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5th Annual Laker Open a Success

 

What a beautiful day for golf! On Sunday September 28th, 2014 Waukewan Golf Club in Center Harbor hosted the 5th Annual Laker Open. Special thanks goes to owner Tim Noe, Justin Barkley Head Golf Professional and all the Waukewan staff for their amazing help.

The Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association would like to especially thank all the local businesses who donated prizes and raffles items. They include the following: Waukewan Golf Club, Oak Hill Golf Course, Golf Club at Patrick’s Place/Patrick’s Pub, T-Bones/Cactus Jack’s, Andrew Trimble from Scoring Concepts, Funspot, Scott Burns Landscaping, Fratello’s, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Laconia Ice Arena, Laconia Country Club, New England Pond Hockey Classic, Granite State Magic Salt, 405 Pub & Grill, Giuseppe’s Pizzeria-Ristorante, Hart’s Turkey Farm, JP China, Woodland’s Tavern, Roots to Remedies, Wine’ing Butcher, Coca Cola, Hannaford, CG Roxane, Dunkin Donuts, Hermit Woods Winery, Tanger Outlets, and the New Hampshire Fighting Spirit Junior Hockey Team.

Thanks to our hole sponsors: Meredith Kiwanis, Meredith Village Savings Bank, Newfound Plumbing & Heating, Irwin Motors, Pike Industries, Cross Insurance, Papa Bill, Franklin Savings Bank, Inn at Mill Falls and the New England Pond Hockey Classic. A big thanks goes to our golf cart sponsor, Meredith Village Savings Bank. LRYHA gives a very special thank you to the Meredith Kiwanis who for the fourth year has been our tournament sponsor. Monies help fund special clinics and scholarships which would be impossible without the generous donations from our sponsors. We look forward to the 6th Annual Laker Open in 2015!

Have pictures to add to the slide show? Email to lryhavicepresident@gmail.com

Women's Clinic at Dartmouth College

Exciting Opportunity for our Laker Girls...
 
Dartmouth College women's hockey team is holding girls hockey clinic on Sunday, Oct. 19th. The clinic is for girls ages 5-14 and will be held at Thompson Arena from 2:15-4:15pm.  The clinic will consist of one hour of on-ice instruction and one hour of off-ice instruction from Dartmouth’s coaching staff and varsity players.

Registration for the event is only $10 and will also provide each individual player with a ticket to Dartmouth’s home opener against UNH on Saturday, 10/26 as well as a Dartmouth hockey water bottle​.  Please see the attached flyer for contact information. Please RSVP by 10/2/14.

Goalie Training by Puckstopppers Goaltending

We are pleased to announce that Nick Therrien from Puckstoppers Goaltending will be training our goalies for the 2014-2015 season! Training will take place the same evenings as Coach Trimble's skill sessions. Please see the calendar/schedule for training times. 

Nick Therrien is in his first year as an Assistant Coach for Plymouth State's Men’s hockey team. 

He played for the New York Apple Core and New Hampshire Junior Monarchs of the EJHL.  He posted excellent numbers with both clubs, taking the Junior Monarchs to the Championship series.

Just prior to coaching, he played 4 years for the Utica College Pioneers.  He led the Pioneers to a Frozen Four appearance his junior year, and was number one in the country in wins for NCAA Division 3 goalies.  He holds the career record for wins and save percentage at Utica.

For the past 3 summers Nick has worked at Puckstoppers Goaltending for his long time coach Rob Day.  "We are excited to add Nick to the staff and know he will do a great job for Lakes Region Youth Hockey", says Puckstoppers President Rob Day.

dry land

Dry land training 9/20 & 9/21/14 - Thanks to Andrew Trimble from Scoring Concepts!

Lakers USA hockey ADM event

Lakers were well represented at the USA Hockey ADM event at Plymouth State University on 9/20/14

High School Development Jamboree at LIA

 HS Development Jamboree rosters of our local teams:

HS Development Team North HS Development Team South
French #11
Vatalaro #3
Bonenfant #8
Provost #17
Luby #7
Rourke #13
Bean #14
Deshaies #19
McKenna #1
Contrada #20
Harrington #16
Rowe #9
Buckley #12
Becker #18
Karagianis #21
Defosses #22
Dunlap #15
Hodgins #31
Iacopucci #5
Caron #30
Shevlin #2
McCullough #6
Doucet #23
Seavey #4
Moody #10

 

IMPORTANT BOARD OF DIRECTORS UPDATE

Please read the attached update from your Board of Directors regarding recent changes voted on at our last meeting on September 16th. We have announced the Interim President and other open positions. Our next Board of Directors meeting is Wednesday, October 22nd, 6pm in the rink's warm room. For more information about the format of the meetings and public session please go to Board of Directors under the "Contact Us" tab. An agenda will be posted as soon as it becomes available. 

WELCOME LETTER FROM YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Attached is a welcome and overview of our first week of practices, as well as some other important upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you all back at the rink! We encourage you to check back often. View both the home page and news page for updates

Pre-Season Dry Land "Training Camp" Weekend

Join us Saturday 9/20 and Sunday 9/21 for some team bonding and fun at the rink. Andrew Trimble from Scoring Concepts will begin to get your players ready for the ice!

Saturday 9/20/2014

  • 9:00-10:30am Mites & Squirts
  • 10:30am-12pm Pee Wees & Bantams

Sunday 9/21/2014

  • 9:00-10:30am Mites & Squirts
  • 10:30am-12pm Pee Wee & Bantams

5th Annual Laker Open

The Lakes Region Youth Hockey Association would like to invite anyone interested in a fun day of scramble golf, hole competitions, raffles and a Barbecue lunch, to come join us Sunday, September 28th at Waukewan Golf Course in Meredith NH. We are excited to have our Stanley Cup Sponsor, the Meredith Kiwanis, join us again as they sponsor our 5th Annual Laker Open. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. We will have a putting contest open to all tournament participants, observers and dinner guests at 2:30 p.m. Don’t want to golf? Join us for dinner for just $20. Dinner and awards will be from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $80 per player or $300 for a foursome. Want to be a sponsor? Become a Zamboni Sponsor for $500, Puck Sponsor for $250 or a hole sponsor for $100. Earn a tuition credit of 25% of any monies brought in. See all the attachments below. Register to play be emailing Marcy Kelley at mkelley@laconia.k12.nh.usWe hope to see you there!

GRADY SHOEMAKER FUNDRAISING

Lakes Region Youth Hockey continues to pray for Grady Shoemaker as he recovers from the accident on Sunday August 17th.  A friend of the family set up a youcaring.com fundraiser. Many Lakers families were made aware through Facebook and have generously donated. For any family who was looking for a way to help, we wanted to make this site available to you. Updates on his progress are also provided on the "Blessings for Grady" site. 
 
http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/blessings-for-grady/220681
 
Lakes Region Youth Hockey is also doing a wristband fundraiser for Grady. Buy your Blessings for Grady red wristband for $1. All proceeds will go to the Shoemaker Family to help offset their costs. We will be selling the wristbands during opening week at the rink and at our golf tournament on September 28th. 
 
If you wish to send Grady a card he returned home on September 12th! Please email lryhavicepresident@gmail.com for his address. He has loved the cards he has received so far from Lakers families and teammates. Thanks for your continued prayers!

Aiden McKenzie and Liam Lichocki visit Grady!


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