Monthly Archives: July 2013

Sperry Hockey Resumes August 20, 2013

Sperry Hockey Resumes Aug 20 2013 at the Main Street ArenaSperry hockey resumes in Charlottesville when the Main Street Arena rink re-opens August 20, 2013. Sperry will be one of the first groups to christen the new ice! We have 2 90-minute sessions the first week. Please look for signup messages to go out when the games approach.  Meanwhile, please mark your calendar for these two games:

  • Tuesday, Aug 20, 7:45 – 9:15 PM (90 minutes).
    Cost is just $20/player for the extended session. Insane!!!
  • Thursday, Aug 22, 7:15 – 8:45 PM (90 minutes).
    Same cost as above.

Sperry Hockey Resumes Its Weekly Thursday Slot

In addition, our regular weekly slot will be 9:30 PM on Thursdays, starting on Thursday, August 29, 2013. We had trouble filling the Thursday night slot last year, but this is 15 minutes earlier than last year, so we hope you’ll be able to play. The good news is that we have a full hour of ice time, instead of being shoehorned into a 45-minute slot like last season. The hourly ice rental fee has risen 10 percent, so the cost is likely going to be $15 for our regular Thursday night game.

Administrative News

In other news, Bob DeCusati has moved to Richmond, so he won’t be helping to collect money at the Sperry games any longer. Bob, thanks for all your help the last few years!

Finally, there are some changes in store on the Sperry web site (www.sperryhockey.org). We hope to gradually transition to a more automated signup system and allow people to pay in advance by PayPal or credit card. Contact Joe Nasevich (jnasevich@gmail.com) if you have any suggestions or comments.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we’ll see you on the ice in August!

Team Sperry:

Dave Delamere
Joe Nasevich
Dan O’Connell
Brad Sayler

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Sperry Hockey Roster for Saturday, July 13, 2013

SkateNation PlusHere is the Sperry Hockey roster for Saturday, July 13, 2013, 11:10AM-12:30PM at Richmond’s SkateNation Plus (Short Pump) rink.

Openings

Spots are still open, so let us know if you want to play as soon as possible. We’ve got 19 players and two goalies, but having a few more skaters will definitely work for the amount of time that we have. It can also bring the cost down. Please email us at sperryhockey@gmail.com or call David Delamere’s cell at 434-760-2870 if you want to play.  Even if your schedule opens up early Saturday morning, you can still call David Delamere at 434-760-2870.

Time, Location, and Cost

Game Time: 11:10AM-12:30PM
Location: Richmond SkateNation Plus (Short Pump)
Cost: $20… for 80 minutes

roster - Sperry Marine Hockey Club

Note that this is a an 80-minute extended session. Our start time is 11:10 AM. We play for 80 minutes (11:10 – 12:13 PM). Please be on the bench and ready to go by 11:05. Your slot may be forfeit if you arrive at the rink after 11:00.

We’re playing at Richmond’s SkateNation Plus (Short Pump) rink. We prefer to play at Charlottesville Main Street Arena, of course, but the rink is closed for the summer.

The cost is $20/player for the extended session. Goalies play for free. The David Delamere will be collecting your contributions once again. You can make his job easier by arriving as early as possible and finding him as soon as you enter the rink. Please pay either in cash or with a personal check. Do not pay with a credit card.

Cancellations

David Delamere is handling cancellations. If you have to cancel, you can e-mail us using the sperryhockey@gmail.com address until noon on Friday. From noon to game time, you should call David’s cell at 434-760-2870. Better yet, just show up and play and don’t call David at all!

Format

Please bring both a white and dark jersey (and extras if you have them). Game style will more than likely be shift-on-fly for easy adjustments and little clock involvement. I

Teams will be selected that morning, so please bring both a white and dark jersey (and extras if you have them). Game style will more than likely be shift-on-the-fly for easy adjustments and little clock involvement. Figure a figure 3-5 min warm-up, two periods, and switch goalies at halfway mark. It’s gonna be fun!

Carpooling

Joe Nasevich can take one, maybe two additional players. He’s coming from Forest Lakes, just north of Charlottesville. Or, he’s willing to ride with someone else. Call Joe if you want to save gas and share a ride: 856-630-1532.

Sperry Hockey Roster

Goalies

  • Will Bryant
  • Joe Pennio

Players

Teams are still TBD.

  1. David Dort
  2. David Delamere
  3. Dan O’Connell
  4. Dave Frey
  5. Seamus Moody
  6. Steve McIninch
  7. Phil Tatton
  8. Tim O’Loughlin
  9. James Landers
  10. Hunter Werley
  11. Scott Werley
  12. Joey Blom
  13. Dean Bender
  14. Josh Crockett
  15. Kim Peters
  16. Bob DeCusati
  17. Joe Nasevich
  18. Brad Sayler
  19. Pete Dimmick
  20. TBD
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Main Street Arena Summer Update

Below is a Main Street Arena summer update from the owner, Mark Brown.  The full letter is copied below, but here are the highlights:

  • The rink is scheduled to re-open on Monday, August 19, 2013
  • MSA hired two new hockey directors to replace Jen Blanchard:

If the rink opens as scheduled, we hope to have our first Sperry hockey game on Tuesday night, August 20.  Stay tuned…

Main Street Arena Summer Update

Main Street Arena Summer UpdateThe following newsletter was originally sent by email on Monday, July 8, 2013.  It’s been copied here in its entirety.

Main Street Arena
July 8th, 2013

MSA Patrons,

I hope everybody has had a good summer and is looking forward to the coming ice season which is scheduled to begin on August 19th, 2013 or perhaps a day later depending on how long it takes to touch up the ice. This will be my fourth season with MSA which is hard to believe, it feels like yesterday that this journey began.

When you come back, you’ll be glad to see we have made a few upgrades to the arena. The main upgrade is we have purchased LED lighting for the rink area. The old lights were 400W halide lights that burned extremely hot. At the level of the lights the temperature of the air was always over 70 degrees. The LED lights that we have installed are 150W and can be touched with your bare hand while on. Not only will we save the direct electricity costs associated with lighting, we will not have a section of extremely hot air heating up the building which saves further electricity costs and should result in a higher quality ice surface. Additionally the LED lights are instant on and instant off which will be great if we experience a power outage or wanted to turn off the lights temporarily for some reason.

I also wanted to announce that we have hired new hockey directors Gary Jones for the Adult League and Jeremy Thomson for the Youth league. Gary has played and been around hockey for his entire life and is very excited at this opportunity to put his touch on the adult league. If anyone has any ideas they’d like to discuss, Gary can be reached at g.jones@mainstarena.com. Jeremy is well known to everyone as a Zamboni driver, skate sharpener, hockey coach and hockey player. He has been around the rink for a long time as well and is going to be working to further develop youth hockey players in central Virginia. This is a huge job and hopefully Jeremy and our hockey community can work together to recruit new skaters and guide them from learning to skate into serious committed players at the rink for years to come. If anyone would like to reach Jeremy he can be contacted at j.thompson@mainstarena.com.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Jennifer Blanchard for 3 years of service at MSA and I believe another 14 years at Charlottesville Ice Park. When I looked at buying the rink initially, I was heavily influenced by the fact that an experienced and professional hockey director was already on staff. I was also substantially aided in that process by her husband Mike Ball who was the director of BRIHA at that time. Without both of their presence, I don’t know that skating would exist in Charlottesville. I look forward to their continued involvement at MSA and you can find Jennifer at https://www.facebook.com/MorselCompassMobileKitchen or at jennifer@jenniferblanchardrealty.com

If anyone has any further questions or would like to get in touch you can reach myself at mark.brown@mainstarena.com or Will at will@mainstarena.com.

Thanks,

Mark Brown

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11AM Saturday Sperry Hockey, July 13, 2013

Signups are now open for a special 11AM Saturday morning session of Sperry hockey, July 13, 2013, at SkateNation Plus in Short Pump.  If you took an email holiday during the long Independence Day holiday, you might have missed the signup message, so check your inbox!  The roster is already starting to fill up, so please signup early to guarantee your slot.  This will probably be the last travel game before Charlottesville’s Main Street Arena rink re-opens in August.

Sperry Hockey, July 13, 2013

sperry hockey june 23 2013The game is scheduled for late Saturday morning, July 13, 2013.  We start at 11 AM (11:10 to be exact) and play for 80 minutes (until 12:30 PM). Game format and cost are still to be determined, but figure $20-25/person for the extended session.  Goalies play for free, as usual.

Gazing into David’s crystal ball, I see hazy images of people changing on the fly without an autohorn to signal line changes, plus a short break halway through the session.  It might be prudent to bring both a white and dark jersey, because the teams are not clear at the moment as well.  Afterward, I predict brunch at Mimi’s Cafe to put back all the calories.

To signup, reply by email to sperryhockey@gmail.com. If you want to volunteer for carpooling, please say so, state number of riders, and provide contact info. Roster should be published no later than 48 hours before the game. Roster and No Show policy can be found on the Sperry Marine Hockey Club web site.

Directions to SkateNation Plus Rink

Skate Nation Plus is located at 4350 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060. You can find directions by visiting the Skate Nation web site. In addition to their state of the art 5,000 square foot laser tag arena, SkateNation Plus houses a regulation NHL rink and has programs for skaters of all levels.

They are open year-round, and they are located in Downtown Short Pump (Henrico County, west of Richmond, Virginia). For skating fun on Richmond’s south side be sure to visit their sister rink, Richmond Ice Zone!

Additional Ice Times

This will probably be the last travel game before Charlottesville’s Main Street Arena rink re-opens in August.

Have a Great Summer

We hope that you’re having a great summer, and we’ll see you soon! Only a month and a half more before the ice at the Main Street Arena re-opens!

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