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USAH Level 1 and Level 2 clinics October 15 & 16

The next USA Hockey coaching certification clinics for level 1 and level two will be the weekend of October 15th and 16th of this year.  They will be held at one of the hotels at town center (confirmation of which hotel will be made this week)

As soon as the hotel is locked in, the registration for each clinic will be made available on the USA Hockey website under the coaches tab.  

Rules, rules, there are always rules!

1.  All coaches must register with USA Hockey BEFORE attempting to register for either clinic.  If you have registration, double check to see if it is for the 2016-2017 season.  

2.  Coaching candidates MUST have current Safesport AND background screening BEFORE you take the ice on September 13th.  You can do both now by logging on to the PVAHA website at: http://www.pvaha.org/page/show/945237-screening-application?  This rule is not negotiable.  

3.  All coaches must complete their respective Age Specific Modules by 12/31/16.  No exceptions.

If you have any questions regarding the clinic, please contact me via email: coachadanforth@gmail.com

 

2016 FALL REGISTRATION OPEN

The Fall 2016 registration is open.  The season starts Tuesday September 13th with the first practices and games begin the first weekend of October. Time to get registered. 

The first payment will be collected on registration with payments beginning September 15th.  The payment schedule will be Sept/Oct/Nov.  If you elect to pay offline then an invoice for the first payment will be emailed and that should be paid by Sept 1st.  The remaining 3 payments will be due on the 15th of Sept/Oct/Nov.

SELECT TEAMS AND CROSS ICE JAMBOREE TEAMS

The registration link for the Select teams and Jamboree teams will be posted next week.  

Player Warm Ups

HRYHA will be offering warm up sets for all youth players who are interested. Cost is $75 for a complete set: jacket and skate pants.  These are traditional style warm ups.  Colors are navy blue with white accents.

Jacket has embroidered, official Junior Admirals logo and player name and number.  

Date and times will be scheduled soon.  Notification will be sent out to the membership as the dates are finalized.

As with the jerseys... RULES, RULES.  There are always rules...

1.  Warm ups must be paid for at the time of ordering. [cash, check or cc].

2.  Ensure proper spelling of names and correct player number.

FAQ 

1.  Are the warm ups required?  No.  We offer them to any player who would like one.

2.  If my child's current one still fits, do I have to buy a new set?  No.

3.  Can we order the on the website? At this time, no.  

PLEASE DIRECT ALL INQUIRIES TO COACH ADAM: coachadanforth@gmail.com

2016-2017 HOUSE AND SELECT PROGRAMS

BELOW IS THE FALL HOCKEY PROGRAMS DETAILS

2016-2017 HOUSE AND SELECT PROGRAMS

28  shared practices
14  skill sessions-power skating
14  EVHL regular season games
3-4  EVHL playoff games
Mites cross ice $535.  $485 UP TO AUG 15TH
Sqt/PW/BN/MG divisions $925.  $875 UP TO AUG 15TH
EVHL league games with PYHA
Practices  start week of Sept. 13th
Games  start week of October 1st
Dues payable on line-payment plan available
Early Registration opens July 1st
Early Registration ends August 15th

        FALL SELECT PROGRAM
     
TEAMS  TO PLAY IN CAROLINA HOCKEY  LEAGUE
SQUIRT, PEEWEE
PYHA TO PARTICIPATE
12 GAME CHL SEASON
4 GAME ROUND ROBIN WEEKENDS
18 SHARED PRACTICES
MINIMUM TEAM ROSTER IS 14 PLAYERS
EVALUATION/TRYOUTS  AUGUST TBD
TEAMS MAY SCHEDULE EXTRA GAMES
SELECT DUES $675  
MITE TOURNAMENT TEAM-3 TOURNEYS/18 PRACTICES $450

BANTAM AND MIDGET TOURNAMENT TEAMS-  4 TOURNAMENTS PLUS 10 PRACTICES $675.  

 

INFORMATION

SUNDAY SUMMER CAMP

THE SUMMER CAMP WILL START SUNDAY JULY 10TH THRU AUGUST 28TH AND WILL BE OFFERED IN TWO GROUPS (MITES/SQUIRTS) AND PEEWEE AND OLDER.  SESSIONS WILL BE SUNDAY  MORNINGS AT 9:00 AND 10:30A.  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN.

AUGUST YOUTH CAMP

THERE WILL BE A 5 DAY YOUTH HOCKEY CAMP AUGUST 15-19.  CAMP TIMES WILL BE 8:30AM TO 4:30PM.  IN ADDITION TO HOCKEY DRILLS THERE WILL BE OFF ICE ACTIVITIES AND CHALK TALKS.  THE COST FOR THIS 5 DAY CAMP IS $215 AND YOU CAN REGISTER AT ICELAND BEGINNING JULY 5TH.

FALL REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW LIVE ON THE WEBSITE.  EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS AUGUST 1ST.  

SELECT AND TOURNAMENT TEAMS.

BOTH SELECT AND TOURNAMENT TEAMS WILL BEGIN SKATING IN AUGUST.  DETAILS WILL BE POSTED BY JULY 15TH.  WE WILL HAVE SELECT FOR SQUIRT AND PEEWEE AND TOURNAMENT TEAMS FOR BANTAM AND MIDGET.  WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE THE CROSS ICE MITES JAMBOREE TEAMS PROGRAM.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ADAM DANFORTH AT COACHADANFORTHGMAIL.COM OR RICH APPLEBY AT RICHAPPLEBY08@GMAIL.COM.

REF SEMINAR COMING

MESSAGE FROM GARY WILLIFORD, HEAD REF OFFICIAL

As you know Hockey season is right around the corner.  We have scheduled our Seminars for next month on Sept 10 (level 1 and 2( and Sept 11 (level 3). At Iceland of Va Beach.  Registration information will be posted soon.

 

SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP REGISTRATION

 THE SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP WILL START SUNDAY JULY 10TH THRU AUGUST 28TH AND WILL BE OFFERED IN TWO GROUPS (MITES/SQUIRTS) AND PEEWEE AND OLDER.  BEGINNING SUNDAY JULY 17TH SESSIONS WILL BE SUNDAY  MORNINGS AT 10:00 FOR ALL PLAYERS.  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

The Registration "SUMMER DEVELOPMENT CAMP" is not currently available.
This Registration closed on 08/07/2016, 1:51pm EDT (EDT).

MISC INFORMATION

THE MITE/SQUIRT CAMP HAS TWO SESSIONS REMAINING-JUNE 19 AND JUNE 26.  THE SUMMER CAMP WILL START SUNDAY JULY 10TH THRU AUGUST 28TH AND WILL BE OFFERED IN TWO GROUPS (MITES/SQUIRTS) AND PEEWEE AND OLDER.  SESSIONS WILL BE SUNDAY  MORNINGS AT 9:00 AND 10:30A.  ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. 

THE EARLY FALL HOUSE REGISTRATION LINK WILL BE LIVE MONDAY JUNE 13TH TO AUGUST 1ST.  EARLY REGISTRATION WILL SAVE YOU $50.00.  PRACTICES WILL BEGIN THE WEEK OF SEPT 13.  THERE WILL BE TWO PRACTICES PER WEEK.  THERE WILL BE 14 LEAGUE GAMES BEGINNING THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 1.  THE SEASON WILL END WITH PLAYOFFS THE LAST TWO WEEKENDS OF FEBRUARY.  SEASON DUES ARE $485 FOR MITES AND $850 FOR ALL OTHER DIVISIONS. 

THERE WILL ALSO BE SEVERAL DATES POSTED FOR JERSEY FITTING PRIOR TO THE SEASON START. 

LAST YEAR'S MEMBERSHIP MEETING WAS HELD AT THE BAYVILLE PICNIC AREA AND WE ARE GOING TO DO THAT AGAIN THIS YEAR SUNDAY JULY 17TH FROM 1:00-4:00PM.  DETAILS TO BE POSTED SOON

BOARD NOMINATIONS

This year the following board positions are up for election:

Secretary

Fundraising

The current board members have elected to re run this year but if you are interested, send me a note and I will forward a nomination form to you.  The nominations will be accepted until August 20th and the elections will take place Aug 30-31-15.  Call me or email me with any questions.

Rich Appleby, President

757.470.0973

BANTAM AND MIDGET TOURNAMENT TEAMS

For the players interested in playing on the Bantam or Midget tournament teams please complete the registration below.  This registration will not require any payment at this time.  We are in the process of putting the teams together.  

Season fees and schedules will be posted by July 15th.  Each team will play 3-4 tournaments.  The number of practices will be determined soon.

2016-2017 FALL SEASON DETAILS

Here are the early details on the Fall Season.  

Early registration will begin July 5th and run through August 15th.  As in the past there will be an early registration discount during this time.  Registrations will continue after that until September 30th.  The practice season for House will begin the week of September 13th and games are scheduled to start October 1st through February 12th.  The last two weekends of February will be the EVHL playoffs.  These dates need to be finalized with the PYHA.

Based on player counts we hope to roster teams at the Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, and Midget levels.  We also will have Cross Ice Mites.

The teams will continue to compete with each other and teams from the PYHA House program.  Practice ice will be Tuesday and Wednesday.  The house registration fees will be announce by June 1st.

At the Select level, we will host Squirt and Peewee Select teams to play in the CHL Select league.  There will be four round robin weekend with games beginning in late October.  At the Bantam and Midget levels we will have Tournament teams playing 3-4 tournaments next season as determined by the teams.  The tournament teams are in the process of forming now and over the summer and the Select teams will form in September.

All season fees will be published by June 1st. Early registration will open in July and will be available on the web site.

Coaches meeting dates will be announced soon and all current coaches and interested coaches should attend.  There will be a USA Hockey Level 1 and 2 clinic scheduled in the fall-details to be posted once finalized.

SUMMER POND HOCKEY

The SUMMER Pond Hockey program will begin the week of JUNE 14th. There will be one game per week for eight weeks. All games will be on Tuesday evening. As in year's past, this is the Pond hockey concept with continuous play four on four. Players will be grouped in age divisions (cross ice mites, squirts/peewee, bantam and midget) and teams picked at random every session. The 2016-2017 age classifications are in effect for Summer Pond. The games are two twenty minute run time periods and managed by an on ice coach.

 
Cross ice mites (2008 and under) $125
Squirts/Peewee Division (2004/05/06/07) $140
Bantam/Midget Divison (2003-1998)   $140
 
The SUMMER Registration page will be live JUNE 1ST and will stay open until JUNE 16TH 5th.  Registration will be limited to 22 per group. All players must register and pay on line.  
SUMMER Pond Hockey is NO Check and will be strictly enforced.
All on ice coaches must be HRYHA approved and certified coaches. 
Any questions about the SUMMER Pond Hockey program can be directed to Adam Danforth at coachadanforth@gmail.com or Rich Appleby at hryhapresident@gmail.com

 

 

Jr. Admirals Pee Wees 3-peat as CHL Champs, Jr. Admirals Squirts advance to CHL title game.

It was literally a "banner" weekend for our pee wee and squirt select teams. The pee wee team skated to an undefeated season in the CHL and capped of the season with their third-consecutive CHL championship.

The squirt team had an impressive season and battled through their playoffs and earned a very respective second place finish.

Congratulations to all the players and coaches for playing some great hockey! 

And a huge, "Thank you!" to the parents and families that support our players and coaches!

The Registration "2016 Spring Pond Hockey" is not currently available.
This Registration closed on 04/13/2016, 10:04pm EDT (EDT).

WARM UP SIZING NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN THIS WEEK

If you are interested in ordering a HRYHA warm up suit you can visit the party room TUESDAY and get sized.  Pricing and delivery information will be available at the rink.

LAST CALL FOR FALL REGISTRATION

Practice times will be posted this Wednesday and the game schedules are being finalized.  If you are planning on playing but have not registered yet, now is the time.  

See you at the rink soon.

FALL HOCKEY STARTS SEPT 15TH

Welcome back to HRYHA hockey for the fall.  The practice schedules will start Tuesday Sept 15th and Wednesday Sept 16th.  There are still some members who have not registered yet so the actual times will be posted the first week of September.  Games start the first weekend of October.

If you have not registered, now is the time to do it.  

2015 FALL REGISTRATION

  The early registration period will be extended to Aug 20th.

The Registration "2015 FALL REGISTRATION" is not currently available.
This Registration closed on 12/31/2015, 9:02pm EST (EDT).

Mite Tournament and Select team rosters

Thank you to all of the players and parents who came to the evaluations. Everyone did their very best which is all the coaches and your team mates ask. If you have not ordered your gold jersey, contact coach Adam ASAP!

coachadanforth@gmail.com

MITES B/Y  07-10 SQUIRTS B/Y  05-06 PEE WEE  B/Y 03-04
Tyler Butler Alesio Simpson  
Keene Lincoln Samuel Conner Merreck Lincoln (G)
Parker Rowell Mathew Gerber Caden Obermeyer
Michael Granata  Benjamin Nix Isaac Petko
Cameron Hall Nolan Roasa Ayden Schmitt
Evan Tapp Samantha Faatz Chad O'Leary
Kade McCormmick Bly Samuelson Brenton Crowell
Peyton Spooner Jackson Clements Jacob Poole
Evan Peters Alex Boller Tristan Thurman 
  Jack Hughes Noah Nix
    Fin Harney
    Rylan Jiminez
    Kassidie Brokaw
    Mathew Tyrell
    Sarah Gehl

 

BANTAM B/Y 01-02 U16   B/Y 99-00
  Chris Pascal (G)
  Adam Ortiz 
Cole Fraser Jason Hubbard
Adam Gehl Logan Danforth
Spencer Goodman Nik Karpov
Dale McCormick  Cameron Nelson
Brent O'Leary Daniel Gonzalez 
Caden Scott (G)  Yaroslav Seliavski 
 Jayden Werner  Evan Mungin
Dale McCormick Noah Zhu
Brandon Pettrey Nick Phillips (G)
Mathew Trach Taylor Kitchen
Jacob Butler  
Brian Shaarda  

SELECT EVALUATIONS-NEXT DATES

For those players interested in the Fall Select program, there will be additional Select Tryout/Evaluations on the following dates:

SUNDAY AUGUST 9TH

Mite Tournament Team 9:15AM-10:15AM

Squirt and PeeWee   10:30AM-11:30AM

Bantam and Midget   11:45AM-12:45PM

The sessions are open to all youth hockey players.  The cost for the session in $10.00 and can be paid at the concession counter at Iceland.  Please email your intention to attend to coachadanforth@gmail.com.

We will be fielding Select teams at Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, and Mg U16 levels this year. We will support the U18 Mg level if there are enough players.

This year's Select program will consist of 20 practices and at least 12 games.  That means the Selects will practice weekly.  Each individual team may elect to attend some tournaments outside the league schedule.

PLEASE EMAIL YOUR INTENT TO ATTEND TO COACHADANFORTH@GMAIL.COM.

We are declaring teams at the above levels at the league meeting June 6th.  We have 60 days to confirm the teams after this date so your attendance is very important.

 

Hockey Pioneer Visits Iceland

Willie Eldon O'Ree,  (born October 15, 1935, in Fredericton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, known best for being the first black player in the National Hockey League. O'Ree played as a winger for the Boston Bruins. O'Ree is referred to as the "Jackie Robinson of ice hockey" due to breaking the black color barrier in the sport,[ and has stated publicly that he had met Jackie Robinson twice in his own younger years.

Willie was at  Iceland in support of hockey awareness aimed at inner city kids on behalf of entertainer Pharrell Williams, who created the event.

There were over 200 young kids learning out the game with discussions with Willie and also former NHL goalie Kevin Weekes.  Events included lectures, off ice games, and an on ice demonstration of hockey drills.

Hall of Famer Willie O'Ree

Willie O'Ree

SELECT TEAM REGISTRATIONS

The Select team on line registration is now active.  Cross Ice Mites will be active soon.

SELECT TEAM TURNOUT

Below is the list of players who have attended or indicated that they are interested in the Fall 2015 Select program.  Based on the initial turnout, we have declared teams at all divisions for this season.  If your name is missing just let me know and I will add it.  There will be additional time in July and August to attend.

The CHL Select scheduling will take place July 26 and 27 and we will then know the final make up of each age division.

SELECT TEAM TURNOUT

MITES B/Y  07-10 SQUIRTS B/Y  05-06 PEE WEE  B/Y 03-04
Tyler Butler Alesio Simpson Ayden Schmitt
Keene Lincoln Samuel Conner Merreck Lincoln (G)
Parker Rowell Mathew Gerber Caden Obermeyer
Michael Granata  Benjamin Nix Isaac Petko
Cameron Hall Nolan Roasa Ayden Schmitt
Evan Tapp Samantha Faatz Chad O'Leary
Kade McCormmick Bly Samuelsson Brenton Cowell
Peyton Spooner Jackson Clements Jacob Poole
Evan Peters   Tristan Thurman 
    Noah Nix
    Fin Harney
    Rylan Jiminez
    Kassidie Brokaw
    Mathew Tyrell
BANTAM B/Y 01-02 U16   B/Y 99-00  
 Liam Smiley  Nicholas Bezada  
Teagan Cooper Adam Ortiz   
Cole Fraser Jason Hubbard  
Adam Gehl Logan Danforth  
Spencer Goodman Jamie Bullock   
Dale McCormick Cameron Garrett  
Luca Bezada Aiden Campbell  
Brent O'Leary Daniel Gonzalez   
Caden Scott (G) Marco Farley (G)  
 Jayden Werner   Yaroslav Seliavski   
Dale McCormick  Nicholas Martire   
Brandon Pettrey Anthony Fuscia  
Mathew Trach Noah Zhu  
Jacob Butler Nick Phillips (G)  
Brian Shaarda Tyler Oyesner (sp?)  

2015 HRYHA Picnic

Hi Everyone,
The HRYHA Membership Picnic was a huge success, Thank you all for coming out and supporting HRYHA. I think everyone learned a lot about the Hockey program and the direction it will be moving this coming season.

 

We would like to again Congratulate Bob Obermeyer our Coach of the Year!!!! When you see him around be sure to thank him for a Great Job!!!! 

The raffle raised $470.00 that will be used to purchase new goalie equipment for our Mites program.

Our Raffle Winners

Puck Signed by Brandon Sutter - Caden Scott

Hat Signed by Mike Green - Ryan Rosa

Jersey Signed by Braden Hotby - Obermeyer Family

A Big Thank You to the NHL for donating these items 

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for June 6th and head out to Buffalo Wild Wings at the Landstown Commons Shopping Center 3300 Princess Anne Road from 11am – 9pm as we will be doing a fundraiser there for HRYHA we will have a flyer that you will need to print out so that HRYHA gets a part of your total purchase, I hope to see you all there.

 
Thanks for being a huge part of HRYHA!!!

ATTENTION LEVEL 3 COACHES: BELOW ARE L4 CLINICS!!

CEP Level 4

AT Allentown, PA Level 4 May 30-31, 2015
Contact Instructor

May 30 - 31, 2015
8:00a-4:00p

Allentown

PA

CEP Level 4

MD Columbus, OH Level 4 June 19-20, 2015
Contact Instructor

Jun 19 - 20, 2015
6:30p-6:00p

Dublin

OH

CEP Level 4

NE Concord, NH Level 4 June 20-21,2015
Contact Instructor

Jun 20 - 21, 2015
8:00a-4:30p

Concord

NH

CEP Level 4

SE Fort Lauderdale,FL Level 4 June 25-26, 2015
Contact Instructor

Jun 25 - 26, 2015
9:00a-6:00p

Fort Lauderdale

FL

CEP Level 4

CN Chesterfield, MO Level 4 June 27-28, 2015
Contact Instructor

Jun 27 - 28, 2015
8:00a-5:00p

Chesterfield

MO

CEP Level 4

MI Big Rapids, MI Level 4 Aug 8/9, 2015
Contact Instructor

Aug 8 - 9, 2015
9:00a-4:00p

Big Rapids

MI

CEP Level 4

NE Hartford, CT Level 4 August 8-9, 2015
Contact Instructor

Aug 8 - 9, 2015
8:00a-4:30p

Windsor

CT

CEP Level 4

SE Rockville, MD Level 4 August 15-16, 2015
Contact Instructor

Aug 15 - 16, 2015
8:30a-6:30p

Rockville

MD

CEP Level 4

PC San Jose,CA Level 4 Aug 21-23, 2015
Contact Instructor

Aug 21 - 23, 2015
5:00p-12:00p

San Jose

CA

CEP Level 4

MD Notre Dame, IN Level 4 September 12-13, 2015
Contact Instructor

Sep 12 - 13, 2015
10:00a-2:30p

Notre Dame

IN

CEP Level 4

MI Notre Dame, IN Level 4 Sept 12-13, 2015
Contact Instructor

Sep 12 - 13, 2015
10:00a-2:30p

Notre Dame

IN

CEP Level 4

NY Lake Placid, NY Level 4 September 12-13, 2015
Contact Instructor

Sep 12 - 13, 2015
8:00a-2:00p

lake placid

NY

 

 

MITE TOURNAMENT TEAM MEETING RECAP

Below is the information discussed at the Mite Tournament Team Meeting:

TEAM ROSTERS-WILL BE COMPRISED OF EVHL REGISTERED MITE AGE PLAYERS

TEAM COUNTS-ROSTER WILL CONSIST OF 9-11 PLAYERS-WILL FIELD MULTIPLE TEAMS

 ROSTERS WILL BE BALANCED AND BASED ON EVALUATIONS

PRACTICES-THERE WILL BE 10 SHARED ICE PRACTICES-PRACTICES CAN BE PRE-PLANNED BASED ON TOURNAMENT DATES.

TOURNAMENTS-BUDGET INCLUDES 3 CROSS ICE MITE TOURNAMENTS-TEAMS MAY ELECT TO PLAY MORE ON  A PAY AS YOU GO BASIS

COACHES-COACHES WILL BE SELECTED FROM EXISTING COACHING STAFFS

GOAL IS TO OFFER A HIGHER LEVEL OF MITE COMPETITION THAT FOCUSES ON DEVELOPMENTAL IMPROVEMENT AND NOT NECESSARY ON WINNING GAMES-EQUAL ICE TIME FOR ALL.

 PRACTICES WILL BE MORE FOCUSED WITH SKILL DEVELOPMENT AND TEAM PLAY IN MIND

ONCE TEAMS SELECTED A T-1 ROSTER WILL BE ISSUED.  CHANGES TO THE TEAM ROSTER CAN BE MADE WITH APPROVAL UP TO DECEMBER 31ST-REQUIRES REISSUED T-1 ROSTERS

REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON LINE IN JULY.  DUES WILL BE $390 FOR THE SEASON.  MIN ROSTER SIZE IS 9 AND MAX IS 11. 

ONCE COACHES ARE SELECTED EACH TEAM WILL NEED A TEAM MGR.  TOURNAMENT REGISTRATIONS TO BE HANDLED BY TEAM MGR AND PAYMENT WILL BE ISSUED BY HRYHA.

HRYHA MEMBERSHIP MEETING AND PICNIC

The Membership Picnic is May 16th at Bayville Farms Park from 10 - 2pm Pavilion 3!!! HRYHA will provide the Hamburgers and Hotdogs, we are asking for people to offer to bring things like drinks, chips and side dishes.
We will also be doing a Raffle for the following items 1 Capitols Jersey signed by Braden Holtby, 1 NHL hat signed by Mike Green and 1 Puck signed by Brandon Sutter. Tickets for the Raffle will be $5 each and 5 for $20 the money raised will be used to purchase Goalie equipment for the Mites program, so please dig in even if you are not a fan of the Caps or the Pens please help out the program and make it stronger. I know one guy you could give the Caps stuff to who would love it, if you don't want it. If you would like to purchase tickets ahead of the Picnic please let Chris Carlance or Kim Carlance know.

We will be polling everyone for attendance counts.
We will be reviewing next season's plans for House, Select Expanded program, and Skills as well as the PYHA travel initiative.
Hope to see everyone there.
 

PYHA ANNOUNCES TRAVEL PLANS FOR NEXT SEASON

The Peninsula Youth Hockey Association (PYHA - “Peninsula Prowl”) at the Hampton Roads Iceplex of Yorktown, Virginia is offering a 2015-2016 travel hockey program for Bantams and Peewees within the Chesapeake Bay Hockey League (CBHL).  The program will be focused on individual skills enhancement, team development and heightened competition for its current and prospective members.

 

In cooperation with its Eastern Virginia Hockey League (EVHL) partners at the Hampton Roads Youth Hockey Association (HYRHA) at Iceland of Virginia Beach, PYHA’s goal is to provide a player-focused travel hockey experience for Peninsula area communities in Southeastern Virginia that complements existing EVHL house select and house programs.  The combination of these three programs (travel, house select and house hockey) provides the full spectrum of developmental and competitive opportunities for players of all skill levels. PYHA has developed the travel program with total regard to the unique situation in our local hockey market, considering overall value for the dollar, special geographic constraints and overall numbers of existing and projected youth hockey players within the house select and house programs.

 

As a new travel organization, PYHA does not yet possess the membership base to field full teams at each age division, and, per CBHL by-laws, is only allowed to field 2 teams this first year. PYHA does, however, fully intend to grow the program in the outyears by offering the best product in the market in order to attract and retain players who desire to continue growing their skills and experience within a competitive and supportive environment.

 

The CBHL has various levels of competition for its participating teams.  Prowl travel hockey will strive to play at the most competitive level appropriate for each team, but this is dependent on skill depth of the entire team, not any one individual player’s talent level.  While we do not want to limit the level of play, our goal is to compete at an appropriate level in order to challenge and stretch our teams within their abilities.  Following tryouts and team selections, the head coach will provide the Board a recommendation on which competitive level to participate in within the CBHL. The Board will use this information to finalize the most appropriate level for CBHL competition and initiate preliminary scheduling. 

 

Prowl Travel Hockey – Value for Your Dollar

The cost for Prowl travel hockey for the 2015-16 season is $2300.* **

* This cost includes at least two team practices per week, roughly 35-45 games, two paid tournament fees, periodic professional goalie and power skating training and two practice jerseys. While the final schedule will not be determined until the fall, it is expected that each team will have one hour of full-ice practice and one hour of half-ice practice per week at Iceplex, with the option of some practices at Iceland on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings, pending ice availability.

**Program fees do not cover game jerseys (approximately $150), hockey shell, game socks, and warm ups. PYHA will place all orders so that all items match and have proper logos.

The PYHA Board of Directors has worked diligently to keep costs in check even while the cost of ice rental (roughly 75 percent of the total budget) has gone up significantly over the past few years.  While comparing cost of similar (Tier II) programs, consider the amount of practice and game ice available to Prowl players in relation to cost. Prowl Hockey is easily one of the more competitive values in the Hampton Roads and Washington, D.C. areas in terms of cost per hour of ice time.

Prowl travel teams will play in the very competitive Chesapeake Bay Hockey League.  Most CBHL teams are from around the Washington, D.C. area, but also include teams from Hagerstown, MD, Easton, MD, Hampton Roads, VA, Charlottesville, VA and Richmond, VA. The CBHL usually plays between 16 and 24 league games at all levels and a season-ending tournament of 1 to 2 games for those teams that qualify.  As a new “probationary” organization, PYHA is not able to participate in the CBHL playoffs this year. CBHL league play is divided into “AA” (most competitive), “A” (Upper and Lower), and “B” divisions. CBHL competition may require overnight stays on weekends where two (or more) away games are scheduled.


 

Note: PYHA currently plans to field one team each at the Peewee and Bantam level as long as tryout numbers support and the head coach feels that they have the talent to compete at least at a travel A level. Any deviations from the minimum number of players and/or competitive level will require Board approval.

 

Roster policy: All teams will be picked according to talent, with no special attention given to prior travel players or those who have parent volunteers within our organization. Our tryouts are open to all those wishing to get an excellent Tier II travel experience. Teams will have a target roster (including goalies) of 15-17 players at the Peewee level but not less than 14 players, 16-18 players at Bantam level but not less than 15 players.  

 

PYHA reserves the right to alter these plans for the 2015-16 season if it is deemed by the Board to be in the best interest of the organization.

NEXT SEASON BASIC INFORMATION

The HRYHA board would like to say thanks to all who participated this season.  We will soon announce the date for the annual membership meeting.  We will cover next season's program in detail but here is an overview of next season.

HOUSE-the 2015 program will remain the same with the practice schedule and EVHL game schedule.  Based on feedback from the coaching staff, we are going to modify the Power Skating sessions.  We will continue with the Power Skating every other Wednesday with half ice Power skating and the other half devoted to specific skills.  The coaches have asked for more body positioning and angling so 25% of the sessions will be devoted to these concepts at all age groups.  The other sessions will focus on stick handling, passing, and shooting.  Team counts and age classifications will be determined in the fall after registrations from both HRYHA and PYHA.

SELECT-Again based on feedback we are going to beef up the Select program with 20 practices instead of 12.  That means the Select teams will practice every week at a defined day and time-it will make it easier for planning.  Teams will again play in the CHL but we are working with the CHL to prevent the scheduling issues from last season at several age groups.  Exact game details will be announced after the CHL planning meetings.  We will offer select travel at Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, and MIdget U16 levels.  For the Mites, will will support a Tournament team set up if there is interest.  For the players interested in Select we will have open tryouts and evaluation sessions in April.  

The board has been asked to consider Travel at certain age groups and we are currently doing our homework on this subject right now.  Will keep you posted.

This years Annual Meeting will be a Membership picnic and we are looking at dates in May.  HRYHA will supply burgers and hot dogs and we will ask members to bring side dishes.  As soon as we lock down the date and location, we will post it.

There will be a series of coaches meeting held over the summer spring and summer months with a meeting set up followed by on ice coaches training.  Everyone who is interested in coaching is invited to attend.  For the on ice portion, helmets, gloves, and sticks are required.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. Thanks

Rich Appleby, President

richappleby08@gmail.com

757.470.0973

SPRING HOCKEY REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL

Spring Pond Hockey registration is now closed.  Requests will be wait listed based on openings.

PW SELECT TEAM WINS CHL CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to the PW Select team for winning the CHL PW B championship.  Details to follow

The Junior Admirals PW Select team won the CHL Pee Wee B championship this past weekend in what could only be described as a total team effort from every player.  The Jr. Admirals trailed in every game in the round robin but showed lots of determination to come back and earn a hard fought 1-0-2 record in the round robin.  They beat Charleston and tied the top two seeds, Greenville and Triangle to advance to the championship game on Sunday morning against Triangle. 

The team knew the finals would be tough as the kids would be playing their fourth game in less than 24 hours against a team they had not beaten, but tied three times during the year.  The team was down 3 to 1 with about 3:30 remaining in the game when they scored two goals including the tying goal with 1:12 left on a rebound with the goalie pulled and everyone crashing the net.  As the game looked to be heading to overtime the Jr. Admirals had two tripping penalties called in the final half minute of the third period to set up a tough 5 on 3 in overtime.   After an extremely strong penalty kill which prevented the Triangle from providing any offense threat and barely evening gaining the offensive zone, the Admirals turn at a power play came with 2:05 left in overtime.    After a defensive zone faceoff, the team broke out on what became a 2 on 1 rush up the right side boards.  The Triangle defenseman slid towards the Admirals player whole tossed a beautiful pass on to the stick of the trailing forward who was able to one time a shot off the left post and past the Triangle goalie for the win and the CHL Pee Wee B championship.   

This was the second consecutive CHL championship for Coach Obermeyer, Coach Lincoln and the Pee Wee Select team, comprised of both HRYHA and PYHA players.   This win culminated a season that had an October tournament win in Philadelphia in addition to this weekend's championship.  Many of the same kids also formed the majority of a team that won a tournament in Washington, DC earlier this month as well, all of which added up to very successful year. 

FINAL PRACTICE SCHEDULE

The final JV games are scheduled this weekend.  Due to the CHL schedule changes, the snow days, and the practices missed with the Olympia transmission repair, the final practices have been extended to Tuesday March 17th. So the schedule is:

Tuesday March 3, Wednesday March 4, Tuesday March 10, Wednesday March 11, and the final practice Tuesday March 17th for all groups except HS which will have their last practice Wednesday March 18th

Great opportunity to have some Parent/Kid games-remember helmets required for all.

WEATHER CANCELLATION EXTENDED FOR WEDNESDAY

Unfortunately due the impending weather event and winter storm warnings, Wednesday's hockey activities are cancelled.  As with the two previous weather cancellations, this session will be added on at season's end.

 

WEATHER CANCELLATION FOR TUESDAY

Adam Danforth has recommended that Tuesday's practice schedule be cancelled due to weather conditions.  Both today's cancellation and last week's cancellation will be added to the end of the season schedule. As of now Wednesday schedule is still in place.

PW team Sweeps Congressional Hockey Tournament

The PW tournament team participated in the Congressional Hockey tournament in Ashburn this past weekend and swept all four games to take the trophy.  Game scores were 7-1, 5-0, 6-3, and 5-1 in the championship game.

Congratulations to the PW's

PYHA SQTS WIN EVHL PLAYOFFS

In one of the most exciting Squirt games of the season the PYHA P1 team beat HRYHA HR 2 Sunday 5-4 for the EVHL Squirt Playoff title.

Congratulations to both teams for a outstanding playoff game

EVHL PLAYOFFS COMING

Below is the EVHL playoff schedule using the Buffalo Points system which gives points per period.  Good luck to all the teams.

 

  EVHL JV PLAYOFFS
 
    DAY START END RINK DIV AWAY HOME
FEB 14 SAT 7:00AM 8:20AM Iceplex JV HR1 P1
FEB 14 SAT 8:30AM 9:50AM Iceplex JV HR2 P2
MAR 7 SAT 4:10PM 5:30PM ICELAND JV HR1 P2
MAR 7 SAT 5:40 PM 7:00 PM ICELAND JV P1 HR2
MAR 8 SUN 9:50AM 11:10AM ICELAND JV P1 P2
MAR 8 SUN 11:25AM 12:45PM ICELAND JV HR1 HR2
    AFTER ALL GAMES TOP TEAM WITH POINTS WINS BANNER
  EVHL HS PLAYOFFS
 
    DAY START END RINK DIV AWAY HOME
FEB 21 SAT 7:00AM 8:20AM Iceplex HS P1 HR1
FEB 21 SAT 8:30AM 9:50AM Iceplex HS HR2 P2
FEB 21 SAT 5:40 PM 7:00 PM ICELAND HS HR1 HR2
FEB 28 SAT 8:30AM 9:50AM Iceplex HS P1 P2
FEB 28 SAT 4:10PM 5:30PM ICELAND HS P1 HR2
FEB 28 SAT 5:40 PM 7:00 PM ICELAND HS P2 HR1
    AFTER ALL GAMES TOP TEAM WITH POINTS WINS BANNER
  EVHL SQUIRT PLAYOFFS
 
    DAY START END RINK DIV AWAY HOME
FEB 7 SAT 7:00AM 8:20AM Iceplex SQT HR2 P1
FEB 8 SUN 8:40AM 10:00AM ICELAND SQT HR2 HR1
FEB 14 SAT 4:10 PM 5:30 PM ICELAND SQT P1 HR1
FEB 15 SUN 11:30AM 12:45PM ICELAND SQT  HR2 P1
    TOP TWO TEAMS ON POINTS PLACED AS ONE AND TWO SEEDS PLAYING FOR BANNER
SCORING SYSTEM            
  ONE POINT PER PERIOD TO TEAM WITH MOST GOALS      
  POINT TO BE SPLIT IF EQUAL NUMBER OF GOALS      
  TWO POINT FOR WINNER OF GAME-SPLIT IF TIED      
TIE BREAKERS            
  HEAD TO HEAD          
  GOAL DIFFERENTIAL-MOST GOALS FOR DIV BY GOALS AGAINST
  LEAST PENALTY MINUTES        
  COIN FLIP            

EVHL PLAYOFF POINTS GRID

JV GM1 GM2 GM3                   PTS POS
HR1 4 4.5   8.5  
HR2 5 5   10  
P1 1 4 0 5  3
P2 0        1        .5         1.5         4
           
           
           
           
           
HS GM1 GM2 GM3 POINTS POSITION
HR1          
HR2          
P1          
P2          
           
           
           
           
SQT GM1 GM2 POINTS POSITION  
P1 5 5 10 1  
HR1 1 0 1 3  
HR2 0 4 4 2  

SPRING POND HOCKEY

The Spring Pond Hockey program will begin the week of April 14th. There will be one game per week for eight weeks. All games will be on Tuesday or Wednesday evening. As in years past, this is the Pond hockey concept with continuous play four on four. Players will be grouped in age divisions (mites/squirts, pw/bn, and mg) and teams picked at random every session. The games are two twenty minute run time periods and managed by an on ice coach. 

The spring registration page will be live next week. Registrations will end April 12th or when the age division reaches 22 players. Cost for the Spring season will be $135.00 for the 8 weeks and $75.00 for 4 sessions.  

All players must be registered on line and you can either pay on line or at the rink.  All payments at the rink should be made out to HRYHA.

SCOPE TICKET FOR FEB 7TH

Admirals tickets for the 7:00pm game at Scope can be purchased at Iceland or on line at www.norfolkadmirals.com/groups(code HRYHA15)

Admirals tickets are not required to attend the youth games.

If you purchase at Iceland please pay by cash or check.

Hope to see a big turnout at this event

DOUG MACNAB MEMORIAL GAMES

Saturday Feb 7th HRYHA and PYHA will host two JV games at the Scope.  The Scope time slot was originally scheduled for the ODU/VMI game but due to a military ceremony, VMI was unable to make the 2:00pm start.  We were offered the time slots and decided to play the two JV games scheduled at Iceland in the time.

Here is the schedule:

12:30   VBHC Sled Hockey Game

2:00    EVHL JV game  HR2 vs PYHA1

3:30   EVhl JV game PYHA2 vs HR1

Hryha Squirt HR1 will be invited to be the EVHL Dream team for the National Anthem and to skate between the EVHL games.

These games are dedicated to honor long time Coach Doug Macnab.

Admirals tickets for the game afterward will be available for purchase at Iceland for $11.00 and at the website starting Monday.  Admirals tickets are not required for the youth games but we would encourage tickets purchases to support the Admirals and the Scope for allowing us the icetime.

This is a great opportunity to showcase youth hockey from both HRYHA and PYHA.  We would ask all players attending as spectators to wear their home jerseys.

Chl SQT/EVHL game changes

The CHL has changed the dates of the Feb 14/15 Sqt Select weekend at Lynchburg to the weekend of Feb 12/22 due to an ice availability issue at Lynchburg. To accommodate this we have moved the two Sqt house games on Feb 21/22 at Iceland to Feb 14/15 at Iceland.
We apologize for this change but it was out of our control. The CHL game times have not been posted yet but we are monitoring the CHL web site.
The HRYHA web site has been updated for the two sqt house games.

Schedule Changes

Due to a major change with the PeeWee Select schedule weekends, the Feb game schedule has had some changes so please be aware. The web site has been updated and is correct. Most of the changes involved JV house games and there were some Sqt and HS adjustments. 
The CHL realigned the two PW divisions and this caused the changes.
If you have any questions, please contact me.

TRIBUTE DECALS

The Dunbar tribute helmet decals have come in and they will be given to the team managers or coaches this Tuesday to distribute to the players.

 

CONDOLENCES TO THE DUNBAR FAMILY

We have learned that one of our Jr Admiral's mite players, Dominik Dunbar, has passed away.  Our deepest sympathy to the Dunbar family.  As information is released, we will pass it to you.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW COACHES

This past weekend, several of our coaches attended the USA Hockey Coaching CEP clinic here in Virginia Beach.  Our new level 1 coaches:

  • Chris Carlance
  • Vance Cooper
  • Bill Curran
  • Casey Hall
  • Butch Hubbard
  • Robert Pizzini

Making the next step to Level 2:

  • Ben Jackson
  • Jake Knowlton
  • Kris Netemeyer
  • Ken O'Leary
  • Misha Owens
  • Greg Paradis
  • Jason Simpson

The following coaches made the effort this season to level up to Level 3:

  • Mike Fleetwood 
  • Jayson Hayes

Stepping up to Level 4:

  • Paul Brokaw
  • Dave Goodman
  • Tony Lincoln

Receiving Level 5 Master Coach:

  • Adam Danforth
  • Bob Obermeyer

Thanks to all of our coaches for volunteering their time for our kids.  Great job!

PEEWEE SELECT TEAM WINS TOURNAMENT

On behalf of everyone at MYHockey Tournaments, Thank You for playing in the Philadelphia Fall Classic. We hope that your team and families had a great time at the tournament.

Congratulations to all of our champions and finalists:

Pee Wee B 
Champion - Hampton Roads Jr Admirals 
Finalist - Ramapo Saints 

WELCOME TO 2014-2015 SEASON

Game action kicks off this weekend for the EVHL house teams.  Good luck to all teams representing HRYHA and PYHA.

All House and Select schedules have been finalized and will be posted to the web site and team sites by Thursday once we get the final time slot approvals from the CHL.

HRYHA PHONE APP

HRYHA now has a mobile app available for downloading.  Go to your app store and type in hryha and download the app.  There is no charge for this app.

FALL SEASON INFORMATION

Practice starts Tuesday Sept 9th and Wednesday Sept 10th.  Practice times:

Mites  6:00pm

Squirts 7:00pm

JV   8:00pm  (Includes PW age and 1st yr Bantams)

HS  9:00pm   (Includes 2nd yr Bantam and all Midgets)

All players will be notified by email as to which session to attend to prevent any confusion.

Final Select Evaluation Session will be held Sunday Sept 14th with Sqts/PW at 10:15am and Bn/MG at 11:30am.  Select practices will be posted that day.  The Select game schedule is still being finalized by the CHL and then the EVHL game schedule will be finalized.  House games start Saturday October 4th.

The Select Registration page will be available next week.  For the house players who have told us they intend on playing but have not registered, you should do so quickly.  Our registrations have been very strong this year and we have declared the team counts.  Once rosters are full players may have to be wait listed for openings.

THANKS FROM THE HRYHA BOARD

The Board of Directors for HRYHA would like to thank all the players, parents, and supporters for a successful and fun hockey season.  We saw some great hockey action this year and outstanding improvements in the players development.  A special thanks to the coaches who devoted a tremendous amount of time and energy on behalf of the players and members.
Spring Pond hockey is next and the registration link is active.  We also have posted some summer camp information under the Camp tab on the home page.  The registration page for the camps will be active within 5 days.
We will also be offering early Fall registration soon.  Due to the tremendous growth both here and at PYHA, we have to anticipate next years registrations and team needs for ice needs.  The early registration will offer a discount and reduced registration fee.  To those who attended last year's membership meeting, we will be sending out the $25 checks soon.
For Spring Skills, Iceland will be coordinating that activity and details will be published soon.
Again, thanks for a great season and we will see you at the rink.
Rich

PW SELECTS WIN CHL CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to the JR ADMIRALS PW Select team for winning the CHL Peewee Select Championship and the CHL Skills competition this weekend.

Doug Macnab Hockey Scholarship Fund

Details on the Macnab Hockey Scholarship Fund are posted on the left side under the home tab.  On behalf of the Macnab family, thanks for all the support from our hockey community.

TRAGIC LOSS

With deep regrets, this is to inform you that Coach Doug Macnab passed away last night. Doug was playing adult league hockey when he collapsed during a break in the game. From the initial information, Doug suffered a massive heart attack. There was tremendous support on the ice and the emergency personnel arrived quickly but Doug passed after arriving at the hospital. Our deepest condolences to the MacNab family. As we receive more details we will pass them to you.

 

HRYHA Sponsorship and Charitable Contribution Opportunities

HRYHA Sponsorship and Charitable Contribution Opportunities

 

The Hampton Roads Youth Hockey Association (HRYHA) is looking for community partner support for our local youth hockey leagues and developmental skating programs.  Our goal is simple…to offer our youth, throughout the Southern Hampton Roads area, the opportunity to learn and play the great game of ice hockey with the best resources at the lowest cost to comparable programs nationwide. 

 

Youth hockey in America is one of the fastest growing sports.  HRYHA is the oldest ice hockey organization in Southern Hampton Roads and the association owns the ice arena (landlord) and, as such, are in a unique position to help advertise and promote your business or company.  With your partnership/sponsorship, we will be better positioned to improve and grow while enabling more youth in the area to take part in this unique and growing sport.

 

HRYHA is a non-profit organization with a tax exempt status under section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code.  We have a structured program for children of all ages through 18 as well as limited travel/select team opportunities.  All proceeds from contributions will help pay for player equipment, score sheets, referees, practice and rink equipment, tournament fees and ice time for the boys and girls in our association that currently has in excess of 110 players.   We are expecting to have more than 8 teams in this record enrollment year and our teams are part of the Eastern Virginia Hockey League (EVHL) and participate with the Carolina Hockey League (CHL) which routinely enter tournaments throughout Virginia and North Carolina.  Currently our program offers double the ice and practice time for a lower cost compared to other programs and we aim to ensure that our players get the maximum amount of coached ice time.

 

Thank you in advance for your consideration.  We would appreciate the opportunity to discuss sponsorship opportunities with your organization.  For additional information on the Hampton Roads Youth Hockey Association, please view our website at www.HRYHA.com or direct questions to Dave Goodman at HRYHAFundraising@gmail.com.


 

Partnership Levels:

 

Sponsor Type
Sponsorship Amount
Benefits for Sponsorship


Admiral Sponsor
Only $84/month ($1,000 first year) - easy monthly credit card billing
and $67/month ($800) subsequent years
“Billboard” on prime location dasher board at ice rink for 1 year and/or Olympia ice machine decal/ vehicle wrap; logo plus weblink on sponsor webpage


Gold Sponsor
Only $59/month ($700 first year) - easy monthly credit card billing
Only $42/month ($500) subsequent years
“Billboard” on dasher board at ice rink for 1 year and/or Olympia ice machine decal; logo plus weblink on sponsor webpage


Blue Sponsor
Only $30/month ($350 first year) - easy monthly credit card billing
Only $23/month ($275) subsequent years
3’x5’ banner on ice rink wall or dasher board decal; logo plus weblink on sponsor webpage


Star Sponsor
$50
Logo plus weblink on sponsor webpage and banner at rink


Jr. Admiral Sponsor
$35
Name on sponsor web page/banner; hockey parents get a discount on merchandise sales at the new upcoming Jr. Admirals gear store

 

All contributions are tax deductible as a charitable donation.