The Nape hockey League has decided to have a full League banquet this year. We are excited, as this will be the first such event since Covid. Due to some logistical issues, the banquet will take place sometime in June. Your team reps will provide updates as to the specifics of the banquet as the details become available. Also, check back to the website for updates.
* New League Champs Crowned*
Congratulations to Bellman’s on winning the League Championship on Sunday night with a 9-6 victory over Vail’s, in a hard fought series that went the distance.
*NEW* Josh Nolan Memorial Award
The NAPE Hockey League is announcing the establishment of the Josh Nolan Memorial Playoffs Point Leader Award, starting for the 2022-2023 season playoffs. This award will be given annually to the player that scored the most points throughout the playoffs for the season, total goals and assists.
The award is named in memory of Josh Nolan, a member of the NAPE hockey league in 2021-2022 season who scored the most points in the playoffs that year. In his approach to the game Josh demonstrated passion, enthusiasm and a competitive spirit, stepping up his play when the team needed him. Tragically Josh passed away August 2022, but he leaves behind a legacy of enthusiasm, sportsmanship and skill. Josh loved the game, and his former teammates and the NAPE league are proud to celebrate his memory and legacy each year through this award.
The winner will be recognized at the NAPE end of season awards ceremony and their name will be added to the Josh Nolan Memorial Trophy.
Hockey Cancelled on Superbowl Sunday
We have decided to cancel League games on Sunday February 12th. These games have been added to the end of the regular season schedule.
Games Postponed on November 28th
Due to the Stars on Ice Figure Skating show, games at the Mary Brown’s Centre scheduled for Monday November 28th have been postponed, and will be added at the end of the regular season.
Registration Now Open/AGM Date Set for Monday September 26th!
The AGM has been scheduled for Monday September 26th at 7:30 at the Newfoundland Embassy Pub and Eatery (Second Floor). This is located directly across from Mile One in the old Lar’s building. Please make an attempt to come, as this is your chance to discuss rule changes, League issues, or to put your name forward to serve on the League exec.
Also, All players, both new and returning, MUST fill out an online application in order to be considered for the League this season. The deadline for sign up is October 8th at 9 pm. Here is the link to the application. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSexvjxyTOZZW4muocsvJvDu7ua2s6eSOpoX1nNH5GerFvwDmQ/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link
More Tragic News
The League is mourning yet another player who left us way to soon. Josh Nolan, who was reported missing on August 8th, has been found deceased. Josh was only 25 years old and played his inaugural season this past year on Black Horse. The League expresses condolences to Josh’s family. Visitation ocuurs today(Thursday Sept 15th) from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Barrett’s Funeral Home on Hamilton Avenue. Funereal service is tomorrow ( Friday Sept 16th) at 2p.m. at St. James United Church Elizabeth Avenue.
League Champions Crowned
Congratulations to Capital Interior Black Horse for winning the League championship last night with a victory over Vail’s Canadian Light.
Venue and Time Change for Games on May 2nd
Due to the Growlers game on Monday night, our games for May 2nd have been moved to Feildian Gardens and the start times have changed as well. Check the website or facebook page to see the updated time for these games.
RIP Leo McCann
In the fall of 1971, a group of government employees met to set up a hockey league to replace the government team, the Provincials, in the Civil Service league. Leo McCann was one of those employees and served on the executive for a number of years. He played until about the mid 1990s. For a number of years there was an award named after him to recognize contribution to the league. He will always be remembered for the unofficial rule named after him. You need to score a goal to return to play the next year. Anytime I talked to him, he asked how the league is doing. Leo McCann passed away March 30, 2022, aged 82.