FACE OFF For Mental Health - Upcoming Events!, News (Sarnia Hockey)

PrintNews Article
Click to view full-size image
FACE OFF For Mental Health - Upcoming Events!
Submitted By Face Off For Mental Health Group on Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Two key events are being held to kick off the Face Off for Mental Health campaign.

1) On Sunday, Oct 22nd the Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midget  AAA will take on the London Knights on Sunday, October 22nd - 1:30 PM at the Progressive Auto Sales Arena.  A special cheque presentation will take place prior this game.

2) The Sarnia Legionnaires will throwing their support behind the Face Off for Mental Health Campaign with a Mental Health Awareness night on Thursday, October 26th when they take on LaSalle at 7:00 PM and both teams will be showing their support with green tape on their sticks.  Every child or youth wearing a local hockey jersey will get in free.


One in five children and youth will experience a mental health problem.  That’s equivalent to one player on each line during a hockey game.   St. Clair Child & Youth Services, Lead Agency for Children’s Mental Health in Lambton County is pleased to partner with local hockey associations to raise the profile of mental health issues for children and youth.

Current partners include:  Point Edward Minor Hockey Association, Sarnia Hockey Association, Lambton Sting Jr. AAA Hockey Club, Petrolia Minor Hockey Association, Lambton Attack Girls Hockey, Lambton Shores Minor Hockey Association, and East Lambton Minor Hockey Association.

The concept of bringing together hockey and the local children’s mental health agency all started because of a coach seeking information about mental health to better support the players on his team.   St. Clair Child and Youth Services has been offering mental health education sessions to bench staff in each association, highlighting signs and symptoms of mental health issues as well as sharing information about local resources. 

Plans are to expand the education campaign to players and parents throughout the season.   As part of this initiative, local hockey associations will be recognizing the Face Off for Mental Health Campaign with their own mental health awareness weekends throughout the month of November.  Home teams will show their support with their sticks wrapped in green tape symbolizing the green ribbon for mental health awareness. 


Contacts for follow up:

Craig McKenzie – Director of Operations, St. Clair Child & Youth Services [email protected] 519-337-3701 ext.230

Alex McFadden – Coach, Lambton Jr. Sting Minor Midget  AAA [email protected] 519-466-4689

Face_Off_Full_-_Fact_Sheet.jpg

This article has been viewed 756 times.
Category Sites
Other Team Sites
View AllOur Sponsors
Fenwick Motors
Ackwood Auto Parts
McDonalds
Scotiabank
Sarnia Lakeshore Optimist Club
Social Networking
Follow Us On
Visit Sarnia Hockey on Facebook
Quick Links
Manage Subscriptions
Signup to receive email or text messages for the teams you want to follow.
News ArchiveOther Recent Articles
  • 19
    Oct
    Organization
    Attention Goalies registered within the Sarnia Hockey Association!!! I will be running the SHA goalie clinics again this season. Sessions are underway, Friday's at 4:00, Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
  • 27
    Sep
    Organization
    READ MORE for information regarding our U8/U9 Evaluation Skate for Recreational Divisions
  • 26
    Sep
    Organization
    Due to fall tryouts, falling short on volunteers, and wide coordination in a number of communities within Lambton County our RECREATIONAL LEAGUE FORMATION is still in progress
  • 16
    Sep
    Organization
    The ALLIANCE Hockey Vaccination Policy will continue to apply for all Affected Persons, including those aged 12 to 18. ALLIANCE Hockey continues to monitor the evolving public health responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and incorporate provincial ...
  • 16
    Sep
    Organization
    Vaccine certificates for all players, bench staff, on-ice helpers and volunteers MUST be uploaded on our webpage before attending tryouts, practices or games. This must be done once if you have had both vaccine shots and twice if you have had only ...
  • 13
    Sep
    Organization
    The tryout schedule is being updated to accommodate the age divisions that have more than 36 participants.  All age divisions could be impacted.  **ANY EXHIBITION GAMES THAT HAVE BEEN SCHEDULED WILL NOT BE IMPACTED**
  • 10
    Sep
    Organization
    As per Section 2 (PAGES 6-8) of the ALLIANCE Hockey Return to Hockey Plan, ALLIANCE Hockey has established a policy requiring the following persons (“Affected Persons”) to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e.: including the 14-day period after ...
  • 09
    Sep
    Organization
    Sarnia Hockey Association will be hosting a Checking Clinic the week of September 13th, 2021. Anyone wishing to try-out for SHA Rep Hockey (A/AA or MD) will be required to have record of taking a Checking Clinic before taking the ice for ...
Printed from sarniahockey.com on Monday, October 25, 2021 at 9:59 PM