The Good Skate Award was created in 2001 to honor the memory of three Rye Rangers men’s hockey players, Tommy Palazzo, Teddy Maloney, and Ward Haynes, who were lost on 9/11.
The inscription on the Good Skate Award states that it is to be: “Presented annually to the member of the Rye Rangers Hockey Club voted by his/her peers as best epitomizing the human goodness of these special individuals. It shall be forever known as the “Good Skate Award.” Its enduring legacy is to serve as a reminder that we are all better human beings for having shared our lives, both on and off the ice, with these guys.”
Congratulations to our 2023 Rye Rangers Award winners, Seth Dorfman and Ewan Ward.
The two longtime Rye Rangers are both entering their senior years of high school. After stellar careers as Rye Rangers, both have taken on vital roles as captains of their respective high school teams, Dorfman for Rye High School, Ward for Rye Country Day School.
The Rye Rangers Award is a scholarship honoring players who have set a model example as athletes, students, and members of the community.
The other major Rye Rangers honor, our Good Skate Award, will be awarded later this year.