Fundy Hockey School keeps Maltby’s vision alive

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This year is the 31st year for the hockey school.

Since its inception 30 years ago, the school has raised about $200,000 for minor hockey players in Cumberland County.

Chris Maltby (right) of the Roy Maltby Fundy Hockey School presents a $7,500 cheque to Cumberland County Minor Hockey League Association hockey players Matthew Hunter (receiving cheque), Cohen Ingraham, Ty Ingraham and Colson Brown, while (back, from left) Corey Crocker, Stephen Maltby, Mike Hunter, Vince Arbing and Curtis Ingraham look on. Each year for the last 30 years the CCMHA has received money raised from the hockey school. Since its inception 30 years ago, the school has raised about $200,000 for minor hockey players in Cumberland County.

AMHERST – Roy Maltby passed away last October but the Fundy Hockey School he helped create 30 years ago, and which now bears his name, continues his mission.

“We thought how fitting to name the hockey school after him,” said Corey Crocker, the hockey school’s head on-ice instructor. “Roy always had minor hockey’s interest at heart and he thoroughly enjoyed the process and the way things were run.”

This year is the 31st year for the hockey school.

One hundred per cent of money raised by the hockey school goes to the CCMHA. Since its inception 30 years ago, the school has raised about $200,000 for minor hockey players in Cumberland County.

“Each year there’s a request from minor hockey to our board as to how much money they want, and it’s reviewed and it’s presented with a cheque at the end of the year,” said Crocker, who has participated in the school for the last eight years. “It’s money minor hockey can put in their budget and count on, and it’s a tradition we want to keep going for another 30-years.”

This is the second year Crocker is the head on-ice instructor. He makes it clear the hockey school isn’t an evaluation camp for minor hockey, and CCMHA president Michelle Meekins agrees.

“The hockey school provides an opportunity for kids to get their skating legs back,” said Meekins. “A lot of kids in town can’t afford to travel far away to different schools and this is a perfect local opportunity for them to get back in shape and get ready for the hockey season.”

The on ice instruction is strictly skill development, which means players at all skill levels can work together on the ice and progress at their own speed.

Each year the school attracts about 150 hockey players.

“We have an average of 350 players in the CCMHA,” said Meekins. “We would like to increase those numbers.”

– Mission Statement

The Roy Maltby Fundy Hockey School has a mission statement.

It says, “The intent of the Roy Maltby Hockey School is to provide an opportunity for all skill levels to participate in a well organized and structured hockey school at an affordable price. The qualities of sportsmanship, social development and skill development of the participants shall be the paramount objective.”

The 31st annual Roy Maltby Fundy Hockey School starts Sept. 2, and runs until Sept. 17.

For more information, the following school officials can be contacted at:

Ann Porter, registrar – Work 667-6514 or cell at 694-6540 or e-mailed at aproter@amherst.ca.

Vince Arbing, treasurer, at varbing@amherst.ca

Corey Crocker, on ice co-ordinator, at ccrocker@amherst.ca

Matt Cormier, on ice co-ordinator, at matt@dayles.ca

Grayson Ingraham, on ice co-ordinator at gri28@hotmail.ca

The four different groups, and group ages are as follow:

Group A – 2007, 2008, 2009

Group B – 2005 and 2006

Group C – 2003 and 2004

Group D – 2002, 2001 and 2000

The instructors are:

Corey Crocker

Matt Cormier

Phil Farrow

Joel Stronge

Travis Davis

Wayne MacKenzie

Grayson Ingraham

Shawee Tooley

Corey Skinner

Kailey Kane

Josh Coleman

Colin Brown

Mike Miller

Mark Jackson

Darrell Cole

Nick Porter

 

 

 

 

Organizations: Roy Maltby Fundy Hockey School, Group D

Geographic location: Cumberland County

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