Inaugural RHS Ice Hockey Alumni Game Set for December

The Playland Ice Casino has been home to some of the greatest moments in Rye ice hockey history. On December 22, past and present members of the Garnet ice hockey family will descend on the historic site to celebrate those fond memories and create brand new ones in the first-ever Rye High School Alumni Game.

Anyone who has played at least one season of varsity hockey for the Garnets is invited to play in the game, which will benefit both the varsity and modified programs. A minimum $75 contribution is required – amounts above that are greatly appreciated – and whatever is collected above the outlay for the game will supplement increasing costs in the RHS hockey budget. Additionally, a 50/50 raffle will be held for spectators to support cancer treatment for Rye hockey alum, former captain Andrew “Chowder” Kranichfeld.

“The greatest purpose of this event is to keep intact and make stronger the Rye relationships created through ice hockey,” said Yuki Katsuta, who is organizing the game along with Paul Mundinger. “We hope to continue this every year.”

Hall of Fame coach and Rye legend John Zegras will be on the bench dispensing advice, and participants can look forward to camaraderie, ice time (men’s league rules),  keepsake jerseys, commemorative game programs, the opportunity to meet current team members, and a host of Rye hockey gear available for purchase.

Rosters will be limited to two teams consisting of no more than three goalies and 20 skaters, so send in your checks ASAP to reserve a spot. For more information, contact Katsuta at ykatsuta@aol.com, Mundinger at paul.mundinger@ge.com, or Peter Thomas at thomasp@ryeschools.org. Checks can be made payable to the Rye Hockey Booster Club. Send to Susan Talgo at 45 Harbor Terrace Drive in Rye.

Businesses interested in sponsoring the program or purchasing an advertisement in it should contact Steve Rosenfield at steve@media-resource.com.

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