Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association to be Honored
This fall, on October 21, 2018, the New Hampshire Legends of Hockey (Legends) will honor the history of the Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association (MRYHA). The Seventeenth Annual Induction Ceremony will honor it’s Class of 2018 and recognize MRYHA.
Tickets will be available beginning September 1 and our event will be held at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord.
Currently, the Legends and MRYHA are looking for historical periodicals of State Championships and above, records, photos, uniforms, clothing, equipment and trophies, etc. Materials would be commercially photographed and some items will become part of our On-line museum.
If you have scrapbooks for your child, grandchildren or yourself your parents saved, please contact us. You may contact MRYHAsteve@gmail.com and Jim Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org. Some of those items will also become part of the display at this year’s the Induction Ceremony and Luncheon.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association (MRYHA), a non-profit organization established in 1965, is dedicated to providing children in Southern NH opportunities compete at all levels of youth hockey. To put it simply, a few of the of founding members like Alphonse Corriveau, Paul Wise and Hubert McDonough Jr. said “we just wanted to give young kids a chance to play hockey”.
For over 50 years MRYHA has done just that. During its peak, well over 1,500 kids participated in MRYHA annually. It’s a bit different today given the evolution of youth sports in the United States towards for-profit programs. MRYHA still continues to be the largest program in the state with more than 500 boy’s and girl’s playing and well 100 dedicated volunteers who continue to ensure MRYHA’s mission is fulfilled.
Numerous hockey players growing up through MRYHA have gone onto successful college and professional hockey careers. A few notable include players include: Rand Pecknold; Jeff Serowik; Hubert McDonough; Jeff Giuliano and more recently, Tim Schaller and Zach Sanford.
We hope you can help us celebrate the history of MRYHA on October 21, 2018.