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Featured Blog: Roseville Hockey Now Accepting Nominations for Hall of Fame

So many times, good deeds go unrecognized. Youth Hockey blogger Mike Murphy covers one of they ways the Roseville Hockey says “Thank you.”

Two years ago, RAYHA (Roseville Area Youth Hockey Association) opened the doors to its Hall of Fame with the induction of the “First Four”- Don Black, Jack Brodt, Dick Czaia, and John Savre. 

Last year Milt Anderson, Denny and Sandy Malarkey and Frank Rog joined the exclusive club.  While we can never give them the recognition that would be equal what they have given us, their recognition was long overdue. If you were present for IceBreaker II or III you know what a special event this is. If you were not there, you absolutely can’t miss this year’s ceremony.

Nominations are now being accepted from the public (through Nov. 19) for the class of 2013. RAYHA Hall of Famers are people who embody the RAYHA spirit, give freely of their resources and constantly promote youth hockey.

Inductees have maintained a high standard of sportsmanship, integrity and fun. Most importantly, RAYHA Hall of Fame members placed a priority on helping kids grow as players and as people.

Anyone associated with RAYHA is eligible for the RAYHA Hall of Fame. Nominees can be a coach, manager, player, booster, board member, sponsor etc. 

The Hall of Fame Induction 2013 ceremony will occur at IceBreaker IV
Jan.19, 2103. Upon notification, the class of 2013 will be announced on the RAYHA website. A plaque listing all of the Hall of Famers currently stands watch in front of the Hall of Fame Room at the Roseville Arena.  

The RAYHA Board, along with the members of the Hall of Fame will consider all nominations, and vote by secret ballot at the board meeting of 11/26/12. To gain entry, nominees must be named on 70 percent of the ballots submitted.

All nominations can be sent to Mike Murphy m.r.murphy@comcast.net. Please include the nominees name (contact information if you have it, if not that is ok) and an explanation of the reason why you feel this person belongs in the RAYHA Hall of Fame.

If you are involved in a youth athletic association, or any group fueled by volunteers take the time to thank a volunteer. While the Hall of Fame is an elaborate award, even a little “thank you” can make someone’s day.

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