The mission of the Greater Haverhill / Pentucket Youth Hockey Program is to administer and maintain a not-for-profit organization designed to support inter-league competition in the sport of hockey. It is our objective to foster good sportsmanship, discipline and teamwork through the execution of structured programs. We will provide for a positive learning experience geared towards developing the fundamental knowledge and athletic ability of our players.
Here are our winners for the Backyard Rink Contest. But first, a special thank you to Frank Barrett and the folks at 4S Hockey. They were kind enough to offer this prize unsolicited and out of their love for the sport. If you are looking for summer camps, that offer affordable ways to developing hockey players to improve their skating and other Hockey Skills while having a great time, go here:
First prize of $100 in raffle sales goes to: The Baker Backyard Rink. The construction, a blazing fire pit (that did it for us, and where were you decades ago when our toes went numb on the pond?), inviting benches to dress and watch, a Styrofoam coffee cup that says "Joy," and of course an ice surface. These kids are going places without the sport we feel, yet it all speaks of "hockey" and "home" and is deserving of the top prize.
High Honors and $20 in raffle sales goes to The Becker Backyard Rink. Two goalies with nets on a pond was rarely achieved on our ponds during the 1970's and that alone makes it worthy of a prize. Impressive!
High Honors and $20 in raffle sales goes to The Farmer Backyard Rink. Again, 2 goalies in equipment with nets and, most of all, half a hockey team having fun in the coach's backyard merits high praise.
Finally, Honorable Mention and $10 in raffle sales is awarded to Brown Backyard Rink. Thunder jerseys, patriotic tape, and that target in between the goalie's legs ("Oops, I missed").
Backyard Rink Photo Contest - Sponsored by 4S Hockey
Do you have a backyard rink, either homemade or naturally made? If so...time to take a picture of the rink, with HP Thunder player(s) skating. Then post to our HP Thunder Facebook Page...why do you ask?
Our friends at 4S Hockey have offered $100 in raffle sales to the TEAM whose player or parent produces the best Backyard Rink Photo, to be judged by 4S Hockey.
We have seen a few already, so let's go get some pictures going!
Thank you Frank and 4S Hockey for the contest!
Deadline for submitting photos to HP Thunder Facebook page is Sunday January 25, 2015.