August Newsletter 2015

Tue, Apr 5th 2016, 15:20

Borderless Hockey News August 2015

Happy August my fellow HIPA members,
At 12K members world-wide, is it now fair to claim that HIPA is the worlds largest hockey club? That’s right our “borderless hockey” movement, that you choose to support, continues to gain support from hockey brothers and sisters the world over.
HIPA’s mission is to bring more hockey to more people, in more places around the world! We see ourselves as stewards of hockey culture and servants of the game. We are here to enrich your hockey experience and to grow all that is good about the game.
It is from small things that big things come! In 2013, HIPA started operations with our inaugural hockey tour to Montreal Quebec Canada and then another to Las Vegas Nevada U.S.A. The tours continue to grow year over year, creating opportunities for every hockey player to reach new exciting places and connect with a global hockey community.

Each month we share a summary of activities in our newsletter. We’ve featured tours of interest (upcoming and reviews), member stories, hockey related knowledge/education/training, club contests and give-aways and more. We aim to bring you more of all that is good in hockey culture. This is a new campaign we will launch in September, and we call it, “Hockey At It’s Best”!

As a lifelong hockey player, a coach, a hockey dad and president of HIPA, I consider hockey to be one of the most positive and influential aspects of my life. Many of you have expressed similar sentiments. “Hockey At It’s Best” gives you the opportunity to share your hockey experiences with fellow club members.

Hit reply now and send us your stories! We love to hear about the roll hockey plays in your life. Help us celebrate the game, the culture and shed light on “Hockey At It’s Best”!

The August newsletter is short and sweet. An update on recent campaigns, a look at HIPA tours 2015/2016 and our August Featured Member.
Yours in hockey,
Paul de Verteuil
HIPA President


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Stanley Cup Finals 2015 Prediction Contest

HIPA Facebook followers may recall we held a 2015 Stanly Cup Finals prediction contest.  A number of folks correctly predicted Chicago in 6 games, and were entered into a draw for doing so.  JP was the lucky winner.  He sent this picture and is motivated to join HIPA in Collingwood January 2016!  Congratulations JP – looking forward to getting on the ice with you!

HIPA’s 2015 Membership Campaign

If you missed out on our recent swag give-aways, don’t worry because we are giving away more free stuff! 
Only a few days left!!!
For the month of August, HIPA will be giving away club swag to the member who recruits the most new members!  That’s right, all you do is tell your friends about HIPA and direct them to where they can join the club.  Don’t forget, they will need to identify you as their referral when they reply to our president’s welcome email.

Whoever gets the most referrals each month wins!  Invite your friends to join the club!

2015/2016 HIPA Tours

2016 Tour calendar is in development now!  We already have some tours confirmed including Collingwood, Lafayette, Montreal, Las Vegas … AND some exciting new destinations are being worked. 
Those interested in Hawaii – HIT REPLY and send your “Hellz Yeah!” right now!

Las Vegas Nevada U.S.A October 23 – 25
Our extremely popular year-end tour to Las Vegas filled up fast this year, but we have one roster spot available (at the time of publishing).  Please inquire if you want to play hockey with HIPA in Las Vegas!

2016 HIPA Tours (early registration is open)

Collingwood Ontario Canada January 22 – 23 
HIPA is making a return to Collingwood in 2016, this time the International Fours Hockey Association sanctioned tournament will be in January!  As HIPA returns to defend our championship we look forward to another FOURS HOCKEY experience!

Lafayette Louisiana U.S.A February 5 – 7
Mardi Gras in Lafayette Louisiana ranks amongst the best U.S. vacation experiences according to!

Add hockey to that and you’ve got the cherry on top.  HIPA is planning to enter two teams in 2016, so click below to get plugged in, stay informed and start getting used to the idea of celebrating Mardi Gras in Louisiana!

Featured HIPA Member

Congratulations to Charles Credeur from Lafayette Louisiana who turned 18 earlier this month and signed to play with the expansion Louisiana Drillers Hockey club ( of the North America Tier III Hockey League (NA3HL -, a junior development league under USA Hockey.

Charles joined HIPA in 2014 in preparation for our Lafayette Tour in February 2015. He was an integral part of the team (pictured above) that went on to claim the championship. 
With their inaugural season scheduled to begin playing games in September, Charles has been training with his teammates under the leadership of Head Coach and former NHL player Kevin “Killer” Kaminski.

All the best to Charles and the Drillers in their inaugural NA3HL season from HIPA. 

You can follow the team by liking their fan facebook page:



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