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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