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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like....Sled Hockey!


In a word, that is what we have been. There are a lot of sled hockey events in the planning stages. Here is a schedule:

Saturday, December 10- Camarillo Christmas Parade- parade begins at 10:00 AM.  Come see the float to publicize the Junior Riptide Sled Team. For more information, contact Rhonda at

Saturday, December 10- Sled Hockey Night at the Ontario Reign game.  Some members of the Junior Reign Sled Team will be doing an on-ice demo during one of the intermissions, and the proceeds of a jersey auction will go to the Junior Reign Sled Team.  To buy tickets, go here, or contact Todd at  Loud Jumpy Kids, an organization that makes knot bracelets to help raise money for charity, will also be having a fundraiser that night to benefit the sled team. See their website here for more info.

Monday, January 9- Junior Reign's first practice 7:00-8:20 at Ice Town in Riverside.  We will have at least seven sleds available for you to borrow on a first-come, first-served basis.  We also have helmets and pads.  For directions to the rink, go here.  If you have questions, contact Todd at

Monday, January 23- Junior Reign practice, 7:00-8:20 at Ice Town in Riverside.  The team will practice every-other week on Monday nights from 7:00-8:20.

Saturday, January 28- Free Sled Hockey Clinic at Channel Islands Ice Center in Oxnard.  Check in begins at 12:30, and the athletes take the ice from 1:15-3:15.  Directions to the rink are here.   Any questions?  Contact Rhonda at .

Sunday, January 29- Free Sled Hockey Clinic at Bakersfield Ice Sports Center.  Times TBA.  Contact Scott at  for info.

Float building:
We have been working hard to build the float for the Camarillo Christmas Parade.  Well, the Waidmanns have been working hard, and we've pitched in here and there.

Here, Steven, Little Mel, Nick, and Brock paint the trailer white so it can resemble a hockey rink.

Here, Rhonda and her friend paint the hockey markings on the trailer while Todd and Lee cut plywood hockey stick decorations.

Here, Brock, Nick, and Sam paint the risers the sleds will sit on.

The float will be ready for the parade, and we've had so much fun making it!  I hope it brings a lot of publicity to the Oxnard program.

Breaking news:
Dave Davies has been named coach of the Junior Reign Sled Team!

Dave is on the left in the green shirt, standing with Nick, and Matt Dunaev, the hockey director of Ice Town.  They are excited to get the Junior Reign Sled Team started!  Matt has shown incredible leadership and insight in helping us get the program off the ground, and Dave, who is a level 4 USA Hockey coach, is excited to begin teaching our team the basics of sled hockey.

So, yes, busy.  That's the most appropriate word for us!

1 comment:

  1. YAY!! I am happy for you guys. You have been working on this for so long and finally they will have a team.