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2015 BJHL Travel Team Banquet - Ticket Deadline

This is just a reminder for coaches/team parents to turn in their banquet ticket count and money by this Friday, March 27.

Please email your count to Melinda Hopkins at mmhopkins7@gmail.com.  Payments can be turned into Melinda Hopkins or Robert Menard at the rink this week during tryouts.

Thanks!!  

See you all at the banquet!!!

 

 

BJHL Tryout Registration for the

2015-2016 Season

As the tryout dates are fast approaching, we would like to provide you with the registration information for the tryout sessions. Information regarding the tryout process can be found at bjhl.org under the Program Info/Tryouts tab.

Good luck to all the players!

  • Registration will be on the first night of tryouts for each division.
  • The process will be manual as it has been in the past-players will be registered and given a numbered pinnie at the front door.
  • Tryouts are $100 cash or check payable to BJHL due on the first night of tryouts.
  • The tryout fee is non-refundable if your player is placed on a team, fully refundable if your player is not.
  • Any player with an outstanding balance will not be allowed to tryout.
  • If your player is not a current member of BJHL, please have proof of your player’s current USA Hockey #, either on paper or a mobile device. No player is allowed to take the ice without their USA Hockey #.

MANDATORY SESSIONS FOR TRYOUTS BY DIVISION

  • Mite, Squirt, and Pee Wee-2 sessions are mandatory. Players need to make at least 1 skills session and the game.

Session 1-skills

Session 2-game

Session 3-skills

  • Bantam-2 sessions are mandatory. 

Session 1-skills

Session 2-game

Session 3-game

 

 

 

Recent Headlines

BJHL Board Meeting 03/23/2015

03/18/2015, 3:39pm EDT
By BJHL Board of Directors

There will be a meeting of the BJHL Board of Directors on Monday March 23, 2015.  The meeting will be held at the American Legion Post #88 at 6:30 p.m.  The address for the Post is 111 Chapel St, Harrisville, RI 02830.  The public is invited to attend.

 

The annual elections for the BJHL Board of Directors WILL NOT occur at this meeting.  Instead, elections for the Board of Directors will be conducted at a special meeting to be held on Monday April 6, 2015.  This meeting will be held in the BJHL off ice training room located at Levy Rink.

All league members in good standing (no outstanding payments due to BJHL) will be eligible to vote. 

A list of positions up for election will be posted along with a description of the responsibilities of those positions.

Change in The Bantam Format for the 2015/2016 Season

03/18/2015, 3:17pm EDT
By BJHL Board of Directors

Dear BJHL parents and players:

The Southern New England Hockey Conference (SNEHC) has made a change at the Bantam level to the 2015-2016 playing season. The change comes in the form of the creation of a new “full season” bantam level, as well as continuing to host a traditional fall season (first half season team). The league will be discontinuing the mid-season (second half season team) bantam level effective next season. Here is some information concerning the upcoming season:

Fall Half Season:

  • BJHL will field a fall half season bantam team(s). The number of teams fielded will be dictated by the number of kids that register, tryout, and the availability of ice.
  • If your child will be of high school age for the 2015-2016 season and anticipates playing for his/her high school team (see below for more information), we would encourage you to register for the fall half season team.
  • The fall half season will begin in late August or early September and conclude in November; there will be no second mid-season hosted by SNEHC.
  • SNEHC has indicated there will only be one level of play for the fall season as opposed to 3 levels of play hosted by SNEHC this season.

Full Season:

  • BJHL will field full season bantam team(s). The number of teams fielded will be dictated by the number of kids that register and the availability of ice.
  • If your child will be in 7th or 8th grade during the 2015-2016 season, we encourage you to register for full season bantams.
  • The full season team will begin in September and conclude in March; SNEHC anticipates having 3 levels of play for the full season bantams.  BJHL’s teams will be placed at a level where the BJHL Board believes those teams will be competitive.

Background Information/Half Seasons:  

For those new to bantams, some background information may help answer some questions about the change and how it will impact your bantam player:

  • Traditionally, first year bantams were 8th graders and second year bantams were 9th graders. With that being the case, the bantam hockey season was designed to accommodate the 9th grade second year bantam players leaving in late November to play hockey for their high school teams. To make this accommodation, the bantam level had two separate seasons…a fall season and a mid-season.
  • The bantam fall season would begin in late August and end in mid-November, just before high school tryouts. After the high school teams were picked, BJHL would then hold a new tryout and create mid-season teams for those kids that were not playing high school hockey, or those that were but were only playing on junior varsity or freshmen teams. The second season would run from December through March.

Why the Change to Full Season?

The reason for the shift to full season teams is tied to a change made by school systems a number of years ago. At that time, the schools changed the cutoff date for entry into school to September 1…you had to be of school age by September 1, as opposed to December 31. That change has resulted in more kids of bantam age being in 7th and 8th grade, as opposed to 8th and 9th grade.

The kids that were impacted by that decision are now reaching the bantam age level. So the move to full season teams is motivated by an effort to provide those kids (the bulk of the kids) with a more consistent hockey experience at the bantam level.

This is new to BJHL and we will do our best to get these teams in place.  We are committed to working with our families and doing what we can in order to get BJHL players the hockey experience they are looking for.

SNEHC has indicated that there will be some flexibility with our rosters.  So BJHL would be able to make some adjustments after tryouts if the circumstances call for them.

BJHL Tryouts for 2016/2016 Season

03/18/2015, 3:16pm EDT
By BJHL Board of Directors

The Burrillville Junior Hockey League (BJHL) will be competing in the Southern New England Hockey Conference (SNEHC) again in the 2015/2016 season.  Tryouts for next season will be held this month for Bantam down through Mite A.  Midget, Mite B, and Mite C teams will have tryouts in the fall.

The following are the birth years for the 2015/2016 season for each level:

Bantam – 2001 & 2002
Pee Wee – 2003 & 2004
Squirt – 2005 & 2006
Mite – 2007 and younger

The following will be the tryout schedule:

Mite                      Tuesday 3/24/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                            Thursday 3/26/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                            Monday 3/30/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.

Squirt                    Wednesday 3/25/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                            Friday 3/27/15 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
                            Monday 3/30/15 6:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m.

Pee Wee              Tuesday 3/24/15 6:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
                            Wednesday 3/25/15 6:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.
                            Friday 3/27/15 6:40 p.m. to 7:40 p.m.

Bantam                Tuesday 3/24/15 7:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.
                           Wednesday 3/25/15 7:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m.
                           Friday 3/27/15 7:50 p.m. to 8:50 p.m

Tryout fee is $100 (credited to next season's fees) which is non-refundable unless your child is not place on a team. 

Thank you,

BJHL Board of Directors

Week 3 BJHL Calendar Raffle Winners

03/18/2015, 3:15pm EDT
By BJHL

 
1/12 - Kelly Pickering (sold by Seth Pickering - Squirt Smythe)
1/13 - Tom Perry (sold by Steven Gingell - Mite Norris Blue)
1/14 - Dodie Murphy (sold by Ethan Murphy - Mite Smythe)
1/15 - Ed Marceau (Bantam)
1/16 - Jason Rhodes (sold by Annabelle Rhodes - Mite Norris Blue)
1/17 - Amanda Gingell (sold by Madison McCutcheon - Pee Wee Norris)
1/18 - Jane Comtois (sold by Mason Moore - Mite Norris Blue)
 
Thank you to the players for selling the calendars and thank you to all who purchased.
 
Sincerely,
 
BJHL 

2015 SNEHC Playoffs

03/18/2015, 3:15pm EDT
By BJHL Scheduler

By League

With the inaugural SNEHC playoffs fast approaching we wanted to share some of the details with you.

When are the Playoffs:

  1. 2nd season bantams will be held March 7-8th at Lynch Arena in Pawtucket.
  2. All other division will be held March 14-15th at Thayer Arena in Warwick.

Who will make the playoffs: The top four teams in all divisions will make the playoffs. The standings will be determined by winning percentage of games played within the division. These standings will posted on the SNEHC website as soon as all the games have been played.

Format: Semi- finals will be played Saturdays, Finals will be played Sundays

We hope every one has enjoyed the season and look forward to seeing you at the rink.

 

Bruins Raffle Winner

03/18/2015, 3:15pm EDT
By BJHL Booster Club

Thank you to the entire BJHL community who got involved with this fundraiser.  Thank you also to the BJHL Booster Club for procuring the tickets and putting this raffle together.

The winner of the 2 tickets for the Bruins game on 02/07/2015 is Heather Dailey.

Congratulations!

BJHL Raffle Winners Week 4

03/18/2015, 3:15pm EDT
By BJHL Booster Club

Congratulations to the Winners!

1/19 - Geri Reilly (Sold by Mason Moore - Mite Norris Blue)
1/20 - Sam Wellingham (Girls U16)
1/21 - Steve Grupp (Sold by Sean Grupp - Pee Wee Norris)
1/22 - Keith Nadeau (Sold by Kyle Nadeau - Pee Wee Smythe)
1/23 - Kristen Harper (Sold by Cameron Menard - Pee Wee Smythe)
1/24 - David Antoni (Sold by Jack Corrao - Pee Wee Smythe)
1/25 - Rodney Frenette (Mite Smythe)

BJHL Raffle Winners Week 5

03/18/2015, 3:15pm EDT
By BJHL Booster Club

Congratulations to the Winners!

1/26 - Seamus Coleman (Mite Wales)
1/27 - George Andrescaritgrz (Sold by Stephen Veresko - Squirt Norris)
1/28 - Kim Durand (Sold by Austin Amaral - Mite Smythe)
1/29 - Nicolas Carey (Mite Wales)
1/30 - Jacob LeClerc (Pee Wee Smythe)
1/31 - Elizabeth Sharp (Sold by Cameron Menard - Pee Wee Smythe) 

2nd Informational Session Scheduled - 3/12/15

03/02/2015, 11:30am EST
By BJHL Board of Directors

The BJHL Board of Directors will hold a second informational meeting on Thursday March 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm in the BJHL off ice room at Levy Rink. This is a follow up to the meeting held on Thursday March 5, 2015.  We will update the league and its members on the decision to move forward with BJHL tryouts only for the 2015/2016 season.

BJHL will be holding tryouts for levels Mite A through Bantam by the end of March. The tryout schedule days and times will be posted separately.

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