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Nassau County Hockey Tryouts

Nassau County Hockey Season will soon be underway and tryouts will be held in the upcoming weeks. There is also a shape up schedule for any hockey player who wants to get in shape for the upcoming tryouts.

Tryouts will be as follows:

Mites (birth years 2006 to 2009)

Thursday, March 20:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, March 23:  7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 26:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Squirts (birth years 2004, 2005)

Wednesday, March 19: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Friday, March 21st: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25:  6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

**Saturday, March 29: 9 to 10:15 a.m. **

**Final Tryouts for CUBS ONLY**

Peewees (birth years 2002, 2003)

Wednesday, March 19: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Thursday, March 20: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Monday, March 24: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

**Friday, March 28: 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. **

**Final Tryouts for CUBS ONLY**

Bantams (birth years 2000, 2001)

Wednesday, April 16: 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

Friday, April 18 : 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 19: 3:15 to 4:30 p.m.

Midget Minor (birth years 1998, 1999)

Wednesday, April 16: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Saturday, April 19: 4:45 to 6 p.m.

Monday, April 21: 8 to 9:15 p.m.

The Nassau County Hockey Program is open to Nassau County Residents only. All players/parents must have a valid Leisure Passport. The tryout fee is $100 payable to the “Treasurer of Nassau County” at the first tryout. All players are expected to attend all three tryouts.

News

Local veterans groups and residents gathered at Hicksville Middle School Veterans Memorial Park recently to honor brave servicemen and woman, past and present. William M. Gouse Jr. Post 3211 hosted Hicksville’s annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11.

The ceremonies began with the pledge and national anthem sung by Hicksville High School student Cassie Pursoo, accompanied by trumpeter Conner Hoelzer. Monsignor Thomas Costa from Our Lady of Church in Hicksville gave the invocation.

On Nov. 10, a dedication ceremony was held to celebrate the completion of a beautiful new two-story house in Hicksville. However, while new dwellings are an ordinary occurrence on Long Island, this one was unique and special in a way that very few are.

The house at 77 Thorman Ave. was built in memory of Navy Lieutenant and posthumous Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Michael P. Murphy, a Long Island native who tragically died in combat while serving in Afghanistan in 2005. However, this house represents more than just the dedicated service of a man to his country; it represents the beginning of a new life full of hope for a brother-in-arms and his family as well.


Sports

Football was Mike Torrellas’ heart and soul. He also liked a good Turkey Bowl.  

Unfortunately, the Hicksville Crusaders co-founder wasn’t able to witness the program’s inaugural event, which took place Saturday, Nov. 8.

Torrellas passed away suddenly last December due to a blood clot, but the spirit and drive of the man who wore the number 53 and tragically passed at that age still surrounds the Crusaders football program.

The Long Island Fight for Charity will be hosting its 11th annual Charity Boxing Event on Nov. 24 at the Hilton in Melville. Among the 20 volunteers putting up their fists for funds will be Hicksville business owner Mell Goldman, who will be fighting under the nickname “The Kid.”  

Goldman is the President of All Boro Cleaning Services. He stated that he was enticed at the opportunity and wanted to contribute to charity.


Calendar

Fall Drama Production

November 20-22

Blood Drive

November 24

Christmas Holiday Fair

November 24



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