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Four players from the Lady Islanders teams were present at Buddy Skate 2020.   The players Laura Castronova, Blake DuBeau, Sarah Kelly, and Danielle Silverstone assisted special needs students from the Half Hollow Hills area at the annual event.

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All players/parents accepted on teams for the 2015-2016 season must attend a player/parent meeting with completed required forms and team deposit prior to attending any team on or off ice sessions.

Last Parent Meeting before break ....................

Thurs  April 30th     7:30PM      Team paperwork & deposit will be collected

Meetings are held in the Dix Hills Rink party rooms.  You must bring completed forms and team deposit.


Players, parents and friends from the LI Rebels, Lady Islanders, Jr Royals,  Dix Hills Hawks and Dix Hills Figure Skaters  came together on Saturday Dec 27th for Buddy Skate 2014-15.   A quick thank you to all involved.   



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The Lady Islanders 10U, 12U, 14U and 19U teams and the Town of Huntington dedicated  a weekend of hockey games and fundraising to the American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Awareness.      The Lady Islanders "Pink the Rink" weekend had girls teams at all age levels from the tri-state area.

Numerous raffles and fundraisers were conducted to raise money for this worth cause.   The proceeds were presented by the Lady Islanders 12U team to June Ingraham,  from the Eastern Division of the American Cancer Society.     In the photo are (L to R) June Ingraham, Councilwoman Susan Berland, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson, Lady Islanders President Rich Righi and members of the Lady Islanders 12U team.

The weekend could not have been a success without the efforts of Matt Naples, Joanne DeGuire, the players of the 10U, 12U 14U and 19U teams, the Town of Huntington, and many of the Lady Islanders parents and friends.


Buddy Skate 2014 was undoubtedly the largest and best event to date since its inception 12 years ago. Players from the LI Rebels, Lady Islanders, and Junior Royals turned out in force to help the visiting students. Smiles, new friends, and laughter filled the Dix Hills Ice Arena with a glow.

I want to share a story, which I believe is a perfect encapsulation of the event as a whole:

Early in the evening a mother and father entered the rink with their small child who, upon seeing the swell of the crowd, worriedly clutched to his father. Volunteer players guided the parents to the skate rental area, and helped put on and tie the child’s skates; all while he still held tightly onto his father.

This continued as they walked out to the ice surface. Holding on to dad, and with mom just inches away ,the players tried to connect with the child; talking, joking and showing him how much fun skating can be. The child watched, but would not let go of his dad.   After several minutes, Coach R skated in to see if he could help.  He got down on his knees and spoke with the child, which seemed to lessen his grip on his dad.  I don’t know what he said, but the child soon let go with one hand and reached out to Coach R.

With one hand on dad and the other on his new friend, the child calmed down and then let go of dad completely. Coach R picked him up and started skating around mom and dad; first slowly and then much more quickly.  Then it came: the smile, which soon turned to a chuckle, and eventually laughter. 

Coach R reached down and put the child’s skates on the ice, pushing him in a circle around mom and dad. The four laughed together, without a care in the world, and only having met just minutes earlier.

I’m often asked “What is Buddy Skate”?   It’s a lot of things.


WE NEED YOUR VOTES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Hobey Baker award is an annual award given to the top Collegiate Athletic Association men's ice hockey player.   

Dan O'Donoghue who played for the Long Island Rebels and was a member of the

Rebels M16 National Championship team coached by Tom Cartwright has been nominated for the award.   Dan is currently attending Mercyhurst College and has participated in the Washington Capitals and NY Islanders Prospect Development Camps.

Part of the award process involves people voting everyday for Danny between now and March 20th.    All you need to do is go to and click on the award voting link, look for Danny's picture half way down on the right side of the page and click the vote button in his box.  You can vote once a day every day.  Lets make the next Hobey Baker Award Winner a Long Islander.


This year's Buddy Skate was the biggest and best yet.    Thanks to all the players and parents for making it a great event.    Video and photos will be posted soon.




The Lady Islanders wrapped up their second annual Pink the Rink Tournament with great success.  The Lady Islanders raised $7,500 for donation to the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer Research and would like to thank the many contributors who made the weekend so successful. 

Our deepest thanks to:

American Floor Refinishing

Automotive Diagnostic Services

The Avezov Family

Barbara Williams Skating School

Barrett Automotive Inc.

TOH Councilwoman Susan Berland

Blueshirt Bulletin

Brewster Lady Bulldogs

Cactus Salon

The Coyle Family

D&J Refreshments

Darien Ice Cats

Dawn Sikorski Power Skating

Shellie & Olivia DeGuire

Dix Hills Pops

Dix Hills Rink Staff

Dix Hills Pro Shop

Dix Hills Concession

Erichsen Provisions Inc.

Farmingdale State Nursing School

The Gladowsky Family

The Gomez Family

Half Hollow Hills Hockey Team

Huntington WWP

Johnny D's Pizza

Kristie Lynch

Lady Islanders

Lady Islanders Parents

LI Rebels

LI Royals

Long Island Amateur Hockey League

Long Island Hockey Officials

Long Island Maintenance

M&A Motors Inc.

Melinda Maidel

The Naples Family

NJ Colonials

Northport/ Huntington Hockey Club

Orthopedic & Sports Associates of LI

Princeton Tiger Lilies

Puleo Delisle, PLLC

Raich Ende Malter & Co. LLP

Routes to Success

Dr. Jonathan Schecter and Family

Stars and Skates Inc. & Tara Maceiko

Sterling Construction

Suffolk CC Sharks Hockey

Suffolk PBA Hockey

To The Dump

Troy/Albany Ice Cats


U.S. Graphics Inc.

West Chester Quakers

Westchester Wild


The Dix Hills Ice Rink is proud to announce that we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Pink the Rink Girl's hockey tournament October 5-6 in conjunction with the Long Island Lady Islanders.  October is breast cancer awareness month and like everyone else we are looking to do our part.  In addition to the girl's hockey tournament, this year we will also host a walk on Saturday, October 5th at 9 AM called "Pink the Park."  All monies raised from this weekend will be donated to the American Cancer Society.  We ask you to help support a very important cause with one of our three donation options:

1 - $100 Pink T-Shirt Sponsorship - We have designed a special tournament shirt with our Pink the Rink logo to sell during the hockey tournament and to be handed out during the "Pink the Park" walk.  Sponsors' business or family name will be printed on the shirt back.  All $100 Sponsors please make checks payable to the "Long Island Lady Islanders."  We can supply a W-9 from the American Cancer Society for this donation upon request.    

2 - $20 "Pink the Park" Walk - Come join us on Saturday, October 5th at 9 AM in the golf course parking lot to participate in our walk around the park.  All $20 donations will be eligible to participate in this walk and get a "Pink the Park" T-shirt.  Even if you cannot make the walk, this is a great way to support the event and still receive an event T-shirt.  Please make all $20 donation checks payable to the "American Cancer Society."  

3 - $5 "Pink the Rink" Booster - We have $5 booster cards from the American Cancer Society that will be displayed at the rink from date of purchase through the weekend of the event.  These $5 boosters can be purchased at the Dix Hills Ice Rink Manager's Office.  Please make checks payable to "American Cancer Society."

For inquiries please contact Matt Naples at Dix Hills rink at 631-462-5883, or

Thank you for your Support!

Dix Hills Ice Rink

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