posted on March 12, 2020 at 8:25 PM
As many of you are already aware, USA Hockey has cancelled the National Championship Tournament for this year which has led New York State to cancel the NYSAHA Championship Tournament for this upcoming weekend and next weekend. Although this is extremely upsetting and no doubt will inconvenience many families please keep in mind that the action taken only has the best interest of our hockey players and families in mind.
The COVID-19 virus has and will continue to disrupt all of our lives for the near term and hopefully we can return to all normal activity in the near future.
With that said, I would like to commend all of our state bound teams that have competed this season and achieved something that has not been done in the Rebels history. The 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U have all earned a seed in the state championships. There has never been a year where all our state eligible teams have achieved the monumental feat. You should all be very proud of the accomplishment that has come about from the hard work you all put in this past season.
The entire Rebels organization is very proud of our players and coaches and would like to say that although you will not be able to compete in the states you are all CHAMPIONS in our eyes.
We thank you all for making this a great season and we also thank our parents who have supported our players in their achievements.
Rich Righi and John Zerillo