ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM FASHION FUNDRAISER AN EVENT LIKE NO OTHER
New York Fashion Week kicked off with Fashion Faceoff 2013 -- an exciting evening featuring beautiful people, great energy and innovative fashion. The event was a first of its kind fashion-meets-sports inspired runway competition. NHL player Ville Leino of the Buffalo Sabres joined fashion experts E.J. Johnston (Executive Producer of NBC’s Fashion Star) and Nova Lorraine (Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Raine Magazine) in judging a highly competitive group of 10 rising star designers. The memorable evening included appearances by British Royals, future Marquis and Marchioness Caewlin Thynne and his new bride Emma McQuiston, Jake Boyd from Broadway’s hit musical Rock of Ages, designer Maria Valentino, as well as former NHL players Chris and Peter Ferraro. Keon Brown took home the win after showcasing three knock out outfits inspired by the New Jersey Devils - highlighting bold colors, unforgettable details and incredibly chic silhouettes. Over 300 people came out to support the fashionable fundraiser which benefited Ice Hockey in Harlem, a charity focused on education and empowerment with a mission to help children onto the right track in life through the sport of hockey.
The event was featured prominently in several spaces:
And check out the essay written about the nexus of hockey and fashion by Ice Hockey in Harlem coach Natalie Oshin
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ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM WRAPS UP BEST SEASON IN YEARS
Ice Hockey in Harlem concluded its 2012-13 season on March 23rd. In reviewing the season’s accomplishment’s this was one of the most productive for Ice Hockey in Harlem along a number of areas. Among the 2012-13 season accomplishments:
209 students completed a full season
55 students completed the first-year Learn to Skate program
The debut of a girls hockey team, “Lady Harlem,” which competed in two tournaments girls-only practices
Launch of the College Readiness Program for 23 of our Bantam and Midget players including guided tours of the campuses of Princeton, Columbia, and NYU, accompanied by personal talks with hockey head coaches and players from the respective schools
One graduating senior, Sydney Kinder, will play college hockey at Manhattanville College, which finished the season ranked #9 in NCAA Division III women’s hockey. We believe Sydney is the first player in the history of IHIH to sign with an NCAA hockey program.
The Mites team captured 2nd place in its end-of-season league tournament
19 Squirt players participated in a weekend bus trip to Washington, DC, for two games, a tour of the U.S. Capitol building, and for many, their first-ever hotel stay
Road trips to away games in Montclair and Princeton, NJ; and Ridgefield, Danbury, and Bolton, CT
Between a more robust game schedule and the addition of open ice slots, players had the opportunity to double their ice time over past seasons
Through Book Club, 17 students read Montreal Canadiens Hall-of-Famer Jean Beliveau’s “My Life in Hockey,” and learned more than 100 new vocabulary words which were used in the book
PS 28, PS 375 programming saw 45 students participating in afterschool, off-ice activities
ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM FEATURED ON NBC SPORTS FOR HOCKEY DAY IN AMERICA
Ice Hockey in Harlem was featured on February 17th on NBC for Hockey Day in America. This segment aired nationally and we are excited to see our kids and parents featured. Click on the video to view.
PROGRAM MANAGER BRAD PRESTON INTERVIEWED ON ESPN RADIO
Listen as Brad Preston shares with host Bill Daughtry the latest news about Ice Hockey in Harlem. Brad discusses the history, current happenings and future of Ice Hockey in Harlem. Click HERE to listen.
2013 WINTER SPORTS CELEBRATION WAS "A GREAT NIGHT FOR HOCKEY"
On Wednesday, February 27th, Ice Hockey in Harlem honored Brian Leetch for his years of service to the New York hockey and philanthropic communities. Master of Ceremonies Sam Rosen once again presided of event festivities and Mark Messier presented Brian with the award. Special guests on the evening included: Dave Maloney, Ulf Nilsson, Rod Gilbert, Clark Gillies, Butch Goring, Bobby Nystrom, Jean Potvin, EJ Hradek and DB Sweeney. In all, over 250 friends and supporters shared in the celebration. Funds raised through the event will go directly into programming for the girls and boys who are and will be part of the Ice Hockey in Harlem community. Thanks to everyone involved for making this such a special occasion.
HEAD COACH DAN GILMOUR PROFILED ON "FACES OF THE TARTAN ATHLETICS CLUB"
Learn to Skate Head Coach Dan Gilmour was recently featured on the Carnegie Mellon's Athletics page. Dan played four years for the Carnegie Mellon men's hockey club team. To view the story, click HERE to find out more about Dan.
UNION COLLEGE MEN'S HOCKEY TEAM VISITS ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM
The Union College Men's Hockey team traveled to Lasker Rink on Sunday, December 16th to work with the Ice Hockey in Harlem Squirts, Pee Wees, Bantams. In all, 40 Ice Hockey in Harlem students attended the clinic and enjoyed the uptempo practice that Head Coach Rick Bennett and his team put together. View the video blog here
ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM MINI-MITES ON DISPLAY
On November 24, Ice Hockey in Harlem Mini-Mites took part in a post-Thanksgiving day tournament and were featured in an episode of Gotta Love CT Hockey! It features numerous highlights of IHIH game action from the ECHO Thanksgiving Mini-Mites Tournament and great interviews with Romero, Malachi, Ashley, and Coach Derek. It’s definitely worth watching the whole episode. Please click HERE to view the video. Congratulations to all of our on-camera stars! Hartford Eyewitness News affiliate WFSB also ran a cool segment on the Ice Hockey in Harlem trip to the ECHO Thanksgiving Mini-Mites Tournament. Several Ice Hockey in Harlem skaters were prominently featured. Click HERE to view the video.
ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM FEATURED IN WNYC SEGMENT
Ice Hockey in Harlem was featured in an October 18th segment on WNYC. Public radio reporter Janet Babin's story focused on the NHL lockout and how fans, including those in Harlem, are coping. To listen to the audio, click HERE
ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM CLOSES THE NASDAQ TRADING DAY ON AUGUST 16th
Ice Hockey In Harlem continued its yearlong 25th anniversary celebration by participating in the MADMEDIAGROUP's "FOR JUST ONE DAY" campaign with new Mobile App Burst on Thursday, August 16th at 4pm. Burst will provide IHIH with the latest technology to share videos with other hockey organizations in near real-time across the world and help IHIH showcase their great plays, players, coaches and volunteers in national online publications. In honor of the occasion, John Sanful, Executive Director of Ice Hockey In Harlem rang the Closing Bell.
BENEFIT ON THE GREEN CELEBRATES 25 YEARS OF IHIH
On Monday, August 6th Ice Hockey in Harlem celebrated its 25th anniversary with it annual golf tournament at Quaker Ridge Golf Club in Scarsdale, NY. This annual Benefit on the Green featured golf and, for the first time, tennis. Past and present NHL stars in attendance included Mike Komisarek, Jean Potvin, Chris Kotsopoulos, Andre Dore, Gilles Villemure and longtime IHIH supporters Jeff Beukeboom and Pat Hickey. Film and television actor Isiah Whitlock (The Wire, Cedar Rapids) was also in attendance. The evening featured a keynote address by IHIH student athlete Sage Mason. Sage, 15, recounted how important Ice Hockey in Harlem has been in his development over the years and has helped him as a rising 10th grader at Phillips Exeter Academy. Sage received a standing ovation for this speech. Longtime supporter Marc Pinto talked about the importance of the Ice Hockey in Harlem mission and the importance of supporting organizations serving youth.
2011-12 ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM SEASON CONCLUDES ON POSITIVE NOTE
Ice Hockey in Harlem concluded its 2011-12 season on March 24th having served 189 students through its on-ice program. On ice programming consisted of three evening practices during the school week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and a skills clinic on Saturday evenings. Students also took part in home and away games by age group. These opportunities to play against age appropriate competition help test the skills of our students and allow for further development.
On April 4th, Ice Hockey in Harlem's annual awards ceremony at PS 28 celebrated the accomplishments of all our students as well as those who were exceptional academic and athletic performers throughout the year. Longtime participant, Sydney Kinder was named the Larry Norman Scholarship awards winner. Graduating senior Anthony Hinds was also recognized for earning his high school diploma. He will be attending Curry College in the fall.
STIKEMAN ELLIOTT SHOCKS SKADDEN ARPS IN FINAL TO WIN LAWYERS' CUP
The Skadden dynasty is over. With key scoring and no fear in facing the reigning champs, Stikeman Elliot won the 5th annual Lawyers' Cup on March 8th at Chelsea Piers, defeating Skadden 6-2. Stikeman joined the "Legal Winter Classic" this year. The round robin tournament began with Stikeman defeating Proskauer in the opening game and Skadden in the second game.
In the third game, Skadden renewed its rivalry with Proskauer in a game that featured hard hits along the wall and plenty of tough talk. Skadden skated away to victory, ensuring a place in the final against Stikeman. Stikeman's win ends Skadden's four year run as the Lawyers' Cup champions. The winning team was presented with the Cup from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. "This is the only other Cup that I give out," said Bettman referring of course to the Stanley Cup he presents each June.
The Lawyers' Cup tournament raised over $42,000 for Ice Hockey in Harlem with Skadden winning the "Fundraising Cup" with over $19,000 in fundraising activities.
ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM STUDENTS SKATE AT 2012 BRIDGESTONE NHL WINTER CLASSIC
On January 2nd, five lucky Ice Hockey in harlem players were invited to participate in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The Squirt players, David Johnson, George Lanzot, Isabel Lopez, Yesenia Neri and Christian Vargas, were invited by the NHL to skate on the auxiliary pond next to the NHL rink throughout game day.
They, along with players from fellow Hockey in for Everyone program, Ed Snider Youth Hockey, played a spirited game of 4-on-4 throughout the day, including during the Winter Classic pre-game and during intermissions of the New York Rangers-Philadelphia Flyers showdown. The IHIH kids, sporting the Rangers' Winter Classic jerseys, had an exciting day on the ice and off, where they were welcomed by current Flyer Danny Brier and former Ranger Adam Graves.
While in Philadelphia, the children and their families also took in the local historic sties, including the Liberty Bell and Constitution Hall.
ICE HOCKEY IN HARLEM APPOINTS JOHN SANFUL AS ITS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In October, Ice Hockey in Harlem appointed John Sanful as Executive Director. John comes to Ice Hockey in Harlem with extensive nonprofit experience and a passion for hockey. As Executive Director of Career Gear, a national nonprofit organization, he expanded the organization’s mission and successful outcomes for low-income disadvantaged men of color. A Harlem native, John has also been a part of the professional hockey community as a correspondent for the International Ice Hockey Federation. He will work to strengthen Ice Hockey in Harlem’s on and off ice programming while also creating mutually beneficial relationships among community stakeholders and business partners. To read more about Ice Hockey in Harlem's Executive Director, CLICK HERE