16U Girls Canes Sweep U19B Ponytail Division to Win Tournament
The Girls U16 Jr Hurricanes won 3 straight games to go to the U19B Division Championship vs. Mt Lebanon Hornets at the Annual Ponytail Tournament in Laurel, Maryland this past weekend.
In a real nail biter, the championship game ended in a 1-1 tie after regulation and an overtime leading to a shootout. After 4 rounds the Canes girls won 2-1 in the shootout, winning a well deserved championship.
They played with great poise, control, sportsmanship, and very hard work. The U16 Girls now move on to Nationals in San Jose, California April 3-7.
2012-2013 Canes Cup Winners
RYHA and the Jr Hurricanes would like to thank all of the coaches, players, and parents for a great 2012-13 season. This weekend produced an abundance of great hockey, with many close games, and excellent Championship games.
We would like to recognize and thank our House league membership for their support over the past 25 years.
RYHA is proud to announce the 2012-13 Jr Hurricanes House League Canes Cup winners:
Squirt Lower - Team 7 North Stars
Squirt A Upper - Team 6
PW Lower - Team 6 Wild
PW Upper - Team 1 Oilers
Bantam Lower - Team 6
Bantam Upper - Team 3
U18 Lower - Team 4
U18 Upper - Team 2
Special congratulations to our winners, and we hope to see many of you in spring!
Jr Hurricanes PW A Black Win CHL
PW A Black finished off a tremendous season by going 4-0 this past weekend and taking the CHL tournament championship at the Garner Polar Ice House.
The team coached by David Wright III took down Hillsborough, Charlotte and Charleston in the opening round robin. The Jr Hurricanes then faced the Charlotte Checkers in the final and in a thrilling game trailed 1-0 late into the third period. The Jr Hurricanes scored the equalizer with 2 ½ minutes left and in stunning fashion scored the game winner 60 seconds later. With 90 seconds remaining the Checkers pulled their goalie and Black fended off a furious last push by the Checkers to take home the championship banner.
The team was led by a superb defense that allowed only 3 goals in the four games and was backed by the goaltending duo of Varun Atree and Will Hopkins. The offense was led by a total team effort as seven different players scored in the tournament.
The tournament championship capped a great run for the team as they went 34-9 on the season including an undefeated first place regular season CHL finish and first place finish in the Crabtown tournament.
Junior Hurricanes Blow Through Maryland Tournament
The 12th Annual Crabtown Showdown in Laurel, Maryland, December 28-30, 2012, provided a spectacular backdrop to showcase the skill and teamwork within North Carolina’s largest youth hockey organization, RYHA (Raleigh Youth HockeyAssociation), as all of its 9 travel and select teams competing in the tournament made it to their divisional championship games and 7 of 9 winning their respective championships.
The Showdown attracted teams from all over the Mid-Atlantic, including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina. Winning Carolina Junior Hurricanes Teams included Squirt A & B (U10), Pee Wee A, B1 & B2 (U12), Bantam A (U14) and Midget Minor AA (U16).
We are incredibly proud of all our players, coaches and parents for the way they represented RYHA and the Junior Hurricanes in Maryland. What a way to bring in the new year.