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Newton Girls Hockey Choice Reads and Community News

As part of the USA Hockey membership, you will receive monthly publications featuring hockey articles, athletes, and (my favorite) drawings and poems from around the country - Slaps Gallery. Once you open up the monthly issue, you can read about your favorite teams and players in the community or overcoming adversity. 

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November 2019 Having a Ball (Source USA Hockey; By Mick Colageo, p. 16)

Amidst uncertainy, Katie Burt continues to work hard while keeping the game fun. During her career at Boston College, Katie Burt set an NCAA career record for victories with 121 in 146 appearances, including three 30-win seasons. Katie, a Lynn native, describes her journey as a female hockey goalie and her fun role with the Boston Red Sox. Katie was also ranked #15 amongst the 2019 Women's Hockey Top 25 Under 25!

"Obviously, you watch all the goaltenders around the league, no two goalies are alike so you take bits and pieces." - Katie Burt

2019 Newton Girls Hockey Skate and Play "Bring a Friend" was a huge success! We hosted a girls night out for ages 4-10 on Saturday, November 2nd. This event was successful as it brought together new families and current NYH families. The girls started with a casual warm-up skate to get them comfortable on the ice before practicing a few "drills" and playing some ice soccer. Thank you for introducing us to some of your friends and thank you to our on-ice volunteers, like our Mites "coaches". Stay tuned in as we plan to host another one in February 2020.

Thank you! The Newton High School Girls Hockey Team held an unconventional hockey practice of their own on Sunday (2/26) by inviting several Newton Youth Hockey programs to join in a fun open practice event. Our girls represented several areas of Newton Youth Hockey: Learn to Play Hockey, Sprites, Mites, Newton U8 Storm, Girls U16/18, and our Girls Middle School team. We're just not sure who had the most fun - the hosts, the guests, or the coaches?! Thank you, ladies, for such an amazing event!

Step aside and let her show you how it's done - Ryan Hartman (Minn. Wild) recalls playing on the same team as Kendall Coyne. Kendall's first coed travel team experience: "My parents thanked the coach because no one wanted me,” Kendall says. “But that coach told my parents that I was the first pick!”   Ryan Hartman, currently a Minnesota Wild winger, was a childhood teammate of Kendall’s. He insisted in the documentary that Kendall brought a lot to their team. “I think having her (on the team) really opened everyone’s eyes,” Hartman says in the Blackhawks’ documentary. “She pushed the pace. Sometimes, kids don’t want to be out there, and she’d come out and embarrass people. Made everyone work harder. She’s brought that everywhere she goes.” Kendall Coyne is a gold medalist, and Ryan has also won 2 gold medals (World Junior Championship 2013 and IIHF U18 Championship in 2012). Kendall Coyne went coed in middle school. #HockeyIsForHer (Source SportsEngine Community Highlights)

 

UPCOMING NEWTON GIRLS HOCKEY EVENTS

It's Never Too Late For Girls Hockey All of the girls (9-14) are welcome on the ice for a fun hour of skating and an introduction to hockey. The rink will be divided in half, with open skating at one end and pucks at the other. All players need to have skates (rentals may be available) and a helmet, and full hockey equipment is recommended for those who want to participate in hockey skills. Newton Youth Hockey Board members, many of whom have girls in the program, will be present to answer questions about hockey and how to get started.

While this is a free event, advance registration is required. Please sign up below and bring a signed copy of the waiver on the day of the event.

What: Newton Girls Hockey - It's Never Too Late For Girls Hockey!

When: Saturday, February 15 @ 5pm

Where: Daly Rink, 4 Nonantum Road, Newton

Who: Girls ages 9-14

Cost: FREE!

Requirements: Skates and helmet (please reach out if you do not have equipment - as we may be able to find some you can borrow)

Register HERE

 

Hockey Is For Everyone: NYH & BU Women's Hockey In support of the NHL's February celebration Hockey Is For Everyone, we are teaming up with Boston University's Women's Hockey Team to promote diversity in all aspects of hockey - coaching, team leadership, and players!

On Saturday, February 22nd, Newton Youth Hockey will have the opportunity to see the BU Women's Hockey Team take on UConn at 3pm. Prior to the game, all NYH players will get a tour of the locker room, hear the pregame speech with the team's head coach, and (my personal favorite) hang out on the bench while the girls warm up for the game!

Tickets are $3 per person. Please send checks well in-advance and payable to: "Newton Youth Hockey". We cannot accomodate IOUs or issue refunds. Tickets are to be picked up at Will Call the day of the game, not in advance. You MUST include your name on the check and bring that ID to Will Call.

Send checks to:

Newton Youth Hockey

P.O. Box 153

Auburndale, MA 02466

More details, including time and pregame location, will be sent to you as soon as we get that information. In the meantime, save the date - Feb 22 @ 3pm - and get ready to celebrate Hockey Is For Everyone with us!