- Itís time for our 7th Annual Face Off Against Meningitis. As we go about our business this
summer it is important to remember the three individuals who we lost in 2010 at
approximately this time. Nick Smith, Brian Wormus and Bill Jubert. These guys were our family
members and teammates and we miss their presence in the locker room and on the ice. We
need to take time to honor their memory and help spread the word about meningitis and how
we can prevent the spread of this disease. As hockey players we can help prevent the spread of
this disease with a few minor changes to our behaviors. Not sharing water bottles and refraining
from spitting on and around the bench are simple ways to help reduce the risk among others.
Also, taking the time to get vaccinated while encouraging others to do the same. There are many
organizations that help educate about meningitis and still others that help with vaccination
clinics. One such local organization is Sierrasraceagainstmeningitis.com. This organization has
helped many people get vaccinated against this disease while helping the families that have lost
loved ones along the way.
- Letís get together for the 7th Annual Face Off Against Meningitis tournament this year at EPIC in Ft. Collins
Colorado. Help us continue to honor our teammates, 100% of the proceeds will go to help the families
of the victims, raise awareness of the disease, and help prevent other individuals from having to
go through what Nick's, Brian's, and Bill's families did.
- This year we will have up to 3 divisions: beginner, recreation, and intermediate. The
tournament will be August 6th and 7th of 2016. Games will consist
of 3 run time periods of 20 minute lengths with a 3 minute warm up. Tournament style
will depend on how many teams sign up, but every team will play at least two games.
. All other rules will be the same as FCAHA (fcaha.org). Fighting and
unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and will be dealt with on an individual basis by
the tournament director and head referee and may result in ejection from the remainder of the
tournament. All players must sign the roster/waiver prior to playing in their first game.