Buchans Minor Hockey looks back on the season
BUCHANS, N.L. – Supporters and members of the Buchans Minors Hockey team gathered at the James Hornell Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, June 19 for their closing banquet.
Organizers Paula White and Carolyn Rowsell have headed up the minor hockey group and have enjoyed the time spent with players. They also wanted to express appreciation for the support they have received.
Each of the youth volunteers was presented with a gift certificate in appreciation from Minor Hockey as well as a participation certificate.
“Without you as volunteers, this would not be possible,” White said.
The corporate sponsors have allowed each of the players to purchase their Buchans Minor Hockey jerseys at a reduced cost. The group also received a donation of $3,000 from the Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union, Local 779. Those sponsors, as well as the Town of Buchans were included in White’s words of appreciation.
Hockey souvenirs featuring a jersey and pair of skates were purchased from funds raised at the canteen during the Amber Chippett Memorial Skate-a-Thon in March. Amber’s mom, Michelle Chippett painted each of them in the team members’ names and their jersey numbers, making them very unique keepsakes.
Members of Buchans Minor Hockey held their closing banquet at the James Hornell Boys and Girls Club Tuesday, June 19. To commemorate the occasion they had a cake featuring a photo of the team which they gathered around for a team photo with their youth coaches and volunteers.
The Buchans Minor Hockey team are very lucky to have youth volunteers who offer assistance throughout the season. One of those volunteers is Andrew Eveleigh. Pictured is Paula White, one of the team’s organizers presenting Eveleigh with a gift certificate to a local restaurant as a token of appreciation.
Each of the players in Buchans Minor Hockey received a souvenir of their year on the team. These were purchased using funds raised in the canteen at the Amber Chippett Memorial Skate-a-thon in March. Amber’s mom, Michelle Chippett personalized each of the figurines with the member’s name and jersey number.