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Congratulations Novice A team!
Nov 17, 2014, 10:24 pm

Congratulations to the Novice A team for Becoming the A finalists at their home tournament last weekend! They won against Brighton and Coldwater, only to be defeated by one goal against Baltimore in the finals. Great teamwork, you should be very proud of your accomplishment!

Midget AE fundraiser
Nov 15, 2014, 8:19 am

Win 2 Platinum tickets to Toronto Maple Leafs vs Florida Panthers!!

Proceeds to the NDMS Midget AE team to help offset tournament costs.

Tickets available from team families and at all home games.

$2@ or 3/$5 (value of tickets $440!)

Draw taking place December 22nd

Peewee A Silver Stick in Pembroke
Nov 10, 2014, 5:42 pm

Good luck to the Peewee A team as they head to the Silver Stick this coming weekend.  Their games are as follows:

Fri 2pm vs Centre Hastings (lost 5-4)
Sat 1pm vs Deep River (won 4-1)
Sat 7pm vs Tweed (won 8-0)
*** Sunday Nov 16 - unfortunately the Peewee team lost in the semi-finals this morning, 2-1 to Valley Storm.  Congratulations team for making it to the semi-finals, NDMS and your community are very proud of your efforts!

Coach's Corner

Hornets goalies get big assist from brokers association
Nov 16, 2014, 2:11 pm

Trent Hills Independent

By Bill Freeman

The youngest Norwood Hornets goaltending prospects have been given a big assist from the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) which has donated essential hockey gear valued at around $1,000.

The pads, glove, blocker, stick, chest protector and bag as well as teaching resources for coaches is a significant addition to the supply of goaltending equipment Norwood District Minor Sports already has for its youngest players, says NDMS equipment executive Jeff Baptie.

The organization can provide goaltending equipment to youngsters from Tyke through to perhaps first-year Bantam, says Baptie, so the donation, one of 40 made to Ontario Minor Hockey Association members this season, is "so helpful."

The donation, part of the IBAO's well-received Goalie Assist Program, was made by Norwood District Minor Sports hockey grad Bob Bullock, now a broker with Reg Ward Insurance in Campbellford. The NDMS made the application to the OMHA and was fortunate to be selected.

"We were very lucky," said Baptie.

"It's so helpful because we are having so much trouble getting young goalies started because parents are afraid of the cost," he says.

The shortage of goalies at the Novice, Atom and Peewee levels is not an exclusively Norwood problem, says Baptie, noting that locally Stirling and Campbellford are also experiencing the same dilemma.

The donation will "help alleviate some of the cost for the parents; they don't have to shell out for equipment," said Baptie.

Hockey is an expensive sport and soaring costs are scaring some families away. The cost escalates significantly for prospective goaltenders and the youngest players are discouraged from thinking about that position. Factor in growth spurts during this age, and it's understandable why parents don't want to buy a goaltender's kit for their child.

The Norwood Hornets already supply goalie equipment up to Peewee and possibly first-year Bantam and that helps, says Baptie.

"The equipment we have is enough so that kids can see if they like [the position]. So they can grow through our system."

Some of that equipment, he admits, is "a little bit outdated" so the new gear from the IBAO is appreciated, Baptie said.

"What minor sports would like to see is each team with two goalies. Right now we're struggling at Peewee, Atom and even Novice [with] only one for each team. As far as the future goes, if you don't have a goalie you don't have a team."

"It's really worthwhile," says Bullock, who played defence in Norwood and remembers the support players got from the Lions Club and Legion.

"It's kind of nice because I grew up here and played my minor hockey here so I'm giving back. It's tough to get goalies now."

It's never too late for players to try their luck in net, says Baptie, noting that Tyler Oliver, one of the best goalies Norwood Minor Sports has produced, didn't start at that position until Peewee.

No coaches meeting in November
Nov 11, 2014, 10:01 am

There will be no coaches meeting in November.  The next meeting is scheduled for December 7th at 10 am in the boardroom. 

Midget AE Hornets in tough battles with Colts
Nov 7, 2014, 2:09 pm

Trent Hills Independent - Thursday November 6, 2014

The Norwood Midget AE Hornets were in tough against the Campbellford Colts picking up a 3-0 home win and a 2-2 road tie over the weekend.

Jake Krabbe was solid in net for Norwood picking up his first shut-out of the season.  The two teams played a scoreless first period with Norwood getting on the board at the 8:07 mark of the second on a powerplay marker by Jacob MacDonald with an assist going to Eddie Maguire.

The Hornets went up 2-0 at the 2:11 mark with an unassisted goal by Eric Sicker.

Mitchell Rogers' goal at 7:11 of the third made it 3-0.

Game #2:

The short-staffed Hornets came home with a point thanks to strong goaltending from Nick Connelly.

Norwood took a 1-0 first period lead on a goal by Tyler Barrons from Tyler Atkinson at the 11:14 mark.  Campbellford's Josh Dunkley, from Jacob Young and Jacob Outred, replied two minutes later.  Neither side scored in the second period with the Colts' Foster Ilcio notching a powerplay goal from Kyle Hudson at the 7:59 mark of the third for a 2-1 lead.  Norwood's Zakary Doherty evened the score 24 seconds later from Rogers and Brandon Hischer.

"We're still being pulled down by lack of discipline by some players at times but we still came away with a point," Horners coach Greg Hartwick said.

"Goaltending continues to bail us out at times," he added.

 Game Results
Novice A (5) vs Bancroft (1)
Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Campbellford (4) vs Peewee A (3)
Sunday, November 23, 2014
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Peewee A (3) vs Campbellford (3)
Friday, November 21, 2014
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Novice A (2) vs Brighton (4)
Friday, November 21, 2014
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