TOURNAMENT (S), CLINIC, GOAL PEGS, SUMMER SEASON AND THE FUTURE OF THE LFA.

For those of you who want to participate in our LFA RUSH tournament for a 3 on 3 hockey experience on February 10th, please send your payment by interac transfer or bring it Saturday or Sunday at the rink. The LFA administration would like to be able to confirm the ice time for the tournament while the ice is still available. BTW Small reminder that we don't have games next week-end January 27th and 28.


Another tournament is open to you if you feel like building a team to go see the "little rocket man" in North Korea. For a second consecutive year we received an official invitation to take part in their tournament in March which is likely to be very exotic. Here is their promo video https://www.facebook.com/hifriendshipleague/videos/557488197919539/

NEW GOAL PEGS

This weekend we will test new goal pegs as the goals at Notre-Dame College arena tend to get off their pins (pegs) which results in several stoppage of play. The LFA does everything in its power to continue to improve your playing conditions to give you the best possible hockey experience. Further improvements to our game conditions are expected by the end of the season.

WHO WANTS TO PLAY IN THE LFA THIS SUMMER?

Aware that we are several months away from the warm weather, the league must still prepare the ground for our summer season. If we receive enough deposit we will be able to offer hockey 3 EVENINGS PER WEEK in three separate divisions. You will receive an email shortly that you will need to answer to ensure that you maintain a regular player position in the league and also to help the LFA prepare our summer season.

THE FUTURE OF LFA GOES THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS

The LFA, which is in its fifth year of existence, owes it in part to the various partnerships and agreements it has signed over the years to ensure its sustainability. Your hockey weekends with balanced teams, the sufficient number of players and game material do not happen by magic. A part from two agreements, all others must be renewed this year before August to maintain the LFA in its current form. The administration hopes to be able to sign contract extensions while signing new agreements with new partners. To do this, the league needs your help and collaboration to see if around you,  you might know companies that would be inclined to partner with us by becoming a sponsor of the most prominent league in the greater Montreal area. Be asure that everyone who gives a helping hand will be rewarded.

PARTICIPATE IN THE RDS HOCKEY EXPERIENCE with ALEX KOVALEV on FEBRUARY 17

The 2nd edition of The RDS Hockey Experience presented by the MVP Group is back. Participate in a VIP day with ALEX KOVALEV, STEVE BEGIN and several other sports celebrities on February 17th at the Bell Sports Complex,  A unique opportunity to meet hockey greats on and off the ice followed by a VIP cocktail experience.

As a member of the LFA, a $ 20 rebate is offered. You must enter the following code when you purchase your ticket: EHRDS6 (applicable on the full day ticket at a price of $ 229 instead of $ 249 + taxes)

Hurry, only 80 places to fill! Tickets for the cocktail only are also available at $ 99. More info here http://www.experiencehockey.ca/index.html Welcome to everyone!

OUR POST-GAME GET TOGETHER ON THE MAIN

Those who have never tasted the kitchen of La Cabane will be able to try it out Saturday during our post-game get together and why not Sunday after the activities of our Satellite division. Mention that you are in the LFA when ordering and receive 10% off. Bon appetit !

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WHEN THE TITLE DOES NOT COME TO YOU

WHEN THE TITLE DOES NOT COME TO YOU

Following my existential text of the beginning of the year one might think I want to continue my group introspective to dig a little further under the hypoderm of the LFA and the universe in which we bathe. But strangely, I, who is accustomed to finding my title to give direction to my writings, find myself there, blinded by the whiteness of my screen as if paralyzed by the blowing snow that besieges the city. With all the arrows pointing  north, I do not seem to find my way and the title to get me out of this Nordicity. So for lack of direction I will simply outline some useful points to find your way in your league.

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THE LFA RUNS ITS FIRST TOURNAMENT, LFA RUSH!

THE LFA RUNS ITS FIRST TOURNAMENT, LFA RUSH!

This season due to the availability of the arena at Notre-Dame College, La Ligue Fédérale des As will have several weekends without hockey games. To overcome this reality that will make us miss a weekend out of two from January 27 until the end of February and to offer a more interesting alternative to its members that a Saturday spent shopping for the guest room at the 10-30. The LFA launches the LFA RUSH and thus its first tournament. 

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MARKERS OF TIME ....

MARKERS OF TIME ....

We all live overloaded lives since the advent of multiple communication platforms such as email, social networks and cell phones that seem to captivate some of us so dearly. More reachable than ever but more lonesome too. Let's say that the stress level has gone up a notch since they have become part of our lives while decreasing our level of attention. Everything seems to be done on the surface and to see people walking on the big arteries of our cities with their noses in their screen, one would think zombies are now part of the real world. It is sad in fact this level of global awareness, people embark on various movements because it is the fashion of the moment and "like" everything on their path to avoid missing the digital boat. It is in fact their lives that they are missing by living it through a screen through this narcissistic mirror that has no limits. All these incessant disturbances move us away from ourselves because, despite a form of loneliness mentioned above, it is difficult to find a space for you to be with you unless you pull the plug. It seems simple but depending on our reality and our obligations it is not always possible. For others it's downright addictive, a form of digital drug that calms the soul like a cigarette does for others.

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HOCKEY AT THE HEART OF OUR LIVES

HOCKEY AT THE HEART OF OUR LIVES

It is clear that many of you dreamed of becoming professional hockey players, playing for the Habs or other teams of your choice when you were a kid. Not all, but many I am convinced. So to say that hockey is at the heart of our lives even as an adult is no exaggeration even for those with children or demanding jobs. Hockey like soccer, basketball or any team sport shapes our lives. The passion sport arouses in us even among the most cartesian thinker is remarkable and often inspiring. 

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FACE BEHIND THE VISOR

FACE BEHIND THE VISOR

During the forced break of the last week due to a tournament at the College Notre-Dame arena the administration of the Ligue Fédérale des As was not idle, especially in the discipline department.  It was necessary to bring back in line some of the members of the Barbarians and Meteors who had exceeded the limits of what is acceptable in a competitive but friendly hockey league during their meeting of December 2nd. In addition to the general warnings to both teams, some players received personal letters because in their case formal complaints had been made against them by members of the league.

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THE LFA WALL TO WALL FOR THE "PASSION HOCKEY" OPENING NIGHT !

THE LFA WALL TO WALL FOR THE "PASSION HOCKEY" OPENING NIGHT !

Last Thursday was the opening night of the PASSION HOCKEY exhibition at the Pointe-À-Callière Museum. Held in association with the Canadian Museum of History, the Montreal Canadiens and the LFA who was invited to join the festivities also underlining the NHL centennial. The considerable efforts that La Ligue Fédérale des As has made in recent years to become the top adult hockey league in the country are paying off today as its CEO (myself) was invited to serve on the honor committee of the exhibition as consultant. It's not my style to talk about myself in the third person but as it was me who was there, it seems my duty to tell you about it. It goes without saying that the evening allowed the LFA to showcase itself to the media, as well as to the showbiz, buisness and hockey people gathered for this major event, as our logos, sweaters, flags and videos were used to create the ambiance.

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THE LFA EXPOSED AT THE POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE MUSEUM

THE LFA EXPOSED AT THE POINTE-À-CALLIÈRE MUSEUM

I rarely write my texts for the LFA journal on the fly, but I just came back from the press conference for the PASSION HOCKEY exhibition at the Pointe-à-Callière museum where the LFA is proudly represented and where its colours are displayed. This exhibition is held in partnership with the Canadian Museum of History, the Montreal Canadiens in connection with the National Hockey League centennial . The LFA has come a long way in four years of operation and is now amongst what is truly hockey in the city. Without believing that we will one day have our place in the Hall of Fame, despite having redrawn the boundaries of what a well managed amateur sports league with a singular vision can be and can become (as we have not finished rethinking the game) it's still fun to realize that we are part of this great Montreal premiere and that thousands of people will see our logos and colors in a museum in the next days . I invite you to visit the exhibition over the next couple months to discover all its treasures, it's worth the trip!

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BLEU-BLANC-ROUGE CARPET

BLEU-BLANC-ROUGE CARPET

After two months of hockey and some small adjustments along the way we come to the trading period in the LFA. In the past we managed to create parity within the league through trades that saw in each season, several teams fight to win the Tremblay trophy awarded to the regular season champions. That said, the trades did not always have the expected effects and often saw discontent among some teams who felt cheated by the changes.

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AMELIORATIONS TO COME

AMELIORATIONS TO COME

Since the beginning of the season, you have seen changes to the LFA website and the communications you receive via email. With the growth of the league, it was necessary to automate and make more professional some aspects of management; whether it's the sleeker calendar that now includes the teams' logos, or interactive emails that allow you to respond intuitively to invitations.

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