Calling all parents of female hockey players, ages 10-16:
I am delighted to announce to you and invite you to, the Cleveland Girls' Ice Hockey Winter Classic, taking place at Halloran Park on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Depending on numbers and support, we hope it to last the better part of the day.
The format will be a 3-on-3 tournament, with individual girls between the ages of 10 and 16 registering, and the organizers of the "Winter Classic" making teams of 4, hopefully as evenly as possible. The only reason for the age restrictions is safety, which is why there will only be one 10/16 year old per team, to the best of our ability. Who knows, if this goes our way, in future years, maybe we can have different age brackets!
We are really excited about this opportunity for our girls to play together, compete against one another, and have a day all about them and the love of the sport. With the popularity of the Winter Classics in the NHL/College/etc. over the last several years, we hope this will be a great day, with a good turn out and perhaps some publicity for the female game in our city.
Myself and the other organizers will create the format, perhaps double elimination, or even round robin - whatever gives everyone the best opportunity to play as much as possible. Goalies are always in short supply, so they will probably need to play a few games here and there.
We want this to be about ALL of the girls' programs in the Northeast Ohio area, not just the Flames. Therefore, forward this info and my contact details to anyone in Northeast Ohio who you think might be interested.
Thank you so much for your time and commitment to this game. Please contact me via email anytime.
Yours in Sport,
Head Coach - Ohio Flames U14 Team