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CWS is proud to sponsor the 14th Annual Hockey Moms on Ice Fundraising Event!

Come one and come all moms/ladies who want to play some hockey. Sharpen and lace up your skates for some real hockey action and learn more about the sport we’ve been watching.  It’s not as easy as it looks. We’ll all have a few laughs while learning. Any and all abilities are welcome. Bring your fans, get your kids equipment washed so you can wear it & sign up now. Join us for the hockey moms bonding party at GOLD NUGGET following the games.


icon-dateSaturday, March 18th
icon-time6:00pm - 9:00pm
icon-locationPagel Activity Center (Minnetonka)


Event Schedule

6:00pm - “CWS” Beginner Clinic w/Mike Curti (15 min “chalk talk” + 30 min clinic)
6:50pm - Inexperienced/Beginner-Advanced Beginner Game (1 hour)
7:50pm - All player picture
8:00pm - Experienced /Intermediate-Advanced Game (1 hour)
9:30pm - Post-Hockey Bonding Party at GOLD NUGGET

Cost: $20.00

To sign up, fill out registration form

For more information, contact:

Denise DeBoer
Office: 952-470-4099
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Heather Reynolds
612-889-1221
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FUNDRAISING EVENT FOR MYHA/PAC. $20.00 WILL RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS FUN FILLED EVENT. MAXIMUM 30 SKATERS PLUS 2 GOALIES PER GAME. SPOTS WILL FILL QUICKLY SO DON’T WAIT TO SEND IN YOUR MONEY.

"CHICKS WITH STICKS" CLINIC
For those who have always wanted to try for the first time.....here’s your chance. “Chick with Sticks” will have a 45 minute beginner clinic to get you started.

FULL GEAR REQUIRED
Helmet with Facemask & Mouthguard, Elbow Pads, Gloves, Breezers, Shinguards, Skates, Stick, Jersey & Hockey Socks.

SPONSORED BY:

ADELE’S FROZEN CUSTARD
ALICE MADDEN PHOTOGRAPHY
BEACON BANK
CHIPOTLE
CHICKS WITH STICKS HOCKEY
DAVANNI’S
CUB FOODS
EXCELSIOR DENTAL
GENERAL STORE
LAKE MINNETONKA ORTHO
PAGEL ACTIVITY CENTER
WAUSAU HOMES
WHOLE FOODS
YOUNGSTEDTS

Monday, 26th September 2016

CWS Hockey SPA a success

The Chicks with Sticks Annual Hockey SPA weekend camp was a huge success this year. Thank you to everyone who came out to participate. All the ladies had a great time on and off the ice. A special thank you goes out to Mike Curti for organizing this event, and to his son Ben Curti for helping coach. Wonderful job, ladies!

Monday, 28th March 2016

CWS featured on Fox Sports Network

CWS featured on TV!!! Fox Sports North stopped by the Braemar Arena twice to film a CWS clinic and the Monday morning League. The story was aired on March 15th after the Wild game and the Postgame report. Watch the video below.

WATCH IT ON YOUTUBE: ""State of Hockey presented by Total Hockey" Episode 9 - Chicks with Sticks".

Media

A group of hockey moms take to the ice thanks to the Chicks with Sticks hockey programs. A group of ladies participating in various CWS programs were featured in the February issue of Woodbury Magazine. The article was written by Eric D. Johnson.

Excerpt from the article:

"...The 12-year-old boy was digging through his hockey bag for shin guards. Coming up empty, he gave his mom a call:

Boy: “Mom, I can’t find my shin guards.”

Mom: “Did you leave them at home?”

Boy: “No, they were in my bag.”

Mom: “Oh, shoot, sorry, I used them and must have forgotten to put them back.”

Sound familiar? Probably not, unless you’re Stefanie Olson or one of the other hockey moms taking part in the Chicks with Sticks hockey program. Founded by hockey lifer Mike Curti, Chicks with Sticks offers women, some of whom have never skated before, the chance to learn basic hockey skills..."

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE: "Woodbury Moms Learn How to Play Hockey".

From a local spotlight to national recognition - we are getting famous! Shortly after the Pioneer Press article came out, we got featured in the LA Times. John M. Glionna of the Los Angeles Times paid a visit to one of our CWS Novice/Advanced Hockey Leagues, held at Braemar Ice Arena (Edina) on Monday mornings. This wonderful article speaks for itself.

Excerpt from the article:

"...From the bench, players stormed the ice in waves, some opening the small wooden door to the rink and others climbing the rail like the men do, blond pigtails poking out from under their helmets. Plays developed almost in slow motion. There were whiffs. A few fell without prompting, but spirits stayed high.

Suddenly, Curti blew his whistle for a tripping penalty as a player sprawled to the ice. Then something happened that makes the women's sport unique..."

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE: "Women take the ice in a hockey league of their own".

Bob Shaw, a writer for Pioneer Press, recently visited one of our beginner clinics in Woodbury, MN. After conducting interviews with coach Mike Curti and several of the ladies, he wrote a wonderful article, capturing the essence of what Chicks with Sticks is all about. If any of you ladies out there are having second thoughts about trying hockey, read this great article. You might  just change your mind!

Excerpt from the article:

"You recall the speed, the power and the soul-stirring gracefulness of the Olympic hockey games in Sochi? This isn't it.

"Ooof!" grunts Betty Witte, 43, of Woodbury, who is playing goalie and falls to the ice without anyone touching her. Nearby, a skater stands forlornly over her hockey stick -- she can't bend down in her hockey pads to pick it up..."

READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE: "Women's beginner hockey: Fitness, friendship and falling".

Tuesday, 18th February 2014

Junior Hockey Road Trip

Written by Mike Curti

If you want a full hockey experience beyond pros, college and high school, you need to check out the “atmosphere” at a Tier 1 junior hockey venue. They put on a pretty good show. The games aren’t bad either. Actually they are really good (the majority of players are committed to play for Division 1 colleges).

Check out this YouTube Video of the Cedar Rapids/Dubuque shootout highlights from this past Saturday. It went 9 rounds, cowbells and all.

My son, Charlie, plays for the Roughriders in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While down in CR watching a game, I started thinking that it would be fun to play some hockey at The Stable (the Roughriders’ home rink). After downing one beer from my Rider Cup, I thought, “Why not run a beginner ‘TRY the game OUT’ clinic for CR area ladies?”

When polishing off my second Rider Cup beer, I said to myself, “Self, why not invite other ladies (and significant others) for a roadtrip to play and help coach some hockey in CR?” Following my third beer, while in the drunk tank, I ruminated...at 32 ounces in a Rider Cup, that’s a lot of beer in a half hour.


thumb-2014-02-18Besides the junior hockey game(s), I am also going to organize a "TRY the game OUT" event for Cedar Rapids area ladies. I would love help teaching these "newbies" the game of hockey. If you'd like to help coach, come on down. If you'd like to participate in the clinic, come on down.

Also, I have reserved 90 minutes of ice to play a pick up game of hockey at the Stable, the Cedar Rapids Rough Riders home rink. You, and your significant other, are invited to come play with us.

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E-mail me if you have questions.

In Their Own Words

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I grew up in Saudi Arabia, didn't have hockey let alone ice skating...watched my son play for several years here in Minnesota before I finally decided to try a clinic with some friends 4yrs ago. I was hooked from day #1 and consider it the best decision I ever made!! I am doing things on skates now that I never thought possible in the beginning. What a great community, filled with wonderful people who share the same passion to learn and better themselves through the best sport on earth!! I live and breathe for the next opportunity to play. Now I can jump in on some outdoor pond hockey with high school kids in the winter and have the time of my life!
- Erin L.