Geauga Girls Shine at Cleveland Girls Winter Classic!
We are proud to announce that our own Geauga Girls hockey players-Molly Lowe, Sarah Vince, Peyton Raypholtz and Isabelle Aerni represented well at the recent Cleveland Girls Winter Classic!
From a field of 60 players and 10 teams all the Geauga girls made it to the championship game. Molly, Peyton, and Izzy happened to be placed on the same team while Sarah competed against them playing with other Cleveland area players. Sarah's team ended up winning the championship trophy after an exciting OT and shoot-out!
The outdoor 3-on-3 cross-ice tournament was conceived and spearheaded by Cleveland Native and women's hockey success story, Seanna Conway. Seanna organized the event as a celebration of the love of hockey in general with an emphasis on girls hockey in Cleveland as an opportunity for our Cleveland area girls players to come and enjoy the day. Seanna is currently a coach for the Ohio Flames who has Division 1 College and International Hockey experience including time between the pipes for the Irish National team.
The Classic took place on Sunday 1/11/15 at the historic outdoor Halloran Ice Rink located on West 117th street in Cleveland's west-side neighborhood. On hand were Cleveland area girl hockey players who play for various teams including the Ohio Flames Tier 1 U14 and U16's, Cleveland Baron's Tier 1 U-12's, Pittsburgh Elite U14's and U16's, Gilmour Girls U14 Tier 2, and many who may or may not still play from our local Cleveland Suburban Hockey League teams including our own Geauga Maple-Leafs!!
The Kenston Hockey Team is hosting their 13th Annual Family Wing Night at Buffalo Wild Wings on Monday, January 26th from 5:00 - 9:00 pm! Come and support a local hockey program and have some fun with other hockey families! The event features unlimited wings, mac & cheese, flatbread pizza, salad, dessert and soft drinks for $15 per ticket.
Tickets can be obtained from any KHS hockey player or by contacting Barb Mulhern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kenston High School Hockey invites you to attend their game Saturday, January 24th against Shaker Heights! All youth players get Free Admission if they are wearing their Youth Team Jersey. In addition, they will receive a free promotional item at check-in and will be entered in a drawing to win a gift card!
In case you didn't know....on top of our GYHA player skills sessions withRuss Sinkewich and The Ohio Hockey Project, we have also been holding special Goalie Skills Clinics over the 2014-15 year. These sessions have been a great success and we've really created a "goalie family" by bringing our goalies together for specialized practices.
It is very important to give our goalies specific goalie skills instruction, individually and as a group, while also having their team coaches present to help reinforce those lessons in team practices and games. It is also essential to give players who want to try the goalie position a venue to learn the basics in a solid learning environment and our clinics help create that opportunity. We have many sets of goalie equipment that have been donated throughout the years and therefore GYHA can equip most any goalie at any age!! Thank you to our members, past and present, who have donated.
All of our skills clinics were in response to the GYHA end-of-year survey sent to our membership after the 2013-14 season. We have always had skills sessions but it was obvious our membership wanted more. This year we have actively sought to formalize these and will continue evolve the Geauga's skills programs going forward to give our players as much of an opportunity to hone specific skills outside of normal practice times.
Thank you to Tim Morison, our Squirt 1 Head Coach and former competitive goalie at the Junior level for organizing the goalie skills sessions! We also thank Adam Snyder, our Squirt 2 Head Coach and former University School goalie for his hard work helping with Tim. And as well, we thank Paul Chase, our Mite Blue Head coach and former St. Ignatius goalie for his help. Of course, since we request all of our coaches to be available to participate, we thank them for their extra time!