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Welcome to the 2020-21 hockey season

COVID-19 Protocol

 

Rules for Players, Parents and Rye Ranger Families

 

As we begin the 2020-2021 hockey season a lot has changed in our lives, but the Rye Ranger’s commitment to our players and hockey families remains the same – to provide a safe, enjoyable and successful hockey season.  This year, more than ever, our focus will be on the safety and health of our Rye Rangers community, while giving our players as much time on the ice as possible to develop their skills and love of the game.  The rules and procedures here have been established to help maintain as safe an environment as possible during Rye Ranger hockey sessions and to comply with the rules imposed by the rinks where we will practice and play.  Remember, we are guests at the rinks where we play, in particular Rye Country Day School, and our strict adherence to these Rules will ensure that we continue to have the opportunity to use these facilities. 

Download the full list of COVID-19 Protocols here.

 

In addition, please see this message from USA Hockey about its sanctioning of the sport for this season, albeit with the necessary precautions in place.

 


by posted 09/04/2020
Back to States

 

Congratulations to the Rye Rangers Bantam A-TB team for clinching a second consecutive berth in the New York State Tier III tournament to be held in Buffalo March 20-22.

Coached by head coach Brian Landy and assistants Angel Rosado and Steve Francella, the Bantams locked down the regular season Hudson Valley Hockey League title with their come-from-behind win over White Plains on Jan. 25.

"The kids worked really hard," Landy said. "They have a goal, and that is to win states. That is their focus and has been since September."

The Bantams will be joining the Midget 16U-TB team that had already secured a berth in the fall.

 

Photo by Aileen Brown


by posted 01/29/2020
Doritos Challenge Champs

Congratulations to our Squirt 2010 A team for winning the Doritos Challenge Tournament over Thanksgiving weekend at the Wonderland of Ice in Bridgeport, Conn. The Rangers closed out the tournament with a 4-1 win over the Palisades Predators in the finals.

 

The Rye Rangers boasted four teams in the tournament in three different division. The Bantam A team reached the semifinals before losing to the host Wonderland Wizards.


by posted 12/01/2019
Rye League Off To Successful Start

 

Through the early part of the 2019-20 season, one of the great successes in our program has been the debut of the Rye League. 

The Rye League was conceived around the idea that with the Rye Rangers developing so many quality players, our best competition can often be found within. As a result, a number of players at both the Squirt and Pee Wee levels are now, in addition to teams that compete in either the Hudson Valley Hockey League or WestConn, divided into Rye League teams that compete once a week against one another.

Those games have already featured some of the most intense competition of any of our games. And the uniforms aren't bad either!

Click here for the Rye League Pee Wee standings and here for the Squirt standings.

 

Photo courtesy of John Souza


by posted 11/16/2019
Haunted Shootout Champs!

The Rye Rangers sent a record number of teams to the annual Haunted Shootout in Marlborough, Mass., with 11 teams playing in four different age categories (Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams, and Midgets). The weekend was highlighted by three teams capturing division championships.

The Pee Wee A-TB team (pictured above) survived a double-overtime semifinal thriller before prevailing 4-3 in the finals over the Maine Moose.

The Pee Wee A-1 team (below) allowed just five goals in four games to win its divison.

 

And the Midget A-TB team, making its first appearance in the Haunted Shootout, survived its own double overtime epic to win its final 2-1 over the SW Knights.

Congrats to players, coaches, and parents on another successful weekend. 


by posted 10/20/2019
Rye Rangers Goalies: What We Offer

 

 

In recent years, the Rye Rangers have emerged as a premium destination for goaltenders. Through an expanding partnership with Pro Crease,the largest instructional hockey organization dedicated solely to goaltending in the Connecticut, New York & New Jersey, our goalies get a playing and coaching experience tailored to the specialized nature of the position.

 

In 2020-21, we will be improving and expanding upon that experience by adding or enhancing the following features:

 

Personal Goalie Coach:  Our goalies have mostly benefited from working with the same goalie coach at each of their “goalie specific” weekday practices.  In 2020-21, the Rye Rangers will increase the focus on this to create a tighter 1:1 bond with their goalie coach than in the past. The goalie coaches will be available to discuss with their goalies not only their skill development, but also their game experiences, including select video analysis.

 

Webinars:  Throughout the season, Pro Crease offers "live" webinars on relevant goaltending topics.  Some of the webinars will be exclusively for Rye Rangers goalies, and the Rye Rangers goalies will have access to these and other live webinars for real-time interaction, and the webinars will be available for download to watch at your goalie’s convenience.

 

Pre-Season Goalie Tune-Up Clinics:  Early Season “Goalie-Only” weekend ice sessions will continue to be offered in September-October to ensure our goalies are in top form early in the season

 

Ice allocation for weekly goalie sessions: As in past years, our teams allocate enough ice for our goalies to benefit from a wide range of goalie-specific training drills, generally with a Goalie:Coach ratio of 2:1

 

 

 

 

 

Team Placement and What Our Goalies Can Expect From a Training and Game Standpoint

 

Rye Rangers Teams span from “AA” competition to our internal Rye Rangers League.  This spectrum of opportunity ensures goalies will be placed in both a challenging and fun environment that suits their specific experience and level of commitment.

 

--AA Teams to compete in the Hudson Valley Hockey League as well as a very challenging regional AA non-League game schedule.

--A/A1/B Teams to compete in the Hudson Valley Hockey League along with a full complement of non-League travel hockey schedule and/or Rye Rangers League action.

-- More “local” teams that compete in the highly successful WestConn League complemented by games in the Rye Rangers League.

-- Regardless of their team, each goalie participates in a weekly Team practice PLUS a specific goalie skills practice every week from November into March as described above.

-- In addition, Rye Rangers Teams participate in various tournament play, ensuring a high number of games each season for our goalies

 

More information on Pro Crease

 

Pro Crease is led by founder Jared Waimon,who is also Assistant Coach at Quinnipiac University, Regional Mentor for the USA Hockey/Warren Strelow National Goaltending Program, USA Hockey Goaltending Coach/Evaluator; New England and Atlantic Districts and goaltending instructor/consultant for several nationally ranked elite travel teams and prep schools including the Mid Fairfield Youth Hockey Association, Avon Old Farms, Salisbury School, Taft School and Westminster

 

 

For more information on our program for goalies, contact

(Photos by Aileen D. Brown)


by posted 04/16/2019