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    Nick Bond Charitable Donations

    The Icedogs Youth Hockey Organization has made a donation on behalf of the Bond family to Shane's Kindness. 

    Viewing & Funeral Information

    Family and Friends are invited to gather for Nick’s viewing on Sunday, February 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Holy Martyrs Catholic Church, 120 Allison Road, Oreland, PA 19075 and again on Monday, February 13, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM followed immediately by a mass of Christian Burial at Holy Martyrs, interment following at Holy Specular Cemetery.

    Members of the club should feel free to continue to raise money on behalf of this family. Individual or team donations should be made to one of the following charities.

     

    Shane’s Kindness

    301 Integrity Ave
    Oreland, Pa 19075

    Wissahickon Skating Club

    550 West Willow Grove Ave
    Philadelphia, Pa 19118

    Springfield Lacrosse Parents Association

    Springfield High School
    1801 East Paper Mill Road
    Erdenheim, Pa 19038

     

    Tragedy Strikes Wissahickon Skating Club

     

    The Icedogs are saddened by this unfortunate loss to our local hockey community. The sudden event happened over this past weekend.  We would like to offer our condlensces to the Bond family, Nick's teammates on the midget 18 team and all the members of the Wissahickon Skating club. 

     

    We will try to keep the Icedogs site updated with further information as it becomes available. 

     

    Sincerely,

     

    The Icedogs Organisation

     

    It is with the heaviest heart that I write with news of the passing of a member of our Youth Hockey community. On Sunday morning, Nick Bond-a Midget 18 skater who played at the Club since he was old enough to put on skates-collapsed after leaving the ice. Emergency services were called and Nick was transported to Einstein Hospital where he underwent surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. Nick did not recover. He passed Monday afternoon surrounded by his family and many close friends.

    For those of you who were not fortunate enough to have known Nick, I would describe him to you as a true Wiss kid. He was a fiery and skilled competitor who believed that success on and off the ice was built on teamwork and friendship. Year after year Nick was selected by his teammates and coaches as team captain. He lead with confidence and compassion. Though somewhat diminutive, Nick fearlessly challenged every opposing player regardless of size. He was, without question, the epitome of what we want most in our children. Most recently, Nick was passing along those valued traits to our younger generation of skaters as he volunteered time with the Squirt hockey skaters and the Basic Skills program.

    Many of you know the Bond family. Nick’s dad-Rob Bond-has been Nick’s coach at Wiss since the beginning, and before that was the coach of Nick’s older brother, CJ. In the Wiss tradition, Nick followed in the footsteps of his older brother. Nick’s mom, Margaret, is the rock of the family and was at virtually every practice, game, and Saturday evening Wiss potluck. There were Merriton Exhanges, travel tournaments, away games, and non-hockey gatherings. Through it all, there was Nick, and the Bonds, and the Wiss community, and love. And all were present when Nick passed.

    I will end with the social media posting from one of Nick’s long-time friends and Wiss teammates.

    Eleven years ago, I went to my first hockey practice on the night before Halloween. The season had already started and my brother was on the team, so I decided to give hockey a try about a month into the season. I struggled during the practice, but I made a friend that night that convinced me to stick with it. I ended up playing every season of my life for Wissahickon with this kid. I can honestly say I have never met a person who is more committed, tough, motivating, and loyal than Nick Bond. I am honored to call you not only my captain, but one of my best friends in my life. Fly high buddy….

     

    With greatest respect and affection,


    Kevin Hamel
    President,
    Wissahickon Skating Club

     



      Web Site Tip: How to Sync your Team Calendar to your Apple Device Calendar

       

      It is possible to make your team's calendar sync to any device that supports iCal. Here are instructions for Apple Devices.

      Go to your team page and click the iCal button below the team calendar. Copy the link that appears in the pop-up. Make sure you do this from your TEAM PAGE not the Ice Dogs home page (or you will get ALL team schedules!)

      Launch Settings on your iPhone or iPad
      Tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendars
      Tap on Add Account... under the Mail section
      Tap on Other.
      Tap on Add Subscribed Calendar under the Accounts section.
      Paste the text you copied in step 1 in the “Server” prompt
      Tap Next
      Change the description if you want.
      Tap Save

      In a minute or so you should see your device calendar has been updated with all games and practices. Any changes made to the calendar by the team manager or Ice Dogs will automatically be updated on your calendar.


      2016-2017 Ice Dogs Coaches

      On behalf of the Coaching Selection Committee, the Board is happy to announce the following coaches for the 2016-2017 season. Please click on the linked name for the coach's bio:

      Mite Blue- Chris Orlando
      Mite White- Tim Donohue
      Squirt AA- Justin Neeld
      Squirt A- Scott Ryon
      Squirt B- Joe Volpe
      Peewee AA- Matt Savona
      Peewee A Blue- Tim Chow
      Peewee A White- Ray Bonanni
      Peewee B- Chris Silvotti
      Bantam AA- Ken Doak
      Bantam B- Bill Hussa
      16AA - Duane Brobst
      16A Blue - Rich Trefz
      16A White -Jim Tierney
      16A Gold - Sean Kehoe
      18A- Steve Germann
      Girls 14U- Fred Koelzer
       
      We will be providing more information as it becomes available. 

      Announcing Ice Dogs Board for 2016-2017

      We are pleased to announce the results of our very first Board election conducted by an outside, independent agency. We are pleased to welcome back Pat McGinley as well as our new members; George Boyle, Chris Pico and Will Kelly. We would like to thank the departing Board members; Jenea Lomas, Capri Bonczek and Mike Esmond for their efforts and input into important Ice Dogs issues.  We will be getting to work immediately on evaluations. Please stay involved and look for opportunities to join committees in order to help us keep the Ice Dogs one of the premier organizations in the DVHL. Thank you for your support.

      Former Ice Dog signs with NY Islanders

      The Ice Dogs are very proud of Eamon and wish him the best of luck in his future NHL career!



       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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