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Recent Termites - Group #4 News

Tournament and DIBS Information

By Mikayla Jablonski Jahner 11/13/2018, 1:15pm CST

The EXCITEMENT is back in the air as we prepare for our CAPITALS CUP TOURNAMENTS this season! Our first tournament kicks off this weekend for Bantam B and B1! We have 14 teams in the tournaments this weekend so we encourage you to bring your families out and cheer on our Capitals, these games are FREE of charge! Brackets with game times and locations can be found on the website under "Tournaments"
Our tournaments can't be successful for all the players without your help. Please check the website under "DIBS" to check for shifts available THIS WEEKEND!  As a reminder all families, Termites through Bantams are required to work DIB hours. The tournaments are fun atmosphere for players and families, its very special to our kids that we can host a home tournament for them. Keep in mind even if your player has not reached tournament age yet, they will in just a few short years! Our families appreciate everyone's help to make their home tournament a success.
*Age requirements- Concessions (12 years old and up, must be accompanied by a parent if they are working a shift) Box Workers (must be 18 years old. Kids under 18 CAN NOT be in the box at anytime, this includes any and all games, even outside of tournaments) Table Workers ( we would prefer adults as you will field a lot of questions from visiting teams)
*Please make sure you are on time for your shift.  If you are working the box please be aware it is possible a game could go in overtime and delay the game you are working. There are detailed "cheat sheets" in the box for score score sheets and clock operator.
*Clock operators-please make sure you are versed on the clock and maybe take a little practice time before the game starts.
*Announcers-Please play music if the facility has the equipment necessary. You can use your phone and playlist but please keep it age appropriate. Please speak loud and clear for the spectators to hear.
*Score Sheet Workers - PLEASE TURN IN HOME AND AWAY GAME SHEETS TO WELCOME TABLE IF TEAMS DON'T PICK THEM UP FROM THE BOX AT THE END OF THE GAME. Teams are calling for these a week later and it's difficult to go back to all the rinks and find/collect them.
*There are also detailed scripts (binders) and tournament info/rules in each box. Along with score books, scratch paper, pens, copies of the brackets, etc.
*Box Workers- as frustrating as it may be as a  box worker or as a parent, whatever the ref tells you to write down for assists and goals is what needs to be documented in the scorebook! It is a HUGE VIOLATION to approach the ref after the game and have him or her change the official scoresheet! The game could be thrown out!
*Table Workers have detailed scripts at each table to follow as far as helping teams check in and directing traffic.  Teams will provide you with game stickers, please only collect for the game they are playing, not the entire weekend.  Ensure these get to the box workers prior to the game starting. COLLECT GAME SHEETS HOME AND AWAY FOR EACH GAME AND HOLD ON TO THEM AT TABLE. IF THE TEAMS DON'T PICK THEM UP WE WILL COLLECT THEM AT THE END OF THE TOURNAMENT!
*Concession workers will always be with 1 paid employee to train them/help them. 
*At EVERY VOLUNTEER STATION- table workers, box workers, concession workers, will be a hard copy of DIBS. EVERY VOLUNTEER NEEDS TO INITIAL OFF BY HIS/HER NAME FOR TRACKING PURPOSES!
*As always remember you represent Bismarck Hockey and our beautiful town!  Our tournaments last season were very successful and we have many teams returning! We want to make Bismarck a tournament destination for teams. This is a revenue generator for our club  that impacts all age levels. It also keeps our teams home for a weekend and the kids excitement to host a tournament on their home ice is priceless.  Let's welcome these teams with open arms and show them a fun weekend!!
*Apparel will be available for purchase at all our home tournaments!
14 hours per family
3.5 hours per family if you hold another volunteer position
*Hours are tracked and families should try and have half their hours completed or future shifts signed up for by middle of January.  If you wish to not volunteer you can do the buyout option, more info under VOLUNTEERS on the website.  If no shifts are completed or signed up for by February 1, 2019 we do reserve the right to bench a player until an attempt to sign up for shifts happens or  buyout option is exercised.  This is not action we want to take, you will find these opportunities to work at games and concessions to be fun and rewarding. You can have a family member or another member of the club work the shifts for you and last season many members worked their shifts and then donated additional shifts to other families who weren't able to complete theirs.
REMINDER: If parents are concerned about getting volunteer hours, and the current DIBS are filling up, we have many more tournaments and concessions to come! We can not build the volunteer DIBS website until tournament brackets are made for these upcoming tournaments! We will announce when tournaments are open for DIBS shifts, please check concessions regularly as they are added often!

Squirts, U10, Mites, Termites Groups

By Mikayla Jablonski Jahner 10/31/2018, 4:00pm CDT


Squirts and U10 teams have been formed and are posted online.  They are listed by player jersey number and color.  

Squirts can be found here.

U10 can be found here.

Mites and Termites continued evaluation groups have also been posted.  We want to stress that these are not final groups and no teams have been formed yet.  With the number of kids we had in both of these levels, more than 2 days of evaluations are needed.  We also had numerous registrations come in over the weekend and those kids have not had a chance to even get on the ice yet.  These groups will continue to be evaluated over the course of the next few weeks and final teams will be determined at a later date.  Kids and parents should expect some movement between the groups over the next few weeks so it is important for you to keep up to date with the calendar and make sure ALL teams within your level are checked within the tag menu.  We will ensure everyone is kept up to date on the placement of kids throughout this process.

Mites evaluation groups can be found here.

Termites evaluation groups can be found here.

If your child is not listed within the Mites or Termites list posted, please show up at either Group 3 or Group 4 for those levels and inform a coach that your child needs to be added to the list of kids.  Again, with the number of kids on the ice at these levels, it is possible that we have missed someone.

U10, Squirt, Mites and Termites Information

By Mikayla Jablonski Jahner 10/17/2018, 10:00am CDT


Thank you to all who came out to the parent meetings.  Those are always an important piece of the season, as you are given a lot of information!  For those that were unable to attend, we do hope to get the basic information from those meetings relayed to everyone via our website in the coming week or so.

The biggest hangup for most of you right now is when does the season start and how will we know where to be and when?  Right now, we are hoping to have evaluation groups set for U10/Squirts/Mites/Termites by Saturday afternoon.  We are seeing a high volume of registrations still today so we are trying to wait to set these groups until we think everyone has registered. 

The evaluation groups will be sent via email and also posted on our website.  They will be posted under the appropriate level for each group. 

Squirts/U10 will start their evaluations on October 22 and run through the weekend.  Mites and Termites will start their evaluations on October 27.  Exact days and times are posted on our calendar.

Please make sure you play around with the calendar so you know how to use it.  There is a "tag" menu at the bottom of the calendar so you can check the appropriate box for your team.  You will need to check at least one team for your level to see the days/times for evaluations.  Once you know your team, you should be able to check just your team's tag and follow them on the calendar.  You may also want to check the Bismarck Hockey Boosters tag at the top of the tag menu so you also know what is happening in Bismarck Hockey. 

Teams for U10/Squirts/Mites/Termites levels will be posted early in the week following the evaluations.  Again, those will be sent via email and also posted to our website, under the appropriate level.

Once the teams are posted, you will see your team's practices and games listed on our calendar. It is at this time that you should only have to check your team's tag on the calendar and follow that throughout the season.

You can expect to see practices one evening a week for Termites and Mites and usually 2-3 times a week for Squirts/U10.  Termites and Mites will also have practices and games Saturdays and Sundays.  Squirts/U10 will likely have games on the weekends, too.  However, we cannot provide you with a set schedule, nor are we able to provide a full schedule for the entire season at the onset of the season - this is due to many factors but the biggest reason is that we share the ice with many organizations so our ice time changes from day to day and from month to month.  We try to schedule at least 3 weeks ahead of time so you can plan accordingly.

Another set of questions we receive often is in regards to our emails we send off - sometimes not everyone gets them.  Please check your Sports Engine account and ensure that both parents or guardians have email addresses linked to your account.  This is the only way you will receive the emails.  If you do this and you still are not receiving the emails, please contact Sports Engine.  BHB is not able to help much more than to ensure there is a primary and secondary email address listed for each parent/guardian.

Please remember to keep an eye on our website, our Facebook page and the calendar on our website.  These 3 areas should keep you up to date and provide you with the latest information.

And, as always, please let us know if you have questions.  We try to be as helpful and informative as possible and also try to respond as quickly as we can when members have questions; but please keep in mind that many of us are volunteers and this comes secondary to our main jobs and our always busy lives so we may not always be available at the drop of a hat. 

Thanks for signing up with Bismarck Hockey for a great season of hockey!

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