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Wesco annual goalie equipment sale, July 14-16
Please visit Wesco Sports Center from July 14-16 for their annual...
Pro Shop Day - Tuesday, July 17th
To all RAHA members: We are excited to announce that Top Shelf...
Please order uniforms June 16-July 1
We are pleased to continue our partnership with Wesco Sports for...
Player release requests due by June 22
Player Releases If you require a player release from the Ridgefield...
Announcing RAHA's New Hockey Director
It is with pleasure and excitement that the RAHA Board of Director's...
Board of Directors for the 2018-19 season
The results are in for the recent election to the Board of Directors....
Wesco annual goalie equipment sale, July 14-16

Please visit Wesco Sports Center from July 14-16 for their annual goalie sale, where goalies will enjoy great prices, free food, giveaways, and Wesco's unparalleled selection and exemplary customer service.

by posted 07/04/2018
Pro Shop Day - Tuesday, July 17th

To all RAHA members:

We are excited to announce that Top Shelf Hockey (the Pro Shop at the Winter Garden) will host our Pro Shop Day for this coming season. All orders will be processed by Top Shelf Hockey shop and all orders will be available for pick up in the shop at Winter Garden Arena. Ridgefield Lions Pro Shop Day will be Tuesday, July 17, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. The group breakdown is as follows:

  • Mites: 4;00-4:45 p.m. 
  • Squirts: 4:45-5:30 p.m.
  • Peewees: 5:30-6:15 p.m.
  • Bantams: 6:15-7:00 p.m.

If you are unable to attend during your age group’s time frame, you may come any time between 4:00 and 7:00 p.m.

Ridgefield Lions spirit wear along with your equipment needs for the season, such as helmets, gloves, shells, and game socks, will be available for sizing. Top Shelf will be available to answer any equipment questions or concerns you might have. Please stop by to check out our new spirit wear offerings, be fitted for Bauer warm-up suits, try on sample clothing, or place any custom orders. We will also offer online ordering, starting July 17. The Pro Shop will be open during Pro Shop Day for your summer hockey needs, including tape, laces, and skate sharpening.

All orders that are placed in person on July 17, or online by July 19, will be delivered to the Top Shelf shop by Tuesday, September 4, for pick-up.

This year’s Spirit Wear offerings include 

  • Lions flex fit hat
  • Lions winter hat
  • Lions tee shirts
  • Lions Bauer hooded sweatshirts
  • Lions long-sleeve training shirts and athletic shorts — great for off-ice training!
  • Lions flannel pajama pants
  • Lions equipment bags
  • Lions Bauer warm-up suits
  • Lions backpacks — perfect for back-to-school and overnight trips!

The Spirit Wear shop will offer special pricing for pre-season starter pack, which includes a Lions backpack, tee shirt and hat. 

Frequently asked questions about Spirit Wear
Are Bauer warm-up suits part of the RAHA uniform?

Bauer warm-up suits are part of the RAHA uniform for all players at the Squirt, Peewee, and Bantam level. They are recommended but not required at the Mite level. The jacket and pants are top quality and will have your player’s name and number embroidered on them, along with the Lions logo.

I can’t make it to Pro Shop Day on July 17. How can my player be fitted for a warm-up suit?
Please consult a Bauer Apparel sizing chart. Alternatively, you can contact TJ directly at (203) 232-8502 or

Help! I missed the July 19 cut-off for orders!
We will have a second ordering window in September. Orders placed in September will be delivered in early November, in time for the Can/Am tournament and holiday gift-giving.

I would like to have the Lions logo added to apparel that I already own. Can you do that?
TJ can add logos, names and numbers to shirts, sweatshirts, and other items, for a nominal fee. Also, if you would like to arrange a bulk order of customized Lions gear (for example, a special shirt for your team), TJ can help you out.

We look forward to seeing you at Pro Shop Day on July 17. Go Lions!

by posted 06/30/2018
Please order uniforms June 16-July 1

We are pleased to continue our partnership with Wesco Sports for our uniforms for the upcoming season. We are working together to improve our product offering and timely delivery of our players’ required uniform items.

Please bring your player to the Brookfield Wesco (270 Federal Road) between Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, July 1, any time during regular store hours so he or she can be fitted for their uniform jerseys for the coming season. This is a hard deadline, as we must order all equipment by early July in order to ensure its delivery by mid-August. 
If your child’s uniform jerseys form last season still fit, you do not need to order a new set. However, if you are new to the program, or your child has outgrown the previous set, please go to Wesco for a fitting. Samples will be on hand for sizing. Do not base your child’s size on his or her previous jersey size; we are transitioning to a new jersey supplier and sizes will vary from the previous company. Your player should bring his or her shoulder pads to ensure the proper fit. If a player is between sizes, we encourage you to “size up.” Wesco will also be taking orders for the uniform pants, shell and socks, as well as any other gear, such as customized gloves or helmets.
The Ridgefield Lions game uniform comprises the following:

  • Two Ridgefield Lions jerseys (one white, one black) with player’s name and number - $130 for set of two jerseys
  • Bauer pants shell in black with Ridgefield Lions logo - $40
  • Two pairs of CCM socks (one white, one black) with coordinating yellow stripes. This is a change from the Bauer socks that players have worn in previous years, as Bauer has discontinued that design. - $22/pair
  • Black or black/gold helmet with full cage
  • Black or black/gold gloves
  • Black hockey pants

In addition, players are expected to wear the following equipment for all games and practices:

  • Shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads
  • Neck guard 
  • Mouth guard
  • Skates

Helmet stickers (player number and “Lions”) and practice jerseys will be distributed in September. You do not need to order these. 
In the coming days, we will provide ordering information for Ridgefield Lions track suits, hockey bags, off-ice shirts and shorts, and other spirit wear apparel. 

by posted 06/14/2018
Player release requests due by June 22

Player Releases

If you require a player release from the Ridgefield Lions, please provide the following information to Jane Hoeffner at and she will submit your request to the CHC:

Child/Player Full Name


Phone Number

Birth date

Name of New Hockey Program


In order for a release to be processed, all financial obligations to the Ridgefield Lions must be complete. We ask that you submit your release request by June 22 in order to ensure timely processing.

Thank you.

by posted 06/11/2018
Announcing RAHA's New Hockey Director

It is with pleasure and excitement that the RAHA Board of Director's is officially announcing the addition of Peter Bafundo as RAHA's new Hockey Director.

RAHA has been making investments in the skill development of our players and formalizing a methodology to teach our children the game of hockey starting with learning to skate as 5 and 6 year olds and their skatingall the way through our Bantam AA team and higher and their understadning the complexities of the game.

Peter has been a long time member of the program playing his youth jockey career in Ridgefield, refereeing in the area and most recently coaching various Bantam teams for RAHA over the last several years.

Peter's role will forcus on developing the RAHA skills progression framework in conjuntion with USA Hockey and working with the coaches to deliver and system where we can prescriptively teach our players while allowing the expertise of our professional coaches to accelerate the learning process.

Please welcome Peter to his new role and feel free to say hello to him when you see him around Winter Garden.

by posted 06/06/2018
Board of Directors for the 2018-19 season

The results are in for the recent election to the Board of Directors. Kim Hulber, Susan Price, and Elizabeth Zimels have been elected to three-year terms on the RAHA Board of Directors. Eric Presbrey was also reelected to a seat. We are delighted to have them join the team. On behalf of the entire board — welcome aboard!

The new board comprises the following members:

  • Jane Hoeffner (registrar)
  • Kim Hulber
  • Hilary Kao (secretary)
  • Eric Presbrey (president)
  • Susan Price (treasurer)
  • Patrick Walsh (vice president)
  • Kevin White
  • Elizabeth Zimels


by posted 04/25/2018
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