We are pleased to announce Marathon County Youth Hockey will be introducing the first Warjack Day, to be held on October 26, 2019. The intent of the day is to provide our entire association of skaters an immersive day of hockey. Players will have a great opportunity to participate in a variety of hockey activities throughout the day, and in the process, become well acquainted with their teammates. Warjack Day will provide the following:
On ice practice;
An hour of Cross Fit (to be held at Cross Fit Bull Falls located at 2601 Stewart Avenue. We will need drivers to get players from the rink to the Crossfit facility)
An hour of team building
A meeting with referees.
And a parent information session
Lunch will be provided. In addition, we will be holding an association wide parents meeting, where Dr. Scott Bautsch will give a presentation on concussions. MCYH board members will briefly outline the season ahead and answer any questions families have about hockey. For those new to hockey, a brief session will be held on the rules and strategy of hockey.
Our expectation is that everything listed above will be completed by 3:00. To conclude our day, all players and families are invited to Madison to attend the Badger hockey game vs. Clarkson. This is an excellent opportunity for the players to get to know each other and have a great time at a Badger hockey game. We have also arranged for our experienced Mites to skate in between periods at the Badger hockey game. We will be making a bulk order for tickets in early October , so please sign up by then to sit with the Warjacks.
Tickets and a ride on the bus: $40.00
Tickets only: $15.00
Registration will close on October 13th
Terry Klay grew up in International Falls, Minnesota where he played during his youth hockey years. After high school and time serving our country, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where he played for one season. Terry moved to Wausau on January 1, 1976. On January 2nd, he found the ice arena and began skating! In the fall of ’76, he set out on what would be a long coaching career. His first assignment, with the then Wausau Area Youth Hockey program, was coaching two teams. He had a Bantam and Squirt team. It seemed that he was gone constantly and as a newlywed, his wife Gail would come along to “assist” and support.
In 1980, Terry was hired at Wausau East High School as an assistant coach to Denny Overland. He coached with with him for years until Denny left the program. The next season, Terry’s role remained the same as East welcomed UW-Madison hockey standout, Tim Sager. Terry was with the East program for a total of twenty-one years. In a return to the past, he once again found himself at the youth level coaching PeeWees and Squirts for another fifteen years. In 2012, Terry joined a group of veteran Wausau coaches and was part of the developmental “Learn to Skate” program for mini-mites. Additionally, he was with the Badger State Games as the coordinator of hockey for sixteen years. Terry was also a high school and Division III hockey official refereeing around the state of Wisconsin.
He notes that one of his biggest thrills is now coaching players who are children of former youth and high school players. “My enthusiasm has not changed. I still have the passion like I was ten years old.”
Congratulations to the Central Wisconsin Storm U12 Girls for their Consolation Championship finish in the 2019 WAHA State Tournament.
Congratulations to the Central Wisconsin Storm U14 Girls for their 2nd Place finish in the 2019 WAHA State Tournament.
Congratulations to the Warjack Squirt A team for their 5th Place finish in the 2019 WAHA State Tournament.
Congratulations to the Warjack Squirt c team for their 4th Place finish in the 2019 WAHA State Tournament.
If you are willing to donate, please see a friendly board member for more information. Currently, we are in need of: