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February 24, 2011

From the Desk of Bjorn Kinding, Headmaster                                   February 24, 2011

Greetings from the Staff of College Harrington du Canada,

The playoff season has begun and The Harrington Icebergs Bantam BB initiated the playoff season with the first game, Wednesday night.  It was exciting to see the parents, staff, and students rally around the team.  The bleachers were filled with Harrington supporters and, over their heads, a big blue and white flag and a huge banner proudly displayed the Harrington Logo. 

The coaches seemed to have the team peak at the right time. The boys worked really hard and stuck to the game plan. At the end, the rough, high-paced game was lost by the smallest margin, 2-1. It was nevertheless, a promising performance. Let’s cheer them on tomorrow, Friday, and help them advance to the next round!

Bantam AA will start their playoffs on Friday, as well. They are playing at Etienne-Desmarteau and the puck drops at 2:00 pm.  Midgett BB will begin Friday at 9:30 PM. Please check the schedule and join us for great playoff action.

The weather is promising an early spring, in Quebec, but the outdoor activities are still strictly snowy and icy.  In Oka National Park, which borders our campus, the wildlife is not as vibrant in the winter. Most of the 250 bird species have flown south and all the endangered reptiles, which the park is committed to protect, are resting comfortably in their deep winter hibernation.

The park is still buzzing of life, though, as it opens its treasure chest of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, kite-boarding, and other outdoor fun.  I too, have found a passion for “le ski de fond,” but I must admit that some of my less successful attempts to coordinate legs, skis, arms, and poles more resemble “le ski acrobatique.”

The students’ favorite activity is pond hockey.  Pond hockey is a Canadian tradition.  Backyard ice surfaces are numerous and every community boasts at least one outdoor rink, where kids of all ages come to share the joy of skating. The college is situated near several rinks, and the Harrington boys  are always welcomed. So, Monday through Thursday, when school is finished, the hockey practices are completed, dinner is over, and the study hall is dismissed, our student-athletes quickly grab their outdoor gear and head to one of the rinks.

Finally they can unwind with a friendly pond hockey game.  It is a great time for the boys to relax, to have fun, and to enjoy this great Canadian tradition!

As the snow falls and the dark winter night begins to settle all around them, the Harrington hockey heroes are able to show off their newly acquired skills to their newly made neighborhood friends.

Enjoy the Canadian winter! Enjoy the play-offs!



Schedule for the Week

Fri. Feb.25th 2011:  14h00 Bt AA vs Miles Iles playoff game 1 at Desmarteau bus depart: 11h00
Fri. Feb.25th 2011:  20h00 Bt BB playoff at Mike Bossy or Lachenaie 2 bus depart: 17h30
Fri. Feb.25th 2011:  21h30 Mt BB playoff at Laval-Ouest bus depart: 19h00

Sat. Feb.26th 2011:  Bt AA 8h00 playoff game 2 if lost at Desmarteau or 9h30 if won at Desmarteau
Sat. Feb.26th 2011: 14h30 Mt AA vs Royal at Georges-Mantha bus depart: 12h00

Sun. Feb.27th 2011:  13h30 Coll AAA vs A-Laurendeau at Dollard St-Laurent depart: 10h00
Sun. Feb.27th 2011:  14h00 Ducs vs Mt AA at CESR 2 bus departure: 12h00
Sun. Feb.27th 2011:  21h30 Mt BB possible playoff at St-François if has won friday depart: 19h00

Mon. Feb.28th 2011: 20h00 Mt BB possible playoff at CESR 1 if has lost friday depart: 17h30

Bjorn Kinding, Headmaster
College Harrington du Canada
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