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OMHA’s 2016 "The Mite Before Christmas" Tournament Dec 10

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OMHA Rudy’s Red – 1st Annual Mite Before Christmas Division Champions – Oswego Rudy’s coached by Andrew DiBlasi, Bob Ruggio, and Eric Naumann.  Pictured from left are: Kamryn Pritchard (Wing), Amanda Connelly (Defense), Alaina DiBlasi (Center Offense), Mischa Palmitesso (Wing), Gavin Ruggio (Defense), Mason Naumann (Center Offense), Tanner Palmitesso (Goalie), Codie Mashaw (Wing), Tanner Defren (Wing), and Owen Seubert (Wing). OMHA Rudy’s Red – 1st Annual Mite Before Christmas Division Champions – Oswego Rudy’s coached by Andrew DiBlasi, Bob Ruggio, and Eric Naumann. Pictured from left are: Kamryn Pritchard (Wing), Amanda Connelly (Defense), Alaina DiBlasi (Center Offense), Mischa Palmitesso (Wing), Gavin Ruggio (Defense), Mason Naumann (Center Offense), Tanner Palmitesso (Goalie), Codie Mashaw (Wing), Tanner Defren (Wing), and Owen Seubert (Wing). Submitted photo
>Oswego Minor Hockey Association’s 31st Annual Oswego Mite Invitational - "The Mite Before Christmas Tournament" kicks off on Saturday (Dec 10th). The Christmas themed event hosts more than 275 6-8 year-old hockey players including a special visit from Santa!

Presented by Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 73, this Mite tournament will include teams from Auburn, Binghamton, Cortland, Lysander, Oswego, Skaneateles, Utica, Valley (Syracuse), and Whitestown. The Mite Red (A) and White (B) divisions will play 4 on 4 half-ice and Mite Blue (C) division will be 3 on 3 cross-ice (no dressed goalies). There is a 4 game guarantee for all teams. Tournament will be played at both Fort Ontario - Anthony J Crisafulli rink and SUNY Oswego Campus Center. Both rinks will be utilizing the USA Hockey ADM approved cross-ice board system donated by Oswego's own Erik Cole.

Brackets, rink locations, times and locker rooms are on Oswego Minor Hockey’s new web site under tournament tab www.OswegoHockey.com . There will be vendors, raffle baskets, food, and beverage choices available at the Fort Ontario - Anthony J Crisafulli rink.

In the spirit of the season OMHA has partnered with Food Bank of Central New York to donate a portion of proceeds to families in need. Please consider adding a few non-perishables to your hockey bag for families in need through the Human Concerns Center. Gently used coats and other winter gear will be accepted for donation to the Rescue Mission.

Many thanks to Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 73 for their generous sponsorship of this very fun tourney!

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