arena this past
weekend, the Hamilton Huskies Minor Hockey Club, better known recently as the
Hamilton Reps, re-awakened their historic brand by hitting the ice wearing
their new name. Hosting nine home games to officially launch their season
during the appropriately-named “Huskies Days”, players at both AA and AAA
levels competed against league rivals while playing for what’s on the front of
their jerseys not on their backs. The two-day event saw
arena-goers experience a renewed feeling of excitement as the Hamilton
Huskies' Hockey Club re-launched its iconic name from 22 years ago as it was
originally founded in 1971. The organization extends sincere thanks to
local manufacturer of customized team gear, Niko Apparel, as they played a
significant contributory role in the days’ events with their display and
available purchase of Hamilton Huskies Spirit Wear.
As the players donned black armbands over their home
jerseys, the organization also recognized and respectfully honoured long-time
dedicated Hamilton Huskies’ volunteer Mr. Wayne Constant who passed away
September 13th. Mr. Constant was a beloved member who
contributed in many areas over his tenure, in management and in operations, as
well as with his humble yet unconditionally positive approach that helped many individuals
as well as the organization as a whole.
And while some teams did claim victory on the ice, it is on
Huskies Day that the winning attitude and boundless spirit of all organizers,
players and fans alike became overwhelmingly evident as they showed their
support with countless contributions of non-perishables for the needy at
Foodshare of Hamilton.
It is with classic distinction and generous heart that the
Hamilton Huskies Minor Hockey Club closed off their successful opening weekend
with a display of exemplary attitude and dedication to their organization,
their fans and their community!