Clearview Canucks hit the ice in new uniforms
Clearview Minor Hockey players are suited up and on the ice.
The new league, an amalgamation of Creemore and Stayner Minor Hockey, received their new jerseys last week sporting the league’s new name and logo.
An online vote resulted in the selection of the name Clearview Canucks, submitted by player Ella Duits, and a logo submitted by player Izzy Mitchell.
Clearview Minor Hockey vice president Brian MacIntyre said the logo drawn by Mitchell was reworked by a graphic designer but they essential elements were retained. He said there were several submissions that incorporated the name Canucks, a maple leaf, hockey sticks and the letter C.
There are up to 240 players on 17 teams wearing the new jerseys.
“For the most part it has been a success across the board,” he said.
MacIntyre said the transition has gone well and the league has formed an 18-member executive committee made up of representatives from both Creemore and Stayner, and ice time is being shared between the two communities.
“The kids are making new friends, they are bonding very well,” said MacIntyre. “As an executive we are very proud of what we have been able to put together for the kids and the product we have put forward.”
The amalgamation has allowed them to form a rep team and two local level teams for most of the age groups. They have been able to retain players and place them in the appropriate level, which was one of the goals of amalgamation.
MacIntyre said the players who demonstrated the necessary skills during tryouts are able to play at the rep level and the others can play at the local level where they concentrate on developing skills and building their love of hockey.
The regular hockey season continues until January, when playoffs begin. For game schedules and results, visit clearviewminorhockey.com and find Clearview Minor Hockey on Facebook.
There are still opportunities for team sponsorship. Anyone interested is asked to contact MacIntyre at [email protected]
Contributed photo: Clearview Minor Hockey player Nathan Elliot and Dylan McFadden from Georgian Shores take part in a puck drop ceremony Nov. 8 marking the first game with the new Clearview jerseys, with executive members Kevin Bloemendal and Rob Kinghan, and Councillor Robert Walker dropping the puck.