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Fall Season Registration

By Board 09/09/2014, 2:30pm CDT

Fall Season Registration Now Available!

  • Registration Fees:  All registration and evaluation fees are non-refundable and must be paid in full before try-outs and/or evaluations begin. Skaters who register after the try-out or evaluation dates are also required to pay this fee.
     
  • Early Bird Registration:  Register early to receive a discount on your registration fee, online only.  Exact discounts and dates are listed below.
     
  • Season Fees:  Season fees include 20 weeks of Powerskates, team practices, and league games plus apparel package and socks.  Additional costs include tournaments and tickets to the Bowling Bash (2 tickets for $60).

    No skater will be placed on a roster until payment is arranged.  You will be given exact directions at try-outs/evaulations to complete your registration.
     
  • Payment of Season Fees:  Payment for season fees will be accepted the following ways:
    • On-line - Pay for your fees on-line using Visa or Mastercard.  When you pay your fees this way, you may choose to make your payment in full or spread it over five payments.
    • Payment Off-line - Make a one-time payment for the full amount of season fees via check.  Families who choose this option will still need to register on-line to be in the system.
    • Credits - Familes who have worked concessions or other fundraising options can use their credits for their season fees.  Families will need to register on-line with their credit card.  Once concession numbers are compiled and fundraising credits made in mid-October, families subsequent payments may be cancelled and/or refunds given depending on a families credit.
       
  • Injury Credits:  Players who are injured may be eligible to have their fees pro-rated.  The injury must be sustained while playing hockey with the Jaguars, and the player must be unable to participate in practices and/or games for at least a six-week period.
     
  • Jaguar Bash:  When paying for your season fees, each family will be billed a total of $60 for two Jaguar Jaguar Bash tickets.  This is a manatory fundraiser.  If you choose not to use your Jaguar Bash tickets, you are still responsible for them but are able to sell them for $30 each.

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Hockey helps, Pink Heals

By Patrick Graziano 05/21/2014, 4:30pm CDT

Jaguars donate to Pink Heals, organization helps hockey mom

     A fire truck – lights flashing and siren blaring – roared into the parking lot of the Joliet Park District’s Inwood Ice Arena just before 7:30 p.m. Monday evening, May 19.
     Pink in color and adorned in black permanent ink with the names and messages of thousands, this was no normal fire truck. And, while there was no emergency at the location, the Pink Heals vehicle was definitely still there in service of others.
     The presence of the readily identifiable icon of local efforts to support women enduring cancer of any type marked the culmination of an effort the Jaguar Hockey Club began in October 2013. It also served as the backdrop to a surprise for one of the Jaguars’ own, Keri Johnson of Plainfield. The mother of Bantam-level Jaguar hockey player Colin, Johnson has been waging her own battle off the ice against a cancer diagnosis.
     “You’ve helped me heal more than you know,” Johnson told the crowd of her son’s teammates and other Jaguar hockey families who had gathered on the cloudy, windy evening in advance of the Bantams taking the ice for practice.
     It had been Johnson’s diagnosis that inspired the Jaguar Hockey Club as a whole to undertake a breast cancer awareness effort last October. The club sold cancer awareness bracelets to raise funds for the cause. Also, in true hockey fashion, each team at all levels was asked to pass around a goal can at each of its home games. With each goal scored, fans were asked to place $1 into the can to benefit the Johnson family and a local cancer awareness effort.
     In total, the club raised $1,200. Half of that money was given to the Johnson family to assist with their expenses. The other $600 was presented on Monday night to the Joliet chapter of Pink Heals.
     “We want you guys to do something good for the community with it,” Cristi White, immediate past president of the Jaguar Hockey Club told Matt and Sandra Fleck, the “Guardians of the Ribbon” who were representing Pink Heals at the brief ceremony.
     “Every cent of this is going to go right back to help the community,” Matt Fleck assured White and the others in attendance.
     An example of the good work Pink Heals does for the community came at the start of the brief ceremony, just moments after the Flecks disembarked from their inspirational ride.
     “We’re here to support you and tell you that we love you,” Sandra Fleck told Johnson as she surprised the visibly shocked hockey mom with an oversized check in the amount of $5,000. The unexpected gift was made possible, in part, by a donation from D’Arcy Motors in Joliet.
     “Unbelievable,” said Johnson as she embraced Sandra.
     “I went to one of the board meetings to say thank you because I’m just so overwhelmed by all this,” Johnson added later, after adding her thoughts and signature to the passenger side of the fire truck. “I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. It’s not just a team. You have become a family.”
     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 stressed 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.
     Pink Heals will be holding its largest fundraiser of the year when the National Pink Heals Tour returns to Joliet at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 13, at Joliet Memorial Stadium. Instead of tickets, admission is gained through the purchase of T-shirts -- $20 for adults and $10 for children. The shirts will be available at Inwood Ice Arena.
      Matt Fleck indicated the event will begin with a walk through Joliet that will begin and end of Memorial Stadium. At 9 p.m., a lighted balloon launch will take place. Plans are in the works to secure a band to play at the event and to enlist vendors to be featured during the festivities.
     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 mailed to Heartland Bank, c/o Pine Heals Joliet, 700 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood, IL, 60404.
     The Jaguar Hockey Club is already making plans to reprise its fundraising efforts this October.
 

It is with much sadness and broken hearts

By the Jaguar Hockey Club 08/03/2012, 10:45am CDT

THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE WAS POSTED TO THE JAGUAR WEBSITE ON AUGUST 3, 2012, IN TRIBUTE TO JIMMY PORTER. THE JAGUARS STILL HONOR JIMMY WITH A BANNER HANGING IN THE RINK AT INWOOD ICE ARENA, AS WELL AS A ANNUAL MEMORIAL GAME AND THE AWARDING OF ANNUAL HOCKEY SCHOLARSHIPS IN HIS NAME.

 

The Jaguars have lost a player and a friend yesterday, Jimmy Porter. The Club is planning a memorial game in Jimmy's honor. Once the details are decided the information will be forwarded to the membership.

Below is the information for the services, please wear your Jaguar Jersey for Jimmy. He will be deeply missed.

James Rex Porter III
(Died August 1, 2012)

Age 15, of Joliet, in God’s plan, passed away peacefully in his sleep on August 1, 2012. He was starting his sophomore year at Joliet West High School. Played for his beloved Joliet Jaguars Hockey Team, hockey was his passion, he started skating when he was 3 years old. An avid hockey and Blackhawks fan. He loved his mom and dad so much, and was a great son, brother and nephew. Everyone said he had the world’s biggest smile, never had an enemy, made everyone laugh instantly, was the light of the room from birth and was a great listener and supporter. Survived by his parents Gordon (Kari) Porter, and Dawn (Gary) Prusinski; his sister Kelsey Porter; three step-brothers Joseph Prusinski, Tyler Heather and Dakotah Hebler; his step-sister Savannah Schultz; his grandparents Gloria (Larry Casper) Mickulas, Mary E. Williams and Edward J. (Donna) Mickulas; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins, he was loved by all. Funeral services Monday, August 6, 2012, 10 a.m. at the Markiewicz Funeral Home, P.C., 108 Illinois St. Lemont. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Lockport. Visitation Sunday 2 – 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the family for future memorials.