Next time you see the Ice Raiders on ice you may notice how sharp our goalies are looking in their new white gear with a subtle splash of the Ice Raiders colours on it. The SHA has purchased new goalie equipment for both the House League and Select goalies. Understanding that goalie equipment can be a large expense for the parents, and therefore preventing them from trying this position, the SHA will be providing all the goalie equipment. This will hopefully attract more players to try and love being a goalie at little or no expense. Not only is the goalie equipment being provided, the SHA also provides on ice training for all the goalies in the House League and Select programs. Not only does the SHA provide the equipment for the goalies, if you register as a goalie and play in a minimum of 80% of your games, the SHA will actually provide a portion of the goalies registration fees at the conclusion of the season. What hockey organization provides this for their goalies?
As the SHA has purchased all new hockey equipment, it is also a time for giving. The SHA will be donating all the older gently used goalie equipment to the Indigenous community, and other organizations in need. The Directors spent a day preparing the new goalie equipment and packaged the gently used gear to be ready for delivery. Another example of an organization following the philosophy that no kids should be left behind.