We thought it could be done and it has been. Great Neck was hockey town on Monday, Oct. 18 as our own Great Neck Wolverines high school hockey team took the ice at the Parkwoord Ice Rink for the first “home” game of the season. The kids took the ice in an electric atmosphere. You could feel the energy in the building. The stands were filled with friends and family of the players. There were park commissioners in the building, there were high school principals in the building. Most importantly there was hockey in the building.
The Great Neck Bruins had another fun-filled weekend. The Squirts, led by coaches Chris Byrnes (Level 3 USA Hockey coach), Chris Goodrich (Level 4 USA Hockey coach) and Mike Guerra (Level 1 USA Hockey coach) fought a tough battle and won their first league game beating the Westchester Mariners.
The Great Neck Park District Bruins Youth Hockey Teams are anticipating an extraordinary upcoming 2010/11 season. As the new season begins, our players have stepped back onto the ice with vim and vigor. They are ready for the challenges they will meet on the ice knowing that hockey is much more than skating skills and brute force. Brains win games! Learning the fundamentals of ice hockey for all levels, from beginners to advanced players, is what this Tier III organization is best at. Learn to enjoy this wonderful game on and off the ice.
The High School Hockey League schedule is out and our Great Neck Wolverines High School Hockey Team make their home debut at the Parkwood Ice Rink in Great Neck on Monday night, Oct. 18 at 8:15 p.m. against a strong Roslyn team. The team opens the season with three road games at opponent’s rinks (of course fans are encouraged to join the Wolverines on the road as well). Please save the date and come take a look. It’s been a long journey, it’s time to play hockey!
The Great Neck Wolverines High School ice hockey team won a wildly entertaining opener against Massapequa at the Long Beach Arena last Sunday night. It was the Wolverines first ever league game. The team came out full of energy in their brand new, crisp navy blue jerseys. Early in the first period, they jumped out to a 2-0 lead. The lead was short lived, and by the end of the period, the Wolverines found themselves down 3-2. The game was fast paced and hard hitting. Both team had numerous power play chances as well as shorthanded situations. There was no scoring in the second period.
The Jaguars have come out of their third game of the regular season with a tie against Plainview at 1-1. As always, the girls gave their all for an excellent game, and we want to give a shout-out to Alexandra, who put in a truly elegant goal for the team this time around. This tie has dropped the record to 1-0-2, making the Jaguars the only team in fourth place, out of ten.
Great Neck is lucky to be the home of one of the few Fall baseball leagues in this area. “Fallball” is particularly enticing to the enthusiastic youth baseball player who cannot wait a full year to play baseball between traditional Spring seasons! This season the 5/6/7 grade division is made up of 6 teams each wearing the uniform of a major league baseball squad.
The eighth annual American Parkinson Disease Association’s Paws for Parkinson’s and Howl-O-Ween dog walk will be held on Oct. 24 at the Marjorie R. Post Park in Massapequa. Once again this year, the Ratner family of Great Neck will walk in memory of their beloved mother and grandmother, Dr. Sonia Savitzky.
Kyle made a name for himself athletically playing varsity basketball and lacrosse for Great Neck North. He continued his athletic prowess at the collegiate level, playing lacrosse for Cornell University.
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