2009 JUVENILE A BC HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP
HOSTED BY RICHMOND MINOR HOCKEY ASSOCIATION www.richmondhockey.com
PLAY HARD…..PLAY FAIR…..HAVE FUN!
BC Hockey 2009 Provincial Championship Juvenile A March 19 - 22 , 2009 Host Association: Richmond Minor Hockey Association Box 94488 Richmond, BC V6Y 2V6
BC Hockey Representative: Marline Sandferd Phone: 604-599-4332 Email: [email protected]
Tournament Contacts: Juvenile A Provincials Planning Committee Chair: Maurice Hamlin Phone: 604-943-3540 Email: [email protected]
Vice Chair: Sam Sangara Email: [email protected]
Treasurer: Eleanor Matthew Email: [email protected]
GENERAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION Coaches’ Meeting
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Minoru Arenas - Stadium Upper Mezzanine Meeting Room (approx. 7:30pm) 7551 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y-1R8
Thursday, March 19, 2009 Richmond Ice Centre (6 Rinks) Forum 14140 Triangle Road Richmond BC Time: 7:30pm
Sunday,March 22, 2008 Minoru Arenas - Stadium Immediately following the final game
Thursday, March 19, 2008 Only Richmond Ice Centre (6 Rinks) – Forum 14140 Triangle Road Richmond BC Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22 Minoru Arenas – Stadium 7551 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y-1R8
Other General Information • BC Hockey signed Team Lists must be produced at the Coaches’ Meeting. Signatures will be verified before the first game. • All player equipment must be in 100% working order. Helmets must have cages, all straps, all screws, and be CSA certified. Goalie helmets must have chin cups and side straps. Players’ gloves cannot have holes larger then the size of a quarter and all sticks must have butt-end plugs. • All players must wear “STOP” patches.
Welcome to Richmond The City of Richmond Richmond is an impressive multi-cultural community that has proven successful in fostering growth while preserving its historic sites and scenic beauty. Through innovative programs and environmental initiatives, Richmond has undergone enormous changes while still protecting its charm and community involvement. You will find our city diverse in culture, rich in history and arts, exciting, entertaining and picturesque. With a population of over 185,000 people, Richmond is a growing dynamic urban center with a unique mix of residential and commercial property, agricultural lands, waterways and natural areas. Recently the City was recognized for over 125 years of volunteer involvement. Throughout its history Richmond has always viewed volunteers as partners whose contributions to the community are valued and respected. Richmond is proud to have been selected as a “Venue City” for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, hosting speed skating events in the new Richmond Olympic Oval. Before and after the Games, the Oval will be converted into a multi-purpose community and high performance sports centre, with a main hall four acres in size, with numerous other large multi-purpose rooms and a world-class sports medicine facility. For community use, the Main Hall will include two international size ice rinks, eight gymnasiums and a 200 metre track, with additional sports in the track infield. Centrally located between the Peace Arch Border Crossing and Downtown Vancouver, Richmond is home to the Vancouver International Airport and is serviced by several major highways and throughways. Richmond is a unique city comprised of a series of islands nested in the mouth of the Fraser River with the coastal mountain range as a backdrop. The islands include Sea Island, most of Lulu Island, and fifteen smaller islands.
Who is Richmond? Richmond is a unique city island on Canada’s Pacific Coast favourably located within Metro Vancouver in close proximity to downtown Vancouver and the U.S. border. It is comprised of a series of islands nested in the mouth of the Fraser River with the coastal mountain range as a backdrop. Picturesque mountain vistas, leisurely strolls, whale watching, scenic harbour boat tours, museums and fresh seafood restaurants will satisfy any appetite for a beautiful day filled with adventure and excitement. Home to over 185,000 people Richmond is a growing dynamic urban center with a unique mix of residential, and commercial property, agricultural lands, industrial parks, waterways and natural areas. It lies where the Fraser River meets the ocean. The shores surrounding Richmond create an estuary border that provides habitat for fish and for migrating birds on the Pacific Flyway between the Arctic and South America. Richmond has undergone enormous change over the last several decades, with significant growth in the early 1990’s.
Today, Richmond is a dynamic multi-ethnic community. Much of the recent population growth has been of Asian immigrants: people of Asian ancestry represent approximately sixty percent of Richmond residents. This diversity of cultures has contributed greatly to the richness and vibrancy of the City. Richmond has become one of the most liveable cities in the world. In August 2007, Canadian Living deemed Richmond the “the country's healthiest and longest-living people.
What does Richmond have to offer? The City of Richmond has extensive facilities, services, and amenities to host visiting sports teams and events. The above assets are complimented by a strong history of small, medium and large event hosting and community volunteer support resulting in successful and memorable events.
Facilities, Services and Amenities: Richmond enjoys the benefit of excellent Parks and Recreation Programs and an abundance of modern recreation facilities and an extensive system of city, community and neighbourhood parks, scenic trails, cycling routes and walking paths, all of which contribute to a healthy active community and help to enhance our quality of life. The year round use of these amenities is enhanced by the temperate west coast climate enjoyed by Richmond. Unlike other parts of Canada the west coast gets little or no snow most winters. Richmond’s average rainfall is 30 percent less than Vancouver.
Attractions: Richmond provides a variety of excellent restaurants, shopping centers, unique historical sites, beautiful parks and gardens, excellent cultural and entertainment facilities as well as superb recreational facilities. Fishing, boating and whale watching tours are among the uniquely west coast experiences you can talk about after a visit to Richmond. Some examples of Richmond specific attractions include Steveston’s Historic Fishing Village, which provides a rich history of the west coast fishing industry. Stroll through the village shops and visit the many historic sites in the area. Visit two official national historic sites, The Britannia Heritage Shipyard Park, site of the award winning Murakami House, and the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Stop in to see the Steveston Museum and of course no trip to Steveston is complete without fish and chips on the wharf and a walk through Garry Point Park. Other nearby attractions includes London Farm, Finn Slough, the Buddhist Temple and the many fruit and vegetable stands along Steveston Highway. And not to be forgotten or missed: Richmond Olympic Oval, Minoru Park and Minoru Chapel, Aberdeen Centre Mall, Richmond Centre Mall, Riverport Sports Centre, The Night Market, The Nature Park, West Dyke, Iona Beach, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Golf Courses, Go Cart Track, the new Sanduz Estate Winery, two whale-watching companies and many air tour firms.
Please see our City Profile for a more detailed description of our City's location, population and geography, and our many cultural and recreational amenities. We invite you to browse this section of our website to learn more about our history and our demographic and geographic make up.
Minoru Arenas – Stadium Rink (see floor plan at end of package) 7551 Minoru Gate Richmond, BC V6Y-1R8 604.718.8465 The Facility is part of Minoru Park which includes the Richmond Cultural Centre, Richmond (Brighouse) Library, Minoru Place Seniors Centre and Minoru Aquatic Centre. Minoru Arenas has 2 regulation size rinks (200' by 85'). Facility amenities include 8 dressing rooms, 1 meeting room, the Time Out Café concession, free on site parking, and wheelchair accessibility. Minoru Arenas is home to the Junior "B" Richmond Sockeyes of the Pacific International Junior Hockey
Restaurants Near Minoru Arena Legends Pub and Restaurant - 6511 Buswell, Richmond, BC V6Y 2G9 (604) 276-2343 White Spot Restaurants – Richmond Centre Mall -1902-6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC (604) 278-3911 White Spot Restaurants – No 3 Rd and Ackroyd - 5880 No. 3 Road, Richmond Tel: (604) 273-3699 Tim Hortons -1602-6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2B6 (604) 278-2845 International House of Pancakes - 6780 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2C4 (604) 273-3411 Jumbo Sushi Japanese Restaurant - 6648 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2C2 (604) 273-5689 Cactus Club Café - 5500 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6X 2C8 (604) 244-9969 Boston Pizza Restaurants - 50-8100 Ackroyd Road, Richmond, BC V6X 3K2 (604) 273-6151 Pizza Hut - 8340 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A6 (604) 310-1010
Hospital Near Minoru Arena Richmond Hospital - 7000 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A2 (604) 278-9711
Sporting Good Stores Near Arenas Cyclone Taylor Sporting Goods - 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond, BC V6W 1B1 (604) 448-1748 Sport Check - 6551 No. 3 Road, Richmond, BC V6Y 2B6 (604) 278-5461 Ice Level Sports – Ironwood Mall, No. 5 Rd and Steveston Hwy. (604)244-8686
Richmond Ice Centre Arenas – Forum 14140 Triangle Rd, Richmond BC (6 Rinks – see floor plan at end of package)
Restaurants and Amenities Near Richmond Ice Centre www.riverport.ca Stanley’s Bar & Grill (On second floor of the facilities. Overlooks the Forum and Coliseum rinks). 14140 Triangle Road, Richmond, BC V6W 1B1 Phone: 604-274-0011 The Old Spagetti Factory 14200 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3 Phone: 604-277-8373 Subway 14211 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3 Phone: 604-204-0127 Big River Brew Pub 14200 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3 Phone: 604-271-BREW Boston Pizza – Ironwood Mall, No 5 Rd & Steveston Hwy, 2000-11662 Steveston Hwy. Phone: 604-448-9111 Kelsey’s Restaurant – Ironwood Mall, No 5 Rd & Steveston Hwy, 100-11300 Steveston Hwy. Phone: 604-274-7404 The Keg Restaurant – No 5 Rd south of Steveston Hwy, 11151 No 5 Rd. Phone: 604-272-1399 The Zone Bowling Centre 14200 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3 Phone: 604-271-2695 (BOWL) Watermainia 14200 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3 Phone: 604-448-5354 Silvercity Cinemas Riverport 14211 Entertainment Boulevard, Richmond, BC V6W 1K3 Phone: 604-277-5988, 604-277-8449
Hotel Information www.richmond-hotel.ca
Welcome to the Best Western Richmond Hotel & Convention Centre 7551 Westminster Hwy. Richmond, BC Canada V6X 1A3
Teams are encouraged to make hotel arrangements at the Best Western Richmond Hotel and Convention Centre. They are a Platinum Sponsor of Richmond Minor Hockey and offer value and quality, easy access to traffic routes to both rink venues, special price that is provided to all teams, walking distance to downtown destinations such as restaurants, movie theatre, shopping, and sightseeing.
Managers/Team Reps please contact Mike Durkin Toll Free 1-866-663-3881 Tel: 604-233-3953 Email: [email protected]
1-866-663-3881 or Tel: 604-233-3953 or Email:
Transportation Links BC Ferries schedules and information www.bcferries.com Pacific Coach Lines schedules and information www.pacificcoast.com Greyhound Bus Line schedules and information www.greyhound.ca Charter Bus Rentals www.charterbuslines.com BC Highways & Road Conditions www.drivebc.ca Local Public Transit Information & Schedules www.translink.bc.ca Local Taxi Services *TAXI (on your cell phone) Tourism Richmond www.tourismrichmond.com/ Vancouver International Airport www.yvr.ca
Richmond Ice Centre Floor Plan
hmond Minoru Arenas Floor Plan