The Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor's Cup Ice Hockey Championship game will be held at the Town's new state-of-the-art rink in Bethpage on the evening of Tuesday, March 24. The title game, which will feature the top two Town of Oyster Bay high school ice hockey teams, will start at 7:45 p.m. with a puck dropping ceremony conducted by Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor John Venditto. The contest will showcase some the area's best ice hockey talent.
"The sport of ice hockey is popular with the Long Island community and represents a large network of caring people," Venditto said. "The town board is pleased to work with them to achieve their many worthwhile goals. "
For many years, the Town of Oyster Bay has conducted a highly regarded ice hockey program that includes many teams and participants of all ages. The program instills valuable lessons about teamwork, dedication and perseverance. The Town of Oyster Bay High School Hockey League, which is run in conjunction with the High School Hockey League of Nassau County Inc., features teams from Massapequa, Cold Spring Harbor, Syosset, Bethpage Locust Valley-North Shore and Jericho.
"The Town of Oyster Bay's Hockey programs offer youngsters excellent opportunities to hone their athletic skills, stay fit and develop a sense of team play," said Steve Rupp, president of the Nassau County High School Ice Hockey League. "The Town should be commended for supporting youth hockey and, in particular the Supervisor Cup Tournament, which is a premier event."
Rupp also praised the Town of Oyster Bay's outstanding parks and facilities. "It's no secret in the local sports community that the town's facilities are among the finest in the nation," Rupp said. "The fact that outstanding high school hockey programs are competing for their championship at the town's new indoor rink in Bethpage speaks volumes about the caliber of facilities available to Town residents."
Venditto said the Supervisor's Cup Ice Hockey Championship game will serve as a fine example for the town's younger hockey players, who can one day aspire to play at the high school level and perhaps beyond. "The town board proudly supports events like this," Venditto said. "It provides exciting competition, a healthy recreational outlet for participants and an enjoyable event for spectators. It is also a nice compliment that high level teams enjoy playing here in the Town of Oyster Bay."