Fall Recruiting Push

by barbaragarn

​You asked, we listened: there are LOTS of new sessions and locations this fall, starting with the many offerings on Friday, September 16. Now let’s get players to fill those roster spots! 

We have new games in Apple Valley and in St. Paul. And Level 1 returns in early October; Level 5 starts on September 20. We begin our adventure in Vadnais Heights in early November and add Maple Grove in early October. Polar is back in the rotation in November, as well as a Tuesday skate at Eden Prairie. And Minnehaha Academy opens in October, where we’ll have Wednesday and Sunday night games. 

For everyone who said, “Why don’t you have ice (on this night/at this rink/at this level)?” — here are your games! Please help us recruit skaters to keep these sessions strong for you. 

Who can you tell about JMS?  

  • friends,
  • family, 
  • teammates, 
  • neighbors,
  • other youth hockey parents, 
  • people at the hockey store, 
  • fans next to you at the Wild game, 
  • people you argue with on NHL blogs, 
  • people playing pick-up at the park,
  • teammates from your other sport,
  • people at Open Skate,
  • your cat (like he cares, right?)

We already have flyers at many area rinks–you can check your local rink for JMS signage and let me know if there’s none on display. (Thanks for your help–I would rather stay home and answer your e-mails instead of driving to 40 rinks in the Twin Cities area!)

In addition to the arena display flyers, I am hoping to have brochures and handouts to distribute at hockey stores and at hockey events. 

Do you know of a place JMS should ask to display brochures? I can think of some stores: Westwood, Boehm’s… that place on Highway 55 past Plymouth. The Goalcrease in Edina. 

I am also looking for hockey events where we can pass out small handouts about JMS. The Let’s Play Hockey expo is way off in March… do you know of any upcoming hockey events where people would want to hear about JMS?

We are going to have a fabulous season. Thank you for helping JMS grow and offer more hockey opportunities!

Barbara Garn
General Manager