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Bernardo Brothers Heat Up Ice
by posted 03/19/2019

The Bernardo Brothers – Anthony and Nick – have been involved in sports since they were able to walk. Both have participated in the sports programs of the Hauppauge School District and they also have played hockey with local teams for more than 10 years. Most of their ice time has been with the PAL Junior Islanders.

The boys' commitment to hockey recently came to the attention of James C. Metzger. He referenced their athletic development in his March 15 sports blog…SEE FULL STORY

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Former PAL Player Signs With Maple Leafs
by posted 03/14/2019


Former PAL player Joe Duszak was signed on March 13 by the Toronto Maple Leafs to a two-year future entry-level contract. Duszak was a four-year Mercyhurst University defenseman who finished his career on Saturday, March 9, in a playoff loss to Army. He finished with 99 career points in 101 career NCAA games, and he was a Hobey Baker Award nominee this year. 

His 47 points were third among all NCAA defensemen for 2018-19 at the time of his Wednesday signing. According to a Maple Leafs press release, "Duszak is expected to join the Toronto Marlies later this week on an AHL try-out basis." 

Prior to his career at Mercyhurst, Duszak was a longtime member of the P.A.L. Jr. Islanders (and their predecessors). A native of Franklin Square, N.Y., he first joined the P.A.L. organization in 2012-13. He remained with the organization through 18U and junior hockey until 2015-16. That year, Duszak was named the USPHL Most Valuable Player and Defenseman Of The Year....SEE FULL STORY

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USPHL forms EHF Division
by posted 03/08/2019

United States Premier Hockey League Announces Formation of

EHF South Division

The United States Premier Hockey League (“USPHL”) is pleased to announce the integration of the USPHL High Performance Youth Division into the Eastern Hockey Federation (“EHF”) starting in the fall of 2019.  The EHF will maintain its name and current 11 team Elite structure along with its multi-level, multi member Tier 1 divisions under the USPHL umbrella.   The EHF South will play a league schedule with the EHF South organizations which will be supplemented by games with EHF North Teams to create a strong regular season schedule...SEE FULL DETAILS

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Game to Benefit Colin's Joy Project
by posted 03/05/2019

The Rinx is putting together a team to play against the NYPD Hockey Team!

This game will serve as a tune up game for the NYPD team before they play
the FDNY March 30th at Madison Square Garden.

March 24th • 3pm

This event is particularly special to us here at The Rinx because all proceeds will be donated to Colin's Joy Project. Colin’s Joy Project was created by the McGrath family to give back to their community the same joy with which Colin lived each day. Colin McGrath, the Great Grandson of the Owner and Grandson of Tom Palamara, The President of The Rinx, was tragically taken from us on Wednesday, July 25th after a wonderful day in the park. His life was full of love, laughter, curiosity, and learning. The mission of Colin’s Joy Project is to enhance play space, as well as getting involved in children and family programming, particularly for families in need.

An exciting game-for an exceptional cause. Bring your family down to The Rinx March 24th at 3:00 pm to catch all of the action...SEE FULL DETAILS


Get more information about or donate to Colin's Joy Project

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LIAHL Playoff Champs
by posted 03/04/2019

Congratulations to the PAL 10U AA team and the PAL 12U A team. These teams each won their LIAHL Playoffs the weekend of 3/2 - 3/3 that were held in Dix Hills.

The 10U AA team defeated the Arrows, 6-2; while the 12U A team got past the Edge, 10-3. Congratulations to the players and coaches on both of these teams on a great finish to their seasons.

10U AA Photo

12U A Photo

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2019-2020 Tryouts
by posted 02/26/2019

Tryouts for our 2019-2020 season Youth level (8U/Mite thru 14U/Bantam at Tier I, II & III) teams have now been scheduled. Check out the link below for the times and dates for the various levels. Please note, that if you are trying out for a PAL team from another LIHL organization, that a signed, original release must be presented at the tryout.


Information regarding the Midget & Junior programs is available on their website at www.paljrislanders.com

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Tune Up Clinics
by posted 02/26/2019

Tryouts are just around the corner. The Rinx is offering Tune Up Clinics to keep you sharp and ready for your tryout. Space is limited, so act quickly so you don't get shutout. See the links below for info on the clinics offered by level:




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15, 16 & 18U Jr Isles Tryout Info
by posted 02/23/2019

Information regarding tryouts for the PAL Jr Islanders Tier I 15, 16 and 18U teams for the 2019-2020 season is available by following the below link: 

15, 16 & 18U Tryout Info

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PAL 12U Headed to States
by Master Admin posted 02/07/2019

The PAL 12U AA team defeated the Nassau Lions in the NYSAHA Play-In games. PAL went undefeated in the 2 game series winning the first game, 7-4 at The Rinx; the second game, at Cantiague Park, was a defensive battle and tightly contested, resulting in a 1 -1 tie and ultimately sending PAL to the State Tournament. The defense and offense played well all weekend. The Blue Knights set a team goal from "Day 1" to go to the State Tournament, and they achieved it this past weekend. Congratulations and best of luck to the team and coaches in Buffalo.

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