Friday, September 27, 2019


The smile on Edgar's face says it all: shooting 5,000 pucks this summer was worth it once he saw his new Under Armour duffle!  First-time finishers of the 5k Challenge received UA backpacks, but Edgar (and several others) are REPEAT FINISHERS so they got to choose between a backpack or a duffle bag.  

So, if you finished this year, you can look forward to that same choice next year!  Make sure you join the fun next summer and you, too, can get a backpack that shows off your accomplishment.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Pink in the Rink: it's time!

It's time to put Pink in the Rink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month!  We've compiled a bunch of pink items so that you can show your support.  OR, you can order a box for your entire team!

Email me to order an entire box or shop online here for individual pink items.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Wrap Up...and next year!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year's 5000 Shot Challenge and certainly to everyone who finished!  We had 133 players sign up to participate and 36 finishers.

By the numbers:
  • 217,200 total shots
  • 3 girls finished: Riley L., Caitlin B., and Ava F.
  • 5 Mites finished: Colton W., David H., Grady C., Owen M. and Myles M.
  • 4 sets of brothers finished: Owen and Tyler M., Zach and Dylan A., Tyler and Ryan G., and the three Kelly brothers who have finished the Challenge for all of the last 6 years
  • 1 father/son duo: Dave and Sam R.
  • Liam C. had the most shots at 11,421 with Sam R. (10,500) and John D. (10,051) close behind him
  • The North Shore Shamrocks 07 team had 3 finishers: Timmy S., Niko T., and Austin M. A 4th teammate came close to finishing so watch out for that team this season!
Our ten Snipers of the Week were all asked why the love hockey.  A common theme was because hockey is fun and teammates are awesome! Our ten snipers were Davids H., Grady C., Rhyas D., Colton W., Liam C., Connor D., Mikey Y., Owen M., John D., and Caitlin B.

All finishers should have received emails about prizes.  Please email me if you think you are a finisher and are not listed below as a finisher. Repeat 5K Challenge finishers should have received an email offering a prize other than the UA backpack.  Let me know if you are a repeat finisher and didn't get that options.

Mark your calendar for next year's 5K Challenge!  Kick off is Saturday, May 30, 2020.

2019 5000 Shot Challenge FINISHERS:

Tyler M.
Owen M.
Daniel H.
Conor K.
Brendan K.
Brian K.
Preston J.
Sam R.
David R.
Dylan A.
Zachary A.
Ava F.
Caitlin B.
Riley L.
John D.
Grady C.
David H.
Ethan K.
Austin M.
Myles M.
Chase P.
Tyler P.
Cole R.
Andrew S.
Niko T.
Colton W.
Timmy S.
Riley M.
Mikey Y.
Tyler R.
Edgar M.
Connor D.
Tyler G.
Ryan G.
William T.
Liam C.

Congrats to everyone!!!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Sniper of the Week #10: Caitlin B.

Congratulations to Sniper of the Week #10: Caitlin B.! This is Caitlin's first year participating in the 5000 Shot Challenge but, boy oh boy, did she ever dedicate herself to it:she shot 7,000 pucks this summer! Caitlin is one of only three girls to finish the Challenge...way to go!

Favorite team: Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite pro: Sidney Crosby
Favorite pump-up song: Faded by Alan Walker
Favorite pre-game meal: Pasta and fruit

Caitlin, who is 12, has only been playing hockey for two years. She loves hockey because of the competitiveness and friendships she makes.  Plus, she likes hanging out with girls who love hockey!

Congrats, Caitlin...we're proud of you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Be Like Mike(y)!

Mikey Y. finished the 5000 Shot Challenge in style on Monday, August 12th and it was all captured on video thanks to mom, Lori. This is Mikey's third year finishing the Challenge! Did you shoot in style? Send us your videos/pix of you participating so we can feature you on the blog, too. 

We are now in our "extra two weeks" period of the 5000 Shot Challenge.  Keep shooting and make sure your sheets are turned in no later than August 26th for them to count. 


  • Of the 133 people signed up to participate, only 53 have turned in sheets
  • Total shots taken: 180,837
  • Finishers (as of 8/13): 20
  • Of the 20 finishers, 19 are boys
  • Of the 20 finishers, 4 are mites...that's 20%!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Most shots taken (as of 8/13): 10,051 by John D. yet Liam C. is closing in fast with 8,951
  • This is the sixth year of the 5000 Shot Challenge for the Kelly brothers and Ethan K. have participated in the 5000 Shot Challenge since 2014.  That means they've shot at least 30,000 pucks EACH since then!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Progress Chart: thru August 5th

Congratulations, Shooters!  We are winding down the weeks, but as you see above, many of you have continued shooting and are so close to finishing! We are proud of all of you!

Take a look above and see how close you are.  Use this chart to gain the inspiration to're so close!

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Sniper of the Week #9: John D.

Congratulations to Sniper of the Week #9: John D.!  This is the right shot forward's fourth year participating in the 5000 Shot Challenge...and the FOURTH TIME HE HAS COMPLETED IT!  We applaud your dedication, John!

Favorite team: Boston Bruins
Favorite pro: Nathan Horton
Favorite pump-up song: Thunderstruck by AC/DC
Favorite pre-game meal: Something chocolate (brownies, donuts, etc)

John has been playing hockey for six years and when asked why he loves hockey, he responded: "what's not to love?"  We couldn't agree with you more about hockey AND something chocolate.  Chocolate does make everything better!

Congrats, John...we're proud of you!

Make sure you submit your tracking sheets for your chance to be chosen as a Sniper of the Week. Snipers win a $15 gift card to TSR, plus a free roll of tape.  Email completed tracking sheets to: