Very important Message from MPMHA President Trevor Murphy

news2019-02-25
All members of the Mount Pearl Minor Hockey Association. As a follow up to the recent communication from Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador, the MPMHA Board of Directors would like to take this opportunity to provide a reminder to all members of the MPMHA about appropriate behavior around the arena. As playoffs and year end tournaments approach, we understand that the excitement for players, coaches, and families will increase. However, this increased excitement does not excuse any behavior that does not demonstrate the proper level of respect for our teams, our opponents, officials, parents of other teams and anyone else involved in and around the game. Over the past 43 years, the MPMHA has been fortunate to have many wonderful families who have created an organization which is respected throughout Atlantic Canada and the entire country for the way that our teams and families represent themselves in their own arena and when they travel to play other teams. We expect that our families and all members will continue to conduct themselves in an appropriate and respectful manner. Rink staff, officials and hockey administrators around the metro area and throughout the province have been alerted to watch for improper behavior amongst participants on the ice and spectators off the ice. Should you have a concern, please go about addressing your concern in the right way. Please connect with your team’s parent representative or manager, reach out to your respective director or to any member of the association board of directors. As adults, volunteers and family members, we are setting the tone for our children. Our children learn from our actions and words. Let’s be sure to do the right things and make good decisions. Remember, we are developing young athletes, but more importantly, we are developing adults and the future of our society. Let’s work together to continue ensuring that the MPMHA and its membership are leaders in how we conduct ourselves in all aspects of the game. Thank you for your continued commitment to the MPMHA and most importantly to your children.