MLHS Wants To Sponsor A Tyke Team

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North Toronto Hockey Association

Maple Leafs Hot Stove has been approached by a parent of my Nephew’s Hockey Team seeking out a team sponsor(s). After speaking with Alec, we thought it would be a cool idea to see if the MLHS community would like to join in and sponsor the North Toronto Tyke Select Team.

We will feature a write up on the progress of the team and players, as provided, and we can track the players here. Obviously, we’ll respect the young player’s anonymity and follow them with last names only or in a similarly anonymous way. Alec and I have started the bidding off and hope that you can join in and help some young players enjoy the gift of playing hockey, while making sure that none of them become: A) Montreal Canadiens fans or B) Ottawa Senators fans.

We hope you will join in and share in their joy as we track the season of the young 6 year olds. Follow along while they learn the game, make friends and create lifelong memories.

Every little bit helps, and no donation is too small.

***We are hoping to sponsor the away jerseys for the team, with the MLHS logo on it. ***





  • rustynail

    -Keon- That seems expensive even for a team

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    -Keon- 
    Jerseys for the whole team, plus graphics.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    -Keon- 
    Which would be the MLHS graphic.

  • rustynail

    How old are they to get home and away and practice jerseys plus track suits and bags and toques?

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    rustynail Yikes, generally sponsoring a team entails buying a set of sweaters.

  • rustynail

    ingy56 rustynail  AAA around here don’t get quite that much. :)

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Hope we can get some folks to help out. Looking to sponsor at least one of the jerseys.

  • rustynail

    DeclanK  a buck from each lurker should cover that

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    rustynail ingy56 Our guys have to buy their own bags and tracksuits unless the parents want to fund-raise it.

  • rustynail

    ingy56 rustynail my experience too

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    rustynail DeclanK 
    HAHA!

  • 2minutes

    Track suits and toques?  So it’s a travel team?  I am all for sponsoring teams to play hockey, but toques and track suits are not necessary at all.  Do they want a bus as well? 
    I know that sounds mega douchey, but do tyke kids really need that stuff?  Get them what they need for the game and leave the rest out of it.

  • mcloki

    Hope they win. Done. This is a pretty good idea guys.

  • Burtonboy

    DeclanK I’ll throw in a few bucks Declan for sure . Not a whole lot left after buying that 80 ” TV though :))))))

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    2minutes 
    We were looking to sponsor *a* jersey—perhaps the away jersey, with our logo on it. 
    Not sure they they need tracksuits/bags/toques, etc., especially when they grow out of it in 6mths.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Burtonboy DeclanK 
    HAHA! Saw that you did buy that. Enjoy the games this year.

  • rustynail

    DeclanK you gonna post how much money is raised as you collect the bucks?

  • Burtonboy

    DeclanK Burtonboy Wicked picture my friend . No regrets so far

  • Burtonboy

    -Keon- LOL I will

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    rustynail DeclanK 
    I’ll post the exact receipt (names withheld/blurred out) when we’ve raised enough. If it doesn’t work, everyone get’s a refund.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    mcloki 
    Thanks, Martin!

  • Burtonboy

    -Keon- Huge lol

  • daniel marois

    What is everyone’s take on Devane.  Was not thrilled a third rounder was used on this guy.  Now four years later, does he present a better presence on the 4th line than Orr/McLaren?

  • Burtonboy

    So getting a chance to have look at Grabo in Caps uni right now

  • lukethenuke

    Unrelated-
    Any fantasy leagues out there? Looking to join one for the coming season :)

  • Burtonboy

    -Keon- IOt was really freaky looking at Clarksons eyes last night on the big screen. That’s one crazy dude

  • rustynail

    DeclanK rustynail was more interested in the progress TBH

  • 2minutes

    DeclanK 2minutes Exactly.  It’s a good enough cause though, so I’ll toss a couple bucks in when I am home.  Every kid should get a chance to play hockey.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Tyke team eh? Any chance of the Moms posing for a calendar for fundraising purposes? My guess is it would sell out here, especially if one was a Bingo Babe.

  • Pent_House

    Good look to support a minor team.

  • Xxxxxnew

    I’m bored so here’s all the players earning $7 million and up this year in salary (not cap hit).
    1. Weber, Shea » $14,000,000
    2. Crosby, Sidney » $12,000,000
    3. Parise, Zach » $12,000,000
    4. Suter, Ryan » $12,000,000
    5. Kovalchuk, Ilya » $11,300,000
    6. Staal, Eric » F $9,250,000
    7. Ovechkin, Alex » $9,000,000
    8. Richards, Brad » $9,000,000
    9. Chara, Zdeno » $8,000,000
    10. Stamkos, Steven » $8,000,000
    11. Hossa, Marian » $7,900,000
    12. Nash, Rick » F $7,800,000
    13. Keith, Duncan » $7,650,000
    14. Richards, Mike » $7,600,000
    15. Zetterberg, Henrik » $7,500,000
    16. Malkin, Evgeni » $7,500,000
    17. Kopitar, Anze » $7,500,000
    18. Gaborik, Marian » $7,500,000
    19. Koivu, Mikko » $7,290,000
    20. Campbell, Brian » $7,142,875
    21. Cammalleri, Mike » $7,000,000
    22. Pronger, Chris » $7,000,000
    23. Rinne, Pekka » $7,000,000
    24. Quick, Jonathan » $7,000,000
    25. Perry, Corey » $7,000,000
    26. Semin, Alexander » $7,000,000
    27. Marleau, Patrick » $6,900,000

  • Pent_House

    daniel marois I think he’s definitely got more offensive and defensive upside than both Orr and McLaren. He’s an enforcer who can play the game, which is what everyone is crying about wanting around here.

  • vacant3

    DeclanK mcloki Done and done. Agree, great idea!

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    -Keon- ..and we are surprised why? LOL

  • Optimustic

    Pent_House daniel marois I haven’t seen enough of his enforcement game.  I would have liked to see some of it last night.  Is he on the same level as the big boys, or do we still need to carry Orr and McLaren?

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    vacant3 DeclanK mcloki Thx, man! Hope it works out.

  • Ratzshite

    Optimustic Pent_House daniel marois He should of dummied Rosehill last night and i was surprised he didn’t.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Murph2417 Declan…how do I donate to Murph? LOL

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Man…when I think back to all the skate-a-thons and walk-a-thons as a kid.  I got my very first hockey bag (Clarkson Hockey Association) as a reward for raising money via skate-a-thon when I was 8 yrs old.  Brings back memories.
    Donation sent.  Hope it makes a dent.

  • Pent_House

    Optimustic Pent_House daniel marois He scraped in the rookie tourney. He’s definitely a heavy-weight fighter.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    daniel marois 
    I’m more than happy with Orr & McL to be honest.

  • WendelGilmour

    So I caught some of the discussion in the previous thread. I understand keeping some of the bigger bodies, but I don’t get Abbott staying while Leivo is sent down. I thought he had looked pretty good< and I wanted to see him play in a couple more games.

  • Komas Taberle

    -Keon- Suck it Hartnell!

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan Coaching tykes is a special challenge. You have to keep it short and interesting as they have about a 45 second attention span, if that. They are back killers too because you are continually bent over talking to them, helping them skate, get back up etc. Very rewarding though as most of them begin to improve greatly through the year. (Not to mention the young yummy mommies are a nice side benefit!)…My hats off to all minor hockey coaches and volunteers, but especially at the tyke level…it’s the beginning of it all.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/TramyersCSNhttps://twitter.com/TramyersCSN/status/380122126159990784
    Kostka drilled into the wall. Ugly looking hit and he’s down.

  • mcloki

    Suck it Hard

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    ingy56 Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 
    Heh!!  I remember playing at that level.  I had absolutely no clue about the overall concept of hockey…I just wanted to skate.  Defense was not in my vocabulary quite yet….offside more often than not.  Gotta hand it to the folks who take the time to teach these kids.   Hats off!!

  • LightmyLeaf

    mcloki the guy should was asked because he’s so f’n ugly….
    harpo clown…probably had the big shoes too….

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 
    Thanks, Bon. Much, much appreciated.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan ingy56 Oh yeah, my team used to run a hockey camp and with the tykes it was like trying to herd cats. They were all over the place. Funny as hell. One little guy said to me ” I think I’ve made a big mistake” but he hung right in there and he played right through until Midget. I used to remind him of that all the time.