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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)