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by posted 04/19/2019

Junior Railers Hockey Club, Hockey, Goal, Rink

Dear Parents,

Unfortunately, we have run into a delay and will have to wait until next Friday, April 26th to roll out player placements.  We apologize for the delay but it is necessary.

 

Thank you all for your patience,

Terry Bonneau          Chris Marrara

VP Travel                 Director, Travel

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FREE Junior Railers Worcester Ice Center membership
by posted 04/17/2019


FREE Junior Railers Worcester Ice Center membership

The Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center is pleased to offer membership privileges to all Junior Railers members.

Cost: FREE to Junior Railers members

Membership includes:

  • Summer:
    Free Public Skate (May, June, July and August)
    Free Stick and Puck (May, June, July and August)
  • Winter
    20% discount on Public Skate (September 1st through April 30th)
    20% discount on Stick and Puck (September 1st through April 30th)

All members must register here:

http://www.worcestericeregistration.com/junior-railers.cfm

All members must pick up membership cards at the Worcester Ice Center Info Desk and provide proof of deposit/registration to the Junior Railers Hockey Club.

Card must be present each time in order to obtain the discount. (if you do not have your card full payment will be required)

All members must adhere to all Worcester Ice Center rules and regulations or privileges will be revoked.

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Junior Railers Summer Tournament Series at Worcester Ice Center
by posted 04/17/2019


Junior Railers Summer Tournament Series at Worcester Ice Center

Registration link: 

http://www.worcestericeregistration.com/tournaments.cfm

The Fidelity Bank - Worcester Ice Center is proud to be hosting the “Summer Tournament Series” which will feature teams from North America at the AAA Elite and AAA Select youth hockey levels. Come join us for a great summer weekend in the heart New England.

In addition to your tournament games, Worcester offers easy access to attractions in Newport, Rhode Island, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

All games will be played at the new:

Fidelity Bank – Worcester Ice Center

112 Harding Street

Worcester, Massachusetts 01604

Office: 774-530-6217

Tournament Features

4 game guarantee (2 Friday, 2 Saturday, Playoff series on Sunday

Three 15 minute periods - stop time

$1,350 team registration fee

Skills Competition on Saturday

Great accommodations in the area

Team Awards for Champions and Finalists in each division

Tournaments feature a wide variety of Teams from the U.S. and Canada

AAA / Elite Select Boys Team Tournaments

Junior Railers U16 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

June 28, 29, 30       

Junior Railers U15 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

June 28, 29, 30       

Junior Railers 2005 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

August 9, 10, 11      

Junior Railers 2007 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

August 9, 10, 11      

Junior Railers 2010 AAA Select Invitational Tournament

May 31, June 1, 2    

Junior Railers 2010 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

May 31, June 1, 2    

Junior Railers 2008 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

August 16, 17, 18   

Junior Railers 2008 AAA Select Invitational Tournament

August 16, 17, 18   

Junior Railers 2006 AAA Select Invitational Tournament

July 12, 13, 14         

Junior Railers 2006 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

July 12, 13, 14         

Junior Railers 2009 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

August 23, 24, 25   

Junior Railers 2009 AAA Select Tournament

August 23, 24, 25   

Junior Railers 2011 AAA Elite Invitational Tournament

June 14, 15, 16       

Girls Team Tournaments

Lady Crusaders Girls Hockey U8 (2011 & younger) Invitational Tournament

June 7, 8, 9  

Lady Crusaders Girls Hockey U10 (2009/2010) Invitational Tournament

June 7, 8, 9  

Lady Crusaders Girls Hockey U12 (2007/2008) Invitational Tournament

June 7, 8, 9  

Lady Crusaders Girls Hockey U14 (2005/2006) Invitational Tournament

August 2, 3, 4          

Lady Crusaders Girls Hockey U16 (2003/2001) Invitational Tournament

July 5, 6, 7    

Lady Crusaders Girls Hockey U19 (2000/2002) Invitational Tournament

July 5, 6, 7    

Tournament Rules

USA Hockey Rules

Each team will have one 30 second timeout per game

Ice will be made before each game

Teams that do not show up for a game will be disqualified

If the game is stopped by any official or tournament organizer, the current score will be the official score and considered final.

For all games, all teams must be ready to access the ice 15 minutes prior to start time.

Warm up period 5 minutes

If a teams are tied in the standings, the following tiebreaker shall be utilized in this order. Shutouts, Goals Against, Least amount of penalty minutes, Goals for.

Penalties: 1:30, major penalties 4 minutes.

During the playoffs: in the event of a tie, teams will play one five minute OT 3v3, if still tied we will have a shootout until we have a winner.

Win = 2 points

Tie = 1 point

Loss = 0 points

 

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Registration: Spring Learn to Skate, Learn to Play Hockey
by posted 04/17/2019


Registration links:

Learn to Skate

http://www.worcestericeregistration.com/learn-to-skate-sessions.cfm

Learn to Play

http://www.worcestericeregistration.com/learn-to-play-hockey.cfm

Schedule:

Spring Session 1

Saturdays at 10:30am -11:20am

Starting on May 4th – June 22nd (7 weeks)

Spring Session 2

Sundays at 1:30pm – 2:20pm

Starting on May 5th – June 23rd (7 weeks)

Summer Session

Tuesdays at 5:30pm – 6:20pm

Starting on July 9th – August 20th (7 weeks)

Learn to Skate (Tots ages 3 - 5)

Mondays at 9:30am – 10:20am

Starting on April 29th – June 17th (7 weeks)

All classes include a 25 minutes of instruction & a 25 minutes practice. (all ages/abilities)

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House League registration is open!
by posted 04/10/2019


 

What is House League?

Junior Railers House League is designed to provide players of all abilities with an opportunity to play quality, competitive hockey in a supportive, friendly environment with a level of commitment (both in terms of time and money) which is as manageable as possible. We put an emphasis on developing every child, both as a hockey player and as a young person, over the course of the season. We cherish the fact that our House league coaches and players both compete against each other, yet help and support each other at the same time. We have worked hard to build a hockey league which feels and functions like one big, happy family.

Practices for each team are run on half-ice and follow USA Hockey's American Development Model (ADM) to maximize each player's repetition through the drills and time touching a puck. Games face two House League teams in the same age group against each other on full ice with 2-3 USA Hockey-certified on-ice officials plus a scorekeeper.

Parity & Evaluations

Players undergo evaluations at the start of the season (late August / early September) and are then divided equally per age group based on skill (roughly 12-15 players per team) to ensure parity and competitive play between teams each week.  

Schedule

Typically practices (50 minutes) occur on Saturdays, games on Sundays at local hockey rinks such as Horgan Skating Arena in Auburn, MA or Worcester Ice Center in Worcester, MA, with opportunities to play at other high-profile rinks over the course of the season (see Highlights, below). We try to keep this schedule as consistent as possible for the season, which runs from September through March, however it is subject to change based on enrollment.

Highlights

  • Highly consistent schedule at local venues (see Schedule, above) you can count on and plan around
  • No-checking at all age levels
  • Opportunities to skate at Warrior Ice Arena (the Boston Bruin's new practice facility)
  • All players can optionally attend a weekend tournament for House League teams (last season in either Dover, NH or Portland, ME)

Registration for the 2019-2020 season (closes Jan 1, 2020) registration link

Registration is open for players in the following age groups, but players outside of those groups may inquire about obtaining an exception.  The actual age-based divisions will be determined by the number of players registered at the start of the season.

Squirts (born 2009 - 2010)
Peewees (born 2007 - 2008)
Bantams (born 2005 - 2006)

Questions?

For more information about the Junior Railers House League, please contact:

  • Brian Lahue, Vice President, House League ( )
  • Tim Carlson, Director, House League ( )
  • David Nordman, President-Elect ( )
  • Matt Wojnarowicz, President (President@JuniorRailers.com)
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USA HOCKEY REGISTRATION - Open for 2019-20 Season
by posted 04/08/2019


USA Hockey Registration is open for the 2019-2020 Season.

USA Hockey registration is required for all players, coaches and program volunteers of the Junior Railers Hockey Club.  To register for USA Hockey for the 2019-20 Season CLICK HERE  

Once you have your USA Hockey Number for the 2019-20 Season you need to update your child's profile and yours if you are a Coach or Off Ice Volunteer (ie Team Manager / Board Member)

To update a profile / edit USAH # follow the following steps

  1. Complete USA Hockey 2019-20 Season Registration
  2. Go to www.juniorrailers.com
  3. Click on "Sign in" in the upper right corner
  4. Enter your username (email address) and Password
  5. Once Signed in Click on "My Account" this will bring up a screen with your family and player balance
  6. Click on the Name of the family member you would like to update on the left hand side (this will open their profile)
  7. Go to the bottome of the screen and enter the 2019-20 Season USAH Confirmation #
  8. Click "Submit"

Please note all player registration from April 8th forward will be required to provide this information to process registration. 

Interested in the benefits of USA Hockey Membership  - MEMBER BENEFITS 

 

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Travel Evaluation Next Steps
by posted 04/07/2019

 
 
Dear Parents,
 
    First, I would like to thank all of the volunteers that gave so many hours to help our evaluations run smoothly - At the registration desk, in the locker rooms, on the ice and our evaluators - most of whom do not have players in the travel program.
 
    Chris and I will be focused on finishing up the data entry, collating the data, comparing that to coaches evaluations where appropriate and then we will be meeting with the President (Matt Wojonarowicz) and President Elect (Dave Nordman) to review player placement.
 
    Our goal is to have the player placement completed by the end of the week (April 12th).  A system generated email will be sent the following week (week of April 19th) notifying you on which team your player has been placed.  
 
    Goalies have one more evaluation to attend - this will be held that last week of April.  We are still working thought the details with Stopit. 
 
    We would like to thank you all for your patience as this is a very complex process.  We have many data points per player per session per evaluator to enter and the process is time consuming.  We will be using the website to post any further information so please check the news section for updates.
 
Thank you for your support,
 
Terry Bonneau            Chris Marrara
VP, Travel                   Director, Travel
 

 

Terry Bonneau

508.736.5475
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