DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT POSITION CREATED, FILLED
LMICH NAMES BRIAN HOPPY DIRECTOR OF HOCKEY DEVELOPMENT
Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club is pleased to announce the addition of the Director of Hockey Development position.
The Director will lead the development and implementation of a progressive plan for LMIHC which will provide the basis to develop the appropriate skills and attitudes of our youth hockey players and coaches and prepare them to be competitive at all levels of play.
The Director will be responsible for organizing and implementing age-appropriate developmental programs that will instruct Mite through Middle School-level players and coaches. The progressive approach will ready players for High School level hockey.
The Director will work in the best interest of the youth organization at the Mite through Middle School levels on behalf of LMIHC’s board.
On behalf of the LMIHC Board, I am further pleased to announce that Brian Hoppy has been appointed to this position.
Brian has been involved with the Club for the past three years and a great source of support to LMIHC. In addition to his recent experience, Brian coached the Bulldogs Elementary team in 2008 and Middle School team in 2009. Brian has Tier 2 club experience coaching the Haverford Hawks at the Atom, Mite and Squirt level teams. Brian is a Level 4 coach with his Level 5 coaching certification pending. A native of Buffalo, NY, Brian grew up playing Tier 1 hockey in Western New York and Southern Ontario and still plays locally in several local men’s leagues.
We are looking forward to Brian’s success in this role and we are excited for new advances that this role will bring to our players, our coaches and our Club.
My name is Dan Pike and I coach the Lower Merion high school ice hockey team. This message is for current players, those who have expressed interest in playing, or are an upcoming freshman to LM or Harriton and wish to play in the Skatium High School Hockey League (SHSHL).
All current players are expected to play at some degree during the summer season, reach out to coach Pike or coach Gonsalves if you have any questions about those expectations. LM will also be holding dry land workouts throughout the summer. Schedules will be handed out to athletes shortly.
The SHSHL (Skatium High School Hockey League) begins Thursday June 8th and runs through mid August. That is less than 3 weeks away from now!
Games are played once per week on Thursday nights. There are no practices involved with the summer league and players are simply to arrive 45 minutes before game start times to stretch properly, prepare mentally and finalize any equipment issues. Incoming freshman from BC and Wv are encouraged to play as this league is full checking and it provides great exposure to full contact hockey and the quicker game speed you will be playing in before we enter September and the high school hockey season begins. Please feel free to reach out with any questions you may have regarding the league, coaches’ expectations, etc..
We have set up two payment options for playing on the team; register as a 'full time' player for $150 for all 8 games + playoffs, OR register as a 'part time' player for $20/ game (in advance). All those wishing to play must purchase a GREY LMIHC summer league jersey for $20 (unless you previously have one/ same as last two seasons).
In order to ensure total team communication throughout the summer please respond back to me at with your most reliable email address. All players must have Payment In Full before they can join the team game 1, AS WELL AS a completed SHSHL Registration Form submitted to coach. Here is the registration form:
*Ignore the pricing on the registration form – that price is for players signing up individually / not on a team.
**Cash or checks should be made out to “Hockeytown 19083” and can be delivered to your HS team rep. or coach. ( LM = Ellen Rosenberg or HH = Aimee Avellino ), or mailed to Dan Pike at:
Lower Merion High School
315 E. Montgomery Avenue,
Ardmore, PA 19003
Deadline for payment is Friday, June 2nd as the roster needs to be finalized.
PLEASE RESPOND BACK ASAP WITH A ‘YES or NO’ and ‘FT’ or ‘PT’. I am looking to cap the roster so we don’t have an overloaded bench.
Also, don’t forget to check out our club website at www.lowermerionihc.com, follow us on twitter @LM_IceHockey, on Instagram @ lm_icehockey and on YouTube (search Coach Pike) for all our most recent team and game updates. Any help with advertising this opportunity for the kids would be appreciated.
Finally, if you know any other potential athletes who may be interested in playing, please forward them this email…
Congratulations to the players and coaches on the Elementary White Bulldogs. The Bulldogs beat Springfield March 20, 2017 to win the Upper Division of the DSHL.
From The Main Line Times:
The Lower Merion Elementary Bulldogs – White Team won the Delco School Hockey League Elementary Upper Division championship Monday night with a 10-4 win against Springfield Elementary.
The scoring in the championship game opened up early for the Bulldogs with Parker Hoppy finding the back of the net at 2:53 into the first period. The Bulldogs maintained a comfortable lead throughout the game with goals from Owen Davis, Braden Fisher (two), Sam Flood, Toby Myers and Lucas Yenal.
Ben Rabinowitz led the team in scoring with a hat trick in their final game – scoring his last goal with one second left on the game clock. Goaltender Christian Mackey made 18 saves to secure the victory.
Lower Merion, led by team captains Esref Erkmen, Parker Hoppy, and Marco Mazzarelli, finished its regular season in first place with a 13-2-1 record. The team’s head coach, Brian Hoppy, was assisted by coaches Kadir Erkmen, Dan Flood, and Justin Mackey.
The Bulldogs tallied 121 goals during the season, while goalies Christian Mackey, Will Zeger, and Andrew Bachman allowed only 55 goals during the regular season. The team had several first-year Bulldogs, and one player – Toby Myers – has been a Bulldog for the last five years since he was in Kindergarten.
The Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club was established in 1970 with the entry of the Lower Merion High School team into the Inter-County Scholastic Hockey League (ICSHL). The team’s first uniforms were donated by NHL Hall of Famer Ed Snider, the late founder of the Philadelphia Flyers. Two of Snider’s sons, Craig and Jay Snider, played on that first team.
The Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club has also grown from one varsity high school team to an eight-team club including two High School varsity teams (boys), a girls’ high school team, a middle school team and four elementary school teams – two Under-10 teams and two Under-8 teams. The Elementary program is where the Lower Merion Ice Hockey Club has invested many resources and volunteer coaching time in player and skills development.
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 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.
The company that we use for this webste was formerly owned by a company called League Athletics, but League Athletics has been acquired by SI Play. The site is currently co-branded but is in transition to SI Play and will eventually only be an SI Play website. The SI Play app is connected to this website and already supersedes the League Athletics app. You can therefore delete the League Athletics app from your phone.
The SI Play app is connected to this website. All notifications and information come to your phone/SI Play app from info entered on the website. You can see this information on the website by clicking Teams then choosing your team and then clicking Schedule.
In order for the SI Play app to work on your phone, your profile information on this website must be complete. Most of the time, for most people, this was accomplished through registration. The most important piece of information that MUST be entered in your player and parent profiles is your email address.
If, after downloading the SI Play app to your phone, your team is not found on the app, then you need to login to your account on the website and make sure your email is entered. Enter your email in the profile of both players and parents.
Once you have populated your information, including email address into your website profile, the app can find you and you will have SI Play on your phone.