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Rye Rangers Bantams in Iceland!

 

For the second year in a row, our Bantam A-TB team has traveled to Iceland for some practices, games against local team, and a chance to experience a different culture. The Rangers won their first game Thursday night 6-4, and will have two more games in a mini-tournament format, followed by two more Sunday. Thanks to Kristina Dorfman for the pictures!

 


by posted 10/05/2018
For Every Level Of Player

 

The Rye Rangers offers programs for every level of player, from beginners to adults. Below is a breakdown of our different programs. Please email for more information.

 

Mite (8U)

The Rye Rangers have four levels of instruction in our 8U program so there is a progression from one year to the next. All of our levels work on each individual player's overall skill development in a fast-paced, energetic and fun manner.



Junior clinic

The entry point into ice hockey for most players, this is for players who have recently learned to skate. Ice sessions are typically Sunday mornings at the Playland studio rink.

 

Mite ADM

Named after USA Hockey’s groundbreaking American Development Model, our Mite ADM program offers station-based instruction in skating, stickhandling, and shooting fundamentals. Clinics are typically on both weekend mornings.

 

Mite Minor

The next level of progression from Mite ADM, Mite Minor continues station-based instruction on the weekend, along with midweek intramural games and cross-ice games against other programs.

 

Mite A

Our Mite A team continues to emphasize skill development, and is also entered in the Chelsea Piers Connecticut cross-ice league game.



Squirts (10U)

The first year of full-ice hockey, with a continued strong emphasis on skill development. Our teams compete in the Hudson Valley Hockey League.

 

Pee Wees (12U)

Skill development remains a priority, with increased attention to team concepts. Teams also compete in the Hudson Valley Hockey League. Our Pee Wee A-Tournament Bound team is eligible for the New York State Tournament at season’s end.

 

Bantam (14U)

The first level of full checking. Teams also compete in the Hudson Valley Hockey League, with our Bantam A-Tournament Bound team also eligible for the New York State Tournament.

 

Midgets (16U & 18U)

Midget teams play a truncated schedule from late August through November to accommodate school hockey schedules.

 

Men’s hockey

Adult pick-up hockey typically on Thursday nights and weekend mornings, with some game opportunities against other programs.

 

General skating

Open skate sessions, with no sticks or pucks, typically on Friday and Sunday afternoons.

 

by posted 09/10/2018
Gold Medalists!

 

The Rye Rangers had another outstanding showing in the annual CanAm Challenge Cup March 8-11 in Lake Placid. Remarkably, all seven Rangers teams advanced to the finals of their respective divisions, with four teams (Bantam A-TB, Pee Wee A-TB, Pee Wee A & Squirt A-1) taking home gold.

A fifth team, the Pee Wee A-1s, had arguably the most impressive showing of all, playing a marathon gold medal game that they ultimately lost in the NINTH (!) overtime.

Regardless, congratulations to all Rye Rangers players, coaches, and parents on another outstanding season.

Bantam A-TB

Pee Wee A-TB

Pee Wee A

Squirt A-1

(Photos by Aileen Brown)


by posted 03/13/2018
Silver Sticks Champs

The Rye Rangers enjoyed its best-ever showing in the Silver Sticks Tournament, with both the Squirt As and Pee Wee A-TBs winning their divisions to advance to the U.S. Finals. No Rye Rangers team had won Silver Sticks before.

The Squirt As survived an overtime nailbiter in the semifinals before beating the Connecticut RiverHawks 3-2 in the final. They advance to the Finals in Sarnia, Ontario.

The Pee-Wee A-TB team also had to squeak through in overtime in the semis, then cruised to beat the Western Colonials 6-1 in the final. They will play in the final in Port Huron, Michigan Jan. 11-14.

(Photo credit: Aileen Brown)


by posted 11/27/2017
Throwback Pictures

Thanks to Ray Burke, a proud Rye Rangers alumnus and now a Squirt coach, for digging up these team pictures from the 1980s. It's worth noting several of the coaches and players in these pictures -- (a decidedly-less gray) Rocky Shepard, Mark Finnegan, Sam Weinman, Ray Burke, and others -- are all still active coaches in the program.

1984