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Current News

Hockey Closet

Looking sell some used hockey gear or get a great deal?  Check out our Hockey Closet page! (updated 7-18-16)


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Summer Learn to Skate and Learn to Play

Posted: 5/27/2016 10:50 am
 

There is still availability and time to sign up for our Summer Learn to Skate and Learn to Play Session. This is a great opportunity for kids age 4-9 to get on the ice for fun and skills. Sessions will be Saturdays 9:30am-10:30am at Alfond Arena beginning August 6th. The cost is $35 and registration is now available.

Rental Gear will be available for a deposit of $50. Please attend our rental gear fitting on Saturday, July 30 at 9:30am at Alfond Arena. 

Questions, please contact Grow the Game Director, Casey Harris, caseyharris7@yahoo.com


Dylan McInnis Student Coaches' Development Program


Dylan McInnis

Posted 7/17/16 1:30 pm

The Maine Junior Black Bears is pleased to announce its Dylan McInnis Student Coaches' Development Program.  The program is open to second year squirts and above.  Student coaches will receive on and off ice training and mentoring and assist with our Learn to Play, Learn to Skate and Atoms programs.  Click here for more details and registration.


Directors Meeting-Agenda

Posted 7-27-16 3:55 pm

Directors Meeting – Agenda
 August 10th
Machias Savings Bank – Brewer Me.

18:30


1.    Call to Order
2.    Added Agenda items
3.    Approval/Discussion of Past Minutes & Financial Reports
4.    Open Discussion from Public and Comments
5.    Officer Reports
A.    Treasurer
B.    President
C.    MEAHA
D.    Hockey Director
E.    Tier II & III
F.    Tier IV
G.    Girls Director
H.    Grow the Game
I.    Tournaments
J.    Sponsorship Updates
K.    Discipline & Awards
L.    Registrar (Bobbi  Estys)


Old Business
A.    Inventory
B.    Photographer- Every year many complaints (Wrong orders, not receiving orders, no email response)   about Monty – should we switch to a new Photographer. (Randy and Cassy)
C.    Storage Locker
D.    Ice In

 New Business
A.    Data Collection
B.    By-Law Change
C.    Sawyer Arena
D.    Tier IV Changes


Level 2 & 3 Coaching Certification

Posted 7/16/16 8:30 am
Coaches, USA Coaching Certification dates are now posted for the 2016-2017 Season. Please sign up asap.  If you wait to the last minute and the number of attendees is too low, the clinic will be canceled. You will then to have to travel to southern Maine for a cliinic
 
  • October 9, LEVEL 2, ORONO
  • October 23,  LEVEL 3, ORONO

Here is a link for sign up for one of the coaching clinics, http://www.usahockey.com/coachingclinics


Tier IV Coaching Applications Being Accepted

Posted: 7/14/16 1:30 pm

The Maine Junior Black Bears are now accepting coaching applications for the 2016-2017 season. Applications are available online until August 8th. Head coaches will be selected by August 15th.

Click here for more details and registration page.


Adolescent Friendships & Well Being Study

Posted:7/13/16 8:15 am

My name is Hannah Lawrence and I am a PhD student at the University of Maine.  Our lab is currently conducting a study of adolescent friendships and well-being in the Bangor/Orono area and would love to have any of your players involved in our study!  Click here for more details.

This is NOT an MJBB sponsored event.


Summer Hockey Opportunities

We have created a Summer Hockey page.  It consolidates many of the hockey camps, schools and clinics being offered.  As we learn of more, they will be posted on the Summer Hockey page.  Click here to access the page or it can be found under More Links at the top of this page.  It's at the bottom of the list.

Updated 4/16:  June 20-23 Dream Catcher's Hockey Goalie Clinic

Updated 4/22:  July 15-17, 22-24, 29-31, 1st Annual Summer BarDown Tournaments, squirts, peewees, bantams, midgets and high school, Alfond Arena.


SafeSport and Background Screening

If you are coach, board member, or team manager, USA Hockey requires you be registered with SafeSport and have a background screening.  Click here for more details.


Summer Learn to Skate/ Play Schedule

  • Aug
  • 6
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session
  • Aug
  • 13
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session
  • Aug
  • 20
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session
  • Aug
  • 27
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session
  • Sep
  • 3
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session
  • Sep
  • 10
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session
  • Sep
  • 17
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session
  • Sep
  • 24
Learn to Skate/Learn to Play Summer Session

Upcoming Events

  • Aug
  • 10
Monthly Board Meeting
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  • Machias Savings Bank Community Room Wilson Street, Brewer
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  • Sep
  • 14
Monthly Board Meeting
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  • Oct
  • 12
Monthly Board Meeting
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  • Nov
  • 9
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  • Dec
  • 14
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Our mission: The Maine Junior Black Bears are committed to providing a high-quality competitive Tier II, III and IV hockey program to our youth while focusing on instilling the values of respect, sportsmanship, self-esteem, teamwork, discipline, and responsibility in its players. The MJBB will provide a positive environment on and off the ice, to challenge its players to grow to their fullest potential in all aspects of the game and as individuals. Our program will foster an appreciation for youth hockey among the Greater Bangor Area children, along with life-long lessons that include discipline, competitive spirit, team play, an appreciation for rules, safety, and a love of the game!