The ice is being installed and we will be holding our opening games this Friday, October 28th. We have added Mites and Squirts games to our Opening Night festivities. The Mites games start off at 5:30 pm with a series of cross-ice contests.
The Yarmouth Hockey Boosters have donated the Peter Newcomb Memorial Cup to be awarded to the winner of the Casco Bay Stars v. Casco Bay Canadiens Squirts game in memory of Peter Newcomb, who passed away on February 15, 2016 after a hard-fought and courageous bout with cancer. Game time is 6:40 pm and Peter’s wife, Danielle and her sons, will award the Cup at the end of the game.
Peter Newcomb grew up playing for Casco Bay and his sons, Keegan and Declan, followed in his footsteps. Peter was a Casco Bay coach for a number of years and left a positive mark on so many players’ lives. For years to come, the Peter Newcomb Memorial Cup will be a way for all of us to remember a wonderful Casco Bay Player and Coach.
Following the Peter Newcomb Memorial Cup Game, we will be looking forward to another epic battle between the Boys PW team and the Girls U14 team at 8:00 pm. For highlights of last year’s game, click on the video below:
For our opening weekend, we will also be holding a number of free pond hockey sessions for players. Our pond hockey schedule for the upcoming week is as follows:
Friday, October 28th
|9:20 pm||Midgets & Bantams Pond Hockey (Free for Casco Bay Players Only)|
Saturday, October 29th
|9:00 pm||Midgets & Bantams Pick-up Hockey—Full Equipment & Goalies ($10 or two CB Card Punches) (Coaches welcome to play)|
Sunday, October 30th
|4:20 pm||Mites & Squirts Pond Hockey (Free for Casco Bay Players Only)|
|5:30 pm||PW & Bantam Pond Hockey (Free for Casco Bay Players Only)|
|6:40 pm||Girls Only Pond Hockey (Free for Casco Bay Players Only)|
Friday, November 4th
|9:00 pm||Midgets & Bantams Pond Hockey (Free for Casco Bay Players Only)|
Saturday, November 5th
|9:00 pm||Midgets & Coaches Pick-up Hockey—Full Equipment & Goalies ($10 or two CB Card Punches) (Coaches welcome to play)|
Pond Hockey Rules
Pond Hockey is played without goalies and with standard pond hockey goals. In all sessions, players 18 years old and younger must wear a helmet with full mask. Adults must wear a helmet, but are strongly encouraged to wear a full mask.
For pond hockey sessions, Pee Wee players and older do not need to wear full pads, but a protective cup and shin pads are strongly recommended since saucer passes are allowed (ie soft passes off the ice). Hard passes off the ice are not allowed, but deflections should be expected by all players. Protect your anatomy accordingly. However, Squirt players and younger must wear full equipment.
Pick-up Hockey Rules
Pick-up Hockey sessions will be held far less frequently and mostly be confined to older players. Pick-up Hockey is standard full-ice hockey with full pads and goalies. We will always play non-checking and will usually play 4 v 4 to encourage puck handling and offensive creativity.
Again, players 18 years old and younger must wear a helmet with full mask. All adults must wear a helmet and are strongly encouraged to wear a full mask.
All sessions are coed and non-checking. Players may play up or down a year for any sessions. For instance, a ’01 Midget can play in a Bantam session, and an ’04 Pee Wee can also play in a Bantam session. Please remember that all games are non-checking.