MYH’s Mite A team finished 2nd in the AA division of the 40th annual Heseltine Memorial Mite Tournament over Thanksgiving weekend, dropping the championship game Sunday afternoon after running the table earlier in the day to reach the finals. It was a great weekend of hockey for the kids in red who competed in a deep 10-team division. Congratulations Mite As!
I am very happy to announce that the season got off to a great start and we are hitting full speed heading into Thanksgiving. We are now in our second round of parity, and teams are finding their groove. There are still a couple of teams that need adjustments to get into the regular season bracket they should be in but we are very close.
Big thanks to you - our parents - as you are what makes hockey possible for the more than 140 kids in our program. To help with communication, we will share sharing updates with you via this newsletter. Look out for it on a regular basis, and please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
There will be no regular skills or Goalie skills on Friday night, but the 5:00 PM hour and the 6:00 PM hour will be available for coaches / teams. Let your coach know if you will be around and want to skate!
Skills with Jacqui will be temporarily replaced with the wildly popular 3 on 3 games on Friday nights beginning December 1 and going throughout January. There will be additional details provided about the format next week. Jacqui will be back with us after the holidays.
The High School Varsity season begins after Thanksgiving. This affects us in two ways. The Girls Varsity team will have some Wednesday games (6PM start). This will create adjustments on a week-by-week basis. Correspondence will be sent on Saturday highlighting these adjustments and communicating the schedule for your child’s team.
The Boys Varsity team will begin their weekday practices bumping our start times back 30 minutes on select days. Practice times will be impacted beginning the week of November 27th (next Monday). It has not been confirmed what specific days, but I will have confirmation very soon and follow up with an additional correspondence with specifics.
Details for both will be communicated each Sunday to help clarify.
Jerseys are here! We have now distributed all of the jerseys to our coaches. If you don't have your jersey yet, you will be getting it in the next few days. They look great! To help bolster MYH pride, on Friday December 1st we are asking all MYH players to wear their jersey to school. This will not only be a way to get some "street cred" for our kids - it is a wonderful endorsement of our program to peers. Remember to take pictures, and send them to me! I would love to post as many as possible on our Facebook page.
The rumors are true! We are excited to announce that we will be opening the Snack Bar at Flynn Rink. We are going to start small and grow as the season progresses. To start, we will open the snack bar on Friday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm for families joining Skills. We will offer pizza and ice cream and will accept Cash and Venmo. Eventually we will move to offering breakfast treats and coffee for Learn to Play as well. We are going to need volunteers to help man the Snack Bar, In order to make this happen, we need your help. We are asking families to help us staff the snack bar. Any family member over the age of 14 can sign up for a shift here. We will need two volunteers for the first hour, and two volunteers for the second hour each week. You will have a choice to either volunteer (we’re happy to fill out those community service sheets for high schoolers) or receive money off your ice bill (at a rate of $15 for each hour worked).
All of the proceeds from the Snack Bar benefit Melrose Youth Hockey, which means more tournaments for our kids, cost savings on jerseys, enhanced development opportunities – you name it!
Learn to Play
Our LTP program has started and is off to a great start.. We are thrilled that we already have 54 kids signed up! Spaces are still available, and there is still time to get your kid registered. We have attached the LTP flyer if you are interested. Any questions, please reach out directly to our LTP Director Lisa Schmidt (email@example.com).
I want to close with a general reminder that our teams are now in their second round of parity. While teams should be getting more competitive, we will continue to see mismatches for the next few weeks. By December, each team should be in a competitive bracket that matches their skill level.
Thank you again for all that you do! We are looking forward to continuing the great season.
Melrose Youth Hockey is pleased to announce the arrival of new board members for the 2023/2024 season: Lisa Schmidt and Garth Savidge (Coaches Representative).
The board wishes to extend a special thank you to outgoing board member Sean Henry.
More information on level directors, league representatives, and board roles can be found here.
Posted November 22, 2023
MHS Girls Head Coach Frank Sorrenti and the Varsity Girls Hockey Team will host a girls clinic this Saturday (3/4/2023) at 11:00 AM at the Flynn Rink. The skate is open to all girls participating in Melrose Youth Hockey, including skaters in our Learn to Play program. See you at the Flynn!
On February 12, 2023, Melrose High School will be hosing a youth hockey clinic for all Melrose Youth Hockey players from 12:30pm - 1:30pm at the Flynn Rink. Melrose Youth Hockey is grateful to MHS Boys Varsity Coach Ciccarello, his staff, and players for this opportunity. We hope to see you on the 12th!
Melrose Youth Hockey is proud to announce the addition of Mike Bouche to the Board of Directors as the 2022/2023 Coaches Representative. Mike currently coaches the Girls U10 and Squirt B teams.
Friends and alumni of Melrose Youth Hockey gathered at Flynn Rink on June 29, 2022 to honor outgoing President Frank Sorrenti for over 30 years of service to MYH. The ceremony included recognition of Frank’s service from Massachusetts Hockey and Friends of Flynn. Current MYH President Kyle Blossom and Melrose Mayor Paul Brodeur both expressed gratitude for Frank’s long-standing commitment to the program and Melrose community, noting the positive impact he has made on so many players.
Former MYH Treasurer Wayne Eaton presented Frank with an honorary Melrose jersey. Frank’s legacy and commitment to MYH were honored with the naming of the Frank Sorrenti Coaches Room at Flynn Rink.
From all of us at Melrose Youth Hockey – past and present - thank you Frank!
Posted June 30, 2022