Atlantic Youth Hockey League


Ramapo Saints join forces with local hockey community and Skate for the Silent

Youth Players & Families raise over $6,000 for anti-bullying/suicide organization



On Monday, December 30th, the Ramapo Saints hosted a fundraising hockey clinic ‘Skate for the Silent’ to benefit Stand for the Silent (SFTS), an anti-bullying & suicide not-for-profit organization that travels world wide to schools, community centers and other organizations, to educate kids and adults on the effects of bullying.


With Hockey Canada taking a huge anti bullying initiative and Major League Baseball recently jumping aboard with Stand for the Silent, the Ramapo Saints and SFTS joined forces, along with the local hockey community to help spread their message.


The Saints were joined by other fellow hockey players from the following organizations:


Wayne Hockey Club

North Jersey Avalanche

Ice Dogs

NJ Hitmen

NJ Bandits

Secaucus Patriots

Montclair Blues

NJ Falcons

North Rockland

Westchester Vipers

Palisades Predators

Skylands Kings


In addition to the clinic, a silent auction was held and featured some great items donated by local families, businesses, the New York Islanders and the NY Rangers.  The event was a great success and raised over $6,000 for Stand for the Silent!  Each player was sent off with an event hockey jersey and gift bag.


The clinic itself consisted of two sessions, one for 8U & 10U and the other for 12U & 14U.  Each clinic was 90 minutes long and featured approximately 50 minutes of station-based drills and small-area battle & 3v3 games, followed by 35 minutes of power skating with Saints Director and former NHL player, Randy Velischek.  New York Rangers alumni Brian Mullen joined the kids on the ice for all three hours and signed autographs after each session.


The Ramapo Saints and Sport-O-Rama Ice Rinks would like to thank all of the players, coaches, volunteers, and donors for making this event a huge success.  Most importantly, we should all express sincere gratitude for Mr. Kirk Smalley and Stand for the Silent for fighting the good fight.  No 5-minute majors or game misconducts here!  For more information on SFTS or to make a donation, visit

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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