Captains’ Updates

Captain’s Update: Feb. 19, 2018

2019 Docs on Ice

Captains please pass this message along to your teammates and encourage them to visit our website

Dear Fellow Docs on Ice. 

Only 37 more sleeps until DOI2019. 

We thought we were going to rush off to another PARTY, the big Friday Night Bash, but first, a few other points about PLAY.

Transportation when in Lanark

Worried about transportation to and from the parties? 

If you want to hire a bus for an evening event, call or email Angela at Healey Transportation or (613)-283 3518 or 1-800-529-2630.  This service will be provided for a reasonable price, depending on the distance (e.g. $250 and up to $400.00 for the whole day for your whole team).

Or chat with her boss Frank Healey. Nice guy. Brother of Greg and Mark Healey, stalwarts of the Rideaus. 

For taxicab service, we have made some arrangements via Lanark County Transport. We will give you their dispatch number just before DOI2019, so you don’t forget. 


We would like to laud Dr. Raza M. Naqvi from the York Region Stars. He has raised $1550.00 and is leading the race to skate on the ice along with Wendel and other NHL LEGENDS, in the spot light, his name on the PA, standing ovation.

Either he has a lot of friends and family, or he has very charitable friends and family. Either way, congrats, looking forward to shaking your hand, Dr. Naqvi. 

We know registration is different. If you are a captain, and your team is ridiculously resistant, then don’t do anything crazy, like registering them all yourself. Encourage them! Cajole them! Bribe them! Threaten them! They can do it! 

Over 450 of you have done it well, and we commend you. Keep at it! Read and follow the instructions

Have a “coach” or non-player on your team?

If you have someone that is not playing on the ice, but is part of your team (injured doc, brother-in-law, groupie) and they want to participate with your team in all the DOI2019 activities as abench coach, please have them register with your team as if they are a player. 

They only need to fundraise $150 and they can have the full DOI2019 experience, minus skating: Thursday Legends Game, Friday Epic Party, swag, after-game cookies. The more the merrier!

Please email with their names, just so we know who they are.

Not yet certain if you will be able to attend?

If you have someone who plays for your team, but they are not totally sure they can make the tournament, please have them register on your team

Then they can throw the email out there and collect donations, without paying anything themselves. 

If they can come at the last minute, and are not at $300 in donations, then they can quickly have a loved one top it up.

If they cannot make it, then they have not spent any of their own money. 

Thursday and Friday Night Parties – Open to non-players

Thursday night is a great place for your kids, spouse or volunteer-who-follows-your-team. Tickets are $50 for Thursday Night for non-DOI-registered persons, and can be obtained by emailing

Tickets for Friday night will also be available at $100 each. We do not advise children under 19 to come. It may be bewildering to them. You will understand why when we tell you about it. 

Other Reminders

We would love to know your team’s hall-of-famers and 25 year (plus) guys. Email us their names at

Don’t have accommodations booked? Contact your SOL concierge below and get it done!

Know a female Doc who plays hockey? Send her name along to us. The women-only division is really going well!



Captain’s Update: Feb. 5, 2019

Captains please pass this message along to your teammates and encourage them to visit our website

Dear fellow Docs on Ice:

Only 51 more sleeps until DOI2019!

Here at the SOL clubhouse, we have had only one fight: would the motto be “Play. Party. Repeat” or “Party. Play. Repeat”?

In the end, we have arranged both. Party. Play. Party. Play. Repeat. Repeat.

In this week’s update we would like to start off with PARTY:

The DOI2019 Thursday Night NHL Hall of Fame Legends of Hockey Party

We know you like to go out with your team-mates on the Thursday evening. We heartily support that, and we would like to provide an awesome venue to get your evening started with games, good food and, well, yes, craft beer, of course.

But we want you to delay the going out part just a bit, let the locals clear the bar stools, and first come on in to the Legends game at Smiths Falls Memorial Arena from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Who will be there?

 The Players

How about Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker, Billy Smith, Guy Carbonneau, Matt Barnaby, Olympian Geraldine Heaney, Mike Krushelnyski, and more.

That is the start of a pretty fun party.

The Game

But there will be only 10 of them. You can’t play full lines with only 10.

Who will complete the Legends team you ask? Glad you asked.  You will! The top 6 individual donation earners will get to skate with the Legends team. Keep your stick on the ice and go to the net, is our suggestion.

But who will the Legends (and Docs on Ice heroes) play against? Glad you asked. They will play against you!  The top three fund-raising teams will form the opponents for the Legends.  Dressing rooms access, post-period on-ice pictures with the Legends. Getting hacked by Billy Smith. Priceless.

And the fourth period will feature our DOI 25-year pin recipients and DOI Hall of Famers!

Get your 25 year pin at centre ice from an NHL Hall of Famer, in a ceremony befitting our Legends of DOI.

Can’t get in on either of those situations?

Well, good news, there is a way: we are auctioning off coach’s spots, 2 per period. Dressing room access. Be right on bench with the Legends!

The Tasty

And, did we mention beer? Oops. Sorry to have delayed.

Local craft breweries will be there. 4 Degrees Brewing Company from Smitsh Falls will be there, as well as Stalwart Brewing Co. from Carleton Place. Plus there will be a sampling of some of SOL’s favourite craft brews.
Not into beer? Top Shelf Distillers will be there, customizing your drinks.

The Table, a local food bank and good-food advocate charity will be providing an interesting variety of reasonably priced, tasty dinner options and snacky foods, so be sure to bring an appetite.

This Thursday night spectacle is the place to bring your spouse, kids or groupies. Friday Night will be just for DOI. But this is for everyone.If you want tickets for the Thursday Night Legends of Hockey Party, contact us at  $50 each for non-DOI, and a bargain at that.

Signed game-worn jerseys. Sports games. Great food and tasty beer. Sports vacation auctions. The whole arena licensed. Wendel presenting 25 year pins. Try on Mike Krushelnyski’s 5 Stanley Cup rings while chatting with him over a beer. Listen to Tucker explain the Alfie hit. Did we mention tasty local craft beer?

You really don’t want to miss Thursday night this year.

The Thursday Night Legends of Hockey Party. 6pm to 11pm, Thursday March 28, 2019. Smiths Falls Memorial Arena.

And then, once the fun is done at that party is done, hit the local spots with your team. We have warned them you will be arriving.

Next week:  And you thought Thursday night was epic. The Friday Night Epic.


1) If you have not registered yet, please do so, starting with this web page

2) The DOI2019 Women’s Division is going great. SEND US MORE!

3) Accommodation. If you do not yet have accommodations, please contact your SOL concierge below.

Division A –  Peter Cunniffe
Division B – Dan Kruszelnicki
Division C – Adam Nielsen
Division D – Anil Kuchinad
Division E – Graeme Hendry
Division F – Robin Kennie
Division G – Mike Horsey
Division H – Paul Miller
Division I – Ben Blaine
Division J – Bill Blaine
Women’s Division – Steve Radke and Lisa Moore lisajmoore@sympatico.caMedical Student Division – Troy Neufeld ion and Spencer Gutcher  and

Play. Party. Repeat.


Captains’ Update: Jan. 24, 2019

Dear Hockey Docs: 

Only 63 more sleeps until DOI2019!

Registration is Now Open

The Sons of Lanarky are having great fun making this year’s tournament an epic experience for you.

Here is an opportunity for you to make this year’s tournament an epic one for our small, highly effective, multiple, local charities.

In order to qualify for this year’s tournament, you will be required to register for the tournament and also accumulate donations totalling up to at least $300.00.

There are only two steps needed to accomplish this: A) registering B) accumulating donations (or paying yourself).

VERY IMPORTANT – No-one playing in the tournament can be named as a donor. Someone other than you must be named on the tax receipt! There is a way for you to simply pay for yourself, but you must follow the instructions we give you. 

We know you are trained to ask the question “why” and not follow a cook-book, but in this case, we ask you to simply follow the detailed, step-by-step instructions we have provided, complete with pictures and arrows.

Each step takes 1-2 minutes.

Good news, you will not have to do this every year. Once we accomplish this year, the data will always remain and never need to be re-entered. This is one-time work on your part and we appreciate you doing it, on behalf of all subsequent tournaments, as well as DOI2019.

The  instructions are at

For those who want it, the explanation as to why and how it all works is located at


We have not heard from several teams yet regarding their accommodation. Contact your SOL concierge if you need any assistance.

Please also feel free to contact your concierge if you need any help or if you have any questions about anything in the tournament.

The Docs on Ice 2019 Women-only Division

Know any female players that would like to play on a women-only team? We have about 30 so far and would love to have enough for 4 teams. Send some names and emails addresses our way at and we will follow up.

We have a team, named the Women’s Only Division, all ready for them in the registration queue.


Thank you for your help.

As usual, contact us at if there are any questions.

Next week’s update? Party-time! 



Captains’ Update

Dear Hockey Docs:

The Sons of Lanarky are very excited and working hard to make your visit to Lanark County on March 28-30, 2019 memorable. Only 72 more sleeps until DOI2019!

To keep you informed of our progress, we will be posting an update every week.

As captain of your team, we invite you to distribute these messages to the rest of your team and anyone you think would be interested.

Captains’ Update #1: January, 15, 2019

The Docs on Ice 2019 Women-only Division

Docs on Ice is delighted to be able to welcome women who would like to play on all-female teams in a women-only division during the tournament, which will take place on March 28-30, 2019 in Lanark County, Ontario.  What we need are enthusiastic female hockey-playing physicians who are willing to have a really great time!

We will assist with the formation of teams and all administrative matters.

Please encourage female players who may be interested to contact us at

We would love to have teams assembled by mid-February.


Any teams who need assistance with accommodations are encouraged to contact their Son of Lanarky concierge.

Please also feel free to contact your concierge if you need any help or if you have any questions.

Registration Process

We have been working on the registration process, which will be slightly different this year.

We will be opening the registration process by January 23, 2019. Further details regarding registration will be the subject of next week’s Captains’ Update.


Until then,


The Sons of Lanarky