Good afternoon MVYH Families,
A word from Geoghan about the AB Hockey camp coming up fast on Aug 1-5! Please Read!!
Now that we are mid-way through the summer, I want to take the opportunity to urge you all to sign up for the AB Hockey Development Camp August 1st - 5th. Andy Boschetto is the head coach for Salve Regina College in Newport. Andy brought his team along with 3 other Division 3 programs this past January to MV Arena. Andy has been conducting a High School camp here on the Vineyard for many years and he has shown a dedication and drive to continue to assist the development of our program and our players. The cost of this camp is $250.00. The camp will have both on and off ice instruction. No camp on MV has ever provided this much instruction at this low cost. Basically the camp costs $12.00/hour for MV players, and here's what you get:
Andy Boschetto - head coach of Salve Regina
Scott Moser - Assistant Coach Canisius College (D1) - coach of the National Player Development U15, U16 and U17 programs.
Dana Bogres - Assistant Coach Colgate College (D1) - coach of the National Camps as well.
Tom Murphy - Assistant Coach UMass Boston (D3) - previously coached Junior A for 10 years, 7 years of National Camps.
Kyle MacDonald - Assistant Southern New Hampshire University (D3) - former Goaltender for St. Lawrence University (D1)
Clay Adams - Assistant Coach/Goalie Coach - USHL Lincoln Stars
In addition to the instruction the players will receive, I am personally supporting this camp because Andy has shown a dedication to growing our program and is looking forward to becoming more and more involved with MVYH. As our program continues to grow, we need the support of coaches like Andy, both in player development, and in the future, helping our kids potentially make their dreams come true to play the college game.
Please go to www.abhockeydevelopment.com to sign up, or click the link through our website.
They have camps for all ages!!
MVYH has officially kicked off their summer raffle! Participation is open to all MVYH players. 100% of funds raised will be used to subsidize players' tuition. If a player sells $200 in tickets, $200 will be deducted from his/her balance due. Books have ten tickets each and tickets are $10 a piece.
Team managers will be reaching out to travel players to distribute tickets. House Mites and Island League players interested in participating should contact Heather Quinn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The drawing will take place on September 5th so players have all summer to sell tickets! Information about how to return tickets and funds to MVYH will follow. In order to claim their discount, families must have registered their player online.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, our players and the families of MVYH we are devastated to learn of the passing of Luke Gurney. He was a beloved husband, father and friend to many. Luke will be sorely missed.
We have changed the 3x3 Islander's Summer Camp to be the Luke Gurney Memorial Summer League and all profits from the League will go directly to Robyn and the boys. Please come out and show your support.
On February 12 - 15 the Peewee Smythe team took their game on the road to Montreal Quebec. It was a four day round robin format tournament composed of amazingly equal competition. Although the final result may not of been what the participants would have hoped for, it was a wonderful experience altogether. It was impressive to see our small program from a remote island compete against some of the best Canadian teams around. Memories were made far beyond the hockey experience.
PeeWee Wales headed to Gillette Stadium on Wednesday February 17th for a day of 4x4 pond hockey. The weather was perfect and the focus was on fun. Their smiles say it all!
This past Tuesday, Oct 27th, MVYH had the pleasure of hosting Roger Grillo who was kind enough to speak to our players, parents and coaches. Roger is the New England Director of USA Hockey, a former D1 coach at Brown and a former player in the NHL. Below is a link to his video.
"Thank you for a wonderful time with great kids and very good coaches!! I was very impressed! Keep up the great work!" -Roger Grillo
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There's a spot on the board that's open and we could use some help! If you've wanted to get involved but not sure what to do? The Tournament Director job is open!! Send an email to Rose Walsh, Vice President of MVYH to find out more! We'd love your help!!
The 5000 Puck Challenge!!
MVYH is challenging it’s players to shoot 5000 pucks in the next 10 weeks! A prze will be awarded for all players that complete this challenge. (parents must sign this sheet) Sign up sheet.
For more info on the different shots you're to use for the challenge, click this link. https://youtu.be/BnTnmgUxoWs?list=PLA30890862C62F255
Here are two former MV youth hockey players, the Araujos, performing some general conditioning during the off season so that when they get back on the ice next season they will be ready to go!!! Keep a look out for some exercise videos to come over the next few months to keep you guys/girls in tip top shape for next season!
If your looking for that great holiday gift idea for your skater, shop the MVYH squad locker! 10% of the proceeds go back to the program. The online store is ONLY open till Dec 1st so don't delay! Delivery is 12/21 just in time for the holidays!
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