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The Carolina Lightning is a boys and girls hockey program based in Raleigh, North Carolina.   The Lightning organization believes in developing young people’s hockey skills through a positive, educational and safe environment. 

For information about joining the Lightning program, please email Don Schaap ( ).
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Win-Win-Win Equipment Drive
10/27/2014
Last year the Carolina Lightning family collected a huge truckload...
Try Hockey for Free---> Spread the Word
10/22/2014
  ~ ~ ~ Lightning families, spread the word to share the...
The Hockey Mommy - October Offering
10/21/2014
The Hockey Mommy offering for October: 
Carolina Lightning-Learn2Play Hockey
10/20/2014
Spread the word and share this fantastic sport...on November...
CLH Spirit Wear Shipment Is In!
10/20/2014
The first shipment of the Carolina Lightning apparel is in, please...
2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Challenge
10/07/2014
(10/7 update:  email sent to Lightning Managers to communicate...
Lightning Exchange Open--Got Stuff?
03/24/2014
Updated 6/12:  Several families have posted pictures of free...
PO Box - Payment Address Reminder
08/13/2013
Reminder that ALL payments are to be written to Carolina Lightning...
 
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
Try Hockey for Free---> Spread the Word

 

~ ~ ~ Lightning families, spread the word to share the great game on earth. ~ ~ ~

Carolina Lightning and Raleigh Center Ice will host our Third Annual Try Hockey For Free event. On November 8th, USA Hockey and nearly 500 local associations across the country will encourage boys and girls, ages 4 to 9, to try youth hockey as part of Come Play Hockey Month. 

New this year - participants of this event will receive a coupon that waives the USA Hockey membership for the first year ($46 value).

How to register for this event:

1. Go to http://www.tryhockeyforfree.com/ on the USA Hockey website.

2.  Enter in your zip code or RCI’s zip code (27608) and search.

3.  Select the RCI pin on map

4.  Select the “Event Details” button next to Raleigh Center Ice

5.  Select the “Register Now” button and follow the registration steps.

 


by posted 10/22/2014
The Hockey Mommy - October Offering

The Hockey Mommy offering for October: 


by posted 10/21/2014
Carolina Lightning-Learn2Play Hockey

Spread the word and share this fantastic sport...on

November 9th Carolina Lightning is starting seven week Learn2Play Hockey program.

Date

Ice Time

11/9/14

9:00 am – 10:00 am

11/16/14

10:40 am – 11:40 am

11/23/14

9:00 am – 10:00 am

11/30/14

9:00 am – 10:00 am

12/7/14

9:00 am – 10:00 am

12/14/14

9:10 am – 10:10 am

12/21/14

7:30 am –  8:30 am

7 weeks for $95

For more information contact Cindy Murphy at


by posted 10/20/2014
CLH Spirit Wear Shipment Is In!

The first shipment of the Carolina Lightning apparel is in, please see your team manager for your personal items.  

As always, do not hesitate to contact either: 

Malinda Sink - 919-522-2276  

Donna Lamm - 919-612-5099   

Lets flood the rinks with black and gold!


by posted 10/20/2014
2014 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Challenge

(10/7 update:  email sent to Lightning Managers to communicate challenge to their teams)

Hello Lightning Family,

My name is Donna Lamm and our son, Holden is on the Lightning U16A team.  As most of you know, Holden was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in April 2008. (To read Holden's story or donate now please go to this link).

The Carolina Lightning organization and Don have graciously made JDRF one of the fundraising/community service projects they support.  Over the last two years, our teams raised almost $5000 on a hockey weekend goal challenge.  This year we are going to do a similar challenge within the organization. 

 

 

Basically, this is our challenge to all our parents:  We challenge each parent to donate $2 per goal that your team makes over a given weekend.  (Dates are listed below.)  So, if your team scores 10 goals in the games of your assigned weekend…you donate $20.  Please share this with the kids.  They get excited about the challenge…and get very excited when they score a goal!!!

We are very grateful to Don, The Lightning Organization and all of you for your support of Holden and our family, our Holden’s Heroes team and JDRF!  Together, we will find a CURE!!!

Your weekend/game date:

Weekend

Team(s)

Oct 11 - 12           

U18

Oct 18 - 19

Bantam B

Oct 25 - 26

Girls:  U10, U14 and U17

Boys: Squirt A, all three PeeWee teams, Bantam A, U16A, and U16AA

Nov 1 - 2

Girls U12

 

***If you would like to purchase a Holden’s Heroes t-shirt please email me the number of shirts, sizes and whether you would like short sleeve or long sleeve.  The shirts are $15 for short sleeve and $20 for long sleeve.  $10 of every shirt goes to JDRF.

Thank you for your support!


by posted 10/07/2014
Lightning Exchange Open--Got Stuff?

Updated 6/12:  Several families have posted pictures of free gear - check out the exchange!!

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Carolina Lightning is opening up the website exchange feature on the website for sale or donation of sporting goods (not just hockey), household items, etc.
 
To add an item select the "Exch\Sale Items" button in the left navigation bar.  From this page, click the “Add New Item” under the exchange banner.  Fill out the form with item details, asking price and contract information.  You may also add a picture.  Once you have submitted the form you will receive an email with a key number to confirm the listing.  Follow the directions in that email to confirm your listing. 
 
Some notes:

 

  • Please keep content appropriate for all our families.

  • Only Lightning families can post items, but the public can view the exchange.

  • To make a change or delete the item after it's sold, click the Edit- or Delete - buttons that will appear next to your item.

  • I have posted one item as placeholder.  

thanks,
Marcella


by posted 03/24/2014
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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Carolina Family Practice

The Penalty Box

Dreamsports Center

USA Hockey

Raleigh Neurology

Chesapeake Bay Hockey League

St. Augustine

Five Hole

Carolina Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA)

Carolinas Hockey League

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