Rinkside News & Notes!!!
Hello and Happy
Summer to You!
away for some time...and are in the process of upgrading our website.
In the meantime, like us on facebook to stay updated on all upcoming
programs and sign-ups!
Hockey and Chipmunks Hockey is coming!
Roller Leagues will be forming in
Senior High League
(9th thru 12th & must be in HS this
Junior Roller League
(7* yrs old thru 13)
*Parents - don't worry - Junior roller kids play
against peers of the same skill level (i.e., 7 yr olds won't play against
12-13 yr olds).
Attention Coaches or those interested in
Please be advised that
as of November 15, 2012 all coaches MUST have a background check completed
and approved by the City of Somers Point.
DO NOT WAIT!!!
We suggest you allow
yourself one month to navigate the entire process.
You will not be able
to be on the hockey courts (aside from a timekeeper) if your
name does not appear on the current 'Approved
Coaches List' on the City's website.
exceptions to this rule. Therefore, if you are interested in
coaching a team or being an assistant coach, please contact us asap.
Appointments for badge
issuance can be made with CER Office at:
Community Education & Recreation Director
Public Schools, 121 W. New York Avenue
Somers Point, NJ
ext. 3101 / Email:
Coaches/Parents!!!! 2013-14 Champions Pictures will be posted once the
website is fixed.
Congratulations to our 2012-13
L to R, Front:
Will Fausey, Neal Montagna, Hunter Montagna, Jeff Dahl, Jake Babb, Tyler
Back: Head Coach Russ Babb, Anthony Pancari, Nick Bellinger, Aaron Mahdee,
Shane Guldin (not pictured Dylan Dill, Asst. Coach Eric Rossi)
IRON MAn ivTournament
Champions: TEAM CANADA!
Thanks to all the players, coaches and parents for
IRON MAN Iv
- World At War Tournament. It once again lived up to its name as the teams slugged it out.....as
a solid TEAM CANADA beat a tough and talented Team
U.S.A. But in
the end, while Team USA battled their way through the field, Team CANADA rested
and waited to strike. The final game ended with a score
of 6-5 in overtime. It was a display of hard work and
talented players on both sides that made for a great game to watch.
We'll be posting tournament pictures soon! Congratulations to MVP's of the tournament,
Ryan Tomlinson and Vincent Giunta and Congratulations to ALL the teams on a great season!.
Pictured below from L to R: (3 Kneeling
in front) Ryan Tomlinson, Hunter Kelly & Chris Vicchiarelli.
(Back Row) Coach Todd Tomlinson, Asst. Justin Tomlinson,
Nick Giunta, Vincent Giunta, Chris Spiers,
Eddie Henry, Justin Adler and Assistant (sorta' actual Head)
Coach Matt Spiers.
Included on Team Canada but Not Pictured are Jack and
Like most street hockey programs,
Somers Point Hockey uses the International Street/Dek Hockey rulebook,
which...as you'll see over time...is quite different than those rules used
for ice hockey.
Rule 46 (Handling Hockey
Ball with Hands) - Did you know that if a defensive players closes
his hand on the ball while it is in the crease, a penalty shot shall be
awarded? Or that if a player taps or bats the ball in the air two
times, a minor penalty shall be assessed? Say what?
Rule 32 (Adjustment to
Clothing or Equipment) - Did you know that play shall not be stopped
or delayed by reasons of adjustments to clothing or equipment...that the
player must retire from rink or receive a minor penalty?
If you are interested in being
a volunteer referee or timekeeper, please give us a shout!
New To Hockey?
...questions about our various hockey
programs or looking for some guidance about the confusing world of hockey
4-1-1 link and check out our Program Summaries and our Hockey
Scheduled General Meetings of the Organization:
Monday, January 6th
600 PM @ the
Hockey Snack Stand
Parents and Coaches are Invited to Attend!
Somers Point Hockey Clothing Now
Hit this link - -
SP Hockey Gear!
- - - to Check Out Our Dope Duds! Once on the site, look for 'Somers
Point Street Hockey' page on left margin.
This is a test
run for the site on limited items.
As the site is up
and running, more and more items will be added.
A SP Lightning Flashback!
The game no one knew was even played -
besides the two teams that played in it - and a few die hard, snow covered
parents. It was a regular Saturday morning in January and the League
was gathering once more at the courts to play their Divisional games.
Right before the ball was dropped for the first Penguin and Beaver games,
a very light rain/sleet started to fall. So, games for the day were
Admittedly, the coaches of the Beaver
Blues and Red Wings also thought it best to cancel. However, the
young whiners, err, I mean players, in the red and blue jerseys won out
to see if we could squeeze it in.
The kids were right! By the
third period, there was literally 2-3 inches of snow on the court.
Kids were slipping and sliding and taking a face-full of snow on each shot
or pass by their opponents but they never stopped laughing. While
the game was slow and a tad sloppy, it turned out to be a tight one goal
affair decided in the last minute...but more than that, the kids that got
to play that game still talk about it today.
It was a sight and game that we'll all
remember ! The 2010 Somers Point Winter Classic!
A special thanks to Lisa Cadematori for
risking her camera for these pictures! : )
Take a visit to The
House of Champions.
The people of
Somers Point Street Hockey. More
of Our Parents Suggested this
Article that Appeared in The
Washington Post. All Parents
Should Give it A Look.
How come there are different color
Here are a couple of items that should be
read by every parent and coach. An
article from the Toronto Sun and an email
from one of the members of the NSHA. Read them both.