First off, thank you everyone for being patient with us as we navigate through the unexpected events that have occurred at Wachter, causing us to move everything from that rink.
At this time, we have made several changes to games, practices and other events that were scheduled at all of our rinks. Please check the calendar for your team and make sure you know what those changes are. There is a possibility that other changes could occur so keep a close eye on the calendar throughout the week.
We were able to keep the same number of practices for the kids throughout the week, although we did need to utilize every second of ice time available to make this happen. This means some larger groups on the ice at one time, 6:00 a.m. practices for older groups, some later practices for younger groups, cancelling goalie practice, and some creative thinking to make sure everyone still gets their practices in.
Most games were able to be kept on the schedule but we did need to move the games around a bit. Please make sure you take note of the changed game times. Some of our Bismarck versus Bismarck games were cancelled and we will be looking to reschedule those very soon.
As you will notice, the weekend schedule had to change significantly, as we are hosting the Squirt A and Squirt B1 tournament this weekend and those games took precedence over some of our practice and game times. Unfortunately, the Termites were not able to keep any ice time for this upcoming weekend so we will try to get an extra game in for those kids when time allows for it.
As mentioned in our previous email, we share the ice with many different users in our community so this did not only effect our club but other organizations as well. With that being said, some of those organizations needed to keep their high school practices and games and their ice times got moved to other rinks, which caused our organization to lose some important ice times. The ice schedule has been altered significantly and it took a whole crew of us to make changes that would still benefit our hockey players and our organization. However, that doesn't mean we are free from error. If you see something that may seem off or notice an error, please let us know right away.
Again, thank you for your patience and understanding during this. We are hopeful we will get back to our normal ice schedule soon.
In an effort to ensure everyone is receiving all information relating to Bismarck Hockey, please check this area of our website often for any important news and updates. You can also check out our Facebook posts, which are located to your right.
You will find all information regarding registering for our programs under our Registration tab at the top of the page. This includes Summer Ice, Preseason, Intro to Hockey Camp and Regular Season.
For any new members or members that need to freshen up on your hockey knowledge and how the hockey season runs, please take a peek at the FAQ page! We will try to update this continuously, as we receive questions from parents - if one person is asking, someone else is wondering the same thing.
Thank you to all who participated in the Skate with the Demons event on Sunday, September 16. It was a good time and the kids seemed to enjoy meeting some of the Demon players! We will hope to do some more of these events so be on the look out for more sign ups!
BSN has opened one last apparel store for those looking for Bismarck Capitals items prior to the State Tournaments! You can shop here using code: capshky19.
Store closes 24th!
And don't forget to click on the link below to shop our Warmup Apparel from Duffy's!
Duffy's has opened an online store for warmup apparel before we start gearing up for our state tournaments. The store closes January 22 so order today!
Here is the link to order: Duffy's Warmup Apparel
Due to the increasing number of concussions happening all over the country and the heightened awareness of the impact these concussions can have on an athlete, Bismarck Hockey Boosters has teamed up with Sanford to offer Impact Testing for all skaters over the age of 12.
Testing will be offered on January 15 and January 16, at 6:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m.
You can sign up for a session here - each session is limited to 32 athletes.
The testing will take place at the UND building on the corner of 7th and Rosser - 4th Floor.
Cost is $20/player.
More information regarding the Impact Testing and concussions can be found on Sanford's website or by emailing our Program Director at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the Skate with the Patriots day! It was a fun-filled events and it is always great to see some of our past BHB players helping out the new BHB players on the ice!
Our hearts are heavy as we learn about a tragic accident that involved one of our former BHB players, whose family has spent many hours at our rinks and donated so much time to help BHB over the years. We will continue to send well wishes to Jacob and his family and we will pray for his continued recovery.
If you can take a moment to keep this family in your hearts and say some extra prayers, it would be appreciated.
And if you are able to donate to help take a burden off of the family, I know they would appreciate that, too. A Go Fund Me account has been set up here and they also have an account set up at Kirkwood Bank.
The Gun Raffle Committee will be available for you to turn the tickets in on the following dates:
All times are from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at VFW 1, except February 1.
A big thanks to our membership for selling so many Big Gun Raffle tickets this season! And a thanks to all who bought tickets and participated in this fun raffle!
An even bigger thanks to the Gun Raffle Committee for everything you do throughout the season! We couldn't pull off this event without all your hard work.
And now a congratulations goes out to everyone who won! The list of winners has been posted below.
Thank you to everyone who sold tickets for the Gun Raffle. It is Bismarck Hockey's biggest fundraiser, in conjunction with the Spring Meltdown, so it is great to see so many families willing to help out with this.
The document below lists the Top Sellers for the Gun Raffle Tickets. If you are listed there, please contact Mikayla Jablonski Jahner at firstname.lastname@example.org to get a discount code to register your child.
Capitals Gear Colors:
Navy base with White or Red trim
It is not mandatory for participants to wear gear with these colors, but we strongly encourage that when you purchase new gear to follow this color scheme.
Coaches needed for the 2018-2019 season! Have you coached in the past and want to continue at a new level? Know a former player who would make a great mentor? Planning on coaching this season and unsure about the process? Bismarck Hockey is required to register coaches - even parent coaches - and maintain records. Please visit our coaching page for more information.
Every member is required to volunteer throughout the hockey season. The required number of hours and more information can be found on our Volunteers tab.
Also, if you are interested in helping out in a big way, please review the different committees and ways to pitch in that are listed on the Committees page, under the Volunteers tab.
Bismarck Hockey wants each and every skater to improve their skills. Summer time is a great time to work on those skills, even off the ice. We have two challenges for you - 10,000 Puck Challenge and Dirty Dangler Challenge! Once you have completed a Challenge, let us know so we can recognize you.
Read more about these challenges by clicking on the links below.
Congratulations to all who have completed our Dirty Dangler Challenge and/or our 10,000 Puck Challenge. Keep up the hard work!