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    Elections for board positions

    The following Executive Board positions (2 year term) are up for election for 2017-19:

    President

    Registrar

    Secretary

    League Representative

    The following General Board positions (1 year term) are up for election for 2017-18:

    Sponsorship Coordinator

    Event Coordinator

    Equipment Manager

    Webmaster

    If you are interested in running for one of the positions listed above, please email your intent no later that March 3rd to Marcy Kelley @ lryhapresident@gmail.com 

    Elections will be held by ballot during closing ceremonies on March 24th, 6:00 pm.

    End of season tournaments: GSL and Seacoast

    As we near the end of the hockey season, many teams are participating in either the GSL State Tournament or Seacoast League tournament, or both.  While GSL Tournament dates and times are scheduled (found here at http://www.nhhockey.com/page/show/2593897-2016-17-state-regional-sectional-tournaments); Seacoast League schedules tend to change often.  You can find Seacoast League Tournament information here: http://www.seacoasthockey.com/page/show/977526-tournament-schedules.  

    Please check your schedule often, as some changes to this schedule can be last minute.  Coaches and team managers will try to stay up to date with all schedules and changes, but you can also keep an eye on them as well!

    Best of luck to all teams.

    As of right now we have some teams playing at different points this weekend, Feb 24, 25, and/or 26:

    Bantam 1 and Bantam 2 will be playing in the Seacoast League Tournament.

    Squirt 1 and Squirt 2 will be playing in their respective Tier GSL Tournaments.  

    Peewee 1 will be playing in the Seacoast League Tournament.  

    Just a reminder: there will be regular practices next week during school vacation week.  

    Coaches Needed for the 2017/2018 season!!! Head coach and assistant coaches!

    ‚ÄčWe are looking for coaches for the 2017/2018 season!

    We are looking for people that may be interested in coaching for the 2017/2018 season.  Now is the time to let us know you are interested!  Head coaches and assistant coaches are needed at all levels!  WE NEED YOU!  

    Please contact Charlie Gallagher at cwg@hpllaw.com if you are interested or have any questions at all!

    2017/2018

    Learn to Skate

    Mini-Mites

    Mites: Birth year 2009/2010 (and possibly 2011+ depending on experience)

    Squirt: Birth years 2008/2007

    Peewee: Birth years 2006/2005

    Bantam: Birth years 2004/2003

    Anyone is welcome.... head coach, assistant coach, helpers.... it takes a village!!

    No experience necessary!

    MERRILL FAY ARENA

    ***NOTICE***

    CAUTION: DUE TO HEAVY SNOW SLIDING OFF THE ROOF AT THE MERRILL FAY ARENA, PLEASE USE CAUTION OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS ENTERING/EXITING THE BUILDING.

    COACHES/PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW PLAYERS  TO STRETCH OR WARM-UP ANYWHERE NEAR THE FALL ZONES OF THE ROOF.

    Thank You.

    Will Fay

    Merrill Fay Arena–Manager

    NEWS / UPCOMING EVENTS / TOURNAMENTS / END OF SEASON

    Updated 2/15/17, 2pm

    As we near the end of the hockey season there are many teams going to various tournaments.  We wish all teams luck in their final games of the season and in tournament play!  Remember to play hard but win or lose, REPRESENT LAKERS WITH PRIDE!!!

    IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENTS AND DATES:

    • **JUST IN, MITE PRACTICES HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THURS., FEB. 16 DUE TO A HIGH SCHOOL MAKE UP GAME!!**

    • February 17, 18, 19: Heyliger Memorial Tournament (Dover, Mite Red “Wayne”, Mite Red “Brent”, Mini-Mites)

    • February 21: Monthly Board Meeting, MFA Warm Room (3rd Tuesday of each month)

    • February 24, 25, 26: Squirt GSL Tournament (various locations, if teams make it)

    • February 24, 25, 26: Bantam Seacoast Tournament

    • March 3, 4, 5: Mite AAU Tournament, Concord (Mite Black)

    • March 3, 4, 5: Peewee GSL Tournament (various locations, if teams make it)

      • Merrill Fay Arena will be hosting the Tier II Tournament for Peewee’s

    • March 3, 4, 5, 10, 11,12: Squirt and Peewee Seacoast Tournament

    • March 10, 11, 12: Bantam GSL Tournament (various locations, if teams make it)

      • Merrill Fay Arena will be hosting the Tier II Tournament for Bantam’s

    • March 13, 14: Pre-Evaluation Practices

    • March 20, 21: 2017/2018 Season Evaluations

    • ***March 24 : 2016/2017 Closing Ceremony***

     

    A SUCCESSFUL AND FUN POND HOCKEY WEEKEND

    LRYHA’s recent fundraiser at the Pond Hockey Classic was a huge success. Support came from all corners of Laker Nation with local businesses donating material for the bobhouse, parents donating time and labor and players volunteering time to sell raffle tickets. The bob house was decorated with Laker banners and outfitted with benches, a heater, fire pit and wood, also donated by Laker families.  The raffle winners, THE FLYING EGGPLANTS, were an energetic and extremely thankful team!  The Laker Organization raised close to $3500!!!!  

    The support from Laker families was much appreciated and a special thanks goes out to Lynne Turmel for helping to coordinate all the details!


    NEXT BOARD MEETING

    Any and all members of the Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association are encouraged and welcome to attend our next board meeting, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 6pm, location TBA.  This date is the 3rd Tuesday of the month and is when the board meeting usually takes place. Thank you


    Announcing The Laker Bob House

    Build it and they will come!

    Announcing The Laker Bob House

    LRYHA has seized the opportunity to fundraise for our organization during The New England Pond Hockey Classic that is scheduled for Feb 3-5 in Meredith. In years past we have raffled off the use of a trailer for a pond hockey team to use as a warming hut/locker room.

    This year we decided to build a Laker Bob House!!

    That’s right, our own bob house that we can raffle off the use of for one lucky pond hockey team. They will use it as a warming hut and locker room. We also hope that Laker Nation will come out to the ice, hang out and catch some of the games. Many coaches, past and present, play on some of the teams!

    The decision to build a bob house was made possible because of our committed parents, sponsors and volunteers. Thank you to Matt Bickford, for volunteering to build the bob house and to Rich Ellis for securing donated building materials. A heartfelt thank you to Boulia Gorrel Lumber Company and Drew’s Affordable Metal Roofing for generously donating all the materials. We appreciate your commitment, support and enthusiasm for our organization.

    See you on the ice!


    UPCOMING EVENTS and Challenge Cup Tournament

    Congratulations to all the teams that participated in the Challenge Cup Tournament at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro Ma: Mite Black, Squirt 1, Squirt 2, Squirt 3, Peewee 1, Peewee 2, Bantam 1, Bantam 2!  It was a fun weekend of hockey and friendships! Congratulations to the Squirt 1 team to making it to the first round of the playoffs on Sunday morning.  Congratulations to the Peewee 1 team  for taking home the Challenge Cup Championship in the Peewee A Division!  Way to go!

    Thank you to Marcy Kelley, John Guerin and Derek Bekar for sharing some information with the league on Friday night at the hotel.  The stories shared reaffirmed what a great club the Lakes Region Youth Hockey League is and what a family we are!  The high level of play, the amount of puck time and the FUN of hockey is alive in the Lakes Region!  

    It's hard to believe, but we are slowly headed into the end of the season!  Please find important dates listed below (this will be updated as needed):

    February 3-5; Pond Hockey Classic in Meredith (Adult pond hockey tournament, many coaches participate, fun weekend on the ice for families)

    February 17, 18, 19: Heyliger Memorial Tournament (Dover, Mite Red "Wayne and Mite Red "Brent")

    February 24-26: Squirt GSL Tournament (if teams make it)

    February 24, 25, 26: Bantam Seacoast Tournament

    March 3-5: Mite AAU Tournament

    March 3-5: Peewee GSL Tournament (if teams make it) Tier II Tournament at Merrill Fay Arena

    March 3-5 & 10-12 : Squirt/Peewee Seacoast Tournament Dates

    March 10-12: Bantam GSL Tournament (if teams make it) Tier II Tournament at Merrill Fay Arena

    March 13, 14: Pre-tryout practices

    March 20, 21: 2017/2018 Season Tryouts

    March 24: 2016/2017 Closing Ceremony

    Don't forget to "Like" us on Facebook as we will try to post updates, pictures and announcements.


    RAFFLE CALENDAR WINNERS

    Thank you to everyone who bought calendar raffle tickets to support the Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association!

    Thanks, also, to everyone that helped pick the raffle calendar winners at the Merrill Fay Arena Ice Rink on Tuesday night!

    Congratulations to the following November Raffle Calendar Winners!

      Date Winner
     Amount  November  
     $        25.00 1 Christine Blouin
     $        50.00 2 Steve DeFosses
     $        25.00 3 Rick Smock
     $  1,000.00 4 Abigail Morin
     $        25.00 5 Jennifer Samson
     $        25.00 6 Brianna McElaney
     $        25.00 7 Virginia Goodwin
     $        50.00 8 Erin M
     $     500.00 9 Jerry Parent
     $        50.00 10 Susan Goodwin
     $        25.00 11 Tonya Cabral
     $        50.00 12 Lyndi Girard
     $        25.00 13 Carey Blandford
     $        50.00 14 Jamie Parent
     $        25.00 15 Terry Tiede
     $        25.00 16 Paula Phillips
     $        50.00 17 Garrett Johnson
     $        25.00 18 Russell Schmitt
     $        50.00 19 Northeast Tire Service
     $        25.00 20 Roger Brown
     $        25.00 21 Kelli Sargent
     $        50.00 22 Jason M
     $        25.00 23 Ronda Gregg
     $        50.00 24 Roger Bolduc
     $  1,000.00 25 Jim Girard
     $        50.00 26 Victoria Wonson
     $        50.00 27 Victoria Endee
     $        50.00 28 Helen Condit
     $        50.00 29 Ben
     $        25.00 30 Kristie Hallberg

     








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    Please be sure to log into the team website.  We CAN NOT do this for you or add you to the email list.  You need to sign up!!  

    Click at the top right hand corner of the website to login or create an account.  The email you  provide when you do that will be the email you will received important league information on!!!!  

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    If you have any questions, please contact the league webmaster, Nancy Bickford, at mnnbickford@gmail.com

     


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