On Sunday 30th August 2015, we are holding the first Stage 1 Development Event at Ice Sheffield which will launch the 2015/16 junior ice hockey season. This event will be like no other event held at Ice Sheffield as it will bring together the various sections of the junior game for the very first time and I am hopeful that the event will be seen as the catalyst for some major changes to the junior game that I know Clubs believe are long overdue.

Part of the full-day of ice hockey activity will include opportunities for nine and ten year old players to take to the ice for the first time under the Association’s new Under 11 Rules of Competition. I am seeking expressions of interest from 44 players from the Midlands and Northern Conference Clubs who can be available to take part in some on ice training and games on Sunday 30th August 2015.

The format and timetable for the event has yet to be finalised but I know that we will be hosting two Under 11 matches to be played under the new rules and I am looking to establish 2 “All-Star” teams to consist of players representing all of the Northern and Midlands Clubs. The two games will be played in the afternoon and early evening with the event concluding around 7:30pm.

I would like any player who was born in 2005 or 2006 and who will be available to play in the Inaugural U11 Challenge on 30th August to sign-up on the JLMC’s new TeamApp.

To do this just visit and sign-up by entering your details requesting access to the U11 Exhibition Sheffield group. When you enter your details you will need to provide a statement in the “Reason” box saying in less than 25 words why you should be selected to play in the game on 30th August. Don’t forget to include your date of birth and parents email address/mobile number so we can get in contact with you.

As I expect this opportunity to be over-subscribed I will be looking for the best statements in 25 words or less in order to pick my two teams. The closing date for submitting your entry is 6:00pm on Friday 21st August 2015 and the final decision on selection rests with me. So submit your entry email today and give yourself a chance of being on the ice with us on 30th August at Ice Sheffield.

Enjoy the rest of your summer.


Jaquie Pye

EIHA Junior League Management Committee

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