Bulletin Board: FCHA offering introductory programs for free

Staff Reports
Published: 11/18/2021 8:56:41 PM

There’s never been a better time to get into the sport of ice hockey.

Through a community partnership with Gagne Wealth Management, Franklin County Hockey Association (FCHA) introductory programs will be offered for free this season to all Franklin County residents. Introductory programs include Learn to Skate, Intro to Hockey and Junior House League. 

Those programs begin Saturday, Dec. 4. All interested players should sign up online (www.fcha.org).

FCHA Learn to Skate

Learn to Skate is for children of all ages to learn the basics of skating. Instruction is featured each week and skating aides are also provided. The program meets each Saturday from 11-11:50 a.m. from Dec. 4 through Feb. 26. Skates and helmets are available or bring your own.

Introduction to Hockey 

For children ages 6 and under, this program will focus on the basics of ice hockey skills such at skating, passing, stick handling and shooting. The program will meet on Saturdays from 10:10-11:00 a.m. and Sundays from 1-1:50 p.m. Action starts on Saturday, Dec. 4 and runs through Feb. 26. All players must register with USA Hockey.

FCHA Jr. House League

For ages 12 and under, Jr. House League is the next step up from Introduction to Hockey and meets twice per week. Sunday sessions will feature station based practices, while Saturdays will feature cross ice games. The program meets each Saturday from 10:10-11 a.m. and Sundays from 1-1:50 p.m. Action begins Dec. 4 and runs through Feb. 26. All players must also register with USA Hockey.

FCHA is able to provide loaner equipment for all programs at no charge, minus a $150 deposit that will be refunded at the conclusion of the season. For more information, contact FCHA President Corey Lovett (president@fcha.org).


Bernard records ace

Randy Bernard sank his second career hole-in-one on Thursday. 

Bernard accomplished the feat at No. 2 at the Country Club of Greenfield. He used an 8-iron from 135 yards out and his ace was witnessed by Sally Bernard.

PrepsNMH basketball

It had been two years since the Northfield Mount Hermon team had competed and it made sure to open the 2021 season with a successful three game homestand. 

The Hoggers opened its season at Forslund Gymnasium on Saturday with a 104-91 victory over PRISE Academy, with Northwestern commit Luke Hunger scoring 28 points and snatching 10 rebounds. 

Lafayette commit Kyle Squires added 20 points and Columbia signee Blair Thompson tossed in 19 points for NMH. 

On Sunday, Northwestern commit Rowan Brumbaugh poured in 28 points to lead NMH past Bradford Christian Academy, 99-75. 

Squires scored 17 points while Avery Brown had 14 points and six assists for the Hoggers. 

On Wednesday NMH closed its three game homestand with a 130-56 victory over Winchendon behind a 42 point performance from Squires. 

Hunger chipped in 23 points and Thompson dropped 21 points and pulled down 10 board for NMH. 


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