May 29th, 2014

Presentation Evening – Sunday June 1 from 4.30pm.
It’s that time of year again and it looks like it’s going to be another fun afternoon and a chance  to celebrate our players and their achievements. We also have a raft of other activities to keep you entertained as well as the raffle and the obligatory quiz. Don’t forget to bring you skates, friends and family! Look forward to seeing you there.

Summer School
Details have been finalised and this will be going ahead under the leadership of Tom Sanderson of Total Hockey. This is a great opportunity for players to really improve their skating in preparation for next season. Beginners through to U14s are scheduled for Monday nights starting on 2nd June, on-ice at 6.30pm and U16s and U18s on Wednesdays at 8.30pm on ice.  Each session is an hour and a half and the school runs for six weeks. This is the first time we have been able to do something like this and if it’s successful, we will try and expand the programme next year.

Annual General Meeting
On May 21, we held our AGM. Sadly not many members turned out but it was just quorate so did take place. This is the main meeting of the year for members at which the encumbent officers of the Club report back on the season, the accounts are presented, new officials are voted into office and there is also an opportunity for issues and questions to be raised. If you would like a copy of the minutes, please contact the new secretary via secretary@leevalleylions.org.uk, who will provide them to any member on request. I’m delighted to report that as a result of the meeting, we have a new Chair, Patrick Ayling, a new Secretary, Tracy Nichols, and a new CPO, Carol Miles, as well as a new U12s Manager, Wayne Cooper. Their contact details will be available shortly. Unfortunately, we did not have any candidates for the Treasurer, the U10s Manager, Beginners’ Manager or the U18s Manager. The Treasurer has graciously agreed to continue until a replacement is found but if you have the skills it would be great for hear from you. We will also need the outstanding managers to help make next season a real success, so please contact any member of the committee if you are willing to stand.

Training next season
Training will start again on Monday 4 August. The Rink will still be running its summer programme throughout August, which means that our training times will change slightly, although sessions will be on the same days. We are currently planning the exact times for each team training session and these will be posted on the website as soon as we can. Please check the website before you return to training to make sure that you have the right information. Times will return to normal from Monday 8 September.

Registration
On 21 July the EIHA de-registers all players, in preparation for the new season. Last year, when this was done, every player got an email telling them that they were deregistered, which understandably worried a lot of people. Don’t Panic (as the saying goes). Just ignore the email. If you’ve already registered with us for next season, we will have sent all the information through to the EIHA and you will be re-registered. If you haven’t already registered for next season, then you can do so at Presentation Evening or you can contact the Secretary for details.

Suggestions
Members input into the running of the Club are always welcome. Don’t forget that if you have anything constructive to contribute, you can always contact the Committee either through your team manager, by email to the Secretary, or through the Contact us section of the website.

Lee Valley Lions Juniors  Skating and Skill Summer School

We are delighted to announce that in conjunction with Total Skating Ice Hockey, this year, we are offering a six-week summer school of Skating and Skills development. Sessions will be lead by Thomas Sanderson, a Level 3 coach who has over twenty two years experience of the game both internationally and in the UK as a player and as a coach.  He will be joined by Arron Connolly of Basingstoke Bison and the GB Men’s team.  Together with our coaches, they will provide an exciting programme of power skating, drills to improve your puck handling and general agility as well as goalie training.  In addition we are offering off-ice training to help build strength and fitness.

The course will run for six weeks from 2 June 2014 on Mondays from 6.30 – 8.30pm registered players up to the age of 13 and on Wednesday from 8.30 – 10.30pm registered players 14+.  This includes 1.5hrs on-ice and 30 minutes off-ice for each group.

At the moment we are looking at the possibility of providing this without charge to registered players but if this is not possible the cost would be £10 per player per session.  We should be able to confirm this in the next week or so

If you’re interested, please contact your team manager who will make sure that you are booked onto the course.

 

March 5th, 2014

Update

The Under 10s are gaining great experience in the cross ice sessions, this experience will stand them in good stead as they begin to move through the age groups within the club.

The Under 12s are having a fabulous season, having played half their fixtures, they are unbeaten and currently sit top of the table.

The Under 14s have had a testing first season in the A league, win’s have been hard to come by, but the team has stuck at it and currently sit 7th in the league.

The Under 16s have more than held their own in their first season in the A league, comfortably sitting in mid-table, their form is no surprise to people within the club, but they have surprised other teams in the league.

The Under 18s have shown much improvement over last season, we’ve actually won two games this season already and have two matches remaining in which we can try to gain another victory.

Dates for your diary March 5th, 2014

Dates for your Diary

Lee Valley Lions Junior Ice Hockey Club AGM will be held at the rink at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st May. All members welcome. The following officers will be up for re-election:

  • Chair
  • Treasurer
  • U10s Manager
  • U18s Manager

If you would like to stand for any of these positions, or have anything you would like to add to the Agenda, pleasure forward to chair@leevalleylions.org.uk, no later than 7th May 2014.

Lee Valley Lions Junior Ice Hockey Club Annual Presentation evening will be held on Sunday 1st June at the rink from 4.30pm. If you would like to get involved in organising and/or helping out on the day, please contact Karen Greene, Under 16s Manager.

RIP Jordan Jones July 23rd, 2013

RIP Jordan Jones
It is with great sadness that I announce that Lions’ player, Jordan Jones, passed away on 16 July. Jordan was the eldest of five children and his grandfather, Dennis Jones, played a big part in both his upbringing and introducing him to ice hockey. Dennis was a short-track speed skating coach and started taking Jordan skating when he was only three years old. Jordan loved hockey very much and the family have been touched by people’s kind words.
Jordan was in Cyprus when he died, so his funeral arrangements have not yet been made. The family have said, however, that everyone who knew Jordan will be welcome to come along. As soon as I’ve been forwarded the details I shall post them on the site.
On behalf of everyone involved with Lee Valley Lions, we send our sincere condolences to Jordan’s family, friends and girlfriend.

Kids in town featuring Lee Valley Lions

Recently, the the Kids in Town video blog visited the Lee Valley Lions to learn about Ice Hockey.  Here is the video blog that they recently published.

Beginners Course Dates October 13th, 2011

Beginners Course Dates

Course dates for the year are now available here.