To our hockey family,
We want to thank our Cottage Grove hockey family for their generous support and kind prayers as we struggle through the devastating illness that has struck our son Josh. Josh is an A Bantam and has played hockey in the CGHA since he was four years old.
At age five he was diagnosed with a rare condition called Multi-Organ Autoimmune Disease. Basically Josh's immune system is attacking the major organs in his body as if they were transplanted. He has been recently hospitalized at Children's Hospital in St. Paul due to complications of the disease attacking his pancreas and liver.
On Saturday December 12th surgeons removed Josh's gall bladder which had grown to the size of a baseball. An examination of his liver and bile ducts indicated that the disease has attacked and damaged his liver. We are awaiting the results of biopsies taken at the time of the surgery which will help the doctors determine the extent of the damage to his liver and the speed at which the disease is progressing. It is likely that Josh will need a liver transplant if the disease can't be slowed down or stopped.
Again, thank you all for your wonderful kindness and the love and support you have showered on our family as we try to understand and accept this devastating news.
Andy & Katie Karels
Secondary Registration for the 2015-2016 season is now open. Secondary Registration makes up the difference in player fees between initial registration and final team placement.
Those who need to complete a Secondary Registration are as follows:
Payment plans are available for situations with higher secondary registration fees.
**ALL Secondary Registrations must be completed by December 31, 2015.
Please click HERE to complete your Secondary Registration or click the Secondary Registration link to the left.
At the November 2nd CGHA Membership meeting the Board announced the Volunteer (Dibs) hours requirements for member families for the 2015-2016 season. Please note these requirements are per family, NOT per player. These requirements are also posted in the Volunteer section of the website.
Traveling - 10 hours
3-Day Mites - 8 hours
2-Day Mites/8U Girls - 6 hours
Mini-Mites/6U/5U Girls - 2 hours
For families with multiple players the requirement is tied to the oldest player. Families with players at both traveling and non-traveling levels must fulfill the traveling-level requirements.
CGHA is hosting an additional tournament this season to help bring in extra funds and keep players fees in-check. Please grab your hours early so you are not scrambling near season's end or subject to the fee for not completing your requirements.
Monday Night Goalie Clinics with CGHA Goaltending Instructor Mike Moline are in full-swing. These clinics are held each Monday evening through November. For a full list of clinic times check the main calendar or visit the Goalies page in the Player Development section of the website.
Did your team recently earn a trophy at a tournament? We'd love to show it off proudly in the new CGHA Trophy Case.
Please click below to contact Joe Wegele to add your trophy to the case.
Trophy Case Volunteer