The Tri-Town Minor Hockey Association is proud to announce the return of an all girls team to our organization. The Tri-Town Sirens, an all new 8U girls team coached by Pat McGrath and Eli Gilbert, proudly features some of our hardest working 8U Timberwolves players. Thank you to the families and coaches who worked hard to get this team up and running for our girls. We can't wait to cheer on the Tri-Town Sirens this spring! Stay tuned for more information about this team and other exciting new opportunities coming to TTMH this spring.
Due to the recent tragic events, the Tri-Town Minor Hockey Association Board of Directors has made the decision to implement a new safety measure that is of utmost importance to us. Effective November 20th, 2023, we are MANDATING the use of neck guards for all practices and games for all of our minor youth hockey players. Effective immediately we strongly encourage the use of neck guards at all TTMH ice events if you already have one to wear. We are aware that there may be issues trying to get a neck guard immediately. If you are in need of a neck guard they may be purchased locally at HACKER SPORTS right in the Tri-Town Arena, at our concession stand while supplies last, or at MVP Sports in Potsdam. If looking to order one online please see the information below to ensure you are ordering the an approved neck guard.
Safety is our top priority, and this decision is driven by our commitment to protecting the well-being of our young athletes. Neck guards have been proven to reduce the risk of neck and throat injuries during ice-related activities. We believe that by implementing this rule, we are taking a significant step towards ensuring a safer and more secure environment for our youth. At this time we will not be mandating neck guards for our Learn To Skate participants however we strongly encourage the use of one to prepare them for the future. If your child is moved from LTS to a team it will become mandatory to them to begin wearing one on the ice at all times.
Here are the key points regarding this new policy:
Mandatory Requirement: Strongly encouraged immediately, MANDATORY effective November 20, all participants must wear an approved neck guard during practice sessions, games, and any other on-ice activities.
Approved Neck Guards: Please ensure that you choose a neck guard that is both CE and BNQ certified to guarantee safety compliance. While USA hockey does not currently mandate neck guards, Hockey Canada requires them for their minor hockey players and uses these standards for their safety compliance.
Education: Coaches, team managers, and parents are encouraged to educate our young athletes on the importance of wearing neck guards at all times while on the ice.
Compliance: Non-compliance with this policy will result in ineligibility to participate in on-ice events. We do this not only to ensure safety but also to promote a sense of responsibility and respect for the rules of the game.
We understand that the safety of our young athletes is a shared responsibility, and we appreciate your cooperation in implementing this new requirement. We will do our utmost to support parents and athletes in adjusting to this change.
For any questions or concerns, please reach out to our organization's leadership or your team's coach.
Thank you for your commitment to the safety and well-being of our youth athletes. Together, we can make a positive impact on their development, both on and off the ice.
TTMHA Board of Directors
Thank you to Susie Liberty and her "Cookies for a Cause" for your generous donation to our Learn to Skate program. This season, children who live in the Brasher Falls CSD or Parishville-Hopkinton CSD will have the opportunity to learn to skate at the Tri-Town arena for free thanks to Mrs. Liberty‘s generous donation.
We are looking forward to having our Learn To Skate program back for the 2023-2024 season. We are going to start the season trying a different approach to the L2S program. We will start the season providing two 1/2 hour sessions, one for our younger skaters and one for our older skaters. We will reevaluate the approach after the first 5 weeks. Learn to Skate will start on October 18th at 5:25 for our younger skaters and 5:55 for our older skaters. More information will be provided prior to the first night through the Sports Engine app or through the messaging function within our Sports Engine website (messages are delivered to the email address you provide during registration).
Welcome back TTMH Families!
We are excited to introduce you to the new home of Tri-Town Timberwolves Hockey! This year we are also thrilled to announce an extended season! Tri-Town Arena will be hosting ice through the month of March, giving our Tri Town Timberwolves an extra month on our home ice!
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we work diligently to get everything up and running to improve the TTMH experience for the 2023-2024 season.
TTMH Board of Directors
We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to all of the businesses and volunteers who helped to make our 2023 Duck and Turtle Fundraiser a huge success. We are especially grateful to the businesses and supporters who donated prizes for our big winners. Please be sure to support these businesses and shop local when possible!