Mustangs, we will be having an Edge Clinic headed up by Michele Jakubowski, a professional skating coach, on Saturdays in August, the 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th. This is an advanced edge clinic, aimed at improving the skating skills of all players. This is not a learn-to-skate clinic, but four total hours of instruction to improve and refine transitions, hard stops, quick starts, and other skills that lead to better puck protection, quicker attacks, superior puck battling prowess, greater lateral mobility and quickness, and other skills and techniques. As we aim higher with our goals, our skills need commensurate improvement, and everyone will benefit from this instruction. and all are expected to be there, if they can. There is no charge to Mustangs for this clinic.
The clinic will start at 5:00 p.m. for dryland training (not conditioning, but walk-throughs of hockey concepts) at a location TBA, which will go for one hour. Ice time begins at 6:45 p.m. at the Outpost with Ms. Jakubowski.
Mustangs coaches are highly encouraged to be on the ice for these sessions to learn these concepts and techniques to reinforce them during the season.
Please direct any questions you have to Jeff Schultz at email@example.com.
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Saturday, August 5, 2017
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Outpost Ice Arena
TRYOUTS FOR U14 AND U19 TOURNAMENT TEAMS
COST IS $30, PAYABLE ON THE DAY OF THE TRYOUTS
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR SUMMER YOUTH SLED HOCKEY PROGRAM
Hi, my name is Wendy Hart. For those of you who don’t know me, I help coach goaltending with the New Mexico Mustangs Girls Hockey Association.
This summer, I am working for the Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation by acting as Head Coach & Manager for the Junior Blade Runners Summer Youth Sled Hockey Program, and I am looking for volunteers to help me on the ice!
Sled hockey is, simply put, ice hockey for people with mobility disabilities. Players are strapped into specially designed sleds. They propel themselves via two modified hockey sticks which have sharp picks on one end and hockey stick blades on the other. The rules are essentially the same as stand-up hockey. Checking is allowed although actions such as “T-boning” and driving into the back of other players is prohibited. At higher levels of play, sled hockey is as competitive & physical as any high-level stand-up hockey game.
The Carrie Tingley Summer Youth Sled Program is for kids of any age with any range of physical disabilities. We provide the sleds & sticks plus helmets, gloves and elbow pads. The Program aims to offer kids a fun opportunity to try sled hockey, learn basic sledding skills and introduce the basics of hockey play.
ALL VOLUNTEERS RECEIVE A FREE JERSEY!!!
Our volunteers will be there to help put on/take off gear, get kids into sleds & onto the ice. Volunteers are also expected to help act as pushers as required (we have sleds with long handlebars in the back for those unable to propel themselves on the ice), to aid in resetting tipped-over sleds, setting up and assisting drills, shagging pucks and cheering on our participants. The main requirements of our volunteers are to enjoy an extra hour on the ice each week & to have a good time helping others!
I am asking for young skating women and men aged 13 +, however I will make exceptions on an individual basis. I am also asking for skating parents/guardians/relatives of said young women & men. This can be a great opportunity to spend family time together on the ice! The basic level of skating competence I ask for is that you are capable of resetting a tipped-over sled without injuring yourself. Personal equipment required: skates, helmet (with full face-cage for kids), gloves and sticks. Optional gear: shin pads, long pants (ice picks are sharp and WILL cut you!) and face-cages for adults.
I realize that since it is summertime, most of you will be travelling at some point. We do not expect all volunteers to be present for every practice; my hope is to have a large enough volunteer base that we can schedule around individuals’ vacations without ending up shorthanded during practices.
Volunteering for the Youth Summer Sled Hockey Program will fulfill any volunteer/community service your school or extra-curricular activity may require of you. It’s also a special activity that’s great to add to a resume` or college application. I will gladly write a letter of recommendation for any volunteer whom attends at least 7 of the 10 sessions.
Here are the dates. Please expect to be there an additional 35 minutes before and after each session. All sessions are in the West Tunnel at the Outpost Ice Arena except as noted:
Sundays, 3:15 – 4:15, June 4, 11 & 25, July 9, 16 (North Sheet), 23 & 30.
Our final session is on August 6 (North Sheet), possibly a volunteers vs. sled kids game. There will be a pizza party to follow.
We have one Saturday session on June 17 from 3:15 to 4:15 on the North Sheet
The Journey of Hope will be visiting Albuquerque on July 2 & will be on the North Sheet from 1 till 3 pm. This is an incredible cross-country cycling charity event held annually since 1987 by the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity. They raise over $500,000 each year for USA organizations helping people with disabilities. There will be 38 fraternity men here learning about sled hockey, trying out the sleds and skating with the sled kids. There will be at least one news crew covering the event and pizza/soft drinks will be provided. WE WILL NEED A LOT OF VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS DAY!
If you are interested in volunteering for the Kids’ Sled Hockey Program, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. THANK YOU!!
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And now, we can reveal more...Lyndsey Fry is coming back for our pre-season camp!! A more detailed schedule will be put out later, but camp is tentatively scheduled to start with the first ice session on Saturday, September 9 at 9:15 a.m. The camp will run through mid-day on Sunday.
Keep your calendars clear for this Mustangs pre-season camp at Outpost on September 9th and 10th. There will be a high-performance emphasis to this camp, with two sessions for less experienced and beginning skaters. This camp is being provided by the New Mexico Mustangs Girls Hockey Association for its members.
For those who have not already responded, please e-mail Jeff at email@example.com to confirm your participation.
Please download and distribute the flyer in the link below. All Mustangs are welcome and encouraged to come help out, and there is no charge for ice time.
See below for USA Hockey coaching clinics scheduled for the upcoming season. Looks like folks are out ahead of the curve. We encourage anyone thinking of coaching to register for a clinic, and we need coaches this season!! Coaches clinic tuition will now be reimbursed by the Mustangs. Please e-mail Jeff Schultz at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any interest in coaching.
Level 4 clinic scheduled in Scottsdale AZ August 4, 5 and 6, 2017
Level 4 Clinic in Colorado Springs August 11, 12 and 13, 2017
Level 1 September 9, 2017 at Outpost Arena, Albuquerque, NM
Level 1 December 9, 2017 at Taos Youth and Family Center, Taos, NM
Level 3 October 7, 2017 at Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Santa Fe, NM
Level 2 November 11, 2017 at Genoveva Chavez Community Center, Santa Fe,NM.
Weekly drop-in Power Skating classes are currently being held at Outpost on Wednesday evenings through the summer.
Time: 6:15 p.m.
Full hockey gear is required.
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Keep October 22-23, 2016 clear on your calendars for the Lyndsey Fry camp, to be held in Durango, CO in concert with the Durango girls hockey club. This camp is more appropriate for girls with some experience, and is not an ideal camp for young or inexperienced players.
This camp is free (though donations to the Mustangs are happily accepted) and players must be registered Mustangs. If you are unsure if your daughter is a suitable candidate for this camp, please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss.
Space is somewhat limited, so please register for the Mustangs and RSVP to me for the camp via e-mail at email@example.com. Durango Area Youth Hockey Association is working on hotel group rates, and those will be passed along when available. The camp would only require a one night stay.
Congratulations to the New Mexico Mustangs U12 team, the MSGHL Regular Season and 2016 Tournament Champions!! The team went undefeated in both league play and the playoffs, dominating through the season with solid play.
This marks the second time in three years that a Mustangs team has won an MSGHL championship, to go along with several Runner Up finishes. Our purple hockey sock caps are off to the coaches, and all the girls.