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U16AA Boys on to Districts-come and cheer them on@IcePlex!!
02/25/2015
The Carolina Lightning U16AA Boys team will play in the Southeastern...
CLH U18 Player/Referee Profiled on USA Hockey
02/24/2015
Carolina Lightning U18 Player Matthew Filer was a Carolina Hurricanes...
Congratulations to CHL/CBHL Champions
02/23/2015
(Updated 2/26/15 with boys' championship photo.  In addition,...
Announcing the CLH Girls 2015-15 Program
02/11/2015
(Email sent to current Lightning girls families on 2/10/15) Folks, I...
Summer Camp Olympic Skills with Megan Bozek is open
01/04/2015
Hey all, Just wanted to let you all know that registration for...
Carolina Lightning On-Line Store
11/23/2014
Hello Carolina Lightning Families, The online store is open! ...
Win-Win-Win Equipment Drive
10/27/2014
Last year the Carolina Lightning family collected a huge truckload...
PO Box - Payment Address Reminder
08/13/2013
Reminder that ALL payments are to be written to Carolina Lightning...
 
U16AA Boys on to Districts-come and cheer them on@IcePlex!!

The Carolina Lightning U16AA Boys team will play in the Southeastern Districts Championships at the Raleigh IcePlex.  Come to the rink with your Black and Gold and cheer on our boys! (This is the best hockey you will see in our area this year...just saying....) .

  • CLH vs. East Coast Eagles @ 5 pm Friday evening (huge game - these two teams have played six times this year.  CLH holds edge with 4-1-1 record but the games are very tight with GF/GA of 14-12.)
  • CLH vs. Charlotte Checkers @ 9 am Saturday morning
  • CLH vs. RYHA @ 5 pm Saturday evening
  • Finals are Sunday @ 9 am.

Below is a picture of most of team and a number of Lightning Coaches from last weekend's Squirt CHL Tournament Skills competition:


by posted 02/25/2015
CLH U18 Player/Referee Profiled on USA Hockey

Carolina Lightning U18 Player Matthew Filer was a Carolina Hurricanes game starter on February 20 and was profiled on the USA Hockey website for another skating acumen:  referee.  See the full article by clicking on image below.

Congratulations Matthew, we know the game is in good hands!

 


by posted 02/24/2015
Congratulations to CHL/CBHL Champions

(Updated 2/26/15 with boys' championship photo.  In addition, both banner photographs have been added to the Wall of Champions.  Congratulations again to the players, coaches and parents.)

Huge congratulations to both of the U14 teams who played this weekend:  the Bantam A boys and U14 Girls teams each prevailed as their Tournament Champions this weekend. 

The U14 Girls shutout Navy in the semi-finals 10-0 and then repeated that with a dominating 4-0 win over Frederick.  The girls finished the season with a Chesapeake Bay Hockey League season record of 20-1-0 and regular season GF/GA ratio of 117-13.  Girl Power!!

 

The Bantam A Boys went undefeated in their tournament beating two Charlotte Checkers team and cross-town rivals Carolina Hurricanes.  The championship game was a furious battle with the Lightning boys behind 2-3 with 2.5 minutes left and  pulling ahead and winning 5-3!!   Special shout out to Bantam A Head Coach Jon Miles whose teams have won three Ryan Sobiech Memorial Championship (CHL) Tournaments in a row:  2013, 2014 and 2105 (check out the Wall of Champions to see what Jon looks like clean shaven!).

 


by posted 02/23/2015
Announcing the CLH Girls 2015-15 Program

(Email sent to current Lightning girls families on 2/10/15)

Folks,

I hope you are all doing well.

I wanted to announce that Carolina Lightning Hockey will be having a 1-U10, 1-U12, 1-U14 and 1-U16 (most likely national-bound) for the upcoming 2015-16 ice hockey season.

We are finalizing the details as we speak and we will be announcing the programs and opening up the registration process in the coming days.

I know that there has been a lot of "talk" and "chatter" going on, but I did want to confirm with all of our Lightning ladies, that we will have 4 girls teams next season with outstanding coaches.

If you know of any girl hockey players that are currently not playing with the Lightning but would like to next season, please pass along my contact information, and if you have any questions, please fee free to contact myself, Cindy Murphy and/or Marc Genest.

We will be in touch shortly.

Regards

Don


by posted 02/11/2015
Summer Camp Olympic Skills with Megan Bozek is open

Hey all,

Just wanted to let you all know that registration for summer camp Olympic Skills with Megan Bozek is live.  To my understanding there are limited spots available so first come first serve.  This is not just for Lightning ladies but for all girls who are interested so make sure parents know that it will fill up rather quick.  

 

Camp will run Aug 3-7 2015 at RCI.  There is a full day and a half day option (although it looks like there is a typo on the half day option.  I believe half day campers check out at 12:30.)  There will also be a goalie camp as well.

 

Here is the link http://www.proambitions.com/schedules_nc.htm

 

If team managers could get the word out asap to their teams.  Thanks!

 

Happy new year! Let me know if you have any questions :)

 

Jen Saad

 


by posted 01/04/2015
Carolina Lightning On-Line Store

Hello Carolina Lightning Families,

The online store is open!  Yes, we have put final pieces into place for online transactions and you can now make purchases with your visa, mastercard or even with a bank drafts. 

To access the store:

  • Click on the CLH OnLine store link.
  • Enter in password of “Hockey!”.Note this site is restricted to CLH families.
  • Shopping is similar to other online stores with carts, checkout, etc. 

 


by posted 11/23/2014
Win-Win-Win Equipment Drive

Last year the Carolina Lightning family collected a huge truckload (literally) of used hockey gear and donated it to military families at Ft Bragg. 

This year we would like to continue this tradition with a win-win-win twist.

Win#1: We are collecting equipment for the “Try Hockey for Free” event on November 8th.  Most critical need for this event are sticks and gloves.  RCI will be providing skates.  See the Try Hockey for Free bulletin for details on this event. 

Win#2: the gear will then be used for the seven week Learn2Play program to help keep introductory costs down.  See the Learn2Play bulletin for details on this program.

Win#3: the gear will then be donated to our Military Families for use in their winter programs. See the Support the Troops, Support their Kids and Support Hockey page for more details.  

There are already collection boxes at RCI, please bring in your used and preferable clean equipment for these worthy causes.

Win-Win-Win


by posted 10/27/2014
PO Box - Payment Address Reminder

Reminder that ALL payments are to be written to Carolina Lightning Hockey and mailed to:

PO Box 600033
Raleigh NC 27675-6033.

Please do not hand checks and/or cash to anyone anymore as this is difficult to track.  Exception to this is water bottles, mugs, magnets, etc. that we are selling at the rink.  
 

Thank you.


by posted 08/13/2013
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