As we know rink rumors are flying this time of year. Heard from multiple people that the Friars org will now fold into the Caps permanently. Seems to make sense,friars have zero info on tryouts and website has not been updated in months. Also will give MS another rink and now he controls where the Friars kids go (Caps T1 teams are weak and Friars are decent). What say you DBoarders???
February 11, 2018
Dear Membership of the Providence Capitals, Providence Friars and Woonsocket North Stars:
We are excited to announce that our three premier organizations have joined to create the Providence Hockey Club for the 2018-19 Season. We believe the merger will provide the best development model in New England and a better experience to all of our members. We are now fully aligned, with one goal, which is to provide a great development experience.
This alliance will offer a premier development model to all Rhode Island and southern New England hockey players. Players will be participating from LTS through Midgets, state league through Elite EHF levels allowing every player to play and develop at their own pace. With five prime rink locations at Cranston Veterans, Providence College, RI Sports Center (N. Smithfield), Lynch Arena (Pawtucket) and Mt St. Charles (Woonsocket) this will make for easy and convenient access for our families. The RISC and Lynch rinks are owner operated. Teams will participate in the Eastern Hockey Federation (EHF), Eastern Minor Hockey League (EMHL) and the Southern New England Hockey Conference (SNEHC) - Midget teams will play in the newly merged EHF/Selects League.
We understand as hockey families, we take a lot of pride in the organizations we represent and change is never easy. We understand the three organizations have long histories and traditions of developing great hockey players and connecting people, establishing incredible relationships. We are not taking the responsibility of continuing these traditions lightly. It is our focus to maintain the integrity of the existing teams and there will be minimal changes with our team offering and coaches for next year. The Coaches will continue to evaluate their teams and prepare for the tryout process in March.
This evening we have hosted the coaching staff from the three organizations and equipped them with the information they need to address all of your questions and concerns. We have provided an FAQ on each website that may answer a lot of questions that you may have. We will continue to operate the three programs in a similar fashion continuing to be overseen by the existing Program Directors but now united as the Providence Hockey Club.