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Joe Ambroffi, a goalie for NIHL Peewee Schuman and Slagle, has added a touch of pink to his gear to mark Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Jaguars again helping 'Heals'

For the second straight season, the Jaguar Hockey Club will mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month by collecting funds to benefit the Pink Heals Joliet Chapter.

Throughout the month of October, the Jaguars will be passing around a pink "goal can" during each of its home games. The hope is that supporters of both the Jaguars and their opponents will place a donation in the goal can after each of the first three goals in the game -- no matter which team scores.

All of the money raised will be donated to the Pink Heals Joliet Chapter, the same organization that benefitted from the club's Breast Cancer Awareness Month efforts last season. Last year, the Jaguars collected $1,200 for the cause.

The local "Guardians of the Pink Ribbon" are an arm of a national Pink Heals organization based in Phoenix. Founded in 2007, the organization was formed to support women battling all types of cancer.

Each year, the Pink Heals National Tour travels across the U.S. in pink fire trucks and stops in different cities each day. The tour made a stop at Joliet Memorial Stadium in July. Adorned with signatures written in black permanent ink, the trucks serve as a monument and, once painted pink, will never be repainted.

The signatures on the truck are those not only of cancer survivors and, in some cases, those who have lost their battle against the disease, but also of anyone – male or female – who has ever known anyone who has battled any form of cancer.

Matt Fleck, a local Guardian of the Pink Ribbon, stressed during a stop at a Jaguar Hockey Club event last May, that the emphasis is not on breast cancer alone.

“We use pink not just for breast cancer, but because it’s the color of women,” he said then.

Anyone who would like additional information about the local Pink Heals can find it on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Heals-Joliet-Area-Chapter/110293445779804. Donations can be dropped in the goal can at any Jaguar home game this month or mailed to Heartland Bank, c/o Pine Heals Joliet, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood, IL, 60404.


    Jaguar News


    Jaguars to award Jimmy Porter Memorial Grants

    Once again, the Jaguar Hockey Club will be honoring Jimmy Porter's memory by helping three of its members do something that Jimmy Porter loved - play hockey.
     
    For the second straight year, the club -- in partnership with Jimmy's family -- will award three grants to deserving individuals on Jaguar rosters for the 2014-15 season. An award of $1,500 will go to a Midget player who has been with the club for at least two season, while two $500 awards will go to players at the younger levels of travel or house travel hockey. These grants, given as credits to the recipients' Jaguar accounts, are designed to help offset the expense of playing hockey.
     
    The Jimmy Porter Memorial Scholarship/Grant is a way for the Jaguars to keep alive the memory of Jimmy Porter, a 15-year-old Midget player who passed away in August 2012. In addition to the scholarship awards, the Jaguar Midget team will again play a memorial game dedicated to Porter later this season. Porter's jersey number, 16, has been retired by the Jaguar Hockey Club.
     
    To apply for the scholarships, individuals from within the club must complete an application form (see link below) and return it by mail to the Jaguar Hockey Club no later than Oct. 20. The application form must be accompanied by at least two letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches or counselor, as well as a copy of the applicant’s report card.
     
    In addition, each applicant must submit a formally typed one- to two-page, double-spaced personal essay answering: "Why do you feel you are deserving of this scholarship/grant?" An optional one- to two-page character reference letter from a non-relative may also accompany the application.
     
    Once all applications are received, the committee will review the submissions and select the recipients. These individuals will be honored at the November meeting of the Jaguar Hockey Club Board, as well as during the Jimmy Porter Memorial Game.
     
    If you have questions, please contact Lauren Walsh, the club's secretary/registrar, at (815) 603-1519 or lwalsh2@mac.com.

    Fall Hockey 2014-15

    Forms & Policies


    Locker Rooms

    Inwood Locker Room Assignments

    This link will take you to the same website that is displayed on the LCD monitor at the rink. You can also save the link in your smart phone to view on the way to the rink.

    Would you like to place your business advertisement on the TV monitor at the rink? Please check out the information on how to do this on the Fundraising page!

    Early-Season Success


    Peewee Schuman / Slagle went undefeated and won the Peewee AA tournament in Holland, Mich., the weekend of Sept. 26-28.


    Squirt Vertucci captured second place in the Wheels of Fire Squirt A tournament held in Darien the weekend of Sept. 26-28.


    Fall Development

    Tot Hockey

    Classes start on Tuesday September 9th, at 11-11:45am.
    They will run every Tuesday through April.

    Cost is $5 per skater. Parents are welcome on the ice for $5 each.
    No sign up, just a drop in basis.

     

    Coach Therese Stellato

    email - thereseas@earthlink.net

    Brand New to Hockey? Need Help Getting Started?

    Click the Jaguar logo to visit our MinorHawks Pre-Hockey page for all the information you need.

    Upcoming Events

    Sat 10/25 Sun 10/26 Mon 10/27 Tue 10/28 Wed 10/29

    Practice: *Sq Ambroffi
    8:00am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *PW Kochniarczyk
    9:10am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Squirt Luciano
    10:20am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Kankakee at Squirt NWHL Jeremy Devivo
    11:30am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Mite NIHL Ken Zschach at Cyclones
    1:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Falcons at PeeWee NIHL Ryan Schuman and Russ Slagle
    1:45pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *PW Saganiuk
    2:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Rockford at Mite NIHL Ken Zschach
    4:15pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    PeeWee NWHL Steve Egan at Fury 4
    5:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Goalie Clinic-Mite and Squirt goalies
    6:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Squirt NIHL Chris Luedtke at Wilmette
    6:10pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Goalie Clinic-Peewee, Bantam & Midget goalies
    7:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Squirt NIHL Jeff Vertucci at Stallions
    8:40pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Mite Krupa, *Squirt Devivo
    7:00am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Mite Zschach, *Sq Ambroffi
    8:10am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Squirt Luedtke, *Squirt Vertucci
    9:20am CDT Ical_event_icon

    ADM Games: *All ADM
    10:20am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *PW Kochniarczyk, *PW Egan
    11:30am CDT Ical_event_icon

    Admirals at Squirt NWHL Joe Luciano
    2:50pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Goalie Clinic - Mites & Squirts
    6:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Goalie Clinic - Peewees, Bantams & Midgets
    7:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Midget NIHL - Schiele at Hoffman Estates Wolfpack
    7:10pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Skill Development-Mite Zschach, Mite Krupa, Mite Grabko
    5:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Skill Development-ADM
    5:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Skill Development-Squirt Luciano, Squirt Devivo, PW Egan
    6:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Skill Development-Squirt Luedtke, Squirt Ambroffi, Squirt Vertucci
    7:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Skill Development-PW Schuman, PW Kochniarczyk, PW Saganiuk
    8:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Skill Development-Bantam & Midget
    9:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Off-Ice
    6:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Bantam Kochniarczyk
    7:20pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Midget Schiele
    8:30pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Future Jaguars/Minor Hawks/5 Skills
    4:45pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Mite Krupa, *Squirt Luciano
    5:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    ADM Practice: *ADM Majors, *ADM Minors
    5:30pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Mite Zschach, *Squirt Devivo
    6:05pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Jaguar Board of Directors Meeting
    6:30pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    ADM & Practice: *ADM Prospects, *Squirt Vertucci
    6:40pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *Squirt Luedtke, *Sq Ambroffi
    7:10pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *PW Schuman & Slagle, *PW Egan
    7:50pm CDT Ical_event_icon

    Practice: *PW Kochniarczyk, *Bantam Kochniarczyk
    8:20pm CDT Ical_event_icon