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Haunted Shootout

The Rye Rangers had another excellent showing in the annual Haunted Shootout in Marlborough, Mass. The program had eight teams in seven different divisions, with plenty of highlights. Among them:

  • The Bantam B's and Squirt A's advanced to their division finals, and both narrowly missed out on winning it all.
  • The Pee Wee A (Tournament Bound) and Pee Wee A teams both reached their division semifinals.
  • The Squirt A-1's only loss was to the eventual champion PAL Islanders 2-0.
  • For the first time, the Rye Rangers entered TWO Squirt B teams in the tournament, allowing for a new crop of players to enjoy a fall tournament before the heart of the hockey season even begins.

Great work everyone!

by posted 10/16/2017
Bantam A's In Iceland


The Rye Rangers Bantam A's are making a historic visit to Iceland for a series of games against local teams, and to experience life in Iceland.

Thanks to Rob Dorfman for making this complicated trip a reality. The team arrived Thursday morning, had an hour practice with a Russian coach, and then played its first game against Bjornin, which the Rangers won 8-1.


The group has also enjoyed some sightseeing in and around the city, including at Ppingvellir National Park.

Meanwhile, our Bantam coaches and parents, including Geoff Exum, Tyler Rogers, Rich Guthrie, Terry Morris and Rob Dorfman, participated in a late-night men's game (the good guys won 8-3).


by posted 10/06/2017
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.











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