Welcome to the MAINE Junior Black Bears!
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!
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The Maine Junior Black Bears will sponsor a floor-hockey area in the Children's Activities section of the annual Hope Festival, April 25, 11-3 at the UMaine Rec Center.
Volunteers will supervise the activity area and provide information on our organization to patrons.
There will be a large goal set up for shooting and two mini-nets for knee-hockey and/or really little kids. Volunteers should make sure kids get equal turns and the activity is conducted in a safe manner.
The theme for the Hope Festival this year is Simple Solutions to Big Problems. As we know, youth hockey provides health and community benefits to area youth giving them confidence and a sense of accomplishment while learning team building skills and having tons of fun.
DATE: 4/25/2015 (Sat 11:00AM - 3:00PM)
LOCATION: UMaine Rec Center
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The Maine Junior Black Bears are now accepting nominations for our Board of Directors. Online nominations will close on Friday, April 24. Click here for more details.
The MJBB board has lent support of two items pertaining to Girl's hockey.
First, for girls with birth years of 2003 - 2006, the MJBB will be putting forward a U12 Girls team next year.
Although the details will need to be worked out over the summer, girl's will be able to dual roster on a coed team as well as the girls team. Schedules will be coordinated with at least the house Pee-Wee and Squirt teams to ensure girl's can play both teams with minimal conflicts. Alternatively, girls could decide to skate solely on the Girl's team. In either case, we need to recruit more girl's into our program - so spread the word and get anyone interested onto our mailing lists for girl's hockey.
When we get a Girl's coach lined up we will hold a planning meeting with anyone who might be interested in playing or helping recruit players.
Girls High School Hockey Club Team
Girl Hockey Players who are in current grades 7-11 are invited to an on ice clinic with Coach Denis Collins. During this clinic, parents and other interested folks will meet to discuss the formation of a Regional Girls High School Hockey Club Team.
A club team is the first requisite step in establishing a Girls High School Varsity Hockey program. Skating on such a club team would not preclude any girl from skating on another High School team, Bantam, Midget or U19, U16 or U14 Girl's team.
The clinic and meeting will be held at:
Penobscot Ice Arena
April 29, Wednesday at 6:10 PM
Exciting things are happening with Girl's hockey in the area!
Please contact me with any questions on either item.
MJBB Girl's Director
USA Hockey will be offering two, Level 4 clinics in New England this year. These will be the only two offered. They are June 20-21 and August 8-9. Click here for more details.
Jason Smith, a local photographer, is publishing a blog featuring our local 60 plus year olds who play hockey. His first subject is Mark Woodward, retired BDN Executive Editor. Check out his blog here.
The MJBB continues to developed a U18 roster. The tryout demonstrated that a strong desire exits within the community for this level of play and a strong roster nucleus. However, we are still a few players short of our goal for competing at the Tier II level. If you have questions please contact Coach Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Maine Junior Black Bears is pleased to announce its travel teams for the 2015-2016 season. As teams are selected they will be posted. Please click here for the current list. Congratulations to all!
The Maine Junior Black Bear Board is very pleased to announce our Tier II and Tier III head coaches for the 2014-15 travel season. We had an extraordinary pool of applicants reflecting the outstanding depth of our organization. Click here for details.
The Maine Junior Black Bears is pleased to announce the Dunkin' Donuts Sportsperson of the Month for October. Click here to see the February recipient.
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.
Jeanette Lindsay, President
Ever wonder how they make ice, goalie pads, or sticks? Click here for some interesting videos!
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