2015 – 2016 Lakes Region Youth Hockey Season Tryouts are Here!!!
Register here and pay the $50 tryout fee BEFORE March 22nd
Participate in tryout warm-up practices on March 16th and 17th – at the time slot for the level you are trying out for (ex: if you are a 2nd year Squirt you will practice at the Peewee time)
Mites, Squirts, Peewees - Attend tryouts on March 23rd and 24th – be sure to arrive early so your player has time to sign in and get his/her pinny assignment. Please be sure your player attends the appropriate session.
Bantams – Attend tryouts on March 26th @ 6:30-8:00.
Be informed of your player’s placement by March 27th.
Make deposit of $200 per family within 24 hours of player placement notification
Who should attend Spring Try-Outs?
Anyone interested in playing for the Lakers during the 2015-16 season. THIS WILL BE THE ONLY FORMAL TRYOUT FOR THE 2015-16 SEASON. Your player’s position on a team this current season will have NO impact on their placement for next year.
It is important that all players participate in this tryout process. As in the past, we hope that as parents you will help your players: register, prepare and participate in the established tryout sessions. In the event, that your daughter/son cannot make tryouts or a portion of them, we ask that you inform the
President in advance. Do not skip tryouts and wait until the fall and attend practices with the hope of being placed on a specific team – placements in the fall will be the exception, not the norm.
Will we need to make a financial commitment to secure a position on a roster?
Yes. Each family will be required to make a $200 deposit within 24 hours of March 27th to secure a position on the roster. This deposit will serve as your commitment to play for the Lakers during the 2015-16 season.
Will tuition costs be going up and why?
At this time we anticipate that tuition rates will be the same or near same as last year. As always, this depends heavily on our membership. Setting our tuition rates is a highly complex process that is influenced by many factors including:
* number of players we have within the association during any given year
* ice cost has not been set yet, but we anticipate an increase of 2-3%
* cost of additional benefits provided to players by the association
* amount of money raised through fundraising efforts
Each year the Board surveys our members to see how we are doing and to see how we might improve.
Please follow this link to our 2014/15 Member Satisfaction Survey
Thanks for taking the time. Your feedback will help us keep the Lakers experience fun and competitive.
The Mite Red and White teams competed at the Heylinger Tournament this weekend.
Eric Ellington started in Learn to Skate 3 months ago. Here he is battling for the puck in his first game as a Laker playing for the Pee Wee II team coached by Tim Gerry.
The following Board of Director Positions are up for election for the 2015-17 hockey seasons:
Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and qualifications to Marcy Kelly, LRYHA President, at email@example.com, no later than March 6th to be placed on the ballot. If you have questions about what each position entails, please see our By-Laws on our website or contact a Board member.
Elections will take place at closing ceremonies on March 19th.
2 session Power Skating Clinic with On-Ice Power Skating (Technique Training) ... Including: Resistance & Overspeed Training, Speed with and without the Puck, Puck Protection and So Much More!
Laconia Ice Arena • Feb 26 & 27, '15 (Thu & Fri 8:30-10:00am)
Mites, Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams
Patrick Mohan, Andrew & Zach Spicuzza, & Bronson Taylor help fill 1800 Pond Hockey Classic gift bags - LAKERS raised $3662 for the 2015 Pond Hockey Raffle!
As we anticipate the Blizzard of 2015, let’s first say congratulations to the Lakers organization who took the Challenge Cup by storm this past weekend! The Harris Family Furniture Mite Black team had two wins and a loss by just one goal. The Circle Dental Squirt 2 team had two wins and a loss. The Belmont Family Dental Center PeeWee 2 team had a win, tie and a loss. The Newfound Plumbing & Heating Squirt 1 team had a win and two ties to bring them into the playoffs on Sunday. The Allan Gilbert Builders PeeWee 1 team and Fay’s Boat Yard Bantam team were undefeated with three wins each to take them into the playoffs on Sunday. The Newfound Plumbing & Heating Squirt 1’s lost in the playoff 4-1 but left the ice proud.
Allan Gilbert Builders’ PeeWee 1’s won 4-0 and Fay’s Boat Yard Bantam’s won 3-2 in the playoff round to advance them to the afternoon championship games. What a nailbitter both games were, being played at almost the same time as we ran from one end of the 7-rink building to the other to catch all the action. The Bantam’s were down 1-0 to the Nonotuck Knights from Easthampton, MA with less than two minutes left in the game and tied it up. With less than 45 seconds left they scored their second goal to take home the hardware! Just after this amazing win in the last three minutes, the PeeWee 1’s turned a 0-0 game against the Wonderland Wizards from Bridgeport, CT into a win on a power play!
The Lakers organization couldn't be more proud of all the players accomplishments with all teams with wins under their belts, three teams making it to the playoffs, and two champions out of six teams entered into the tournament. We bonded as players and parents and had a great weekend of hockey! Thanks to all for traveling to Marlborough and a special thanks to Dawn Guerin our Tournament Director for the help with our accommodations. Stay safe this week!
Marlborough Tournament Champs - Lakers Allan Gilbert Builders PeeWee I & Fay's Boat Yard Bantam Teams
Mites thank Greg Gerbig for his service to our country.
Tuesday, Grady Shoemaker was officially added to the Squirt II roster. Grady's journey is such a great example of prayer, hard work, determination and "grit" paying off! Please join us in welcoming Grady and his family back to Lakes Region Youth Hockey!
Kraft foods is sponsoring a $150,000 arena improvement donation contest! There is a 2nd & 3rd place cash prizes as well. We NEED people to log in & write a few words about what makes OUR rink great & why we deserve the prize. PLEASE take some time & fill this out & SEND IT ALONG TO OTHERS AS WELL. Link: CLICK HERE
From backyard rinks, to downtown community arenas, the passion for hockey exists all over this country. But which community’s passion for hockey burns brightest? Kraft Hockeyville is looking for America’s most passionate hockey community.
Up until March 18, 2015, tell us in 2,500 characters or less what makes your community so passionate about hockey. The winning community will walk away with the title of Kraft Hockeyville, and host a 2015-2016 NHL® Pre-Season Game in their community broadcast live from NBCSN, plus $150,000 towards upgrading their local arena courtesy of Kraft.
Minis getting ready for first game tomorrow!
On behalf of the entire LRYHA Board of Directors we would like to wish you the very Merriest of Christmases and Happy Holidays! Enjoy time with your families and good health to all!
Merry Christmas from all the Elves
Andrew Trimble's Progressive Skills Development Program Read More
As a reminder to our parents and families, USA Hockey has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to conduct at USA Hockey sanctioned sporting events. Comments made should only be positive and encouraging and may never be disparaging to a player, coach or official. These matters will be taken seriously by our organization and could result in disciplinary action.
The "Laker Way" has been to welcome other parents to our facility, act respectfully to coaches and officials, and give opposing players their due. We have maintained those standards when visiting other facilities. Let's be sure to continue with this same philosophy.
Thank you for your time and consideration.
We recommend you watch these helpful videos on the importance of proper fitting equipment. Click the link below and then on each equipment title to watch the video's -
We also have some helpful tips under "Equipment" - click on the "Resources" tab. Thanks!
Please see the attached flyers for information regarding both programs. Mini Mites will begin Monday 11/10/14 from 5:00-5:55pm and LTS starts Saturday 11/22/14 from 10:50-11:50am. Registration info is included in each flyer.
REMINDER - A Laker player will receive a tuition savings/credit of $50 for each Learn to Skate and Mini-Mite player who they recruit as “rookies’ to the league. When your friend registers online ask that they send an email to Jen McGreevy our registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ask them to provide their name as the new skater, as well as your name as the referring Laker family.
Please see the attached letter welcoming our newest members.