Atlantic Youth Hockey League



When you are 15 year old kids you are worried about one thing in the world of hockey, winning. That wasn’t the case this past weekend, when the Long Island Royals and NJ Devils Youth took some time to spend with a young man named Daniel and help raise some money for a great cause.


Daniel is a 4 year old boy from Long Island who is battling acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. The goal is to help grant Daniel's wish to go to Disney World and meet Mickey Mouse. On February 10th the Long Island Royals vs. The NJ Devils Youth was used as a fundraising event for this cause. Not only did families from both The Royals  2003 & Devils 2003 teams help contribute to the success of the event, but the families from the Royals 2005 team as well as the participants in the game prior to ours were generous and eager to assist in any way they could (Royals 2006 & Colonials 2006). This annual event always brings out the best in the hockey community, as the intensity of the competition gets put aside for the moment as everyone comes together for a greater cause.  


Below is the link to the donation page. Any additional funds raised would go towards helping grant other children's wishes, so every little bit counts. 


Make-A-Wish® Suffolk County, NY, Inc.


Additionally, here is a link to the Make a Wish Suffolk County FB page which has a spot regarding the event with a quote from Leena.


The Atlantic Youth Hockey League is the USA Hockey-sanctioned Tier I AAA youth hockey league of the Atlantic District. From Connecticut to Maryland, the AYHL’s membership is comprised of over 100 teams, representing four districts, and is spread across six playing divisions. The AYHL’s mission is to develop young players with competition, fun, and good sportsmanship, and move them on to the next phase of their hockey career. With a distinguished alumni list of players that spent a portion of their playing career in the AYHL, today’s players choose to play in the AYHL knowing that it is a proven stepping stone for those serious in their hockey pursuits.


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