CHARLOTTE STREET HOCKEY FALL PICK-UP SCHEDULE

 

 

 

Below is the CSH Fall 2017 pick-up schedule! Note all dates and times are subject to change.

  • 10/1: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 10/4: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/7: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 10/11: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/14: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 10/18: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/21: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 10/25: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/28: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 11/1: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/4: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 11/8: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/11: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 11/15: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/18: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 11/22: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/25: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 12/2: NO PICK-UP (ALMOST WINTER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT)

CHARLOTTE STREET HOCKEY SUMMER SCHEDULE!

Below is the CSH Summer 2017 schedule! Note all dates and times are subject to change.

  • 6/24: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 7/1: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 7/8: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 7/15: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 7/22: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 7/29: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 8/5: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 8/12: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 8/19: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 8/26: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 9/2: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am

Weeknight pick-up hockey: Morrison YMCA, Ballantyne – Wednesday 3/15/17


Come join us for some pick-up hockey under the lights Wednesday night from 7-9pm at the Morrison Family YMCA
9405 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

$7 to play payable at the Morrison Family YMCA Office or in exact cast to Sean Mahoski at the rink.
One punch if you have a Morrison YMCA punch card
Goalies play FREE!

2 goalie, 10 runner minimum.

Bring your white and dark shirts as always!

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

#SaturdayNightHockey: Morrison YMCA, Ballantyne – Saturday, 2/18/17

saturday-night-hockeyCome join us for some pick-up hockey under the lights Saturday, February 11th from 4-6pm at the Morrison Family YMCA
9405 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

$7 to play (payable at the Morrison Family YMCA Office)
One punch if you have a Morrison YMCA punch card
Goalies play FREE!

2 goalie, 10 runner minimum.

Bring your white and dark shirts as always!

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

2016 #AlmostWinterClassic 12/3/16: News and notes

It looks like we’ll have a record turnout again this year. That large turnout sometimes poses a problem for scheduling as you want to have the players play as many games as possible and at the same time keep the tourney within a reasonable amount of time (3 hours this year).
I won’t go into too much detail here (everything is on the attached rules/format sheet) but here are some highlights:

• GPS friendly address: 9405 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277. If you haven’t been to the rink in a while, be warned. There’s some new construction and a traffic circle where there used to be a stop sign so it may not look as familiar as it used to.
• Each team is guaranteed 4 games…sort of (see below).
• Round robin games will be 7 minutes in length, running clock.
• Semi-final games will be 2 periods, 7 minutes in length (2 RR games + 2 semi-final periods = 4 “games”)
• Championship game will be 2 periods, 10 minutes in length.
• Goalies have first pick. (Subsequent picks are usually by committee).
• Draft begins PROMPTLY at 11:30 so please arrive by 11AM! ESPECIALLY GOALIES!!
• PLEASE BRING BOTH WHITE AND DARK SHIRTS! There’s a reason that was in all caps…very important note!!
• If you have goalie equipment, please bring it. You never know if you may have to jump into goal at some point.

We have plenty of napkins and forks left over from last year. Below is a list of other things we will need. If you plan to bring any of the below items, just comment below. Plan for 60+ people to be safe when purchasing.
• Small bowls
• Small and large plates
• Cups
• Ice
• Spoons
• Drinks (cans preferably so we don’t use too many cups)
• Chips and similar snacks

I hope this answers most questions. All other details are on the sheet at the below link.
I’ll be posting the game schedule tomorrow.
Can’t wait till Saturday!
LH

–> CLICK HERE FOR 2016 AWC RULES & FORMAT <–

FINAL Spring Fling 3-on-3 Mini-tourney Rosters!

Rosters for the Spring Fling 3-on-3 Mini-tourney have been created!

NOTE: there will be one trade per team allowed on game day (i.e. if Team A trades with Team B, that will count as a trade for both teams.) This should keep everything pretty even.

 

Final tournament rosters below!

TEAM ROSE

RUNNER RJ Acquilano
RUNNER Allan Azali
RUNNER Kevin Bennett
RUNNER Caleb Brownlow
GOALIE Bryan Buchalski
RUNNER Drew Cswaykus
RUNNER Mike Dunn

TEAM TULIPRUNNER Mark Kaltschnee
RUNNER Jeff Kennedy
RUNNER Brian Laverde
RUNNER Mason Mcfetridge
RUNNER Ed Mosquera
GOALIE Rafael Souffront
RUNNER John Thoden
TEAM DAISYRUNNER Brandon Brownlow
RUNNER Mark Duboski
RUNNER Bill Evans
GOALIE Mike Hubbard
RUNNER Moises Oliveros
RUNNER Keith Zoltanski
RUNNER Mark Zoltanski
TEAM DAFFODIL

RUNNER Vinne Ariemma
RUNNER Lou Harvatin
RUNNER Jerry Janiga
RUNNER Tommy Knox
RUNNER Darren Monaco
RUNNER Leo Settipani
GOALIE David Williams

Spring Fling 3-on3 Street Hockey Tournament

SPRING FLING

We are pleased to announce our first ever tournament at Davis Park this upcoming March 20th, 2016.
Here are a few details:
– 3 on 3 play (if it’s good enough for the NHL all-star game…)- 4 teams, 6 players per team maximum
– trophy of some kind for the winning team
– It’s FREE!

More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Click HERE to sign up!

2014ish Almost Winter Classic pics!!

Here’s some of the hot hockey action captured on that cold February day…

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS <—–
photo credits: Ryan DeFazio and Brandon Brownlow

News and Notes

Here are a few things in the works:

  • Obviously pick-up at Breakaway Sports has been a runaway success! In light of this I have scheduled all August Saturday pick-up games there. The fate of pick-up games at Waymer is at this time undecided. However, one option would be for another person to be “in charge” of Sunday Waymer pick-up (which means mainly “in charge” of storing/hauling the nets to the park and back).
  • Even though we found an indoor venue for our antics, I (and a few others) are still working on finding a suitable outdoor venue as well as getting in touch with local towns to see if a public rink or court is feasible.
  • I’m attempting to change over to a common scheduling format (something like Evite). This will help get an accurate headcount since I cover 3 different platforms for recruiting and scheduling. Probably starting with the August 2nd pick-up, I will be posting the invite on the Charlotte Street Hockey web page and then posting the link to Twitter, Facebook and email list.
  • Breakaway Sports is planning an Ironman sometime in August. One of the pick-ups scheduled may be affected.
  • Breakaway Sports has also been kicking around the idea of a league in the fall. I’ll keep you posted on any happenings there.
  • The Almost Winter Classic: the venue for this is TBD. Part of me says it should still be played at Waymer but another says an AWC at Breakaway could make it a “real” event. My intent is to keep it free as it has always been so maybe some corporate $ponsorship is in order? More to come.

As always, thanks to all who support this group by showing up and playing! I think that due to our popularity we have (finally) outgrown our roots at Waymer Park. That being said, I’m sure there are a few purists among us that will gladly play in the great outdoors once in a while. We’ll see how pick-ups go this month and go from there.

Lou

A New Hope

Breakaway Sports Logo

Greetings all!

I am happy to announce that CSH has entered in an agreement with Breakaway Sports in Charlotte and will be staging pick-up games beginning Saturday June 28th!

It’s been a long time coming to be able to play in a facility such as this one. With our steady numbers at weekly pick-up along with the “youth” movement, we felt it was time to put the feelers out to see if it would be viable to play at Breakaway.

Mark Abarelli (father of Nina and Adam) contacted Keith at Breakaway early this week and laid the groundwork for the group to play there on a trial basis (once a month?) at a reduced cost per player. I finalized the details with Keith this afternoon. To boil it down, Keith would like to grow street/ball/dek hockey and our group can certainly funnel players that way. I would still be doing the scheduling, event invites, twitter/web/email, etc. It would be similar to our relationship with the Morrison YMCA.

There are many benefits to playing there.

  • indoors (air conditioned)
  • full boards, glass, sport court, bleachers, scoreboard (and scorekeeper).
  • locker rooms
  • pool table, air hockey
  • vending machines
  • “centrally located”. I did a quick check of how long it would take from where most everyone lives and all (except for RJ and Brendan) are within 20-30 minutes.

Equipment:

  • Shins and gloves I believe are required. Helmet is optional (you will have to sign a waiver). If you do not have any of the mentioned equipment they have a bunch available to rent.

Price:

  • Initially the cost will be a paltry $5 per session (2-3 hours). The price will increase (not by much) the more the program grows (maybe $7 or $8 was mentioned by Keith).

 

I think the timing is perfect for some games there. Lets see how it goes! Myself (and others in the group) are still working on the surrounding municipalities with the intent to have a public facility built in some shape or form.

I would like to thank Mark for doing a lot of legwork with this. He and a few others have been pretty passionate about finding a good facility to play for us and future generations!

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS please email me using the form below. If I can’t answer your question then I can surely get the info from Keith.

Thanks everyone and see y’all next Saturday at the indoor rink!

Lou