Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring Team off to a great start!

Great start so far with 3 practices completed in the 2014 Bantam & Midget Scoring Concepts Spring Team program.

On March 22 10:50-11:50am (MIDGET TEAM ONLY) On- Ice practice with Laconia/ Fighting Spirit Junior Hockey Staff @Laconia Ice Arena went extremely well as kids raised their game to compete with the NSHL 2014 Regular Season champion Fighting Spirit and were drilled by Lisa Simmons, a reknown powerskating coach in the OHA program.
The March 26 630pm On/Off- Ice Practice at Plymouth State Rink focused on a high level of compete, utilizing a tremendous amount of 1 on 1 drills and skill work in an uptempo setting.  Plyometrics and Strength Training by former Peterborough Pete and NY Ranger property Justin Soryal followed.
The March 29 715-815am On- Ice Powerskating practice session at Laconia Ice Arena-  Followed by Team Hike up Lockes Hill (9am) Gilford, NH went great as well.  Terrific attendance for the early morning skate (which featured almost a full 60 minutes of quick starts, edge work and body control).  Followed by an almost 2 mile hike up Lockes Hill... done in a very respectable 31minutes!
Looking ahead to the following...
April 2 630pm On/Off- Ice Practice session at Plymouth State Rink
April 9 630pm On/Off- Ice Practice session at Plymouth State Rink
April 16 630-730pm On- Ice Practice session at Plymouth State Rink/ Followed by Pizza Party
April 17-19 Coca- Cola Showcase Tournament in Marlborough, MA
Great Job so far team!!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Congrats to the NH Monarchs Pee Wee Select Team

A special thanks to a great group of kids and parents...
The 2013-2014 Pee Wee Select hockey team finished the regular season with a combined 32-12-4 record.  In advancing to the Seacoast Hockey League Pee Wee Division Finals on Sunday, March 16th, the Pee Wee's would have to face NH East, a team that required a double overtime game winning goal to secure the victory and advance 2 days earlier.

Backstopped by Nathaniel Pushee and with the goals by Devin Perry and Sam Patti, the Monarchs pulled off an impressive 2-1 victory to claim the division title.  Members of the team included- Mike Evans, Julia Pinkham, Adam Senko, Zac Sheehan, Ben Wheeler, Kai Schimp, Aidan Roy, Eli Cohen, Gage Dumas, Elijah Chapman, Jaken Pellerin, Jared LaRiviere, and the forementioned Devin Perry, Sam Patti, and Nathaniel Pushee.  The team was managed by Janice Sanborn.

Great Job Monarchs and thank you for having me as your coach!  I had a great time doing it, and am immensely proud of how far you have come!