Aiming to keep our teams looking organized and sharp on the ice, the Polar Cap Executive Board has voted to adopt updated uniform standards. These uniform standards will be in effect for the upcoming 2015-16 season, and will apply to our competitive Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam level skaters.
The official Polar Cap game uniform will consist of:
* for the 2015-16 season only, Black helmets will be permitted. Beginning in 2016-17, a White helmet will be required.
Please keep these uniform guidelines in mind when you're outfitting your skater with new gear! All of our competitive Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam level skaters shall conform to this policy for all games.
A properly outfitted Polar Cap looks like this
A properly outfitted (but naughty) Polar Cap looks like this
NOTE UPDATED CLINIC TIMES BELOW!
The West Madison Polar Caps will be hosting a FREE 12 week clinic for Polar Cap goalies during the spring and summer of 2015!
The clinic will be led by four Polar Cap coaches who are all very excited to lend their considerable experience to provide our goalies with additional guidance this off-season:
We also encourage Polar Cap coaches to attend these sessions. Learn from the experts the philosophies, movement skills, save techniques, and drills you can use with your team's goaltender(s) during the season.
Location: MIA Studio Rink
Dates: Monday evenings starting May 4 through July 27 (excluding May 25/Memorial Day)
May 4 : 7:20-8:20 (all goalies)
May 11 : 5:50-6:30 (Squirts & Rink Rats); 6:30-7:10 (Pee Wees & Bantams)
May 18 to June 8 : 5:50-6:35 (Squirts & Rink Rats); 6:40-7:25 (Pee Wees & Bantams)
June 15 to July 27 : 5:45-6:30 (Squirts & Rink Rats); 6:35-7:20 (Pee Wees & Bantams)
The clinic is open to any Polar Cap goalie with birth year between 2001 and 2006. This includes all goalies who will be in the Competitive programs (Bantam, Pee Wee, or Squirt) for the upcoming 2015-16 season as well as those in the Rink Rat (U14/U10) programs. Due to space limitations, we ask only those goalies who will plan on playing goalie at least 50% of the time to participate.
In order to gauge interest in this clinic, please respond to Tim Olander at email@example.com with your goalie's name, their expected 2015-16 program, and whether you need to rent goalie equipment for these sessions.
If you have any questions about this clinic, or want to help out with the clinics, please send your questions/requests to Tim at the above email address.
We hope to see your goalie on the ice with us this summer!
The Polar Caps are pleased to announce that Eric Horein and Michael Baer have been selected as this year's recipients of the Kellen Binger Award.
This award honors former Polar Cap Kellen Binger. Kellen had to hang up his jersey after playing his last Squirt B game due to a kidney transplant that he received when he was 8 years old.
To honor Kellen, each year the Squirt B parents and coaches select a player on their team who is a leader and a playmaker, shows determination and character on and off the ice, and loves to play hockey.
Congratulations Eric and Michael, and thank you to Kellen and his family for this special honor!
All Polar Cap goalies are welcome to attend any of the goalie clinics free of charge on Sunday evenings. The Polar Caps purchased a club membership and encourage all goalies to frequent these clinics as often as possible.