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2018-19 Season Tryouts

 

The Rye Rangers are proud to announce tryouts for the

2018-19 season.   Celebrating our 44th season, we are a

premier Tier III NY State & National Tournament Bound

program that plays out of Rye Country Day School.

 

All tryouts will be held at Playland Ice Casino

 

Squirts (birth years 2008 & 2009)

Saturday, 4/14/18, 5:20 – 6:20 pm

Sunday, 4/15/18, 6:10 – 7:40 pm

Saturday, 4/21/18, 5:20 – 6:20 pm

Sunday, 4/22/18, 6:10 – 7:40 pm

 

Pee Wees (birth years 2006 & 2007)

Thursday, 4/12/18, 8:40 – 9:40 pm

Saturday, 4/14/18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Thursday, 4/19/18, 8:40 – 9:40 pm

Saturday, 4/21/18, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

 

Bantams (birth years 2004 & 2005)

Saturday, 4/14/18, 4:10 – 5:10 pm

Saturday, 4/21/18, 4:10 – 5:10 pm

Saturday, 4/28/18, 4:10 – 5:40 pm

 

Midgets (birth years 2000, 2001, 2002 & 2003)

Saturday, 4/14/18, 7:40 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, 4/21/18, 7:40 – 9:00 pm

Saturday, 4/28/18, 5:50 – 7:20 pm

 

Goalies (in addition to tryouts above)

Sunday, 4/15/18, 10:40 – 11:40 am (Squirts & Pee Wees)

Sunday, 4/15/18, 11:50 – 12:50 pm (Bantams & Midgets)

 

Our USA Hockey award winning Mite program information

will start in September.  Please email if interested

in being put on our wait list

 

Tryout fee is $125 per player.  USA Hockey release is necessary

for new members. 


by Master Admin posted 02/06/2018
Silver Sticks Champs

The Rye Rangers enjoyed its best-ever showing in the Silver Sticks Tournament, with both the Squirt As and Pee Wee A-TBs winning their divisions to advance to the U.S. Finals. No Rye Rangers team had won Silver Sticks before.

The Squirt As survived an overtime nailbiter in the semifinals before beating the Connecticut RiverHawks 3-2 in the final. They advance to the Finals in Sarnia, Ontario.

The Pee-Wee A-TB team also had to squeak through in overtime in the semis, then cruised to beat the Western Colonials 6-1 in the final. They will play in the final in Port Huron, Michigan Jan. 11-14.

(Photo credit: Aileen Brown)


by posted 11/27/2017
Throwback Pictures

Thanks to Ray Burke, a proud Rye Rangers alumnus and now a Squirt coach, for digging up these team pictures from the 1980s. It's worth noting several of the coaches and players in these pictures -- (a decidedly-less gray) Rocky Shepard, Mark Finnegan, Sam Weinman, Ray Burke, and others -- are all still active coaches in the program.

1984

 

1985

 

 

1986

 

1988

 

 


by posted 08/30/2017
Parents' Guide To Buying Equipment

 

Thanks to Coach Jay for pointing out this helpful article from USA Hockey about what equipment to buy for your beginning hockey player.

It's very easy to spend a lot of money on equipment your player will likely grow out of in a year or two, so there are some decent tips to cut costs. Also please note that Blueline Sports in Harrison has excellent trade-in options for skates.

Another option, if you haven't done so already, is to join our Rye Rangers private Facebook group, where you can connect with other parents who might be looking to unload some old gear.


by posted 08/07/2017
Congrats to all our 2016-17 teams


by posted 07/23/2017
Rye Rangers Good Skate Award

On December 15, 2001, the Rye Rangers staged a memorial hockey game and fundraiser for the families of the three members of the club who died in the tragedy at the World Trade Center.  These individuals are Tommy Palazzo, Teddy Maloney, and Ward Haynes. The day was a huge success.

At the Rye Rangers Memorial Cup, we dedicated an award called the “Good Skate Award.”  What struck each of us as we remembered our friends was how genuinely good they were, how helpful they were to their friends, how loving they were with their families, and, generally, how much fun they were to be around.  In rink jargon, each one was what you might call a “good skate.”  A black granite trophy with an imbedded silver skate was created by one of our members, Gerry Baum, to remind us of this goodness and to inspire us to be better individuals.

The inscription on the Good Skate Award states that it is to be: “Presented annually to the member of the Rye Rangers Hockey Club voted by his/her peers as best epitomizing the human goodness of these special individuals.  It shall be forever known as the “Good Skate Award.”  Its enduring legacy is to serve as a reminder that we are all better human beings for having shared our lives, both on and off the ice, with these guys.”  

The past deserving recipients have been:

2002    Rocky Shepard
2003    Kevin Burke
2004    Bart Lawrence
2005    Frank Effinger
2006    Diane Holmes
2007    Jerry Baum
2008    Jay Altmeyer
2009    Marty Clague
2009    Bob Tucker
2010    Thom O'Grady
2011    Rich Guthrie
2012    Steve & Sharon Ketchabaw
2013    Eric Budke
2014    Peter S Duncan
2015    Mark Finnegan
2016    Bill Steers
2017    Rob Dorfman

 


by posted 07/23/2017