Dane Ray - GoFundMe
Many of you may know Dane or Ivy Ray. Both kids have played hockey in RAYHA since they were little. Now they both play for RAHS. Their parents have also been involved in RAYHA. Jill has dedicated countless hours as a Team Manager and a Board Member for many years.
On December 14, 2012, Dane was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. He reached Remission in April, 2013. He’s gone through countless blood transfusions, clinic visits, needle pokes, spinal taps, hospital stays, etc. Dane has always remained positive and looked forward to his end of treatment; which finally happened 1 year and 8 months ago. Since then, he’s enjoyed living a “normal” life, off of medications, with clinic visits happening less and less; regaining his good heath, getting stronger, and enjoying his Senior Year at RAHS. During his regular check up on November 27, the world stopped again. His Leukemia was back.
Dane was admitted to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis on November 30. He will undergo a month of intense, ugly chemo therapy. The Ray family will spend the holidays in the hospital.
RAYHA has set up a GoFund Me Account for Dane because no one should have to go through this once and certainly, not twice. Funds will be used to accommodate his distaste of hospital foods by purchasing gift cards for Wendy’s, Dominos, Subway, Burger King, etc. He will also be using funds to purchase parking passes for his friends who visit, so they won’t need to pay ramp parking fees on the way out.
Any remaining funds will be used for fun stuff for Dane. His parent’s decided to max out this account at a reasonable amount. The family does not want to profit, but feel that Dane’s been dealt a crappy card and deserves some fun to take his mind off the bad. They also feel that “giving and receiving is part of the healing process.”
There are 33 rooms with children and families who, together with the Rays, will be at the hospital over the holidays. The GoFundMe account is certainly optional but RAYHA and the Rays are asking our families to each donate a couple dollars toward the purchase of Christmas gifts for the children occupying a room on the 7th Floor (Hematology/Oncology) at Children’s on Christmas. If each team could raise between 25-30 dollars, Dane could put on his Santa hat and deliver a gift to each of the other 32 children on behalf of RAYHA families.
In light of the holiday spirit and to help support the Ray family, please consider donating and making Christmas a little merrier for many.
Your Team Manager will provide specific donation information.
The Rays want to let you know that the appreciate all the prayers, good wishes and support.
The RAYHA Board
Did you know we follow the D2 Governing Bylaws regarding the time limits for game play?
Here is what’s stated in the D2 Bylaws:
3.1.6 All games played during one (1) hour of ice time, will use the following time formats.
a. A five (5) minute warm-up period.
b. Mites/8U - Period one (1) and two (2) will be twelve minute stop time. Period three (3) will be running time with a duration of what time remains in the one hour play time.
c. Three (3) twelve minute stop time periods for Squirts, Pee Wees, and Bantams.
d. Three (3) thirteen minute stop time periods for 10U and 12U. e. If a six (6) goal differential exists in the third period, running time will begin. If the differential becomes less than six (6) goals, stop time will resume.
f. The game will be over when the third period has been completed, the arena manager declares that the ice time is over, or when 60 minutes have elapsed from the beginning of the warm up, whichever occurs first.
g. There will be no overtime periods during regular season league play.
h. There will be no time-outs during regular season league play. i. If an injury occurs during the course of a game and the 60 minute time limit is reached, the game is over.
SportsWrap Blankets - We have a special opportunity to purchase really cool SportsWrap stadium blankets at a discounted rate of $62.00 per blanket - this includes shipping! You can get your name added for $7.00 more. Orders should be here by Christmas (but it will be close). If you haven't seen these wraps, they are great! The Ultimate Sports Wrap is so much more than a stadium blanket, and perfect for those cold and rainy game days. Water repellant outer shell and cozy fleece lining...complete with built-in mittens and hood. Zip yourself in and be totally protected from chilly wind and rain...all while looking great in your team colors. Ours will be black with the Roseville logo on them.
Right now we get 12 blankets at the discounted price - first come first serve. Deadline is Tuesday night. See the webpage or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Click here for website information: www.ultimatesportswrap.com
Apparel Orders - Our on-line store is now closed for the 2017-2018 season. The wave 2 orders will be available for pick up (at Strauss) toward the end of this week - watch for an e-mail. Wave 3 orders are due to arrive before the holidays.
Love Your Melon Hats - Jill Ray has agreed to receive the bulk RAYHA order. She will send an e-mail about distribution to everyone who ordered a hat.
RAYHA is now accepting nominations for the Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association Hall of Fame
Seven years ago, RAYHA opened the doors to their Hall of Fame with the induction of the “First Four” Don Black, Jack Brodt, Dick Czaia, and John Savre. That group was followed by five other classes of Hall of Famers. While we can never give them recognition that would equal what they have given us, acknowledgement of all our Hall of Famers accomplishments was long overdue. If you were present for any of the previous IceBreaker’s you know what a special event this is.
Nominations are now being accepted from the public (through December 15) for the class of 2018. RAYHA Hall of Famers are people who embody the RAYHA spirit, give freely of their resources and constantly promote youth hockey. Inductees have maintained a high standard of sportsmanship, integrity and fun. Most importantly, RAYHA Hall of Fame members place a priority on helping kids grow as players and as people.
Anyone associated with RAYHA is eligible for the RAYHA Hall of Fame. Nominees can be a coach, manager, player, booster, board member, sponsor etc.
Hall of Fame Induction will occur at the IceBreaker on January 20, 2018. Upon notification of the new enshrines, the class of 2018 will be announced on the RAYHA website. A plaque listing all of the Hall of Famers currently stands watch in front of the Hall of Fame Room at the Roseville Arena.
The RAYHA Board, along with the members of the Hall of Fame will consider all nominations, and vote by secret ballot at the board meeting of December 18, 2017. To gain entry, nominees must be named on 70% of the ballots submitted. To be considered nominations must be received by December 15, 2017.
All nominations can be sent to Jeanna Hinderer at: email@example.com. Please include the nominees name (contact information if you have it, if not that is ok) and an explanation why you feel this person belongs in the RAYHA Hall of Fame.
This coming Monday and Tuesday are RAYHA picture days! See the attachment for the schedule and watch for information from your team Manager.
Don't forget to arrive 10 minutes early and in your gear. Bring your gloves, stick and the order form. You don't need to wear your helmet or bring your skates.
Rink Rat Hockey at the Oval
Rink Rat hockey is designed to give RAYHA kids a chance to play and interact with each other in a NON-Structured event on the Oval. There will be limited interaction with adults/coaches so the kids must learn to think and act on their own. The kids can bring their own puck or ball if they wish. If they do, they should have their name on it so they and the other kids know whose it is.
Rink Rats is free for registered RAHYA skaters only. More information on the Rink Rat tab (under Programs).
Rink Rat Schedule
November 20 - 5:00-6:30pm
November 27 - 5:00-6:30pm
December 4 - 5:00-6:30pm
December 11 - 5:00-6:30pm
December 18 - 5:00-6:30pm
January 8 - 5:15-6:45pm
January 15 - 5:15-6:45pm
January 22 - 5:15-6:45pm
January 29 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 5 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 12 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 19 - 5:15-6:45pm
February 26 - 5:15-6:45pm
Our Silent Auction Committee is working hard to collect donations from business this year within our community. This year, we will not be asking for cash donations from RAYHA families. However, we do have a few opportunities for families to be involved with the fundraising efforts. Are you able to help? See the flyer below! Please contact Jessica Gregoire at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oval is officially open for the 2017-2018 season. See the attachment for the schedule.
Public/Open Skating: $6.00 (free to RAYHA skaters when they show their Oval pass)
Skate Rental: $4.00
10-Session Punch Card: $53.00
The Oval does close due to excessive snowfall or extreme cold. As a general rule, the Oval will close if the wind chill is consistently below -25 according to weather.com Hockey practice in extremely cold weather is up to the coaches discretion for the team and the parent’s discretion for his/her own child.
Roseville Ice Arena Weather Line at 651-792-7122
There's nothing better on a Saturday morning than watching our little Mite skaters with a cup of coffee and fresh pastries! Thanks to Tim Horton's for generously donating to our hockey program - much appreciated!
Roseville Bingo Hall
Check out the November Bingo calendar - something to do each day of the month. And don't forget Purse Bingo at Joe Sensor's on Tuesday, November 7th. Last month RAYHA patrons won purses, prizes and the $1000.00 JACKPOT!
USA Hockey adopted recent rule changes at the 2016 annual congress. Effective Immediately, all age-specific names are changing to their respective age categories: 8U, 10U, 12U, etc. to align with the new policy. Please refer to the table for the new age group names.
This is a huge change for the hockey community, and we know it will take a while to get used to, but we please ask that you use these names when referring to teams.
|Old Name||New Name||Age Division (Birth Year)|
|Mites||8U||8 & Under (2008)|
|Squirts||10U||10 & Under (2006 - 2007)|
|Peewee||12U||12 & Under (2004 - 2005)|
|Bantam||14U||14 & Under (2002 - 2003)|
|Midget||16U||16 & Under (2000 - 2001)|
|U18||18U||18 & Under (1998 - 1999)|
The purpose of Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association is to provide programs to teach, promote and compete in amateur youth ice hockey in a fun, healthy and educational environment for all participants. Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association strives to develop individual and team skills, teamwork, knowledge of the game, loyalty, responsibility and sportsmanship a positive youth sports culture, which teaches life lessons.
"The Roseville Area High School and Colorado College star is one of just two players to win both the Minnesota Mr. Hockey Award and the Hobey Baker Award as college hockey’s best player."
RAYHA is proud to have Marty Sertich as a Raider alumnus. Marty is continually giving back to the RAYHA community.
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Congratulations to the Brodt Family!
Blaine, Minn. (June 16, 2017) – The Herb Brooks Foundation (HBF) hosted its most important fundraiser, the HBF Golf Classic, on June 16. The HBF inducted the Brodt Family into the HBF Youth Hockey Hall of Fame at this year’s annual Golf Classic, honoring the family’s long-standing commitment to the development of hockey in Minnesota. Jack, Vic, Kerry, Winny, and Chelsey Brodt were given the award at a luncheon at the National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota. Click on the link to read the full article.