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Hockey Season is Almost Here!
To all RAHA members: We hope that everyone is having a great and...
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....
Hockey Season is Almost Here!

To all RAHA members:

We hope that everyone is having a great and relaxing summer.  It's hard to believe that July 4th is already behind us and that we are about 6 weeks away from the beginning of the 2018-2019 season! That said, your Board Members have been hard at work over at "the Garden" this off-season, and have several important announcements for you as we prepare to kick off the season:

RAHA Board Updates

With every new season comes some movement with Board Membership.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to those members whose terms have expired for the countless hours they volunteer to help this program flourish year after year.  As we look forward, we are pleased to welcome several new Board Members. 

The 2018-2019 Board Positions are as follows:

  • Eric Presbrey - President
  • Patrick Walsh - Vice President, Acting Treasurer
  • Jane Hoeffner- Registrar & RAHA Uniforms & Equipment
  • Hilary Kao - Secretary & Winter Garden Relations
  • Elizabeth Zimels - Head Scheduler & Manager
  • Kim Hulber- Winter Garden Ice Scheduling
  • Kevin D. White - Development
  • Jared Kurtz - Marketing & Communications
  • Danielle Scesa - Treasurer

We'd also like to acknowledge several individuals playing key roles in the upcoming season:

  • Peter Bafundo - Newly appointed RAHA Hockey Director
  • Nate Allen- Mite Director
  • Tom McNicholas- Midget Director 

Season Start Dates, Final Ice Schedule, CanAm Tournament

The home ice schedule is nearly finalized (no small endeavor!), so please keep an eye out in the next week for a communication detailing age specific season kickoff details including starting dates & times as well as final logisitics for the CanAM Tournament.

From the Coaches

All teams will receive a communication from your coaches by July 27th welcoming you to the new season, providing details regarding your specific team, and requesting parent volunteers to take on assistant coaching, scheduling, and team manager roles if they haven't already been identified. 

We look forward to seeing everyone soon.

Go Lions!

by posted 07/23/2018
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 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 & Equipment)
  • Kim Hulber (Winter Garden Ice Scheduling)
  • Hilary Kao (Secretary)
  • Eric Presbrey (President)
  • Danielle Scesa (Treasurer)
  • Patrick Walsh (Vice President)
  • Kevin White (Development)
  • Elizabeth Zimels (CanAm & Volunteers)
  • Jared Kurtz (Marketing & Communications)

by posted 04/25/2018
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