Newark Generals Varsity Tryouts Announced for the 2015-16 Season!
The 2009 & 2012 State Champions, 2011 & 2015 State Runners Up, and 2009, 2012, 2013, 2015 CBJ Cup Champion Newark Generals Varsityhockey team has announced the following mandatory tryout dates:
Sunday April 12th 12:30 pm- 1:50 pm Sunday April 19th 12:30 pm- 1:50 pm
Try outs will be held at the Reese Ice Arena in Newark and are open to any player attending a high school located within the Newark Generals Club District. These districts include, but are not limited to: Newark, Granville, Licking Valley, Heath, Newark Catholic, Mt Vernon, Danville, Zanesville, Lancaster, Lakewood, Utica, Sheridan and others. For more information regarding a district not listed please contact Jeff Danby at
Other Tryout Details:
Tryouts will be run, and players evaluated, by Varsity coaches Don Jennings, Kyle Thomas, Brian Smart and their proxies.
All players should bring light and dark jerseys to both tryouts.
Doors will be open at 11:30 AM on both dates for player registration.
Try out costs are $50, payable at time of registration.
Checks should be made out to: Newark Generals Club Hockey
These two tryout dates are for the Newark Generals Varsity team only. Junior Varsity tryouts are planned for late August.
Don't forget to sign up for spring pond hockey at the LGRIA! This program is being administrated by the arena (not NIHA). We want to encourage anyone interested in participating with this program to sign up as soon as you can by going to the arena website, or click below for a link to the entry form.
The Generals Bantam Travel team was the Runner-Up in the Buckeye Travel Hockey League and won the League Tournament (BTHL Gold A). They won the McClain Invitational and finished runner-up in the Buckeye Classic and Cleveland Rock and Roll Cup.
The Bantam Travel team finished the season with 30 wins 11 losses and 6 ties.
Lindsay Schilling - CBJ Hockey Mom of the Month!!!
Congratulations to NIHA’s Lindsay Schilling for being selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets as the Marzetti Youth Hockey Mom of the Month for October! In addition to being a hockey mom of four boys, Lindsay is NIHA's treasurer, and one of our volunteers who helps outfit new players with equipment from our shed.
Thanks to Lindsay for all her help, and congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition!!!
Bantam Generals Win Buckeye Travel Hockey League Silver Division
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.
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
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!
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!
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!