Ball hockey program set to go

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - Don't put that hockey gear away so soon.

The Town of Amherst is planning for an eight-week ball hockey program beginning May 3.

Corey Crocker, Amherst's physical activity leader, said the town is trying to build the ball hockey league in the area.

"It's all about gearing ball hockey into physical activity," said Crocker.

"We want people to know they don't have to be a hockey player to play ball hockey. Some of the best ball hockey players aren't hockey players."

This year, the program, which is open to ages eight to 13, will have a different set up.

"For the first couple of times, the players will be taught how to actually play ball hockey and the teams will be evenly divided," he said, adding each team will play a regular season format over the eight weeks.

The program will offer three divisions this year - novice, atom and peewee.

Registration is filling fast for the program, and forms are available at the Amherst Stadium or town hall (completed forms can be left at both places as well). They're also available online at www.amherst.ca and emailed to ccrocker@amherst.ca or faxed to 667-5409.

Walk-in registration will be available at the Amherst Stadium from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 14 and 19, and from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 23.

Geographic location: Amherst Stadium

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