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FREE SK8 NIGHT K-8 GIRLS AND BOYS - SEPT. 21
08/01/2018
LOWER MERION ICE HOCKEY CLUB   Attention K –...
HARRITON ANNOUNCES NEW COACHING STAFF
07/25/2018
  HARRITON RAMS ICE HOCKEY ANNOUNCES NEW COACHES WELCOME...
LM TOWNSHIP VIDEO FEATURING OUR COACHES
07/12/2018
Check out this great video with two of our amazing volunteer coaches,...
LMIHC K-4 ELEMENTARY FAQS FOR 2018/19
05/06/2018
    LOWER MERION ICE HOCKEY CLUB Elementary Team...
COME PLAY YOUTH HOCKEY!
05/04/2018
http://www.usahockey.com/comeplayyouthhockey    
LMIHC MIDDLE SCHOOL BULLDOGS WIN 2017/18 CUP
05/02/2018
  LMIHC Middle School Bulldogs Win 2017/18 Ice Line Developmental...
ELEMENTARY WHITE GOES BACK2BACK WINNING 2017/18 CUP
03/21/2018
  BACK 2 BACK CHAMPS!! Congratulations to the LMIHC Elementary...
TRIPLE YOUR IMPACT - AMAZON SMILE
03/12/2018
  3x your impact! Amazon is tripling the donation rate on...
LMIHC SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
11/15/2016
  2016/17 Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club  Dear Ice...
 
FREE SK8 NIGHT K-8 GIRLS AND BOYS - SEPT. 21

LOWER MERION

ICE HOCKEY CLUB

 

Attention K – 8 Parents: 

Would your daughter or son like to play ice hockey?

Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club has a team for you!

Your child is invited to a FREE open skate where prospective players and parents can talk with coaches, team managers, players and other parents about the program.

 

FREE Open Skate for PROSPECTIVE PLAYERS on Friday, September 21 from 7:00 – 8:30pm 

 

What:       FREE Meet, Greet & Skate for Lower Merion Township and Narberth borough residents who would like to play ice hockey.  FREE hot chocolate and cookies will be served after the open skate, too!

 

Where:     The Skatium

                  1002 Darby Road

                  Havertown, PA

 

When:      Friday, September 21 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

***NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY***

 

Questions? 

Girls and Boys in grades K-4, contact Brian Hoppybrian.hoppy@hdrinc.com 

Boys and Girls in grades 5 - 8, please contact Martha Bardsley at marthabardsley@yahoo.com


by Master Admin posted 08/01/2018
HARRITON ANNOUNCES NEW COACHING STAFF

 

HARRITON RAMS ICE HOCKEY ANNOUNCES NEW COACHES

WELCOME COACH ANTHONY FROIO AS THE NEW HARRITON HEAD COACH!

WELCOME ASSISTANT COACH JOE PROUD!

On behalf of the Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club, I am pleased to announce Coach Anthony Froio as Harriton's new head ice hockey coach.

Coach Froio is a high school Social Studies teacher at Henderson High School in West Chester Area School District. Coach Froio was the assistant coach for the Haverford Hawks 18U team and the Haverford Fords High School JV team. Coach Froio is a graduate of Alvernia Univeristy where he was captain of his hockey team. Coach Froio played high school hockey and club hockey with the Haverford Hawks.

Coach Froio is looking forward to bringing his energetic and optimistic coaching style to the Harriton team. With his encouraging approach, Coach Froio is eager to make a positive impact on the development of the players and the continued growth of the Harriton hockey community.

Coach Froio will be assisted by Coach Joe Proud. Some of you may know Coach Proud as the well-respected and very successful Harriton boys' varsity lacrosse head coach.  After 7 years at Harriton, Coach Proud will provide a valuable on-campus presence and knowledge of the Harriton culture and student body.

Coach Froio and Coach Proud share the goal of building a strong and connected team.

Coach Froio and Coach Proud are anxious to meet the team and start the season. Aimee Avellino, Chris Milani and Josh Petersohn will work with Coach Froio and Coach Proud to set up the first team meeting.

Please join me in welcoming Coach Froio and Coach Proud to the Harriton Hockey Team!

Carole D. Santilli
Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club President


by posted 07/25/2018
LM TOWNSHIP VIDEO FEATURING OUR COACHES

Check out this great video with two of our amazing volunteer coaches, Andy Gavrin and Brian Hoppy.  In addition to being very involved with the club, Andy is also a Township Commissioner and Brian is the Chairman of the LMT Environmental Advisory Council.

https://lmtv.viebit.com/player.php?hash=6SSlnh3RhKSX


by Master Admin posted 07/12/2018
LMIHC K-4 ELEMENTARY FAQS FOR 2018/19

 

 

LOWER MERION ICE HOCKEY CLUB

Elementary Team

FAQs

 

What is the Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club Elementary Team?

We are a co-ed ice hockey progam for grades K-4 open to anyone in who lives in Lower Merion or Narberth (or who attends private schools in Lower Merion or Narberth).  We support players who have no experience up to those who have been playing for a few years.   We have teams for younger kids, less experienced kids and kids who play a lot.  The rules of USA hockey, which we follow, do not allow contact until kids turn 14.

 

Do I need any experience?

No.  LMIHC is a community hockey program designed for participation, to grow the game and for fun and competition.  We will teach your daughter/son to skate and play hockey.

 

How long is the season?    

Our season starts mid-September and goes through mid-March.   Generally, the kids are on the ice 2x per week, mostly on the weekend for an hour at a time.

 

Where are practices and games?

We practice most Saturday afternoons at the Springfield Ice Rink (400 West Sproul Rd, next to the Springfield Country Club in Springfield, PA - 20 minutes from Ardmore).  Practices are about an hour and will occur between 4:15 PM and 6:30 PM (depending on age).  Our games typically occur on Saturdays, Sundays or Monday evenings and will occur at Ice Works in Aston, PA (about 25 minutes from Ardmore).  You will be notified of your exact practice slot after evaluations.  

 

What gear does my child need?

Your child will need full equipment in order to take the ice for the first practice.  Items needed can be found here: http://newtohockey.com/hockey-equipment-buying-guide-for-kids/.  You can buy used items at Play It Again Sports in Berwyn or get new items at Hockey Giant (Norristown), Mike's Hockey Gear (Willow Grove) or Total Hockey (Exton).

 

How much does it cost?

Cost for the entire season is $800, plus the cost of equipment (ranging between $300 and $500 depending on new or used equipment) and uniform (about $140).  The tuition works out to about $20 per time on the ice.

 

What is the process to register?

1. Join USA Hockey and obtain a registration number: https://m.usahockeyregistration.com

 

2. Register for Lower Merion Ice Hockey Elementary School team: Registration is best accomplished from a computer (not phone). There are 2 options for payment, and the chance to further support the club with a donation at the time of registration (much needed!). On the LMIHC site (www.lowermerionihc.com) click the ORANGE Register Now link, choose payment plan.

 

3. Request or confirm your player's jersey number with the team manager.

 

Who is Coaching?

We are in the process of selecting coaches for next year.  The following gives you an idea of what our coaches are like:

Kadir Erkmen served as the Head Coach of the Lower Merion Bulldogs Elementary White Team in 2017/18.  Kadir served as an assistant coach for White Team before that.  In addition, he has coached with the Hanover (New Hampshire) Hockey Association, Haverford Hawks, and Valley Forge Minutemen club teams.  His aim is to produce a safe and fun environment for the development of our youth hockey players.  Kadir was joined by assistant coach Dan Flood.  Dan also served as an assistant coach with the Bulldogs, and has coached with the Haverford Hawks and Philadelphia Little Flyers.  Both Kadir and Dan were a huge part of the success of last year’s White Team, guiding them to the 2017-18 DSHL championship.   They also won the league the year before.

Andy Gavrin served as the Head Coach of the Lower Merion Bulldogs Mite Team.  Andy built a solid foundation with the Mite program last season and puts a heavy empasis on fun and growing a love for the game. 

 

How do I purchase a uniform?

If your player needs a new jersey or is new to the club, please contact the team manager to request/confirm a jersey number.  Jersey numbers are assigned based on availability in addition to your child's preference.

 

Rocky Putter, former owner of the Hockey Shed, will be handling jerseys for our club.  He will be bringing sample jerseys for players to try on at the Springfield Hockey Rink early in the season.  If you are unable to make that time but still need to order new uniforms, please email Rocky directly at .   The cost for 2 jerseys and 2 pairs of socks is $138.00 this year.  ($55.00 per shirt and $14.00 per sox).  He will accept payment in the form of check or cash. 

 

Do you use Team Snap?

Yes.  Once registered and once we have the game schedule, you will receive an email inviting you to join the app.  Players are expected to mark their attendance for every practice and game.

 

What if I have other questions?

Additional questions, please email the former Elementary team managers Virginia Davis or Megan Fisher .    

 


by Master Admin posted 05/06/2018
COME PLAY YOUTH HOCKEY!

http://www.usahockey.com/comeplayyouthhockey

 

 


by Master Admin posted 05/04/2018
LMIHC MIDDLE SCHOOL BULLDOGS WIN 2017/18 CUP

 

LMIHC Middle School Bulldogs Win 2017/18 Ice Line Developmental National Hockey League Crown.

In a very tightly contested game, the LMIHC Bulldogs won the championship in a 6 round shootout against Boyertown Red.  The Bulldogs clawed their way back from a 2-0 deficit and forced OT.  Goals were scored by Dean Carvalho and Parker Hoppy.  Goalie Justin Mackey came up with some timely and clutch goaltending in the shootout.  The winning goal came fromt he stick of Parker Hoppy who pulled a sleek deke on Boyertown's goalie.   Congrats to all the Bulldogs and their coaches.


by Master Admin posted 05/02/2018
ELEMENTARY WHITE GOES BACK2BACK WINNING 2017/18 CUP

 

BACK 2 BACK CHAMPS!!

Congratulations to the LMIHC Elementary White Bulldogs.  The Bulldogs capped off an undefeated season in the Delco Scholastic Hockey League at Ice Works with a 2-0 win over Haverford to win the DSHL 2017/18 Championship.  Coach Erkman was very impressed with the team effort over the whole season and noted that the team had almost full attendance at ever practice since September.  This is a real testament to the committment of the players, coaches and parents and illustrates the strength that can be built when everyone works together as a team.


by Master Admin posted 03/21/2018
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by Master Admin posted 03/12/2018
LMIHC SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

 

2016/17 Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club 

Dear Ice Hockey Enthusiast:

We are currently seeking Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club sponsorships to offset some of the costs associated with providing a successful and enjoyable ice hockey season.  Your sponsorship would help cover the cost of ice time and league fee expenses. Your assistance will make it possible for our players to develop, train and participate in the Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club programs starting as elementary level players and progressing through to our high school programs. We greatly appreciate your consideration.

We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit ice hockey club supported entirely by volunteers and players’ families.  Registration fees cover all expenses related to team operations which include ice costs, league fees and coach related expenses. The most significant of our expenses are the ice costs and league fees.  

Over the years, we have been able to provide each team with sufficient amount of ice time. Without support from the community, we will either need to increase the registration fees for some of the teams or reduce the amount of ice time.

Our ultimate goal is to have the opportunity to keep the number of middle school practice slots, bring in a goalie coach or power skating instructor, hold team social events and participate in extra events. This is why we ask you for your support.

We have four options for your donation.  In exchange for your level of generosity, your Company or Organization will receive the following:

  • Level 1 - $195 - Special recognition on our Club’s website at www.lowermerionihc.com
  • Level 2 - $245 - The name of your Company or Organization will be included on a ½ page in Club’s yearly Ad Book as well as recognized on the Club website
  • Level 2 - $295 - The name of your Company or Organization will be included on a full-page in Club’s yearly Ad Book as well as recognized on the Club website
  • Level 4 - $215 - The name of your Company or Organization will be listed on a page in Club’s yearly Ad Book along with other organizations as well as recognized on the Club website

If you are able to donate towards our efforts, we will promptly forward you a thank you letter with our tax identification number for your records.

On behalf of the Club, I thank you very much for your support and consideration of this sponsorship opportunity. Please do not hesitate to contact the Larry Kagan, Club Treasurer and Registrar or me if you have any questions about the sponsorship program.

Sincerely,

Carole D. Santilli, CPA

Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club President


by posted 11/15/2016
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