o I want to truly thank the organizations, coaches, administrators, parents, and players for their cooperation with the EJ staff enabling us to host the originally planned six showcases so far this season. Obviously, scheduling and logistics were extremely difficult given the circumstances. Schedules changed by the hour due to COVID related issues.
o I want to thank our host venues; Ice Works, Ice Line, Klick Arena, Wintersport Arena, Twin Ponds, Lancaster Arena, Ocean Ice Palace, Oaks Ice Center, Hatfield Ice, Flyers Skate Zone, and Exton Ice for their support, understanding, and flexibility in ensuring smooth and fluid planning for the successful showcases.
o I also want to thank the EJ staff who for the last four months has professionally tackled all obstacles in helping make sure the league persevered through this difficult time. Steve Kauffman, Larry Nastasi, Jon Sandos, Erik Roos, Jeff DeSalvo, Jay Provost, Michael Fox, Jerry Keating, Marcus Dickerson, Alex DiCristafono, Frankie Giocastro, Stephanie Roos, Nicole DiPaolo, Mike Schubert, Eugene Binda, Tim Holtz, Monica Winkley, Anthony LoRusso, Anthony Bruno, and Sean McQuade have been instrumental in their efforts ensuring a strong and successful first half of the season.
o We are hoping that with the vaccine and other preventative measures on the horizon that the virus is checked in a way that allows us to get back to our normal lives sooner rather than later. The players and parents, at least for short periods of time, were able to escape the outside world while competing in the game they love and playing their games. We are hoping that 2021 will be a normal and healthy year for all.