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Your Best Insurance is a Good Goaltender

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The New Hamburg Huskies with Scott Wagler of Josslin Insurance Brokers; Matt Wilhelm, President of New Hamburg Minor Hockey Association; Joyce Junker, President of OMHA; Peter Burns, President of the IBAO

Recently, Josslin Insurance Brokers had an opportunity to do something great for some little hockey players in the communities we serve by delivering sets of goalie equipment to three minor hockey leagues in Waterloo Region.

Being parents of children who play hockey, many members of the Insurance Brokers Association of Ontario (IBAO) realized that there are so few opportunities for kids aged 5-7 to play goalie on their hockey teams because the hockey equipment is so expensive. In an effort to help, the IBAO purchased 40 goalie kits – that’s a bag, chest protector, pads, blocker, catcher’s glove, stick and goaltender resources- and gave them to 40 community leagues in the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) across Ontario.

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The Embro Turbo Tyke Team opening their new Goalie Kit

Josslin Insurance Brokers was chosen as a lucky representative to deliver a few of these kits to the excited teams. You may have seen the video above on Rogers during Christmas Break and current hometown hockey broadcasts on Rogers TV. It features Josslin’s very own Scott Wagler explaining how having a set of equipment in reserve can give the kids an opportunity to play goalie who wouldn’t normally have that option.

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The Drayton Defenders Tyke team with Scott Wagler of Josslin Insurance Brokers in Elmira (without the helmet), and Team Coach Brandon Murray (far right)

We were fortunate enough to be able to visit teams in Embro, New Hamburg and Drayton, but here is the complete list of OMHA leagues that benefitted from this program:

Blenheim MHA
Brampton Hockey
Brighton District MHA
Creemore MHA
Douro MHA
Drayton MHA
Dunnville MHA
Elmvale MHA
Embro MHA
Essa MHA
Flesherton MHA
Gananoque MHA
Garden City MHA
Georgetown MHA
Gravenhurst MHA
Hanover MHA
Ingersoll MHA
Kingston MHA
Lakefield MHA
LaSalle MHA
Lincoln MHA
Markham MHA
Midland MHA
New Hamburg MHA
Niagara on the Lake MHA
Orangeville MHA
Oshawa CYO MHA
Owen Sound MHA
Parry Sound MHA
Peterborough MHA
SouthPoint MHA
St. Marys MHA
Thamesford MHA
Uxbridge Youth MHA
Wallaceburg MHA
Wasaga Beach MHA
Waterford MHA
Welland MHA
West Lorne MHA
Windsor MHA