Ages - 8 to 14 (exceptions are made for younger players with full equipment that play in an organized league)
ALL ABILITY LEVELS ARE WELCOME - including players wearing equipment for the FIRST TIME - our practices are tailored to all levels
Toronto Klevo Lapai coaches - Wally Dauginis, Alvin Kišonas, Ed Ginčauskas, Romas Biskys, Derek Smith and Fred Duz
Most Improved Player - Cecilia Ginčauskas
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Lukas Rudaitis
Most Dedicated Player - Joris Meiklejohn
Most Improved Player - Richard Briand
Most Sportsmanlike Player - Julian Defina
Most Dedicated Player - Justinas Ginčauskas
Viktoras Nausedas and Tomas Biskys - Most Dedicated
Vincent Balcita - Most Sportsmanlike
Joris Meiklejohn - Most Improved
We had four Monday and three Wednesday dates all in prime time at Central or Lambton Arena in Etobicoke, are both very nice rinks and were extremely fortunate to get such terrific ice times.
2009 Aušra Junior Hockey
We allowed players ages 7 and 8 that are enrolled in a recognized hockey program this year and already have full equipment.
The practice sessions were held at Central Arena on Montgomery Rd in Etobicoke on
Wed March 11- 630-730
Here's some action from the first session on March 11th.
Back row: Toronto Klevo Lapai coaches Wally Dauginis, Ed Ginčauskas, Juozas Zenkevičius, Alvin Kišonas, Romas Biskys (Coach Larry Richardson not in photo)
Photos from our 4th practice April 8th, 2008.
- thanks to Ray Valadka, Alvin Kišonas and Jurgis Kairys for the photos
The kids met the Latvian National Standing Amputee Team - ranked 4th in the World and will play in the Olympics and World Championships! They played the Toronto Latvian Baltic League team to a 2-2 draw after our practice, a hard fought game.
Scrimmage and group shots
The same rules apply as last year except we will be collecting rink fees up front, primarily to reduce our administration time and ensure no shows are still collected. We'd like to keep the fees at $90 for all 6 sessions and would therefore like to see everyone back from last year and gladly welcome any new players too. The rates we were charged escaped the proposed rental increase, so take advantage of this terrific value.
Season closed: Practices were held at Erin Mills Twin Arena, Monday April 2nd, 16th and 23rd and was open to boys and girls of all skill levels.
Thanks to all for making this new programme a success!
Aušra Junior Hockey
Back row: Toronto Klevo Lapai coaches Wally Dauginis, Juozas Zenkevičius, Ed Ginčauskas, Alvin Kišonas and Larry Richardson