Muskegon has a long history of youth hockey and during this traditional time of giving, the Muskegon Junior Jacks will be launching a new campaign, #jrjacksgiveback. We want to make sure we are giving back to our players by showcasing their gifts to the community. It will highlight and thank our players for being important members of not only the Junior Jacks, but of Muskegon, by giving them a shout-out. These youth are the future of our area and we want them to know just how many people are supporting them in all areas of their lives.
This campaign is about more than just hockey though, it is about showcasing the person behind the jersey number. We will be selecting Junior Jacks Players to highlight on our social media sites each week. We know that each of our player’s has something very special to offer our community and all submissions will be recognized. Here at the Junior Jacks we are about more than just building great hockey players, we are about guiding our local youth to become the best individuals that they can be in all areas of life. Life skills are the focus and we pride ourselves in our continued efforts of putting the player’s overall best interests first.
We are asking that everyone be on the lookout for Junior Jacks Players who are going above and beyond what is expected. This can be helping someone in need, being a good friend, volunteering, or persevering in difficult times. Basically, if you think they are deserving of recognition, then so do we and we want to tell them so.
Submit a photo of the player via PM, along with their team (if you know it), and a bit about why you would like this player recognized. Submissions can be sent to our Facebook page, posted on Instagram, don’t forget to tag us @juniorlumberjacks and hashtag #jrjacksgiveback or send by e-mail to email@example.com. Please make sure that it is a pdf file if sending by e-mail. Any community member may nominate any player, so keep those eyes peeled.
We are excited to see all of our players highlighted throughout the remainder of the season, so start sending in your submissions today.
The Junior Jacks are proud to announce that we will be hosting the Peewee A District 6 Tournament and Squirt AA State Tournament this year. District's will be held February 3rd-5th and State's will be March 3rd-5th.
We are very excited about bringing these tournaments to the Junior Jacks, as well as to Muskegon in general. In order for these tournaments to be the best they can be we are looking for parent volunteers for both the planning portion and the day of operations. If you are interested, please contact either Jay Ring, firstname.lastname@example.org or Janel VanDyke, email@example.com to find out more information about how you can help.
Future Pro partners with Jr. Jacks!
Future Pro Goalie School is proud to announce that it will be partnering with the Muskegon Jr. Jacks youth hockey association for the upcoming 2016-17 season. During the season, Future Pro will be conducting goalie specific clinics for all of the Jr. Jacks youth goalies. This will ensure that all of the Jr. Jacks goalies will be receiving premium & professional coaching all season long. These goalie specific clinics are available to registered Jr. Jacks Goalies only at no additional cost.
Future Pro Goalie School has been conducting summer camps and clinics for over 20 years and annually has over 500 goalies attend their summer programs each year. For the Jr. Jacks Association, Future Pro will be bringing its modern, professional, and unique coaching models to all of its goalies. This includes on-ice video analysis, special goalie training props, classroom lecture sessions, and on-ice instruction to ensure all of the Jr. Jacks goalies are sharp during the season.
Future Pro - Jr. Jacks Goalie Clinic Dates
All goalie clinics will take place at LC Walker Arena from 5:30PM - 6:30PM. Classroom sessions will be immediately following the on-ice clinic for all goalies, parents, and coaches.
We would like to thank the Jr. Jacks youth hockey association for bringing us aboard and are looking forward to helping all goalies of west Michigan become “Future Pro’s!"
Vice President of Future Pro USA
If you didn’t get a chance to dust off your skates, get them ready because the 2016-17 House season is getting started soon. The Junior Jacks will be having an evaluation skate for Squirts through Bantams on Sunday, September 11th. We will be holding an evaluation skate for the Mites on September 21st. Also, on September 11th, we will be having your players fitted for jerseys and warm-ups. This will all be held at the LC Walker Arena. Your $200 deposit must have been paid on or before September 11th in order to participate in the evaluation skate and Jersey fitting. After September 11, if you have not paid your player’s deposit, they will lose their House registration spot. Your deposit is no longer refundable after September 11.
Times for the fitting and skate are as follows:
Squirt- fitting at 12pm skating at 1pm, if you are unable to make this date, please contact Nigel Hawryliw at firstname.lastname@example.org
PeeWee- fitting at 1 pm skating at 2pm, if you are unable to make this date, please contact JD Habetler at email@example.com
Bantams- fitting at 2pm skating at 3pm, if you are unable to make this date, please contact Joe McNarland at firstname.lastname@example.org
House practices will be taking place on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the 2016-17 season, and practice will start on September 20th. You will receive the times of practice at the evaluation skate.
Mite 5:30 pm
Mite and Mini Mite practices will be Saturday’s and Wednesday’s, the first Mini/Mite practice will be Wednesday, September 28th. Practice times will be provided to you on September 11th. We will email the teams and coaches to you no later than September 23rd.
New coaches have until Dec 31, 2016 to attend and complete a coaching clinic. If after Dec 31, 2016 you have not completed a clinic, you will not be allowed to take the ice. So, if you want to be a coach please fill the application out, we will provide all coaching clinic info to coaches with questions, first time coaches just state this is your first year as a coach.
The Junior Jacks would like to thank everyone who applied to a coaching position this year. We value you, your time, and your dedication to our youth.
The next board meeting for the Junior Jacks will be November 7, 2016. It will be held in the conference room of the LC Walker Arena at 6:30PM.
MINI MITE $395
Includes jersey, warm ups for U10 and up, practice ice, tournament fees and games.
9 to 10
11 to 12
13 to 14
SIGN UPS WILL START WEDNESDAY MAY 11, YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE, TURN IN A DEPOSIT OF $200 DOLLARS TO SECURE YOUR SPOT FOR NEXT SEASON. YOUR DEPOSIT WILL BE DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF SIGNING UP TO SAVE YOUR SPOT. ROSTER SPOTS ARE GOING TO FILL FAST, ONCE WE REACH A FULL TEAM, PLAYERS SIGNING UP WILL BE PUT ON A WAITING LIST TO MAKE A SECOND TEAM. IF YOUR DEPOSIT IS NOT PAID WITHIN 7 DAYS, YOUR SPOT WILL GO TO THE NEXT PERSON IN LINE.