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Message from the President
Submitted By Webmaster on Sunday, January 6, 2013
The new year is upon us and the "2013" portion of the 2012/2013 season is now underway. It is a time to reflect both on our accomplishments and our failures and to look forward to improving upon both in the coming year.

Despite returning to three teams at each age level from Minor Atom to Minor Midget this season, the London Junior Knights continue to be a dominant force in hockey both within the Alliance and throughout the Province. We should be proud of our accomplishments and the hard work from our players, coaching staff and board members that has allowed us to succeed.  The games that we have lost and setbacks we have encountered should also inspire us. While we congratulate our opponents, our focus always is and should remain on achieving a higher level of competency the next time we meet.

Our organization not only is committed to high levels of competency on the ice. Our purposes and objectives as an organization include teaching our youth life skills and lessons that go beyond the rink. Teamwork and fellowship learned on the ice makes for good citizens. The dedication and commitment that we expect from our players, our coaches and all other members of our organization will serve us well in the broader community.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank, first and foremost, our young people who play the game. Their hopes and dreams inspire us all and we cheer for each and every one of them both on and off the ice.  We hope that their involvement with our program has enriched them and will provide them with assistance down the path of life.  Parents who enroll their children in our programs, buy them equipment, drive them to the rink on cold winter nights, sacrifice their time and offer them the support and encouragement that they need should also be applauded.

Our coaches and coaching staff exemplify dedication. We frequently overlook the immense number of hours they invest in our children, often with little or no tangible personal reward in return. We thank them for the lessons they teach and the examples they set.  Our coaching staffs play an extremely important and positive role in the development of our future leaders - the young hockey players of the London Junior Knights. Finally, I would like to thank my fellow board members for their dedication to the game and to the organization. Countless hours are spent behind the scenes by our extremely committed volunteers dealing with a myriad of issues as they arise, developing policies, communicating with other organizations and planning for the continued improvement of our programs and their administration.  Their personal sacrifices and investment of time in promoting, organizing and developing our hockey program is unparalleled.

At all times we must remember civility. Hockey is a game we all love and it arouses our passion in ways that may sometimes make us forget good manners and consideration for the feelings of others, especially the youngsters on the ice. As a board, we are committed to a strict enforcement of the LJK and the Alliance Codes of Conduct.  At this time of year, we encourage all participants to review and refresh their commitment to those codes which can be downloaded from this website. 

Wishing you all the best in 2013,

Kevin Egan

London Junior Knights

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