Sperry 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.
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 (email@example.com) if you have any suggestions or comments.
Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we’ll see you on the ice in August!
Would you like some more hockey in March? Yeah? Uh huh, we thought so…
Extra Hockey in March
The Main Street Arena has offered us some additional ice times in March 2013, and we thought that you should know so you can mark your calendar.
- Saturday, 3/2 9pm
- Thursday, 3/7 9pm
- Friday, 3/15 9pm
- Monday, 3/25 6:30pm-7:30pm
These times are in addition to our regular Tuesday night games, so we’ve got lots of Sperry hockey coming your way!
Details about the cost, format, and the duration of the games are still TBD. Please don’t email us to signup now. Keep an eye on your inbox for signup messages, and reply to those messages. A signup message for Saturday’s game has already gone out.
See you on the ice!
To join the Sperry Marine Hockey Club’s email list, please send an email with your name, email address and phone number(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify whether your phone number is a home, work, or cell phone number. Please see the FAQ if you want to know why we need your phone number. Also, please include a brief self-evaluation of whether you’re a C-line or B-line player.
You don’t need to be a Northrop Grumman – Sperry Marine employee to join the Sperry Marine Hockey Club, but you must be at least 18 years old.
Got a preference for a particular night or time of day to play hockey? Would you like us to get even more ice times?
Sorry for the huge alternate list again this week.
Our start time is 8:45 PM. We play for 45 minutes (8:45 – 9:30 PM) with no ice cut, and no warm ups. If you need to stretch, please do so before you come to the bench. Please be on the bench and ready to go by 8:40. Your slot may be forfeit if you arrive at the rink after 8:30. The format will be the normal 90 second clock with auto-horn to signify line changes.
Dan O’Connell is handling cancellations. If you have to cancel, you can e-mail us using the email@example.com address until noon on Tuesday. From noon to game time, you should call Dan’s cell at 434-466-2445.
David Delamere will be taking your contribution this week. You can make his job easier by arriving as early as possible and finding him as soon as you enter the rink. The Main Street Arena has asked us to pay either in cash or personal check. Do not pay with a credit card.
The cost is $10/player. Goalies play for free. Checks should be made out to the Main Street Arena.
See you on the ice,
Sperry Hockey Roster
- Karr, Nick white
- Delamere, Dave white
- Smith, Daniel white
- Gertner, Eric white
- Ford, Dalton white
- Bambury, Tim dark
- O’Connell, Dan dark
- Blom, Joe dark
- Bergstrom, Rob dark
- Goldberg, Ron dark
- Frey, Dave white
- DiGiacomo, Frank white
- Crockett, Josh white
- Feden, Helga white
- Michael, Glen white
- Borish, Jake dark
- Hall, Peter dark
- Rosenfeld, Keith dark
- Nietzel, Nicole dark
- Slitt, Gavin dark
- Maher, AJ
- Brethern, Michael
- Childs, Trey
- Varshavsky, Yury
- Bender, Dean
- Landers, James
- Sorochin, Craig
- Brownfield, Ron
- DiOrio, Anthony
- Maeng, Brian
- Franklin, Jay
- Bourke, Patrick
- Draper, Matt
- King, Andrew
- Strauss, Gabe
- Schaffer, Joe
- Healy, John
- McIninch, Steve
- Bryant, Will
- Lloyd, Nate
Hi, everybody. If you haven’t visited the Sperry Marine Hockey Club web site is a while, you may be surprised to see what’s new. In fact, we have a newly redesigned website. The website address hasn’t changed. It’s still www.sperryhockey.org. Please visit the new Sperry Hockey website and let us know what you think.
The old site was stale, and besides, it was a bear to maintain. The new Sperry Hockey website should be cleaner, faster, and a heck of a lot easier to maintain. And it should look better on mobile devices as well, so check us out on your phone or tablet.
This is, by the way, just the first step in making this site more responsive and timely. Eventually, we hope to automate sign-ups and allow you to pay online. And we’d like to send news and signup reminders with an integrated list service instead of using a separate email account like we do now. Won’t that be cool! Won’t David and Dan be happy that they don’t have to spend 15 minutes every night trying to chase down you deadbeats who think you can play for free?!
How about a Photo Gallery?
Oh, by the way, we really could use some new pictures to post on our new Sperry Hockey website. Really, do you want to look at nothing but an old picture of Brad Sayler all the time? If you have some (Sperry hockey related) pictures, please send them our way. Keep it clean, folks! Yes, that means you, Ron! For now, please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And Now a word From Our Sponsors…
Thanks to Joe Nasevich at Whispering Woods Software for working on the new website’s design! Looking for a new website for your business? Give Joe a call at 434-282-1275.
So Whadayathink about the new Sperry Hockey website?
So what do you think about the new Sperry Hockey website? Like it? Hate it? See something missing or broken? Let us know by posting your comment below.