Rinkside News & Notes!!!
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND COIN DROP
We need hockey parents to volunteer for a single two hour
shift at the hockey coin drop this weekend. Our shifts are two hours
but we'll take what you can offer.
Friday 4 pm to 8 pm
Saturday 9 am to 2 pm
We typically like to have 6 to 8 people for each hour
shift. If you can work a shift, please email me at
Now go thaw out and
we'll see ya' in August for roller hockey!
[oh, yeah, but don't
forget about a two hour shift for the Memorial Day Coin Drop]
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
ATTENTION ALL HOCKEY COACHES
Please be advised that
as of November 15th (i.e., prior to our winter street hockey season) 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 'Approved
2012 Coaches List' on the City's website. All approved
coaches must also wear the City-issued ID badge.
for the Morphotrak application.
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:
Scheduled General Meetings of the Organization for the Months of
Monday, January 7th
7:00 PM @ the Hockey Snack Stand
Parents and Coaches are Invited to Attend!
Thanks to all the players, coaches and parents for
IRON MAN III
tournament. It lived up to its name as the teams slugged it out
again . The Bulldogs beat a tough and talented Stingers team,
who after struggling during the regular season got hot at the right time
and put it on a few teams on their way to the finals. But in
the end, while the Stingers battled their way through the field, the
Bulldogs rested. That is why it is called the Iron Man...and those
extra games caught up with the Stingers. A close game ended 6-2,
with the Bulldogs closing out an undefeated season on their way to the
IRON MAN III cup.
We'll be posting tournament pictures soon!
Congratulations to all the teams on a great season!.
Pictured (Left to Right): Back Row - Coach Smith
Hunter Montagna (laughing), Steven Broomall, Bryson's Head (not pictured), Connor Mahoney, Matt McDonald, Robbie
McDonough, Coach Babb, Front: Neal Montagna, Tyler Rossi, Bryson
Desrosiers' body, Jake Babb (committed to the pose), Justin Rossi
and Will Smith.
IRON MAN III
Roller Skills Competition Champions
Hardest Shot - Steven Broomall /
Bulldogs (82 mph)
Most Accurate Passer - Taylor
Nardone / Ducks
Most Accurate Shooter - Jake Babb /
Breakaway Champ - Matt Cadematori /
Best Goalie - Will Smith /
Faster Skater - Bryson Desrosiers /
Congratulations to our 2011-12
- Shore True Value
L to R:
Coach Joe Loefflad,
Nelson Denan, Karly Morgan, Jack Loefflad, Peyton Martin, Kyle Somers,
Coach Mark Morgan, Colin Kaczmarski, Michael Pecora, MATT MORGAN, Justin Disciascio and
L to R, Front: Kyle Juliano, Dominick Pecora, Julianna Capasso, Ralph
Back: Mary Rose Minichino, Kevin Gisondi, Jonathan Gilbert, Coach
Desrosiers, Bryson Desrosiers, Logan Petty
- Cook's Fencing
L to R, Front:
Brendan McKeever, Pharen File, Xander Cordery, Francis McFadden, Cohen
Back: Daniel Harvey, Coach Harvey, Deric Slobodjian, John
Batty, Dale Slota, Marlie Heim, Samuel Raughley, Jake Cook and Coach Jake
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.