2017 summer in our sights Oct 9th, 2016 Posted By: Art Bevis
In the wake of another successful summer hockey season, we are now focused on creating an even better hockey experience that we will launch in 2017. Registrations will be on line in February, just in time for next season to begin in May. There will be a few surprises to make the league even better for all of the participants. We grew again last summer, reaching 550 players skating each week at the Magna Center. I wish you all a safe and healthy winter and hopefully I will see you all on the ice next year.
Cheers, Art Bevis, NDH-2016
The New Direction Hockey Way Oct 9th, 2016 Posted By: Art Bevis
We will continue our summer hockey programs in 2017, again playing at The Magna Center in Newmarket. This is one of the finest facilities for Ice Hockey anywhere. New Direction Hockey is dedicated first and foremost to the safety of its players. This means strictly enforced non-contact hockey. We provide a competitive league in a safe and friendly environment for people who have to go to work in the morning. Please carefully read and familiarize yourself and your team with our rules.
Men's Adult Hockey programs are organized from a select few Ice Hockey facilities in and around the G.T.A. The emphasis is usually based on the numbers' game, with very little importance geared toward quality. Most Hockey teams are now recognizing this and are searching out for the best available place to play. Loyalty and dedication from a full team of quality people lays a strong foundation to a successful Men's League. It is my goal to enhance that reputation and maximize our standing with as many hockey players possible.
The New Direction Hockey philosophy has a very positive reputation in the recreational hockey industry over several decades. Along with a team of quality people that, together, we have over 50 years of experience in the "sphere" of recreational hockey.
In the G.T.A. the industry is a lot smaller than you may imagine. Hockey in metro is a very tight group. Team reps do their homework in this day and age. They want service, service, service and GOOD VALUE. They want the right people to provide this, and they know who is good and who is not. Teams and reps need a "heads up" as to the quality of people running their night out with the boys.
Hockey programs build successfully with the needs of the players being first and foremost. I remain confident that a high level of success will continue for us in this industry. I will continue to direct my energy toward a common goal of an unconditional commitment to you, to continuing to represent the best organized Men's Recreational Hockey Program in the G.T.A. I am forever grateful for your undying support.
Compare and register on line at www.newdirectionhockey.com
McDavid - Oilers Captain WOW Oct 9th, 2016 Posted By: Art Bevis
Wow, what a great hockey player. Connor McDavid has been back for his second summer season with New Direction Hockey, leading his team to the Championship finals, but was defeated by Ryan Murphys team in a close 7 - 5 game . His great play and positive attitude, along with his tremendous support of New Direction Hockey, has attracted several other great names that have chosen to come and play some puck with us week after week in Newmarket. Great players such as Gabriel Landeskog, Ryan Murphy, Darren Archbald. Phil Giuseppe, Jordan Subban and James Livingston have chosen NDH to play in summer 2016. Now we have TWO NHL CAPTAINS in the league .... what an honour!! Its great fun watching the caliber of hockey that is played in our PREMIER ELITE division on Wednesday nights. Come check it out :)
We, at NDH, certainly wish great success to all the players that are reaching for the stars in so many hockey cities in North America, and hopefully we will, once again, see all thes tremendous athletes year after year with New Direction Hockey at the Magna Center. Good Luck !!
Few recruits for our league Oct 9th, 2016 Posted By: Art Bevis
Summer hockey 2016 recap Oct 9th, 2016 Posted By: Art Bevis
Summer hockey started mid-May and here we are approaching Christmas already. "Championship Week" was at the end of August and it was outstanding at the Magna Centre. There has been a total of 270 hockey games played this season. Except for a hand ful of players, everyone played with the new direction hockey recreational focus and stayed out of the box. The league is proud that you are a part of it. All divisions were close and came down to the final regular season games to fill in the blanks for all championship games in all divisions. It was amazing the way it rounded out. We had approx 150 people out to the banquet at Sneakers on August 29th and Travis did a great job feeding all the players and, of course, Taylor from Molson Canada was there to make sure that no one went home thirsty.
Again, it has been a great summer and I can't wait to do it all over again in 2016.
Cheers, Art Bevis and Bernie Colvin
Thank you to MOLSON COORS, www.healthquotes.ca INC. Aurora, www.realcleangear.com , TIM HORTONS CORPORATION, THE ENERGY CREDIT UNION (see links to the right to access those websites), www.POWERLINEPLUS.COM, AND www.firkinspubs.com/theowlandfirkin/
Thank You to MOLSON CANADA Mar 21st, 2014 Posted By: Art Bevis
Please continue to frequent the following "Watering Holes" - Remember to order MOLSONS MOLSONS AND MORE MOLSONS
SNEAKERS UPTOWN AT 18025 Yonge St., Newmarket
TOM & JERRY’S BISTRO at 17335 Yonge Street, (905) 853-2345) IN NEWMARKET
St Louis Bar and Grill – 17074 Leslie St. www.stlouiswings.com
ALLSTAR WINGS AND RIBS - 17175 Yonge Street, Newmarket
AW SHUCKS -15230 Yonge St, Aurora - www.awshucks.ca
BALDWINS RESTAURANT - www.baldwinsrestaurant.com
THE GREY GOAT - firstname.lastname@example.org
ROCKFORDS - email@example.com
Zero Tolerance on Malice Nov 26th, 2013 Posted By: Art Bevis
Don't forget to remind all your players that if they lose their mind on or off the ice, they will lose the priviledge to play hockey in this league. Teams learn very quickly that we mean business.
If you have any members of your team that you think may be an issue early or later in the schedule, tell them to stay home NOW. They will embarrass you down the road, trust me !!
Hello & Welcome To: Feb 5th, 2013 Posted By: Art Bevis
The New Direction Ice Hockey Ownership Program!
We have successfully launched a Brand New Concept for Ice Hockey in the G.T.A. As a team rep, you will become a partner of New Direction Hockey and have an equal say in all major decisions within the Newdirectionhockey family. The end of year banquet is a great example where the food, refreshments and prizing are partially funded by revenue generated from profits from the league.
WHY RENT, WHEN YOU CAN OWN?!
This League is unique in that it is a business opportunity, and not merely "just another league to play in." We are fortunate to have a huge supply of talent and business savvy right on the ice that we play with and against each week. Business planners, corporation managers, marketing directors, lawyers, accounting executives. A wealth of knowledge at our fingertips and we have an opportunity to use this unlimited resource.
Stop Concussions Feb 5th, 2013 Posted By: Art Bevis
Art Bevis and New Direction Hockey has joined in support with Former Philadelphia Flyers captain, Keith Primeau with respect to the launch of www.stopconcussions.com
“With the increase in concussions and neurotrauma injuries, www.stopconcussions.com was created to educate parents, players and coaches in all sports in order to give sport back a conscience, to protect athletes worldwide.” Please link onto the site and begin to understand how fatal that this injury can be to you and to your family.......Play safe!!