The Princeton Minor Hockey Club has spent the last two years converting their old jerseys from the Princeton Flyers, to their new Posse logo and look. Tournament director Dierra Maynard said, “the community has just been really awesome supporting our club over the years and the way the businesses have come forward to help us get the kids some much needed new jerseys and socks so they can become the Minor Posse has been overwhelming.” The kids are so thrilled with their new uniforms and are really proud every time they step on the ice. The players have been wearing old worn out jerseys for years and it is great that they can be proud representing Princeton looking so sharp. “I can’t express enough the gratitude our club has for everyone who contributed, big or small to make this happen,” Maynard added.
If there is one thing the club knows, it is how valuable the supporters are. Coopers Food’s helps the club put together great tournaments, welcome boxes for every home tournament and are always up for a hotdog sale. Companies like; Superior Propane, IDA Pharmacy, Hayes Creek Electric, A&W, Old Style Bins, Copper Mountain Mine, Princeton Redi Mix, Home Hardware, Fortis, Subway and Barry Beecroft— all contributed to the new jersey drive. Many other wonderful businesses have done their part to make the organization successful.
Jackie at Auto Tac Graphics always comes through with the toques, jackets, jerseys, skate bags and whatever else is ordered, even when the deadline is tight. The Sandman Inn has offered the teams a kickback for all the hockey teams that stay at their hotel. Weyerhaeuser and Copper Mountain have used the club designated driver services for their Christmas parties as fundraisers. Many more individuals and businesses have been a constant, sponsoring prizes for tournaments and offering deals.
Dairy Queen and Subway usually give a voucher for a treat of some sort for the tournament players, Cool Beanz donates a few pounds of coffee each year.
The minor hockey organization is fortunate to be located in such a great place where people really care about kids and their sports. Hockey can be such a good character building activity for kids. “I love that they can see in such a big way that there is a lot more to hockey than just hitting a puck around an arena,” said Maynard. The real machine behind it all—is all the volunteers, businesses and individuals who support the club, including the family and friends watching. The kids need them too.
Hockey in Princeton is because of the people in Princeton.