Two North Stars To Participate in Blue Jackets Shootout Showcase

Charlie Nolette and Noah Schacht of the 10U North Stars will participate in the Columbus Blue Jackets 7th Annual Shootout Showcase. They will compete against players from all over Ohio in a single elimination shootout tournament featured on FOX Sports Ohio during Blue Jackets broadcasts. The shootout between the final two teams will air on Sunday, January 22 when the Jackets are in Ottawa to take on the Senators at 5pm.

The winning shooter and goalie “team” will go to represent the Columbus Blue Jackets at the 2017 NHL Mini 1-on-1 Championship taking place during the 2017 NHL All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, CA the last weekend in January 2017. Be sure to tune in!

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Little Walleye Learn to Play Hockey

It’s an exciting and inexpensive way to introduce your child to playing hockey! The Toledo Walleye and Sylvania Tam-O-Shanter are teaming up for the second annual ‘Little Walleye Learn to Play Program’ presented by Ohio Lottery. All sessions will be held at the Huntington Center. The program is open for children ages 5 to 8 who have not participated in organized hockey. For more information click here

Gliding Stars Greater Toledo Chapter

As many of you know my wife and I co-coordinate an adaptive ice skating program in Toledo called Gliding Stars.

Each season we are in need of on ice volunteers to help our “stars” with special needs. If you can ice skate, know someone that is 13 plus years old that can skate, know anyone looking to fulfill service hours that can skate then have them contact us at

For more information about our program please visit our website at

Bill Himmel