ROBERTSON-EAGLES MEMORIAL HMI GOLF CLASSIC

Sign_template.cdrOn Saturday, July 9th, 2016, the annual Robertson-Eagles Memorial HMI Golf Classic was held for the first time at the Petitcodiac Golf & Country Club. The day was a tremendous success, raising just over $8,500 in support of HMI Atlantic.

All who participated were treated to a fun round of golf using the Texas scramble, best ball format. The team event results in some amazing scores and provides an enjoyable time.

The day was unusually cool for July but it meant a day without bugs and no fears of overheating on the course. Once again we were honored to have two teams from the Eagles and Robertson family participate in the day. In a special way Len and Ernie were there, represented by their families.

Thank you to those who helped organize the day, to the many who donated prizes, to the tournament sponsors and to all who participated in the event. We are truly grateful. And thank you to all who prayed for a successful day. God was pleased to respond with providing good weather and a great response in the raising of funds for the ministry.

We are also grateful for the kind hospitality extended to us by General Manager, Bill Loughery and the rest of his staff at the Petitcodiac Golf & Country Club.

This years Robertson-Eagles Memorial by popular demand is moving back to a September date. Circle on your calendar, Saturday, September 9th, 2017. We hope to see you there!

Registration can be done on-line at http://www.hockeyministries.org/golf or by emailing hmiatlantic@gmail.com for a registration form.

 

DINNER & AUCTION

This year’s annual HMI Atlantic Dinner & Auction Fundraiser, was held  Friday, February 4, 2017. The well over 200 crowd enjoyed another wonderful evening together. The event once again was a tremendous success, raising almost $24,000!

The night was made extra special with our featured guests, former Montreal Canadien and Stanley Cup champion, Ryan Walter, along with his wife, Jennifer. Ryan brought along his Stanley Cup ring that he so kindly distributed throughout the crowd. As usual the evening  featured a variety of auction items: trips, sports tickets, hockey collectibles, kitchenware, gardening accessories, automotive, gift cards and more. Back by popular demand was the IKEA corner, featuring items from the famous Swedish retailer and “Scalpers Corner”, where sports tickets and collectibles were available for bidding.

We are so grateful for the many kind and generous people who contributed towards the record breaking night. Each one played a significant role in the tremendously successful night. And special thanks for all who prayed. The weather made for ease of travel to and from the event. The night results exceeded our expectations. All glory to God!

The event has now reached a point of near capacity. Please stay tuned for next years date and reserve your tickets early. For date and ticket information call, (506) 849-4488 or email, hmiatlantic@gmail.com.

 

HOCKEY CLINICS

HMI Atlantic for many years offered an annual weekend hockey clinic in Sussex NB to launch the community’s minor hockey program. Over 140 boys and girls registered each year to participate in the event.

This summer HMI Atlantic will be conducting it’s first weekend clinic in Halifax NS from August 26-27, 2017. We are very excited about the opportunity to offer such a service to hockey families in the greater Halifax area.

Our featured instructor for the Halifax clinic will be former Anaheim Ducks and Stanley Cup champion, Joe DiPenta.

For more information please email: hmiatlantic@gmail.com or call (506) 849-4488.

Other past clinic instructors have included, former NHLers Laurie Boschman,Chico Resch, Ron Ellis, Dave Burrows, Jean Pronovost,  Mark Osborne, Alex Pirus, Bob Bassen, Dave Cressman and Bill Butters.

 

FAITH & FAMILY NIGHT

In conjunction with local teams HMI Atlantic has hosted Faith and Family Nights. A discounted group taken is provided to churches, youth groups and teams to a game where following the contest a featured speaker shares the story of his Christian faith with those who wish to remain behind. We have been fortunate to have had many wonderful athletes come and share their story including former NHLers Stu Grimson, Mark Osborne, Laurie Boschman, Michel Dion and Paul Henderson.

Our most recent Faith & Family event was held on Friday, January 20th, 2017 at Harbour Station when the Saint John Sea Dogs played the visiting Chicoutimi Sagueneens. Our special guest was former NHL goaltender  and Stanley Cup champion, Chico Resch. Chico was a big hit with the fans, scouts and media, dropping the post-game ceremonial puck, autographing photos and speaking following the game to all those who remained behind. Chico shared many stories from his NHL career and about his journey of faith.

Plans are already underway for a 2017-18 season Faith & Family event. Stay tuned.


BIBLE GIFT OFFER

Annually HMI Atlantic sends a Christmas card  to players, trainers and coaches across the Quebec Major Junior Hockey LeagueBibles wishing them a Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noël and offering the gift of a Bible.

Typically we receive close to 100 players responding to the gift offer. Bibles are also made available to minor hockey, Junior A and Midget teams.

HMI has also published “Breakaway” and “Jouer pour Gagner”,  a Hockey New Testament in French and English, featuring testimonies from current players in the game. This has been made available for distribution from youth hockey to the pros. At the 2015 Memorial Cup in Quebec City 1000 copies were distributed during the week.  If you would like more information on how you can get involved in the distribution of these Hockey New Testaments please contact us at HMI Atlantic.

INNEBANDY/FLOORBALL

innebandyA sport originating from Sweden that brings the exciting elements of hockey to the gymnasium floor and is an excellent cross-training sport for hockey players. Innebandy is a sport played by Peter Forsberg, Mats Sundin and other great Swedish players that have been part of their development as hockey players. The international term for the game is Floorball, a sport growing in popularity around the world. Features of the game include off-ice conditioning, quickness and agility training, a fun, safe and inexpensive sport, stickhandling, passing, shooting and scoring!

An Innebandy program is an excellent way for a local church to connect with families in their communities. The partnership between Hockey Ministries International and local churches enables a church to implement a program and offer a service to young people and their families. For more information on developing an Innebandy program contact HMI Atlantic.