Rec Hockey News Briefs

rec hockey news briefs

Adult hockey & youth hockey news from around the world

Rec hockey news: Week of May 3-May 7, 2021

Hockey Teams Reunite in Tampa Over a Year After Belarus Tournament

Wesley Chapel, Fla. — The USA Hockey Adult Men’s National Championships was the backdrop for a reunion between two teams that came together as one on the international stage last year prior to the virus-induced shutdown. Read more

Chesapeake Bay Bolts

Chesapeake Bay, Md. — From one bay to another, the Chesapeake Bay Lightning (CBL) hockey team traveled down the East Coast to compete in the 2021 Adult Women’s National Championships, held in Tampa from April 22–25. While they came close to total victory, winning their first three games in the round-robin tournament… Read more

Youth Hockey Returns to Charlotte

Charlotte, N.C. — The Charlotte Checkers and Jr. Checkers look forward to supporting and working with all youth and adult programs in the Carolinas.

Families can sign up now for the popular First Goal Program, which offers six on-ice sessions and a full set of equipment to keep for just $250 total. The First Goal program is open to new, first-time hockey participants (boys and girls) aged 5-10. Previous skating experience is recommended but not required. Read more

Youth Hockey Legend Tim Oshie Dies

Mountlake Terrace, Wash. — He was battling a debilitating disease, but it never appeared to wipe the smile off Tim Oshie’s face.

Tim Oshie’s son, TJ, who won the Stanley Cup in 2018, shared the news of his father’s passing on Twitter Tuesday saying, “Heaven received a legend today.” Read more

‘You Don’t Belong Here’: Racism in Youth Hockey

Ashburn, Va.  — The first time a racist taunt was directed at Brandon Bernard from the opposing team during a youth hockey game was bad enough.

Players screeched monkey noises when Bernard skated past the benches or controlled the puck. Five times. Recorded on video. 

Two months later, on March 6, came another taunt from the same team at a game in Ashburn, Virginia. A member of the Ashburn Xtreme skated up to Bernard and called him a… Read more

Pittsburgh-Area Youth Hockey Teams Ready to Mix It Up At Nationals

Pittsburgh, Pa. — The North Pittsburgh Tier II 16U boys hockey team had to battle back from an early hole in their Mid-Am District national-qualifying tournament in late March.

The Wildcats lost their first game to the Pittsburgh Predators, 4-3, in a double overtime shootout. But they responded with convincing wins… Read more

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