Starhawks Youth Hockey Invites Kids to Northstar Ice Sports Center in Westborough, MA to participate in Try Hockey for Free Day on November 8th.
Starhawks Youth Hockey invites boys and girls ages four to twelve years old to Northstar Ice Sports Center in Westborough, MA on Saturday, November 8th at 10:50am for a Try Hockey for Free clinic to experience ice hockey for the first time and learn the basics of the sport in a fun, safe environment. Make sure to show up early to put on skates & equipment as we’ll go on the ice at 10:50am. Equipment is available on a first come, first serve basis as well as assistance in dressing the players. We’d like to thank the Boston Bruins, Mass Hockey, the Mike Cheever Grow Hockey Development Grant and Starhawks Youth Hockey for helping make the equipment available for this year’s hockey season!
If your player enjoys this first experience, Starhawks Youth Hockey will be offering its Learn To Play Hockey/House League for eight more Saturdays (Same time & rink) in November & December and equipment will be available for this session also.
Try Hockey For Free Day is part of Come Play Hockey Month. This program, designed to provide youth hockey associations a national platform to introduce new kids to the sport, is a joint‐effort between USA Hockey, the National Hockey League, and NHL member clubs. With Total Hockey and Liberty Mutual Responsible Sports, the official sponsors of Try Hockey For Free Day, USA Hockey has 500 locations offering kids between the ages of 4 and 12 years old this unique opportunity.
“We look forward to introducing new families to our sport,” said Mark Macaulay. “To help keep costs reasonable for parents, we’ve developed our house league to provide first-year players with a cost-effective introduction to hockey. More information will be available at the event and on our website (www.starhawks.net).”
To register for one of the 500+ Try Hockey for Free opportunities, please visit www.TryHockeyForFree.com or visit www.starhawks.net & hit REGISTER NOW.
Casino Night is fast approaching and we once again need your help. Although volunteers are needed in a lot of different areas, the majority are needed to deal our gaming tables, which include a dice game, roulette, black jack, Texas Hold'em, and a wheel game. Training will be provided as we get closer to the event, so details to follow. Should be a blast.
The majority of our expenses for the year is renting ice time. Having an event like this be successful will greatly help offset those costs and, in turn, help us keep tuition costs down. We highly encourage you to bring as many family members and friends outside of Starhawks Nation. It will be a great time and we’ll be playing for real $$$.
As for volunteering, just think about the hours that our coaches and board members put in on a weekly basis for our children’s benefit. We owe it to them, as Starhawks Nation, to give up just a couple of hours of our time for what surely will be an extremely fun and beneficial evening. If we don’t get Starhawks Nation to volunteer, then the coaches will most likely end up volunteering because it is in their nature. We owe it to them to relieve them of that burden and allow them to have a little fun as a small thank you.
We’ve attached a link for folks to sign up. Remember, if you don’t want to work the gaming tables, there are other volunteer positions available. In addition, if you don't see a time slot that fits your schedule, please let us know and we will work with you to find one, as we know your time is valuable.
As most of you are aware, we are planning our 1st Annual Casino Night fundraising event, and we wanted to share some of the details. This is going to be a great night for parents to get together and mingle with other hockey families, while also helping to raise money for Starhawks to offset the increase cost of ice that is increasing each year.
Casino games will include black jack, dice games, over-under tables, roulette, wheel games, and a Texas Hold 'Em tournament. There will be a silent auction, as well as other raffle prizes, including a 60-inch Flat Screen Television with only 200 tickets available for sale to increase your chance of winning.
Hor dourves will be served throughout the night, and a cash bar will be available.
Date: November 8th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to Midnight **
Where: Hudson Elk's Club, Hudson
Cost for General Admission: $20 for tickets purchased in advance or $25 at the door the night of the event.
Cost for Texas Hold 'Em Tournament: $55 (includes the $20 entry fee)
** No hockey games are scheduled after 4:00 p.m. on November 8th so everyone can join without conflict **
To make this event a success, we need your help. We are in need of MANY volunteers. Not only will we need help selling tickets, serving hor dourves, etc., but we also are in need of a lot of "Dealers" for the casino gaming tables. No experience is necessary, as the company providing the casino tables will train everyone. The more volunteers we get, the less time each volunteer is needed, resulting in more fun for everyone. With that said, we will be looking for AT LEAST (5) parent volunteers from each team. Once your team manager is selected, he/she will be in touch and will begin the sign up process.
In addition, we are looking for companies who might be interested in becoming a table sponsor. The cost is $100 and includes (2) general admission tickets into the event, and their company name will be displayed on one of our gaming tables, providing them with advertising for their business. If you own your own business or know someone who may be interested, please let us know.
Anyone is welcome, so bring family and friends. Tickets are being sold periodically at the rink, so purchase when you can. Raffle tickets for the 60-inch TV are selling fast, so if you want in on the action, make sure to stop by and buy one!
That about sums up the night! With your help, we can begin a new Starhawks' Tradition and make this an annual event that everyone can look forward to, as well as raising money for your hockey organization.
For any questions, please contact Christine LoSchiavo at
or (617) 875-3857.