News & Announcements

Entries for December 2015


Important Dates:

Tier 1 tryouts for Mites, Squirts and Peewees will start 3/7.

Tier 1 tryouts for Bantams and Midgets will start 4/4.


The Long Island Royals are always looking to add to its already great staff for the 2016-2017 season. If interested in coaching please send Hockey Director, Steve Rizer an email at stating your name, USA Hockey coaching level, desired age level, and a brief coaching resume. 




KINGS PARK, N.Y. – The Long Island Royals are proud to announce that former forward Robert Mastrosimone ’01 has committed to play and attend school at Boston University beginning in the fall of 2019.


Mastrosimone, or what he more commonly referred to as ‘Ducky” was a part of the ’00 Royals PW Major team that won the NYSAHA title and the AYHL Title in 2012-2013.

Roberts playing career is full of accomplishments and accolades. Usually playing up a birth year playing against older kids.  A lifelong Royal, Robert played 8 seasons with the LI Royals from Mite Minor to Bantam Major.

“My time with the Royals really helped me gain exposure to both USHL and D-1 college teams.  We played about 90 games and 12 tournaments/showcases in my Bantam Major year,” said Mastrosimone.  This season, Mastrosimone plays for Shattuck Saint Mary’s a hockey prep school located in Minnesota.


Mastrosimone played under long time Royals Head Coach, Jack Greig who has pushed many players to the next level which includes Sonny Milano the 1st round draft pick of Columbus in the 2014 Draft.


Long Island Royals would like to congratulate Robert and his family on taking the next step in his hockey career.


Boston University is located in Boston, MA and is a member of the Hockey East conference (NCAA-D1).



Haverhill, MA -  The Long Island Royals would like to congratulate the 2006 Squirt Minor team for taking home the 1st place  crown in Haverhill, Mass this past Thanksgiving weekend. They faced off against some strong teams going 3-1 in the Round Robin. They had a competitive semi-final game vs a Canadian team, Ottawa Valley.   After winning that contest they faced-off against the Seacoast Spartans, which had previously beat them 5-4 in the Round Robin. The team came out solid and put the game away early as they looked for revenge. The Royals won the Final game   6-2 to take home the hardware.  Congratulations to the Squirt Minor '06 team.




Two former Long Island Royals named to World Junior Roster for Team USA, Sonny Milano and Brandon Fortunato.

The boys will report to Boston University for training camp December 14-18, followed by an additional training camp in Vierumaki, Finland from December 19-24. According to USA Hockey’s press release, the final 23-man roster is expected to be named on December 24 and the team will compete in the International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship, December 26-January 5 in Helsinki, Finland.

Milano, spent five seasons with the Long Island Royals, amassing 91 points (48G 33A) in 47 regular games. Milano would shine at 14U, scoring 64 points (39G 25A) in 28 regular season games, which led the Massapequa, New York native to relocate to the Cleveland Barons organization, which plays in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League.

Milano continued to have offensive success in the T1EHL, registering 87 points (44G 43A) in 40 games, which led Milano to a spot with the US NTDP alongside Hitchcock.

Milano continued to display his offensive prowess with the US NTDP, becoming one of the more prolific scorers in program history, scoring 134 points (49G 85A) in 114 games, finishing fifth in career assists. The Columbus Blue Jackets took a liking to the high-scoring forward and made him the 16th overall selection in the 2014 NHL Draft, which at the time, was the highest selection of an AYHL alumnus in the modern era.

Milano, who played on the 2015 U.S. National Junior Team, reported to the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers, where he amassed 68 points (22G 46A) in 50 games before reporting to the Springfield Falcons (AHL) to close out his 2014-15 campaign.

This season, Milano has dressed in 22 games for the Lake Erie Monsters (AHL), with four goals and seven assists.

Fortunato began his AYHL career with the Gulls, spending six seasons with the program before closing out his AYHL career with a Midget 16U National season with the Royals organization. All told, Fortunato played in 142 AYHL regular season games, collecting 37 goals and 96 assists.

A late addition to the US NTDP, Fortunato spent two seasons in Ann Arbor, also winning gold in 2014 before joining Boston University.

With Boston, Fortunato skated in 41 games as a freshman, tallying 18 points (1G 17A) for the national runner-up. This season, the Albertson, New York native has increased his offensive production, scoring four goals with 10 assists in just 15 games.





Falmouth, MA—The LI Royals Mite Minor Black team spent the holiday weekend ‘carving up’ the opposition in the Thanksgiving Memorial Tournament in Falmouth, MA.  The team thrived in the 3 on 3 ‘race to the puck’ format and beat the host team 16-11 in the first game to set the tone.  After winning the next two games, the team was seeded 1st and faced Falmouth again in the finals.  Despite the host team being a little older and significantly bigger, Coaches Slevin and Oppedisano prepared their team well and they skated to a 13-8 finals victory!  The team finished 4-0 over the weekend and has now won two consecutive tournaments…..Congratulations!