Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Donations for Mike Haynes Memorial

If you'd like to make a donation for flowers for Mike's funeral as well as to help out Liz and Chris with expenses, you can send them directly to MASHA via PAYPAL. Just go to and send whatever donations you'd like to our PAYPAL account:
Make sure you put your NAME and "Mike Haynes donation" in the information box so we know who sent the donations and what they're for.

The guys in the Tuesday Night League REALLY came through last night and I know I speak for Liz and Chris when I say thank you all for your VERY kind generousity. I'm sending this email out to the weekend league guys as well so they can donate as well.

I will post the funeral arrangements as soon as I hear from Chris later today. I hope you will all make an effort to attend the memorial and funeral. Chris and Liz would greatly appreciate it.

I'm still in shock over Mike's passing. He was just a few months older than me. It's just hard to understand why this happens to good people like the Haynes family. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they have a long road ahead of them.

Take a moment today to tell your friends and family how much they mean to you. Mike's passing demonstrates just how fragile our existence is and why we need to appreciate what we have because it could all be gone in the blink of an eye.

Thanks to all of you MASHA players for your kindness and support.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

MASHA loses a legend...

Mike Haynes was our head referee and a friend to us all and it is with the heaviest of hearts that I tell you that Mike left us on Tuesday May 30, 2006.
This is a shock to all of us and I know you will all keep Liz and Chris in your hearts and prayers during this tragic time for them.

MASHA has lost one it's founding fathers.

God bless you buddy...

Saturday, May 27, 2006

NO GAMES this Memorial Day Weekend! Week #9 games will resume NEXT Sunday June 4th!

No games this weekend May 28th so head out to your favorite lake and relax!

Here's the schedule for NEXT week's games...

June 4
Week 9.)


Mary Lefevre of the D2 WRATH has made the US Women's Ball Hockey team!!!

Congratulations to Mary Lefevre of the D2 WRATH squad for making the USA Women's Ball Hockey team! She'll be representing the US around the country and world in several tournaments over the next year or so!
30 players named to the First Ever USA Women's National Ball Hockey Team!

Washington D.C.- USA Ball Hockey on behalf of StreethockeyUSA, today named 30 players to it's U.S. Women's National Team that will compete at the 2007 World Cup of Ball Hockey in Ratingen, Germany, Jun 9-16, 2007

Way to go Mary! Hope you'll remember your old pals in MASHA when you're a International Ball Hockey Superstar!

For more info:

A note from Bob Merry @ Fort Hood preparing to head to Iraq to defend America...

Good evening everyone, well it has been 24 days since I left Georgia and I am still here at Fort Hood, Texas. I have 28 days and a wake-up before getting on a plane for Iraq. Since my last e-mail training has intensified some. We have been going through weapons qualifications on the 9mm and the M16. We wear the IBA (protective vest) which has steal like plates inserted in the front and back which combined weigh approx. 20 to 30 pounds everywhere we go. We also carry our weapons with us constantly. For those who don't think I can shoot, sorry to disappoint everyone, but I qualified and it is a challenge with all the crap that we have to wear.

The last few days we have been going through Close range marksmanship qualifications and close quarters combat. CQC is when a 4 men team enters a building and clears it (looking for the bad guy). Live rounds in a small room with 4 guys shooting (pucker factor!!) This coming week I will be firing the 50 Cal., the biggest weapon system that our teams will have while in Iraq, it's going to be a fun week blowing stuff up.

I have learned a little more about our location in Fallujah. I have been told that we will be living in a 40 foot con ex (a huge metal storage box) 3 men to a con ex. The good news is it has AC. Of course until I get there I want know for sure if all of what we are being told is true. I was also told that the closest shower facility is a 20 minute drive to Camp Indiana. That means more time on IED Boulevard.

Well some of you are bored by this so I will cut it off at this time. I will try to write again one more time before leaving the country. My wife and kids are coming out to Texas for Memorial day so I am hoping to have one day off to visit with them.

Take care,

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Tuesday League Rosters and Schedule Posted!

The new rosters and schedule are up for the Spring 2006 Tuesday league. Remember, the season starts on Tuesday, May 16:

8:00 Strokers vs Camel Toe
9:15 Puck Off vs Northern Exposure

  • Complete Schedule
  • Rosters
  • Saturday, May 06, 2006

    Al Arabia's CAMEL TOE wins Spring 2006 Tuesday Night Draft League!

    CAMELTOE WINS! The legend continues...
    America's team, the Legendary Camel Toe, backstopped by Mr. Zero himself, Larry "5-Hole" Johnson won yet ANOTHER Tuesday Night League Championship!
    Regular season, playoff and all-time Tuesday Nite league stats have been updated at
    The DRAFT for the SUMMER Tuesday Night League will be THIS Tuesday Night May 9th so if you HAVEN'T signed up yet, what the heck is wrong with you!
    You can contact League VP and Tuesday Night League Commish Jeff Pare @ and sign up NOW!

    GLADIATORS vs. TOLEDO STORM in ECHL American Conference Finals!

    Here is the Schedule for the upcoming American Conference Finals series vs. the Toledo Storm.

    This will be a best 4 out of 7, with the Gladiators holding home ice advantage.

    Game 1: Friday May 5th 7:35pm “Ticket: Game E”
    Game 2: Monday May 8th 7:05pm “Ticket: Game F”

    Game 3: at Toledo Friday May 12th
    Game 4: at Toledo Sunday May 14th
    Game 5: at Toledo Tuesday May 16th
    (if necessary)

    Game 6: Saturday May 20th 7:35pm “Ticket: Game G”
    (if necessary)
    Game 7: Sunday May 21st 4:05pm “Ticket: Game H”
    (if necessary)

    Please call me if you would like to purchase any tickets for games 1 & 2.

    Thanks so much for your support this Season. (8) more wins = The Kelly Cup !!!

    Jim Hall
    Director of Community Relations
    Gwinnett Gladiators Hockey Club
    ECHL Affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers
    (770) 497-5109
    (770) 497-5101 - FAX

    Upcoming Kelly Cup Playoff Games-

    American Conference Finals - Game 1Friday May 5th - 7:35pm vs. Toledo(playoff game "E") -

    American Conference Finals - Game 2Monday May 8th - 7:05pm vs. Toledo(playoff game "F")

    Single game Tickets for the 2006 Kelly Cup Playoffs are now on sale.

    Playoff Game "Group Packages" are NOW available.

    Please call (770) 497-5109 for more information.


    Reservations are now being accepted for 2006-2007 Season Tickets !!!

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