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EQUIPMENT DAY!
by posted 09/12/2014

*Next Saturday we will hold an equipment exchange and fitting for returning and new players.  Information below:

 

Equipment Day!

Saturday, September 20

12:00 - 3:00

Norwalk Self Storage

25 New Canaan Ave.

Norwalk, CT  06850

5th floor, go right, off of elevator.

Exit 2 off of Rt 7 in Norwalk.

http://www.norwalkselfstorage.com/

*Please let Carlos Coto know what time you will be coming by     

Volunteers to help, would be greatly appreciated. :-)

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ATTENTION! Frankenfest Tourney
by posted 09/09/2014

EVERYONE is encouraged to join the fun!  This is the beauty of Special Hockey!  If you cannot stay over night, think of going for the day.  Everyone participates, even our new skaters!!

Call Rose or Deb

 

Attention All,

Even if you have not yet registered for Hockey, please respond immediately to the tournament information below.  Everyone plays, so don't be shy!  We simply need to know now, who thinks they may be going.  Rooms are a premium, so you need to reserve yours or they will be gone.

Deb

 

Dear Team,

For those who have not yet confirmed: 

Just ONE DAY left to reserve your hotel room for FRANKENFEST!  It is always a bit of a rush with this first tournament and everyone trying to get into gear for hockey again, but I need to register our team for the tournament!  Also, if you can attend, reserve your room by tomorrow night.  Info again listed below. 

 

Again, this is really a great tournament, and I hope all athletes and coaches can attend!  If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to call or email me. 

 

Thank you,
Rose Tomasio

203.261.7662 H

203.673.2601 C

 

Tournament Info: 

Dates:  Saturday, October 11th - Sunday, October 12th.  
Time:  The tournament runs each day from 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm (exact game schedule will come out when all teams have registered)
Location:  Richard Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave.West OrangeNJ 07052

 

New!  The Frankenfest Gala:

Date:  Saturday, October 11th

Time:  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location:  The Essex House, 525 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052; Buffet Dinner, DJ and Dancing, Halloween Fun, and Costume Contest (although costumes are optional)

Hotel Information:

Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mount Pleasant AvenueLivingstonNJ 07039.  
Group rate for this luxury hotel (there is a SPA!) is $139.00/night (+taxes and fees).  

We have a block of 5 rooms for Friday night and a block of 15 rooms for Saturday night.  Please call the hotel at 973.548.0079before September 10th, and mention STORM HOCKEY to get our group rate and a room.  The hotel is 5.7 miles from the Richard Codey Arena. There is an indoor pool, open 6 am-10 pm.  Breakfast is not included in this rate but they do have a buffet breakfast for $17/pp on Sunday morning.  There is also an array of diners and other places to have breakfast in the area.  The hosts of the tournament also have a huge spread of delicious bagels, donuts, muffins, and fresh fruit in a room at the arena. The hotel website is: 
www.westminsterhotel.net

 

Some fun things to do before or in between games:

Visit the Essex County Turtle Back Zoohttp://turtlebackzoo.com.  It is directly next to the Richard Codey Arena.  Also, a short drive down Northfield Avenue is the Essex County Mini Golf Safarihttp://turtlebackzoo.com/mini-golf/



Attachments:
Frankenfest Gala.pdf

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Holmes Harden, H14 Golf Tournament
by posted 09/08/2014


H14  Holmes Harden Golf Tournament
 
For the Third year, the Harden brothers will be supporting Southern Ct Storm Special Hockey as the beneficiary of the H14 Holmes Harden Memorial Golf Tournament being held on Thursday, September 25th, at the New Canaan Country Club.

The Tournament, in honor of the Harden brother's father, is a lasting tribute to a man who loved family and hockey.  Boyd Harden says his father would be very proud that the proceeds of this tournament goes to such a worthy cause.

An all volunteer non-profit organization, Storm Special Hockey is a successful therapeutic program for young athletes with a developmental disability.  Storm ice rental costs alone run approximately $20,000 per season and 100% of all donations received go towards the program. Storm teaches life & social skills to children with a host of developmental disabilities, through the game of Ice Hockey.​

Our heartfelt Thank You, to the Harden Family and those who sponsor and participate in the Tournament, for their continued support of Southern CT Storm Special Hockey. 
 
For more information, or hole sponsorships, contact John Corcoran   or Boyd Harden
 

 
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Register Now Please
by posted 09/03/2014


Have YOU signed up for Hockey yet?
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Frankenfest Tournament
by posted 09/02/2014


Dear Team,

 

We start our season on Sunday, October 5th and we have our first tournament on Saturday, October 11th!  Yes, we begin with the FRANKENFEST TOURNAMENT, hosted by the NJ Dare Devils! 

 

The tournament information follows but I need to know who will be attending so that I can register Storm for the tournament.  So, once you have looked over the information, please email me at rtomasio7662@att.net and let me know if your athlete can, or can not attend.  

 

Tournament: 

Dates:  Saturday, October 11th - Sunday, October 12th. 
Time:  The tournament runs each day from 1:30 pm - 9:00 pm (exact game schedule will come out when all teams have registered)
Location:  Richard Codey Arena, 560 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052

 

New!  The Frankenfest Gala:

Date:  Saturday, October 11th

Time:  7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Location:  The Essex House, 525 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052; Buffet Dinner, DJ and Dancing, Halloween Fun, and Costume Contest (although costumes are optional)

Hotel Information:

Some of our players will be close enough to drive both days but others will want to stay over Friday and/or Saturday night.  It was very difficult to get a room, never mind a block of rooms in all of West Orange.  All hotels are completely booked with multiple weddings, sports events, holiday weekend travel, etc. The nearest hotel that I was able to get, is the Westminster Hotel, 550 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, NJ 07039.  We have a block of 5 rooms for Friday night and a block of 15 rooms for Saturday night.  Please call the hotel at 973.548.0079, before September 10th, and mention STORM HOCKEY to get our group rate and a room.  The hotel is 5.7 miles from the Richard Codey Arena. 

 

Our group rate for this luxury hotel (there is a SPA!) is $139.00/night (+taxes and fees).  There is an indoor pool, open 6 am-10 pm.  Breakfast is not included in this rate but they do have a buffet breakfast for $17/pp on Sunday morning.  There is also an array of diners and other places to have breakfast in the area.  The hosts of the tournament also have a huge spread of delicious bagels, donuts, muffins, and fresh fruit in a room at the arena.

The hotel website is: www.westminsterhotel.net

 

Some fun things to do before or in between games:

Visit the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, http://turtlebackzoo.com.  It is directly next to the Richard Codey Arena.  Also, a short drive down Northfield Avenue is the Essex County Mini Golf Safari, http://turtlebackzoo.com/mini-golf/

 

This is really a great tournament, I hope all athletes and coaches can attend!  If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call or email me. 

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Registration is Open for 2014-15 Season!
by posted 08/13/2014

Welcome to Southern Connecticut Storm Special Hockey!  Registration is open for our upcoming season which will begin on October 5.

Storm Information and Registration forms can be found on the Documents page to your left.  All instructions are included.  If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

We look forward to seeing all of our returning players as well as meeting all our new players and families!

Keep checking back as we begin scheduling equipment days and special events!  

Deb McQuilkin, Program Director

dmcquilkin@specialhockey.org

203-554-2752

 

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CT Post Article
by posted 08/13/2014

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/A-special-night-of-hockey-5341458.php?cmpid=fb

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Season 8 is around the corner!
by posted 08/11/2014

Hello All!

Are you ready for some HOCKEY!  How exciting that our eighth season is coming right up!  We hope everyone had a wonderful summer and you are all enjoying the last few weeks before school begins.  I'm sure you have all grown a lot too!

We will have registration information up soon and will also be posting dates for new equipment & exchange days, so check back often.

The Coaches, Mentors and I are all looking forward to seeing our returning players and all the new faces at Storm Hockey!

See you soon!

Debbie McQuilkin, Program Director

203-554-2752

dmcquilkin@specialhockey.org

 

 

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End of Season Note from Deb
by posted 03/29/2014

 

Hello Everyone,

It is so hard to believe that the end of our seventh season is here already!  We've been so packed with activities in addition to practices and games, that I feel like we need a few more months of skating in order to slow down and smell the roses!

Since the first week in October, Storm players have had a practice each Sunday, Played home and away games with the Jumbo's, Chasers, Raptors & Dare Devils, Traveled to New Jersey and Maryland for Tournaments, and still have one to go in a few weeks, Played on the ice at Webster Bank Arena/Harbor Yard and attended a Sound Tiger's game, Were Guests of the New Canaan Winter Club for a wonderful Outdoor Skate, Starred in a video by Gotta Love CT Hockey, which was phenomenal, Took part in a clinic held for them by the Bridgeport Police, and I'm quite sure I have forgotten a few things!

Wow, I think we need a rest!  Tomorrow is our last practice for the season and our end of season celebration.  We are all so very proud of our Storm Hockey Players.  They have all worked so very hard again this season and grown in so many wonderful and miraculous ways.  Our Athletes made many new friends this season, learned a load of new skills, both social and hockey and seem to grow before our eyes every week!  

We are blessed to have the Athletes we do.  Blessed to have the Volunteer Coaches, Assistants, Mentors and Parents we do.  It's what makes Storm work so beautifully year after year.  

I can honestly say, I have never been so happy and proud to be involved with an organization such as Storm Special Hockey in my life.  It is both a Blessing and a Labor of Love to be involved with all of you, and I Thank you All.

Have a Wonderful Party!  See you in October!  GO STORM!

XXXOOO, Love you All!

Deb

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You Gotta See This!!
by posted 02/03/2014


http://www.gottalovecthockey.org/show/video-storm-special-hockey.aspx

A must see video about Storm!
We sincerely thank our friends at Gotta Love Connecticut Hockey for this wonderful video about our very special program!

 

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Storm Flyer
by posted 12/10/2013


Storm Flyer
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Can/Am Special Hockey Weekend
by posted 07/24/2013


Opening Ceremonies
Please, take the time to watch a very special video from our weekend in Lake Placid at the Special Hockey, Can/Am Tournament.  This was a life changer for Everyone who attended, no doubt! 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR4wQl4VFig
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