Frontenac Fury hockey organization president Lynn Newton welcomed the public to the Frontenac Community Arena Sunday for a get-together that featured sizing for hoodies and socks, an equipment swap, skate sharpening and an opportunity to meet new teammates and bench staff.
“It’s also an opportunity to ask questions for everybody new to the organization,” she said.
The Frontenac Fury Girls Hockey Association will field 10 teams this year including the First Shift program for those new to hockey, as well as five house league and three competitive teams (peewee, bantam and midget).
“From atom to midget, our membership has quadrupled in the last five years,” she said. “They all drank the Kool-Aid.”
She said more than 150 children have gone through the Fury and Frontenac Flyers programs in the past three years.
Part of the reason for this get-together was registration for the upcoming season which is set to start Sept. 22 but (online) registration continues, she said.
“You can still register online after the season starts,” she said.
Another reason is for the players to get fitted for socks and hoodies.
“The hoodies have the names of our sponsors on the back and the girls can wear them anywhere,” Newton said. “We used to put sponsors names on the individual jerseys but they’d have to be removed each off season and this preserves the jerseys a little while longer.
“Plus, many of the girls tuck the jerseys inside their pants and you can’t see the sponsors’ names.”
The Arena opens Sept. 14 with a free skate from 6-7 p.m.