The Bayonne Hockey Association Inc. welcomes you to its website, and invites you to its home at the Richard Korpi Ice Rink in Bayonne, New Jersey (on the campus of Bayonne High School) to experience the best of youth hockey. The BHAI offers teams at levelsfrom Mite to Midget, and also offers powerskating sessions and pre-Mite programs. It is the philosophy of the BHAI that all interested athletes should have the opportunity to develop their skills in settings appropriate to their skill level and time commitment, and the BHAI promotes ice hockey as sport in which one can learn physical skills, sportsmanship, and teamwork, on and off the ice. Check us out!
The Bayonne Blizzard are back! The Rangers will once again be fielding teams in the Central Jersey Spring League.Teams include Squirts, Peewee, Bantam, JV High School & Varsity High School. Each team will play 10 games plus playoffs get 10 practices and all players will receive a jersey.
Games will be played from Friday night through Sunday evening at Union Sports Arena or other local rinks and practices will be held on week nights in Bayonne.
This program is designed for both beginners and experienced players aged 8-17.
To develop individual hockey skating, shooting, stick handling and passing skills
To teach basic teamwork, team strategy and game concepts
To reinforce good sportsmanship through competitive games.
To have fun!
Cost of the Program is $400 per player for Squirts to Bantams, Goalies pay $200
To register, please click here or use our registration tab on our vertical menu
The Mite Blue coaches organized what they called the Patrick Kane Stick Handling Challenge. The contest was intended to help the kids become better stick handlers, but also to help them learn the values of dedication, persistence and hard work. As a child, Kane spent hours a day stick handling, often doing a drill now known as the Patrick Kane Challenge, which has gone viral. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REAqCB9vfbU).
The Mite Blue contest involved having a weekly tally of the kid's stick handling minutes at home. The coaches gave each player a stick handling ball and asked them to stick handle as much as possible at home. Each week, the player with the most minutes earned a Burger King gift certificate. The season-winner earned a Patrick Kane jersey. The contest results are below. The season-winner, interestingly, was the team's goalie, Timmy Lipsey! One week, a player, John Gall, stick handling for an amazing 1,185 minutes.
WEEK 4 WRAP UP
John Gall had the most prolific stick handling week in hockey history with an effort that would make Patrick Kane smile. John stick handled for a mind-jarring 1,140 minutes. That's an average of 163 minutes a day. John was at it every day, and his shortest day was 150 minutes. We spoke to John's school principal, who confirmed that John, in fact, did attend school (last week). Also, mother Victoria confirmed that John slept a little and even found time to brush his teeth.
John's week-four monster effort made the overall contest into a photo finish. Alas, John fell two minutes short of Timmy Lipsey. Yes, a goalie was the leading stick-handler. Considering that Timmy's father, Rick, was the contest bookkeeper, we were suspicious, so we hired the Dept. of Justice to do an audit. Alas, the DOJ report confirmed that Rick did not produce fake news.
In all seriousness, congratulations to all of the kids. In the last month, they stick handled for a combined 7,502 minutes (more than 125 hours). We know the kids not only became much better hockey players, but they also learned great life lessons about working hard, persistence and dedication.
The Bayonne Ranger PWs finished off an undefeated season in the EJ Futures Silver division with a 17-0-1 record. They beat the Rhode Island Jr Blues and Bowie Bruins in the Playoffs to finish off the undefeated season. Great Job PWs!!
With a 4-1 win today over the 1st place NJ Devils, our PW A team finished their NJYHL season with a 18-4-2 record to clinch a NJYHL playoff spot and finish in 2nd place!! This completes their double playoff season after earlier this season clinching the top seed in the EJEPL playoffs. The PWs join our U18 team in the NJYHL Playoffs and our Squirt team in the EJEPL Playoffs. The Squirts square off with the CT Barons this Friday night in Red Bank while the PWs square off with the RI Jr Blues on Saturday morning. Lets go Rangers!!
Late last night, our U18 team traveled up to Ramapo needing a win to knock the Saints out of the playoff race and assure the Rangers a berth in the NJYHL playoffs. In 1 of their best games of the season, our Rangers left no doubt scoring early and came home with a 5-0 road win over the Ramapo Saints clinching their playoff spot! This team has had an amazing run this season with a Silversticks Championship earlier this year earning a trip to Canada for the International Silversticks championship coming up in January. After today's NJYHL season ending home game, the team will be competing in the tough Eastern Junior Elite Prospects League for the balance of the year. Congratulations to the players, coaches and parents on a job well done but not yet finished!
Congratulations to our U18A team for winning the Philadelphia Regional of the International Silver Stick tournament. The team advances to Sarnia Ontario Canada the weekend of January 13th to 15th to play regional winners from all over the USA and Canada. The team went 3-0-2 over the weekend with ties against the Quakers and Delaware Jr Blue Hens, a win against Hudson Valley, a semifinal win of 3-2 over the Philadelphia Blazers and a 4-2 finals win over the previously undefeated Haverford Hawks. According to Coach Lenny DiMauro, the guys hustled the entire weekend, it was a total team effort.
Many of these players have played for Coach John Vosilla. The rallying cry for them was "Do it for John" They did it! Job well done!!
Congratulations to our Pee Wee Blue team on their big win at the Summer Sizzler in Exton PA the weekend of July 22nd. After only a few practices, this team came together and went undefeated for the weekend to take home the championship. Congrats to all players and coaches on your big win. Keep up the good work.
Squirt A wins the Central Jersey Spring League Championship
Congrats to our Squirt A Spring team for winning the Central Jersey Spring League with a 4-3 win over the Pro Tec Bombers. Our Squirt A team went into the 3rd period of the championship game down 3-0 and scored 4 3rd period goals to take home the trophy! A special shout out to our Squirt B and Bantam teams for both making it to their championship games and coming home with Silver Medals!!
3 of our younger teams went on the road this weekend to participate in tournaments in NJ, PA & RI. All 3 had a very successful weekend! Our youngest and newest addition to the Ranger Family headed west to Pittsburgh to attend the Three Rivers cup. The team finished with the Bronze Medal beating the Olean Arrows 3-0. Our Squirt A team headed North to Rhode Island for the Ocean State Classic AAA tournament. The team advanced to the Championship game where they had to settle for a hard earned and very satisfying Silver Medal after a loss to the NJ Avalanche AAA Squirt team. Our PW A team headed south down the Shore to Brick for the President's Cup. The team advanced to the Championship game against Chevy Chase Md, where they found themselves down in a 4-0 hole. As our program is noted for our toughness and never quit attitude our PW's stepped up and came back to tie the game 4-4 late in the 3rd period. 32 seconds into OT the Rangers struck again for a 5th unanswered goal and took home the Gold Medal. Congrats to all our young Rangers who played their hearts out this weekend. We are proud of all of them!!!
Congrats to our PW A Team for winning the Presidents Cup at Ocean Ice Palace in Brick NJ this weekend. The team fought back from a 4-0 deficit to Chevy Chase Md to win an overtime thriller 5-4 on a goal by Max Zarkhin. Congrats to the players and coaches for the big win and championship trophy!!!!
Bayonne Ranger Alum Kevin Labanc Drafted By NHL's Sharks
Kevin Labanc Sports His New Jersey
Bayonne Ranger alumnus Kevin Labanc was selected in the 2014 NHL Draft by the San Jose Sharks. Kevin was selected in the sixth round, as the 171st overall selection this year. Kevin played with Bayonne as a squirt, peewee and bantam, often under the tutelage of his dad, Milan, who coached in the organization for many years; Kevin was a member of the Ranger Peewee Atlantic District championship team. Congratulations to Kevin and the whole Labanc family.