Wanted! More Senior Old-timer Hockey Players PDF Print E-mail

The winter season is at a close, the curling season is winding down with the Briars, and the NHL is just getting into the interesting season of Stanley Cup Playoffs. For the most part the hardy group of senior old-time hockey players have finished their active season while a few die-hards play one of the final season tournaments at the Playmakers Tournament in Victoria. We focus this article on all those senior old-timers who have retained their passion and interest in staying physically active by continuing to play hockey well into their sunset years. Many people are not aware that the group of hockey players to which we refer as ‘senior old-timers’ are the people fifty-five plus (55+). These are men and women who are reaching, or have reached, the end of their working years and who continue to play for years well beyond that younger group known simply as ‘old-timers’- thirty-five and over (35+). It matters not to which partiSample Imagecular age group you belong. The purpose is to continue to play hockey; to continue to develop hockey skills; to continue to remain active in a physically demanding sport. The collateral interest is to hold off the process of aging much too quickly and to maintain that physical sense of youthful vigour. There is no greater testament to the Spirit of physically active seniors than to see these people wheeling their hockey bags out of the wagon and into the local arenas. There are many such groups throughout the Okanagan. However, we pay particular attention to the Penticton Senior Old-timers Hockey Group because the group has decided that they want to expand their active ranks and playing time. They will warmly welcome all senior old-timers out there, regardless of their advanced age or limited ability, who would like to get back into their hockey playing harness. A few members fear that all the old-time hockey players wanting to play are already playing; and that there are no other old-time hockey players out there! Therefore, we are presenting all those seniors who do not presently participate with the opportunity to play Senior Old-timer hockey from the beginning of next season. Of particular interest is the need for a pool of willing goaltenders. We are convinced that there are more than a few folks out there who would welcome the invitation to participate in a formed group for hockey. We therefore extend an invitation to the latent old-time hockey playing folk in Summerland, Penticton, and Oliver (and the surrounding areas) to play senior old-timer hockey. Contact the writer at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 250-494-0615 and we will put them in contact with the person or people who can make it happen for them. Bon Chance and Keep your Stick on the Ice!

Summerland and Oliver are also canvassing their areas to fill the ranks for Senior Old-time Hockey Players. For further information contact Jerry Flaman @ This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 250-494-0615.  
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