Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Kawartha Komets and Northumberland Lions Working Relationship


The Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program is excited to announce that beginning with the 2019-2020 season we have entered into a working relationship with the Northumberland Lions Special Needs Hockey Program.
The Komets  just celebrated their 10th Anniversary Season with four (4) teams and over 60 players.

The Northumberland Lions just completed their 1st season of special needs hockey, led by Brian Brown, Yvette Lagrois and Dennis Lagrois.  Mr. Brown has since left the Lions organization.

The Kawartha Komets were approached by the Northumberland Lions and following ongoing discussions with the Lagrois family, the Board of Directors of the Komets unanimously approved this new partnership that will benefit both programs.

The Northumberland Lions’ web site states the following:

“SPECIAL NEEDS SHINNY - Players of all ages! No skill level required!

The special needs shinny program is run by the Municipality of Port Hope, Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture as per an initiative brought forward by the Accessibility Committee. This program runs at the Jack Burger Sports Complex on Sundays at 4-5pm and is open to special needs patrons of all ages and abilities. For the 2019/2020 season, Five Counties has sponsored the program making it free for all drop in participants. Port Hope Panther players as well as a core group of volunteers will be on hand to assist all participants and ensure a fun, safe and inclusive environment. We are appreciative of the volunteer support offered by the Panthers.

Northumberland Lions Special Needs Hockey Program:

The Northumberland Lions will be renting ice throughout the year for members to participate in practices and games. Team jerseys will be provided for the players.  Ice time has been generously donated by Ontario Truck Training Academy. Ice times will be released shortly. No registration fee!  SOME EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE.  FREE FOR ALL AGES.”

Our Kawartha Komets/Northumberland partnership:

We anticipate that after learning these hockey skills, players will be encouraged, should they desire to do so, to move up to the Kawartha Komets Junior team, the Saturns, where they can further develop and be involved in games and practices on Saturday mornings at the Evinrude Centre in Peterborough.

The Kawartha Komets will do everything we can to support and encourage the Lagrois family and the Northumberland Lions Special Needs Hockey Program.

If you are interested in getting involved or if you’d like more information on these special needs hockey programs, please contact:

Yvette Lagrois @ or Carol or David Fisher @

David Fisher
Director of Promotions, Communications and Media Relations
Kawartha Komets Special Needs Hockey Program  


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