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Congratulations to long time SYHA Coach and Volunteer Greg Milburn who was the recipient of the 2019 Wellington Mara Award from the Mickey Lione Jr Award Fund
The Wellington Mara Award recognizes an exemplary individual who volunteers time and talent to provide opportunities for youngsters in any city-sanctioned, nonprofits sports league in Stamford. The award includes a $2,500.00 contribution to the nonprofit organization for which the individual volunteers. In creating a youth-coaching award, The Lione Fund continues to support and perpetuate the values that made Wellington Mara a legendary sports leader. He believed that the valuable qualities and lessons that can be learned on the field of play should, if well taught, carry over to all the all aspects of life. He taught by instruction but, more importantly, by example. The Lione Fund reinforces this ideal and these qualities in the naming of this award after Mr. Mara, who held himself to the highest standards of honor and respect for self, family, and community.
"Greg Milburn has influenenced thousands of young people over the last 35 years by introducing them to the game of hockey at SYHA. He has been instrumental in developing first-time players through the Tiger Sharks program. By providing individual attention and encouragement, he has positively influenced our youth through sports and help fosted a strong bond with the community"The Mickey Lione Jr Fund
On behalf of SYHA, we thank you for all that you have done to instruct and inspire the young players of our community.
Congratulations to all of the Stamford Sharks teams who participated in the Philadelphia Fall Classic. 5 out of 7 teams made it to the championship game. The kids played their hearts out and it was a huge success. Congrats to Squirt A for winning their bracket!
Congratulations to the Stamford Sharks Squirt A team at the Philadelphia Fall Classic! They came home undefeated and brought home the championship banner. Hard work payed off for these boys.
The Squirt A1 team headed into Philadelphia with lots of close games and not a lot of W's to show for them. They played their hearts out the entire tournament, finally earning a spot in the championship game. There they faced a tough North Jersey Avalanche team that had beaten them 4-1 earlier in the tournament. Again the Sharks played hard, ultimately falling 5-4 in overtime. They brought home the silver medal and lots of fun memories--visiting the Eastern State Penitentiary, running the Art Museum steps like Rocky, and gorging themselves on cheesesteaks at Pat's and Geno's.
Pee Wee A
The Sharks Pee Wee A Team had a fabulous weekend in Philly coming in Runner Up and scoring a total of 19 goals! The boys had as much fun off the ice as they did on the ice together. They used their team building skills to get out of the “Detention” and “Behind bars” Escape Rooms, tried out the local cuisine, while some attended a Flyers game, and others tried their luck at Dave and Busters. Of course their favorite was playing manhunt together at the hotel, while the parents enjoyed their own bonding over the weekend. All in all, although we didn’t bring home the Gold, the boys played well, and most importantly, they had fun together!
Pee Wee A1
The Pee Wee A1 team had a fabulous weekend in Philly. The team made it to the final game on Sunday but came up short against their opponent. They ended up with 4 wins and 1 loss with 16 goals for the weekend. The players had a great time touring downtown Philly, attended a Flyers game and Valley Forge National Park.
Bantam A had an awesome time at the Philly Tournament! The boys team bonded at our team party, working together through 2 escape rooms, and playing knee hockey! The games were action packed and full of excitement. They are looking forward to hitting the ice and winning more games this weekend!
Huge props to our Bantam A1 Team who played with a lot of class and character. Our boys made it into the championship game and fought back from a two-goal deficit in the third period to tie the game 3-3. But the Wissahickon Warriors managed to sneak one by our stellar goalie with 40 seconds left on the clock. Despite some near misses in the waning seconds of the game, we came up short. Nevertheless, everyone had a great time and got to know each other better.
We are very excited to share with you all this year’s Pie Fundraiser results.
Drum roll please 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁 The top selling team are the Squirt A1’s with 247 pies sold!!!! What an awesome job this team has done!! Congratulations to the Squirt A1 team!!! You guys ROCK!!!!
We would also like to recognize the Bantam A team (227), Pee Wee B team (175) and Squirt A team (172) and Mite B team (166) for coming in over 150 pies sold! Nice effort and team work!!!
Top Selling Players:
#1 Angelo Fry & Leo Vomacka - representing Bantam A and Squirt A1 with a total of 63 pies sold each! Congratulations Angelo and Leo!! Amazing job!! 👏👏👏 (Angelo has asked that the prize be awarded to Leo)
#2 Jace Garcia- representing Mite B with a total of 59 pies sold!! Nice job kid!! 👍
#3 Jake Varacchi- representing Pee Wee B with a total of 57 pies sold!! Outstanding job buddy!! 🙌
SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO JAMES DUGGAN (BANTAM A) AND ALEXANDER BARKER (PEE WEE B) FOR BOTH COMING IN AT 49 PIES SOLD EACH!! SUPER JOB GUYS!!
Now for the league totals.....
Our target this year was 1600 pies. Did we achieve our goal??? 🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁
The Sharks come through once again with a whopping 1800 total pies sold!!!! We surpassed our goal!!! W🥧🥧 H🥧🥧!!!!
Our total profit as a league for pies sold is $12,998.89 plus donations that were made at $265 gives us a grand total of $13,263.89 for the organization!!
Incredible job to the entire league! You all had a part in the success of this fundraiser. We want to especially thank all of the amazing managers who rallied their teams and gathered data, forms and money. Thank you ALL for your participation and support!
PICK UP INSTRUCTIONS:
Please mark your calendars!!!
Pie Pick Up Date: 11/16
Distribution will be from 10am-3pm only!!!
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PICKING UP YOUR ENTIRE ORDER!
DO NOT SEND YOUR PATRONS TO THE RINK TO GET THEIR ORDERS!
WE WILL DISTRIBUTE PIES TO YOU ONLY AND YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DELIVERING TO THOSE YOU HAVE SOLD TO.
IF YOUR ORDER IS NOT PICKED UP DURING THE DESIGNATED PICK UP WINDOW YOUR ORDERS WILL NOT BE HELD AS WE HAVE NO SPACE TO STORE THE PIES.
ALL ORDERS THAT ARE NOT PICKED UP WILL BE DONATED TO THE LOCAL FOOD SHELTER.
PLEASE PROVIDE YOUR OWN BOXES/RECYCLABLE BAGS WHEN COMING TO COLLECT YOUR ORDER
Every boy and girl interested in ice hockey is invited to play on one of SYHA's House League teams! Teamwork, learning hockey fundamentals, sportsmanship, and developing self-esteem are stressed. The season runs from October to March, with one clinic/practice and one game per week. Players receive a team jersey and socks, and full hockey gear is required.
The SYHA House League program will not only improve the skill level of your player, but more importantly it will teach your player how to enjoy the game of hockey from first timers to seasoned players. This program is about learning the game, meeting great people and enjoying the game.
Here are some game day photos of a few of our Sharks teams. If you have any game day photos please feel free to send them over and we will get them added to the site. Thank you to Cindi Gioia for taking the time.
In an effort to protect our players, SYHA is implementing the King Devick Concussion Protocol.
The King-Devick Test is a two-minute rapid number naming assessment in which an in individual quickly reads aloud single digit numbers and evaluates impairments of eye movements, attention and language function. The test is used by many College and Pro organizations.
Please take a look at the Video Link and Website below. The Process and implementation is explained in full.