To Players and Parents of the North Durham Warriors U12 AA
Welcome to the 2022-2023 Warriors U12 AA team.
Thank you to all the players for trying out and giving your all this year, and to the parents for supporting your child's hockey journey. Tryouts are always a stressful time of year and I appreciate that the players came prepared and ready to listen, and work hard regardless of the result.
For the players selected to the team please be aware of the following:
Friday September 23 will be a team practice, please arrive at the rink no later than 6:00 and be dressed and ready at 6:20. All players will be dressing in a room together, coaches will be present to support the players with skates and anything else needed.
We will practice as a team Friday and again Sunday. After Sundays practice there will be an apparel fitting and the signing of the letters of commitment. I don't currently have any further information regarding the apparel but I will be at the fitting to support the process.
I will have additional communications regarding our season plan and will have a parent meeting at some point next week, stay posted for details. I will share as much information as I can in our parent meeting but we are still waiting for additional details from the association, regardless there will be lots of information to be shared.
Tomorrow night I will have Leo Taillon on the ice supporting our goalies, Leo will be joining the Bench staff this year as an Assistant Coach with a focus on the Goaltenders. Mike McGuigan will be joining us as well in the position of Assistant Coach. I will share the final members of our bench staff once confirmed in our meeting next week.
We are excited to get to work with this group of talented players. I will certainly see parents over the next week or so but if you see me, don't hesitate to come up and say hello.