2023-24 SEASON TRYOUTS
Welcome to the Rye Rangers 2023-24 season tryouts. We are looking forward to another fantastic season filled with fun, skill development and success in games!
Please note that tryout dates for Mites, Squirts and Pee Wees are much earlier this year. We follow USA Hockey and NYSAHA guidelines for tryout dates.
We plan on fielding the following teams for the 2022-23 season (subject to change):
8U MITES Birth Years 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018: Mite A & A-1 travel teams, as well as locally-based skill development programs for all players age 5+. Only 2015 and 2016 birth year players seeking to make a travel need to attend tryouts. All other 8U mites can sign up and be placed in the Fall.
10U Squirts Birth Years 2013 and 2014: Squirt AA LIAHL Tier 2, participation in the Atlantic Hockey Federation League, as well as multiple additional travel teams competing in the HVHL
12U Pee Wees Birth Years 2011 and 2012: Pee Wee AA LIAHL Tier 2 National Tournament Bound, a 2nd Pee Wee travel team competing in the LIAHL, participation in the Atlantic Hockey Federation League, plus multiple additional travel teams competing in the HVHL
14U Bantams Birth Years 2009 and 2010: Bantam AA LIAHL Tier 2 National Tournament Bound, a 2nd team playing in the LIAHL, participation in the Atlantic Hockey Federation League, plus additional travel team(s) competing in the HVHL
Midget U15, U16 & U18 Birth Years 2005-2008
For more information about our expected Teams for these ages, please email Terry Morris (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Below you will find information that we hope is useful in explaining the tryout. Please allow ample time for parking and let the parking attendant at Playland know you are there for Rye Ranger tryouts in the rink and parking is free. PLEASE plan on arriving at the rink at least 30 minutes before your first tryout to allow time for registration, payment of tryout fees, and assignment of tryout pinnie. A table will be set up in the lobby of either Playland or RCDS to collect everything and the player will then proceed into the rink.
Each player will be assigned a tryout pinnie that they are to wear for the entire tryout process. Coaches at check-in will let you know whether to wear the blue side or white side of the tryout pinnie. For sessions labeled with “Group 1”, “Group 2”, or described as “Callbacks”, Rye Rangers will notify you of your assignment, it is not the choice of the player.
Players will be notified of their “group” or “callback” in advance of the ice slots below once we get going.
Mite 2015 & 2016 Birth Years ($100 tryout fee)
3/4/23, Mite 2016 birth year, 5:10 - 6:25 pm @ Playland
3/4/23, Mite 2015 birth year, 6:40 - 7:55 pm @ Playland
3/5/23, Mite 2016 birth year, 12:00 – 1:10 pm @ WSA
3/5/23, Mite 2015 birth year, 1:20 – 2:40 pm @ WSA
Squirt 2013 & 2014 Birth Years ($200 tryout fee)
3/2/23, Squirt A-KL last name, 6:30 – 7:30 pm @ RCDS
3/2/23, Squirt KM-Z last name, 7:45 – 8:45 pm @ RCDS
3/4/23, Squirt Group 1 (TBD), 9:35 – 10:35 am @ Playland
3/4/23, Squirt Group 2 (TBD), 10:45 – 11:45 am @ Playland
3/5/23, Squirt Group 1 (TBD), 3:25 – 4:25 pm @ Playand
3/5/23, Squirt Group 2 (TBD), 4:35 – 5:35 pm @ Playland
3/6/23, Squirt Callbacks (if necessary) - CANCELLED (not needed)
Pee Wee 2011 & 2012 Birth Years ($200 tryout fee)
3/3/23, 2012 birth year, 6:30 – 7:30 pm @ RCDS
3/3/23, 2011 birth year, 7:45 – 8:45 pm @ RCDS
3/4/23, Pee Wee Group 1 (TBD), 7:15 - 8:15 am @ Playland
3/4/23, Pee Wee Group 2 (TBD), 8:25 - 9:25 am @ Playland
3/5/23, Pee Wee Group 1 (TBD), 5:45 – 6:45 pm @ Playland
3/5/23, Pee Wee Group 2 (TBD), 6:55 – 7:55 pm @ Playland
3/6/23, Pee Wee Callbacks (if necessary) - CANCELLED (not needed)
Bantam 2009 & 2010 Birth Years ($200 tryout fee)
4/8/23, Last Name A-K & all goalies, 4:15 – 5:15 pm @ Playland
4/8/23, Last Names L-Z & all goalies, 5:30 – 6:30 pm @ Playland
4/11/23, Bantam Group 1 (TBD), 6:50 – 7:50 pm @ WSA
4/11/23, Bantam Group 2 (TBD), 8:00 – 9:00 pm @ WSA
4/12/23, Bantam Group 1 (TBD), 6:50 – 7:50 pm @ WSA
4/12/23, Bantam Group 2 (TBD), 8:00 – 9:00 pm @ WSA
4/13/23, Bantam Callbacks (if necessary), 8:00 – 9:00 pm @ WSA
GOALIES ONLY– No Charge (Included in Tryout Fee above)
3/2/23, Pee Wee Goalies (2011s and 20012s), 7:40 – 8:40 pm @ Playland
3/3/23, Squirt Goalies (20013s and 20014s), 7:30 – 8:30 pm @ WSA
3/6/23, Squirt Goalies, CANCELLED
3/6/23, Pee Wee Goalies, CANCELLED
4/5/23, Bantam Goalies (2009s and 2010s), 5:50 – 6:50 pm @ WSA
4/13/23, Bantam Goalies, 6:50 – 7:50 pm @ WSA
The tryout fee can be paid in cash or check made out to Rye Rangers Hockey Club. Any player new to the Rye Rangers must submit a NYSAHA Release form from their previous organization prior to participating in any tryout.
Evaluators will be in the stands. Erik Nates’ group will be running the tryouts on the ice. Please respect their privacy and do not approach or ask to speak with Evaluators.
This selection process, which incorporates year-long player evaluations for current Rye Ranger players plus tryout evaluations, is difficult, and done among Committees comprised of coaches and other experienced evaluators.
Players will be notified via email of their team placement after the conclusion of the final tryout. A letter of commitment will be attached to the email and must be signed and mailed to Rye Rangers PO Box 85, Rye NY 10580, with a $1,000 deposit within 3 days of notification. Failure to do so will result in the spot on the team being made available to other players.
As a reminder, all 2022-23 membership dues must be paid in full for participation in tryouts and consideration for a spot on a team for next year.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact Sharon or Steven Ketchabaw us at 914-937-9331 or via email at
should you have any questions.