• Acres Hockey Training and the Parksville Rotary Club are very pleased to announce the creation of the Michal Vincent Acres Memorial Bursary. Application deadline, July 15, 2012.

  • Acres Hockey and Brain Navigators introduce Bringing Smart Play to Hockey Program. On and Off-ice Concussion awareness and education at Acres Hockey Schools in Canada.

  • AHT's Brain Injury consultant has been busy this winter, writing and recently presented her book at the International Brain Injury Association World Congress in Scotland. Pick up your copy today at amazon.com! Colleen will continue heading up our off-ice concussion awareness program in 2012.

  • BASE Hockey will be in Parksville during AHT 2012 to conduct personalised stick fitting,video analysis and shooting clinic. We are very excited to have BASE Hockey join our team, add their expertise to your hockey toolbox in 2012!!!

  • Acres Hockey is pleased to announce Progressive Goaltending Development will continue to lead our goalie instruction in 2012. Andy Seppanen, Head Instructor with Progressive Goaltending will be working with the Foundation and Steps Programs.

  • AHT is extremly proud to welcome Firstar Sports to our team!!! Firstar will be providing all participants and instructors with T3 shirts as worn by Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks and other apparel in 2012. www.firstarsports.com

Michal Vincent Acres Memorial Bursary

Acres Hockey Training and the Parksville Rotary Club are very pleased to announce the creation of the Michal Vincent Acres Memorial Bursary. The primary goal of this bursary is to provide an opportunity to local players with financial need and a strong desire to improve their game to participate in a week at Acres Hockey and Brain Navigators-Bringing Smart Play to Hockey Programs 2012.

Acres Hockey Program Director-Henry Acres brother, Michal Vincent Acres, passed away in a tragic house fire January 12, 1985. Henry has used the experience gained from being a survivor of this life-altering event as fuel for his own personal fire. Channelling his energy first into a successful hockey playing career and now into coaching youth and instilling not just a passion for hockey, but for life.

Guidelines and Criteria:

The Michal Vincent Acres Memorial Bursary will provide a min. of (3) three recipients the opportunity to attend the 2012 Acres Hockey-Bringing Smart Play to Hockey Program without paying the $250-$525 registration fee.

Michal Vincent Acres Memorial Bursary:

• Boys and girls between the ages of 5-14 years old are eligible.
• Applicants must have prior hockey experience.
• Awards based on financial need and passion for sport.
• $250-$525 award is to attend the 2012 Acres Hockey-Bringing Smart Play to Hockey Program free of charge.
• A min. of (3) Three awards will be available.
• Recipients names will not be published prior to or after the camp.
• Recipients will not be identified during the camp to other registrants.

Upon completion of the hockey school, recipients will be asked to compose a review of the hockey school and their experience which will be posted on the Acres Hockey website anonymously.

Each prospective hockey player who is eligible must write an essay detailing the following:

• Why it is important to "Play Smart Hockey"
• Why hockey is important to him/her
• What their future goals and dreams are
• What they will do with the knowledge gained at the hockey school
• Explain the need for financial assistance and how this award will influence the development of the nominee

All applications must be submitted by July 15, 2012.

DOWNLOAD Application Form

Instructions to compete and submit application on-line with adobe PDF reader

1) open form, drag cursor near middle-bottom of form, in black you should see some options, click on the swiggly A, that reads "Show Adobe Reader toolbox" when cursor hovers over the swiggly A

2) at top right, you should now see "Sign" , please click on that.

3) you will be instructed to save the document to your desktop, please do that.

4) open document from saved-desktop location, enter your info, save again

5) attach the completed document and essay to an email message

6) send email to: register@acreshockey.com

7) Application is submitted. Thank-you!

For more information on the Michal Vincent Acres Memorial Bursary please use the contact us form or call 250-752-7771.

Thank you, Henry Acres