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AVBHA Weekly Round Up - 9/25/23

By AVBHA, 09/25/23, 3:15PM CDT

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Hello, hockey families! We're absolutely thrilled to ushera in another exhilarating week in our lively hockey community.

It's imperative that you don't miss a beat at AVBHA, so remember to connect your SportsEngine account to AVBHOCKEY.COM by this Saturday.

While tryouts are speeding towards us, especially for our traveling players, we're still ironing out the 15U schedule. To get the latest scoop, make sure you attend our 15U-specific Valkyrie meeting scheduled for THIS Thursday (details below).

This week is brimming with action, including details on training center hours, an AVWH bean bag tournament reminder (are YOU registered yet?), and of course, the freshest updates on volunteering and more. It's all right here, folks!

In this week's issue:

GET READY TO TRAIN: TC HOURS
URGENT: CONNECT TO WWW.AVBHOCKEY.COM BY SATURDAY
15U VALKYRIES PARENT MEETING THIS THURSDAY AT 5:30
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, GOLFERS
INTRO OFF TO AN EXCITING START
AVHS WOMEN’S BAGS TOURNAMENT RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: BE A HELP GROW OUR HOCKEY COMMUNITY

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TRAINING CENTER HOURS

Get ready to boost your game at the Training Center this week! Take a look at the schedule below to ensure you're at the top of your game:

Monday (9/25), Wednesday (9/27) and Thursday (9/28)
3:30 - 5:30 - squirt, peewee, bantam, 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:45 - mites, squirts and 10u
6:45 - 8:00 - peewee, bantam and 12U
Tuesday (9/26)
3:30 - 3:30 - squirt, peewee, bantam 10u and 12u
5:30 - 6:45 - mites, squirts and 10u

And remember, staying well-hydrated is the key to achieving peak performance. Don't forget to bring your trusty water bottle! Let's make the most of every training session. You can also stay in the loop by subscribing to our calendar on the Training Center - BIC page.

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URGENT - DEADLINE THIS SATURDAY: CONNECT TO AVBHOCKEY.COM BY 9/30

Time is running out – make sure to connect your SportsEngine account to our brand-new website before September 30th. This is your golden opportunity to stay in the loop with all things hockey!

Why is this crucial? Well, the old sites are rapidly nearing their expiration date, and they won't receive any more updates or maintenance. Moreover, this is all about streamlining our communications. Currently, our messages go to lists from both the old AV and BV sites, which leads to redundancy as folks receive multiple copies. By connecting to the new site, you not only stay current but also help us clean up our lists so you'll only receive communications if you choose to. It's a double win!

Here's the simple process to connect your account to the new site:

  1. Log into SportsEngine.
  2. Visit www.avbhockey.com.
  3. Click on your profile picture (in the upper right corner).
  4. On the pop-up window, click "Connect to Site."
  5. Select the profile(s) you want to connect.
  6. Click "Join Network With Selected Profiles."
  7. SUCCESS! You're now connected!

Need a visual guide for those instructions? We've got you covered - simply scroll down below this article; it's waiting for you right there! Don't let this opportunity slip away – act now to stay in the hockey loop!

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15U VALKRYIES PARENT MEETING THIS THURSDAY!

ATTN: Valkyries 15U families: EVHA/AVBHA is hosting a Valkyries 15U-specific check-in meeting this week:
WHAT: Valkyries 15U-Specific Parent Meeting
WHEN: Thursday, September 28th, at 5:30 PM
WHERE: Eastview High School, room C131
To get there, enter through Door 1 on the West side of the building. Once inside, stay on that floor, take a right, go through the doors, take a left, and then turn right into the first cluster of rooms.

While we may not have all the answers regarding what the upcoming season will look like, we want to provide an update. Please attend if you are available and would find this information helpful. Your presence will be greatly appreciated. 

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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED US FOR A GREAT DAY AT THE AVHS BOYS HOCKEY GOLF TOURNAMENT THIS SATURDAY!

Your fantastic support means the world to us, and we can't wait to share a detailed recap with you next week. 

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INTRO TO HOCKEY: OFF TO AN EXCITING START!!

A big shoutout to all the parents, volunteers, and enthusiastic kids who joined us for our first of four Intro to Hockey sessions! Laughter, fun, and learning were all on the agenda, making it an unforgettable experience. 

If your youth player is interested in lending a hand on the ice, don't hesitate to contact Ginger Lemke. We always welcome extra help, and giving us a heads-up ensures we have a spot for you! Let's keep the hockey spirit high! 

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JOIN THE FUN: 2ND ANNUAL AVHS WOMEN’S HOCKEY BEAN BAG TOURNAMENT 10/8!

Sign up for a day of bean bag frenzy at the 2nd Annual AVHS Women’s Hockey Bean Bag Tourney. Here's all you need to know:
Date: October 8, 2023
Time: 11:00 am Check-In, 12 pm First Toss
Place: Buck ’54 Bar & Grill, 15400 Buck Hill Rd, Burnsville
Registration Fee: $50 per team of 2 players
This is a 64-team tournament with a guarantee of 2 games. It's going to be a "tossing" good time, and you definitely don't want to miss it!
Besides the bean bag tournament, there will be raffle baskets, games, prizes, and mouthwatering food available for purchase via cash or Venmo.
Make sure to grab your spot and join the fun! Register and find more information here: Bean Bag Tourney Details and registration here: www.applevalleyhockey.com/beanbags

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: BE A HERO IN GROWING AND MAINTAINING OUR HOCKEY FAMILY!

We're on the hunt for some superstar volunteers who can help us set up, organize, and run events to not only grow hockey but also ensure it stays as fun as ever for our current players.

We've got incredible opportunities coming up, including the chance to represent AVBHA at local trunk-or-treat events next month on October 28th. This is an amazing way to promote hockey, introduce kids to the sport by inviting them to Try Hockey for Free, which takes place the following Saturday, November 4th - and most importantly, have a blast while doing it!

But here's the deal - we need your help to make it happen! 

If you've got the energy, enthusiasm, and a willingness to roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of hockey promotion, we want to hear from you. We're looking for someone with a passion for the game and the charisma to spark excitement in young hearts.

So, are you up for the challenge? Can you step up and become a driving force behind the scenes? If you're nodding your head and saying, "Yes, I'm in!" then please reach out to Ginger Lemke.

Ginger is the one to talk to if you're eager to be a part of this initiative. She's your go-to person for all the details, and she can't wait to chat with you about how we can make this entire hockey season a memorable one for our community.

Don't wait too long! We're excited to have you on board, and together, we'll keep the spirit of hockey alive and thriving.

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Big thanks for being a part of the Apple Valley Burnsville Hockey crew. Let's make hockey epic, together!


Catch you on the ice,
Apple Valley Burnsville Hockey Association