Sports highlights


An offer you can’t pass up

MV Youth Hockey has announced that the Instructional program at the Arena will be free of charge for the winter season, from early January through mid-March.

Children from four to nine years old are welcome. The 14 sessions are typically held Saturdays at 8:30 am and Wednesdays at 4 pm. They begin Saturday, January 7. The free sessions were originally advertised at $200.

Register in the Arena’s warm room Saturday, January 7 at 8:30 am.

To register, parents must also register their children with USA Hockey online at All children with a birth year 2005 and younger are free to register with USA Hockey. For older children the fee is $30.

Registration with MV Youth Hockey is also required. Forms may be downloaded at and picked up at the Arena to be brought to the first attended practice.

Thanks to community fundraising events and private donations, the program is funded for the winter of 2012 by Grow MVYH, a new initiative of MVYH whose mission is to enable more young Islanders to experience the exciting sport of ice hockey.

Ice hockey equipment is required for safe play. Recommended local options for equipment include new equipment for sale at the MV Arena pro shop and used equipment available for loan from MV Youth Hockey.

For more information contact Andrew Grant, MVYH House Coordinator,

Squirts overtake SWS, Peewees fall short

The M.V. Squirts 2 team defeated SWS with a come-from-behind effort, Saturday, 9-5. Hoffie Hearn scored twice. Both Aidan Marek and Hunter Ponte had hat tricks!

Assists were by Hunter Meader, Lauren Boyd, Jackson Pachico, and Hailey Meader. Goalie Joe Kershaw was “on fire.”

Also Saturday, the M.V. Peewees took on Hetland and lost, 5-3.

After a slow start, the Islanders battled back in the third period, scoring three times. Jack Murray led off assisted by Jacob Gundersen. Jack Garret followed with an unassisted goal. Gundersen scored the third goal with help from Colin Buckley.

Fit to be tied

Cooper Gilkes’s fly-tying classes began Monday, Jan. 2, at the Martha’s Vineyard Rod & Gun Club off Third Street in Edgartown and will continue until the arrival of spring, and fish. The informal get-togethers provide a venue for beginners and experienced fishermen to swap fly-tying techniques and fish stories. The registration fee is $10. For more information, call Coop at 508-627-3909.