Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Youth hockey tournament applications now available

Manchester’s Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division is pleased to announce that the 2017 Clement M. Lemire Hockey Tournament will begin in March.  Named for the long-time Parks Superintendent who initiated the event, the tournament makes use of the cities two ice arenas and allows students in Manchester to compete in a fun city-wide event that promotes ice hockey.

The tournament will have two divisions: 3rd - 5th graders and 6th - 8th graders from around the city.  Practices and games will begin immediately following the conclusion of the high school season. Applications have been distributed to all elementary and middle schools for students to bring home.  Applications must be returned to the schools by Thursday, February 17, 2017.  No applications will be accepted after this date.
Games will be played Monday through Friday at either the JFK Coliseum or West Side Ice Arena, between the hours of 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm.  The Tournament will last two to three weeks, and teams will play up to 5 games per week. All players must have the proper equipment to participate in the event.  A fee of $15.00 (check or money order only) will be charged to cover cost necessary to run the tournament.  Please make checks payable to MRYHA (Manchester Regional Youth Hockey Association). 

The Department is also soliciting volunteers to assist in organizing, officiating or coaching the event. For more information contact Erik Bukowski at (603)792-5349 or email:  ebukowski@manchesternh.gov.  You may also contact Eva LaPeer from the Manchester Parks, Recreation and Cemetery Division at (603)624-6444 with questions.          

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