The Flames are happy to announce that we will have a second 16A team for the 2013-14 season. We are still looking for a few players to fill out the roster. If you are interested in being part of this team, contact the Flames New Player Coordinator by clicking here.
The Flames send their congratulations to 2012-13 Flames 18AA goaltender Robbie Stock, who was awarded a Scholarship from the DVHL. The announcement of the scholarship was made during the May DVHL meeting.
The DVHL scholarship goes to high school seniors who have played who have played in the DVHL for at least 3 or more consecutive years and who plan to continue their education beyond the 12th grade. Selections are based on applicants essay score, scholastic achievement, and extracurricular activities without regard to race, sex, religion or financial need.
Applications must also write an essay of 500 words or less on “What have I learned form playing a team sport”. It must also be accompanied by the applicant’s high school transcript showing grades, SAT score, GPA and class rank.
Stock was one of only two scholarships handed out by the DVHL this past season.
In a letter to Stock, DVHL President Colleen Marinari said, “On behalf of the DVHL, I would like to congratulate you for being chosen as one of our recipients for the DVHL Scholarship! The scholarship awarded will be in the amount of $1,000.00. This award is meant for you to use for your books or miscellaneous expenses that you will incur when you attend Slippery Rock University. We would like to make the presentation to you in August at our meeting with the membership. Again, congratulations!”
The Flames Congratulate Robbie on this outstanding achievement!
Team Managers play a vital role on each and every Flames Team. They are the communication center for the team, they work closely with the coaching staff, they help arrange and organize non-league games, tournaments and more. If you are interested in becoming a Team Manager, you can apply on line by clicking here. (You can also find this form in the “Teams” menu.)
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Go to the “Placement/Teams” menu to view placements for 2013-2014.
The Flames got a prominent mention in the Lehigh Valley Phantoms most recent newsletter, where they discussed Phantoms co-owner Jim Brooks visit and presentation at the Flames banquet in April. Brooks was there with Phantoms VPs Dennis Begley and Erik Hanson, and showed a video of what the PPL Center will look like when complete. Thanks to the Phantoms and their commitment to youth hockey in the Lehigh Valley!
The Sands Event Center in Bethlehem was the site of the Lehigh Valley Flames Second Annual Banquet. The event brought in almost 700 players, parents and dignitaries from across the Lehigh Valley. Jim Brooks, co-owner of the Adirondack (soon-to-be Lehigh Valley) Phantoms was on hand to give the attendees a sneak peak of the PPL Center, the Phantoms new home rising in the center of Allentown. Also present were DVHL commissioner, Jay Finnegan, representatives from Lehigh Valley Health Network and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley, and many more.
Most of all, it was a time to pay tribute to all of the players who have represented the Flames throughout the 2012-2013. For the complete story and photographs, click here.
Former Flyer and current coach of the Adirondack Phantoms Riley Cote visited the Steel Ice Center on May 1st to promote his High Performance Hockey Camp and to observe a night of evaluations for the Lehigh Valley Flames youth hockey teams. According to the Morning Call (see linked article, below) Cote remarked, ”The Phantoms will be here next year playing in a brand new building and we can’t wait. We’re trying to establish a relationship with youth hockey here in the Lehigh Valley and getting a foot in the door helping to develop it.”
Flames President Sandy Steidel was also quoted in the Morning Call article: ”With the Phantoms coming, we are taking advantage of Riley’s camps and the opportunity to have a professional coach of Riley’s caliber promoting hockey.”
For the complete Morning Call story, click here.
The visit was also covered by Service Electric Channel 2′s Sport Scene:
You can now make your Commitment Fee and take care of all of your 2013-14 Season Registration activities by accessing your on-line account by clicking the button above. Throughout the season, you can access this information by going to the “Registration / Your Account” menu. You can also find the Season Fee Schedule in this menu as well.
Fee schedule is as follows:
- May 1, 2013 — Commitment Fee Due for Midget AA teams ($300)
- May 5, 2013 — Commitment Fee Due for Bantam, Peewee and Squirt AA teams ($300)
- May 15, 2013 — Commitment Fee Due for all other teams ($300 for Squirts thru Midgets; $150 for Mites)
- June 15, 2013 — First Payment Due
- July 15, 2013 — Second Payment Due
- August 15, 2013 – Third Payment Due
- September 15, 2013 — Final Payment Due
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The hockey world, and our hockey family, lost a great man this week: Mike Rohrer. Mike coached for the Lehigh Valley Flames, Bethlehem Blast, Lehigh Valley Comets and Nazareth scholastic. He touched so many, impacted the masses and will be sorely missed by all.
Please join with us by keeping Mike’s family in your hearts and minds during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the Rohrer family has asked that donations can be offered to Lehigh Valley Flames, P.O. Box 996, Cherryville, PA 18035. We are indebted to Mike’s support of the Flames and youth hockey. To read the full obituary from mall.com, click here.
A celebration of Mike’s life was held on Monday, April 1, 2013, at the Palace Center in Allentown.
Flames Hockey Operations has approved a number of coaching positions for the 2013-2014 season. These coaches have also been approved by the Board of Directors. Click here for the current list.
Congratulations the the Flames Squirt B White team, with a DVHL league record of 15-5-4, for representing the organization this season in DVHL playoffs. Coach Bob Fyrer’s team finished in 5th place in the Squirt B division, and overall had a 26-9-7 record, after a scorching 14-1-2 start. We asked Coach Fyrer for a few facts about this group of determined players, and here’s what he told us:
- The team had 722 shots on goal with 122 goals (shooting % of 16.9%) while giving up only 63 goals on 411 shots (game averages of 19.5 shots for and 11.1 shots against).
- The 8 losses were by a total of 16 goals.
- We had 20 PPG and 9 SHG.
- From the +/- end, we had 3 kids over +30, 3 over +20 and 6 over +10.
- From the points end, we had one with over 40, 4 with over 20 and 2 with over 10 points each.
- Our goalie’s save percentage was 84.7% so far this year.
- We opened the season by winning the Inaugural Steel Pot Tournament, then placed 3rd at the Philadelphia Liberty Bell Classic and second at the Pittsburgh President’s Day Tournament
- Of our opponents 468 shots attempted, only 411 made it through to the net, giving us a blocked shot rate of almost 8.8%.
- The best part about this team, other than the stats, is that they had fun – kids, parents and coaches.
- Their favorite part of the practices was playing soccer or tennis ball hockey and after each game, talking to them was useless, no matter the coaches’ frustration level, because it was all about the snack and juice pouch.
- Their success was because they embraced the skills development and played as a team within the system prescribed and the parents provided a positive support system throughout the year. The positive energy was contagious!
- We open up in the DVHL playoffs on March 1 at Iceline at 4:30 pm versus the Glaciers. The first round of the play-offs is a double elimination tournament where the top 2 teams advance to a best of 3 finals on the weekend of March 8-10.
NHL Minnesota Wild Scout, Chris Kelleher, and former NHL Florida Panther, Ryan Jardine, are back for Camp Corupe 2013, which will be held at the Steel Ice Center this July. For everything you need to know, Click Here. Don’t let this great opportunity pass you by!
Riley Cote, coach of the Adirondak (soon to be Lehigh Valley) Phantoms and formerly of the Philadelphia Flyers, is bringing his High Performance Hockey Camp to Bethlehem and the Steel Ice Center in July. Don’t miss you chance … sign up for this camp right away!
To Access the camp PDF file, click here: 2013_High_Performance
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