Save The Date – Cape Ann Hockey Exchange

It is with great excitement that after a short break due to Covid we will be hosting once again our annual Cape Ann Hockey Exchange on the weekend of November 10th, 11th and 12th, 2023. This year players from the Cape Ann Hockey Association will be traveling to the Westmount Recreation Center. All players from U9 to U15 from the Westmount Minor Hockey Association will be competing in the exchange. We look forward to bringing the trophy back to Westmount this season.

Player of the Month – March 2023

Taryn Mizrahi: hockey player of the month

Quiet style of leadership an inspiration to teammates

By Laureen Sweeney

The Westmount Minor Hockey Association announced at the end of March that Taryn Mizrahi had been selected as the player of the month for the end of the 2022- 2023 season, according to Andrew Maislin, operations manager for the Westmount recreation centre (WRC). Aged 14, Taryn has been in the city’s hockey program since playing in Termite M7 and this year, as the captain of the M15- A Wings, has led his team in a “remarkable” season” in which they won a finalist “silver” banner in the Eastern Hockey League championships (see story and photo April 4, p. 12). Inspiration to team Maislin said Taryn’s coaches, Marcel Bélanger and Pierre-Olivier Perras, stated that Mizrahi has been an inspiration to all his teammates throughout the year and greatly contributed to their success in March as they finished with glory in the EHL conference. “His quiet style of leadership by ex – ample had inspired everyone and impress – ed his coaches,” Maislin explained. “His love of hockey is unparalleled as he manages to play for both Westmount M15-A and Selwyn House School teams.” Taryn is described as shining on the ice as a player, but just as much off the ice as “a really nice young man. For all these reasons, the coaches were thrilled to nominate Taryn as player of the month.” The player of the month is recognition program launched in November 2019 to acknowledge how, through hockey, and sports as a whole, children are able to develop sportsmanship, teamwork and discipline, which they can then transfer into other areas of their lives, Maislin said.

INVITATION – Camps de sélection Warriors AAA/AA – Phase 1 – Inscriptions

Bonjour / Hello (English message to follow),

La phase 1 du camp de sélection des Warriors AAA/AA aura lieu au Centre civique de Dollard-des-Ormeaux la fin de semaine du 29 au 30 avril 2023. Afin d’être considéré pour l’une de nos équipes AAA ou AA, vous devez participer à ce camp pour être évalué. Ce camp est ouvert à tous les joueuses de la région du Lac St-Louis.

À la fin de ces sessions, certaines joueuses poursuivront soit la phase 2 du camp de sélection AAA (août) soit notre camp de sélection AA qui se tiendra début septembre.

Voici le lien pour vous inscrire.

https://page.hockeycanada.ca/page/hc/hq/hockey-lac-st-louis/zone-r7-11/structure-integree-feminin/participant/1ecdc82e-434f-6a44-9ae7-02f1899482f4

Si vous avez des problèmes avec l’inscription et paiement en ligne, vous pouvez contacter notre registraire Sabrina Thibeault par courriel à l’adresse suivante  sab_hockey@hotmail.com

Merci beaucoup

Monique Blanchette

Directeur des Opérations – Structure Intégrée Warriors AAA/AA du Lac St-Louis

Phase 1 of the Warriors AAA/AA selection camp will be held at the Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Center the weekend of April 29-30.  In order to be considered for one of our AAA or AA teams, you must attend this camp to be evaluated.  This camp is open to all female players in the Lac St-Louis region.

At the end of these sessions, some players will either continue in Phase 2 of the AAA selection camp (August) or our AA camp which will be held in early September.

Here is the link to register.

https://page.hockeycanada.ca/page/hc/hq/hockey-lac-st-louis/zone-r7-11/structure-integree-feminin/participant/1ecdc82e-434f-6a44-9ae7-02f1899482f4

If you have any issues with online registration, please send an email to our registrar Sabrina Thibeault at the following email address: sab_hockey@hotmail.com

Thanks

Monique Blanchette

Operations Director – Structure Intégrée Warriors AAA/AA du Lac St-Louis

Junior AA – 2023-2024 Season

NORTHSTARS DU EHL
March 29, 2023
Junior AA
After an extremely successful first season The NORTH STARS du EHL are excited to announce
the addition of a Junior AA team for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
The North Stars Junior AA team will consist of players from Montreal-West / Hampstead, Cote
St. Luc, TMR / Outremont, Saint-Laurent, Verdun, Westmount, Lachine and Lasalle.
The team will play in the Ligue de Hockey Metropolitaine www.lhmjaa.com which consists of 14
teams from Laval, Laurentides-Lanaudieres, Richelieu, Montreal and the Lac Saint-Louis regions.
This level of hockey is for elite hockey players from M18 AA, M17 AAA, M18 AAA, Junior A, US
Prep Schools, Collegiale and RSEQ D1.
The age requirements for Junior AA: 2005-2004-2003-2002 
A Message from our Hockey Director + General Manager Eric Rayment:
This will be a very demanding program, we are looking for serious hockey players who are
committed to playing the highest level of hockey. We will a liate our players to Junior AAA
programs in the city and do everything we can to o er our players top level coaching,
equipment and ice time.  
If you have any questions regarding the program, please reach out to Eric Rayment 514-969-
5595.

ANNOUNCEMENT

Pre-Camp will be held
Schedule: Saturday April 22, 8:00-9:30pm at Jacques Lemaire arena & Saturday April 29th 8:00-9:30 pm
Saint Laurent Cégep
Groups: to be posted by April 17th on www.northstarsduehl.com 
Cost: $30
Questions: eric@hockeymontreal.com or 514.969.5595
Payment Method: etransfer to payments@northstarsduehl.com
password: hockey
All payments must be received by April 15th, 2023
Link to register for JRAA Pre-Camp 
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Player of the month – February 2023

Hockey player-of-the-month for February MacMartin impresses with attitude, willingness to learn

By Laureen Sweeney

Finlay MacMartin, 13, a forward for Westmount’s M13 B “Wings” hockey team, has been chosen by his coaches as the city’s player-of-themonth for February. Announced last week by Andrew Maislin, operations manager for the Westmount recreation centre (WRC), Finlay was cited, he said, “in a very moving explanation” from coach André Brosseau for efforts to improve his skills and focus on helping his team. “As a young player,” according to Brossard, Finlay “quickly impressed us by his attitude and willingness to learn. During our first game and on every shift, he would insist on knowing what else he could do better to improve his skills. I thought it was a refreshing attitude for a young player to realize that he still had things to improve on.” As the season progressed, Brossard explained, “this attitude evolved as well from focussing on his skills to focussing on the team’s and learning how he could contribute more. Our focus with him was to teach him how to have a positive attitude on and off the ice and learn the principles of teamwork.” Burgeoning leader While this is Finlay’s second season with the Wings, he is reported to have participated for several years in the recreation department’s program. To – day, said Brossard, Finlay “has become a stronger player and more importantly as a burgeoning leader ready to move forward and access stronger levels.” “Each month, the city’s hockey coaches are asked to nominate a player from their respective teams as playerof-the-month,” Maislin explained. In this case, the nomination of Finlay also came from the team’s other coaches Marcel Behr, Nicholas Shinder and Michael Mossop. “Congratulations to Finlay,” he said. “I would like to encourage all players in Westmount Minor Hockey to keep up the good work. Playoffs are right around the corner, starting March 13. Finlay MacMartin. Photo courtesy of Westmount Sports and Recreation. ‘Go Wings go!’

Player of the Month – January 2023

Mizrahi: January’s hockey player of the month Team captain cited as ‘go-to guy to get stuff done’

By Laureen Sweeney

“The Westmount Minor Hockey Association is proud to announce Aiden Mizrahi, 17, as the player of the month for January 2023,” Andrew Maislin said last week. According to Maislin, operations manager for the Westmount recreation centre (WRC), Aiden is being recognized for his leadership and dedication. He is also an assistant coach for the M15-A Wings team and is cited for his “maturity, drive and dedication to Westmount every time he is in the dressing room, on the ice or assisting with practices at other levels,” Maislin explained. “Aiden most certainly goes above and beyond as team captain, he takes care of the team Snapchat group to keep in touch and the team’s schedule website,” Maislin said. “Daniel Fox, head coach for many years of the M18-A team, has time and time again mentioned to me that Aiden is a leader and his number one go-to guy to get stuff done.” Aiden began his hockey career in Westmount’s M9 program (formerly Novice) back in 2013 and did two years in the house program before graduating to the competitive (inter-city) program in 2015. He presented himself well prepared, ready to go with drills. “He has not looked back since.” Having stepped in for a few games this year as coach when the other volunteer coaches could not make it, Maislin said he knows first hand that he can “always rely on Aiden to help with clinics, evaluations or other teams.” He is now “excited” to see Aiden’s next adventure as he graduates from the youth league this season

Player of the Month – December 2022

‘Great listener, team player’: Maislin
Cohen named player of the month for December

By Laureen Sweeney

The city’s hockey player of the month for December for the Westmount Minor Hockey Association is Nate Cohen, described as a “team player through and through” by Andrew Maislin, operations manager for the Westmount recreation centre. In announcing the choice last week, he said that 8-year-old Nate, who plays for the M9-1 Wings team, is “one of the new breed of hockey players who are starting out in Westmount: eager to learn, grow and develop as a player, teammate and leader.” He arrives early, with a big smile on his face and brings a lot of energy in the locker room and on the ice, Maislin explained, add ing that he can be seen in practices wanting to improve his game, willing to listen and work hard without complaining. “He is the ideal hockey player who will do what the coaches ask of him.” Maislin told the Independent that Dominic Plante, coach of the M9-1 and M13-A teams described Nate as having “a great personality and it is fun coaching him.” The recognition program was launched in 2019, not only to highlight the contributions of players, but also to acknowledge the opportunities and skills that minor hockey, and sports as a whole, can offer young people, Maislin explained at the time.