The following news release was sent by a representative of the Ridgewood Dragons youth roller hockey team.
The Ridgewood Dragons, Ridgewood’s Youth Roller Hockey league, though not as high-profile as other sports in town, is gaining in popularity and spirit.
Last March, the Midget division clinched the American Division Championship and then in July, members of the Mite, Midget, and Junior divisions were seen entertaining the crowds with their stick and skating skills as they high-fived the parade revelers during Ridgewood’s annual Fourth of July Parade.
If you are not familiar with the Ridgewood Dragons, they are members of the Ridgewood Youth Roller Hockey Association, an organization providing competitive roller hockey to kids 5-15. The Ridgewood Youth Roller Hockey Association is a member of the North Jersey Youth Roller Hockey Association (NJYRHA) comprised of many Bergen County towns.
Registration is now open for the 2012-2013 season on Community Pass and the organization’s website is www.ridgewoodhockey.com. As well, there will be an Open House on Saturday, October 13th from 2-4 p.m. at the Ridgewood Roller Hockey Rink next to the Stable and Graydon Pool. There will be an open skate, instruction, registration and give-aways.
The Ridgewood Youth Roller Hockey Program has over 70 players divided among its Mite, Midget and Junior divisions.
The Mite division is an in town program for players in Kindergarten through 3rd grade. Everyone who registers automatically makes a team and participates in a combination of games and clinics.
The Midget division, which clinched last year’s American Division Championship, is a travel team for 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
The Junior division is a travel team for 7th, 8th and 9th graders.
The program’s home rink is the Ridgewood Roller Hockey Rink. The program is supported by Tim Cronin and the Ridgewood Parks and Recreation Department and the season runs from late November through March.“It really is a great program and we encourage more people in town to get involved,” said Chris LeMoine, Coach of the Midget Division and President of the Ridgewood Youth Roller Hockey Association, “we really have a phenomenal coaching staff, a fabulous group of parent fans, and some truly committed young kids and we encourage everyone interested to come down to the rink on October 13th to see what we are all about.”