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Rec Hockey News Briefs of the Week

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Adult hockey & youth hockey news from around the world

Rec Hockey News: July 26 to July 30, 2021

Rabbis on Ice

Houston, Tex. — You can take the rabbi out of Canada, but you can’t always take Canada out of the rabbi.

This summer, Rabbis Johnny Ouzzan and Samy Soussan have teamed up in two Houston adult ice hockey leagues, continuing their bond over the puck… READ MORE

Fishing With Bernie

Philadelphia, Pa.A group of student-athletes is tackling a new sport thanks to the help of Philadelphia Flyers’ legend, and skilled fisherman, Bernie Parent. The students are members of the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation… READ MORE

Trump-Less NYC Rink Raises Rates


New York, N.Y.The new operator selected to manage Central Park’s Wollman Rink is jacking up rates for families to skate there this fall — after Mayor Bill de Blasio booted its long-time operator, the Trump Organization… READ MORE

Premiere Youth Hockey Showcase Coming SW Florida

Lee County, Fla.Southwest Florida is preparing for a youth hockey invasion this week. Some of the best young players in the country and from overseas are coming to Hertz Arena for a chance to play at the next level… READ MORE

Future of Area Youth Hockey Hanging

Elmira, N.Y. – One of the area’s top youth hockey programs is in doubt for the upcoming season at First Arena.

Elmira Youth Hockey, which showcases the skills in competitive hockey for hundreds of kids, could be on the outside looking in… READ MORE

Memorial Classic to Provide Hockey Equipment to Youth

Madison, Wis. — Each summer, the Madison Capitols partner with the Bob Suter Memorial Foundation to provide hockey equipment to local youth.

The fundraising goal is to donate 100 sets of ‘starter hockey kits’ to deserving families… READ MORE

Ice Rink Goes Up in Flames

Lexington, Ky. — After 32 years working at the Lexington Ice Center, Dennis Hyde’s memories run deep.

“I got to see children of children run through this business,” Hyde said. As the general manager, he watched as their second rink transformed from bubble to building… READ MORE

Arena No Longer on Thin Ice

Lyndon, Vt. – After just three weeks of fundraising, a community effort to save Fenton Chester Arena in Lyndon has managed to raise over $30,000.

143 individual donors contributed to the cause, ranging from local hockey families, community members, and even folks well outside the Northeast Kingdom… READ MORE

Youth Dek Hockey Tournament

Cleveland, Ohio The Cleveland Monsters announced that the first-ever Monsters Madness Dek Hockey Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 21, beginning at 8:00 a.m. at Mayfield Heights City Park, the site of Cleveland Dek Hockey. The tournament will be open to kids ages 12 and under with a total of 12 teams able to participate. An adult tournament to be held at a later date will be announced soon… READ MORE

Arizona Freshman Drafted Highest in ASU History

Tempe, Ariz. — Incoming freshmen Sun Devil men’s ice hockey players Josh Doan and Ty Murchison were drafted in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft on Saturday… READ MORE

Ocean Ice Palace Back in the Black

Brick, N.J.As a kid, Middletown native George Haviland played hockey for the Monmouth Hawks in matches against Brick Hockey Club at the Ocean Ice Palace. Now, he’s helping keep the landmark rink open… READ MORE

More rec hockey news as it happens. Stay tuned!

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