Friday, 19 March 2010 00:00
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 Wednesday, 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.
“The Town is proud to host this outstanding event,” Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor Venditto said. “The sport of hockey is extremely popular on Long Island and local residents will have a unique opportunity to see some of the area’s best young hockey players competing at a very high level.”
For many years, the Town of Oyster Bay has conducted a highly regarded ice hockey program that now has grown to include more than 650 participants of all ages. The program instills valuable lessons about teamwork, dedication and perseverance. “Our comprehensive youth hockey program has undoubtedly helped our local high school ice hockey teams to be successful,” Venditto commented. “Over the years, the Town league has produced some very talented players.” 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 should be commended for supporting youth hockey and, in particular the Supervisor Cup Tournament, which is a premier event,” said Steve Rupp, president of the Nassau County High School Ice Hockey League. “Over the years, the Town’s hockey programs have enabled young players to hone their athletic skills, stay fit and develop a sense of team play.”
Venditto said the Town championship, which last year featured the Syosset High School Braves prevailing in a hard-fought contest with the Massapequa High School Chiefs, provides exciting competition, a healthy recreational outlet for participants and an enjoyable event for spectators. “It is also a nice compliment that very accomplished teams enjoy playing here in the Town of Oyster Bay,” he concluded.