26 Jul

2022-2023 Jersey Information (6U-14U)

Please place your 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U Travel Jersey orders in the Pro Shop at East Alton Ice Rink. We will be taking jersey orders July 26 – August 19. We will be placing ONE jersey order on August 20 to ensure we have jerseys before the declaration games begin. All orders placed after August 20 will assume additional costs that will be the responsibility of the member ordering as well as a longer turn around time. We are asking members to please take time to place your order before August 19. When you come in to order your jersey please have your player bring their chest protector in so we can help the player order the correct size.


6U and 8U ADM jerseys run XS- Youth XL.  The total cost for the reversible sublimated jersey will be $69.00 plus tax.


10U, 12U and 14U travel jerseys run size Small to XXL. Goalie Cuts are available. Price per jersey is $68.00 so for the set of the home and away jersey it is $136.00 plus tax. 3XL and any Adult Goalie Cut are available for $73.00 each plus tax (2 jerseys for $146.00 plus tax). Please note that you will have to pay for your jersey before we can place your order.


16U and 18U teams - the club is planning on providing jerseys. You will be asked to purchase game socks. 


Numbers are assigned by Twin Bridges. If you are a returning player, please assume that you will keep your assigned number that you have had in previous seasons. If you are a new player, once you place your order you will be contacted by our Business Manager with the available jersey numbers at your birth year. Jersey numbers are assigned by birth year. Even birth years receive even numbers and odd birth years receive odd numbers.


Socks – You can also purchase your CCM socks in the Pro Shop. We will be wearing the same socks that we have been wearing for the past several seasons. Each player is required to have one pair of socks that will be worn for both home and away games. 


Please feel free to email Sara at businessmanager@tblhockey.com with questions or concerns. 

 

1 Aug

2022-2023 Evaluation Dates and Times

Below is the evaluation schedule by day, date, time, and age level.  All evaluations will be held at East Alton Ice Rink.  Please note that at some age levels (8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U) there are multiple groups.  The Division Lead will be separating the groups.  You will receive your player's group assignment the week of evaluations.  We apologize for the delay but need to wait until registration is closed before separating the groups.  Please email questions to businessmanager@ tblhockey.com.


Evaluation Schedule 2022-2023

Thursday 18-Aug

6:00pm 8U Group 1

7:15pm 8U Group 2

 8:30pm 16U


Saturday, 20-Aug

9:15am 10U Group 1

10:30am 10U Group 2

 11:45am 10U Group 3

 3:00pm 12U Group 1

 4:15pm 12U Group 2

 5:30pm 12U Group 3

 6:45pm 14U Group 1

 8:00pm 14U Group 2


Sunday, 21-Aug

9:15am 10U Group 1

10:30am 10U Group 2

 11:45am 10U Group 3

 3:00pm 14U Group 1

 4:15pm 14U Group 2

 5:30pm 12U Group 1

 6:45pm 12U Group 2

 8:00pm 12U Group 3


Tuesday, 23-Aug

6:00pm 8U Group 1

7:15pm 8U Group 2

 8:30pm 18U


Thursday, 25-Aug

6:00pm 8U Group 1

7:15pm 8U Group 2

 8:30pm 16U


Saturday, 27-Aug

9:15am 10U Group 1

10:30am 10U Group 2

 11:45am 10U Group 3

 3:00pm 12U Group 1

 4:15pm 12U Group 2

 5:30pm 12U Group 3

 6:45pm 14U Group 1

 8:00pm 14U Group 2


Sunday, 28-Aug

9:15am 10U Group 1

10:30am 10U Group 2

 11:45am 10U Group 3

 3:00pm 12U Group 1

 4:15pm 12U Group 2

 5:30pm 12U Group 3


Monday, 29-Aug

7:15pm 16U

8:30pm 18U


Tuesday, 30-Aug

6:00pm 14U Group 1

7:15pm 14U Group 2

 8:30pm 18U


13 Jul

3 vs 3 Dawg Nation Tourney (July 15-17)

As you know Twin Bridges has partnered with Dawg Nation Hockey Foundation to host a 3 vs 3 Tournament this weekend to benefit one of our very own hockey moms - Brandi Womack.

For this to be a success, we really need the support of our membership. We have a lot of amazing silent auction items, bounce houses, snow cones, etc. plus all of the amazing hockey games!!!  

Friday night everyone is invited to join us on the ice for an open skate from 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm. Admission will be a $5.00 donation per skater if you are not registered for the tournament. If you are registered, you can skate at no cost. Please note that we will also be collecting donations.

Saturday 3 vs 3 tournament games will be played from 9:45 am - 6:00 pm, and Sunday from 8 am to noon. The schedule will be posted on our Facebook page.

Saturday evening there will be a Dawg Nation Round Table on the ice at 6:30 pm. National Anthem will be sung at 7:30 pm and then the St. Louis Dawg Nation team will play the St. Louis Warriors Hockey Team. We will be accepting donations, taking bids on the silent auction, hosting a chuck a puck between the 2nd and 3rd period and so much more.

All games and events will be held at East Alton Ice Rink who has been kind enough to partner with TBL and Dawg Nation Hockey

If you would like to help, there is a volunteer sign-up on the "Volunteer" page of the website. Otherwise, we would love to see you there!!!

12 May

Now forming Committees for 2022-2023 season

It takes many volunteers to run our hockey club.

Every year, the TBL Board of Directors relies on committees to help with important functions of our association.

If you would like to participate on a committee.  Please fill out the survey below.

If accepted, you will be contacted by the Board or a Committee Chair prior to the start of the fall season.

Thank you for considering!

Committee Application Survey

30 Sep

Fuel your Game - Pre-Game Nutrition

Did you know that what you eat the day before a game can impact your performance? 

It takes 24 hours for food to be digested and available for your body to use as energy for your muscles.

You don’t have to “carb load”, however carbohydrates are a key source of that energy. It’s essential that those are quality carbohydrates. Protein is also important, but shouldn’t be the biggest portion on your plate.  A side of dairy is recommended as well.

How do you time those meals, especially if you’re on the road for a 4-game weekend tournament?

Several hours before the game you’ll need to “top off” your tank. Timing depends on the athlete, but you need to give your body time to digest it. It’s okay to have a small snack an hour before game time. 

One other bit of advice, pre-game meals probably aren’t the best time to experiment with new foods. 

You can find more on Pre-Game Nutrition on our Resources page. 

Fuel you Game Resources Page


2 Sep

Equipment 101: Sizing Skates

Buying skates can be a big investment. 

Getting the right skates can make a significant difference when it comes to comfort, athlete health, and performance.   

What you buy, is really up to your player's feet as this article explains:

Hockey Skate Sizing Guide

2 Sep

More Tips for Using the Website and Crossbar App

Our website and the Crossbar app should be your first source for information about TBL and the first stop for communication with your team.

When you go to your team page online, you are able to message your team, check out the roster, find contact information for your coaches and Team Manager, look at your schedule, etc.

If you go to the Family Calendar link at the top left of the homepage you can access a calendar feed for iCal, Google and Outlook.  

Here are a few tips for navigating the App from Crossbar:

https://help.crossbar.org/en/articles/5467964-need-access-to-the-mobile-app

If you are not receiving notifications or messages from other members of your team, we recommend you turn those settings on so you don't miss anything.  Here's how to set that up on your mobile device.

https://help.crossbar.org/en/articles/5467943-not-receiving-app-notifications


18 Aug

I'm new to 10U. What happens after evaluations???

If your child is moving up from 8U to 10U, the season will be quite a bit different.

Once evaluations are complete and TBL teams have been rostered, your player will enter what's called the Declaration Season. 

The Missouri Amateur Ice Hockey Association Youth Division explains the Declaration Season like this:  "Declaration season helps determine what playing level teams should be placed in for Youth Division Regular Season league play.  10U, 12U and 14U teams will participate in the Declaration Season."   For example, your team may be B1 or C3.  You'll play a series of games to make sure your team is placed correctly. 

There are three phases of "Dec" Season, which runs from September 23rd to November 6th this year.   Scheduling for the first phase begins in mid-September.  You will play three games in that first phase between September 23rd and October 16th, according to MO Hockey.

Once the regular season divisions are finalized in early November, then your regular season games will be scheduled.    The regular season is scheduled to begin on or after November 19th.

We hope this helps you understand the process a little better.  For more information from MO Hockey, including a list of these  key dates, go to this link:  MO Hockey YD Info and Dates


10 Aug

Earn credits toward hockey expenses while helping TBL

To help ensure the evaluation process runs smoothly we will need volunteers to help with check-in.

The Board of Directors has approved credits to ensure check-in is fully staffed.

CORRECTION FROM OUR EARLIER POST: Each family is eligible to sign up for two shifts, per player. Each shift will earn $20 in credits. 

You will be responsible for checking players in, handing out numbers, directing players to locker rooms, and ensuring any necessary documents are signed by families.

We will open sign-up for these shifts on Wednesday 8/11 at 6:30 pm. 

To access the sign up after that time, go to your Account in the upper left corner of the TBL homepage, then go to the Volunteer tab to see available shifts.


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