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New Lovell arena opens tomorrow

Pretty cool

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Anon
Pretty cool
🤣🤣

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Anon
Pretty cool
Place is gonna be baller.

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Elite Organization........... Elite Skills........... I am imagining an Elite Arena

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Maybe they can get the divisions out for next season.
Instead of playing games with it behind closed doors.

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Can someone explain Lovell to me? It's a hockey academy? It's skills? It's five different organizations/teams and my friends daughter plays on a girls team there as well. What league? What are they called etc. I know zero about it.

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They are called, ELITE.

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Heard they won't even let you in the door unless your ELITE

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I wouldn’t. You can’t taint the elite hockey po****tion.

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Divisions are all set if your org hasn’t told you yet it’s bc your in a division you don’t want to be in.

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Please tell us the divisions then

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Is this an E9/EHF thing ?

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Anon
Divisions are all set if your org hasn’t told you yet it’s bc your in a division you don’t want to be in.
Lovell knob polisher
Maybe you can cough up the divisions.

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Great Dboard post by Joe and Tim on a Sunday

Way to go Idaho

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Haha nope

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Anon
Pretty cool
Facilities are amazing

Tim and Joe are directly involved along with their top few guys that have been there forever.

Some of the top players from all over the country are there already.

But, the impressive part is going to be the academics. They will blow every other academy out of the water within a year or so !

This is big

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I am with you on the hockey but the academics? come on man

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Lovell Academy is quite an ambitious endeavor. Educating & boarding 132 students will not be a simple task.

Is it a legal approved school under Mass. Law? What are its academic offerings? Any AP courses, etc.? Is it an accredited school, as most, if not all, private/prep schools are accredited and are known by most college admission offices. Since about 99% of these students will never receive a D-I playing opportunity, the vast majority of these students should verify a Lovell Academy diploma will be looked upon favorably, or even accepted, by the colleges they maybe interested in.

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I know the school curriculum is being done through Inly and I believe the teachers will be from prep schools in the area. It's no slouch so to be speak.

I mean not everyone in the area is going to be getting into the ISL schools...so i could see this being an alternative. However if someone is really good at hockey i think they get into an ISL school regardless of their IQ...but these days I dont know...it's competitive. They already have a group of students in.

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anon
I know the school curriculum is being done through Inly and I believe the teachers will be from prep schools in the area. It\'s no slouch so to be speak.

I mean not everyone in the area is going to be getting into the ISL schools...so i could see this being an alternative. However if someone is really good at hockey i think they get into an ISL school regardless of their IQ...but these days I dont know...it\'s competitive. They already have a group of students in.

So online school.

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Anon
anon
I know the school curriculum is being done through Inly and I believe the teachers will be from prep schools in the area. It\'s no slouch so to be speak.

I mean not everyone in the area is going to be getting into the ISL schools...so i could see this being an alternative. However if someone is really good at hockey i think they get into an ISL school regardless of their IQ...but these days I dont know...it\'s competitive. They already have a group of students in.

So online school.
Umm no.

Legit school with legit classrooms. Accredited and real teachers.

The academic portion is the main investor who wanted a decent hockey program to go along with a superior academic hockey academy model.

Trust me. This has never been done before.

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Anon
Anon
anon
I know the school curriculum is being done through Inly and I believe the teachers will be from prep schools in the area. It\\\'s no slouch so to be speak.

I mean not everyone in the area is going to be getting into the ISL schools...so i could see this being an alternative. However if someone is really good at hockey i think they get into an ISL school regardless of their IQ...but these days I dont know...it\\\'s competitive. They already have a group of students in.

So online school.
Umm no.

Legit school with legit classrooms. Accredited and real teachers.

The academic portion is the main investor who wanted a decent hockey program to go along with a superior academic hockey academy model.

Trust me. This has never been done before.
Since it has "investors" it's obviously a "For Profit" school. Which org. has accredited this school that hasn't even opened yet? Has it even received approval to open under Mass. Law?

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Anon
Anon
Anon
anon
I know the school curriculum is being done through Inly and I believe the teachers will be from prep schools in the area. It\\\\\\'s no slouch so to be speak.

I mean not everyone in the area is going to be getting into the ISL schools...so i could see this being an alternative. However if someone is really good at hockey i think they get into an ISL school regardless of their IQ...but these days I dont know...it\\\\\\'s competitive. They already have a group of students in.

So online school.
Umm no.

Legit school with legit classrooms. Accredited and real teachers.

The academic portion is the main investor who wanted a decent hockey program to go along with a superior academic hockey academy model.

Trust me. This has never been done before.
Since it has "investors" it's obviously a "For Profit" school. Which org. has accredited this school that hasn't even opened yet? Has it even received approval to open under Mass. Law?
The people at Uppababy don’t need to make money off a school.

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Anon
Anon
Pretty cool
Facilities are amazing

Tim and Joe are directly involved along with their top few guys that have been there forever.

Some of the top players from all over the country are there already.

But, the impressive part is going to be the academics. They will blow every other academy out of the water within a year or so !

This is big
The Academy is t*ts. Unbelievable.

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It looks great. The 3 rinks are done but there’s still a pool, gaming room, restaurant and more to come.

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My wife works at the DESE and trust me this school is same as any other hockey academy "school". Bringing in ISL teachers or Inly teachers is a nice touch in the pitch and it'll fool the dummies. But I'm going to guess any teachers that come in are involved with hockey at their respective schools- not brilliant ISL academic minds. You help me out with a kid getting in at your school and I'll pay you a hefty per diem for coming to my school as a featured speaker. On paper and to the state it's the same as BHA or Generals Academy. Read the fine print- hockey academies are accredited THROUGH another school, they aren't accredited themselves. AHA is through CATS, BHA is through Cambridge Matignon School, Generals is through Attleboro public. No as familiar with RI dept of Ed but assuming Mount Academy is through the actual MSC school. North Shore Hockey Academy (whatever that is) doesn't even fake it- no mention of being accredited. They just say their going with Edgenuity which is the most generic online school service there is.

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sour grapes?

Easy with saying ISL teachers have brilliant minds. If they really had brilliant minds they wouldn't be teachers, they'd be making more money somewhere else.

No one knows for sure what will happen this program but it seems to be moving in the right direction.

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"Brilliant minds at an ISL school" might be my favorite DBoard quote of all time. My kid goes to an ISL school and I know teachers at Governors, Exeter, and Andover. Smart yes, but hardly brilliant. If they were truly brilliant, they would be a professor, not teaching for peanuts and living in mediocre housing with high school kids (and yes, I know retired professors work stints at preps, that's the exception not the rule)

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Agree. I say this as someone who went to an ISL school. Theyre educated but clearly the person who referred to them as brilliant is doing so in an attempt to dumb down Lovell academy because he’s bitter about something. It’s hard to retain teachers anywhere these days because it’s a thankless job that doesn’t pay well. Public school teachers often make more than ISL teachers as well.

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Back to the issue at hand. Is the Lovell Academy a separate independent accredited school authorized under Mass. Law or is it just piggybacking on the credentials of an already established “legal” or online School as pointed out by 9:50?

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It is not accredited with anyone except Lovell LLC. The accreditation process at a normal school takes months and has visiting teams of educators come for site visits. What exactly would a site visit to Lovell Academy look like now? This is where the game room will be fam! I love the quote on the LHA Academics page- it's from the hockey director. Maybe they should have got a quote from an educator? Just make one up from Dr Rosenrosen. And the photo at the top of the Academics page is a stock google photo. Click this and scroll down until you see it.

https://stock.adobe.com/search?k=teacher%20and%20student%20at%20blackboard

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a previous article stated:

Lovell Academy is hiring its own faculty and developing its own curriculum, based on the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Program

They state on the site that it was/is very important to compete with the prep schools and the ISL schools in the area where we were going to have to offer a strong academic structure

I mean this is MA and the people who started this program are fools. They know education in MA is very competitive and ranked highly in the US. I would imagine they are going through some type of program to become accredited. I couldnt find any official info on the site.

There are people out there who get homeschooled by mom and end up going to college...I know someone who did that and ended up at Vanderbilt. Mom is not an accredited program.

Again lots of people trying to talk sh*t about this endeavor before it's even began. If your kid can go somewhere better and do better why do you care what this place is doing?

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Enough with the haters. This will be a top rated school in New England for Applied Zamboni Mechanics and Locker Room Bacterial Sciences.

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anon
a previous article stated:

Lovell Academy is hiring its own faculty and developing its own curriculum, based on the highly regarded International Baccalaureate Program

They state on the site that it was/is very important to compete with the prep schools and the ISL schools in the area where we were going to have to offer a strong academic structure

I mean this is MA and the people who started this program are fools. They know education in MA is very competitive and ranked highly in the US. I would imagine they are going through some type of program to become accredited. I couldnt find any official info on the site.

There are people out there who get homeschooled by mom and end up going to college...I know someone who did that and ended up at Vanderbilt. Mom is not an accredited program.

Again lots of people trying to talk sh*t about this endeavor before it's even began. If your kid can go somewhere better and do better why do you care what this place is doing?
Agree, haters gonna hate. So many jealous people.

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it's not a bad business plan. I was in the rink last night for a scrimmage and it was pretty crowded considering it was the first night it was opened.

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Did they allow spectators? Heard players only due to ongoing construction.

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there were parents there...i dont know that spectators would be interested in watching other people's kids skate but maybe i'm wrong.

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Still have not heard if Lovell Academy is its own totally separate independent school authorized under Mass. Law or if it is just piggybacking on the credentials of an already established “legal” or online School as pointed out by 9:50. Will Lovell Academy issue diplomas under its own name or will students receive diplomas from another entity.

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Call and ask or send an email.

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No contact info on website. I would think at least one of its investors is monitoring this conversation.

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PT Barnum would be proud that even youth hockey has realized his propensity to make a buck by putting on a show, what say you PT? “there’s a sucker born every minute”

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Anon
No contact info on website. I would think at least one of its investors is monitoring this conversation.
This is great.

You think someone (who by the way is an academic who is handling only the school portion) invested 30 million bucks and is monitoring the D Board ??

Wow.

Hockey people are completely delusional

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Anon
No contact info on website. I would think at least one of its investors is monitoring this conversation.
wow did you even look? I found several contacts.

Joe@LovellHockey.com

(781) 836-5244
Lovells Hockey School, Phone

there's an inquire button here : https://lovellacademy.org/

Also finable on instagram where you can send an email...or i guess it's just easier to come here and rant.

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Anon
Still have not heard if Lovell Academy is its own totally separate independent school authorized under Mass. Law or if it is just piggybacking on the credentials of an already established “legal” or online School as pointed out by 9:50. Will Lovell Academy issue diplomas under its own name or will students receive diplomas from another entity.
9:50 poster here- hockey academies will never get accredited as a stand alone entity so I would stop even asking that part of the question. Look at the list of MA accredited high schools and there are no hockey academies and there never will be. Schools that go through a legit accreditation process will be fing ****ed if they let in sports academies. We're not Florida- cue the Desantis bootlickers but it's true. Their only option is to partner with or through an accredited school or district. That basically means they have a guidance counselor flip through the kids grades final grades twice a year to make sure there are no Fs- for an hourly rate of $100. No public or private school has enough staff to take on 50, 60, 70 more kids whatever the number is- Doesn't happen. They can't just leave their own students except on school breaks. Bringing in retired teachers could work but that would cost the Lovells more money so yea that's not happening. Retired teachers DO NOT work for free. I bet it'll be a mainly online model with some in person teachers during public school or ISL school breaks. Maybe they rope in some retired teachers so it's not plainly obvious that real teachers only show up the 3rd week in February/April and 2 weeks in March- but I doubt it. They'll be able to claim in person learning which will be true but will be the absolute bare minimum.
For the record I don't care what other parents do with their kids- just laying out facts. If you're ok with junior having a better chance at ending up at SUNY Brockport than BC hockey academies may be a good match. I wouldn't touch them with a 10 foot pole. Bring on the haterade but I know what I'm talking about on the academics side.

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It's in person not online.

Don't you think that people who are sending their kids to a hockey academy care more about the hockey portion than the education portion most likely?

As has been said many people are homeschooled and go on to excellent colleges or come from sub par public schools. If someone is smart they will do well wherever they go. That's not to say this program isn't offering a great education.

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anon
It's in person not online.

Don't you think that people who are sending their kids to a hockey academy care more about the hockey portion than the education portion most likely?

As has been said many people are homeschooled and go on to excellent colleges or come from sub par public schools. If someone is smart they will do well wherever they go. That's not to say this program isn't offering a great education.
I think of in person as a licensed teacher teaching every minute of the class and available for extra work, etc. There is no way that is happening. There is no profile of teacher that would do this. It will be a special ed aide that didn't get re-hired in Weymouth due to budget cuts sitting in the corner of the room with a phone number for Edgenuity tech support. That will be their in person and will be technically right.

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Anon
anon
It\'s in person not online.

Don\'t you think that people who are sending their kids to a hockey academy care more about the hockey portion than the education portion most likely?

As has been said many people are homeschooled and go on to excellent colleges or come from sub par public schools. If someone is smart they will do well wherever they go. That\'s not to say this program isn\'t offering a great education.
I think of in person as a licensed teacher teaching every minute of the class and available for extra work, etc. There is no way that is happening. There is no profile of teacher that would do this. It will be a special ed aide that didn't get re-hired in Weymouth due to budget cuts sitting in the corner of the room with a phone number for Edgenuity tech support. That will be their in person and will be technically right.
lol ok.

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Why is nobody bringing up the fact that Poulin’s side piece paid for it with all that stroller dough?

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So if it’s not accredited, will the graduates need to take the GED exam to get into colleges in certain states, or to qualify for (gasps) financial aid?

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Anon
Did they allow spectators? Heard players only due to ongoing construction.
No parents allowed in to the rink yesterday. Apparently still under construction in some parts, and players only until the building inspection is complete.

The dorms are still an open foundation, and they're a bit of a walk from the rinks. Given the available space, thought they might have situated the dorms closer to the rink.

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that's interesting because I was there Monday night with quite a few other parents and siblings of kids skating.

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Just got an email from Lovell saying no parents or spectators allowed inside.

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Must have been decided after Monday. Probably not safe

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SO the real question no one is asking is what does it cost to attend this holy grail?

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anon
SO the real question no one is asking is what does it cost to attend this holy grail?
If you have to ask then it’s not for you.

Prep school prices.

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So, I guess there’s now open ice available at that Shangri-La known as Pilgrim Rink?

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Anon
So, I guess there’s now open ice available at that Shangri-La known as Pilgrim Rink?
You guys always underestimate the Lovell’s.

No open ice. They made a new program out of Hingham that took all the advantage ice.

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Anon
anon
SO the real question no one is asking is what does it cost to attend this holy grail?
If you have to ask then it’s not for you.

Prep school prices.
50 to 70 grand for a ****ty education and some hockey development is what you are telling me? How stupid are people? No aid so it's all out of pocket. Jesus at least if your dropping a pot full of coin for a prep school you end up in a good college because at the end of the day your hockey career is going to end. Fools

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anon
Anon
anon
SO the real question no one is asking is what does it cost to attend this holy grail?
If you have to ask then it’s not for you.

Prep school prices.
50 to 70 grand for a ****ty education and some hockey development is what you are telling me? How stupid are people? No aid so it's all out of pocket. Jesus at least if your dropping a pot full of coin for a prep school you end up in a good college because at the end of the day your hockey career is going to end. Fools
Dude chill have a drink or something. You seem to be taking this personally. There are many soccer academies in Europe that parents send kids to. I assume there are hockey academies in Canada parents send kids to. I know someone who went to a ski academy in high school. Some people are into this kind of thing. My kids play hockey and I’m not sure I’d want to send them to a hockey academy but that’s just me. Why do you care so much about what someone else does with their kids ? Are you worried this program will be successful?

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Anon
anon
Anon
anon
SO the real question no one is asking is what does it cost to attend this holy grail?
If you have to ask then it’s not for you.

Prep school prices.
50 to 70 grand for a ****ty education and some hockey development is what you are telling me? How stupid are people? No aid so it\'s all out of pocket. Jesus at least if your dropping a pot full of coin for a prep school you end up in a good college because at the end of the day your hockey career is going to end. Fools
Dude chill have a drink or something. You seem to be taking this personally. There are many soccer academies in Europe that parents send kids to. I assume there are hockey academies in Canada parents send kids to. I know someone who went to a ski academy in high school. Some people are into this kind of thing. My kids play hockey and I’m not sure I’d want to send them to a hockey academy but that’s just me. Why do you care so much about what someone else does with their kids ? Are you worried this program will be successful?
Worried they will be successful? What is the measure of success? For a female to get into college and play? Is it playing D1, D3? Is it playing at Quinnipiac or Dartmouth? What is it on the boys side? Off to 2nd or 3rd rate juniors. 1st tier juniors? D1 vs D3? As the guy above said. At the end of the day your hockey career ends and you are left with your academics.

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True. A lot of professional hockey players find themselves jobless once it’s all over, especially if they’re still young. Gotta have a back up plan.

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So it’s gonna be the next NESV ???

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Anon
Anon
Pretty cool
Facilities are amazing

Tim and Joe are directly involved along with their top few guys that have been there forever.

Some of the top players from all over the country are there already.

But, the impressive part is going to be the academics. They will blow every other academy out of the water within a year or so !

This is big
You
Must be the cuck behind the owner.

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Anon
Anon
Anon
Pretty cool
Facilities are amazing

Tim and Joe are directly involved along with their top few guys that have been there forever.

Some of the top players from all over the country are there already.

But, the impressive part is going to be the academics. They will blow every other academy out of the water within a year or so !

This is big
You
Must be the cuck behind the owner.
Nah. Just ahead of the curve once again.


Remember years ago on here when everyone made fun of the baby blue new program that wasn’t EHF. And now everyone has to include the disclaimer “except BA” in their posts.

You probably don’t. But. This is pretty much the same.

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Is the rink actually open to spectators yet? I think they have a tournament there this weekend, be funny to see how they handle telling all the parents they can't enter the rink.

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Good question....we signed up for a tournament this weekend and now I see messaging that its closed to spectators for skills. Anyone know if its open?

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Supposedly will be open for the tournament. I also dont see live barn as an option currently. If its an inspection that is holding spectators up it will be interesting to see what happens if they dont get one before Friday. If COVID taught us anything its that parents dont appreciate being left out of the rink... I could see teams (parents) not letting their kids go into the building and just torpedoing the tournament..

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Seems the academy has more game rooms than classrooms….

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What's the name of the place and where is it located?

And does this mean Hingham Youth Hockey can now skate a Pilgrim once again instead of searching all over the southshore for ice? ?

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Hingham youth hockey already does skate at pilgrim. I would see them practicing there every week.