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Carolina Lightning -> 2016-17 payment plans
Carolina Lightning Players and Parents,   In a previous...
Jake Warner Update - He's Walking!!
All - Jake Warner has progressed steadily over past two months...
Lightning Elite Spring/Summer Tournament Program Announcement
Carolina Lightning is proud to announce the LIGHTNING ELITE 2016...
Social Media Best Practices
Dear Managers, Coaches and Parents, As you may have heard the...
CLH Coaching Philosphy and our Coaches Bios
Carolina Lightning is proud to announce our cadre of fine coaches...
Carolina Lightning -> 2016-17 payment plans

Carolina Lightning Players and Parents,


In a previous letter, I stated that next year, Carolina Lightning would no longer be offering payment plans, that full payment had to be received at contract acceptance and signing, and that no other local youth hockey organizations had payment plans. This was incorrect and I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. The East Coast Eagles do offer a payment plan.


In the past few weeks, I have also spoken with several concerned parents and upon further consideration, Lightning Hockey will offer the following payment plan for the 2016-17 season; 40% at time of signing (by 15 MAY 16), followed by three (3) equal 20% payments (by 15 JUN, 15 JUL and 15 AUG).


We are currently putting our 2016-17 season program together.

Again, I apologize for the error and hope that this helps to alleviate concerns.





by posted 02/06/2016
Jake Warner Update - He's Walking!!

All -

Jake Warner has progressed steadily over past two months while his leg healed, he was fitted for his prosthetic, went through physical and occupational therapy and basically relearned how to walk.  Through all this Jake has carried his ‘always’ smile.

Today was a big day for Jake as he walked back into high school with his temporary prosthetic leg.  Looking good Jake, we are proud of you!

(And yes, I shamelessly stole this picture from Sheila’s FB)




by posted 02/03/2016
Lightning Elite Spring/Summer Tournament Program Announcement

Carolina Lightning is proud to announce the


2016 Spring/Summer Tournament Team Program


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11 APR 16 – 30 JUN 16

(less the week of May 9th which is reserved for Lightning Regular Season Evaluations)


11 Weeks, 33 Split & Full Ice Practices (PW AA - 22 Full Ice)

All practices at Raleigh Center Ice (RCI)

40 plus Hours of On-Ice Instruction

Jerseys & Socks

On-ice Performance Testing by Sporttesting

2 AA Tournaments (min 3-4 games each)



1 Squirt AA Team –               Marc Genest, EJ Stern & Grace Genest

1 Peewee AA Team –                    Aaron Ward & Brian Dailey

1 Peewee A/AA Team –       Michael Ranger & Mackie Hayman

1 Bantam AA Team –           Steve Farrar & Keith Woedy

1 U16AA (Boys) Team –      Brad Gaylord & Jon Miles


Practice times and full details are here. 

by posted 01/29/2016
Social Media Best Practices

Dear Managers, Coaches and Parents,

As you may have heard the CLH organization is trying our hand at social media in a formal manner for first time this year. While we want to use these platforms to expand awareness to the rest of the hockey community, we also feel it is a great tool for sharing, commenting, and facilitating conversations inside the organization from players, parents, coaches, and staff. We cannot control what is said about us, to us or at us, but we can control what we present in our text, pictures and videos. You have probably seen a post online about our best practices but I thought I would provide more here:

Best Practices

1. CLH will NOT intentionally use these to harass or embarrass any player or individual. If you feel we have done this, as our sensitivities are different, please let me or Don know as soon as possible.

2. CLH will NOT intentionally provide personal information that can identify a player without parental permission (coming soon from CLH)

3. CLH will NOT mention or tweet a players handle or account. We cannot control what other accounts do with that information or add to it in the social media world.

4. CLH will NOT follow players. We will follow adult accounts that are topical for our community, beliefs and ideals.

5. CLH will try to provide as much content as possible and only “retweet”, “mention” other accounts information when we feel it meets without beliefs and ideals.

6. At the end of the day we going to do our best to make sure our information is accurate, socially responsible and fun to our hockey community.

Parents (U-12 and younger) parents or players (U-14 and higher) please use the social media cards (shown below) that were distributed via the managers as quick references. I am looking for updates for scores, game information, anything your team feels is important. Use the information on the card to let CLH know.

If you, players, coaches, parents have any questions feel free to contact me at:

Email:                  Socialmedia@carolinalightninghockey.com

Phone/txt:           919-208-3974

Thank you for your time

David Reaugh

by posted 10/17/2015
CLH Coaching Philosphy and our Coaches Bios

Carolina Lightning is proud to announce our cadre of fine coaches for the 2015-2016 season.  The Lightning coaching philosophy and individual coaches resumes is in the document repository, here is link.

by posted 04/11/2015
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