by: David Pfortmueller
Sunday, June 16, 2013
We will be participating in the Canada Day Parade again this year!
We would LOVE your participation - we need to get as many parents and players walking with the group as possible. We will be handing out registration flyers AND Ravens tattoos to the crowds. This is one of the many important ways our community can SEE our RAVEN players! AND, if you haven't done it before, it is FUN!
You & your player can come to the Parade marshalling area for 9:45AM (or earlier). The parade starts at 10AM sharp. We will have face painting for all the players at the marshalling location(in RAVENS colours of course!) and jerseys & water for all the participants -moms and dads included!
Midget A Raven Leah Lum and Pacific Raven Kylee Styles and former Raven Jodi Gentile have been selected to the U18 Team BC, all three will compete at the Nationals in Calgary in November. Congratulations to all of them.
Registration for the 2013/2014 season & August Development Camp is open now. Please register by June 15, 2013 to guarantee placement on a team for the 2013/2014 season. All registrations completed after June 15, 2013 will be charged a $50 late fee. Goalies and Juvenile are the only exemption from late fee.
Please visit the page of "REGISTRATION" for detailed information.
New Board for 2013-2014 season
by: David Pfortmueller
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
The new Board for 2013-2014 season is as follows:
Board of Directors
President - Patti Martin Perkins
Vice President - Leslie Reilly
Registrar - Ellen Penny
Risk Manager - Mona Cantwell
Director of Hockey Development - Tony Lindsay
Coaching Coordinator - Tony Wong
Secretary - David Pfortmueller
Referee in Chief - Casey Rodusek
Treasurer - Craig Murray
Manager Coordinator - Angela Zizic Pallone
Tournament Director - Bal Grewal
Ice Allocator - Peter James
Past President - N/A
Associate Board Members
RACA Rep - Lan Wong and Bob Reid
Referee Allocator - Angel Kwok
Equipment Manager - Karen Tan
Web Master - Yumi Doiuchi
Media Liaison -
Marketing - Bal Grewal
Trophy Case /Marketing - Angel Kwok
Social Coordinators - Joelle Suke
Family Liaison Buddy Program - Melanie McKay
Assistant Risk Management - Leslie Reilly
Assistant Tournament Director - Mona Cantwell
Assistant Coaching Coordinator - Adam Carmichael
Assistant Treasurer - Candice Maitson
Volunteer Registration - Elizabeth Specht
Midget AAA Liaison - Glen Budden
The Richmond Ravens Board of Directors was pleased to announce the 2013 recipient for the prestigious John & Pat Korenic Award. This year's recipient is Yumi Doiuchi. Yumi has been involved with the Ravens for many years, spending countless hours updating the website and ice schedules. The Korenic award is awarded annually at the President's discretion to a volunteer(s) of the Richmond Ravens that show selfless professional contributions to the benefit of the Association. Congratulations Yumi!
by: Candice Maitson
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Year End Celebration on Saturday.
Congratulations to the players, referees, and team officials who were nominated for Year End Awards.
If you won an award, but were not able to attend the celebration, we have your certificate / prize. We will be contacting the Team Managers or you can email email@example.com to make arrangements.
2013-2014 Ravens Rep Coaches Announcement
by: Tony Wong
Friday, April 12, 2013
On behalf of the Richmond Ravens Board of Directors I would like to take this opportunity to announce the appointment of our 2013-2014 Representative Program coaches for the Midget A, Bantam A, and Peewee A divisions. All three gentlemen presented to and ratified by our Board of Directors have coached successful programs with the Ravens this past season and will once again provide the high level of coaching we expect in our Representative program. We look forward to a great 2013-2014 season with all three programs led by these fine coaches:
* Midget A - Mr AJ Sander
* Bantam A - Mr Bobby Scott
* Peewee A - Mr Tony Lindsay
Headcoach / Coach Coordinator
Samantha Wong Memorial Game
by: Pam Baker
Friday, April 05, 2013
The Devils' team - for the third consecutive year - hosted the Richmond Ravens Midget team in an exhibition game Saturday at Minoru Arenas. The game was initiated to honour and remember Samantha Wong, who played hockey and was a big supporter of the sport. In addition, the Samantha Wong Memorial Game has continued annually to help increase awareness of Lupus, of which Samantha lost her life to.
The games have raised funds for the B.C. Lupus Society. Last weekend's game generated $4,508.09, all of which will be donated (and matched by the Wong family) to the provincial society.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in one or more parts of the body. A complex disease, it can target any tissue or organ of the body including skin, muscles, joints, blood, lungs, heart, kidneys and the brain. Men, women and children can be diagnosed with lupus, but between the ages of 15 and 45 nine times more women than men are diagnosed.
Lupus is life-threatening and life-altering, but while a serious condition in most cases it can be treated and controlled. Diagnosis and treatment are improving, allowing people to live increasingly active and productive lives.
A worthy cause, as you can see.
Our Goaltender Development Program was a tremendous success with 15 well attended goalie sessions! We were extremely fortunate to have goalie Kylee Styles and players from our Pacific Ravens Major Midget Team join us as shooters for our last session of the season. Congratulations to all of our goaltenders who improved significantly throughout the duration of the season and a special thank you to Todd May and Mark Kusec for their on-ice assistance for the sessions.
Have a terrific off season and we look forward to serving you in the future!
Nothing but the best,
Thank you for participating in Ravens Ice Classic Tournament.
The final result for each division was as follows: Home vs Visit
Atom C1: Ravens 5 vs North Shore 0
Atom C2: Penticton 3 vs North Shore 6
Peewee C1: Ravens 6 vs Peninsula 4
Peewee C2: Penticton 5 vs Ravens 0
Peewee C3: Chase 0 vs Victoria 2
Bantam C : Ravens Peewee A 2 vs Campbell River 0
Midget A: Western Washington 2 vs Ravens 4
Midget C1: Comox Valley 3 vs Oceanside 4 (Shootout after overtime)
Midget C2: Alberni Valley 0 vs Sooke 4
Message from President
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Hi All, for those that have not heard, last night the Midget A team won the Provincial Championship Game against Tri Cities 5 -3, The Peewees, despite scoring two goals late in the third period to tie the game and take it into overtime did not win (the goal that tied the game was scored with 32 seconds left on the clock, talk about exciting). Thank you to both teams for their incredible efforts to make it to their championship games. Many younger Ravens witnessed your respective journeys and we are all very proud of how well both teams did. Thank you to Head coaches AJ Sander and Tony Lindsay and all their coaching staff for their commitment to the teams. Congratulations to both teams.
Thank you to host committee chairs Judy Eng and Linda Warren as well as all their parent volunteers who insured both championship tournaments ran smoothly, I saw many of you there day and night and the Board is very appreciative of how much time you all spent being such great hosts. I have many positive comments about the tournaments and BC Hockey is also very grateful to the Ravens as a result.
Everyone needs a good rest today because tomorrow we start all over with our Ice Classic tournament. Please insure that you are on time for all the shifts you have signed up for and check with Bal or Mona if you have time to spare to see if there are any job requiring your help.
See you all at the rink.
by: A.J. Sander
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ravens Midget A wins back to back Provincial Championship.
This past week the Midget Scholarship tournament was held. All Midget graduating players are invited to attend, they are put on to mixed teams with girls from other associations and the games are held Monday through Thursday throughout the lower mainland, we hosted a game at Minoru this past Tuesday night. Our own coach Brendan Metz along with assistants Sacha Pogor and Adem Hamzagic helped coach the Red team and they were the winners of the tournament. Three of our graduating players participated, Rachel Coulson, Dana Freigang and Emily Wong.
Congratulations to Dana Feigang who won one of the scholarships that were awarded to the Midget graduating players. The bursaries are awarded to the player who best exemplify excellence and sportmanship during the course of the tournament. Way to go Dana and thank you to all of the Ravens for representing us in the tournament.
Saturday, March 09, 2013
Ravens Bantam C1, Atom C1, Midget A, Peewee A, Peewee C2 and Atom C3 won Playoff Banners.
Ravens Bantam C1 defeated the North Shore Avalanche 4-2 for the Bantam Blue Group championship on March 5, 2013.
Submitted by Head Sports Writer for Ravens Bantam C1, Craig Murray
Following inspirational words by Coach Drew MacDonald, the Ravens took to the ice. The Avalanche opened the scoring, but centre Megumi Randall quickly evened things up with a high-angle wrist-shot. A further exchange of goals followed, with Sidney Parker banging in a superb cross-ice pass from Veronica Pallone. Four minutes later, Pallone repeated the pass but this time to Randall, who backhanded the puck into the net.
A scoreless but furious second period ensued, with goalie Taubin Stoneman anchoring the Ravens through some very tense moments. On the defense, Qianna Olarte and Lauryn Murray made opposing players feel downright unwelcome in front of the net, while Lauren Gee and Amanda MacDonald blunted several Avalanche rushes, carefully shepherding attackers away from the goal. Holly Jang and Nicole Heinrich added excitement by taking rushes of their own.
On the offense, wingers Sara Woodley and Mahara Gibson-Zeinoun initiated heart-pounding rushes, with Sydney Dowling close by to pick up the rebounds. Elsewhere, Sarah Marcoe was a regular guest in front of the Avalanche net, Emma Leong was a fearsome battler along the boards, and Sarah Mayer and Athena Palmieri both forechecked tenaciously, always on the lookout for timely turnovers.
The third period saw the Avalanche fighting desperately to even up the game. However, with 1 minute remaining Ravens captain Jaime Hawbolt deftly cleared the puck the length of the ice... into the Avalanche's empty net. Final score: Ravens 4. Avalanche 2
Congratulations to the Richmond Ravens Atom C1 team on who followed up their league championship win two weeks ago with a first place finish in the Surrey Super Heart tournament this past weekend! The girls had 3 wins and 1 loss in round robin play and faced a tough North Vancouver team in the final. Although they trailed 3-1 after two periods the Ravens offense ignited in the third period with three unanswered goals to prevail and capture the championship trophy. The coaching staff and parents are proud of all of the players. Each player worked hard, showed determination and played a solid team game. The Ravens now prepare for the playoffs and then to host the Richmond Ravens tournament over spring break.