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(COVID-19) Spring Program and Club Update

We hope you are all safe and healthy at home, and managing these times with perseverance and good humor!

We want to update you with information about where we stand at this time.  Board members are working behind the scenes to position the Club to take the ice as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. 

We are in the process of refunding all families that signed up for Spring Hockey, and have also made the important decision to provide a stipend to our coaches during this challenging time as they're off the ice as well. If possible, we plan to run an abbreviated Spring Program in May. 

At this time, USA Hockey remains committed to the scheduled tryout and season start dates. Everyone is remaining hopeful, but should this change, we will be in touch. 

While we are away from the ice, our coaches have created the training program (LINK BELOW THIS ARTICLE) to keep our players working on strength, endurance and skill development!   

If you'd like, please tag a picture of your player practicing their skills outside, in your living room, or in your face, on our club's newly refreshed Facebook or Instagram (@CaliforniaBearsHockey) page.

Josh Halliday drafted into the WHL

On Monday March 25th, Josh Halliday was selected in the 2nd round of the WHL Bantam draft by the Moose Jaw Warriors. During his paying career with the Bears, Josh was a leader on the 12U AA State Championship team. During his Bantam minor year he was also a leader on the 14U AA State Championship team that was ranked #3 nationally and participated in the USA National Tournament. This current season saw Josh being a leader and major contributor for the #3 Nationally Ranked 14U AA that was ready to participate in States before the season was cut short due to current events. 

Coach Peter Torsson had this to say about Josh: "Josh has a shot I have never seen in a 14 year old player ever before. His game is very consistent and impressive both athletically and cognitively. Best part about Josh is that he constantly enjoys the game. You can see that he loves everything about it. Whether it's training in the gym or skating a big game, he is always having fun competing. "

Congratulations, keep competing and having fun! 

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