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!
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!!
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.