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NIHA 2014-15 Important Dates Announced ..Plus More!
by posted 07/21/2014
 

 

I hope everyone is having a great summer! We wanted to get some important dates communicated to everyone regarding the very quickly approaching hockey season. Please see below! 

 

ALL YOUTH REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2014

Regular practice schedule begins the week of Sept. 15th

This includes: mini mite, mite, squirt, pee wee, pee wee travel, bantam, bantam travel, JV, varsity, girls 

Please remember, update for USA Hockey number prior to registering the season! 

A practice schedule will be communicated very soon. 

Special New Player Discounts:

NIHA is also please to announce the 50% off program for any new player that has never been registered for organized ice hockey before. 

In addition to that, NIHA is also going to continue it's 50% off of the arena's learn to skate program for any new player that signs up. Limit is 1 time per player for 2014-15. You can have your child participate in these programs more than one time, but NIHA's offer to reduce that cost by reducing the team fee is for one (1) class fee to be deducted per player. 

Scholarship Program:

NIHA will also resume it's scholarship program for families that qualify for assistance. Funding is limited and each application will be reviewed privately by our small scholarship sub committee. While funding is not guaranteed, we consider each application carefully. By August 1st, we will have uploaded to the NIHA website the new application. It can be found under the "Documents" tab in the menu. 

NEW!!! Multiple Player Discounts:

NIHA is pleased to announce a new program designed to help make our sport more affordable to families with multiple children playing! 

This policy would offer youth house players only the following discount:

 

Youth Players 1 through 2 per family: No discount

 

Player #3 $100.00 off 

 

Player #4 $175.00 off

 

Player #5 $200.00 off

 

Travel players only count toward the number of players in a family, but are NOT discounted. A few examples:

 

3 players in a family, 2 play travel, JV or Varsity and one plays house. This family would receive a $100.00 reduction. 

 

4 players in a family, 3 players are travel, JV or Varsity and one is house… this family would receive a $175.00 reduction. (the #3  travel player counts only toward number of players) 

 

 

EQUIPMENT SWAP DAY WILL BE AUGUST 9, 2014

TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. 

Location: Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena

Changes for this season regarding the equipment shed:

We have worked hard on revamping our equipment shed program this summer. We now have everything organized in a much better way with a new equipment committee in place. Many of the coaches that had keys in the past DON'T have access anymore. In order to gain access to the shed for a trade out, or for fitting a new player an appointment needs made with one of the equipment committee members. They will be able to check equipment in and out, and of course also prevent the inventory of equipment from becoming so disorganized it is hard to find anything. 

In order to have equipment on hand that a player can use in an emergency (forgotten at home) situation, we will have a separate bin available outside of the shed near the ice that can be accessed. 

Please know that the arena does not have access to the shed. 

This change will also alleviate the issue of the key holders also being the coaches that are responsible for being on the ice as a practice begins not being asked to remove their skates and get into the shed. The new equipment committee email contacts are listed below:

Bud Chase:  

Ben Johnson:  

Lindsay Schilling:  

Jay Miller:  

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**Important weekly practice schedule changes**
by posted 09/12/2014
 

ANNOUNCED 9/12/2014

 

NIHA continues to experience unprecedented growth. We have grown from 161 players in 2010 to nearly 225 this year. This growth is a great thing; however, as our numbers continue to increase we need to make some changes to our initial schedule in order to handle these additional players while our weekday ice availability was reduced by an hour. We have been anxiously watching the registration page closely over the past several weeks and have decided the following:

 

  1. We will need to add a second Bantam House team,
  2. We are still anticipating having enough girls for two teams,
  3. We have added an additional Peewee team this year.

 

Our ADM based Fundamentals sessions have grown significantly over the years and we are now at the point where the facility just cannot accommodate all of the kids attending these sessions in concurrent sessions. We have spent an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out a way to get all of the kids into a locker room for each session. Some of the ideas that we have explored to keep the Fundamentals time the same include asking Mites to not dress at the rink, having certain age groups come every other week, or even having volunteers move bags after Group 1 was on the ice to free up locker room space for Group 2, but we decided that none of these solutions were really viable.

 

Wednesday night is very busy at the rink with the Varsity team having its team dinner in the meeting room and every other NIHA player from Mites thru Bantam Travel having the opportunity to come thru the doors to participate in Fundamentals within a two hour span. After much deliberation we have decided that what makes the most sense is to make the following changes:

 

  • Conduct Fundamentals sessions on different nights, thus forcing us to move the Peewee Travel and Peewee Major split ice practice to Wednesday nights;
  • Move the Bantam House practice to Monday nights;
  • Move the Peewee Minor practice to Friday nights which gives the Bantam House teams a full sheet of ice;
  • The JV team moves back to their original time slots allowing them to conduct their team meal after their Wednesday practice.

 

We realize that this will be a bit of an inconvenience for families that have kids that attend both Fundamentals Groups and in some cases it will mean some coaches may be at the rink an additional night, but the tradeoff of not having a safe pace for all kids to dress and our belief that it is unacceptable to not offer the sessions on a weekly basis for all kids, has led to our new schedule.

 

We realize some parents may have concerns about how their schedule has changed and that it has changed right before the season, but we ask that you please understand the changes are a result of our continued growth coupled with our desire to provide the best youth hockey experience in Central Ohio. See below, the sessions that have changed are highlighted. 

 

Monday's

Times

Varsity                         

4:30 until 5:50

JV                               

6:00 until 7:20

Bantam House

7:30 until 8:20

Bantam Travel              

8:30 until 9:20

Adult league                 

10:30 until 11:30  (full hour)

 

 

Tuesday’s

Times

Learn  To Skate (Rink Program)

5:00 until 7:05

Fundamentals  II (58 players: Peewee Major, Peewee Travel, Bantam House, Bantam Travel, Girls >12   w/ 5-7 Goalies)           

7:15 until 8:05

Goalie Clinic/Power Skating            

8:15 until 9:05

Adult league                

  9:15 until 10:15

Adult league                

10:30 until 11:30

 

 

Wednesday’s

Times

Varsity          

4:30 until 5:50

JV        

6:00 until 6:50

Fundamentals I (66 players: 3 Mite teams, Squirt Minor, Squirt Major, Peewee Minor, Girls <12 w/ 3-5 Goalies)       

7:00 until 7:50

Peewee Travel & Peewee Major         

8:00 until 8:50

Adult League                

9:00 until 10:00

Adult League                

10:10 until 11:10

 

 

Thursday’s

Times

Bantam & Peewee Travel

5:00 until 6:20

JV 

6:30 until 7:50  (games only)

Varsity   

8:00 until 9:50  (games only)

 

 

Friday's

Times

Squirts

5:00 until 6:20 & 5:30 until 6:50

Peewee Minor

5:30 until 6:50 (Split ice w/ Squirts)

 

 

Saturday’s

Times

LTPH w/ Mite & Mini-Mite Practice

8:00 until 8:50 am

 

 

Sunday’s

 

Girls

5:30 until 6:20


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2014-2015 Newark Generals Season Important Information
by posted 07/21/2014
 

Dear families,

I hope everyone are having a great summer! We wanted to get some important dates communicated to you all about the very quickly approaching hockey season. Please see below! 

 

ALL YOUTH REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2014

This includes: mini mite, mite, squirt, pee wee, pee wee travel, bantam, bantam travel, JV, varsity, girls 

Please remember, update for USA Hockey number prior to registering the season! 

A practice schedule will be communicated very soon. 

Special New Player Discounts:

NIHA is also please to announce the 50% off program for any new player that has never been registered for organized ice hockey before. 

In addition to that, NIHA is also going to continue it's 50% off of the arena's learn to skate program for any new player that signs up. Limit is 1 time per player for 2014-15. You can have your child participate in these programs more than one time, but NIHA's offer to reduce that cost by reducing the team fee is for one (1) class fee to be deducted per player. 

Scholarship Program:

NIHA will also resume it's scholarship program for families that qualify for assistance. Funding is limited and each application will be reviewed privately by our small scholarship sub committee. While funding is not guaranteed, we consider each application carefully. By August 1st, we will have uploaded to the NIHA website the new application. It can be found under the "Documents" tab in the menu. 

 

EQUIPMENT SWAP DAY WILL BE AUGUST 9, 2014

TIME: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 P.M. 

Changes for this season regarding the equipment shed:

We have worked hard on revamping our equipment shed program this summer. We now have everything organized in a much better way with a new equipment committee in place. Many of the coaches that had keys in the past DON'T have access anymore. In order to gain access to the shed for a trade out, or for fitting a new player an appointment needs made with one of the equipment committee members. They will be able to check equipment in and out, and of course also prevent the inventory of equipment from becoming so disorganized it is hard to find anything. 

In order to have equipment on hand that a player can use in an emergency (forgotten at home) situation, we will have a separate bin available outside of the shed near the ice that can be accessed. 

Please know that the arena does not have access to the shed. 

This change will also alleviate the issue of the key holders also being the coaches that are responsible for being on the ice as a practice begins not being asked to remove their skates and get into the shed. The new equipment committee email contacts are listed below:

Bud Chase: 

Ben Johnson: 

Lindsay Schilling: 

Jay Miller: 


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Squirt Major Generals win Columbus Cup!
by posted 03/14/2013
 

Congratulations to the Squirt Major Generals for winning their division of the Columbus Cup!  The team finished atop the league standings for the regular season with only two losses.  In the tournament, they had a perfect 4-0 record, which included a 7-1 win in the championship game!
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Bantam Generals Win Buckeye Travel Hockey League Silver Division
by posted 03/01/2013
 
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Newark Generals Bantam Travel Hockey team.  They are the Buckeye Travel Hockey League Silver Division Champions.  This league consists of teams from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.  They will be competing next for the tier II state championship on March 16 and 17 at the Ice Haus in Columbus for a chance to play for the national championship April 3-7 in Charlotte, NC.

Pictured:
Front Row: Adam Trebb, Dustin Bargo, Alex Strouse, Josh Hogg
2nd Row: Daniel Bordner, David Haines, Will Dickson, Nick Harvey, Drew Harvey, Will Danby
3rd Row: Troy Peek, Jordan Painter, Nathan Mork, Luke Stewart, John Hays, Logan Evans
Back Row:Coach Danby, Coach Haines, Head Coach Hogg
Not pictured: Griffin Hayden

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Squirt Generals Tournament Champions!
by posted 02/25/2013
 
The Newark Generals Squirt Teams enjoyed back to back successful tournament weekends.

On the weekend of February 15 -17, the entire Squirt team (Major and Minor) traveled to Findlay to participate in the Findlay Winter Freeze.  Both teams combined to compete as two equal teams in the tournament.  Both teams played and raised the level of their games.  The Gold finished second in their pool; gaining wins of Sylvania and Dayton.  The Green team finished first in its division, beating teams from Troy, Bowling Green, Findlay.  The two teams faced off in an epic overtime battle with the Green team scoring the winning goal with 1 second remaining in overtime.  The Green team went on to beat Bowling Green 5-2 in the championship game.  Both teams celebrated the success of the Generals on ice afterward.
 

This past weekend, the Newark Generals Squirt Major team battled the top teams from each association of the Columbus House Hockey League to capture the McCarthy Cup.  The team beat the EYHA Penguins 3-1.  On Saturday the team beat the CCYHA Bobcats 1-0 in  battle of goaltenders.  The Generals beat the CAHA Sharks 3-2 only to face the Bobcats a second time in the final.  The 1-0 win by the Generals was thriller to the end.  The boys took great pride in marching the championship trophy to the trophy case at the Arena and even greater pride in dousing their coach in water later in the locker room.  
 

 

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NIHA Mites win McCarthy Cup!
by posted 02/24/2013
 

Congratulations to the Generals Mite Gold Team for winning the McCarthy Cup House Division!

In the championship game, they trailed 1-0 against a talented Southpointe Team, but then took a 2-1 lead on back to back goals. Southpointe tied the game with about 8 minutes left, but the Generals scored two more in the last 4 minutes for the win.

Congratulations to the Mite Gold Team!!! 
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Adult UP Pond Hockey Tournament
by posted 02/19/2013
 

Three NIHA adult teams traveled to Northern Michigan this past weekend to participate in U.P. Pond Hokcey Championship. The tournament was held on Lake Huron in Moran Bay in St. Ignace, Michigan.  Despite temperatures in the teens for most of the weekend, over 170 teams participated on 30 outdoor rinks.

Although none of our teams brought home any trophies, they all brought home great memories.  Everyone is already looking forward to next year, when we hope more teams from Newark will participate!
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JV Generals
by posted 02/07/2013
 

The Generals JV team as they took 1st place at the Fire on Ice Tournament in Cincinnati last weekend.  They finished the weekend without a loss, and only let in one goal the whole weekend!  Congratulations to the entire team!
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Home of the 2009 and 2012 State Champions!!!
by posted 03/27/2012
 

Follow the team as they head to nationals in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 21-25th using the following link:
http://www.usahockey.com/2012_Nationals.aspx
(select High School - Varsity on the left hand side)

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Newark Generals are State Champions!!!
by posted 03/12/2012
 
The Newark Generals are the 2012 Ohio High School Club Hockey State Champions!!!
 
The top 12 teams in the state met this past weekend for state championship tournament play. The Generals first had to qualify for the Sunday championship rounds by being one of the top four point winners from round robin play. The Generals opened with a close 3-2 win over Medina, followed by an impressive 7-0 victory over Mason, and then clinched a number two semifinal seed by defeating Northern Kentucky by a 5-3 score. The Sunday morning semifinal matchup was a rematch with league rival Westerville with the Generals posting a convincing 5-2 victory. The finals held Sunday afternoon matched the Generals against the Cleveland league champion, Jackson Polar Bears. The Generals won a fast and furious game by a 3-2 score.

This is the Generals’ second state championship and first since the 2009 championship season. Please congratulate Thomas Nichols, Christian Thomas, Zach Dennis, Ryan McCabe, Alex O'Neill, Gabe Parini, Tate Stewart, Drew Stewart, Ben Dickson, Austin Pitcock, Ben Dennis, Mitch Anderson, Christian Hayden, Matt Congos, Austin Smart, Gus Goumas, Lucas Chacey, and Ben Baldwin for this outstanding accomplishment. Go Generals!!!
 
Also, the Generals will be attempting to raise funds for the expensive trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the National Championships Macrh 21st-25th.  Please look for more information coming soon!
 

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