The parent guide section of the website is under construction ( any information currently posted - may change by 3/11 when registration opens ).
Information on travel and dev teams as well as updates on our mite, midget, and girls programs will be posted early next week when registration goes live. Registration will be open from 3/11 to 3/31 or until an agel level is full.
We will also be changing from having a registration fee and then having separate ice bills per team during the season to an overall tuition fee for each player that will be pay in 4 payments. Details will be under the parent guide tab and as part of the registration program.
We will be breaking the parent guide into sections to make it easier for people to find information most relevant to them.
Frank Bell Tier IV 'C' Champions
Newton defeated Wellesley 5-1
Needham defeated Arlington 1-0
Newton defeated Needham 2-1
Thank you to all the coaches, players, parents and fans!!!!!!
The 2013/14 season wraps up over the next few weeks and parents/players will begin to think about their plans for next season. As people contemplate their plans ( which program, which level, etc ), the parents of young players should spend some time learning about the American Development Model. It is an important driver on how NYH has developed its inhouse, mite/sq development and early age travel programs.
Some parents often question the value of the cross-ice vs full-ice concept. I've attached a link to the ADM website which includes a great video that demonstrates what it feels like for an 8 year-old to play on a full sheet of ice by showing adults playing on a rink and with nets that re-create the dimensions that a young kid would have on a full sheet.
After watching the video, I would encourage you to review other information on the website. The American Development Model is not just for young kids - it is a progression that takes kids from young players through their development into high school. It provider great insight for parents on how young players develop, what should be the focus areas as they age, etc. Very informative and helpful as you think about what might be best for your child. This is the present and future of USA Hockey.
The Needham U10 Girls Team will be making their third straight trip to the Massachusetts Tier III State Championship in March. The girls beat Wellesley 1-0 in the first round and advanced to the semi finals beating Westood 4-0, and then beat Canton 2-0 in the championship game to capture the District 3 title.
Pictured: Sofia Berejik, Jamie Chmielewski, Sydney Chmielewski, Meaghan Day, Grace Fitzgerald, Nora Focht, Camryn Foster, Madelyn Foster, Maeve Hymovitz, Grace Kelly, Mackenzie Kelly, Sara Kenney, Lucy McHugh, Layne Morris, Kylie Murray, Emma Skelly, Erika Stanton and Tatiana Stanton.
Coaches: Steve Chmielewski, Dave Hymovitz and Bill Kenney.
Congratulations to the Bantam B1's, which took home the hardware this past weekend in the 2014 Avalanche Tournament at Jay Peak, Vermont!
In game 1, the B1's beat Franklin 5-1 with 7 skaters and stellar goaltending. Concord-Carlisle went down next 5-2. The third game of the tournament proved to be the toughest test with Braintree winning 2-0 in a penalty filled battle. The Rockets saved their best effort for last, dominating Braintree in the finals 4-1 and securing the championship for Needham.
In photo: Back(r-l): Head Coach: Mike Donoghue, Asst. Coach: Ken Ciesielski, Cody Ciesielski, Kelvin Donoghue, Nate Kocho, Scott Crawshaw, Hudson Roddy, Asst. Coach: Howie Breslau. Middle(r-l): Ben Braun, Nishan Avedikian, Danny DeMayo, Tom Fachetti, Max Breslau, Michael Dutile. Front(r-l): Will Hentschel(G), Dylan Jones(G).
The Needham PeeWee B1 Blue Team brought home the GOLD CUP last weekend in Lake Placid’s CHE America’s Cup by beating Toronto’s Humber Valley Sharks 3-1 in the championship game.
The Olympic Village Arena was host to this event. Game 1 vs the NJ Colonials ended 2:2. Chris Chen awarded MVP. Game 2 against PA Cougars, Needham won 6:3, MVP awarded to Theo Knopf. Game 3 against Toronto’s Humber Valley Sharks team. Canada won 4:0. Max Schleifer awarded MVP. With second best record we qualified to play in the championship round against the undefeated Canadian team.
Prior to the championship game a shootout and relay were held. The team voted Chris Chen and Max Schleifer to represent the Rockets. Our goalie Will Popper stopped 8 out of 9 shots in the shoot out to win the top goalie award.
For the championship game Needham faced the undefeated Sharks out of Canada once again. The Rocket's where focused and looked to represent Needham and the USA against this undefeated Canadian team. Needham came out strong scoring two goals in the first minute. Needham won the gold with a final 3:1 score over Canada. Will Popper awarded a well-deserved MVP.
Players: Will Popper (G), Brandon Allen, Anthony Berejik, Henry Brown, Christopher Chen, Will Cornelisse, Ben Desmarais, Theo Knopf, Jessica and Jared McEvoy, Mark Roberts, Max Schleifer, Dennis Yandow.
Coaches: Philip Berejik, Darryl Allen, Randy Cornelisse, Tim Roberts, Willie Yandow.
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The Heads Up initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
Below is a link with valuable information for coaches, parents, and athletes. NYH would encourage everyone to review the website and read the information provided by the CDC.