Monday, November 12, 2018

North Bay games, January 2019

Attention Intermediates and Seniors!

As we plan our games with North Bay January 20 2019, we need your feedback.

Here’s what you need to know:

We’re going together as teams in buses
We’ll leave Sunday January 20 2019 @ 9:30 am.
We’re planning a meal after our games, then we’ll make our way back home. Remember to bring snacks for the bus ride as we won’t be stopping.
We’re excited about playing North Bay!

Each athlete requires at least ONE caregiver or parent to accompany them.

You will be receiving an email link to a questionnaire requesting information such as:

Are you planning to attend the trip to North Bay?
Do you have at least ONE caregiver / parent to accompany you?
Do you have any dietary restrictions?

Friday, September 28, 2018

Welcome to the Newmarket-Nighthawks 2018-2019 season

New Season Starts (Click here for newsletter as PDF)
Welcome to both those returning and those new to the Newmarket Nighthawks' teams.  Our season will begin with registration and a practice on October 6, 2018. 
Remember, if you wish to practice on registration day you must have full equipment.
We have increased the registration fee to $200.  SHI has joined Hockey Canada.  This fee includes all ice times, jerseys, socks, tournament fees and referees.

Icetimes for the 2018/2019 season

The ice times for all teams remains the same and will take place on the Pfaff rink at the Magna Centre.

  • 10:15  -  Juniors 
  • 11:15  -  Intermediates
  • 12:15  -  Seniors

All team schedules will be made available on October 6th, copies will be available at registration or online.  
October 6 - practice and registration
October 13 - practice
October 20 - home game vs. Kitchener

Google Registration
We will continue to use Google to register electronically.  A link will be sent to you to enable completion of the registration online.  You will also be provided with PDF copies of the Liability Waiver and Code Of Conduct to download or you can find them here on the Registration Forms page. Please note: you must sign and bring there two documents with you before any player will be allowed on the ice.

Not Returning?
As we have a rather substantial wait list for players we would appreciate if you could let us know if you are NOT returning,  We would like to provide those on the wait list with an opportunity to play as spots become available.
For those on the wait list
For potential new players who have spoken with Bob Mackenzie over the summer, you are welcome to come out and observe.  You will be contacted when we have assessed space availability.  Please introduce yourself to one of the coaches if you come to observe.

Important Dates
October 6, 2018 
Christmas Party:
December 15, 2018
North Bay:
January 20, 2019
Valentines Fundraiser:
February 9, 2019
Kitchener Friendship Tournament:
February 16 & 17, 2019 (To be Confirmed)
The 2019 Special Hockey International tournament will be hosted by Grandravine in Toronto on March 27, 28 and 29, 2019


We are urgently in need of on-ice volunteers for our Juniors team.  Please speak with Bob MacKenzie if you are interested.

Who's Who:
Juniors Coach:  Bob MacKenzie
T: 905-898-7451 
Juniors Team Rep:  Theresa Burfield
Intermediates Coach:  Terry Porter
T: 289-230-0872 
Intermediates Team Rep:  Aideen Tyler
Seniors Coach: Glenn MacMillan
T: 416-520-2704 
Seniors Team Rep: Tammy Wanschura

Succession Planning for the Newmarket Nighthawks
We would like to announce that Terry Porter and Conrad Clapperton have agreed to take over responsibilities of running the Nighthawks from Mike & Debbie Young and Bob & Kim MacKenzie.  We thank Terry and Conrad for their dedication and wish them luck!!

Other Tournaments
We are applying for an opportunity to play in the Kitchener Friendship tournament on February 16 and 17 of the Family Day weekend.  More details will follow when our entrance has been confirmed.  We are also going to play games in North Bay on January 20, 2019.  Please note that ONLY the Intermediates and Seniors are scheduled for now.  North Bay is trying to establish a Juniors team this season, and if successful, we will send our Juniors team as well ... so stay tuned!

Friday, April 6, 2018

A thank-you message to Bob from North Bay after our mini tournament

From: Sharon Fung 
Sent: Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:04 AM
To: Mackenzie, Robert
Subject: parry sound

Hi Bob,

A little late because life gets in the way but thanks so much for organizing the Parry Sound mini tournament. Our group had a great time and one of the few opportunities we get to play our peers.  I thought you did a great job with the organazation and the games were fantastic. I think we have two very well matched teams as well as very similar philosophies regarding special hockey. It was the best way to end our season and everyone had a great time. Perhaps we will have to organize a get together with our  teams again next season.  I know our coaches and players would really like that.

Until then enjoy the time off!