We are still very short of volunteers. Please consider helping at this event, as it is our most important fundraiser of the year. We need to have our list finalized in the next few weeks!!!
Once again the Blue Jackets have selected NIHA as a 50/50 raffle participant this year. The date we have been given is Saturday, January 10th vs. the Islanders.
This is our most important fund raising event every year, as we are able to raise several thousand dollars needed to support our equipment bank, scholarship program, and on-ice programs. On top of this, we always have a lot of fun when doing this - usually a good natured competition on who can sell the most tickets!
In order to make this another successful event, we need to have 30 adults volunteers. Here are the specific requirements:
Need to be at Nationwide Arena at 4:30pm on game night.
Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
Kids or other adults will not be admitted into the arena with our group of volunteers, even if they have valid game tickets.
If you can help, please send me email and I will add your name to the list (and feel free to bring a friend/spouse/relative who can volunteer as well)!
NIHA 50/50 Coordinator
Lindsay Schilling - CBJ Hockey Mom of the Month!!!
Congratulations to NIHA’s Lindsay Schilling for being selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets as the Marzetti Youth Hockey Mom of the Month for October! In addition to being a hockey mom of four boys, Lindsay is NIHA's treasurer, and one of our volunteers who helps outfit new players with equipment from our shed.
Thanks to Lindsay for all her help, and congratulations again on this well-deserved recognition!!!
Congratulations to the Squirt Major Generals for winning their division of the Columbus Cup! The team finished atop the league standings for the regular season with only two losses. In the tournament, they had a perfect 4-0 record, which included a 7-1 win in the championship game!
Bantam Generals Win Buckeye Travel Hockey League Silver Division
Congratulations to the 2012-2013 Newark Generals Bantam Travel Hockey team. They are the Buckeye Travel Hockey League Silver Division Champions. This league consists of teams from Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. They will be competing next for the tier II state championship on March 16 and 17 at the Ice Haus in Columbus for a chance to play for the national championship April 3-7 in Charlotte, NC.
Front Row: Adam Trebb, Dustin Bargo, Alex Strouse, Josh Hogg
2nd Row: Daniel Bordner, David Haines, Will Dickson, Nick Harvey, Drew Harvey, Will Danby
3rd Row: Troy Peek, Jordan Painter, Nathan Mork, Luke Stewart, John Hays, Logan Evans
Back Row:Coach Danby, Coach Haines, Head Coach Hogg
Not pictured: Griffin Hayden
The Newark Generals Squirt Teams enjoyed back to back successful tournament weekends.
On the weekend of February 15 -17, the entire Squirt team (Major and Minor) traveled to Findlay to participate in the Findlay Winter Freeze. Both teams combined to compete as two equal teams in the tournament. Both teams played and raised the level of their games. The Gold finished second in their pool; gaining wins of Sylvania and Dayton. The Green team finished first in its division, beating teams from Troy, Bowling Green, Findlay. The two teams faced off in an epic overtime battle with the Green team scoring the winning goal with 1 second remaining in overtime. The Green team went on to beat Bowling Green 5-2 in the championship game. Both teams celebrated the success of the Generals on ice afterward.
This past weekend, the Newark Generals Squirt Major team battled the top teams from each association of the Columbus House Hockey League to capture the McCarthy Cup. The team beat the EYHA Penguins 3-1. On Saturday the team beat the CCYHA Bobcats 1-0 in battle of goaltenders. The Generals beat the CAHA Sharks 3-2 only to face the Bobcats a second time in the final. The 1-0 win by the Generals was thriller to the end. The boys took great pride in marching the championship trophy to the trophy case at the Arena and even greater pride in dousing their coach in water later in the locker room.
Congratulations to the Generals Mite Gold Team for winning the McCarthy Cup House Division!
In the championship game, they trailed 1-0 against a talented Southpointe Team, but then took a 2-1 lead on back to back goals. Southpointe tied the game with about 8 minutes left, but the Generals scored two more in the last 4 minutes for the win.
Three NIHA adult teams traveled to Northern Michigan this past weekend to participate in U.P. Pond Hokcey Championship. The tournament was held on Lake Huron in Moran Bay in St. Ignace, Michigan. Despite temperatures in the teens for most of the weekend, over 170 teams participated on 30 outdoor rinks.
Although none of our teams brought home any trophies, they all brought home great memories. Everyone is already looking forward to next year, when we hope more teams from Newark will participate!
The Generals JV team as they took 1st place at the Fire on Ice Tournament in Cincinnati last weekend. They finished the weekend without a loss, and only let in one goal the whole weekend! Congratulations to the entire team!
The Newark Generals are the 2012 Ohio High School Club Hockey State Champions!!!
The top 12 teams in the state met this past weekend for state championship tournament play. The Generals first had to qualify for the Sunday championship rounds by being one of the top four point winners from round robin play. The Generals opened with a close 3-2 win over Medina, followed by an impressive 7-0 victory over Mason, and then clinched a number two semifinal seed by defeating Northern Kentucky by a 5-3 score. The Sunday morning semifinal matchup was a rematch with league rival Westerville with the Generals posting a convincing 5-2 victory. The finals held Sunday afternoon matched the Generals against the Cleveland league champion, Jackson Polar Bears. The Generals won a fast and furious game by a 3-2 score.
This is the Generals’ second state championship and first since the 2009 championship season. Please congratulate Thomas Nichols, Christian Thomas, Zach Dennis, Ryan McCabe, Alex O'Neill, Gabe Parini, Tate Stewart, Drew Stewart, Ben Dickson, Austin Pitcock, Ben Dennis, Mitch Anderson, Christian Hayden, Matt Congos, Austin Smart, Gus Goumas, Lucas Chacey, and Ben Baldwin for this outstanding accomplishment. Go Generals!!!
Also, the Generals will be attempting to raise funds for the expensive trip to Salt Lake City, Utah for the National Championships Macrh 21st-25th. Please look for more information coming soon!