By: Blanche Harty
Friday night on the ice…the Bantam game was electric! From the puck drop to the winning goal in a shootout after double OT – Storm beat Wayne 2-1 to capture the Bantam “B” Division title. Rink 2 was packed with parents, friends, and fans – every player gave their all, and our goalie worked magic in net.
The next game was our PeeWees playing Rockaway for the PeeWee “C” division title. For the whole season, Storm PeeWees played tough with a great 13-5 season. In the championship game, every player worked together every second to secure an 8 to 5 victory to capture the title.
The Hanover Storm Squirt Hockey consisted of players from 8 – 11 years of age. Every player brought something to the team, having players from all levels of skill. We began the season with a first-year goalie and several first-year squirt players…most of our games were close battles, and we ended our season in 3rd place in the MCYHL “B” division. Seated last in our playoff bracket, we faced the first-place team, Rockaway Gold, in the championship game. The Squirts worked hard and never gave up. The last horn blew and they were able to win 3-2, becoming the MCYHL Squirt “B” Division Champion.
Our Mites, the youngest Storm players, played their jamboree on Feb. 23 and 24th, which are four (20 min) games in a round robin style against other MCYHL Mite teams. As most Mites, this is most likely their first year on skates and playing hockey on a “real” team. Every player participated and came off the ice with smiles on their faces. During the season, our Mites play “no scores kept” games following the USA Hockey American Development Model (ADM) to learn the game with more puck “touches” on half-ice rink.
All four Storm hockey levels were dedicated, displayed team camaraderie, and enjoyed the fast-paced game of Ice Hockey.
Hanover Storm offers a 6+ month long season with 1-2 practices per week, Summer Power Skating Clinics, and over 18 games!
Hanover Hockey is a non-profit, recreational youth hockey club for kids who would like to play – or learn how to play – Ice Hockey, open to all youth residents (ages 5-14) of Hanover Township, East Hanover and Florham Park and any other Morris County resident whose home town does not offer a recreational hockey program.
Our teams play in the Mite, Squirt, Peewee and Bantam divisions of the MCYHL, a non-profit association and the governing body serving the youth recreational hockey teams & towns in the Morris County area. Over 2,000 of the county’s youth annually participate in programs run by the MCYHL Association.
Our Storm coaches are all USA Hockey and SafeSport certified and are committed to teaching all our team members hockey skills and rules needed to safely play the game – with dedication, teamwork and fun!
Come see what Hanover Storm Hockey is all about! Should you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.