Being the start of summer, there is not much hockey news to put forth. Continue to gather signatures on our petition drive to have the legislature work on a new arena.
June's general meeting will be held at Hartford21, third floor. We are moving the time to 7:30p.m. as we have something a little special planned. Kevin Massicotte, who has been working on the documentary Bleeding Green, is going to screen a preview following the business portion of our meeting. This is an edited version, with new material and as I understand it is a little under a half hour in length.
I am pleased to announce The Hartford Whalers Booster Club scholarship this year goes to Sean Larkins. He attended Bacon Academy in Colchester and in high school played left wing. In youth hockey he was a goalie, but was moved to left wing for his high school seasons. Though not a big scorer on the stat sheet, he is a "Dave Tippet" kind of player with his aggressiveness being used to shut down opponents top scorers. We wish him well in college.
Our featured supporter highlighted this month is McKinnon's Irish Pub . McKinnon's has been on board right from our first mailing when we started asking businesses to advertise on our website, as well as advertising with us during our rallies. In fact, they called me to ask what they could do and how they could be involved. They have been in the forefront of the downtown businesses supporting the return of the NHL. They have had a banner posted on the outside of their establishment endorsing building a new arena and bringing back the Whale to Hartford as being priceless. We have spent evenings there and had a good time every time. Good people, great place, try it.
As you enjoy your summer, please keep in mind that the September general meeting will be election night for Board positions. Please give some thought to running, as new ideas and new faces guiding the Club make us better.
See you at the next membership meeting. Keep the faith and continue to work toward completion of our dream.