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New programs for shinny hockey in Golden

Shinny hockey has a home at the Golden arena and this year younger players will have a chance to play as well.

Shinny hockey has a home at the Golden arena and this year younger players will have a chance to play as well.

Jordan Petrovics, manager of recreational services for the Town of Golden. Petrovics explained that traditionally the Town of Golden has run its shinny hockey program for the 19 plus crowd.

Players who are 19 or older can still come out twice a week on Mondays starting at 9:30 p.m. and Thursdays starting at 9:15 p.m. until Christmas.

“It is an active program. It allows people who can’t play in a regular league  the chance to go out and play when they feel like it,” Petrovics said.

New this year is a program started by Golden Minor Hockey.

“With financial support from the Columbia Basin Trust, he is excited to announce the introduction of its Shinny Program. The primary aim of this initiative is to provide the youth of Golden between the ages of five and 18 the opportunity to play hockey in a less formal setting,” said president of Golden Minor Hockey, Brad Cable.

The shinny program will have three different sessions, two days a week, all held at the Golden Arena.

Youth between the ages of five and eight are invited to join us on Sundays from 2:30-3:15 p.m.  Boys and girls aged nine to 12 will also play on Sundays from 3:15-4:00 p.m.  Teens aged 13 to 18 will have the opportunity to play on Wednesday nights from 8:30-9:30 p.m.

The program is open to all youth of Golden and Area A, and is absolutely free until the end of December.

“The social benefits of this program include exercise and activity for our youth in a quasi-team like setting. Sport teams traditionally provide community spirit not only to youth but to adults alike,” Cable said. “Golden Minor Hockey is looking at different avenues to recruit new players as well enticing past players to once again play hockey.  The ‘Shinny Program’ will provide an excellent opportunity for our youth to come out and try the game for the first time, or help ignite the flame of our past players to get involved once again.  If players feel that they want to take their hockey development to the next level, we will be more than happy to provide information on our regular program at these sessions.”

For further information, feel free to contact Brad Cable at 344-0305 or by email at hockey@goldenhockey.com.

 

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