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Pony Tail Tournament a Huge Success

By Club Admin, 03/16/15, 3:30PM EDT


The All Girls Pony Tail Tournament was packed with fun, excitement and great hockey

  • 40 Teams participated this year
  • 21 Clubs participated
  • 664 Players participated
  • Over a hundred coaches including 17 women coaches participated.
  • One championship team had all women coaches for the first time ever.
  • We had 70 games
  • There were 4 tie breakers out of 9 divisions including a three way tie breaker in one division to determine standings.
  • Nine different teams from different clubs went home champions this year.
  • 6 championship games were within two points.  One went into overtime and one went to a shoot out.

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True to form, our 2015 Pony Tail Tournament success was achieved through the hard work of many BYHC volunteers. All-girls hockey teams traveled far and wide, from North Carolina to New York, to participate in our tournament. A few shout-outs are definitely in order…

Holly Summers did an amazing job as our new Pony Tail Director! Holly transitioned into the Director position, previously held by Jeff Solomon for six years, and didn't miss a beat. We received many compliments regarding how organized our tournament was and how much the girls the enjoyed the weekend. Holly's superb organization and calm demeanor contributed immensely to the positive experiences shared by visiting players, parents and coaches. Your fellow Board Members extend to you our deepest appreciation for your devotion to the Pony Tail. Fantastic job, Holly! 

Huge thanks to our announcers who made our Sunday Championship games feel like the Stanley Cup finals! An awesome group of Peewee Dads grabbed the mic and made these final match-ups quite memorable for the girls…many thanks to: Dan Mercer, Steve Smith, Ed Meckel and Mark Lubin. They are already under contract for Pony Tail 2016! :)

A round of applause goes to our front desk volunteers! Everyone was punctual and very helpful in answering questions and keeping teams flowing during the course of the weekend. We couldn't have done it without you! Many thanks to: Margie & Lauren Repp, Jody & Brendon Tromble, Dan Murtaugh, Brian Hayes, George Bourozikas, Scott Winn, Lisa & Mike & Samantha Blandino, Stacye Zeisler, Christian Baran, Lisa & Scott Noyle, Vicki & Shawn Schmelzer, Abba & Nicole Tregobov, Kurt Roepcke, Ryan Brietzka, Mike Summers, Rob & Liam Snow, Tom Sallese and Jen Thompson.

One final round of shout-outs:

  • to Greg Mumma for organizing the entire weekend of clock/scorekeepers – a huge job that you always do so well
  • to Bridget Armstrong for spending many hours creating our Pony Tail Program – can't thank you enough!
  • to Tom Sallese for ordering the very popular "Bag Tag" gifts for the players – great idea!
  • to Jeff Solomon for helping with our medal presentations on Sunday and for mentoring Holly throughout her transition to Pony Tail Director
  • and to the entire Gardens Ice House Staff who assisted us in so many ways this past weekend.

Our sincere thanks to all…looking forward to Pony Tail 2016!