Hockey team expresses thanks

To the editor:

The 2012-13 Plattsburgh Youth Hockey 16U Boys Midget team was formed with the simple purpose of giving local hockey players the opportunity to play some additional games around their respective high school schedules. The team was made up of players from PHS/Seton, Lake Placid, Beekmantown, Saranac/Peru and Saranac Lake high schools who came together and developed a respectful and determined team spirit which resulted in a second-place finish in the New York state Tier II Championships, earning them a trip to the USA Hockey 16U Tier II National Championships in Troy, Mich., where they represented the North Country very well.

The team could not have achieved their successes without the support of many local individuals, organizations and businesses whose generous contributions made the season and the trip to the National Championship possible. The players, coaches, and parents would like to extend a sincere “Thank you” to the following: the PYH Board of Directors, Lake Placid Youth Hockey, Fountain Brothers American Legion Post 1619, Post 1619 Sons of the Legion, Post 1619 Auxiliary Unit, American Legion Riders, Plattsburgh Police Local 812, NYSCOPBA Adirondack, Cadyville Gulf DEP, Giroux’s Poultry Farm, Mold-Rite Plastics, Lake Placid Pub & Brewery, Plattsburgh Lodge of Elks No. 621, Rick Lamberton (Jreck Subs), Stephen Tahy (Tahy Real Estate), Rick Young (Young Lyon Floor Covering), Ameri-Can North Sports Center, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, Reg and Barbara Clark, the Craig Ormsby family, Billy Joe and Pearl Leopard, Jenn Lord, Irene and Mike Rock, Billy Jette, Carl McClusker, Tom Carlsen, Norma Goff, and George Caswell and Patty Plumadore.

Again, a sincere thanks to all our supporters and fans. We could not have done it without you!

The PYH 16U coaches:

Keith Clark

Matt Stetz

Dave Champagne

Steve Gagnier