Playing hockey can be a costly sport to engage in, the Oceanside Minor Hockey Association admits.
Any way of reducing the cost, especially for families looking to get their children in to minor hockey, is always a welcome initiative, so OMHA is once again providing a costly-friendly alternative with its annual Used Equipment Sale.
The sale takes place Sept. 17 at Oceanside Place, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Larry Chand, second vice-president of the club, said this has become a popular event annually for members and families.
“It’s an opportunity to pick up some gently used equipment at a fraction of the cost (of new), helping to defray some of the costs of hockey,” said Chand.
Those wishing to sell their hockey equipment can get a table free of charge, said Chand.
“There is no cost to book a table,” said Chand. “The venue cost is being paid for by OMHA.”
Chand added the event will give families an opportunity to clean out their garages and get rid of hockey equipment that is taking up storage space and also collecting unwanted dust.
The sale also provides a good way of rekindling connections for some families and players who haven’t seen each other since last season.
Minor hockey is set to get underway soon. Competitive tryouts concluded on Sept 1. Conditioning and evaluation for all the recreation teams was scheduled to continue through Sept. 5.
The competitive teams will see start to see action in preseason tiering play on Sept. 9, and the recreation teams will be formed by the end of this month.
Chand said it’s not too late to register. They are still accepting registrations for all recreational divisions as space is available. For those concerned with the financial impact of registration fees, financial assistance may be available within our Community via Kids Sport/SOS/RDN Rec Bucks.
For more information, visit www.oceansidehockey.com.