It’s that time of year again… the annual Erik F. Hoag Alumni Hockey Game at the Winter Garden Ice Arena.
In keeping with tradition, the game will be held on Friday, November 24, at 2:30 p.m., and all former Ridgefield High School players are invited to test their skills against the school’s current Varsity Ice Hockey team! For more information and to RSVP, please click here.
The RHS Varsity Team plays the returning Alumni in a non-checking, fun game that is also a fundraiser for the Erik Hoag Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to a current senior at the RHS Senior Awards Night in June. The annual Alumni Game has been a way to gather all the alumni, as well as raise money for the scholarship fund. Funds are raised by charging admittance to the game, charging the alumni a fee to play in the game, and by selling raffle tickets during the game. Many of the alumni and attendees also make donations to the scholarship fund. Joe Signorelli, a freshman at Dartmouth College, was awarded the Erik Hoag Scholarship for 2017.
Friends, fans, and Ridgefielders are invited to this fun morning of friendship, games, and rivalry… you can even get a first glance at the current RHS Varsity team!
The game is named in honor of Erik F. Hoag, who played hockey in the Ridgefield youth and high school systems. Erik constantly provided a sense of teamwork, competitive spirit and fun on the ice; and made the game special for all his teammates.
In 1996 the Erik F. Hoag Memorial Scholarship was established at Ridgefield High School, by the Hoag Family and the RHS Boys Hockey Booster Club. The scholarship is awarded yearly to the senior who best exemplifies a winning attitude, an abounding love of the game of ice hockey and promoting camaraderie among team players.
PHOTO: Members of the RHS Class of 2015 skate at the 2016 Alumni Game.