Sunday, December 10, 2017

A Saturday Morning at the Rink...Random Shots

Saturday, December 9th was another busy, hectic morning at the rink.  We arrived at 8:30 and left around 2:00.  The Kawartha Komets had two practices and then we played two games against the Grandravine Tornadoes.  Another typical "day at the rink"...for the most part.  Here are some random shots of our staff and players.  Such a great group of people!
Goaltenders getting instruction from our excellent volunteers

Coach Jeff Braithwaite with Meteors player Stone Shearer

Alexander, Sophia and Miryam Buchahim

Colin Gillis-Bateman getting some pointer from Alex Darmonkow

Jacob Zitman

Cory Brown, Volunteer Marcus Rice and Jacob Zitman

Saturns Coach Kevin Smith with Ethan Nunn

Galaxy Coaches, Jeff Braithwaite and Jeff Botuik, with their players

Co-ordinator of Coaching, Brian Brown with "the two Jeffs"

Brian Brown, trainer Taylor Russell, Jeff Braithwaite and Jeff Botuik

Robert McGregor, Saturns Goalie, returns for a visit after kidney transplant

Timekeeper, Audrey Clarkson

Komets facing off against the Grandravine Tornadoes

Post game congratulations!!!

Our amazing referee, Bob Sinclair

Coach Kevin Smith with Saturns player Alexander Buchahim

Meteors player Thomas Brown scores on a penalty shot!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Kawartha Komets Shine in the Santa Claus Parade...Again

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program participated in the 2017 Santa Claus Parade convened by the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough.  We had an excellent turnout of players, family members, staff and board members as we celebrated 150 Canadian Christmases...the theme for this year's parade.

Many thanks to Lisa Mills, our Special Events Co-ordinator, for lining up a great team of volunteers to decorate our floats, give out candy during parade and supervise our players as they participated.

Special thanks to our Co-ordinator of Coaching, Brian Brown, for the extra work he put into preparing his trailer for the parade and to the Head Coach of our Senior (Phoenix) team, Adam White, for also providing his vehicle and a trailer.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the parade.  There was an incredible turnout of parade watchers and the evening culminated with an amazing fireworks display!

A great evening for everyone involved. 


Tuesday, November 14, 2017


The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program is now about 1/3 of the way through our 9th season.  We have four (4) teams that are determined by skill levels and not age.  Each team has its own name:  

Juniors - SATURNS
Intermediate # 1 - GALAXY
Intermediate # 2 - METEORS
Seniors - PHOENIX

Even though the season is well underway we are still taking new players.  If you love hockey and have special needs or you know someone who does, and you'd like to be part of a successful organization, please get in touch with us. 

Our literature states that "we offer girls, boys, teens and adults with physical, emotional and/or neurodevelopmental challenges an opportunity to play the game they love...HOCKEY!"

Call us at (705) 750-0655 (Home) or (705) 868-8825 (Cell) or e-mail us at

We'd love to hear from you!

The Kawartha Komets..."Making Dreams Come True"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Two Upcoming Events with the Peterborough Petes

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program and the Peterborough Petes have a long-standing partnership that we are grateful for.  They support us and we support them.

There are two upcoming events that we want to make you aware of.

We hope you can attend one or both of these and support the Petes and the United Way campaign!


Sunday, October 22, 2017

Our 9th Season is Underway and the Komets are BLAZING!!!

The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program launched our 9th season of Special Hockey International play on September 23rd with our four (4) teams practicing at the Evinrude Centre.  We were back at it again on the 30th with four more practice sessions.  We have an exceptional coaching staff, committed on-ice volunteers, trainers and bench support staff so the players will have a great season!

On Saturday, October 14th, after taking Thanksgiving weekend off, we practiced again and traveled to Ajax, ON the next day to take on the Durham Dragons.  It was a great launch to our season and the Dragons will be in Peterborough on Saturday, October 28th...all four teams for four more games.  Come on out and catch some great SHI action at the Evinrude Centre.

Juniors (Saturns) play at 9:15 a.m..  The Intermediate # 1 (Galaxy) follow at 10:15.  The Intermediate # 2 team, the Meteors, face off at 11:15 and at 12:15 the Seniors (Phoenix) hit the ice.

Yesterday, October 21st, two teams, the Juniors and a combined Intermediate/Senior team hit the road again to play the Cambridge Ice Hounds.  We always enjoy our trip to the Galt Arena and our games with the Ice Hounds!

Today, Sunday, October 22nd we enjoyed a "FUN" game with the Port Hope Panthers Junior C team at the Legends Centre in Oshawa.  Everyone had a great time! can see...we've had a busy start to season # 9 and we are excited about fulfilling our mandate..."Making Dreams Come True".

Komets' Veteran Ryan Blinn

Jesse Calnan from the Galaxy with Assistant Coach and ex-Pete, Jeff Braithwaite

Post game celebration with the Durham Dragons

We were welcomed at the Galt Arena

Junior game with the Cambridge Ice Hounds

Ice Hounds again

Getting ready to hit the ice against the Panthers

Notice the KAWARTHA KOMETS sponsor bar on the Panther's player

Tall or small...we love'em all!

Post game fist bumps...or pumps...or whatever

It wouldn't be a game without the teams posing for a photo!
The Komets are BLAZING!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Labour Day Weekend Pit Stop

Mike Powell, owner of the Canadian Tire Pit Stop on Lansdowne Street West, is a strong supporter and sponsor of local sports organizations and charities.  He has been very generous to the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program.

Make sure you drop by the Pit Stop for an oil change and tell Mike that David and Carol Fisher sent you.

Pay Mike a visit today, Saturday, September 2nd, and get $5.00 worth of FREE gas with any oil change.  With the rising price of gas, this is a great deal.

Thanks, Mike, for all you do for our community!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tribute Giving through "MY TRIBUTE GIFT"

My Tribute Gift Foundation operates in both the US and Canada acting as granters of memorial donations to single charity funds. 

Our mission is to facilitate online donation giving to any charity registered in the US and Canada that will result in greater fundraising effect for the sector where otherwise not economically feasible. 

The My Tribute Gift Foundation has facilitated online donation giving to thousands of charities, large and small, across North America. 

Through the use of an online processing software platform, individual donors or corporate organizations can make direct donations to any of the close to 1 million IRS 501 (c) (3) exempt nonprofits, or 85,000+ CRA-registered charities in Canada. 

The My Tribute Gift Foundation receives online donations in trust, issues donor tax receipts under the auspices of the Foundation’s exempt status in the respective country jurisdictions, and distributes funds to eligible charities as designated by the donor. 

As the Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program is a registered charitable organization with the Canada Revenue Agency, tribute donations made be made to our program through the My Tribute Gift Foundation.  Our registration number with the Canada Revenue Agency is 801414939 RR0001.

Thanks for considering making a donation in memory of a loved one to help the Kawartha Komets to fulfill our mandate of "Making Dreams Come True" for our athletes.

Donations may be made through the My Tribute Gift Foundation web site @