It seems very fitting, on the eve of Veterans Day, to announce that Navy Youth Hockey will host our 5th annual Hockey for Heroes Friday, March 9- Saturday, March 10, 2018.
For those new to Navy Youth Hockey, Hockey for Heroes is a 24-hour, round-the-clock, exhibition hockey tournament featuring all of our teams, local high schools, USNA alumni, adult leagues, and our guests of honor, the USA Warriors Ice Hockey teams. The purpose of the event is to fundraise for multiple disabled veterans service organizations. Since 2014, we have raised over $385,000 for very deserving groups, including USA Warriors Ice Hockey, DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Wounded Warrior Project, Paws4Pets, Truckin4Troops, and Valhalla Sailing Project. This year we will be adding Fisher House Foundation to the list.
How does it work? At 6:00 pm on Friday, March 9th, our Mites will kick-off the hockey marathon with a cross-ice Jamboree. We'll take a break for an Opening Ceremony at 7:00 pm, then start back up with 22 1-hour, back-to-back games. The rink lights will be on all night, and the Zamboni will not get any rest! The marathon ends on Saturday evening with the not-to-be-missed Blue & Gold game, where our U18s take on the NYH coaches in their annual and much anticipated contest.
The wheels are already in motion. The West Point Junior Black Knights have been invited to join us in 2018 for Army/Navy match-ups. They have until December 15 to commit. High school teams are being contacted, and three adult league teams are signed up. We could have a waiting list very soon for this popular end-of-season event.
All participating teams pay $400, and starting February 1, every team is challenged to raise $1,000 through their team fundraising page on www.nyhhockeyforheroes.org. You’ll have six weeks to meet your team goal, and we'll be making announcements along the way. All proceeds from the event – sponsorships, donations, game-day helmet collections, t-shirt sales and silent auction items – will be shared with our beneficiaries. Let’s make it our goal to raise at least $75,000 in 2018. With your support -- and the support of your friends and families -- Navy Youth Hockey can do it!
How can you help?
As always, thank you in advance for your support and commitment to honoring disabled veterans. And a very special thanks to all the service men and women who are part of our large and extended Navy Youth Hockey family.
We’ll be in touch from now until March 9 with news and updates.
Happy Veterans Day, and Go Navy!
TO NYHA FRIENDS AND FAMILY,
WE HAVE TICKETS FOR SALE IN SECTION 118, ROW P, SEATS 5,6,7 AND 8 FOR CAPS GAMES LISTED BELOW. PLEASE CONTACT KEITH MANNING AT KMANNING@LFSLLC.COM TO RESERVE THESE TICKETS.
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THESE ARE GREAT SEATS! We will sell the tickets in groups of two or four. They will be sold on a first come first served basis, but we reserve the right to hold off confirmation on your two ticket offer in anticipation of a four ticket offer. If we receive multiple two ticket offers we will release the game hold. After you receive your confirmation, we will make arrangements to exchange payment and tickets prior to game time. Hard tickets are available for pick up in Severna Park.
LETS GO CAPS!
by: Keith Manning
The popular NYHA Learn To Play (LTP) hockey program in partnership with the NHL and Washington Capitals is in full swing! Session #1 is off to a great start. Registration for Session #2 is now open via the portal on the Washington Capitals website. Please click the link below for more information and how to register. Spaces are limited.
LTP Session #2 begins January 7th, 2018.
NYH Weekend with the Midshipmen! October 14 and 15
Thanks to the continued support of the Brigade Sports Complex and the USNA Midshipman ice hockey program (especially Mite coach and Midshipman coach and officer representative John Naughton), NYH members will have two opportunities to attend upcoming Navy games for free!
On Saturday, Oct 14, at 1930, USNA faces off against William Patterson University at the BSC. NYH players will receive free admission if they come wearing their jersey and are accompanied by a paying adult (maximum 4 players per adult).
On Sunday, Oct 15, at 1400, the Midshipman have a second home game against Billy the Bear (yes, that is William Patterson University's mascot!!). Again, NYH players will receive free admission if they wear a jersey and come with an adult, PLUS at the conclusion of the game players can hit the ice for an open skate and "Skate with the Mids."
by: Richard Marshall